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

November 19, 2002

Byrd takes gavel as speaker
The Plant City Republican positions himself against new taxes and for more freedom and "family empowerment."

Around the state
Bush panel to ponder further election reforms

Class size cost could revive gambling option
Gov. Bush says he would not rule out allowing video lottery terminals in parimutuel facilities.

Authorities: Man linked to terror
In a bond hearing, businessman Jesse Maali is accused of providing support to terrorist groups.

Motive for baseball bat killings a mystery
MIAMI -- A 17-year-old boy beat a cousin and a teenage girl to death with a baseball bat, apparently for no reason, police said Monday.

Charlie Crist appoints transition team
TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney General-elect Charlie Crist has appointed a transition team that includes Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney Bernie McCabe and former U.S. Attorney Roberto Martinez of Miami.

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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