Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Gov. Bush, FCAT hang over raceCandidates for governor find it's unwise to get too close to, or too far away from, Bush's education record.Nation swelters, Florida shrugsWe're used to the gulf's tropical thrust, which has warmed up the eastern and central U.S.Gallagher files paperwork for governor's raceThree lawmakers filed paperwork for Republican Tom Gallagher to enter him in the governor's race Tuesday, adding the state's chief financial officer to the official list of candidates seeking to succeed Gov. Jeb Bush.Help for delinquent girls criticizedA study of the justice system says girls have unique needs that are not being served in Florida.Investigator says DNA tests tie defendants to slayingsInvestigators found blood from three of six slain friends on boots worn by a man charged with organizing the killings, a DNA expert testified Tuesday.Sugar dollars pour into pro-Smith groupA total of $295,000 donated to a committee backing the state senator for governor has ties to U.S. Sugar.Three school districts could face penaltiesThree school districts could face financial penalties unless they can satisfy state officials they are taking steps to improve chronically failing schools.Study: Foster care rescue an overused tacticCitrus and Hernando counties are among those cited as having high rates of child removal and of repeat abuse.Cruise ship tilts, many aboard hurtSteering equipment problems are blamed for the scary incident in which the ship suddenly rolled to its left. The new 113,000-ton vessel was 11 miles out of port.LotteryTuesday's winning numbers
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The Terri Schiavo CaseBush again in Schiavo disputeA state board says a Schiavo nurse violated confidentiality by giving TV interviews. The governor's attempt to save the nurse's license has raised questions of appropriateness.
From AP's Florida news wire (image placeholder)(image placeholder)
·  14 seriously hurt when cruise ship rolls off Port Canaveral
·  Tropical Storm Beryl expected to stay offshore of N.C.
·  British man indicted for killing Florida woman
·  Lake Mary man indicted on murder charges for wife, son's deaths
·  Tampa man gets life behind bars for fatal carjacking
·  Twins 8, Devil Rays 1
·  Tuesday's winning numbers
·  Nationals 7, Marlins 6
·  Katherine Harris says she's not a target of federal probe
·  Study: Florida juvenile system fails to meet girls' needs
·  Jacksonville selected for military cargo plane assembly
·  Democrat Smith campaigns for governor in conservative Panhandle
·  News Briefs from Around Florida
·  State asks Supreme Court to reject Childers' appeal
·  CSX posts surge in 2Q profit, splits stock, boosts dividend
·  State Farm to boost property insurance rates more than 50 percent
·  Defendant wanted to be placed in protective custody
·  FBI: Padilla didn't seek lawyer, immediate end of interview
·  Johnson: State needs more public input in premium hikes, not less
·  Doctors: Seniors will suffer if Medicare spending is slowed
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