A nominating committee formed by Sen. Connie Mack, R-Fla., has selected three Tallahassee men as candidates for the job of U.S. attorney in North Florida. The three are Mitchell D. Franks, now with the state attorney general's office, and David L. McGee and Kenneth W. Sukhia, both assistants in the U.S. attorney's office. The Bush administration will choose one of them as nominee and send the name to the Senate for confirmation. Five people applied for the job, including Allen Allweiss, a top assistant state attorney for Pinellas and Pasco counties. EPA: Military sold wastes to the public
In selling a wide variety of surplus materials, the Defense Department has at times resorted to public sales as a mere sham for hazardous waste disposal, according to an Environmental Protection Agency memorandum. The memo from the EPA's regional administrator in San Francisco included an account of six instances where hazardous substances originating with the military wound up endangering the environment.