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October 21, 2000

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Sandler for public defender
Julianne Holt can claim some positive accomplishments as Hillsborough's public defender, including modernizing the office's operations and adding mental health professionals, drug counselors and other staff who deal with the broader problems so often associated with crime.

Bilirakis for state House 48
One-term state Rep. Gus Bilirakis is about as low key as a politician gets. Soft-spoken and deferential, he seems at times to want to please everyone, which can make his stand on issues unclear.

Scales for state Senate 11
If you live in Lake County and agree with Anna Cowin that abortion is bad, school vouchers are good and the intangibles tax should be eliminated to benefit the state's wealthiest residents, you have a representative in the state Senate who will fight hard to promote your views.

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Third debate displayed Gore's shortcomings
Al Gore's performance in Tuesday's debate again demonstrated his shortcomings as a candidate for our nation's highest elected office.

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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