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The morbidly curious will have to look elsewhere. In an image-boosting effort, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has removed what had been the most popular section of its Web site — the last meal requests of its executed killers. Now readers must look to sites like www.deadmaneating.com to learn that Hilton Crawford, who killed a 12-year-old boy, had a final hankering for 12 beef ribs, three enchiladas, chicken fried steak with cream gravy, a crispy bacon sandwich, a bowl of ketchup, a loaf of bread, french fries, onion rings, three colas and three root beers and cobbler … Sprint avoided trial Tuesday when judges approved a $50 million settlement with shareholders who bought stock between October 1999 and September 2000. The shareholders claimed the company inflated its stock by pumping a merger with WorldCom that never arrived … Eighty percent of actions against judges by Utah’s JCC in the past five years have been private. That’s too many for Utah Sen. Dave Thomas, an attorney who has created a plan to formalize when his state should publicly discipline jurists. Reform is needed, says Thomas, to shed light on a bench that is 100 percent appointed … Gaping divides in family law between European nations have prompted a call for a new, Euro-wide marriage and divorce code. Still at the ponder stage, such laws would apply to couples from different nations or living away from their country of birth. But lawmakers would be hard pressed to find common ground. At present, for instance, a Finnish couple can take a no-fault divorce inside six months — but Belgians looking to untie the knot can expect a court official to comb for clues in the offending party’s bed. – Lori Patel

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