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

January 10, 2003

Facing a shortfall, officials begin fiscal wrangling
Gov. Bush spurns talk of raising taxes, but the Senate president says it might be necessary.

State opens rabies fight in I-4 corridor
Officials target raccoons with a vaccine-laced bait in hopes of reducing the number of outbreaks.

Gallagher's formal title flummoxing state Cabinet
TALLAHASSEE -- Somebody call Miss Manners. The Florida Cabinet needs her guidance.

Democrats propose prescription drug plan
The plan could save some seniors 30 percent and cost the state $20-million.

Man killed after threatening deputy with table leg
LAKELAND -- A Polk County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened him with a table leg, authorities said.

Broward voting woes spur town to call off election
Coral Springs officials say they don't trust Supervisor of Elections Miriam Oliphant to conduct the vote.

Doctors warn of growing malpractice crisis
Florida could be the next state facing a doctor shortage, they say in lobbying for reform.

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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