As the prices of prescription drugs continues to rise, and more Americans are left without health insurance, trips to Canada and Mexico for affordable drugs have become more common, especially for senior citizens. But now residents of the Tampa bay area have new optionâ€”a non=profit pharmacy selling prescription drugs at wholesale. WMNFS Andrew Stelzer has more from Palm Harbor.
For more information about the neighborly care network Pharmacy, call 727-289-5030, or go to www....
Radio talk show host and author Laura Flanders, has written a new book (just in time for Women's History Month) in which she charges that women are being appointed to high-level positions in the White House in order to provide cover for the administration's true agenda. Flanders says that the mainstream media has failed to find an interesting story- covering National Security advisor Condoleeza Rice's piano playing and make-up while ignoring her controversial role as a Chevron oil executive. ...
Tampa Police announced yesterday that the motorcyclist who struck and killed a jogger along Bayshore Boulevard last month has been charged with vehicular homicide.
Tampa Police arrested 35 year old William Napier at McDill Air Force Base yesterday, where he works as a naval petty officer First Class at U.S. Central Command.
If convicted, Napier could spend up to 15 years in prison.
According to reports, Napier was going at least 80 miles per hour in his Suzuki 1000 mot...
Election officials are recommending that Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton receive $100,000 in federal matching funds - and be the subject of an investigation into whether he deserves the money.
The mixed recommendation by lawyers for the Federal Election Commission will be presented to the six commissioners tomorrow for a probable vote, after debate over whether the outspoken candidate may have violated campaign finance rules.
At issue are loans and out-of-pocket payments...
Last night of our reporters was foiled in her original story assignment. Hereâ€™s what WMNFâ€™s Kimberley Farley came up with instead.
I was originally assigned to do a story on Dennis Kucinichâ€™s visit to Fogertyville CafÃ© in Bradenton last night, but he was hospitalized Sunday for gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu. His website reports it was probably brought on by food poisoning.
So being stuck without a story I decided to conduct a neighborhood stro...
The pre-trial hearings in the case of Sami Al-Arian continued yesterday. Al-Arian, along with three other Arab-Americans, were arrested over a year ago on charges of aiding Palestinian terrorist groups. Al-Arian was a professor at The University of South Florida; the government claims that he used his position to raise money for Palestinian terrorist groups.
A judge has ruled that the government will pay up to half a million dollars for the translation of documents related to the c...
The cover story in this week's WEEKLY PLANET alleges that former WP senior editor John Sugg is frequently heard on the wiretaps the FBI is using in the prosecution of former USF professor Sami Al-Arian. Al-Arian is awaiting trial on several charges, including raising money for terrorist groups. Sugg was our guest on this segment and he says the FBI wants to question him about what he knows about Al-Arian (especially whether Al-Arian ever lied to the press). Sugg says he will not co-operate wi...
As people gathered in Centro Ybor before the appearance of Senator Kerry last night, WMNF went around to speak to some people to gauge their level of interest and excitement about Senator Kerry and the possibility of him defeating President Bush this Novemberâ€¦â€¦..
A woman who only wanted to be identified as Roz says she has been a supporter of the Massachusetts Senator says before he officially entered the race (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?see that in himâ€?)
Just months ago, Ho...
Last night a crowd estimated to be near 1,000 people packed into the entertainment complex known as Centro Ybor in Tampa's Ybor City last night........They were there to see the now presumptive Democratic frontrunner in his first public appearance before a Tampa Bay Area crowd since being a candidate.....The Senator has made previous trips to Tampa, but they were strictly fund raising events .
The evening began with Local Congressman Jim Davis trying to fire up the partisan Crowd (rol...
Last week the Miami Herald reported that Lawmakers and lobbyists may be headed for a battle over where the state will house the voluntary universal pre-kindergarten program that was approved by voters as a constitutional amendment in 2002.
Governor Jeb Bush has suggested putting the program under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education....But pre-kindergarten is currently housed with the state's Agency for Workforce Innovation, which manages child care issues.
David Lawrence, a...