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| 1/18/2013

› Legal dispute over 'Taj Mahal' artwork ends with payment approval
A two-year legal dispute ended Thursday when the Legislative Budget Commission approved $514,884 in payment for framed artwork for the "Taj Mahal" courthouse for the 1st District Court of Appeals.

› NASA official named director of UCF's Florida Space Institute
Ray Lugo, a longtime Kennedy Space Center manager and until recently director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, has been named director of the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida.

› Rick Scott won't propose changes to Florida gun laws
Gov. Rick Scott plans no proposals to change any Florida gun laws, a spokeswoman said Thursday, though he still wants to hear ideas for improving the safety of schools.

› Boats smitten by Sandy selling in South Florida
Flotillas of boats savaged by Hurricane Sandy are finding their way from the Northeast to South Florida, as insurance companies shed damaged goods and purchasers chase a good deal. "We've got a lot of people from your area that buy from us, tons of people from South Florida," said Ron Milardo, founder and owner of Cooper Capital Specialty Salvage of Old Saybrook, Conn.

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