Links from the Times: Snow storm photos; Rail deal; Iraqi vet
A fierce storm left dangerous ice, heavy snow and vicious winds in its wake as it slogged eastward Wednesday, snarling traffic and closing hundreds of schools from the Upper Midwest through New England. View photos of the storm.
Memo that secured a rail deal: Billions of federal dollars to build a high-speed rail, and hundreds of millions more for Central and South Florida commuter rail hinged on just one letter from Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos to Senate President Jeff Atwater. The letter gives the AFL-CIO some sense of job security for its rail signalmen. The union dropped its objections and that meant more Democrats could vote for the bill.
From rubble of 9/11 to Iraq: Gregory Amira, a University of South Florida graduate and former Tampa stockbroker, survived being buried in debris from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Twice,