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Links from the Aug. 21 Times: The walk from ground zero to the mosque site; Largo accident video, Jeff Greene voicemail



FROM GROUND ZERO TO MOSQUE SITE: Matt Sledge, an associate blog editor at the Huffington Post, videotaped his walk from the World Trade Center site to the building where the proposed community center and mosque would be built. Here's what he says about it: If you look up the walking directions you'll notice that it takes a couple of minutes to walk the distance (approximately a tenth of a mile) between the two spots. 

LARGO ACCIDENT VIDEO: Four vehicles were involved in a crash that set a car on fire and shut down East Bay Drive for an hour on Friday.

JEFF GREENE VOICEMAIL: From our story by Kris Hundley: "In his campaign to be Florida's next senator, (Jeff) Greene stresses his business expertise and ability to create jobs. But in this Tennessee court case, Greene's company is being held accountable for late rent, unpaid taxes and poor maintenance. About 50 people are out of work as a result.

"Greene says more people would be unemployed if he hadn't bought two companies that were in bankruptcy in 2009, creating Sunshine Energy. He said the acquisitions saved hundreds of jobs in nine states where his company took over a network of convenience stores and a gasoline supply business."

The disagreement with a Tennessee landlord "triggered state court actions that allowed the landlord to seize 12 gas stations in June, resulting in the layoffs."

Here is the transcript of a voicemail Greene left with the landlord's representative.

[Last modified: Friday, August 20, 2010 8:02pm]


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