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Would high-speed rail survive sinkholes?

The traffic jams on Interstate 4 have me wondering if high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando would help alleviate some of the congestion.

Of course, that assumes a sinkhole wouldn't swallow the rail tracks. ...

I like the idea of baseball returning to Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, but I still believe some modifications would make the stadium a more viable concert venue. You can do both and maximize the facility's usage. ...

Seen on a bumper sticker (by a reader): Not As Lean, Not As Mean, Still A Marine. ...

I never knew how much I missed downtown Tampa's Cass Street Bridge until it closed for repairs. First they said it would reopen in December, then January. I can't wait much longer. ...

Interested in one of the most underrated annual fundraisers in Tampa Bay? Check out the Lightning's Glitz & Sticks celebrity casino event on Jan. 24.

Proceeds go to Tampa General Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as the Lightning Foundation's Annual Grant Program, plus you can get up close and personal with some of the nicest players and coaches in all of sports.

Visit tampabaylightning.com to learn more. ...

On Thursday, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, heard locally on WTMP-AM 1150, replayed an interview with the late Teddy Pendergrass, who died Wednesday. The soulful crooner explained that he recorded his most romantic ballads with mood-setting effects in the studio, including dim lights and candles.

Now I know why songs like Close The Door and Turn Off The Lights — ahhh — worked so well.

R.I.P. Teddy.

That's all I'm saying.

Would high-speed rail survive sinkholes? 01/14/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:39pm]
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