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Issue: "Scorched-earth politics," Sept. 7, 2002

Airlines are also faced with stiff competition in the Northeast from government-subsidized Amtrak trains. Even as it negotiates bankruptcy, USAirways published an ad last week with the old slogan "Time Flies-it doesn't wait for the train." Some Amtrak passengers are waiting even longer: The railroad's premier high-speed Acela trains have been mostly sidelined in the past few weeks by hairline cracks on their locomotives.

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