Doctors at two public hospitals in New Orleans have called The Associated Press to plead for rescue. The physicians say they are nearly out of food and power and have been forced to move patients to higher floors to escape looters.
Doctor Norman McSwain says he and his colleagues at Charity
Hospital have turned to The A-P as a last resort. McSwain says he
tried calling the mayor and the governor, using any "inside pressure" possible, to no avail.
McSwain says there's min...
Almost 100 people gathered at Eckerd college today, for the first day of a two day site-fighters gathering. The conference brought together people from all over the county who are working to oppose Wal-Mart and other big-box retail stores. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
Ã¢â¬Åmany of you are the outstanding fighters..all of these stores are immense
Wade Rathke is the chief organizer of ACORNÃ¢â¬â¢s Wal-Mart organizing Projec...
Will Bunch is a national correspondent for the Philadelphia Daily News. On that site he has a blog, called Attytood. Last night Bunch wrote on his blog about the reduction of funding to the Army Corps of Engineers to help shore up the levees and build up pumping stations in Louisiana that has happened in the last few years. And he cites articles in the main New Orleans daily newspaper Ã¢â¬â The Times Picayune Ã¢â¬â to back up his charge that the Bush Adminstration proposed spend...
Tomorrow night at the Sunrise Move Theatre in Hyde Park, the film Ã¢â¬ÅThe Times of Harvey Milk Ã¢â¬Å will be screened.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay city official in the U.S., elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.
Tragically, a year later, he and the Mayor of San Francisco, George Moscone, were assassinated by a fellow San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, enraged when Mayor Moscone would not give back his job after White had quit.
Peter Irons, a political science professor at the University of California at San Diego has written a new book on the constitutional power to declare war (WAR POWERS: HOW THE IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY HIJACKED THE CONSTITUTION). He says the writers of the U.S. Constitution wanted the immense power to declare war to reside in the hands of Congress. Overtime, especially since 1945, the power to enter wars has moved to the office of the President. Irons says this is a violation of original intent and ...
Our guests Wade Rathke and Rick Smith are veteran community and union organizers. They've begun working with a new group called Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now (WARN). WARN is comprised of Wal-Mart workers who are concerned about working conditions at the retail giant. Some of the concerns are low hours, reduced hours and changing schedules without consulting employees. Rathke and Smith are also involved in a coalition to prevent giant box stores such as Wal-Mart from displacing local worker...
Brandon area state representative Tom Lee formally kicked off his campaign for the states chief financial officer today. Lee was fist elected to the state senate in 1996. he told the crowd of about 100 supporters who came to the Greater Brandon greater Chamber of Commerce that the newly created CFO position may not be well understood, but its very important.
Ã¢â¬Å2700 hundred people in 12 division responsible for every dollar. 7692 number of calls every week from consumersÃ¢â...
Almost 5000 women who were strip searched by Miami Dade county law enforcement have less than 36 hours to claim millions of dollars as part of a class action lawsuit. Its one of the biggest civil rights settlements in Miami Dade county. The lawsuit was brought by several women who were made to squat in plain view of other people after being arrested for misdemeanors while protesting the Free trade Area of The Americas meeting in February of 2003.
Randall Berg is the executive director of th...
This morning attorneys argued for a resolution to
juror misconduct allegations that surfaced on Monday.
After requesting a more thorough investigation and
asking the Judge for a change of venue Attorneys for
three of the four defendants called for a mistrial.
Judge Moody denied the request for mistrial and change
of venue. It has yet to be determined how the juror
issue will be handled.
On Monday Two jurors said that another juror has
repeatedly voiced opinions about...
This morning, at the Mise en place restaurant in Tampa, Alex Sink announced her candidacy for FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s chief financial officer in 2006. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.
The CFO position was created by the voters in 1998, and was not first elected in 2002. In that first election, Tom Gallagher ran unopposed.
Ã¢â¬Åthe people of the state have not had the chance to focus on this..Ã¢â¬?
The job responsibilities of the CFO are varied...