Trial By Fame


The 2000 presidential election spawned some spontaneous stars, new blips on the national radar. Nine months (a whole gestation period!) after the Sunshine State's knock-down-drag-out over votes, Notebook decided to check up on them:

KATHERINE HARRIS Florida's secretary of state who lashed out (literally and figuratively) is now "strongly considering" a run for Congress. She'll be sure to get the count straight in that election, no doubt.

JUDGE N. SANDERS SAULS "Same ol' me," says the judge--though "people are still asking for autographs." Judge Sauls has been given several honors for his work in the 23-hour weekend trial...

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