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

January 25, 2003

Steve Bousquet: Library is a character in Florida budget plot
Something is very curious here.

Top stories
DCF investigated abuse reports

The state agency says there were previous reports of a 3-year-old being abused before he was killed last weekend.

Freed after years on death row
A man convicted of a 1986 murder is released; the state says it lacks enough evidence to retry him.

Marine industry decries dock rules
The rules are unveiled the same day a deal creating new manatee protection zones is filed.

Around the state
Butterworth to be a judge

Brogan one of 3 left in FAU's hunt
BOCA RATON -- Florida Atlantic University's search committee chose Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan as one of three finalists for president Friday, though some questioned his lack of academic experience.

Butterworth's new job: Broward judge
TALLAHASSEE -- Two months after he lost a bid for the state Senate, Bob Butterworth is changing his title from general to "your honor."

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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