News & Public Affairs05/19/04
Itâ€™s been 19 years since Hillsborough county commissioners voted to ban roadside billboards, but there are still at least 65 of them in the county. Now another lawsuit has been filed against the county, this time by a Texas company which claims the ban violates their constitutional rights. RTM media, based in Austin, has filed suit in Hillsborough circuit court, along with an injunction to against the moratorium that has kept the company from putting billboards up.
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Today the Hillsborough County Commission heard from an Attorney who suggested that the County strongly revise it's policy on what citizens can say at the Public Hearing portion of their bi-weekly meetings.
The County asked for a review of the policy after a regular speaker at their meetings - Mark Klutho, made a racially tinged remark at Interim County Attorney Don Odom last month.....Odom is Black.
His comment inspired the Commission to vote to seek a legal opinion on whethe...Be the first to comment
Our guests belong to the Adlerian school of Psychology. It's a belief in a mental health model which values peace, co-operative family relations, free sharing of information, and empowering individuals to make responsible decisions. Randall Gainforth, Ross Cannon and Tim Evans were the guests.Be the first to comment
The internet is abuzz with messages about a nationwide boycott of gasoline to be held tomorrow, May 20th. The letter circulating tells people that if they donâ€™t buy gas, it will show the oil companies that Americans are seriously fed up with the rising of gas, and they will lower prices as a result. There is no organized group claiming responsibility for the boycott, and so-called experts are saying it wont amount too much. WMNF asked Tampa residents who buy gasoline what they though...Be the first to comment
Imagine a Hillsborough without nudity. No strip clubs, topless contests or nudity permitted anywhere but in the privacy of hotel rooms and homes.
"Citizens for Decency," a grassroots organization created to outlaw public nudity and push for higher community standards, says in less than two months, already 10,000 people in Hillsborough County have signed petitions make this a reality.
The group is comprised of citizens and religious community leaders who believe that the law s...Be the first to comment
FORMER LABOR SECRETARY ROBERT REICH DISCUSSES THE ECONOMY AND HIS NEW BOOK
Robert B. Reich served as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
His latest book is "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win The Battle For America". It's Reich's passionate, comprehensive argument against the distortions that the far right is bringing to American political disc...Be the first to comment
Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami, FL, an activated Florida National Guard soldier who is currently awaiting court martial for desertion at Ft Stewart, GA. This charge is directly related to his having absented from his unit because he never again wished to witness mistreatment of Iraqi detainees.
Mejia bases his legal defense against the charge that he
wrongfully failed to return to Iraq on violations of international law which authorized him to absent himself f...Be the first to comment
Today in Tallahassee, members of two major environmental organizations came together to unveil a new Television ad to be broadcast in Tampa, Orlando and Washington D.C. that they say sets the record straight about President Bush's support for drilling off the western coast of Florida.
Deb Callahan is the President of the League of Conservation Voters
(roll tape#1 o.q."fuzzy up the facts here")
Joining the League of Conservation Voters at the News Conference in Tallahassee ...Be the first to comment
In a news conference held in Tampa this morning, Major League baseball and Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson announced that a group of ex- Negro League Baseball players who were banned from the Major Leagues a half century ago will receive pension benefits totally over a million dollars.
Under a previous plan for Negro League veterans created in 1997, Major League Baseball In 1997, granted a lifetime benefit of $10,000 a year to players with a combined 4 years of service in Major Lea...Be the first to comment
The trial of Sami Al-Arian, the USF professor who is accused of aiding terrorists, is scheduled to start in January. But if a court hearing held today is any indication, the legal arguments are so numerous that January may be too soon for lawyers prepare. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer was at the federal courthouse in downtown Tampa and has this report.
Sami Al-Arian and one of his â€“co defendants Sameeh Hammoudeh, attended the hearing by videoconference; they could be see...Be the first to comment