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Cilvil Liberties in Bush's Second Term: the Al-Arian case - Lance Robson

03/04/05

The state of civil liberties and how they relate to the culture of fear that Muslim-Americans now find themselves living in was the focal point of a discussion that took place at USF Monday night. LR was there and filed this report.

Bit – This is not new, it is dangerous and obscene but it is not new.

That was Constitutional Lawyer and a former President of the Nation Lawyer’s guild, Peter Erlinder who addressed a half-full auditorium of people at USF. The issues raised...

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Sami Al-Arian jury questionnaire hearing - Lance Robson

03/04/05

This afternoon at the Federal courthouse in downtown Tampa the preparations for the case against Sami al-arian, and three other associated defendants, moved into the jury selection stage.

Judge James Moody presided over a hearing on whether or not a continuance should be granted in the upcoming AL-Arian case. For hours the defense team challenged answers and comments made by potential jurors in specially designed questionnaires. Many of the responses showed the amount of misrepresentati...

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Al-Arian continuance & juror screening hearing - Lance Robson

03/04/05

Today the juror screening and continuance hearing for Sami Al-Arian and three other men, all soon be tried for allegedly making contributions to terrorist organizations –among other charges. All through the day the defense teams screened potential juror questionnaires hoping to weed out biased and problematic individuals. It seemed like a never ending process that illuminated both the level of misunderstanding and racism many everyday Americans harbor towards people of Middle Easter...

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CITIZENS DONT WANT LIVE BOMIBING AT AVON PARK-Andrew Stelzer

03/04/05

For the past 3 nights, citizens who live near the Avon Park Bombing range on the border of Polk and Highlands county have been voicing their concerns and support for the use of live ammunition by the air force and the navy.

ACT-Richards “I live on one of 2 lakes n the first adjacent to the range…�

ACT “We are subjected to noise now to non live ordinances..that will increase greatly…�

Pam Richards lives in the south side of Fr...

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art

03/04/05

Interview with Joe Griffith, Pat Green & Dana Hargrove discussed art, society

Interview with Denis Gaston discussed art

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NEW REPORT CITES TOP 10 REASONS NATIONAL PARKS NEED MORE MONEY - Mitch Perry

03/03/05

A new report released today by the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association says that funding for America’s national parks is at a ‘bear’ minimum and lists the top 10 reasons parks need more money. The report calls for and has received immediate support from Congress…as a bi-partisan group of Congress introduced new legislation today to fund America’s National Parks.

Ron Tipton is the Senior Vice President for Programs at the National Parks Conse...

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AVON PARK HEARINGS - Mitch Perry

03/03/05

Tonight in Avon Park in Polk County, the 3rd and final Public Hearing on plans for new bombing at the Avon Park Air Force Range will take place, at the Avon Park Community Center.

After the Pentagon halted Navy Operations at Vieques in Puerto Rico in 2002, Pentagon officials said that military use at Avon Park could increase.

The Navy’s departure from Vieques was a huge win for most of the Puerto Rican people, who had protested the site for decades, claiming it created ...

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FLORIDAS MEDICAID RX LIST MAY BECOME DANGEROUSLY SHORT-Andrew Stelzer

03/03/05

A coalition of patient protection groups issued a warning this morning, that Governor Bush’s plans to change the list of prescription drugs available under The states Medicare system could have grave consequences for many Floridians. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports

ACT-Frye “There are huge consequences of public health not being available…�

Jesse Frye is director of government affairs and advocacy with the AIDS institute, based in Tampa.

ACT-Fry...

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE BOMBING TESTS - Radioactivity

03/03/05

ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE NAVY PLAN TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE USE OF AVON PARK BOMBING RANGE FOR TESTS OF EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER LIVE AMMUNITION. Our guest Marian Ryan of the Sierra Club in Winter Haven was one of the people who made a presentation on the first night of a public hearing this week on possible expansion of the use of the bombing range. There was a lengthy piece in the Sunday Ledger (click for article) detailing the economic impact and the effects on about a dozen endangered specie...

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THE ELECTION REFORM COALITION IN PINELLAS COUNTY - Radioactivity

03/03/05

Arlin Briley and Len Schmiegge of the Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County discussed the upcoming public Voting Issues Forum for voters to voice their concerns and share their experiences regarding recent elections. All citizens are welcome to attend. The Election Reform Coalition is an umbrella organization of Pinellas County chapters of political parties and community organizations with voting and election interests. The forums will be on Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the...

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