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March 18, 2001
Profits & patients
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Charlie McCorkle entered a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's and left 11 months later, a shell of his former self. Lawyers who sued the home said it put profits first; the home said it did its best to attend to the patient. Of countless similar cases, this one had an extraordinary result. First of two parts
  • To compare nursing homes, including latest inspection results, click here
  • State of Florida's "watch list" of homes that have had recent inspection problems, click here
Phone lobbyists busy
More than 60 are tugging at state lawmakers in a battle over access fees that pits the local carriers against AT&T.

Lawmakers debate 2 new voucher bills
Although the court fight over Florida's original school vouchers law is unresolved, state lawmakers are battling over two new proposals that could put thousands more public school children in private schools.

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