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April 18, 2003

Legislature: Lawmakers try to draw shade on public records
Legislators are pitching bills that would hide information on law enforcement, public utilities and other agencies and officials.

Bush lashes out at Everglades critics
The governor supports changes to a cleanup bill; environmentalists want to get the public involved.

2 make short list to build high-speed rail
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida High Speed Rail Authority narrowed the list of applicants to build the first leg of the bullet train system to two Thursday, eliminating two it deemed inadequate.

Hateful admission, but no hate crime verdict
WEST PALM BEACH -- A white man with mental problems was convicted of trying to run down a black man with his car, but a jury decided the attack wasn't a hate crime.

Amtrak wreck still a mystery
Officials are still searching for the cause of an Auto Train derailment that killed four.

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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