SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549
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                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                                 (Rule 13d-102)

             INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
           TO RULES 13d-1(b), (c) AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
                              PURSUANT TO 13d-2(b)*

                               Cross Country, Inc.
                                (Name of Issuer)

                                  Common Stock
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                    22748P105
                                 (CUSIP Number)

                                September 5, 2002
             (Date of event which requires filing of this statement)


     Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
Schedule 13G is filed:
     [ ] Rule 13d-1(b)
     [X] Rule 13d-1(c)
     [ ] Rule 13d-1(d)




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     *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would
alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

     The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the
Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the
Notes).




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                    Page 2 of 11 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO.
            OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                   Hunter Global Associates L.L.C.

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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            Delaware
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                683,430
OWNED BY       ___________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                683,430
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     (9)     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED
             BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                683,430
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     (10)    CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
             IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)    PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED
             BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                  2.10%
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     (12)    TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 OO
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                    Page 3 of 11 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO.
            OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                                    Hunter Global Investors, L.P.

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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            Delaware
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 2,046,910
OWNED BY       ___________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 2,046,910
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     (9)     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED
             BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 2,046,910
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     (10)    CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
             IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)    PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED
             BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                               6.29%
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     (12)    TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 PN
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                    Page 4 of 11 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO.
            OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                                    Duke Buchan III
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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            United States
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 2,046,910
OWNED BY       ___________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 2,046,910
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     (9)     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED
             BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 2,046,910
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     (10)    CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
             IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)    PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED
             BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                6.29%
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     (12)    TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 IN
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                    Page 5 of 11 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO.
            OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                                    Hunter Global Investors Fund I L.P.

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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            Delaware
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 625,070
OWNED BY       ___________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 625,070
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     (9)     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED
             BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 625,070
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     (10)    CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
             IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)    PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED
             BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                1.92%
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     (12)    TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 PN
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                   Page 6 of 11 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO.
            OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

                                    Hunter Global Investors Fund II, L.P.
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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            Delaware
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 58,360
OWNED BY       ___________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 58,360
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     (9)     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED
             BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 58,360
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     (10)    CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
             IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)    PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED
             BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                0.18%
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     (12)    TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 PN
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                   Page 7 of 11 Pages


Item 1(a).  Name of Issuer:

            The name of the issuer is Cross Country, Inc. (the "Company").

Item 1(b).  Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

            The Company's principal executive offices are located at 6551 Park
of Commerce Blvd, N.W., Suite 200, Boca Raton, Florida 33487.

Item 2(a).  Name of Person Filing:

            This statement is filed by:
                  (i) Hunter Global Associates L.L.C., a Delaware limited 
                      liability company ("Associates") (CO) that is the general
                      partner of Hunter Global Investors Fund I L.P. ("Fund I")
                      and Hunter Global Investors Fund II L.P. ("Fund II"), 
                      with respect to the shares of Common Stock (defined in 
                      Item 2(d) below) beneficially owned by Fund I and Fund II,
                      collectively.
                 (ii) Hunter Global Investors L.P., a Delaware limited 
                      partnership ("Investors") (PN) that is the investment
                      manager of Fund I, Fund II and Hunter Global Investors 
                      Offshore Fund Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
                      (the "Offshore Fund"), with respect to the shares of 
                      Common Stock beneficially owned by Fund I, Fund II and
                      the Offshore Fund, collectively.
                (iii) Duke Buchan III ("Mr. Buchan") (IN), who is the managing
                      member of Associates and who controls Investors through
                      its general partner, with respect to the shares of Common
                      Stock beneficially owned by Fund I, Fund II and the 
                      Offshore Fund, collectively.
                 (iv) Fund I, a Delaware limited partnership (PN), with respect
                      to the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by it.
                  (v) Fund II, a Delaware limited partnership (PN), with respect
                      to the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by it.

                  The foregoing persons are hereinafter collectively referred to
            as the "Reporting Persons".  Any disclosures herein with respect to
            persons other than the Reporting Persons are made on information and
            belief after making inquiry to the appropriate person.

Item 2(b).  Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence

     The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is 350
Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10022.




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                   Page 8 of 11 Pages

Item 2(c).        Citizenship

     Fund I, Fund II and Investors are each limited partnerships organized under
the laws of the State of Delaware. Associates is a limited liability company
organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Mr. Buchan is a United States
citizen.

Item 2(d).  Title of Class of Securities

     Common Stock, $0.0001 par value (the "Common Stock").

