News & Public Affairs05/11/05
Members of a leading Islamic organization say that anti-Muslim crimes are on the rise, in fact the highest recorded figures in over a decade.
This morning in Tampa, CAIR- the Council on American Islamic Relations, released their report, Ã¢â¬ÅUnequal ProtectionÃ¢â¬?
Ahmed Bedier is the Central Florida Director of CAIR (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?alarmingly highÃ¢â¬?)
Bedier took time to indicate the difference betweenÃ¢â¬â¢incidentsÃ¢â¬â¢ reported and hate crimes Ã¢...Be the first to comment
A group of environmental advocates and shareholders is trying to get Progress energy to commit themselves to becoming an environmentally company. This morning, they held a press conference as Progress energyÃ¢â¬â¢s shareholders meeting was set to begin at the Hilton hotel in Downtown St Petersburg, calling on the company to be environmentally responsible.
ACT Ã¢â¬Åwhen we talk to progress they say that they are meeting legal standards, Florida progress says ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: In April of last year, Richard Paey was sentenced to twenty-five years for forging prescriptions and abusing the pain relief medicine Oxycontin. Paey sits in his wheelchair to this day, a victim of a botched 1980Ã¢â¬â¢s back surgery and multiple sclerosis, at the Zephyrhills cotrrectional facility in Pasco County. But Paey, who has maintained his innocence all along, saying that he was just medicating his pain, will have a new day in court soon. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has more. R...Be the first to comment
Reporter: Grace Santos Event: Rev. Jim Wallis, author Date of Event: Wed, 11 May 2005, 7pm Location: Hyde Park United Methodist Date of Broadcast: Thur, 12 May 2005, 6pm Evening News
Introduction: Reverend Jim Wallis, the author of GodÃ¢â¬â¢s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left DoesnÃ¢â¬â¢t Get It, spoke at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church last night. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Grace Santos files this report. (MITCH SAID HE WOULD WRITE THIS).
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The President of Nicaragua came to Tampa today to campaign for the passage of the Central American free Trade Agreement, abbreviated CAFTA. The proposed trade treaty would include the United States and 6 Latin American countries, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. The agreement has been in the works for several years, and congress may vote on it in the next month, but Hundreds of Thousands of protestors throughout North And Central America h...Be the first to comment
According to a report released last week,low level marijuana offenders are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement Ã¢â¬â making up more than 80 percent of the growth in drug arrests since 1980.
On Saturday, Critics of the war on drugs Ã¢â¬â and specifically on marijuana- gathered in over 180 venues across the world for the Global Marijuana March.
Among those cities participating locally included demonstrations in in Tampa and Sarasota.
Fred Bemis is with th...Be the first to comment
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced today he is a candidate for Governor next year.
The 48 year old St.Petersburg native is the first major GOP candidate to announce his candidacyÃ¢â¬Â¦And he will enter the race as the favorite, as recent polls show him ahead of Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher and Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings.
Christ also is ahead of any and all Democrats who have so far entered the race Ã¢â¬â namely Tampa Congressman Jim Davis and Gainsville...Be the first to comment
Co-hosts Jon Butts and Rob Lorei featured interviews with Sherry Prange of Electro-Automotive (http://www.electroauto.com, 813-429-1989 and email@example.com) in California, Matt Smith of the USF Clean Energy Research Center (http://www.cerc.eng.usf.edu) and Bill Hayes who makes biodiesel in his home (http://www.suncoastbiofuels.com). The discussion looked at converting cars to electric engines and conversion to using biodiesel. Other topics discussed: energy efficiency, emissions from alte...Be the first to comment
Police used pepper spray on a crown of black residents of South St Petersburg last night, in what black residents say is an escalation of police use of force during a time when things are already tense. But police say a brick was thrown through a police car window before the pepper spray was brought out, and say that a group of people was inciting the crowd of 200 people to violence against the police. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.
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WILLOW LAMONTE, editor/publisher of Ã¢â¬ÅGoddessing.Ã¢â¬? Willow will be the keynote speaker at a retreat at First Unity Church in St. Pete, Saturday, May 14. She will talk about her presentation at the conference, dealing with the myriad repeating patterns of the Goddess which appear in many eras throughout the world, reemerging today as dynamic as ever. She will also discuss the goddess in relation to Mother Ã¢â¬â in celebration of MotherÃ¢â¬â¢s Day.
RENEE MCINNIS, planning com...Be the first to comment