News & Public Affairs04/11/05
Over the weekend, St Pete Times published an extensive report that finds Tax breaks given by State and local governments to businesses relocating to Florida often cost the state more than they bring in. This morning, in an announcement unrelated to the times report, the Tampa Chamber of Commerce has launched a new initiative to better serve local businesses that already exist. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer reports.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅWe spend a lot of time and effort recruiting new businesse...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Congressional District fiveÃ¢â¬â¢s Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite Held a Press conference today in Homosassa Springs today to announce new sexual offender legislation. House Resolution 1505, the Ã¢â¬ÅJessica Lunsford ActÃ¢â¬?, would change existing laws by requiring released offenders to respond to more than one mailer sent out by probation officers; failure to do so would result in a one hundred thousand dollar fine, and one year of prison time. A second offense would result in ...Be the first to comment
Radical Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart awaits prison time after being convicted in February of providing material aid to terrorism and for lying to the Government .
The New York City based lawyer faces up to 30 years in jail for actions involved with her defense of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman,..Ã¢â¬Â¦Rahman is serving a life PLUS 65-year sentence for conspiring to bomb several New York City landmarks and soliciting crimes of violence against the U.S. Military and Egyptian President ...Be the first to comment
On Friday evening, St. Petersburg's Religious Society of Friends hosted a workshop on preparation for a possible draft. A few dozen people of all ages showed up to find out about the draft and in particular to learn about applying for conscientious objector status. WMNF's Emily Reddy attended the workshop.
Seventeen year old Tampa Prep senior Dana Putney led Friday's draft counseling works...Be the first to comment
JAN HOLMES, Ã¢â¬ÅThrough WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Eyes: Sixth Annual WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s International Video-Film Festival. The two-day festival, presented by the Gulf Coast Chapter of UNIFEM/USA celebrates the vision of women filmmakers that shapes their stories of the cultural and the political from around the globe. A particular focus this year is on films by local women filmmakers. This year, eight of the 16 films screened at Ã¢â¬ÅThrough WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s EyesÃ¢â¬? showcase the work of West Coast ...Be the first to comment
SUZANNE NIEDLAND, co-director of Ã¢â¬ÅMiss LilÃ¢â¬â¢s Camp.Ã¢â¬? Suzanne is an actor from St. Petersburg who decided that her interest in people and travel would make a great combination in pursuing a career in documentary filmmaker. She co-directed Ã¢â¬ÅMiss LilÃ¢â¬â¢s CampÃ¢â¬? with Anberin Pasha. The film tells the story of Lillian Smith, the director of an exclusive Georgia girls camp during the 1930Ã¢â¬â¢s and 40Ã¢â¬â¢s who taught white campers that segregation was wrong...Be the first to comment
LIZ MERMIN, filmmaker, director of Ã¢â¬ÅThe Beauty Academy of Kabul.Ã¢â¬? In July 2003, volunteer teachers Ã¢â¬â including 3 from the U.S. and 3 Afghan Americans returning home for the first time in mmore than 20 years Ã¢â¬â traveled to Afghanistan to create a school of cosmetology, the first since the fall o the Taliban. The film beautifully documents the poignant and often humorous process through which women with very different life experiences come to learn about one another. ...Be the first to comment
CAROLINE MARTEL, filmmaker, director of Ã¢â¬ÅThe Phantom of the Operator.Ã¢â¬? Born in Montreal the year the cellular phone was created, Caroline has been synthesizing documentary theory and practice with a special interest in archival materials, cinema history, women and communication technologies. In this film Caroline assembles a dazzling array of clips Ã¢â¬â more than one hundred remarkable, rarely seen industrial, advertising and scientific management films produced in North Amer...Be the first to comment
CRIS WILLIAMSON, singer/songwriter. Decades before indie labels were the norm, and years before women had any real access in the industry, in her own way, Cris Williamson was busy changing the face of popular music. She hasn't looked back since.
Cris's stellar vocals and compelling persona are regarded as legendary for good reason. Despite being like a well-kept secret, and dwelling almost completely in the independent music world, she nonetheless had an impact worldwide. During an interv...Be the first to comment
President Bush's standing with the public is slumping just three months into his final term, but Americans have an even lower regard for the job being done by Congress.
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s according to an AP-Ipsos poll released this morningÃ¢â¬Â¦.
President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s job approval is now at 44 percent, with 54 percent disapproving. Only 37 percent have a favorable opinion of the work being done by the Republican-controlled Congress
Al From is the founder and CEO of the ...Be the first to comment