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November 5, 2000

Editorials
Nursing home challenge
A state task force ought to look beyond simplistic approaches to nursing home reform and shape a serious and comprehensive solution, not a lobbyist-driven one.

Letters
City puts Bayfront patient care at risk
As chief of staff for Bayfront Medical Center, I represent the hospital's physician leadership and practicing staff members. We have a strong commitment to this community, and we do not want to see a decrease in the health care options available to the people here.

Philip Gailey
It's only our opinion, your vote is up to you
Some reflections on the 2000 presidential election campaign:

Martin Dyckman
This George W. is no Washington
TALLAHASSEE -- It is poignant to recall that the process by which we still elect the president of the United States was designed with George Washington in mind. As the innkeeper's wife laments in the musical Les Miserables, "God almighty, have you seen what's happened since?"

Bill Maxwell
The environment is at stake if Bush is elected
Most writers, including me, have focused on issues such as possible Supreme Court appointments, Roe vs. Wade, tax cuts, Social Security and health care in the presidential race. Unfortunately, we have placed the environment in the background.

Tim Nickens
Clearly an interesting campaign of differences and learning
Al Gore gave us the convention kiss and the debate sigh. George W. Bush shared the smirk, the wink and a new pronunciation for subliminal.

Margo Hammond
Tallahassee bunch creates literary life
TALLAHASSEE -- Tallahassee may be best known for its tailgate parties and smoke-filled back rooms of political intrigue, but football players and politicians are not the only famous denizens of the state capital.
 


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