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April 18, 2001
Bill expands disabled vouchers
The proposal allows any parents to apply if they are dissatisfied with their disabled child's progress.

Bill would create dads' registry
Assured by the measure protecting fathers' rights, Gov. Jeb Bush allows a separate adoption bill to become law.

NAACP, 46 prison guards claim harassment, racism, retaliation
African-American prison officers who claim rampant racism in Florida's prison system say the Department of Corrections is retaliating against them through intimidation and life-threatening harassment.

Touching treated wood may pose risk
Normal contact with the wood used for playgrounds can give kids unacceptable doses of arsenic, an expert hired by the state says.

'It's food, drink and injections'
Increasingly in South Florida, people are getting illegal cosmetic silicone injections -- sometimes at parties. The results often are tragic.

Bills place Florida Bar in state's cross hairs
Infuriated by court decisions on their laws, legislators begin stripping the Bar of its power.

Legislature 2001
Today is the 44th day of the 60-day session.

Around the state
Prosecutors to add charges in killings at mental hospital

McKay signals some flexibility on tax cuts
Until now, Senate President John McKay has been opposed to the cuts in a tight year that includes a Medicaid shortfall.

Error underestimates arsenic risk
TALLAHASSEE -- A scientist hired by the pressure-treated wood industry has admitted making a major mathematical error in a study that claims children face little risk from arsenic in the wood.

Arsenic facts and tips
Some questions and answers on arsenic


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