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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
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).