News & Public Affairs07/02/05
Independence Day celebrated in music and spoken word, including "Sunscreen" by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and Granny D's commencement speech at Hampshire College (May 21, 2005). You can view the music playlist on the WMNF website.Be the first to comment
INTRO: The term Ã¢â¬ÅReagan DemocratÃ¢â¬? was coined in the early eighties to describe the many Democrats who participated and supported Ronald ReaganÃ¢â¬â¢s two terms in office. Some went so far as to switch parties completely, becoming Republican. In what may be a new trend, some of those who felt more comfort from the Reagan Era G.O.P., are increasingly finding discomfort with the policies and direction of the current administration, and congress. One such disaffected Republican is Fr...Be the first to comment
Despite polls that show her trailing badly in a possible race for U.S. Senate next year, The Bradenton Herald reported today that Congresswoman Katherine HarrisÃ¢â¬â¢s camp spirits are now improving with the results of an internal poll this week.
The poll was done by the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling and strategic research firm out of Washington...The results, according to pollster Ed Goeas,indicate that Harris need not worry at this time about the double Ã¢â¬âdigit ...Be the first to comment
According to a new poll, Florida voters are convinced Governor Jeb Bush is intervening in the Terri Schiavo case for political reasons and disapprove by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.
But the survey of 1,248 registered voters in Florida by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute finds the Governor still getting a solid 49% approval rate.
The Survey also shows that most voters Ã¢â¬â 70 percent Ã¢â¬â do NOT want to see Bush further cement a political dynasty by runni...Be the first to comment
A coalition of groups held a press conference today outside Congresswoman Katherine Harris District office in Sarasota, calling on her to make her position known on the President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s plans to partially privatize social security, and a new proposal just introduced by House Republicans which could come up for a vote within the next month. The groups, united under the umbrella of Floridians United to Protect Social Security, do not support any privatization of the system which woul...Be the first to comment
The Prosecution began the day by calling Chicago resident Salah Da-owd(Daiod), an employee at the Middle East Financial transfer service, which specializes in money transfers between the US and Middle. Da-owd was asked to testify about financial transfers made by the Chciago Islamic Center, a mosque that two of Al-arian;s co-defendants have worked for.
The Prosecution discussed over twenty money transfers made in the name of the Chicago Islamic Center (as well as the American Muslim...Be the first to comment
Citizens living along Bayshore Boulevard in South Tampa raised objections today to a plan to add sidewalks on a portion of the western part of the road, used daily by tens of thousands of motorists.
The objections came during a meeting of the Bayshore Task Force, a group assigned by Mayor Pam Iorio over a year ago to study what could be done to make the road safer after 3 different fatalities occurred with a year.
Last December, Mayor Iorio allocated $200,000 from the city...Be the first to comment
A week and a half ago Hillsborough County Commissioners voted to forbid county government from acknowledging, promoting or participating in gay pride events. That decision set off an avalanche of controversy, that the commission is still weathering. Now, members of the community from all walks of life are continuing to gather and speak out in hopes their efforts will result in the repeal of the ban. WMNF reporter Julie Togba attended the Ã¢â¬ÅPride is BackÃ¢â¬? rally la...Be the first to comment
The planned construction of a crematorium in Largo is being contested by neighborhood residents, who say they havenÃ¢â¬â¢t had a say in the process, and the crematorium is not an appropriate businesss to be in theri neighborhood. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story
HEY hEY HO HO, crematoriums got to goÃ¢â¬Â¦
By 4:30pm, almost 50 residents had come out of their homes and stood along Wilcox road to protest the construction of a crematorium across the 2 lane road from their subdivisio...Be the first to comment
The testimony of a FBI forensic expert continued today in the trial of Sami Al-Arian and three indicted co-defendants. LR reports
The prosecution continued to ask computer foresic examiner Kevin Arndt to identify Temporary Internet Files collected from the computers of Gassan Ballut & Hatim Fariz.
To clarify Temporary Internet Files are files that are downloaded to your computer each time you visit a website. If you were to visit the WMNF website your computer would store the pic...