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September 23, 2001

Top environmental posts short on experience
The DEP has passed over applicants seasoned in environmental protection. Its leader defends his picks.

Teen accused of stealing 49 flags
NORTH LAUDERDALE -- A 16-year-old boy stole American flags from his neighbors' yards, hoping to take advantage of the public's patriotic fervor after the terrorist attacks to sell them at a flea market, authorities said.

Changing times challenge Bush
Residents are likely to ask for more just as the state finds less money to work with, presenting Gov. Jeb Bush with new and difficult tests.

Floridians favor military response
A new poll shows they overwhelmingly support the president and tighter immigration restrictions, too.

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