News & Public Affairs06/13/06
The first American female three-star general talked with a group of veterans today in Tampa in support of 9th district U-S congressional candidate Phyllis Busansky, who was also there. Busansky, the Democratic hopeful, vowed to make vets issues a priority if elected.
An array of war-beaten military vehicles act as reminders of past conflicts outside the Veterans Memorial Museum on Highway 3-0-1 in Tampa. The M1- anti-tank gun from World War Two and the Korean War sits alongside the V...Be the first to comment
As we reported last month here on WMNF, the Florida legislature passed a law which prevented students and professors from using state and non-state funds to travel to any country which was a sponsor of terrorism for academic research. The ban covers five countries, Syria, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, and the country for which the law was largely designed, Cuba. Now the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the ban, and is hoping that a judge will level an injection before the law takes effect on Ju...Be the first to comment
In the wake of a rise in complaints about police brutality against black people n the Fort Lauderdale area, the president of the local fraternal order of police sent out an email in May calling on the organizations members to join the local NAACP and vote out its president. The email outraged local black leaders, and now the NAACP is deciding how to screen out applicants who are only hoping to infiltrate the group and change its priorities. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.Be the first to comment
Hillsborough County Commissions today voted 5-0 to propose a non-binding vote in Novemberâ€™s General Election that will ask all local governments in the County â€“ specifically the City of Tampa â€“ to regulate sexually oriented businesses â€œto the fullest extent allowed by lawâ€?.
Most establishements in the County are located within Tampa city limits. The city doesnâ€™t have to abide county ordinances or heed the results of the non-binding referendum.
But Commissi...Be the first to comment
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a death row inmate in Florida who wants to challenge execution by lethal injection as a cruel and unusual punishment. The decision allows almost all of the 3,300 inmates currently on death row to challenge their pending execution on civil rights grounds.
The ruling in favor of Clarence Hill allows a court challenge to move forward against lethal injection, the method of execution being used in 38 of the 39 states, which employ the death penalty. Hi...Be the first to comment
For the past 3 months, a bus emblazoned with â€œending earmarksâ€? has traveled through dozens of states, in an effort to call attention to the practice known as â€˜earmarkingâ€™, in which a member of congress adds funding for a particular, usually local project, to a totally unrelated bill. Earmarking often takes place very late in the legislative process, and without much, if any debate. Today, the bustour came to St Petersburg, where the target was the Salvatore Dali museum. WMNFs Andrew...Be the first to comment
Sami Al-Arian has been moved to a Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta.
Last month a judge sentenced former USF professor Sami Al-Arian to another year and a half in prison before he will be deported in his terrorism conspiracy case. Judge James Moody called him "an active leader" in a Palestinian terror group, despite the fact that Al-Arian was not found guilty by a jury of 8 of the 17 indictments against him in his trialâ€¦The jury deadlocked on the other 9 counts.
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The opening announcement was chapter 3 and 4 of the Alex Haley Docementary a search for his roots. Aquim Aquil will appear on next week's show. The guest for the show was Mrs. Betty Reed candidate for State Representative District 59.Be the first to comment
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Gender Disarmament - JACQUELINE CABASSO, Western States Legal Fndatn w/ Mary Glenney, WS06/10/06
Blix WMD Report and Gender Disarmament â€“ Jacqueline Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation. The WSLF focuses on nuclear policy issues. The report reminds us, â€œâ€?So long as any state has nuclear weapons, others will want them. So long as any such weapons remain,there is a risk that thy will one day be used, by design or accident. And any such use would be catastrophic.â€? Cabasso said, â€œThe Commission clea...Be the first to comment
We Wonâ€™t Pay! We Wonâ€™t Pay! â€“ Jobsite presents Dario Fo at the Shimberg
Katrina Stevenson, actress. Katrina will talk about Nobel Prize winner Dario Foâ€™s side-splitting, anarchic, timely comedy of errors. Government is incompetent and prices are rising. The characters are driven by their collective hunger to break free from the constraints of poverty. This play offers an evening of comedic laughter at a rather loony illustration of what happens when people hit their limits. So...Be the first to comment
Maggi of Maggi, Pierce and E.J. â€“ CD Release Party and Playing for WMNF Building Dedication
Maggi, of the wildly eclectic, talented and music making fun band, Maggi, Pierce and EJ. Maggi says they â€œhave been together so long they are considered common law siblings.â€? Mary caught up with Maggi on a pay phone at a Greyhound Bus Station yesterday. And Pokey, the dog, did not participate in the interview!
CD Release Party at Skippers, Sunday, June 11, 5-9 pm. Live at WMNF Build...Be the first to comment
Several hundred journalists are expected to gather in Fort Lauderdale next week for the annual conference of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Speakers will range from Juan Gonzalez, the co-host of Democracy Now- heard here on WMNF, to the author of a book on baseball star Roberto Clemente, who died tragically delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, and many of the discussions will center on how to cover the Latino community more effectively. One item of note this...Be the first to comment
On Monday, organizers trying to bring the Republican National Convention to Tampa allowed reporters to see their bid submitted to the Republican National Committee.
According to the Convention Host Committee, it would cost a total of $124 million dollars.
According to the breakdown, the City of Tampaâ€™s cut of that would be $12.7 million dollars. But on Tuesday Mayor Pam Iorio told the St. Petersburg Times that the city would spend no more than $1 million dollars to help ...Be the first to comment
According to a new report released this week by the National Wildlife Federation and the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Tampa Bay stands to lose nearly all of its tidal flats and the vast majority of its salt marsh by 2100 due to sea-level rise from global warming. The reports say that Tampa Bay is among the Florida water bodies that could change dramatically under a conservative model of what rising seas and other global warming-related changes could mean for Floridaâ€™s coastal ...Be the first to comment