Item 2(e).  CUSIP Number

     22748P105

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b) or 13d-2(b) or
(c), check whether the person filing is a:  NOT APPLICABLE

          (a) [ ]   Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the
                    Act,
          (b) [ ]   Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act,
          (c) [ ]   Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of
                    the Act,
          (d) [ ]   Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the
                    Investment Company Act of 1940,
          (e) [ ]   Investment Adviser in accordance with Rule
                    13d-1 (b)(1)(ii)(E),
          (f) [ ]   Employee Benefit Plan or Endowment Fund in accordance
                    with 13d-1 (b)(1)(ii)(F),
          (g) [ ]   Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance
                    with Rule 13d-1 (b)(1)(ii)(G),
          (h) [ ]   Savings Association as defined in Section 3(b) of the
                    Federal Deposit Insurance Act,
          (i) [ ]   Church Plan that is excluded from the definition of an
                    investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the
                    Investment Company Act of 1940,
          (j) [ ]   Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

Item 4.   Ownership.

     The percentages used in this Item 4 are calculated based upon 32,545,992
shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2002, as reported
on the Company's Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2002, which was filed
on August 13, 2002.

      A. Hunter Global Associates L.L.C., as general partner of Hunter Global
         Investors Fund I L.P. and Hunter Global Investors Fund II L.P.
          (a)   Amount beneficially owned: 683,430
          (b)   Percent of class: 2.10%




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                   Page 9 of 11 Pages

          (c)  (i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
              (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 683,430
             (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
              (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 683,430

      B. Hunter Global Investors L.P., as investment manager of Hunter Global
         Investors Fund I L.P., Hunter Global Investors Fund II L.P. and 
         Hunter Global Investors Offshore Fund Ltd.
          (a)   Amount beneficially owned: 2,046,910
          (b)   Percent of class: 6.29%
          (c)  (i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
              (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 2,046,910
             (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
              (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition:2,046,910

      C. Duke Buchan III, as senior managing member of Hunter Global Associates
         L.L.C., and as the sole member of the general partner of Hunter Global
         Investors L.P.
          (a)   Amount beneficially owned: 2,046,910
          (b)   Percent of class: 6.29%
          (c)  (i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
              (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 2,046,910
             (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
              (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 2,046,910

      D. Hunter Global Investors Fund I L.P.
          (a)   Amount beneficially owned: 625,070
          (b)   Percent of class: 1.92%
          (c)  (i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
              (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 625,070
             (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
              (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 625,070

      E. Hunter Global Investors Fund II L.P.
          (a)   Amount beneficially owned: 58,360
          (b)   Percent of class: 0.18%
          (c)  (i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
              (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 58,360
             (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
              (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 58,360




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                   Page 10 of 11 Pages

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

            Not applicable.

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

     Mr Buchan, the senior managing member of Associates and the sole member of
the general partner of Investors, has the power to direct the affairs of
Associates, Investors, Fund I, Fund II and the Offshore Fund, including
decisions with respect to the disposition of proceeds from the sale of the
Common Stock.

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the
Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

           Not applicable.

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

            The identity of each member of the group is set forth above under
Item 2(a) and Item 4.

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group

           Not applicable.




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CUSIP No. 22748P105                 13G                   Page 11 of 11 Pages

Item 10.  Certification.

     Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:

          By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held
for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control
of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in 
connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or 
effect.

                                   SIGNATURES

     After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the
undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true,
complete and correct.

DATED:  October 17, 2002            HUNTER GLOBAL ASSOCIATES L.L.C.

                                    By: /s/ Duke Buchan III                
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        Duke Buchan III
                                        Senior Managing Member

                                    HUNTER GLOBAL INVESTORS L.P.

                                    By: Hunter Global Capital Management L.L.C.,
                                        its general partner

                                    By: /s/ Duke Buchan III                
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        Duke Buchan III
                                        Managing Member

                                    DUKE BUCHAN III

                                    /s/ Duke Buchan III                        
                                    -----------------------------------

                                    HUNTER GLOBAL INVESTORS FUND I L.P.

                                    By: Hunter Global Associates L.L.C.,
                                        its general partner

                                    By: /s/ Duke Buchan III
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        Duke Buchan III
                                        Senior Managing Member

                                    HUNTER GLOBAL INVESTORS FUND II L.P.

                                    By: Hunter Global Associates L.L.C.,
                                        its general partner

                                    By: /s/ Duke Buchan III
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        Duke Buchan III
                                        Senior Managing Member