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June 11, 2000

Bill Maxwell
Gay pride celebration sheds light on people
June is a special month for gay people in the United States. It is when they celebrate their sexuality -- their identity. It is when they show pride. As such, June is when many gay people, including some of my relatives and friends, have "come out of the closet" -- and stayed "out."

Martin Dyckman
Road back to Tallahassee hasn't changed much
I was covering the Pinellas County courthouse when the editors said I would go to Tallahassee for the 1967 session of the Legislature. Though the assignment was intended only for one season, I felt as if I had made the big league.

Robyn E. Blumner
Internet filtering would censor harmless and helpful information
The relentless effort by government to censor the Internet has met with a little hitch: people with principles.

Tim Nickens
To Gore's Tennessee campaigners, things are looking up for their candidate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Inside Al Gore's national headquarters, phone lines were taped to the floor, the air conditioning was out and large floor fans stirred the thick air.

Editorials
A fair Microsoft solution
U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's decision to break apart Microsoft Corp. charts a course that promotes competition in the computer age and does it in a way that promises to end Microsoft's worst violations of law fairly and with a minimum of government interference.

Leadership during the drought
Florida homeowners knew the statewide drought was a disaster when their grass turned brown and breezes carried the smell of smoke. On Friday, Gov. Jeb Bush made it official that severe weather conditions have brought catastrophe to state farmers and ranchers as well.

Seeking Olympic support
Winning public backing for the Tampa Bay area's 2012 Olympics bid will require more give and take with the public than we've seen so far.

Letters
State must remain neutral on religion
Re: Hey, American Civil Liberties Union: "God" is everywhere, June 4.  


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