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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Even judges have momentary lapses of judgment. But it's a pretty safe bet in this unpredictable election that Judge Terry P. Lewis will think twice before giving out his fax number again with CNN in the room. About midnight Friday, having just received the Florida Supreme Court's order to manually recount ballots statewide before a Tuesday deadline to name electors, Lewis set the case on a fast track. The Leon County Circuit Court judge ordered the recounts of more than 40,000 undercounted ballots to start immediately.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
A tumultuous offseason grew worse for Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller, who was arrested Tuesday night and charged with operating a gambling house, a Leon County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. Fuller, 32, is accused of running high-stakes card games in which pots frequently reached into the thousands of dollars. Florida law allows an individual to gamble up to $10 per hand. Fuller was released on $5,000 bail after an interview with the sheriff's office later that night, Lt. Linda Butler said.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - To think, it all happened at a public library. A political drama that would dwarf most of the fiction in its stacks. A raucous Republican crowd trying to boo a Democratic California senator off the lectern. A duel between the state's and nation's highest courts, sending about three-dozen North Florida judges, court clerks and citizens on the daylong ride of their life. Within 15 or so hours, the eight judges and eight court clerks were called into action to resolve the nation's most important dispute; assembled in near-seclusion and silence so that they could meet a daunting deadline of 2 p.m. today; and were told, after counting 4,000 to 5,000 ballots, that they should stop immediately under orders from the U.S. Supreme Court.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 11, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - John Stott was supposed to play a wise man in King Herod's court in the Christmas pageant at Killearn United Methodist Church over the weekend but had to abruptly find a stand-in because something came up. The chief deputy clerk of the Leon County Circuit Court knew it the moment the Florida Supreme Court issued its order Friday afternoon that he'd spend all night and the weekend coordinating logistics in the manual recount of 9,000...
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July 24, 1999
IN C. VERNON GRAY'S Howard County, officials are wrestling with Smart Growth, economic development, the Y2K bug, farm preservation, improving education and fighting crime.As they are in Lake County, Ill.And Johnson County, Kan.And Leon County, Fla., too.Mr. Gray's elevation last week to the presidency of the National Association of Counties is valuable because the problems that counfront Howard County, where he's in his fifth term on the council, aren't unique.Mr. Gray's part-time appointment may presage a trade-group trifecta in Maryland government.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 16, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's top elections official delivered a one-two punch in the fight for the White House last night by refusing to accept manual recounts by predominantly Democratic counties and certifying election results that give George W. Bush the edge in the disputed presidential contest. Secretary of State Katherine Harris, the co-chairman of Bush's Florida campaign, rejected the requests of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to amend their vote totals. She did so hours after the state Supreme Court refused, for the time being, a petition filed by Harris to stop the manual recounts in the three localities.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
Lawyers for Bernard L. Ward asked an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday to concentrate not what their client admitted to police about the murder of Eddie Brewer, but on what he could not remember a month after the killing.Mr. Ward is being retried after his conviction in a 5-year-old slaying was overturned.Testimony yesterday centered on Mr. Ward's confession to Florida sheriff's detectives after his arrest in Tallahassee a month after the killing. He told Leon County detectives that he had met Mr. Brewer in a Baltimore bar and rode with him and another man to a secluded parking lot, where the unidentified man stabbed Mr. Brewer.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
Witnesses for Bernard L. Ward, being retried for a 1988 murder, told an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday that he was in Tallahassee, Fla., at the time police say he was in Maryland killing 25-year-old Eddie Brewer.Mr. Ward's former wife, an ex-boss and a Social Security clerk testified that the 33-year-old former Glen Burnie man was in Florida in mid-November 1988.Mr. Ward is being retried in the slaying of Eddie Brewer, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who was found naked, stabbed and strangled Dec. 12, 1988, in an abandoned house along Crain Highway.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 11, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - John Stott was supposed to play a wise man in King Herod's court in the Christmas pageant at Killearn United Methodist Church over the weekend but had to abruptly find a stand-in because something came up. The chief deputy clerk of the Leon County Circuit Court knew it the moment the Florida Supreme Court issued its order Friday afternoon that he'd spend all night and the weekend coordinating logistics in the manual recount of 9,000...
