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December 15, 2001

Builders press Bush to delay stricter code
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Consumers will pay if a bill that postpones implementation of the code is vetoed, they warn.
Lucy Morgan
Ethics law lets foxes guard the henhouse
Florida is one of only two states in the nation that doesn't allow its Ethics Commission to initiate investigations of public officials.

New driver's license rules kick in early
After being swamped by immigrants trying to beat the clock, the state switches to the new rules ahead of schedule.

Expect dry weather until July, forecasters say
Above-normal rainfall in 2001 helped alleviate Florida's three-year drought, but warm, dry weather is expected back in early 2002, forecasters said Friday.

Board of Education tests limits of control
Having given universities more autonomy this year, the state wants a say in presidents' salaries.

Chief justice to receive distinguished UF honor
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Wells will be named a Distinguished Alumnus at the University of Florida's commencement ceremony today.

Florida in brief
Finalists selected for U.S. marshal positions

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