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Sunday’s editorial pages

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A healty dose of debate over health care, hunger and transportation can be found in Sunday’s editorial pages: St. Petersburg Times – Good social policy, good business: University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft served her institution and her community well last week in announcing that USF would extend benefits to the domestic partners of its employees. The announcement was but a small part of Genshaft’s annual “State of the University” address. But it marked a big step forward in…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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A back-to-school theme finds its way into many of the editorials found in today’s Sunday papers. St. Petersburg Times – USF students brave ethical stands worth of notice: At least twice this year, students at the University of South Florida have been put in the difficult position of deciding whether to overlook superiors’ wrongdoing or tell the truth. In the end, they demonstrating more integrity than their superiors. They should be commended by USF and the community. Daytona News Journal…

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Lessons from a successful Florida mayor

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Jeb Bush is mad at Rick Baker. Well, not really. But the former Florida governor wanted to see the mayor of St. Petersburg aim for statewide office – say, governor – but Mayor Baker has declined. His children are in middle school, and he didn’t want to be away from home doing so much campaigning. At age 52, Baker doesn’t exactly qualify as one of the “green shoots” of a Republican Party that is trying to reinvent itself nationally. But…

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