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Archive for July 9th, 2009

High speed rail from El Paso to Denver? Governors are applying to the feds to study it.

Story from Colorado. [link]

An excerpt: “High-speed rail has long been a conversation in Colorado, and this designation would provide the funding needed to further examine its feasibility,” Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter said. “There is a great deal of movement of people, goods and services along the Front Range and the entire Colorado-Texas-New Mexico corridor, and it is high time Congress designate a Western corridor. This designation would connect our communities, increase economic opportunities, create jobs, and lead Colorado’s transportation infrastructure forward.”

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July 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm

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Keep the city from messing with billboards, group asks with petition

Petition making the e-rounds:

Take Part in El Paso’s Future and Proudly Support Small Businesses

Dear El Pasoan,

A great injustice may fall upon the business community of El Paso – especially small businesses – and you can help stop it. On July 14, the El Paso City Council will vote on a measure that would drastically affect how you receive news and information via outdoor advertising.

The outdoor advertising community has made every effort to come to a fair compromise with the City of El Paso to not only reduce the number of boards in our city, but to replace older outdoor boards with newer, business-friendly digital boards. In fact, under the current ordinance, over the past several years, Clear Channel Outdoor Company (the largest outdoor company in El Paso) has removed 126 boards from within the city, while maintaining the flexibility to adjust its inventory to meet the changing needs of El Paso businesses.

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July 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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Venezuelan documentary calls former El Paso detainee Posada an American-made terrorist

Luis Posada Carriles, who spent about two years in detention in El Paso on immigration charges and was charged earlier this year with lying in an immigration court about his role in a series of 1997 bombings in Cuba, is the subject of a documentary titled “Posada Carriles: Made in USA.” The film will be screened in El Paso at noon Saturday at the Main Library, 501 N. Oregon.

Background on Posada: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Posada_Carriles

Most recently in the Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miami-dade/story/991499.html?asset_id=992123&asset_type=gallery

The news release announcing the Saturday screening:

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July 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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