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Monday September 22, 2014

DEAN TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR - Mitch Perry

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean, once the early front-runner for the Democratic nomination whose candidacy stumbled, has decided to seek the party's chairmanship.

In a letter to members of the Democratic National Committee, Dean wrote:

"The Democratic Party needs a vibrant, forward-thinking, long-term presence in every single state. We must be willing to contest every race at every level. We can only win when we show up."

Dean's entry into the race appears to pre-empt anot...

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CHERTOFF NAMED TO HEAD HOMELAND SECURITY - Mitch Perry

President Bush today nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to replace Tom Ridge as the new secretary of homeland security, turning to a little-known but reliable former prosecutor and Justice Department official after his first choice was forced to withdraw in the face of revelations about his background.

Ridge, speaking later in a separate appearance, announced "unprecedented" security measures for the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration in Washington, where Bush will take the oath of of...

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PALESTINIAN DOCUMENTARY - Radioactivity

AWARD WINNING NORWEGIAN FILMMAKER LINE HALVORSEN--- WHO SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS IN A PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMP IN 2002- DOCUMENTING THE LIVES OF THREE TEENAGERS. HER FILM CALLED “A STONE’S THROW AWAY� WILL BE SHOWN TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF TAMPA (7308 E. Fowler Avenue) AT 6:30pm.

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THE RISE OF FASCISM IN THE U.S.? - Radioactivity

OUR GUEST WAS A UNITARIAN MINISTER FROM AUSTIN TEXAS, DAVIDSON LOEHR--- WHO HAS RECENTLY WRITTEN SEVERAL PIECES AND DELIVERED SEVERAL SERMONS ABOUT THE GROWING DANGER OF FASCISM IN THE U.S.

The article is online at http://austinuu.org/sermons/2004/2004-11-07-LivingUnderFascism.html

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MORE IMMIGRANTS BEING DEPORTED UNDER 1996 LAW-Andrew Stelzer

A US Marine who went to battle in Iraq after he served a sentence for adultery is fighting a deportation order to his native Haiti. The case of colonel Phillippe Louis-Jen is just the latest example of a growing number of immigrants who have spent most of their lives in the United States but are being deported under 9 year old immigration laws which increase the severity of prior crimes committed and mandate deportation.

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ACT-Fitz “One of the other things...

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RIKI OTT ON THE EXXON VALDEZ DISASTER - Mitch Perry

It’s been almost 16 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, off the Coast of Alaska back in March, of 1989…

Dr. Riki Ott is the author of the new book “Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill�. In the new book, she methodically disassembles what the oil industry says it has done, is doing, and will do to protect its workers and the environment .

Among her revelations are that the Exxon Valdez did NOT ...

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RATHERGATE UNFOLDS - Mitch Perry

Four CBS News employees, including three executives, have been ousted for their role in preparing and reporting a disputed story about President Bush’s National Guard service.

The action was prompted by the report of an independent panel released today that concluded that CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the preparation and reporting of the piece. The panel also said CBS News had compounded that failure with a “rigid and blind� defense of the 60...

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POSSIBLE HATE CRIME IN TAMPA - Farhad Sabet

Nearly four months after Damien Johnson's alleged suicide, family members, NAACP officials and one community activist continue to ask questions about how Johnson really died - and continue to press for a deeper investigation.

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SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR CASE ON GAY ADOPTION BAN-Andrew Stelzer

The US Supreme Court today refused to hear a case challenging Florida’s ban on adoption by gay people. This leaves Florida as the only state in the country with such a law, and leaves child advocates hoping that the state legislature will step in and overturn the law themselves. WMNFs’ Andrew Stelzer reports.

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ACT—Doering “It was just a two word opinion—denied, no explanation..

Karen Doering is staff attorney w...

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LIGHTING THE SULPHUR SPRINGS TOWER - Jessica Noel

after nearly 30 years of disuse and neglect, the historic sulphur springs water tower has been outfitted with an array of outdoor lights. The landmark building was illuminated ofr the first time this Saturday evening. WMNF’s Jessica Noel was there and filed this report.

4 13:30 I’m the king of the tower

4 6:50 mr what’s this - that was the control box

4 7:12 this is water from the spring, it was built over a spring

The lighting of the tower is part of th...

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