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  • 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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    published January 25, 2003

    Butterworth to be a judge

    TALLAHASSEE -- Two months after losing a bid for the state Senate, former state Attorney General Bob Butterworth is taking a job as a senior judge in Broward County courts.

    Senior judges typically fill in for absent judges or help with overcrowded calendars. The Florida Supreme Court approved the appointment Dec. 11.

    Butterworth, 60, who has served in public jobs for three decades, was a Broward judge from 1974 to 1978.

    Alzheimer's summit set

    Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd will convene a legislative summit next month on Alzheimer's disease.

    The two-day meeting, Feb. 6-7 in the Capitol, will feature talks by several experts, including Dr. Steven DeKosky, chairman of the neurology department at the University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Richard Powers, head of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Dr. Eric Reiman, professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona.

    Byrd, R-Plant City, has made finding a cure for Alzheimer's a priority during his two-year term as speaker. His father died of the disease.

    Brogan still in FAU hunt

    BOCA RATON -- Florida Atlantic University's search committee chose Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan as one of three finalists for president Friday. The other two are Stanley Fish, liberal arts and sciences dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Thomas Hanley, engineering dean at the University of Louisville.

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