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October 20, 2000

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Brennan for state House 51
Two years after leaving her seat in the state House, Mary Brennan is still known to most people around Pinellas Park as Rep. Brennan.

Henriquez for state House 58
Bob Henriquez has represented West Tampa and Town "N Country well during his two years in the Florida House. He is focused and resolute, and his agenda for seniors and school-kids is fitting for District 58.

Williams for state House 44
Finding a reason to support Republican incumbent David Russell Jr. for re-election to state House District 44 is like panning for gold; you have high hopes you'll find something of substance to sustain your search, but you grow weary of sifting and feel the urge to move on.

Peace requires independence for the Palestinians
Re: Beyond the madness, Oct. 14.

Taking jobs, alienating customers
For weeks Americans have been told that the outsourcing of high-tech jobs is good for our economy. So said Greg Mankiw, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in a recent report signed by President Bush. So, too, writes Thomas Friedman of the New York Times in articles praising the rise of call centers in India used for everything from making airline reservations and reading medical X-ray films to providing tech support for American computer firms.

Philip Gailey: Democrats fall off campaign finance reform wagon
Well, what do you know. Soft money is back, and it's making hypocrites of all those Democrats who fervently championed the McCain-Feingold campaign reform law, not to mention those Republicans who objected to the law's restrictions on issue advocacy.

Bill Maxwell: Who is for the farm worker?
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is touting legislation to improve the lives of Florida's 300,000-plus farm workers, who endure institutional and systemic injustices each day in our fields and groves and their personal lives.

Robyn E. Blumner: For some defendants, an American gulag
In Bernard Malamud's masterpiece The Fixer, inmate Yakov Bok was subjected to psychological torture in a Soviet gulag through the humiliations of constant shackling and repeated strip searches.

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