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Sunday July 5, 2015

BLACK STUDENTS LAWSUIT AGAINST PINELLAS COUNTY GRANTED CLASS ACTION STATUS-Andrew Stelzer

Last year a Pinellas county circuit court granted class action status to a lawsuit claiming African American children in Pinellas are being denied their right to a “high quality� education, which is in violation of the state constitution. The Pinellas county school board appealed, but last week the 2nd district court of appeals upheld the class action status of the suit. This morning, the man who filed the lawsuit because of the way his son was being treated spoke to the media ab...

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Al-Arian trial, IAF Teacher adds some political context, INS witness, not to Judge- Lance Robson

Today in the trial of Sami Al-arian and three co-defendants, Prosecutors called a teacher and board member at the Islamic Academy of Florida LR reports

Throughout his testimony Dabus seemed irritated. The fact that he was a teacher and a board member at the Islamic Academy of Florida seemed to be of little interest to the government. They focused on a trip Dabus took to Gaza in 1994, as well as his interactions with Sami Al-Arian throughout their 15-year relationship.

Pro...

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW with Cindy Kreuger

Cindy A. Krueger, M.P.H. discussed her new book with Dr. Carol Roberts and Rob Lorei. She offered advice about -How to fight disease and enhance your immunity -How to avoid medical advice that can do more harm than good -Why nutritional deficiency is a major threat to your health -Why foods advertised as healthy may not be -How to avoid toxins in the environment

About The Author

Cindy A. Krueger, M.P.H. is a health researcher with over 25 years experience in the healthcare indus...

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TIGLFF, Mariruth Kennedy, Board President and Nicole Conn, director, "little man" - Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt, WS

16th Annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Mariruth Kennedy, president, Board of Directors and Nicole Conn, director, little man. Preview the festival events and films with Mariruth. Nicole Conn (director of the classic Claire of the Moon) talks about her film, little man – a film about the son that was born 100 days too early and weighed only one pound. Through decisions and challenges that most will never know, we witness the candid portrayal of a family (N...

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Earth Charter Summit, "My Backyard Is Your Backyard" - Jan Roberts, Genie Skypeck - Mary Glenney, Arlene Engelhardt, Women's Show

5th Annual Earth Charter Community Summit October 8th

Earth Charter representatives Genie Skypeck, Jan Roberts and Maryann Ferenc will give us an update on the 5th Annual Earth Charter Community Summit, “My Backyard is Your Backyard: Building a Spirit of Community.� This year’s festival will be hosted by Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, Saturday, October 8 from 1-5 pm. This is an event for the whole family and will include the “Earth Scouts Fes...

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Breast Cancer Industry Awareness Month - Judy Brady, San Francisco activisit - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Breast Cancer Industry Awareness Month?

Judy Brady, San Francisco activist, editor of One in Three: Women with Cancer Confront an Epidemic and cofounder of the Toxic Links Coalition. Why does she think Breast Cancer Awareness Month should be renamed Breast Cancer Industry Awareness Month? She said in a speech at the Second World Conference on Breast Cancer, “I want to start by telling you that I had breast cancer nearly twenty years ago. It made me mad then, and it still makes m...

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Georgia O'Keefe and Her Time, Elaine Gustafson, Tampa Museum of Art - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Georgia O’Keefe and Her Time

Elaine Gustafson, Tampa Museum of Art. Elaine will give us insights of the exhibit, “Georgia O’Keefe and Her Time� that opens Saturday, October 1 at the Tampa Museum of Art. View ten O’Keefe paintings along with 34 paintings by ten other American artists. Besides this special exhibit, the museum has “From Myth to Life: Images of Women from the Classical World.�

For more information, go to http://www.tampagov.ne...

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EPC COMMUNITY MEETING GETS HEATED OVER AMPHITHEATRE - Jen Germaine

The first concert at the Ford Amphitheatre in the summer of 2004 brought the first noise complaints in surrounding neighborhoods. Over the next year the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, EPC, received 326 complaints from residents as far away as 5 miles from the Amphitheatre. Clear Channel Entertainment, which owns the Amphitheatre, was sited and eventually sued by the EPC over the noise ordinance violations. In July an interim agreement was reached to put a hold on ...

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FLORIDA CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS SLACKEN-By Mitch E. Perry

The issue of Campaign Finance Reform has made its way back into the news this week.

Tom DeLay’s indictment in Texas revolves mixing funds raised by a federal political action committee, and using those monies inside Texas.

Also this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a series of cases this fall that challenge aspects of the landmark Buckley v. Valeo case, and will revisit the McCain Feingold Law passed 3 years ago - both crucial cases that crea...

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ONE MAN PROTEST OF TODD SCHNITT SHOW-Andrew Stelzer

This afternoon, One lone man stood in front of the clear channel communications building on Gandy boulevard, holding a sign calling for a boycott of the Todd Schnitt show

ACT “these corporations are just going to do what they decide regardless of what the public wants�

John Duffey is a retired TV producer.

ACT “it hurts me to see them come into my community, and bastardize what I hold sacred..�

Duffeys protest was born out of the Flori...

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