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Championship shines light on Money in College Sports by Mitch E. Perry

01/09/07

Dave Zirin on College Football

 

In Gainsville, police say a serious traffic crash just west of the post-game victory party on West University Avenue marred what was otherwise a well-behaved celebration following the University of Florida’s BCS...

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1st Star Athlete associated with steroids misses Hall by Mitch E. Perry

01/09/07

Dave Zirin on Mark McGwire

 

Mark McGwire today fell far short in his first try for Baseball’s Hall of Fame, picking up just 23 ½ percent of voters, while Cal Ripkin Jr.  and Tony Gwynne easily gained baseball’s ...

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St Pete Tent City 'residents' feel burned by Mitch E. Perry

01/09/07

As a Friday deadline looms to disband the Tent City  camp of homeless people on Fourth Avenue North in St. Petersburg, social service coordinators are scrambling to find extra shelter beds for some of those people in the camp. Others are offering bus tickets, rental assistance and recovery programs.This morning, Pinellas County officials sent out a press r...

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Local GOP Members of Congress undecided on mininum wage

01/08/07

 

 

This week, As part of their 100 Hours Strategy, House Democrats are expected to vote on  legislation that would raise the minimum wage in the U.S. for the first time in 10 years. (roll tape#1 o.q.”$5.15 an hour”)

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Local GOP Members of Congress undecided on mininum wage

01/08/07

 

 

This week, As part of their 100 Hours Strategy, House Democrats are expected to vote on  legislation that would raise the minimum wage in the U.S. for the first time in 10 years. (roll tape#1 o.q.”$5.15 an hour”)

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01/08/07

National consumer organizations joined the Consumer Federation of America today in Washington D.C. to release a new study concluding that the property/casualty insurance industry (which includes the nation's home and auto insurers) has dramatically increased profits and surplus in recent years, in part by systematically overcharging for insurance and shifting costs to consumers and taxpayers.

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EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY FIRES LOBBYIST by Roxanne Escobales

01/08/07

The transportation agency responsible for toll roads in Hillsborough County has come under fire this past year for ethical lapses and rampant spending. Today, it took ...

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State Senator Fasano blasts Insurance comments

01/05/07

Insurance



Yesterday the CEO of the most powerful business lobbying group in Florida,

Barney Bishop of Associated Industries of Florida, said that insurance rates have been suppressed in Florida.&nb...

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Bush to 'surge' 20,000' troops

01/05/07

President Bush is expected to address the nation sometime next week to talk about his new “way forward”, as the administration is now phrasing it – in Iraq.

 

Bush is widely expected to announce next week an increase or ‘surge...

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County Commission agrees to have some members meet up with Pinellas officials on transportation

01/04/07

County Commission agrees to have some members meet up with Pinellas County

 

As bay area legislators get back to work, transportation appears to be one of the issues that may finally be addressed. 

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County Commission agrees to have some members meet up with Pinellas officials on transportation

01/04/07

County Commission agrees to have some members meet up with Pinellas County

 

As bay area legislators get back to work, transportation appears to be one of the issues that may finally be addressed. 

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Hillsborough County Commission supports Ambler's Bill

01/04/07

 

 

The Hillsborough County Commission today voiced their support for proposed legislation that would boost the County’s representation on 2 public boards.

 

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Instant Run off Voting to Go Before Sarasota Voters

01/03/07

Last night supporters of instant run off voting in Sarasota are halfway to their goal of creating a new way of voting in the City.

 

Activists showed off their certified letter of approval from Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent, saying they have the...

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Iorio announces re-election bid

01/03/07

 

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio announced her bid for re-election today.  And the way things look, she should have no problem getting another 4 years from the voters.

 

Among th...

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FORMER DIPLOMAT WAYNE SMITH DISCUSSES U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

01/03/07

 

 

 

LAST SATURDAY MARKED THE 48TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION... A REVOLUTION LED, IN LARGE PART, BY FIDEL CASTRO. CASTRO, CUBA'S PRESIDENT, HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN PUBLIC FOR MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS AS HE'S BEEN UNDERGOING TREATEMENT FOR AN UNNAMED MEDICAL CONDITION.

CUBA AND THE TAMPA BAY A...

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