News & Public Affairs02/15/05
A new study by the Caltech-MIT voting technology project has found that in the 2004 election, about 1 million more residual votes for president were counted than in 2000. Residual votes are ballots cast which didnÃ¢â¬â¢t mark a choice for president or that choice was not recorded by a machine,. In 2000, 1.9 percent of ballots cast didnÃ¢â¬â¢t register as having a vote for president, that fell to 1.1 percent in 2004. Voting experts believe that the actual rate of people who choose not t...Be the first to comment
Governor Jeb Bush yesterday proposed that Florida voters be given a chance to revise the class-size amendment they approved in 2002 by trading smaller classes for higher teacher pay.
Although Bush said he would like to have the issue voted on as soon as possible, House and Senate Republican leaders indicated they would more likely put it on the general election ballot in the fall of 2006.
The Governor has been against the Amendment well before it was approved by Floridians nearly 2 ÃÂ½...Be the first to comment
The city of Stuart, 36 miles north of West Palm Beach, has created a rule that will prevent new chain stores and restaurants from opening in their downtown. Yesterday, the Stuart city commission voted unanimously to create the regulation that will help preserve the cityÃ¢â¬â¢s historic downtown and protect locally owned small businesses.
ACT-Daly Ã¢â¬ÅI was passing trough Stuart on the ay to Miami and within 3 hours bought restaurant,
Pa...Be the first to comment
This Sunday an estimated 200,000 race car fans are expected to flock to Daytona for the beginning of the NASCAR season, and for the signature Daytona 500 raceÃ¢â¬Â¦.
But according to the website National Vanguard, which is affiliated with the Neo-Nazi group National Alliance, just before the race, fans will be able to look into the sky and see a small plane towing a banner that reads, "Love Your Race, visit natall.com."
That is the website for the National Alliance, and ac...Be the first to comment
DJ GROTHE ON SCIENTIFIC DESIGN, CREATIONISM AND THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION ON PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMICS - Radioactivity02/15/05
As a program director for the Center for Inquiry, DJ Grothe serves as director of the CFI - On Campus, a secular, pro-science alternative to organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ and fringe-science and paranormal movements. Mr. Grothe has traveled and lectured widely throughout North America, speaking to over a hundred campuses and communities on secular ethics, religious-political extremism, church-state separation, the role of religion in education, science advocacy and skepticism...Be the first to comment
Last week Lawton Ã¢â¬ÅBud Chiles the 3rd, the son of former Florida Governor and Senator Lawton Chiles, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2006.
Although Chiles initially may get a boost because of his famous last name, the 51 year old Orlando businessman has never ran for public office.
Chiles will undoubtedly receive ample publicity later this month when he starts a walk thru Florida Ã¢â¬â beginning in the Panhandle Ã¢â¬â just like...Be the first to comment
On Friday, health officials in New York City announced they had discovered a man infected with a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to nearly all anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the infection, and made stunningly swift progression from infection to full-fledged AIDS.
That news has alarmed some in the AIDS medical community, while others think more needs to be learned about the virus.
ON Saturday morning, hundreds of bay area citizens came out in Tampa to participate in ...Be the first to comment
In Sarasota, a group of local citizens have been working towards creating a low-power (FM) non-commercial community and college radio station serving New College and the surrounding Sarasota neighborhoods.
Station organizers say theyÃ¢â¬â¢re trying to reach $25,000 in start up costs, and believe theyÃ¢â¬â¢re about half way to that total right now, as they work towards getting on the air sometime this Summer
Helping in that fundraising effort last week was Pacifica RadioÃ¢â¬â¢s Am...Be the first to comment
This morning in Orlando, A coalition of community groups launched a campaign for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more.
ACT-martin Ã¢â¬ÅThere are approximately 5 lawsuits challenging Florida's current marriage laws,
Lindsey martin is spokesperson for the Florida coalition to protect marriage, the group which will be spearheading the campaign to ban gay marriage in Florida.
ACT Ã¢â¬Å..and were seeing activist jud...Be the first to comment
States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are scrambling in the wake of president BushÃ¢â¬â¢s proposed to budget cuts to low income housing programs, especially changes to budgeting for section 8 housing, which have been a last resort for many of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s poorest residents. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more
ACT-Switezer Ã¢â¬ÅWeÃ¢â¬â¢ve found section 8 housing to be a useful toolÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Mike Switezer is part of the state workforce board, and is chairman of ...Be the first to comment