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Discussion on Illegal Immigrants in Hillsborough Jails by Mitch E. Perry

08/02/06

Earlier this year, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ronda Storms asked an official with the Hillsborough County Jail system to investigate how many illegal immigrants are in the system and how much it’s costing taxpayers.

So today, Colonel David Parrish, Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office detention department commander, came back to address Storms and her colleagues on the issue (roll tape#1 o.q.�are not US Citizens�)

Parrish said that if somebody...

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Hillsborough Commissioners hear about beltway proposal by Mitch E. Perry

08/02/06

Today the Hillsborough County Commission listened to and gave its first declared vote of support for a a proposal to build a beltway system that would connect Pinellas, Pasco, eastern Hillsborough and Manatee Counties and be up and running in 9 years.

The idea comes from the Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, and would begin at the junction of I-75 and 275 in Northern Manatee…..It would run East and then North, between Brandon and Plant City, at some point intersec...

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IS WAR THE BEST POLICY TO SETTLE DIFFERENCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

08/01/06

Our guest in this segment was EDWARD L. PECK. Peck, a former U.S. chief of mission in Iraq and ambassador to Mauritania, was deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan administration. He said today: "Israel wants and needs to live in peace and security with her neighbors. That will never be achieved under her current policy. In this context, the silence about the tragedy in Gaza, since the events in Lebanon, will be part of the costs to Israel and to the United S...

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INCREASED INCENTIVES TO LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL By Roxanne Escobales

08/01/06

Making your home more energy efficient got a little cheaper today as Progress Energy announced increased financial incentives for its more than half a million customers in the Bay Area.

Mother of two Tammy Matson had never heard of Progress Energy’s free home audit service until recently. After having one today she found that her home could use some improvements.

ACT: we have some leakage in our ducts…

Bill Snider is the Progress Energy auditor who che...

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CASTRO: Staying Alive by Mitch E. Perry

08/01/06

In a stunning development, Cuban leader Fidel Castro has temporarily ceded presidential power to brother Raúl Castro due to ''an intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding'' that required ''complicated surgery,'' according to a letter read last night on Cuban television.

That letter – reportadley signed by Castro and announced on state run television, was announced shortly after 9PM last night by his secretary, Carlos Valeciaga, who attributed his ailment to stress from re...

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Anti-Nudity Ordinance preview at BOCC by Mitch E. Perry

08/01/06

Tomorrow afternoon at the Hillsborough County Commission meeting, Commissioners will discuss a proposed Anti-Nudity Ordinance which Commissioners have already preliminarily approved to be on the November ballot.

The proposed ballot question will ask County voters whether nudity should be banned from adult businesses in the county.

Tampa First Amendment Attorney Luke Lirot has been successful over the years in defending strip clubs against such laws in Hillsborough Cou...

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Will McBride speaks about his candidacy by Mitch E. Perry

08/01/06

The day before Congresswoman Katherine Harris filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate, the Republican Party of Florida's top three leaders formally urged her to drop out.

As we reported last night, GOP Chairman Carole Jean Jordan said "Katherine, though it causes us much anguish, we have determined that your campaign faces irreparable damage�.

The letter, which also was signed by GOP national committeewoman Sharon Day and national committeeman Paul Senft…

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