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
A tumultuous offseason grew worse for Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller, who was arrested Tuesday night and charged with operating a gambling house, a Leon County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. Fuller, 32, is accused of running high-stakes card games in which pots frequently reached into the thousands of dollars. Florida law allows an individual to gamble up to $10 per hand. Fuller was released on $5,000 bail after an interview with the sheriff's office later that night, Lt. Linda Butler said.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Even judges have momentary lapses of judgment. But it's a pretty safe bet in this unpredictable election that Judge Terry P. Lewis will think twice before giving out his fax number again with CNN in the room. About midnight Friday, having just received the Florida Supreme Court's order to manually recount ballots statewide before a Tuesday deadline to name electors, Lewis set the case on a fast track. The Leon County Circuit Court judge ordered the recounts of more than 40,000 undercounted ballots to start immediately.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - To think, it all happened at a public library. A political drama that would dwarf most of the fiction in its stacks. A raucous Republican crowd trying to boo a Democratic California senator off the lectern. A duel between the state's and nation's highest courts, sending about three-dozen North Florida judges, court clerks and citizens on the daylong ride of their life. Within 15 or so hours, the eight judges and eight court clerks were called into action to resolve the nation's most important dispute; assembled in near-seclusion and silence so that they could meet a daunting deadline of 2 p.m. today; and were told, after counting 4,000 to 5,000 ballots, that they should stop immediately under orders from the U.S. Supreme Court.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 5, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A state judge flatly rejected yesterday Al Gore's challenge of Florida election results, a ruling that reduces considerably the vice president's chance of proving that he and not George W. Bush won the presidency. The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls means that about 14,000 contested ballots won't be manually recounted, the only shot the vice president had of overcoming the Texas governor's 537-vote victory margin before states choose their electors Dec. 12. Sauls, who issued his order from the bench shortly after 4:30 p.m., ruled that Gore failed to prove his key claim -- that legal votes had been excluded from the Nov. 26 certified vote count.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 16, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's top elections official delivered a one-two punch in the fight for the White House last night by refusing to accept manual recounts by predominantly Democratic counties and certifying election results that give George W. Bush the edge in the disputed presidential contest. Secretary of State Katherine Harris, the co-chairman of Bush's Florida campaign, rejected the requests of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to amend their vote totals. She did so hours after the state Supreme Court refused, for the time being, a petition filed by Harris to stop the manual recounts in the three localities.
NEWS
July 24, 1999
IN C. VERNON GRAY'S Howard County, officials are wrestling with Smart Growth, economic development, the Y2K bug, farm preservation, improving education and fighting crime.As they are in Lake County, Ill.And Johnson County, Kan.And Leon County, Fla., too.Mr. Gray's elevation last week to the presidency of the National Association of Counties is valuable because the problems that counfront Howard County, where he's in his fifth term on the council, aren't unique.Mr. Gray's part-time appointment may presage a trade-group trifecta in Maryland government.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
Witnesses for Bernard L. Ward, being retried for a 1988 murder, told an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday that he was in Tallahassee, Fla., at the time police say he was in Maryland killing 25-year-old Eddie Brewer.Mr. Ward's former wife, an ex-boss and a Social Security clerk testified that the 33-year-old former Glen Burnie man was in Florida in mid-November 1988.Mr. Ward is being retried in the slaying of Eddie Brewer, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who was found naked, stabbed and strangled Dec. 12, 1988, in an abandoned house along Crain Highway.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 5, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A state judge flatly rejected yesterday Al Gore's challenge of Florida election results, a ruling that reduces considerably the vice president's chance of proving that he and not George W. Bush won the presidency. The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls means that about 14,000 contested ballots won't be manually recounted, the only shot the vice president had of overcoming the Texas governor's 537-vote victory margin before states choose their electors Dec. 12. Sauls, who issued his order from the bench shortly after 4:30 p.m., ruled that Gore failed to prove his key claim -- that legal votes had been excluded from the Nov. 26 certified vote count.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
A prosecutor in Florida has filed more charges against Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller, adding felony firearm and misdemeanor gambling charges, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Fuller already had been charged with operating a gambling house, a third-degree felony that carries a possible five-year prison sentence and $5,000 fine, after a raid of his Tallahassee, Fla., home last month. Assistant State Attorney Matt Smith said he decided on additional charges after talking with law enforcement officers, according to the paper.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
Lawyers for Bernard L. Ward asked an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday to concentrate not what their client admitted to police about the murder of Eddie Brewer, but on what he could not remember a month after the killing.Mr. Ward is being retried after his conviction in a 5-year-old slaying was overturned.Testimony yesterday centered on Mr. Ward's confession to Florida sheriff's detectives after his arrest in Tallahassee a month after the killing. He told Leon County detectives that he had met Mr. Brewer in a Baltimore bar and rode with him and another man to a secluded parking lot, where the unidentified man stabbed Mr. Brewer.
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