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November 20, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A heated controversy has arisen here regarding the Mexican government's purported vow to extradite a suspected rapist to the United States in exchange for a Florida lawmaker's "yes" vote on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Apart from possibly violating Mexican law, critics here say, the reported agreement between Mexican Atty. Gen. Jorge Carpizo MacGregor and U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr. (R-Fla.
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December 7, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the eve of a climactic Florida Supreme Court hearing, state Republican lawmakers Wednesday forged ahead with a special session to short-circuit Democratic legal challenges and ensure George W. Bush the White House. With the tacit approval of Bush's younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, legislators scheduled the unprecedented session for Friday.
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December 6, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican statehouse leaders Tom Feeney and John McKay emerged from the shadows for the first time in days Tuesday but neither made it any clearer when--or if--they would call a special session of the Florida Legislature. House Speaker Feeney, who has been pushing for lawmakers to get involved and cement the electoral delegates already certified for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, initially sounded as if he had backed down from his "I got my helmet on, I'm ready to go" approach.
NEWS
December 6, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican statehouse leaders Tom Feeney and John McKay emerged from the shadows for the first time in days Tuesday but neither made it any clearer when--or if--they would call a special session of the Florida Legislature. House Speaker Feeney, who has been pushing for lawmakers to get involved and cement the electoral delegates already certified for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, initially sounded as if he had backed down from his "I got my helmet on, I'm ready to go" approach.
NEWS
December 7, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the eve of a climactic Florida Supreme Court hearing, state Republican lawmakers Wednesday forged ahead with a special session to short-circuit Democratic legal challenges and ensure George W. Bush the White House. With the tacit approval of Bush's younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, legislators scheduled the unprecedented session for Friday.
NEWS
June 8, 1992 | Associated Press
Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-Fla.), the second most senior member of the House, unexpectedly announced his retirement Sunday. He said that concern about his wife's health made him change his mind about seeking a 23rd term. Bennett, 81, as late as last week was saying he would run again. He said he changed his mind because his wife, Jean, suffered a stroke last Monday. He was the 75th member of Congress to say he won't be back next year.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | Reuters
Rep. William Lehman (D-Fla.) announced Tuesday that he will retire from the House at the end of the year because of poor health.
NEWS
March 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A week after being caught receiving oral sex from a prostitute in a Tallahassee, Fla., shopping center parking lot, a conservative Republican Florida lawmaker resigned his office. State Rep. Marvin Couch, whose record in office had earned a perfect rating from the Christian Coalition of Florida, said he was sorry for his actions. Deputies said Couch, 42, and a prostitute were caught in the act after he paid $22 for oral sex.
NEWS
September 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
A legislative candidate was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his opponent's wife. Police said her husband was the intended target. Eric Kaplan, 28, also was charged with aggravated battery and firing into an occupied home. He was jailed on $100,000 bail. Judith Starks, the 47-year-old wife of Republican state Rep. Robert Starks, was shot in the leg early Sunday in her bed. She was hit by one of five shots fired from the back yard into the couple's home.
NEWS
December 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
A waitress says she was fired for serving Rep. Charles T. Canady (R-Fla.) a heaping portion of criticism about the impeachment of President Clinton. Carolee Westcott says she was canned from the Olive Garden restaurant after calling Canady, a former Democrat, a "turncoat or traitor" for his recent vote to impeach the president. She said managers told her that her interaction with the congressman "wasn't exactly 'hospitaliano,' " using the Italian restaurant chain's word for warmth to customers.
NEWS
December 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
A waitress says she was fired for serving Rep. Charles T. Canady (R-Fla.) a heaping portion of criticism about the impeachment of President Clinton. Carolee Westcott says she was canned from the Olive Garden restaurant after calling Canady, a former Democrat, a "turncoat or traitor" for his recent vote to impeach the president. She said managers told her that her interaction with the congressman "wasn't exactly 'hospitaliano,' " using the Italian restaurant chain's word for warmth to customers.
NEWS
March 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A week after being caught receiving oral sex from a prostitute in a Tallahassee, Fla., shopping center parking lot, a conservative Republican Florida lawmaker resigned his office. State Rep. Marvin Couch, whose record in office had earned a perfect rating from the Christian Coalition of Florida, said he was sorry for his actions. Deputies said Couch, 42, and a prostitute were caught in the act after he paid $22 for oral sex.
NEWS
November 20, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A heated controversy has arisen here regarding the Mexican government's purported vow to extradite a suspected rapist to the United States in exchange for a Florida lawmaker's "yes" vote on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Apart from possibly violating Mexican law, critics here say, the reported agreement between Mexican Atty. Gen. Jorge Carpizo MacGregor and U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr. (R-Fla.
NEWS
September 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
A legislative candidate was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his opponent's wife. Police said her husband was the intended target. Eric Kaplan, 28, also was charged with aggravated battery and firing into an occupied home. He was jailed on $100,000 bail. Judith Starks, the 47-year-old wife of Republican state Rep. Robert Starks, was shot in the leg early Sunday in her bed. She was hit by one of five shots fired from the back yard into the couple's home.
NEWS
June 8, 1992 | Associated Press
Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-Fla.), the second most senior member of the House, unexpectedly announced his retirement Sunday. He said that concern about his wife's health made him change his mind about seeking a 23rd term. Bennett, 81, as late as last week was saying he would run again. He said he changed his mind because his wife, Jean, suffered a stroke last Monday. He was the 75th member of Congress to say he won't be back next year.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | Reuters
Rep. William Lehman (D-Fla.) announced Tuesday that he will retire from the House at the end of the year because of poor health.
NATIONAL
May 20, 2003 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
For almost three years, legislators from Florida to Hawaii have watched the high-stakes legal battle between the state of Maine and the pharmaceutical industry with more than passing interest. So they reacted to Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which revived a Maine program to reduce prescription drug prices for the uninsured, as if David had seriously wounded, if not slain, Goliath. "This is a tremendous blow to the [pharmaceutical] industry," said Peter E.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1993 | DENISE GELLENE
A wave of violence against tourists in Miami--including the murder of a German tourist lost in an inner-city neighborhood--prompted the American Automobile Assn. last week to put out a 15-point safety alert. Among the tips: Avoid high-crime areas, "even if it means going out of your way." Just don't expect AAA, or any travel professional for that matter, to identify high-crime areas for you.
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