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August 21, 2001

Class-size measure has unlikely enemies
A petition drive to limit classroom size in Florida's schools is nearing a crucial stage and could have enough signatures to get the necessary review by the state Supreme Court as early as next month.

Books off limits in youths' cells
Reading is encouraged, but not in offenders' cells because officials fear books may become weapons and tools for vandals.

Florida election reform on hold
The Justice Department won't let parts of the law take effect until it's sure the changes won't hurt minority voters.

Group wants manatee off endangered list
The fishing group opposes new waterway restrictions and questions whether the manatee is endangered.


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