The Tampa Sports Authority, security guards, and local law enforcement agencies plan to meet before the next home game for the USF Bulls, in the wake of what some say was excessive force by security officials immediately after last Saturday nightÃ¢â¬â¢s game at Raymond James Stadium.
Various Media reports say that between 20 to 40 fans jumped from the stands on to the playing field after the game Ã¢â¬â which is illegal. 7 were arrested. But as WMNF reported earlier in the...
Acclaimed syndicated columnist and political analyst Mark Shields will speak to FORUM 2005, Thursday, October 6, 7:30 PM at the Sarasota Opera House.
Mark Shields has been on the political playing field since Robert F. Kennedy ran for president in 1968. After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, he is now one of the most widely recognized commentators in the United States.
Shields is best known as the former moderator for CNN's 'Capital Gang', featuring...
The State house of representativesÃ¢â¬â¢ future of families committee is touring the state, holding hearings to address FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s child abuse rate, which is one of the highest in the country. Today they were in Tampa, where they heard from local officials, childcare professionals and the general publicÃ¢â¬âthe them of the hearing was Ã¢â¬Åthe prevention of child abuse and neglect.Ã¢â¬? WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
About 50 people ca...
State and local elected officials along with emergency response professionals, participated in a Regional Hurricane Forum today. The purpose was to bring together the regionÃ¢â¬â¢s leaders and emergency personnel to clarify existing plans and procedures. Ernesto Difilippo was there for WMNF.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have our local officials reviewing Tampa BayÃ¢â¬â¢s preparedness in case of Hurricanes or other disasters. Betti Johnson of the Regional Planning Council spoke on what...
The state of Florida has one of the highest rates of child abuse in the country. To try and investigate the causes and solutions of the problem, the Future of Floridas families committee, a group of state legislators is holding 4 public hearings throughout the state. Tomorrow they will be in Tampa, at the downtown county center from 1 to 4 pm, to hear testimony from service providers, foster parents, politicians, and any interested members of the general public. The theme of the hearing i...
Anthony Shadid is the Baghdad reporter for the Washington Post and has covered the war almost continuously since 2003. As a Lebanese American he speaks Arabic and in his new book NIGHT DRWAS NEAR: IRAQ'S PEOPLE IN THE SHADOW OF AMERICA'S WAR (HOLT) he profiles many Iraqi families as they deal with the consequences of the ongoing violence and instability. He offered his views of life in Iraq beyond the Greenzone and the prospects for democracy in the country.
Our guest this segment, Sara (she asked that only her first name be used because she says international workers face harassment by the Israeli government) is working with an international justice group. She described eyewitness accounts of Israeli checkpoints, hardships faced by Palestinians and the tragic case of four brothers injured while gathering a piece of scarp metal that turned out to be a bomb.
The city of Gainesville is beginning to consider adopting Instant runoff voting, a system which has been adopted in San Francisco and other cities around the world, in an effort to avoid costly runoffs, eliminate the so called Ã¢â¬ÅspoilerÃ¢â¬â¢ problem, and increase voter confidence.
Ã¢â¬Åin the past 4 or 5 years, people have woken up to the problems of the electoral process, and the time has come fro reform..Ã¢â¬â¢
Charles Grapski teaches political...
On Saturday night, the football program at the University of South Florida achieved perhaps their greatest moment in their history, when the Bulls upset 9th ranked Louisville in front of over 30,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium.
The crowd was ecstatic after the 45-14 victory, which may catapult the Bulls to their first top 25 rankingÃ¢â¬Â¦..As has happened in college football stadiums upon such an occasions, some fans did rush onto the field after the gameÃ¢â¬Â¦.
Security at Ra...
West Palm Beach City commissioners yesterday approved a law that will prohibit anti-abortion protesters from coming any closer than 20 feet to the driveways of the last remaining Palm Beach County clinic that provides abortions. The buffer law will take affect nearly three months after someone set fire to it.
Mona Reis is founder and director of the Presidential WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Center in West Palm Beach. She says the first discussions about such a law originated in the late 19...