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Wednesday April 23, 2014

CEREMONY FOR MILITARY POLICE - Kevin Siebel

Today, at Legends Field in Tampa, there was a mobilization farewell ceremony for the 317th Military Police Battalion and the 810th Military Police company

the ceremony began with the bringing in of the colors, the American flag and the flag of the US Army. Following that there was the singing of the National Anthem by Melanie Boulay, then a prayer by Army chaplain Stanley Puckett.

United States congressman Jim Davis was the first of many speakers to address the troops and their familie...

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ETHNICITY AND RACE

THE PREVIEW FORUM: ETHNICITY AND RACE IN A CHANGING AMERICA. Mary Berglund, president of the St. Petersburg League of Women Voters and League member Dwight Lawton dropped by to discuss next Tuesday's forum. It's a new national media initiative/dialogue designed to bring together journalists and the communities they cover for a deliberative conversation. The event coincides with a series of documentaries on WEDU regarding the changing demographics in the United States.

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ANIMAL RIGHTS

Steve Hindi, founder of S.H.A.R.K.: Showing Animals Respect and Kindness. Hindi is a former hunter who joined the animal rights movement and founded SHARK in 1993 after becoming outraged at the practice of pigeon shoots. He was in Tampa to attend the Compassion For Animals Action Symposium.

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PEACE MARCH

Peace March on Bayshore Boulevard. . . organizer Patricia Massari discussed why she opposes a war with Iraq and her views on the military, peace rallies and activism.

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CANDIDATES FOR TAMPA CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25th and 26th. . . interviews with candidates for Tampa City Council. All of the candidates in contested races in the March 4th election were called on February 20th and invited to either tape or do a live 9 minute, unedited interview. The following candidates took part: Carole Mehlman, Gwendolyn Miller, Kelly Benjamin, Joe Robinson, Linda Saul-Sena, John Dingfelder, Gene Wells, Ali Akbar, Andrew Baker, Kevin White and Joe Redner.

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MEDITATION

Meditation expert Rick Lewis, author of the book YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.

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THE USA PATRIOT ACT

Mike Phenenger is the treasurer of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He's also a retired Army intelligence officer. He is a critic of the USA Patriot Act, which was passed by Congress shortly after the terror attacks of 9/11/01. Phenenger says that the Act relies on secrecy and a curtailment of Bill Of Right protections that have been a hallmark of American democracy for more than 200 years. He is also a critic of Patriot II, the TIPS program and the Total Information...

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