The internet is abuzz with messages about a nationwide boycott of gasoline to be held tomorrow, May 20th. The letter circulating tells people that if they donÃ¢â¬â¢t buy gas, it will show the oil companies that Americans are seriously fed up with the rising of gas, and they will lower prices as a result. There is no organized group claiming responsibility for the boycott, and so-called experts are saying it wont amount too much. WMNF asked Tampa residents who buy gasoline what they though...
Imagine a Hillsborough without nudity. No strip clubs, topless contests or nudity permitted anywhere but in the privacy of hotel rooms and homes.
"Citizens for Decency," a grassroots organization created to outlaw public nudity and push for higher community standards, says in less than two months, already 10,000 people in Hillsborough County have signed petitions make this a reality.
The group is comprised of citizens and religious community leaders who believe that the law s...
FORMER LABOR SECRETARY ROBERT REICH DISCUSSES THE ECONOMY AND HIS NEW BOOK
Robert B. Reich served as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
His latest book is "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win The Battle For America". It's Reich's passionate, comprehensive argument against the distortions that the far right is bringing to American political disc...
Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami, FL, an activated
Florida National Guard soldier who is currently awaiting court martial
for desertion at Ft Stewart, GA. This charge is directly related to his
having absented from his unit because he never again wished to witness
mistreatment of Iraqi detainees.
Mejia bases his legal defense against the charge that he
wrongfully failed to return to Iraq on violations of international law
which authorized him to absent himself f...
Today in Tallahassee, members of two major environmental organizations came together to unveil a new Television ad to be broadcast in Tampa, Orlando and Washington D.C. that they say sets the record straight about President Bush's support for drilling off the western coast of Florida.
Deb Callahan is the President of the League of Conservation Voters
(roll tape#1 o.q."fuzzy up the facts here")
Joining the League of Conservation Voters at the News Conference in Tallahassee ...
In a news conference held in Tampa this morning, Major League baseball and Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson announced that a group of ex- Negro League Baseball players who were banned from the Major Leagues a half century ago will receive pension benefits totally over a million dollars.
Under a previous plan for Negro League veterans created in 1997, Major League Baseball In 1997, granted a lifetime benefit of $10,000 a year to players with a combined 4 years of service in Major Lea...
The trial of Sami Al-Arian, the USF professor who is accused of aiding terrorists, is scheduled to start in January. But if a court hearing held today is any indication, the legal arguments are so numerous that January may be too soon for lawyers prepare. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was at the federal courthouse in downtown Tampa and has this report.
Sami Al-Arian and one of his Ã¢â¬âco defendants Sameeh Hammoudeh, attended the hearing by videoconference; they could be see...
As hundreds of same-sex couples lined up in Massachusetts to say their vows, 7 couples came to the Hillsborough county Courthouse to file applications for marriages license. They came knowing they would be denied the right to marry, but they wanted to make an example. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story
Reverend Phyllis Hunt is with the Metropolitan community Church, she was trying to marry her girlfriend Dilia Corvison.
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Earlier this week, the Bush Administration announced new regulations that will significantly reduce emissions from tractors, bulldozers, locomotives, barges and other Non-road vehicles propelled by diesel fuel that, altogether, spew more soot than the nation's entire fleet of cars, trucks and buses.
The new regulations require refineries to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel and and engine makers to cut diesel emissions by more than 90 percent, a reduction that health experts say cou...