Sun Sentinel http://blog.wlrn.org en A Victim Of Gun Violence On Gun Control http://blog.wlrn.org/post/victim-gun-violence-gun-control <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On June 22, 2004 I was <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/25/nyregion/man-is-shot-at-entrance-of-a-subway-in-queens.html" target="_blank">shot point blank with a .45-caliber gun</a> as I entered a subway station in Astoria Queens. The bullet entered my back and rattled around, destroying my hip. It had just enough inertia to come to a stop after puncturing the femoral artery. Nobody was ever prosecuted for my shooting. Meanwhile, I suffered for six years before being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:02:09 +0000 David C. Hart 10871 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Victim Of Gun Violence On Gun Control Fast Train Will Link Miami, Orlando In 2015 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fast-train-will-link-miami-orlando-2015 <p></p><p>A billion-dollar passenger rail project, due to break ground next year, will be whisking business travelers and tourists between Miami and Orlando at top speed by some time in 2015.</p><p>Plans call for stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on the way from Miami to Orlando International Airport with a spur line connecting the beaches of Brevard County to the system.</p><p>Cost and benefits? According to the Sun Sentinel, $1 billion, 1,600 jobs and a three-hour trip -- much quicker than you could make at the wheel of your own car.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:00:43 +0000 Rick Stone 6052 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fast Train Will Link Miami, Orlando In 2015 Florida Economy, Taxes, Jobs Teeter On Cliff http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-economy-taxes-jobs-teeter-cliff <p></p><p>What would a plunge off the fiscal cliff mean in Florida?</p><p>Disaster, according to the data. Higher taxes, job losses and probably a recession because of curtailed consumer spending.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:36:01 +0000 Rick Stone 5640 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Economy, Taxes, Jobs Teeter On Cliff