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February 13, 2003

Shuttle Disaster: Shuttle arrives as pieces of a puzzle
The first loads of Columbia's remains are brought to Kennedy Space Center to be reassembled on a grid in a hangar.

Paintings fall back into safe hands
The suspects' inexperience showed when they tried to sell the French paintings.

Byrd drops telemarketing plan
Constituents and colleagues sway the House speaker from dialing up voters.

University leaders fault Bush's proposed cuts
Educators who usually make few waves warn state legislators that students face major tuition increases and program cuts.

3-week vote will call Florida's tails
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush has cast his vote for Florida's commemorative quarter. But don't ask him to reveal it.

Man acquitted of kidnapping young killer
But he faces five years in prison for false imprisonment.

24-million Floridians and counting by 2030
Demographers say the state's population will jump by almost 8-million in three decades, much of it coming from migration.

Around the state: Constitution too easily changed, 2 lawmakers say
TALLAHASSEE -- It should take more than approval by a majority of voters to change the Florida Constitution, say two lawmakers who want to require passage by voters in 34 of the 67 counties.

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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