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 Perspective: June 9, 2002
June 9, 2002

Ethical questions and the reporter's instincts
Reporter Stephen Nohlgren describes his feelings about working on "Alone Together," a special report about a year in the life of an Alzheimer's support group in today's St. Petersburg Times.

A step toward security
A Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security deserves support, but it will not solve all the problems plaguing the nation's antiterrorism efforts.

Putting a focus on transportation
While the candidates for Hillsborough County Commission raise money and bemoan pornography on public access television, community business leaders are putting real issues on the agenda. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has kicked off a summer-long campaign to draw attention to the sorry state of county roads and bus service. The point is not to state the obvious to the majority of commuters who stew in traffic, but to focus on smarter ways of moving residents, tourists and business around.

Give the FBI a higher sense of mission
Re: Reforming the FBI, editorial, June 2.

Martin Dyckman
An ugly veto for disabled children
TALLAHASSEE -- Harry Truman once said of the Marines (to whom he swiftly apologized) that they had "a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's." By the standards of today's civilian politicians, however, even the Marines are a bashful lot.

Robyn E. Blumner
Captured foe who is likely an American tests rule of law
Yaser Esam Hamdi sits in a brig at a Naval Air Station in Virginia. What we do with him may tell us whether we are truly a nation of laws.

Philip Gailey
Porkfest trivializes terrorism bill
The front line in the war against terrorism has shifted from Afghanistan to Washington, where congressional pork has become the weapon of choice.

Bill Maxwell
Gov. Bush, why can't you support the Florida Center for Teachers?
Dear Gov. Jeb Bush:


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