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February 24, 2001
Defending his black staffers, Bush cries
[AP photo]
Gov. Jeb Bush tells a black Baptist group how some of his aides endure harsh criticism from other African-Americans.
Lucy Morgan
Ex-lawmakers find way to stay close to power
We are sliding into a morass. Call it the Former Legislators Coming Back Too Soon Swamp.

Smoke continues to choke I-4
A 10-mile stretch of the heavily traveled highway will remain closed for another weekend

State broadens inquiry into bias beyond Perry
A visiting lawmaker's complaint touches off a civil rights investigation and loosens a flood of similar claims.

Around the state
Man who followed "queen' not fit for trial, judge rules

State, federal officials plan for worst as drought lingers
WASHINGTON -- A team of Florida disaster specialists met with federal emergency officials Friday to brief them on the wildfires and drought tearing through the heart of the state, and what could happen if conditions do not improve.

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