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CRITICS TARGET ZONING VOTE BY STORMS - Mitch Perry

08/26/04

In Eastern Hillsborough County, more than a dozen residents have now filed complaints with the State 's Ethics Commission against County Commisioner Ronda Storms.

The issue that led to the complaints regards a vote back in June that saw the Commission CHANGE the County Land Development Code, legalizing operations in agricultural zones that used to be confined to commercial areas. The hybrid businesses not only grow plants and trees, but landscape, mow lawns and install irrigation.

Storm...

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POLL OF ARAB AMERICANS FINDS DISAPPROVAL OF BUSH AND INCREASED RACIAL PROFILING-Andrew Stelzer

08/26/04

For the first time in months, a mainstream media poll has been released showing that President Bush is gaining on John Kerry in the race for President this November. A Los Angeles poll times is giving Bush, a three-point lead over Kerry, 47 percent to 44 percent, with independent candidate Ralph Nader, receiving 3 percent. Last month John Kerry led Bush by 2 percentage points last month. But among Arab Americans, Kerry is leaving President Bush far behind, and support for Bush has continue...

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CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FLOYD JAY WINTERS - Mitch Perry

08/25/04

Tonight WMNF continues our interviews with the Democratic candidates running for Congress in the 13th Congressional District, which includes Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and Desoto Counties - and a portion of Charlotte County.

Tonight we speak to Floyd Jay Winters, a College Professor at Manatee Community College making his first run for Political Office. WMNF asked Winters - why Congress- why now?(roll tape#1 o.q.�more than a career politician�)

That’s Manatee Community...

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BILL PUNISHES CUBA TRAVELERS - Mitch Perry

08/25/04

Earlier this summer, a new Bush Administration policy on travel and remittances regarding Cuban Americans went into effect, deeply dividing Cuban Americans on the new restrictions. Now a Miami State Representative wants to go even FURTHER than the President’s policies….. Republican David Rivera yesterday announced the “Travel and Commerce with Terrorist Nations Act�(roll tape#1 o.q.�here in Florida�) The President’s new policy reduces the allowed n...

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HOUSING SHORTAGE IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE CHARLEY-Andrew Stelzer

08/25/04

It’s been almost two weeks since hurricane Charley tore through Florida, and the number of people in shelters is beginning to drop. But where those people will go is a matter of great concern, and there are no easy answers. Wayne Saladay is the director of emergency management for Charlotte County

ACT “We’ve lost over 10,000 structures, 16000 more with major damage..major disaster.�

According to Megari Van sickle executive director of the charlott...

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MEL MARTINEZ CONFERENCE - Mitch Perry

08/24/04

With a week to go before the Republican Senate Primary race, there is the possibility that The White House's choice to be the candidate to run for Bob Graham's seat - former Housing Secretary Mel Martinez - could lose next Tuesday.

To do what they can to avert that from happening, The White House announced yesterday that President Bush will personally campaign for Martinez in Miami this Friday.

Also today, a host of prominent national and state conservative activists held a te...

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JAN SCHNEIDER FOR CONGRESS - Mitch Perry

08/24/04

This week WMNF is interviewing the Democratic candidates for Congress in the 13th Congressional District, which includes Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Desoto, and parts of Charlotte County.

In 2002, a newcomer to politics AND to the Sarasota area, Attorney Jan Schneider, came within 5 percentage points of upsetting Katherine Harris in the race to replace then retiring Congressman Dan Miller.

Schneider is again attempting to win the Democratic nomination this year. WMNF spo...

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TAMPA SPORTS AUTHORITY MAY BE COSTING THE COUNTY AND CITY MILLIONS-Andrew Stelzer

08/24/04

The Tampa Sports authority, the organization that manages the St Pete Times forum, and Raymond James Stadium--where the Tampa Bay Bucs play football, may have dishonestly entered into financial dealings that could cost the city and Hillsborough county millions of dollars. Yesterday, at the authority’s monthly meeting, Mike Merrill director of debt management for Hillsborough county, told the authority that the problems began in July of 2003, when the Tampa sports authority invested ...

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WOMEN VOTERS ROLE IN THIS YEARS ELECTION-Andrew Stelzer

08/24/04

In every presidential election since 1980, There has been a gender gap in the voting population—more than half of American women vote for the democratic candidate, while more than half of American men vote for the republican candidate. This gender gap exists for all races, the gap ranges from 4 to 11 percentage points; on average, to 9 percent more of women vote for a democratic presidential candidate. And according to Sue Carroll works with the Rutgers university center for American...

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ROBERT REICH INTERVIEW PART 2-Andrew Stelzer

08/23/04

Robert Reich was the secretary of labor under president Clinton, he is now advising John Kerry on economic policy. Reich is author of a new book titled "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America," In the second of a 2 part interview, WMNF spoke with Reich about the need for the United States to change its economic policy to benefit all Americas, not just the rich. We began by asking him is the drive for economic growth destroying the world and forcing the people in non-industria...

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