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March 16, 2003
Bill Maxwell: Mrs. Parks is not entertained
I hate when cultural icons do not know when to quit, when to leave public life with dignity, while they are on top. Rosa Parks is such a misguided icon. Considered the mother of the modern civil rights movement, she just could not muster the common sense to leave public life with grace.

Robyn E. Blumner: Security profiling snares Republican woman, 60
Connie Abodeely describes herself as a white, Christian, 60-year-old Republican "who has never even had a speeding ticket." A New Jersey resident who lives part time in Vero Beach, she often finds herself in airports. And every time she does, she gets searched. They pull her aside, open her luggage and rifle around.

Martin Dyckman: Democracy in the Senate; no such luck in the House
TALLAHASSEE -- This is a tale not of two cities but of two houses that might as well be in two different worlds. They are the two houses of the Florida Legislature.

How Iraq built its weapons programs
Say you run a filling station, says Nancy Wysocki, and one of your customers buys some gasoline and commits arson. "Does the person at the gas station feel bad about it?"

Editorial: Keep on shining
Florida's Sunshine Law keeps our government's dealings out of the shadows and in public view, though our lawmakers try to chip away at it every year.

Editorial: Times recommends: Iorio for mayor
Pam Iorio was the runaway favorite in Tampa's mayoral primary for a simple reason. Voters know her, they like her, they trust her and they believe her agenda and values are right for Tampa. She won 46 percent of the vote in a five-way race and ran first in 80 percent of Tampa's neighborhoods.

Letters: Striking Iraq fails the 'just war' test
Re: Not opposed to all war; just opposed to this war, by Mary Jo Melone, March 9.


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