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Crist (finally) replaces FSU trustee Jim Smith

At long last and three years overdue, Gov. Charlie Crist replaced his buddy Jim Smith on the Florida State University Board of Trustees. Smith overstayed his four year term -- and sidestepped a 2005 state law prohibiting lobbyists from serving as university trustees -- because Crist didn't bother to name a successor.

But in a press release issued after 6 p.m. Friday, Crist's office made the change, appointing another Crist buddy and FSU classmate Brent W. Sembler, the son of former U.S. Ambassador Mel Sembler.