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WHEELS OF JUSTICE TOUR COMES TO TAMPA - Mitch Perry

02/09/05

The Wheels of Justice Tour, featuring Dave Lippman and speakers back from the Middle East discussing the conditions in Iraq and the Palestinian Terroritories comes to Tampa this Saturday night.

The event is in part a fundraiser for the Hillsborough County Green Party and the Wheels of Justice Tour

Party member Brian Becker ran briefly last year for a Hillsborough County Commission seat before dropping out due to a lack of campaign funding. He says one of the big issue that lo...

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NATIONAL ASSOC. of HISPANIC JOURNALISTS PARTNER WITH THE TAMPA TRIB , TBO & WFLA. Mark Antokas

02/09/05

INTRO: Last night, at the Tampa Tribune news center in Tampa, the National association of Hispanic Journalists met in partnership with the Tampa Trib, WFLA Channel 8, and TBO.com, to improve the coverage of multi-ethnic issues, and increase the number of Hispanic journalists on their staff. Media General, the parent company of the three media formats, considers itself the only organization in the world which combines Broadcast, Print and online news services under one roof. Representing the N...

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CINNAMON COVE RESIDENTS SAY THEIR LANDLORD DOESNT TREAT THEM RIGHT-Andrew Stelzer

02/09/05

Residents of an apartment complex in North Tampa took to the street this afternoon, marching in front of the apartment manager’s offices, and holding signs to protest neglectful behavior by management.

ACTs “Recently I went on a cold weekend with no hot water or no heat, I left messages, I had none for 4 days..

Alex has lived at the cinnamon cove apartments along 15th street, south of 125th Avenue, for the past 5 years.

ACT ..they band aid, they just...

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WHEELS OF JUSTICE TOUR COMES TO TAMPA - Mitch Perry

02/09/05

The Wheels of Justice Tour, featuring Dave Lippman and speakers back from the Middle East discussing the conditions in Iraq and the Palestinian Terroritories comes to Tampa this Saturday night.

The event is in part a fundraiser for the Hillsborough County Green Party and the Wheels of Justice Tour

Party member Brian Becker ran briefly last year for a Hillsborough County Commission seat before dropping out due to a lack of campaign funding. He says one of the big issue that lo...

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WAR TAX RESISTANCE - Radioactivity

02/09/05

Peter Smith lives in South Bend, Indiana and has resisted paying a portion of his federal income tax for more than 35 years. His reasons? He thinks the wars fought by the U.S.- especially in the last 50 years have been wars of aggression. He's affiliated with the National War Tax Resistance Co-ordinating Committee.

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HOWARD DEAN - Mitch Perry

02/08/05

As we reported last night, Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has officially become the last man standing in the race to chair the Democratic National Committee -- a development heralded by many Democrats as the start of an aggressive drive to rebuild the party, and win elections, from the grass roots up.

Dean became the sole candidate for the Democratic National Committee chair Monday, when former Congressman Tim Roemer of Indiana -- an antiabortion rights moderate originally urged int...

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MIAMI COMPANY ACCUSED OF UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE - Mitch Perry

02/08/05

The National Labor Relations Board , or N-L-R-B has issued a formal complaint accusing the Continental Group, a South Florida condominium management company, of engaging in unfair labor practices.

Following an investigation of charges filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11, the NLRB’s General Counsel has found probable cause that the Continental Group caused subcontractor Park One to transfer valet parker Gildardo Falla to another building because...

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AIDS BUDGET WILL SUFFER-Andrew Stelzer

02/08/05

Under the presidents new proposed budget, $3.2 billion dollars would be provided for HIV-AIDS to foreign nations, but many domestic aids programs would suffer funding decreases. The budget would cut $14 million from the Housing for Persons Living with AIDS program, and would trim $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV-AIDS prevention and surveillance program. Today, WMNF spoke to Carl Schmidt, the director of federal affairs with the aids institute. Schmidt sa...

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ASYLUM SEEKERS ARE TREATED BETTER IN BROWARD--Andrew Stelzer

02/08/05

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released a report that examines how people seeking asylum are treated when they reach the United States. Some of the conclusions of the study include-- that improper questioning by homeland security is leading many people to be improperly sent back to a country from which they are fleeing, that those people who were given legal representation stood a much better chance of being allowed to stay, that people from certain countri...

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SEWAGE SPILLS INTO HUDSON BAYOU - Mitch Perry

02/08/05

More than 575,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into Hudson Bayou in Sarasota last week after an electrical shortage caused pumps at one of the city's largest lift stations to malfunction.

Hours after the station shut down, city officials began diverting the sewage into four 4,000-gallon tankers that took it to a nearby collection station. From there, the sewage was carried to a different treatment plant.

The break allowed 1,400 gallons of human waste to tumble into the bayou every minu...

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