October 23, 2000
Liberty for the youth
The most telling public testimony on the St. Petersburg juvenile curfew proposal last week came from pro-curfew resident Paul Dickens, who equated a curfew for minors with the pet leash law. "People should keep dogs on a leash. Why? Because they bite people," he said.
Sheldon for education
The job of elected education commissioner will disappear in two years, but those two years could be crucial to the future of Florida's public schools. On Election Day, voters will decide whether the state's last elected education commissioner should be a figurehead for the governor or an aggressive advocate for Florida's school children.
Clark for state House
John Wayne Clark is a reasonable voice for ordinary citizens disaffected by the big-money political system. His commitment to the environment and openness to public school reform reflect the conservative values that draw residents to the rural but growing neighborhoods of east Hillsborough County.
Vote against amendment on high-speed rail
The Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers is a nonprofit organization of private citizens who favor the improvement of rail transportation as a partial solution to overcrowded highways and as a way to enhance the convenience and enjoyment of travel throughout Florida.