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Kevin Beary

Death toll, cleanup costs still mounting

As Floridians faced their second week of living with the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, hundreds of thousands spent their eighth night without electricity, and the hurricane's death toll and cost estimates of the cleanup continued to climb. Statewide, more than 300,000 residents still didn't have power Friday, and some residents of Osceola, Polk, Charlotte and Lee counties may face several more days without it. The death toll blamed on Charley rose to 25. A 68-year-old Collier County man died when he was either overcome by carbon-monoxide poisoning or the fire that destroyed a trailer where an electrical generator was being used, state officials said. In Lee County, a...