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2006-01-05 21:34:08

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a school voucher program that allowed some students to attend private schools with taxpayers' money, a key component of Gov. Jeb Bush's education reforms. A Bush campaign promise that became a model for other U.S. programs, the Florida system allowed parents of students in chronically failing public schools to use their public school allocation to offset private school tuition. The...

2005-11-17 15:24:25

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida law firm's television advertisement featuring a pit bull, a dog breed known for its aggression, is misleading and an affront to the legal profession, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Responding to a complaint by the Florida Bar, the state's highest court sanctioned a pair of Fort Lauderdale attorneys whose advertisement showed a spike-collared pit bull in the company logo. The bar also objected to the company's...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.