News & Public Affairs08/11/06
Although a St. Petersburg Times poll shows Jim Davis up by 14% over Rod Smith in the Democratic race for Governor, another shows that Smith climbing back a statistical dead heat with the Tampa Congressman.
The poll by Associated Industries shows Congressman Davis at 21%, Rod Smith at 20%, and Still â€“ a huge majority â€“ 59%, still undecided with only 3 Â½ weeks before the election.
David Kotchman is a spokesman for State Senator Rod Smith (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?have a lon...Be the first to comment
Lead: Fewer than 200 people, mostly supporters of the candidates, showed up at Riverview High School Thursday evening for what was billed as â€œthe District 10 Great Debateâ€? for the State Senate seat. Our reporter, Nancy Morgan, was there.
Hillsborough County District 10 is huge. It stretches from, Zephyrhills, south to Sun City Center. Its eastern boundary cuts through several counties and juts out into Lakeland. It borders Temple Terrace and St. Petersburgh on the western sid...Be the first to comment
Last week the Hillsborough County Commission gave tentative approval for a massive new transportation project that could alleviate traffic problems in the future, but for critics, it was the wrong project.
The Beltway project , would create 70 miles of new toll road, starting at U.S. 19 in Pinellas County, then go east through Pasco County, south thru Hillsborough, and then west in Manatee.
The first of many votes for the project â€“ which would if approved, would open by 2...Be the first to comment
This week a flyer circulating throughout South Florida accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate and US Congressman Jim Davis of being soft on Hezbollah. Speaking to WMNFâ€™s Roxanne Escobales today Davis said his opponent Rod Smith has something to answer for.
A brochure sent out by the 527 political organization Floridaâ€™s Working Families attacked US Congressman and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jim Davis this week. It said that Davis did not show up to a Congressional vot...Be the first to comment
Hours after it was announced that 21 individuals in England had been arrested for allegedly plotting to use liquid explosives on passenger flights traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States, in Washington, the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR, issued a press release condemning all acts of terrorism.
This afternoon in Tampa, local representatives of CAIR held a news conference where they said essentially the same thing. Ahmed Bedier is the spokesman for the ...Be the first to comment
In Florida, half a million children have no health insurance. And according to a recently released report from the University of Minnesota, that means that out of the Southern states, Florida has the highest proportion of children lacking coverage. A press conference today at St. Josephâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Tampa aims to remedy that by promoting the state-run childrenâ€™s medical insurance program called KidCare. WMNFâ€™s Roxanne Escobales reports.
ACT: One time one of them h... Be the first to comment
Australian firefighters are being sent to the United States to help fight up to 40 wildfires burning out of control in five states.
The US is experiencing one of its worst fire seasons on record, with 2.35 million hectares already scorched by flames and nearly 40 large blazes now burning out of control
According to new research by scientists with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Arizona, global warming is partly responsible for an increase in ... Be the first to comment
Interview with John Doe--founder-bassist-vocalist of legendary punk band X, acclaimed singer-songwriter as a solo artist, and an actor who's appeared in more than 40 films--who discussed his work providing the narration for "Man's Dominion," a documentary that examines animal law, the animal rights movement and the case of a death from dog mauling, recent animal stories in the news, the multitude of animals that live with Doe and his family and how a strong sense of compassion and empathy is ...Be the first to comment
In the run up to the September primaries and mid-term elections, a statewide advocacy group called on members of congress today to support laws that reduce global warming.
ACT: Weâ€™re calling on our local representatives
That was Mark Kustelski of the Florida Public Interest Research Group, or FPIRG speaking as he stood in front of a large blow-up globe with flames painted on the bottom to represent global warming.
As a non-partisan organization FPIRG does not fo... Be the first to comment
As we reported last night and can confirm today, community groups opposing the construction of a Wal-mart on the banks of the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs scored a minor victory. Yesterday the big box giant withdrew its permit application to the Army Corps of Engineers.
ACT: When looking at the permit we realized there were some questions about whether this was the proper permit or notâ€¦ best to have that permit withdrawn and still hold onto our legal optionsâ€¦. And still hold o...Be the first to comment
CREATIVE TAMPA BAY, TUESDAY, 8 AUGUST 2006
About 30 people came together Tuesday night to attend a World CafÃ© at the Tampa Museum of Art. The event was sponsored by Creative Tampa Bay as part of their â€œThings Look Different Hereâ€? series of discussions, which they hope will lead to a more exciting community, focused on art, culture, and increased entrepreneurship.
WMNFâ€™s Stan Davis was there and filed this report.
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Tom Gallagher is still running for Governor â€“ for nowâ€¦..The GOP candidate, visiting an elementary school this morning, acknowledged that a Miami Herald report this morning that he has spoken with supporters about whether he should stay in the race is accurate.
Gallagher spokesman Alberto Martinez (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?Heâ€™s evaluatingâ€?)
However, a press release by the Gallagher campaign sent out this afternoon says he will make a statement about his campaign Thursday m...Be the first to comment
Representatives of a company that has invented a machine that turns air into water that they say will be ideal for municipalities and first responders in the aftermath of a hurricane came by Tampa this morning.
Itâ€™s part of an extensive 183 city, 10 state tour along the Gulf and East Coasts for members Utah based Aqua Magic, which calls their machine the worldâ€™s first mass produced mobile water generator.
Jonathan Wright is the President of Aqua Magicâ€¦.Standing in Ly...Be the first to comment
Americans on Monday morning awoke to stunning news: The worldâ€™s 2nd largest traded oil company â€“ BP had shut down its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska because of corrosion in of its 3 pipelines. The company says it will replace about 73 percent of 22 miles of transit pipeline for the biggest oilfield in the country , which could take months.
The loss is significant â€“ 8 percent of the countryâ€™s domestic crude oil supply.
Today several environmentalists blasted BP, ...Be the first to comment
Today Paramount Pictures released the film â€œWorld Trade Centerâ€?, directed by one of the most controversial and talented filmmakers in America, Oliver Stone.
But unlike other Stone films, â€œWorld Trade Centerâ€? is NOT considered to be controversial â€“ however â€“ the topic certainly is.
A Scripps Howard poll released last week reported that one-third of Americans now believe the U.S. government had something to do with the 9/11 attacks.
Today some of those p...Be the first to comment