Buckhorn statement on the sale of the Tribune

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"The city of Tampa has a rich history that was told by the Tribune for over 100 years and they chronicled Tampa's amazing story with dignity and grace.  They enriched our lives by telling the daily stories of heroes and villains, triumphs and tragedies and the many colorful characters that made Tampa special. We are in debt to the thousands of Tribune reporters, editors, photographers and other staff who made that happen.  They should be proud.
“I am absolutely confident that moving forward, we will continue to have that story told by the award winning journalists at the Tampa Bay Times.  They have set the standard for journalists for decades and I know are committed to ensure that as the Tampa Bay area continues to grow together and succeed together, that the stories continue to be told. 
“As the son of a journalist, I am saddened by the loss of any paper but I am confident in the future of this community and those that would chronicle its rise and give a voice those who are voiceless.”