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April 23, 2003

Legislature: Legislators give GOP donor exemption
Lawmakers give a developer the green light to bypass state review for adding new beds.

Seen any crabs in the mood?
It's mating season for horseshoe crabs, and state wildlife officials want beachgoers to help watch.

In judging Florida, teachers do the salary math
Pay is not the only thing prospective teachers look for, but Florida's salaries dip as low as $22,000. Georgia's floor is about $29,000.

Graham jumps into fray over medical cuts
The presidential hopeful assails state GOP leaders who trimmed a program that helps Florida's sickest people.

Legislature: Senate: Give Glades cleanup 10 more years
That's 10 years fewer than the House wants. Washington watches nervously as the two restoration bills evolve.

Orange may vanish from auto tags
PENSACOLA -- Florida may redesign its standard auto tag, which pictures an orange so pale that critics say it looks more like the peach on Georgia plates, Gov. Jeb Bush and Cabinet members were told Tuesday.

Legislature: House rejects Bush's bid for revote on bullet train
Lawmakers rebuff the governor on a 61-57 vote.

Legislature: Gambling ship operators offer tax deal
Today is the 51st day of the 60-day session.

Legislature: Panel approves hikes in fees, fines
Starting in October, the state would hit up traffic violators and out-of-state hunters for extra money.

Stranded pilot whales improving
BIG PINE KEY -- Seven pilot whales that survived being stranded last week in the Florida Keys swam under their own power Tuesday as their conditions slowly improved, rescue officials said.

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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