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SCLC CALLS FOR PINELLAS SHERRIFS DEPUTY TAYLOR TO BE REMOVED-Andrew Stelzer

06/06/05

2 weeks ago, a Pinellas county sheriffs review of the killing of a unarmed black 19 year old came back saying that deputy Christopher Taylor acted correctly. Now a coalition of African American leaders in Pinellas county is calling for the removal of the deputy who killed Jarrell Walker. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

18 African American community leaders and educators stood on the steps of St Petes city hall and prayed before holding a press conference to demand action in th...

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Al-Arian trial, Opening statements - by Lance Robson

06/06/05

It is alleged that Al-Arian and co-defendants financially supported the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Sami Al-Arian is said to be the indispensable link in the fundraising side of the PIJ for much of the group’s existence. Defense attorneys say the government will be hard pressed to show this.

The prosecution began its 3-hour opening statement by describing in gory detail how a suicide bus bombing took place in Israel and how the PiJ had claimed responsibility for it. Lead pr...

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Jerusalem Day

06/05/05

On the 38th anniversary of the re-unification of the city of Jerusalem, Rabbi Ben- Yehuda, whose family is very famous in Israel and worldwide, discussed his experiences as the youth in Palestine in the 40's and 50's and his hopes for a future of peace.

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Various

06/05/05

First Guest- Libby Stone- Director of Pinellas County Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater, FL Black History Fact! Weepin Times Message Music- Viajah Morgan- Motherland Poet Message Music (Barkays) Attitude 30 min. Documentary on (Prison on Fire) The story of the life and death of George Jackson at Attica Prison

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MIAMI BOMBSHELLS - PAT SAN PEDRO and MERCEDES SOLER - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/04/05

Miami Bombshells, authors of Dish & Tell: Life, Love and Secrets. Mary talks with Patricia San Pedro and Mercedes Soler, two of the six Miami Bombshells.

All around America, women have been indoctrinated with the drive to “have it all:� yet, in becoming major breadwinners and/or “super-moms,� women are increasingly sleep deprived, working too hard, and not working out enough. There’s barely enough time left for family…not to mention maintaining persona...

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DATELINE BAGHDAD: CARYLE MURPHY, WASHINGTON POST - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/04/05

Caryle Murphy, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Passion for Islam: Shaping the Middle East. Caryle has just returned from a temporary tour of duty in Baghdad, where she covered events there for the Post from February to May. She became chief of the Post's Cairo bureau in 1989 and until mid-1994, was responsible for covering the Arab world. On August 2, 1990, Murphy was in Kuwait when Iraq invaded the emirate. She remained there for almost a month after the inv...

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Katherine Eben on “Dangerous Drugs�--Mitch Perry

06/03/05

Cyclone Commerce has released a new platform that it says will help prevent counterfeit drugs by providing pharmaceutical companies with real-time visibility throughout the supply chain. The new program, known as ePedigree, comes as drug industry analysts estimate that nearly 10% of drugs worldwide are counterfeit

This follows last week’s announcement by CVS, the nation’s largest retail drugstore drug chain by store count, that it will no longer purchase drugs from wholesal...

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Attempt to sue Gun Company Fails

06/03/05

An appeals court this week dashed a widow's hope of punishing the gun industry for a so-called Saturday night special handgun used to kill a popular Palm Beach County School teacher. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that Florida's civil negligence laws do NOT support a 2003 jury verdict that found the distributor of.25-caliber gun partially liable for the death of teacher Barry Grunow. The ruling could be the last legal gasp for his widow, Pam Grunow's long battle to have t...

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PROFESSOR MICHAEL ERIC DYSON RESPONDS TO BILL COSBY'S SPEECH AT THE NAACP - Radioactivity

06/02/05

University of Pennsylvania professor Michael Eric Dyson has written a new book called IS BILL COSBY RIGHT? OR HAS THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS LOST ITS MIND? (Basic Books) In this interview Dyson criticizes entertainer Bill Cosby for telling an NAACP convention last year that it was time for blacks to stop blaming whites for such issues as high school dropout rates, teen pregnancy and delinquency. Dyson said that Cosby unfairly attacks a group of people who are least able to defend themselves and t...

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PRISON CONDITIONS AT GUANTANAMO - Radioactivity

06/02/05

MARJORIE COHN, Libertad48@san.rr.com Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild and author of the new article "Close Guantánamo Prison" [see: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/052305B.shtml]. She said today: "The U.S. government insists on keeping many photographs and results of some investigations secret. The reports of torture of prisoners in U.S. custody have become the symbol of U.S. hypocrisy worldwide, and no hi...

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