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December 20, 2001

Editorials
Restoring self-respect
Senate President John McKay's tax reform plan would expand the tax base and rely not on state tourism but on investment and pride of its citizens.

Watch how JQC handles Holder
Like him or not, Hillsborough Circuit Judge Greg Holder has helped bring about positive change at the county courthouse. The local judiciary is more diverse, more open, more professional and more accountable because Holder alone among 48 judges had the courage to speak out against the good ol' boy system that has long been the fabric of Tampa politics. Now Holder is the subject of a conduct complaint -- thin gruel, by the look of documents and interviews released thus far. How the Judicial Qualifications Commission handles the matter will reflect on that agency's own judgment and candor.

Letters
Firing of Vines has trivialized important issue
Re: The firing of police Chief Mack Vines.  

Perspective
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