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Monday November 24, 2014

BLACK TAP WATER: ALOHA UTILITIES AND THE PSC. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Pasco County is one of the “One hundred fastest growing communities� in the U.S. But the water which flows out of the faucets of some West Pasco communities is black, corrodes copper pipes and smells like rotten eggs. Fifteen hundred home owners petitioned the Florida Public Service Commission to remove Aloha Utilities from the Trinity/Seven Springs area and give the service to Pasco Utilities, who provides it’s customers clean, clear water. Mark Antokas has the story...

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ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARLIE CRIST SPEAKS TO WMNF-Andrew Stelzer

This afternoon, Florida’s Attorney general, Charlie Crist spoke at the Yacht club, telling citizens about what the attorney general does, and describing a few of his goals since taking office in November of 2002. One of the clubs attendees asked Crist what he thought of the legislature’s attempt to make it harder for citizens to pass a constitutional amendment. Crist said he is not in support of the plan, because it will take away citizens rights to change the law. But he is i...

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MUSLIM EMPLOYEE ATTACKED IN WESTSHORE MALL - Mitch Perry

Tampa Police are now calling an incident in which a Muslim Woman was physically attacked at the Westshore Mall, a hate crime.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, when the 27 year old victim - a convert to Islam - was confronted by a couple apparently visiting from Spain , still angry about the terrorist attack that hit Madrid last month.

Joe Durkin a spokesman for the Tampa Police Department…He provides the details of the event (roll tape)

Ahmed Bedier is the Florida spokesman fo...

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FOOD NOT BOMBS - Radioactivity

An activist with Food Not Bombs named Omer described the group's feeding of the homeless in Massey Park in downtown Tampa. The group's members have been arrested by Tampa police because the FNB group refuses to get a permit.

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COUNTY COMMISSION GIVES OUT MORAL COURAGE AWARD - Mitch Perry

After debate on whether they should even have an Award, Hillsborough County Commissions today gave their Moral Courage Award to the citizens of Egypt Lake, who have been fighting TECO regarding giant transmission poles placed in front of their homes.

Members of the County’s Citizens Advisory Committee annually present nominees for the County Commission to select…The award is supposed to go to people who stand up to government for the betterment of the community.

But beca...

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COUNTY BUYS 70 ACRES OF FLATWOODS--BUT FOR WHAT?--Andrew Stelzer

Last night, Hillsborough county commissioner Jim Norman came to Benito Middle School in New Tampa to hear what citizens had to say about the possible purchase of 70 acres of land of the edge of Flatwoods Park. Although the county voted today to buy the land. There may be a battle brewing between those who want it to be turned into ball fields, and other people who want it to be preserved as environmental land. ----------------------------------

ACT “I’m torn….<...

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BAYSHORE RUN - Mitch Perry

The February death of 39 year old runner Melissa McKenzie as she crossed Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa - the third death of a pedestrian along the popular roadway in the past year - has led to a serious effort to try to make the Bayshore safer.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio convened a Task Force that has met 3 times to try to address problems along the road....The fourth meeting, which will allow the Public to weigh in for the first time, takes place next Tuesday night at the Kate Jackson Commu...

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GOV. BUSH ENDORSES ILLEGAL ALIEN DRIVING BILL - Mitch Perry

A proposal that would allow giving undocumented immigrants drivers licenses in the Florida legislature got a big boost yesterday when Governor Bush backed the legislation..

Last year in California, a similar type of bill was credited with helping defeat former Governor Gray Davis in that state's historic recall election.....

But supporters of the Florida legislation insist that the proposal calls for much stricter security measures than what Governor Davis signed last year.

Republi...

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY - Radioactivity

THE UPCOMING HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN ST. PETERSBURG. Warren Miller will be the keynote speaker at this event, Miller is the Chairman of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. The Commission is the agency of the U.S. Government charged with protecting and preserving monuments, historic buildings, cemeteries and other property important to the foreign heritage of Americans through mutual cooperation with...

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