April 27, 2000
The real losers of the Legislature's childish refusal to fund additional judgeships in a move to get even with the courts will be the citizens who need to have their cases heard.
U.S. heightens arms tensions
Here's a not-so-Trivial Pursuit question: Which world power is taking the lead in nuclear arms reduction? Hint: It's not the United States. Having finally approved the Start II agreement to halve American and Russian strategic arsenals by 2007, the Russian Duma then voted to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty -- a step our hawkish and isolationist Congress refuses to take.
A selfless sacrifice
There is a pause in our world when the people who save lives lose theirs doing heroic jobs. Nurse Alicia Betita-Collins, medic Erik Hangartner and pilot Mark Wallace, the crew of the Bayflite medical helicopter that crashed Tuesday, killing all three, were skilled and dedicated professionals who leave behind not only family and friends but countless others whose lives were saved because of the courageous work air medical crews perform every day.
These tax breaks still shouldn't fly
How many ways are there to say "No!"?
Elian's Miami relatives forced Reno's hand
As far as I'm concerned, members of the Gonzalez family in Miami got just what they asked for. For months they've been thumbing their noses at government officials who have tried everything known to man to resolve the conflict and allow Elian's dad to see his son. They've talked to American officials about what terms they would accept and then changed their minds at the last moment. Finally, they dared the government to enforce the law.