Oil Spill Has Florida Worried About Hit to Tourism

New York Times: Off Florida's Gulf Coast, the seas are calm and the king mackerel are running. Capt. Joe Meadows's telephone should be ringing with bookings for his 42-foot sport-fishing boat for the summer season. Instead, the calls are from reservation holders wondering if they should cancel. In a state already reeling from foreclosures and unemployment, those whose livelihood depends on visitors lathered in sunscreen are trying to persuade tourists scared off by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ......

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