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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAINING IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry

10/18/04

Election Protection Training in Tampa

As election day beckons, in 15 days, the coalition of groups working to ensure that many of the problems that happened at the Polls in Florida in 2000, are getting prepared.

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This past Saturday, there were several training sessions held for Poll Monitors.in Tampa. Including one on Stetson University Law School’s Tampa Campus…….This session was conducted by Alia Malek, who is working for t...

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JOHN KERRY SPEAKS AT HEALTHCARE RALLY IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

10/18/04

In his second Trip to Florida in the last 4 days, John Kerry held a rally at the Tampa Bay performing arts center, in an effort to get out the vote. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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About 300 supporters of John Kerry attended the rally, which was supposed to be about his healthcare plan, but the speakers spent an equal amount of time discussing President Bush’s failures in regard to the invasion of Iraq. Se...

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Womens Show-WANGARI MATTHAI

10/16/04

Mary Glenney gave a profile of the 204 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Matthai of Kenya. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, was the first woman in Kenya to earn a PhD, and is a member of parliament.

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PASCO COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS BROWNING-BERGY DEBATE. Mark Antokas

10/15/04

INTRO: There are currently at least four lawsuits facing secretary of state Glenda Hood over state voting issues. Voter registration issues centering around missing check marks on a box, provisional ballots and whether they must be cast in a voters home precinct, and bogus registration forms turned into Duval County with fictitious addresses. Voter issues have been around the bay area and in the state since the 2000 election which saw George W. Bush take Florida’s electoral college b...

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CARL POPE & ROGER SCHLIKEISEN ON THE EVERGLADES - Mitch Perry

10/15/04

Governor Jeb Bush, flanked by top officials in his brother's administration, announced a $1.5-billion plan yesterday to speed up the sluggish Everglades restoration. But environmental groups campaigning in Florida to thwart President Bush's re-election used the announcement as another chance to bash the Bush administration's environmental record. Bush's plan, unveiled at a wildlife refuge west of Boynton Beach, calls for the state to borrow the money over the next five years so it can take...

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAINING - Mitch Perry

10/15/04

Seemingly all eyes will be on Florida on election day in 2 ½ weeks…A number of groups - such as the NAACP - have been working with bringing attorneys to Florida to prepare

Training citizens to be poll monitors will take place in Tampa tomorrow…….

The event, to take place at the Unitarian Universalitst Church of Tampa, takes place from 2 to 5PM …Phil Compton is from Florida Consumer Action Network(roll tape#1 o.q.�Universalist Church of Tampa�)

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80-20 INITIATIVE BY ASIAN AMERICAN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE - Grace Santos

10/15/04

80-20, the largest Asian American Organization in the United States, is a national non-partisan Political Action Committee dedicated to work for equality and justice for all Asian Americans. Last week, 80-20’s endorsement convention, consisting of 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 Democrats, and 1/3 Independents, announced it is unanimously endorsing Senator John Kerry for President. WMNF’s Grace Santos interviewed S.B. Woo, 80-20 Founder.

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Caribbean Hurricane Relief Group - Jen Germaine

10/15/04

Summary: Dr Trevor Purcell, chair of African-American Studies at USF, is calling attention to the hard hit islands in the Caribbean.

The Consulate General of Grenada released the following statistics to the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Group, CHRG: 5000 children are homeless approximately 60K people homeless 300 fatalities to date $15B in collateral damage ($6B usd) most hotels are damaged utility infrastructure seriously impacted medical facilities have been destroyed and seriously...

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STATE HOUSE CANDIDATES DEBATE AT TIGER BAY-Andrew Stelzer

10/15/04

Candidates for 5 Seats in the Florida House of Representatives were invited to the Tampa Tiger Bay club for a debate this afternoon. While nobody showed up for District 62, there were 7 candidates for 4 other seats; while some of their agendas were surprising, there was a lot of talk about working hard for the people.

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‘for too long our voices haven’t been heard in Tallahassee…� Deborah cope is a democrat running for district ...

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MILITARY MOMS - Mitch Perry

10/14/04

Military Moms - Anne Richards - visit Tampa 8 women whose sons or husbands are in the military took their multistate bus tour to Tampa this morning to campaign for John Kerry and against the war in Iraq. The event took place in the backyard of a local Democratic Party activist, in the Beach Park section of South Tampa. And leading the women in their discussion was former Texas Governor Anne Richards, making her 2nd appearance in Hillsborough County in the last week (roll tape#1 o.q.�...

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