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Board of Education gets lawyer, educator

Gov. Jeb Bush has appointed a retired Okeechobee County educator and a Miami lawyer to three-year terms on the state Board of Education.

Phoebe Raulerson was employed by the Okeechobee County School Board for more than 40 years, serving as a teacher, principal and superintendent before retiring last year. Roberto Martinez, a former U.S. attorney for Florida's southern district, is a shareholder at the Colson Hicks Eidson law firm and chairs the Miami-Dade College board of trustees.

President to make first

Florida visit of year

President Bush will visit Jacksonville on Friday to discuss job training and higher education.

He will speak Friday afternoon at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. The appearance is being billed as a "conversation" with local officials, students and educators. This will be Bush's first visit to Florida this year and his 35th since taking office. He will return to Washington on Friday.