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Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Steve Otto Columns

COLUMN

Berlin Wall an offensive memory

One thing we apparently don’t do well in this country is build walls that keep people out.
Published: 11/13/14
Fleeting few remain with WWII tales
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Fleeting few remain with WWII tales

It has been 32 years since the several hundred men of the 483rd Bombardment Group and their wives came to town for a reunion. I was fortunate to spend a few days with them at their hotel on the causeway, where we shared drinks with funny umbrellas in...
Published: 11/10/14
Updated: 11/11/14
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It’s good to be back in the Big Guava

Amtrak No. 91 coming north from Miami slows to a crawl somewhere around Mango, then backs slowly through Ybor City into Tampa’s Union Station. It is about a 30-minute process and it is not a pretty picture.
Published: 11/09/14
COLUMN

The City of Lights seems to be dimming

“We’ll always have Paris” Bogey told Lauren Bacall. But he was talking about the Paris of pre-World War II when it must have been the place to be for writers, wanderers and anyone looking for a good time.
Updated: 1 months ago
In NYC, 9/11 legacy still towers
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In NYC, 9/11 legacy still towers

The Millenium Hotel — other than “millennium” purposefully being misspelled — has a story to tell.
Updated: 1 months ago
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President should pop by for sandwich, advice

It’s always an honor when the president of the United States comes to town. It also gives me a chance to check the stories of the reporters who follow him around, curious to see whether they say that he visited “Tampa” or “...
Updated: 2 months ago