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Review the Times' day-by-day coverage of the 2002 Florida Legislature

August 20, 2002

GOP turns tough ad on McBride
Bill McBride may be trailing well behind Janet Reno in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, but the state Republican Party isn't taking him for granted.

Man held in plane incident faces hearing
He is accused of assaulting flight attendants and trying to open the plane's door while in flight.

Around the state
Former state Sen. Grant named to ethics panel

Suit accuses officials of harassing women
The lawsuit also alleges unfair pay for women at the state Board of Administration.

Ringleader tells how prizes were stolen
A security firm insider says he and five cohorts recruited people to cash in the McDonald's prizes in return for kickbacks.

Bush adds three to DCF advisory panel
A lawyer, a children's foundation director and a foster parent have been selected in a bid to make the panel diverse.

Cities call workers comp law unconstitutional
TALLAHASSEE -- Twenty Florida cities sued the state Monday over a law that forces them to pay workers' compensation benefits to police or firefighters who suffer from hypertension or heart disease even if their medical condition is unrelated to their jobs.

From AP's Florida news wire
  • Hurricane Jeanne appears on track to hit Florida's east coast
  • Rumor mill working overtime after Florida hurricanes
  • Developments associated with Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne
  • Four killed in Panhandle plane crash were on Ivan charity mission
  • Hurricane Frances caused estimated $4.4 billion in insured damage
  • Disabled want more handicapped-accessible voting machines
  • USF forces administrators to resign over test score changes
  • Man's death at Universal Studios ruled accidental
  • State child welfare workers in Miami fail to do background checks
  • Hurricane Jeanne heads toward southeast U.S. coast
  • Hurricane Jeanne spurs more anxiety for storm-weary Floridians
  • Mistrial declared in case where teen was target of racial "joke"
  • Panhandle utility wants sewer plant moved to higher ground
  • State employee arrested on theft, bribery charges
  • Homestead house fire kills four children, one adult
  • Pierson leader tries to cut off relief to local fern cutters
  • Florida's high court rules Terri's law unconstitutional
  • Jacksonville students punished for putting stripper pole in dorm
  • FEMA handling nearly 600,000 applications for help
  • Man who killed wife, niece, self also killed mother in 1971
  • Producer sues city over lead ball fired by Miami police
  • Tourism suffers across Florida after pummeling by hurricanes
  • Key dates in the life of Terri Schiavo
  • An excerpt from the unanimous ruling in the Schiavo case
  • Four confirmed dead after small plane crash in Panhandle
  • Correction: Disney-Cruise Line story

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