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Review the Times' day-by-day coverage of the 2002 Florida Legislature

October 26, 2002

Poll: Bush lead holds steady
McBride isn't picking off enough Bush supporters to overtake the incumbent governor.

Political allies manage Bush's not-quite blind trust
Some of the governor's money is in a mutual fund that has investments in companies tied to Florida.

Florida Lottery's ad company is big GOP contributor
When the contract was up for bid, other firms viewed the current holder's tightness with the party and concluded, why bother?

Flattery key weapon in ad war
A McBride ad runs a 1999 video of Bush praising McBride. The Bush camp responds with old quotes of McBride lauding Bush.

Seminoles in court over casino lease
Tribe officials dispute terms of a lease negotiated mainly by ousted leader James E. Billie.

TV ads in attorney general's race pack more punches
TALLAHASSEE -- With the race tight and the clock running out, the two candidates for Florida attorney general are getting increasingly hostile.

Excuses fly as ethics group hears appeals
Public officials who didn't file required financial disclosure reports tell the Florida Ethics Commission why.

Sniper's victim mourned in Florida
GAINESVILLE -- They knew her as the woman who constantly asked the difficult questions, who relentlessly sought after God, who always persevered -- through school, through breast cancer, through life.

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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