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March 16, 2001
Bill would ease rules for heart programs
TALLAHASSEE -- Tom Barb knows the difficulty of launching an open heart surgery program.

Boy gets life, no parole, for strangling playmate
John Silva, 15, hid the body of the 12-year-old in a septic tank. A judge will recommend a juvenile prison.

Legislature 2001
Today is the 11th day of the 60-day session.

New College ready to cut ties with USF
The feeling in Sarasota is for the college to be independent, USF's President Genshaft says.

Bill restricting autopsy photos sent to House
Dale Earnhardt's widow and the Orlando Sentinel remain at odds over the paper's bid for his pictures.

Abused kids can sue parents, court says
Parents aren't immune from lawsuits filed by their children if they have sexually abused them, Florida's Supreme Court says.

Around the state
Tornado hits Panhandle, kills one, destroys homes

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