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May 31, 2002

Boaters may face new manatee rules
Tentative approval is offered for new speed zones and other regulations. A final vote will come after public hearings.

Inquiry widens for ex-Senate boss
The IRS and a federal grand jury are scrutinizing former state Senate President W.D. Childers.

State's vet population growing, evolving
SPRING HILL -- If you're looking for a 75-cent draft and an embellished war story, the good men and women of Hernando County's VFW Post 10209 have you covered.

Lease holders seek own deal
After three oil- and gas-drilling firms got big federal buyouts, others holding leases hope they're next.

Groups want tax measure off ballot
The amendment doesn't clearly tell voters that it would delegate tax decisions to a committee, opponents say.

FBI shakeup worries some Florida officials
MIAMI -- Many Florida law enforcement officials said Thursday they're waiting to see how the FBI's proposed reorganization will affect their ability to fight drug-related, white-collar and violent crimes.

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