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September 29, 2002

In Cabinet races, upsets shaping up
Democrat Buddy Dyer has never run for statewide office before, and most voters don't know who he is, yet a new poll puts him dead even with Republican Charlie Crist in the race for attorney general.

Missing girl's birthday brings no answers
Top DCF administrators have quit, but no one has been charged in Rilya Wilson's case and a reward goes unclaimed.

Counties batten down for election
Broward, Miami-Dade officials go into crisis mode to prepare for Nov. 5 vote.

McBride closes gap, but Bush still strong
POLL: BUSH 50%, McBRIDE 44%: Voters said they trust Gov. Jeb Bush more than challenger Bill McBride.

Bush avoids election blame
A new poll shows only 16 percent of Floridians say the governor is at fault for the primary glitches, but 69 percent think the problems will be resolved by Nov. 5.

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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