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9/11 anniversary remembered in Tampa by Mitch E.Perry

09/11/06

Today there were ceremonies held throughout the Tampa Bay area and the world at 8:46 AM Eastern time, when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City 5 years ago today (roll tape#1 o.q.�moment of silence….keep bed – reduce volunme�)

In Tampa this morning, in front of the old Federal Courthouse on Florida Avenue, Congressional candidate Samm Simpson, Former CIA Agent Ray McGovern, and a handful of others held a brief ceremony to honor those who ...

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We Have Not Been Able to Grieve - Thoughts on 9/11 by Mary Glenney, Women's Show

09/09/06

Mary talked about the impact of 9/11 on all of us, the need we all have to grieve after 9/11. She also talked about the effect Marian Fontana's book, "A Widow's Walk" had on her.

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9/11 Memoir - MARIAN FONTANA, author A Widow's Walk w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

09/09/06

A Memoir of 9/11

MARIAN FONTANA, author, A Widow’s Walk. Marian’s memoir of her husband, Dave Fontana who was in Squad 1 of the NYFD, who responded to that call on September 11th, 2001…. It was their 8th wedding anniversary and she was waiting for him to celebrate at their favorite muffin shop…. It is written for her son, Aidan, who was 5 at the time. But, as well, it is written for all of us. The paperback edition comes out 9/11/06. She talked about the situa...

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REMEMBERING 9/11 TAMPA - Elaine Nichols and Anita Stewart w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

09/09/06

Remembering 9/11

ELAINE NICHOLS, 9/11 Truth Contact. Elaine will talk about the 3 commemorative events in Tampa, Monday, 9/11/06. For those who perished in New York & Washington DC five years ago on 9/11, for the First Responders and Families who still suffer today, for our troops in Afghanistan & Iraq, and for all the innocent civilians killed in war torn lands. 9/11 Fifth Anniversary MEMORIAL SERVICE Prayer & Minute of Silence at 8:46 AM. 911 Veterans for Peace Rally - Gandy & S...

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EARTHDANCE SAFETY HARBOR - DJ SUZY SOLAR and ZARD TOMPKINS w/ Mary Glenney Arlene Engelhardt, WS

09/09/06

Dancing and Drumming for World Peace – Earth Dance DJ SUZY SOLAR and ZARD TOMPKINS, Earth Dance Safety Harbor. Suzy and Zard will tell us about the event and share some of their artistic careers. The Safety Harbor event is the Tampa Bay gathering for the worlds largest simultaneous celebration of peace and global consciousness. Proceeds will benefit Safety Harbor Museum and WMNF Community Radio 88.5 FM. The theme of this year’s festival is the Wisdom of the Elders. Chante I...

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BAY AREA NOT SMART ABOUT GROWTH by Roxanne Escobales

09/08/06

On October 17 the population in the US is expected to reach 300 million. The strains on our infrastructure means we need to start thinking about what’s called smart growth. At a discussion held in St Petersburg by the United States Geological Survey, audience members heard how the state and local municipalities are doing anything but growing smartly.

Developer Grady Pridgen is an advocate of affordable, high-density, sustainable living. He says the state of Florida does not su...

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Rod Smith comes out in support of Jim Davis - and conservatives come out for Crist by Mitch E. Perry

09/08/06

3 days after their increasingly bitter campaign ended, Florida State Senator Rod Smith came out today to officially endorse Jim Davis for Governor.

In a press release, Smith said that Davis will be a governor who Floridians can count on to stand on the side of Florida’s families and stand up for Florida’s values. He said he was urging all of his supporters to join him ‘enthusiastically’ backing Davis’s campaign for governor.

Meanwhile...

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John Russell to face Ginny Brown-Waite for Congress in the 5th Congressional District

09/08/06

John Russell wins Democratic Nomination for Congress for District 5

On Tuesday night, Dade City registered nurse practitioner and Democratic party firebrand John Russell won the race for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Florida’s 5th Congressional District.

He will now face Ginny Brown-Waite in November.

This was John Russell’s 2nd try for office. In an interview with WMNF today, the 50 year old Russell says he knows it won’t be easy to defeat the Repu...

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Darfur Rally in DC by Mitch E. Perry

09/08/06

The head of the U.N. refugee agency said today that Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur region faces a humanitarian "catastrophe" without rapid action to improve security and get aid to those in need.

The warning by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres followed a cry of alarm by the top U.N. humanitarian official Jan Egeland late last month.

Separately, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said reports by U.N. monitors confirmed th...

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MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENTS MAKE HISTORY AND SECURE THEIR FUTURE by Roxanne Escobales

09/07/06

What happens to residents in mobile homes once their parks get sold to property developers and they get kicked out? Well, a group of retirees from two mobile home parks in Pinellas County did not want to find out. So last Friday they made history by buying their parks and a third one to boot. As WMNF’s Roxanne Escobales reports from Largo, it’s a modern-day David-and-Goliath story.

When the residents of Four Seasons and Pointe West mobile home parks got a certified le...

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Voting Activists go to court to ban electronic machines by Mitch E. Perry

09/07/06

In a Sarasota yesterday, activists who want to get rid of electronic voting machines had their day in Court.

The activists want to have County Commissioners approve a measure that would go before Voters in November, asking them to weigh in on whether or not they wanted to continue with the touch screen voting machines that have become so controversial since their implementation before the 2004 election.

Sarasota Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent says that the proposal from ...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH FORMER CIA ANALYST RAY MCGOVERN

09/07/06

Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, serving seven Presidents. He gave intelligence briefings to every president from Kennedy to the first President Bush. He works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Savior in Washington, DC. McGovern is a co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. Mcgovern discussed with WMNF what he considered to be pressure on intelligence professionals to skew the intelligence leading us into the Iraq invasion....

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BUSH ADMITS TO SECRET TERROR PRISONS by Roxanne Ecobales

09/06/06

Five days before the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, today in a speech President Bush responded to Supreme Court ruling that military tribunals for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were illegal. And in doing so, the president admitted that the CIA has used secret prisons to hold those prisoners with significant knowledge of terrorist activity. (roll tape Bush 1 o.q. “prosecuted for terrorist acts�

Stirring up memories of the September 11th attacks and with families of 9/11 victim...

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POMBO AMENDMENT WOULD DEPLETE FISH STOCKS By Roxanne Escobales

09/06/06

Out of the Gulf of Mexico states, Florida is the largest contributor to the 5 billion dollar recreational fishing industry. But if there’s not enough fish in the sea that could end. Today conservation groups spoke out against a proposed amendment to the nation’s fisheries law that they say will deplete fish stocks.

Roger Fleming is a senior lawyer with the Conservation Law Foundation.

ACT: Mr Pombo’s amendment would effectively allow overfishing to occu...

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Jim Davis says he's ready for Charlie Crist by Mitch E.Perry

09/06/06

Democratic nominee for Governor Jim Davis said today that his hard fought victory last night was a test that Florida voters passed. The test he was referring to was the battle, he says, between the special interests represented in Tallahasee, and the people (roll tape#1 o.q.�the state belongs to us�)

That special interest Davis was referring to was U.S. Sugar, the corporation that nearly single handedly bankrolled Rod Smith’s campaign in the last few weeks of the in...

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