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

February 6, 2003

First claim paid: lobbyist's son
Phone calls from the former secretary of state help lift insurance debts -- Allen Mortham's first, records show.

Inconclusive DNA tests, another execution date
The longest-serving death row inmate from Pinellas County is rescheduled for execution Feb. 26.

Shuttle Disaster: Feeney named to panel planning NASA inquiry
ORLANDO -- U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo, was appointed Wednesday to the House Science Committee to help investigate the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

Around the state: St. Johns doctors protest malpractice coverage cost
ST. AUGUSTINE -- St. Johns County doctors closed their offices Wednesday to protest the rising cost of malpractice insurance.

Judge won't drop charges related to boys' murder case
Ricky Chavis is accused of molesting one of the teens who killed their father.

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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