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August 29, 2002

Reno, McBride mine support on friendly turf
The candidates toil in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold and a key to their hopes.

Human parts found at UF teacher's home
Authorities discover human heads, brains, spines and other body parts in jars at the home of a Gainesville neurologist.

DCF boss does more listening than talking
Jerry Regier visits Tampa on a fact-finding tour and gently sidesteps questions about his philosophies.

Panhandle county clings to Rebel emblem
DE FUNIAK SPRINGS -- Walton County commissioners refuse to haul down the Confederate battle flag from a Civil War memorial on the courthouse lawn.

Ex-gravedigger: I saw 'bones flying all over'
He testifies that as he dug up a grave, he saw a "skeleton breaking up" at a South Florida cemetery that is being sued.

Around the State
Group to look at zooming malpractice coverage cost

Mother says son admitted to killing
The estranged mother of two teens accused of killing their father testifies that one son told her they did it.

Study finds wood leaking arsenic
TALLAHASSEE -- Sampling at wooden decks, picnic tables and playgrounds in Florida and 40 other states shows that pressure-treated wood leaks high levels of arsenic, no matter how old the deck is, a national environmental group's report says.

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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