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Byline: Nancy Cook Lauer
Nov. 17--Supporters of Sen. Bob Graham took to the Florida State University campus on Friday to announce that his campaign to re-create a statewide governing board begins in earnest at a rival university's campus today.
The group thinks the university system needs a central board to replace the Board of Regents, which was recently dismantled by the Legislature. Making the new Board of Governors a constitutional entity that would protect it from the whims of the Legislature, supporters said.
"Our political fire wall became toast. . . they're gone," said Rosie Webb Jewels, a professor at the University of Central Florida. "It …