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November 3, 2001

Lucy Morgan
Democracy stuck in a bunker mentality
Welcome to Fortress Florida.

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Bradley named to utilities board
Gov. Jeb Bush says the former St. Petersburg legislator is the best for the job. Critics call it a campaign debt repaid.

Governments' crisis handler tries to relax
When you've led the kind of life that Norman Hickey has, the overriding challenge at 75 becomes, as he put it, "being not so busy."

Record unemployment claims
Florida's unemployment rate for September was 4.3 percent. The October statistics won't be available until mid November. But Warren May, spokesman for the state's Agency for Workforce Innovation, said first-time unemployment compensation claims reached a record 80,554 during the month.

Bush stays home to tend the budget
The governor skips a trade mission to Spain as legislative leaders negotiate cuts.

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