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Friday October 31, 2014

JOHN SUGGS ON AL-ARIAN - Mitch Perry

Al-Arian

This afternoon Federal Judge James Moody announced that he will NOT move the Federal Trial of Sami Al-Arian and 3 other co-defendants scheduled to begin in 2 weeks.

The move is a disappointment to Al-Arian’s defense attorneys, who insisted throughout jury selection last week that Al-Arian would not be able to get a fair trial here in Tampa, where he is accused of helping to fundraise for the Middle Eastern terrorist group, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

John Sug...

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CAN CAPITALISTS CREATE A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT? E-FEST'S KEYNOTE SPEAKER RAY ANDERSON - Radioactivity

Our guest, Ray Anderson has been called the "greenest chief executive in America." By combining environmentalism with dedication to his company's success, Anderson has shown that being green can also bring in the profits for business.

When Anderson started Interface, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1973, he wasn't concerned about the environment. He'd earned a degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, worked for fourteen plus years in various positions at Deering-Milliken and Callaway Mi...

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53rd Annual Florida Folk Festival May 27-29 - Mary Glenney - Women's Show

Wendy Welch, Festival Director, Florida Folk Festival 2005. The festival has a new director, a new park manager, and the theme of "New Communities." The festival blossoms into life each year, bright with vitality, showcasing the best of Florida's many traditions. Highlights this year include Emmylou Harris, a master of folk music and supporter of new musicians on the folk scene for so many years who will perform Saturday night and Si Kahn, the songwriter's songwriter, will give a concert Fr...

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CREDIT CARD DEBT RISING FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND LATINOS FASTER THAN WHITES-Andrew Stelzer

A new report has found that Credit card debt is increasing for African Americans and Latinos faster that it’s rising for white Americans. For the year 2001, the last year data was available, the percentage of cardholders carrying a balance was 84 of African Americans, compared to 75 percent of Hispanics, and 50 percent of whites. The report, released today by Demos, a public policy and research organization based in new York, also found that the percent of African Americans and Lat...

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WILL CONGRESS OPEN UP GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL DRILLING?-Andrew Stelzer

Challenges to the moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s coast are increasing in congress. The latest was defeated yesterday, when

Yesterday, lawmakers tried to pass two amendments to the Interior Department's spending bill on the House floor.

Stating "It's time to say this is not a perpetual ban," Rep. Ernest Istook, from Oklahoma wanted to allow oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico if the net imports of crude oil account for more than two-t...

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EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION - Jen Germaine

Today at the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, the City of Tampa Black History Committee read the Emancipation Proclamation. This was the third year the city has celebrated Emancipation Day. Jen Germaine….

ACT (movin’) The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. As a confederate state during the Civil War, Florida did not recognize the end of slavery until 2 years later on May 20, 1865, when the proclamation was formally ...

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WEST TAMPA DEV. TURANCHIK - Grace Santos

Reporter: Grace Santos Event: West Tampa Development, InTown Homes (Turanchik) Date of Event: Wed, 18 May 2005, 5-7pm Location: West Tampa Public Library Date of Broadcast: Thur, 19 May 2005, 6pm Evening News

Introduction: Developers have secured a financial backing for $10 million dollars for a West Tampa Development project. The project is headed by Ed Turanchik, former Hillsborough County Commissioner and the failed Civitas Plan in central Tampa. He and his partner, Teresa C...

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Sami Al-Arian jury selection, Day 3 - Lance Robson

Collectively the Defense teams for Sami Al-Arian and three other men retain the ability to strike 18 more potential jurors. The Government’s Prosecution can dismiss 9.

Stephen Bernstein, attorney for Sameeh Hammoudeh, said the Defense would ask Judge Moody for additional juror excusals due to the complexity of the case. Namely the pervasiveness of Public Opinion regarding events in the Middle East, misconceptions about people of the Muslim faith, the misrepresentation pre...

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Sami Al-Arian jury selection - FSRN Headline

The federal case against the former Florida university professor being tried on secret evidence in accordance with the so-called Patriot Act started jury selection this week.

Lance Robson reports from WMNF in Tampa.

Al-Arian’s image was all over the press during last year’s Florida Senate race.

Although he has yet to stand trial many of the prospective jurors admitted during questioning that they believed he was guilty.

Al-Arian’s At...

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