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January 5, 2002

Manatee deaths, debate rise
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
Deaths of the endangered mammal rose by more than 50 in 2001. Activists want more done more to protect them.
Lucy Morgan
Advocate criticized lawmakers unfairly
Jack Levine is a widely known and very outspoken advocate for Florida's children.

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Former inmate savors freedom from death row
In the nation's leading state for exonerations of people sentenced to die, the case of Juan Roberto Melendez renews debate over the death penalty.

Wildlife agency director to resign
The wildlife biologist started in 1977, long before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was formed.

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