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October 7, 2002

Assured 2 in bid for open seat
Dennis Jones has raised $311,945. Joanna Kennedy, $40,173. Both believe they will win the newly vacated spot.

Childers has new lawyer at retrial
PENSACOLA -- Former Florida Senate President W.D. Childers returns to court this week with a new attorney and a different jury for retrial on a misdemeanor count of violating Florida's open-government Sunshine Law.

Political campaigns laying down the law
Firefighters' and law enforcers' endorsements are a badge of honor for many candidates.

Wealthy candidates give Democrats hope
Three successful trial lawyers have millions to spend as they challenge Republicans for congressional seats.

Rejected reporter scoops governor's commentary
In politics, what goes around comes around. Just ask Todd Harris, the Bush campaign spokesman and designated media handler.

Shuttle may be delayed again
CAPE CANAVERAL -- With Mission Control back in operation, NASA aimed to launch the space shuttle Atlantis today, but a new problem threatened to further delay the flight.

Close race for new seat a surprise
DAYTONA BEACH -- Harry Jacobs is amused to hear people refer to the 24th Congressional District as "the Feeney seat."

District redrawing may have made race tougher for GOP
HEATHROW -- Riding up Interstate 4 in a Buick LeSabre, Rep. John Mica points out the monuments to his 10-year tenure in Congress -- a bridge, new lanes and several interchanges.

Man charged in life insurance scheme
A Delray Beach man accused of pocketing more than $3-million by claiming a dead man was his brother faces four fraud charges.

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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