Monday, December 24, 2007

Thankful for this year: MiamiCityWatch by Geniusofdespair

I wanted to go over the last year and let you know what I am thankful for.

I am lucky to be on the email list of MiamiCityWatch. The free service, provided by an unknown person, forwards me and others all the local stories found in various newspapers and blogs each day. I have 3 emails so far today. So thank you for saving me time MiamiCityWatch and thank you for keeping people current on local politics.


Anonymous said...

Remember This ----NO TUNNEL...

The Interstate 5 freeway is closed in both directions at the Newhall Pass Saturday Oct. 13, 2007, as the truck route tunnel still smolders after a 15-truck pileup on the rain-slicked Golden State Freeway in northern Los Angeles County in Santa Clarita, Calif., late Friday.
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• Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Jason Hurd says it was a horrific scene.
• 5 trucks burn in Calif. freeway tunnel
A late-night crash in a Southern California freeway tunnel quickly turned into a fiery, chain-reaction pileup that mangled several trucks, killed at least two people and shut down the key north-south route as the wreckage burned into Saturday.
The crash late the night before involved an estimated 15 big rigs and possibly one or more passenger cars and sent people fleeing for their lives from the flaming tunnel. At least five of the trucks burst into flames, and the fire spread to the others. Ten people were injured.
"It looked like a bomb went off," said Los Angeles County firefighter Scott Clark, one of about 300 firefighters who battled the blaze through the night.
The bodies of two crash victims were found in the tunnel Saturday, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. He couldn't immediately say whether one of them was a trucker listed as missing.
Firefighters could find more bodies as they explored the charred tunnel Saturday, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Ron Haralson.
The pileup in the southbound truck tunnel of Interstate 5 began about 11 p.m. Friday when two big rigs collided on the rain-slickened highway about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. As crashes continued throughout the tunnel, which is about an eighth of a mile long, five tractor-trailers burst into flames, and the fire quickly spread.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Geniusofdespair said...

email me and i will forward your email to the provider.

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Anonymous said...

Tragically, over 40,000 people die in vehicle-related crashes in the United States annually.

That's a lot of folks, but we don't ban automobiles.

There are successful traffic-avoiding tunnels all over the world. No doubt people have died in tunnels due to accidents, just as they have on bridges, overpasses and highways.

But that's not a reason for not building them.

Overtown and downtown Miami will never reach it's true potential unless the commercial-shipping truck traffic is re-routed through the tunnel.

This type of tunnel has been built in countless port cities around the world.

Why not in Miami?

Bob Flanders