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September 1, 2002

Technology trouble
The recent glitch regarding Pinellas County's traffic records highlights an incompetent Department of Information Technology whose shortcomings are in need of repair.

Making sense of community service
I must respond to your Aug. 25 article, Service sentence often unserved. It paints an incomplete picture of how community service fits into Florida's correctional system.

Diane Roberts
What's a 'Yellow Dog' to do this election year?
To paraphrase (liberally) the great novelist Henry James, it's a complex fate to be a Florida Democrat.

Bill Maxwell
Israeli artists and merchants seek sales in the U.S.
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The current violence between Israel and the Palestinians is forcing a special group of Israeli Jews to seek relief in the United States.

Robyn E. Blumner
What kind of Supreme Court will Ashcroft get?
Five. That's the number Attorney General John Ashcroft must turn over in his mind. "Do I have five? Will Kennedy's mild libertarianism or O'Connor's fact-based decisionmaking scuttle it all?"

Philip Gailey
The difference between a negative campaign and a dishonest one
With Florida's gubernatorial contest about to shift into high gear, I say bring on the negative campaigning. That's right -- negative campaigning, the more the better. After the Democrats' summer lovefest, I'm starved for something resembling a real campaign.


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