October 23, 2002
Challenge of embargo not a sure loss
A Cuban-American candidate is doing just that in South Florida.
Bush's poise holds off McBride's final charge
ORLANDO -- For 18 months Bill McBride has been pining to debate Jeb Bush one-on-one. Over and over, the first-time candidate predicted he would win the comparison between a governor born of privilege and the folksy ex-Marine vowing to fix Florida schools.
Candidates abandon cordiality
Gov. Jeb Bush says Bill McBride is fuzzy on details. McBride says Bush will say anything to win re-election.
Leaving the bully pulpit
At his last Cabinet meeting, the attorney general hears praise from the causes he championed.
DCF workers still hospitalized after Palm Bay office cleared
PALM BAY -- Three workers remained hospitalized Tuesday, a day after they were evacuated from a state office along with dozens of colleagues and treated for breathing problems.
Lee sheriff bans new hires who smoke
FORT MYERS -- Tobacco users need not apply for vacancies in the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Around the state
Man recovering from alligator bite to foot
McBride ad attempts to parry Bush attack
In hopes of dulling the edge of a scathing Republican ad suggesting his spending ideas could require an income tax, Bill McBride has launched a new TV spot accusing Gov. Jeb Bush of using "scare tactics and fake numbers" against him.
Class size measure's foes air TV ad
Opponents paint a scary picture of schools if Amendment 9 is successful at the polls.
Author to speak on student testing
Former teacher Alfie Kohn, an outspoken critic of the focus on grades and test scores, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Sudakoff Center at the University of South Florida's New College in Sarasota.