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February 3, 2003

College board delegates its powers
The new university governance board hands off oversight duties that voters gave it.

Bush plan siphons trust funds
His budget would shift $577-million in documentary stamp taxes earmarked for environmental and affordable-housing programs.

Plane crashes; family aboard is safe
TITUSVILLE -- A small plane with a family of four on board crashed into power lines shortly after takeoff Sunday, but the family apparently escaped with minor injuries, police said.

Man wants change of venue in coming trials
PENSACOLA -- A man accused of aiding two teenagers after they had killed their father wants his trials on those allegations and charges that he molested one of the boys moved from Pensacola.

Girl Scouts having tough time finding troop leaders
Many Florida youngsters are being shut out of troops because there aren't enough leaders to serve them.

Around the state: Mother, daughter killed in crash; 2 girls injured
TITUSVILLE -- A 37-year-old woman and her 4-month-old daughter died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday at the entrance of a Wal-Mart. The infant's twin and older sister were injured.

Weight of experience goes to state Senate
The House, meanwhile, will be awash in first- and second-term legislators.

Columbia: For Space Coast, loss hits home
TITUSVILLE -- In the cramped office at United Christian Fellowship Church, the Rev. James Warren had yet to form the words his congregation had come to hear.

Investigators: Drug ring used mobile home
PANAMA CITY -- Authorities say they have made North Florida's largest cocaine seizure -- 231 pounds -- and obtained guilty pleas from 13 suspects.

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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