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January 25, 2003

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

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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."

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