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Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian.  Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later.  Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.

In Context: The 13th Amendment

I was so depressed after the 2002 election that I looked for something to take my mind off of politics. When the Girl Scouts asked for help in fundraising, I said no – but I added that I would like some contact with girls. They supplied a group who were six or seven years old, largely home-schooled, and living nearby.  Read More 
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Plural Holidays and Good Wishes for All!

We went to Bethlehem a few days before Christmas. No, not the one in Israel, but the one in Pennsylvania. That town, in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, was named on Christmas Eve 1741, by Moravian missionaries.  Read More 
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Immigration: True Citizens of All the World

Congresswoman Kathy Castor recently held a press conference at the immigrant statue in Ybor City’s centennial park to introduce her ideas for immigration reform. Once again, our hometown girl earns kudos for leadership -- in contrast to most of her colleagues who prefer simply standing in the mud.  Read More 
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