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April 17, 2001
Justices won't hear tort reform case
The state Supreme Court refuses to be the next step for a law limiting product liability lawsuits.

Change in voting wins in landslide
TALLAHASSEE -- By a surprisingly big margin, Floridians want the state's election machinery fixed, standardized and ready for the 2002 election.

Legislature weighs slashing programs for poor
Proposals would leave no state money for poor people to get eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures, among other cuts.

Critics: Aquifer at risk from proposal
While some fear contamination from plans to pump in untreated water, supporters say it will save millions.

Legislature 2001
Today is the 43rd day of the 60-day session.

Reform of workers' compensation debated
Injured workers rally as a Senate committee looks at ways to improve the system.

House favors prayers led by students
Critics say the bill could force some students to be a captive audience at some events. It awaits final approval.

William C. Patterson, Georgia surgeon, 79
William C. Patterson, brother of Times chairman emeritus Eugene Patterson, was a flight surgeon in the Korean War.

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