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November 2, 2002

Divided on the issues
Gov. Jeb Bush and Bill McBride are at ideological odds over much more than just education.

Where they stand

Candidates go toe to toe with TV ads

TAMPA -- Jeb Bush and Bill McBride are making their final weekend push to turn out supporters, hitting radio and TV airwaves, mailboxes and massive rallies.

Can South Florida get it right?
As Republican leaders and county officials say they've ensured voting will go well, some Democrats predict disaster and file a lawsuit.

Drugmakers try to steer seniors' votes to GOP
WEST PALM BEACH -- Even at age 90, Art Linkletter's familiar television voice and visage evoke a feeling of trust.

Memories impel two opponents of smoking
A motel operator and a tobacco scion, advocating passage of Amendment 6, describe how cigarettes destroyed their fathers.

Miami-Dade seeks ballot item defeat
Tax dollars are being spent to torpedo a measure designed to let legislators tinker with how the county is run.

Lucy Morgan

Legislators gain a bit more isolation
If you travel around Florida very much, you are more than familiar with the little Haviland Dash-8 airplanes. You've probably complained about being stuffed into the equivalent of a sardine can with 30 or so strangers.

Top stories
Manatee refuge list dismays both sides
Manatee advocates say the new U.S. list won't satisfy a judge. Boaters complain that it further crimps their activities.

Lawsuit alleges sexual assaults in foster care
A woman in her 20s says in a lawsuit that she was sexually assaulted during the 1990s by staff members at the Children's Home in Tampa and at a mental health facility in Manatee County.

Investigators think midair collision caused crash of Navy jets
PENSACOLA -- Navy investigators think a collision caused two training jets to crash into the Gulf of Mexico in May, killing seven crew members, the chief of naval air training said Friday.

Man charged in home invasion, kidnapping
THONOTOSASSA -- A neighbor noticed a stranger lurking around Beasley Lane on Friday morning, but word did not get to Charlotte and Edward Lacy in time.

Rx database deal reached
Attorney General Bob Butterworth announced an agreement Friday with OxyContin distributor Purdue Pharma to develop a software program to track doctors who improperly prescribe medications and the patients who seek them.

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