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STUDY FINDS 1 MILLION MORE RESIDUAL VOTES WERE COUNTED IN 2004-Andrew Stelzer

02/15/05

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 didn’t mark a choice for president or that choice was not recorded by a machine,. In 2000, 1.9 percent of ballots cast didn’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...

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SMALL CLASS SIZE TO BE REVAMPED - Mitch Perry

02/15/05

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 ½...

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CITY OF STUART BARS NEW CHAINS STORES FROM OPENING DOWNTOWN-Andrew Stelzer

02/15/05

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 city’s historic downtown and protect locally owned small businesses.

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ACT-Daly “I was passing trough Stuart on the ay to Miami and within 3 hours bought restaurant,

Pa...

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RACISM AT NASCAR’S SIGNATURE EVENT - Mitch Perry

02/15/05

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 race….

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...

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DJ GROTHE ON SCIENTIFIC DESIGN, CREATIONISM AND THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION ON PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMICS - Radioactivity

02/15/05

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...

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BUD CHILES PART II - Mitch Perry

02/14/05

Last week Lawton “Bud 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 – beginning in the Panhandle – just like...

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AIDS WALK IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry

02/14/05

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 ...

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LOW POWER FM STATION IN SARASOTA - Mitch Perry

02/14/05

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 they’re trying to reach $25,000 in start up costs, and believe they’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 Radio’s Am...

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CAMPAIGN TO BAN GAY MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA IS LAUNCHED-Andrew Stelzer

02/14/05

This morning in Orlando, A coalition of community groups launched a campaign for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more.

ACT-martin “There 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 “..and were seeing activist jud...

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SECTION 8 CUTS BY PRESIDENT WILL HIT FLORIDA HARD-Andrew Stelzer

02/14/05

States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are scrambling in the wake of president Bush’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 Florida’s poorest residents. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more

ACT-Switezer “We’ve found section 8 housing to be a useful tool…�

Mike Switezer is part of the state workforce board, and is chairman of ...

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