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March 20, 2002

Senate advances new congressional districts
Lawmakers might need a special session to resolve differences between House and Senate plans.

Measure could unseal complaints on judges
The bill is designed to push the agency that oversees judges to be more aggressive and accountable.

Police storm pediatrics ward to free hostage
A six-hour standoff in the pediatrics ward of a Bradenton hospital ended Tuesday night when police officers stormed a room where a man was holding a woman hostage.

Health insurance bill's makeover turns the tide
The proposal by Rep. Frank Farkas sails through the House, but only after he makes major changes to it.

'Doctor of the day' has serious start in capital
Dr. Skip Beeler from Kennedy Space Center revives a lobbyist who was in cardiac arrest.

Lawmakers must deal with dueling budgets
A move by House Speaker Tom Feeney leaves legislators pondering competing plans as the clock ticks.


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