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May 5, 2002

Painful reminders
Scars from run-ins with boat propellers are now being used to track and identify Florida's manatees.

Missing girl's caregiver has history of crime
MIAMI -- A statewide background check of a caregiver did not show her criminal record when a girl now missing for 16 months was placed in her care, the head of Florida's child welfare agency said Saturday.

Blacks: Jeb will pay for 2000
Getting a Bush out of the Governor's Mansion will make up for a Bush in the White House, they say.

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