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Helen Caldicott with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

04/22/06

Helen Caldicott, Physician, author, speaker, activist. The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. Her most recent book is The New Nuclear Danger: George Bush’s Military Industrial Complex, ...

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Earth Day - Mary Glenney

04/22/06

Celebration of Earth Day in word and music by Mary Glenney. Nature sounds and a journey in nature. Tribute to Rachel Carson.

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"Memory of Water" - Stageworks production at Shimberg - Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt, Women's Show

04/22/06

DAWN TRUAX, EILEEN KOTELES and AMY RAGG star as sisters in the Stageworks production of “The Memory of Water.� Stageworks Theater puts a fresh spin on sisterhood with “The Memory of Water,� a hilarious and poignant play by award-winning playwright Shelagh Stephenson. Centered around three very different sisters who reunite for their mother’s funeral, the story is witty and honest, portraying relationships and perceptions with truth and humor. The play opens at ...

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MICHAEL J HYDE ON SCHIAVO CONTROVERSY-Andrew Stelzer

04/21/06

Wake Forest communications professor Michael Hyde was the guest speaker at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus today, speaking about euthanasia, the Terri Schiavo case, and the use of language in the way various people, and groups tried to communicate their messages in the battle over whether to remove Schiavos feeding tube and kill her. Hyde characterized the entire sags as reflective of humans search for perfection, especially in the exaggerations made by both Michael Sch...

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Florida voters searching for answers on Immigration by Mitch E. Perry,

04/21/06

According to a new poll, voters in Florida now say immigration is the state's second most pressing problem, but they're not certain how to resolve it.The finding -- coming two weeks after a Senate immigration accord dissolved in partisan bickering -- reflects a national Gallup poll that found a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans who now believe immigration is the ''most important problem in the U.S.'' -- just below the war in Iraq. And in Florida, 13 percent of voters now rank immi...

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STORMS CASTOR SQUARE OFF by Mitch E. Perry

04/21/06

The long simmering feud between Hillsborough County Commissioners Kathy Castor and Ronda Storms reached new highs – or lows, yesterday at the conclusion of a Environmental Protection Commission meeting.

The angry exchange of words between the 2 came after the County Commission – yet again – discussed again why the County Mayor concept would be bad for County Government.

The proposal to have an elected County Mayor has not yet officially made it o...

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STATE LEGISLATURE MAY SOON PASS ANTI BULLYING LAW--BUT ARE GAY STUDENTS PROTECTED?-Andrew Stelzer

04/20/06

The state legislature is coming closer to passing an anti-bullying law for schools throughout the state, but many gay and lesbian advocates say there hasn’t been enough done to specifically protect one of the most frequently bullied populations—students who are targeted because of their sexual orientation. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

Graham Frye is the community coordinator at also out youth in Sarasota, a group that promotes the health safety and personal growth o...

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Immigration round includes raid in Polk County by Mitch E. Perry

04/20/06

A week and a half after there were major rallies supporting undocumented workers in Florida and throughout the country, and amidst a national debate about immigration, the enforcement side of the issue came back with a vengeance yesterday when seven managers of IFCO Systems NV, a maker of portable containers and pallets, were arrested, in what officials called the biggest ever worksite enforcement operation against a single employer. More than 1,100 illegal aliens were also captured during ...

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THE PLEA AGREEMENT IN THE SAMI AL-ARIAN CASE

04/20/06

Earlier this week it was revealed that Dr. Sami Al-Arian and the Justice Department had reached an agreement on the terrorism realted charges against him. Al-Arian is the former USF professor who allegedly sent money to and was the highest official of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the U.S. But a six month federal trial failed to bring any convictions against Al-Arian or his co-defendants. Al-Arian remains in jail and for the past several months secret negotiations have taken place between ...

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Tampa to join other Florida Cities promoting Green Buildings by Mitch E. Perry

04/20/06

Last summer a forum on defining “Green� or environmentally friendly buildings was held in downtown Tampa…One of those impressed by the presentation, sponsored by the group BEST and the Downtown Partnership–– was City Council woman Linda Saul-Sena, who said she hoped to bring some of the concepts discussed that day back to the Council.

8 months later, the City is finally going to work on exploring environmentally friendly buildings for the City of Tampa....

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Tampa City Council discusses eliminating Parking on Front Lawns by Mitch E. Perry

04/20/06

Parking on one’s lawn is NOT permitted in St. Petersburg or Temple Terrace , two cities that adjoin Tampa….But that is hardly the case in Tampa, which became a topic of discussion at today’s Council Meeting.

The fact is that in many homes in Tampa, residents don’t have any choice because their homes don’t have driveways or sidewalks to park their autos on.

But to Councilman John Dingfelder, such actions create blight in the City.(roll ...

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HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOLS RE-ZONING (April 18, 2006)- Stan Davis

04/19/06

HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOLS RE-ZONING, TUESDAY, 18 APRIL 2006

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Parents of children at Town ‘N’ Country’s Dickenson Elementary School had a lot to cheer about Tuesday night as the Hillsborough County School Board voted 6 to 1 to keep their kids’ school operating next year with no changes.

But the parents of some 1000 other children in the county left the meeting shaking their heads in disbelief as they found out their kids will be rea...

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CAMPAIGN TO FIX MEDICARE PART D-Andrew Stelzer

04/19/06

As congress returns to Washington next week, one issue that may rise near the top of their agenda is the new Medicare part D prescription drug plan. The plan, instituted January 1st, has been a minor disaster in many parts of the country, with a confusing number of plans to choose from, long waits on the phone, and has been criticized for the donut hole, where after the first 2,250 dollars, Medicare recipients will have to pay out of their own pocket for the next 2,850 dollars worth of medic...

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Environmental organizaiton names Caloosahatchee River one of the 10 Most Endangered Rivers in the Country by Mitch E. Perry

04/19/06

The environmental group American Rivers released its 10 most Endangered Rivers List of 2006 today, and number 7 on the list is the Caloosahatchee River, located in Florida’s Southwest region.

Rebecca Wodder is President of American Rivers…Like recent articles about wetland in the ST. Petersburg Times, Wodder points the Army Corps of Engineers as one of the culprits in sending polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Calooshatchee (roll tape#1 o.q.�decision ...

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Former Military official Agrees time for Rumsfeld to go by Mitch E. Perry

04/19/06

Lawrence Korb on Rumsfeld

A day after President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld both said that the besieged Defense Secretary would not be leaving his post, The NY Daily News reported today that “ In moments of quiet candor, Bush has vented to confidants that much of the advice he got from Rumsfeld about how Iraq would play out after the 2003 invasion was wrong. “

The article written by Thomas DeFrank also reports that some military brass that Bush respects believe Rummy s...

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