News & Public Affairs06/07/05
The Florida State Supreme court heard arguments this morning from both supporters and opponents of the states school voucher program. Lower courts have ruled that one particular voucher program is unconstitutional because it diverts public money to religious institutions which use it to promote their religion. The future of the first statewide voucher system in the nation now hangs in the balance. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.
The Opportunity Scholarship program being contested i...Be the first to comment
The Defense argues that instead of using charities and think tanks as a front for racketeeringÃ¢â¬Â¦ these men were actually involved in actual scholarly and charitable activitiesÃ¢â¬Â¦ and that the government will be hard pressed to show otherwise.
According to the Prosecution all the men on trial are hardened terrorists that are intent on waging economic jihad that is financially supporting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and their violent actions for more than a decade.
Finan...Be the first to comment
INTERVIEW WITH DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ALBERT FOX OF THE CUBA POLICY FOUNDATION. Mark Antokas06/06/05
INTRO: The Cuban Trade Sanctions Reform Act was signed into law by President Bush on May 2, 2004 in order to punish Fidel Castro. But many in the Cuban American Community insist that it only hurts their families back on the island nation. The Reform Act limits the amount of family visits to Cuba to once in three years, and forbids the sending of money. The founder and president of the Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, Albert Fox, was in Tampa recently, and WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark A...Be the first to comment
George Kish and Debbie Butts of the SNPS discussed the importance of landscape plants that are compatible with Florida's environment. George and Debbie said native plants are superior to non natives on a variety of levels. They grow well in Florida's harsh environment. Native plants provide a habitat for native and desirable animal species. Non-natives are sometimes invasive, can grow beyond the confines of one's own property and drive out native varieties- to the detriment of the environment.Be the first to comment
With the prevention of the so-called Nuclear Option 2 weeks ago, some of President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s most controversial judicial nominees will likely be confirmed this weekÃ¢â¬Â¦
None has been more controversial for the District Court of Appeals than California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers BrownÃ¢â¬Â¦.
Although Senate Democrats have negotiated an up or down vote on her, Liberal Activists, as well as House Democrats Ã¢â¬â such as the Congressional Black Caucus Ã¢â¬â still are ...Be the first to comment
This morning in Fort Lauderdale, President Bush address the Organization of American States General Assembly Meeting. His speech follows Secretary of State Condoleeza RiceÃ¢â¬â¢s speech last night , in which she singled out Bolivia, Ecuador and Haiti as countries that need help in overcoming chronic instabilityÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦
Those remarks were seized upon by VenezuelaÃ¢â¬â¢s President Hugo Chavez, who called the U.S. proposal a ploy to justify U.S. Intervention in the hemisphereÃ¢â...Be the first to comment
Trial Attorney Gerry Spence has been involved in some major cases similar to what Sami Al-ArianÃ¢â¬â¢s attorneys are facing.
Spence is the founder of Trial LawyerÃ¢â¬â¢s College, a nonprofit school, where pro bono he teaches attorneys for the people how to present thericases and win against powerful corporate and government interests.
Spence successfully defended Randy Weaver. A participant at Ruby Ridge, Idaho a decade ago, when the Federal Government Ã¢â¬â like in the Al-Ari...Be the first to comment
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...Be the first to comment
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 groupÃ¢â¬â¢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...Be the first to comment
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.Be the first to comment