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Wednesday August 20, 2014

COUNTY COMMISSION ON FOLDING TSA, AND HIRING MORE AUDITORS-Andrew Stelzer

The Hillsborough county commission discussed whether to abolish the Tampa sports authority, today. Commissioner Brian Blair brought the resolution after The St Pete times reported last month that commissioners that were members of the TSAs board were getting free tickets to Bucs football games, and eating and drinking thousands of dollars worth of food and liquor in luxury boxes. Commissioner castor floated a resolution earlier this month to limit the commission from receiving gifts of more...

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HEADLINE: WALMART EXPECTED TO GAIN APPROVAL TONIGHT. Mark Antokas

ROLL TAPE: “I’m concerned about the future of Tarpon Springs…Um, I think the traffic on U.S. 19 is already horrendous, the environment, I just cant imagine, you know, putting it the size of nine football fields right on the banks of a river, have you ever heard of a waterfront Walmart?� 15sec. SCRIPT: Citizens concerned about traffic, environmentalists arguing to keep a sensitive wetland area pristine and natural, big-box super center haters, and lawyers for Walmart. ...

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GOV. BUSH PROPOSES $61.6 BILLION BUDGET - Mitch Perry

Governor Jeb Bush today proposed a $61.6 billion budget, one that cuts taxes by $285 million dollars, and increases spending on public schools by $1.1 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. (roll tape# 1 o.q. “intangibles tax�)

The governor also asked to repeal the per-drink alcohol tax

Democrats criticized the Bush budget for providing tax breaks that they contend benefit only a small number of people at the expense of programs that help the needy take care of th...

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TAMPA ART MUSEUM - Mitch Perry

After years of plans and discussions, the Tampa City Council is poised to approve a plan that will soon allow for the beginning of construction of a new Art Museum that, once completed, would make it one of the largest of its types in the country.

February 10th is the sign –off date on the Construction agreement with the City of Tampa.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has been riding roughshod on the public portion of the financing of the now estimated $72 million dollar cost f...

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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

The Florida state board of education held their monthly meeting today in Tampa; school board chairman Phil handy said that some of the challenges facing the board in 2005 will be hiring 30 thousand new teachers needed by august, trying to stop social promotion, work to meet the demands of the classsize amendment, and wait for the results of a lawsuit against school choice that is currently before the US supreme court.

In a report from the career education task force, Bonnie Murm...

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GITA DESAI, producer, YOGA UNVEILED Mary Glenney Women's Show

GITA DESAI, film producer, “YOGA UNVEILED.� Yoga Unveiled is a breathtaking journey of sight and sound that illuminates the essence of yoga as its creators understood it thousands of years ago. Harnessing the colorful commentary of the most prominent yoga scholars, teachers, and medical experts, Yoga Unveiled reveals how yoga began, tells the story of yoga's passage to the West, describes its numerous branches, recounts the fascinating biographies of the foremost yoga masters, an...

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GEORGIE ANNE GEYER, columnist Mary Glenney Women's Show

What do Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Eduard Shevardnadze, Juan Peron, Prince Sihanouk and American Presidents Carter, Ford, Bush, Reagan and Bush have in common? They all have been interviewed by foreign correspondent Georgie Anne Geyer. Mary ad Georgie Anne discussed GeorgieAnne's career, some of her recent columns and her new book, "When Cats Ruled Like Kings."

Geyer’s intuition, supp...

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JUSTICE FOR HARRY T. MOORE. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Fifty –Three years ago, in 1951, a bomb was placed and exploded under the home of Harry T. Moore killing him and his wife Harriette. Although it was widely suspected that the Orlando faction of the Ku Klux Klan was responsible for the murders, no one has ever been brought to justice. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: There have been many investigations, a 1950’s F.B.I. report identified likely suspects, all now dead, a 1978 investigation by the Brevard Count...

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