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December 6, 2002

Capitol abuzz about Brogan
The lieutenant governor hasn't said he'll go for a university presidency. But he might. Then what?

Bush says he'll take up cause of marriage reform
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush says his goal to strengthen families during his second term includes marriage reform as a way to combat the state's high divorce rate.

Family of severely hurt teen accepts $17.5-million
ST. AUGUSTINE -- The family of a Pennsylvania woman seriously injured when she was run over at a St. Augustine beach two years ago has accepted a $17.5-million settlement from the driver and his insurance company, an attorney said.

Death row inmate's appeal prevails; two others denied
TALLAHASSEE -- Death row inmate Rickey Roberts, condemned for the fatal attack on a teenager on a bayside lover's lane in Miami, won an appeal Thursday in the state Supreme Court.

Insider ready to leave Bush administration
The governor's 35-year-old deputy chief of staff plans to depart on Inauguration Day.

To party with Jeb bring a book for a kid
The governor wants every Florida child reading at grade level and mounts a book drive for donations.

Witnesses deny $10,000 cash was used for a bribe
The money was spent on breast implants and gifts, they say. The jury may get the official corruption case today.

Around the state
Small plane crashes into bank building, killing pilot

Supremacist group moves concert to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE -- A violent white supremacist group, faced with growing opposition in Daytona Beach, moved its weekend Hammerfest 2002 concert to a secret location in Jacksonville.

Pilot killed as small plane hits building
MIAMI -- A small plane crashed into the Federal Reserve Bank Building Thursday night, killing the pilot and forcing the evacuation of more than 100 people attending a holiday season party, authorities said. No one inside the building was injured.

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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