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September 6, 2002

Young plans to depart helm of UF
The announcement that the president of the state's largest university will leave comes on the heels of FSU's president saying he will resign.

Freshman minority enrollment stays level
At a time of record increases in incoming students at Florida's public universities, the percentage of minority freshmen is flat.

Candidates take war to air
TV sets will teem with political ads all weekend as gubernatorial candidates take their last shots before primary day.

Spot check
Editor's note: To help voters evaluate political ads, Times reporters review and analyze content.

Lotto hits $85-million
A record 10th consecutive rollover has raised Saturday's Florida Lotto jackpot to $85-million.

Reclassification of species delayed
PENSACOLA BEACH -- The reclassification of protected species, such as the bald eagle and gopher tortoise, will wait a few more months, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has decided.

Hunting accident kills Largo man
A Pinellas County man was shot and killed Sunday in a hunting accident in Levy County.

Bush signs death warrants for two, including Wuornos
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday signed orders to execute two death row inmates next month: Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute convicted of killing six middle-aged men along Florida highways in 1989 and 1990; and Rigoberto Sanchez Velasco, condemned for the 1986 murder of an 11-year-old Hialeah girl.

State seniors agency director named
Gov. Jeb Bush names Kelly W. Reed to lead the recently created Office of Long Term Care Policy.

Court restores tribal challenge to Everglades cleanup strategy
MIAMI -- An appeals court has revived a lawsuit by Miccosukee Indians challenging the federal approach to Everglades cleanup planning as bureaucratic foot-dragging shielded from public input.

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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