A U.S. district court judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers illegally failed to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the impacts on the endangered Florida panther of nationwide dredge-and-fill permits issued in 2002. The case was brought against the Corps by the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Panther Society.
John Kostyack acts as Senior Counsel for the National Wildlife Federation. (roll tape#1 o.q. Ã¢â¬Åfor the pantherÃ¢â¬?)
To nobodyÃ¢â¬â¢s great surprise, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kathy Castor announced today that she WILL run for the Congressional Seat Being vacated by Jim Davis next year.
Congressman Davis has already announced he is leaving that seat Ã¢â¬â which he has held since 1996- to run for the Democratic nomination for Governor.
Castor, elected to the County Commission in 2002, is the daughter of Betty Castor, former USF president, state education commissioner, and the unsuccessful c...
ANN PRIM, filmmaker and musician. Ann has 3 short films in the Festival of the Moving Image: Ã¢â¬ÅThe Telephonist,Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬ÅThe Tin Box,Ã¢â¬? and Ã¢â¬ÅMeasured Language Lies.Ã¢â¬? Her films will be shown Saturday at 1 pm in the Black Box Theater at HCC Ybor, Friday at 10 pm and Saturday at 10 pm in the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Theater, and Sunday at 2 pm at Centro Ybor. She will bring some of her new music to play on the WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Show.
AMY GOODMAN, host of Democracy Now. Author of: The Exception to the Rulers: Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Loves Them. She will be speaking Tuesday in Sarasota at a program of FORUM 2005, 7:30 PM, Hyatt Sarasota. She will be speaking to us from San Francisco where she is on an Ã¢â¬ÅUn-Embed the Media! Tour.Ã¢â¬? The paperback edition of her book has just been released. Call 941-349-8350 for tickets and information.
DEBORAH KOONS GARCIA, filmmaker. Deborah fell in love with filmmaking when she first picked up a Bolex while a student at the University of North Carolina in 1970. She went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Her educational series, Ã¢â¬ÅAll About BabiesÃ¢â¬? won a Cine Golden Eagle and a Gold Medal from the John Muir Medical Film Festival. Her feature film, Ã¢â¬ÅPoco Loco,Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬Åfinds its groove in gentle romantic fantasyÃ¢â¬? accordin...
Vanessa Newell, one of the programmers for the festival, discusses the films and the schedule. Festival runs April 1-9 at Sunrise Cinema, "Cinema for a New World."
This week Lawrence Korb, assistant defense secretary under president Reagan, said that he thinks that mid-2006 will be a breaking point for the US military, and a draft will be necessary to maintain US forces overseas. Talk about the increased likelihood of a draft has increased, as the army has been unable to meet its recruiting goals for the past two months, and more of the army reserves and members of the national guard are being sent to fight in wars that they donÃ¢â¬â¢t fully un...
Sue Girdler has been driving a School Bus in Hillsborough County for 20 years, and sheÃ¢â¬â¢d like a little respect from her employer, the Hillsborough County School Distric (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?paycheck to paycheckÃ¢â¬?)
Gridler was one of a couple of dozen Hillsborough County School Drivers taking a break between driving students to and from schools today to protest what she and others consider a paltry salary raise from the district (roll tape#2 o.q.Ã¢â¬? put up with Ã¢â¬Å)...
The Labor Department said today that the nation's unemployment rate dipped slightly in March, but job creation was weaker than most analysts had expected.
Employers added about 110,000 jobs last month, about half what Wall Street analysts had predicted, but the unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent from 5.4 percent the month before.
Over all, the Labor Department report offered a picture of modest but continuing improvement in the job market. It also dampened worries among investor...
Tampa Bay area congressman Jim Davis, who is also running for governor in 2006, spent this morning at Middleton high School in east Tampa, working with the principal and talking to the faculty about problems with the no child left behind act and FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s FCAT standardized achievement test.
Ã¢â¬ÅWe are 47th in the country..Ã¢â¬?
Davis Gail George, who is an English teacher in charge of the FCAT at Middleton, Told Davis that. That FCAT could be a good tool if u...