Back to Home > News > Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 Florida TOP FLORIDA STORY Award limit in medical suits gets boost Senate signals shift during 4-day session Senate President Jim King said Monday the Senate is willing to consider limiting the amount of money people can win in medical malpractice lawsuits, as lawmakers returned to the capital under orders from Gov. Jeb Bush to address the rising cost of insurance for doctors. BY ERIKA BOL STAD AND LESLEY CLARK / >> BUSH’S PLAN ON MEDICAL SUITS BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS >> Nicaraguan pleads guilty in $2. 9 million spiny lobster smuggling – 05: 05 PM EDT >> Serial rapist linked to seventh victim in Miami – 04: 36 PM EDT >> Dolphins’ Taylor among group visiting troops in Persian Gulf – 04: 36 PM EDT >> Devil Rays 11, Yankees 2 – 04: 36 PM EDT >> Dolphins’ Taylor among group visiting troops in Persian Gulf – 04: 35 PM EDT ADVERTISEMENT MORE FLORIDA NEWS Seminole casino complex expected to rock visitors Imagine a 90-foot wall of water doubling as a movie screen, a casino bar dotted with dozens of suspended plasma-screen TVs, and a main entrance that — like Orlando-area amusement parks — gives visitors a spot for photo opportunities. (BY JERRY BERRIES, , 06/17/2003 11: 26 AM EDT) Gun firm wants Grunow widow to pay legal fees A gun distributor wants the widow of slain schoolteacher Barry Grunow to pay its defense costs from last year’s five-week trial. The Valor Corp.
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says it is entitled to recover its legal costs because Pam Grunow lost her lawsuit accusing the Broward County company of being responsible for her husband’s death. (By BILL DOU THAT, Palm Beach Post, 06/17/2003 03: 01 AM EDT) Man lost in Everglades rescued after 15 hours Ordeal left him confused, combative (AP) — A man riding four-wheelers with friends got separated and spent 15 hours in the Florida Everglades before being rescued. Christopher Quiet, a 24-year-old plumber from Margate, had insect bites and saw grass cuts and was dehydrated when a Broward County Sheriff’s Office rescue helicopter spotted him Sunday morning. Wearing a camouflage shirt, he was about two miles from where his abandoned ATV had been found stuck in an alligator hole, officials said. (06/17/2003 03: 01 AM EDT) Teacher accused of sex abuse resigns (AP) — A teacher accused of molesting at least five 8- and 9-year-old girls in his second-grade classroom has resigned, school district officials said Monday. (06/17/2003 03: 01 AM EDT) Research attempts to save manatees Underwater listening could be key (AP) — Researchers believe manatee voices could help them develop a visual warning system that would reduce the number of sea cows killed and injured by boats.
(06/17/2003 03: 01 AM EDT) Fuel-oil spill may damage Pensacola Bay restoration (AP) — Oily fuel spilled from a freighter threatens a $1. 7 million habitat restoration project along the shore of Pensacola Bay. Work continued Monday to clean about 2, 000 gallons spilled from the Bahamas-flagged Al chiba at Pensacola’s port over the weekend. Crews hired by V. Ships, which manages the 499-foot vessel, were handling the cleanup. (06/17/2003 03: 01 AM EDT) In Florida An effort to allow cities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to take over public schools within their boundaries may resurface in the Legislature this week.
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