News & Public Affairs06/24/05
Senate President and Brandon resident Tom Lee announced officially yesterday he is running for the statewide post of Chief financial officer.
Lee's candidacy, combined with House Speaker Allan Bense's interest in a possible U.S. Senate bid, means the Legislature's two top leaders could be seeking statewide office while controlling the agenda in 2006, Jeb Bush's last year as governor. The general election is November 2006.
Bense says he s considering challenging Sarasota ...Be the first to comment
Regardless of who wins the presidential runoff election, Iran's foreign minister says his country will resume uranium enrichment activities.
The statement backs up earlier declarations by Iranian officials that the nation would never abandon its enrichment program.
Iran suspended all uranium enrichment-related activities in November to avoid having its nuclear program referred to the U-N Security Council for possible sanctions. Uranium enriched to low levels has ene...Be the first to comment
Denise Layne is the executive director of the coalition 4 responsible Growth, a new Tampa bay area organization. She was in Tallahassee during the legislative session lobbying for a good growth laws, and told WMNF that the legislation signed by the governor today is a baby step forward but far from perfect, and the legislature will have to work on it again next year.
DENISE LAYNE ON GROWTH BILL
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Late Wednesday night, the state agency that policies FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Judges Ã¢â¬â the Judicial Qualifications Commission, cleared Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Gregory Holder of multiple ethical violations.
The charges were brought after Holder was accused of plagiarizing a research paper he wrote in 1997 or 1998 for promotion in the Air Force Reserve.
The Panel found the evidence against Holder, Ã¢â¬ÅtroublingÃ¢â¬?, but not sufficiently clear and sufficient to find h...Be the first to comment
On June 27thth,1969, gay and lesbian patrons at the Stonewall inn, a gay bar in downtown Manhattan, fought back against police harassment. To coincide with the anniversary of whatÃ¢â¬â¢s become known as the Stonewall Rebellion, the last weekend in June has come to feature gay Pride celebrations all over the world. Locally, the St Pete Pride celebration will be kicking off this evening. WMNF spoke to ST Pete PRIDE co-chair Greg Stemm, about the festival, and the political ramifications thi...Be the first to comment
This morning The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce finally weighed in on the controversy regarding a resolution passed by the Hillsborough County Commisssion last week on not promoting gay pride events.
The ChamberÃ¢â¬â¢s hand was forced after members of the gay rights group Equality Florida said they would be meeting outside the ChamberÃ¢â¬â¢s monthly meeting today.
Before the meeting began, The ChamberÃ¢â¬â¢s Vice President for Public Relations, Brad Swanson , ...Be the first to comment
The New York Times is planning to start a newspaper in Gainesville aimed at the black community. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a move that elevates the African American press into the spotlight along with other ethnic media, but some are worried it will damage black owned media that cant afford to compete. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
ACT-Criswell Ã¢â¬Åpeople of color prefer reading their own.we trust each other as far as news..Ã¢â¬?
Clara Criswell is the publisher and editor of the F...Be the first to comment
Three witnesses were called in the trail against Sami Al-Arain and three co-defendants accused of providing material support to a terrorist group.
Mohsan Malani was called first. Malani is a tenured professor at USF and chairmen on the Government & International Affairs department. The government pointed out a misspelling of MalaniÃ¢â¬â¢s name on a graduate application form, and implied some wrongdoing. On cross examination by the Defense Mr Malani described Sameeh Hammoudeh as a v...Be the first to comment
The Florida Democratic Party, out of cash and out of power, has been slapped with a federal tax lien for failing to pay nearly $200,000 in Social Security and payroll taxes.
The latest hit -- coming just as the party's most recent former chief revs up a campaign for governor Ã¢â¬â could further hurt a party that has struggled in recent years to compete financially and politically with organized and well-financed Republicans. And it could give ammunition to opponents of Scott Ma...Be the first to comment
Social Historian Stephanie Coontz has written a new book looking at the history of marriage (MARRIAGE, A HISTORY: FROM OBEDIAENCE TO INTIMACY OR HOW LOVE CONQUERED MARRIAGE published by Viking). Coontz said the early history of marriage shows people did not marry for love but rather it was motivated by acquiring in-laws, property, security, and status. In fact says Koontz, love was belittled as a too temporary reason to join as partners. In this interview Coontz said that marriage is in flux ...Be the first to comment