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May 14, 2000

Bill Maxwell
'Return to sender' offers clear message to Christian mailings
Jesus, the Christian Messiah, came in the mail to Palm Beach County residents the week before Easter. But the ubiquitous protagonist of the New Testament was sent packing by an overwhelming number of angry would-be converts.

Margo Hammond
Mixing the colors of love
As the number of interracial relationships has increased over the years, so has their acceptance. But the understanding has been slow to follow.

Tim Nickens
Connerly's race debate leaves no winners
The question came up the other night after Kendrick Meek had given a surprise birthday party for his wife and everyone was watching the Miami Heat's playoff game against the New York Knicks.

Letters
Kent State: Let us remember and learn
Re: Remembering Kent State, Times, May 7.

Editorials
Taking a bite out of Florence
Ever since the Renaissance, when the Medicis commenced building palaces and buying sculpture from Michelangelo, the city of Florence has been noted for its commitment to high culture. From the gemlike Duomo to the golden hair of Botticelli's Venus, everything about Florence says elegance, refinement and good taste.

The Everglades bargain
It's up to Congress to take the next step to put in place a historic federal-state partnership to restore Florida's priceless "River of Grass."

Philip Gailey
Convicts' access creates security risk
As Dave Barry likes to say, I'm not making this up. Dozens of convicted felons -- murderers, drug abusers, sex offenders, tax evaders and people who have defrauded the military -- have gained government security clearance, giving them access to sensitive classified information that is off-limits to most law-abiding Americans.

Martin Dyckman
Gambling breaks point to campaign
"It's always hard to understand," remarks Senate Majority Leader Jack Latvala, "why the last bill of the session is parimutuel tax breaks."  


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