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Friday October 31, 2014

CITY OF STUART BARS NEW CHAINS STORES FROM OPENING DOWNTOWN-Andrew Stelzer

The city of Stuart, 36 miles north of West Palm Beach, has created a rule that will prevent new chain stores and restaurants from opening in their downtown. Yesterday, the Stuart city commission voted unanimously to create the regulation that will help preserve the city’s historic downtown and protect locally owned small businesses.

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ACT-Daly “I was passing trough Stuart on the ay to Miami and within 3 hours bought restaurant,

Pa...

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RACISM AT NASCAR’S SIGNATURE EVENT - Mitch Perry

This Sunday an estimated 200,000 race car fans are expected to flock to Daytona for the beginning of the NASCAR season, and for the signature Daytona 500 race….

But according to the website National Vanguard, which is affiliated with the Neo-Nazi group National Alliance, just before the race, fans will be able to look into the sky and see a small plane towing a banner that reads, "Love Your Race, visit natall.com."

That is the website for the National Alliance, and ac...

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DJ GROTHE ON SCIENTIFIC DESIGN, CREATIONISM AND THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION ON PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMICS - Radioactivity

As a program director for the Center for Inquiry, DJ Grothe serves as director of the CFI - On Campus, a secular, pro-science alternative to organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ and fringe-science and paranormal movements. Mr. Grothe has traveled and lectured widely throughout North America, speaking to over a hundred campuses and communities on secular ethics, religious-political extremism, church-state separation, the role of religion in education, science advocacy and skepticism...

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BUD CHILES PART II - Mitch Perry

Last week Lawton “Bud Chiles the 3rd, the son of former Florida Governor and Senator Lawton Chiles, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2006.

Although Chiles initially may get a boost because of his famous last name, the 51 year old Orlando businessman has never ran for public office.

Chiles will undoubtedly receive ample publicity later this month when he starts a walk thru Florida – beginning in the Panhandle – just like...

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AIDS WALK IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry

On Friday, health officials in New York City announced they had discovered a man infected with a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to nearly all anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the infection, and made stunningly swift progression from infection to full-fledged AIDS.

That news has alarmed some in the AIDS medical community, while others think more needs to be learned about the virus.

ON Saturday morning, hundreds of bay area citizens came out in Tampa to participate in ...

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LOW POWER FM STATION IN SARASOTA - Mitch Perry

In Sarasota, a group of local citizens have been working towards creating a low-power (FM) non-commercial community and college radio station serving New College and the surrounding Sarasota neighborhoods.

Station organizers say they’re trying to reach $25,000 in start up costs, and believe they’re about half way to that total right now, as they work towards getting on the air sometime this Summer

Helping in that fundraising effort last week was Pacifica Radio’s Am...

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CAMPAIGN TO BAN GAY MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA IS LAUNCHED-Andrew Stelzer

This morning in Orlando, A coalition of community groups launched a campaign for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more.

ACT-martin “There are approximately 5 lawsuits challenging Florida's current marriage laws,

Lindsey martin is spokesperson for the Florida coalition to protect marriage, the group which will be spearheading the campaign to ban gay marriage in Florida.

ACT “..and were seeing activist jud...

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SECTION 8 CUTS BY PRESIDENT WILL HIT FLORIDA HARD-Andrew Stelzer

States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are scrambling in the wake of president Bush’s proposed to budget cuts to low income housing programs, especially changes to budgeting for section 8 housing, which have been a last resort for many of Florida’s poorest residents. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more

ACT-Switezer “We’ve found section 8 housing to be a useful tool…�

Mike Switezer is part of the state workforce board, and is chairman of ...

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VAGINA MONOLOGUES-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

ROBYN BRANCATO and MONICA HOOKS. The “Vagina Monologues� will be presented at USF Tampa for the benefit of The Spring as part of the worldwide V-day celebration to end violence against women. Performances will be February 18-20: Friday, February 18th at 7 pm in the MC Ballroom, Saturday the 19th at 7 pm and Sunday, the 20th at 1 pm in MC Room 270.

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SOCIAL SECURITY-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

HEATHER BOUSHEY, Ph.D, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Heather Boushey joined the Center for Economic and Pol-icy Research in 2003. Her primary areas of research are the U.S. labor markets, social policy, and work and f--amily issues. Heather will discuss the proposed changes to Social Security, particularly their impact on women. She is the author of The State of Working America 2002-3 with Larry Mishel and Jared Bernstein and Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Famili...

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