News & Public Affairs12/08/04
In a story weÃ¢â¬â¢ve been following hereon WMNF, yesterday the Sarasota county school board voted unanimously for a compromise over the issue of whether Planned Parenthood should be able to teach the sex-ed portion of a mandatory health class. Planned parenthood will be able to keep teaching the class if the teacher chooses them, but parents will have to sign a permission slip allowing their children to attend the class. This morning, WMNF spoke to Wendy Grassi, the director of public af...Be the first to comment
A group of Pinellas county citizens is spending the entire day conducting a test on the county's touch screen voting machines. The test took place at the 49th street branch of the supervisors of elections office
Leonard Schmeige, the spokesman for citizens vote verification group, organized the test with the county supervisors office, after a one machine test earlier this month was cut short because they only had 3 hours to conduct it. He brought 500 sheets of paper li...Be the first to comment
Toyota joined General Motors and 6 other automakers yesterday in filing suit to block CaliforniaÃ¢â¬â¢s new greenhouse gas regulation, which was approved by the state final form in September.
The regulations Ã¢â¬â the first of its kind in the U.S. Ã¢â¬â would require automakers to cut by roughly 30 percent the greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks sold in the state by the 2016 model year. The industry is suing in Federal Court, contending that CaliforniaÃ¢â¬â¢s re...Be the first to comment
The Reverend Jesse Jackson said today the burden is on Congress to investigate countless reports of election irregularities in Ohio and elsewhere.
While he stopped short of calling for a delay in the Inauguration, Jackson repeatedly said the election is not overÃ¢â¬Â¦His comments came as Michigan Democrat John Conyers conveyed a meeting to examine the accusations.
Conyers, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said Democratic lawmakers have received tens of thousands of re...Be the first to comment
On Monday, the American Medical Association voted to support the importation of prescription drugs by wholesalers and pharmacies, if certain conditions are met to Ã¢â¬Åensure patient safety.Ã¢â¬?--- Those conditions being that the drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the distribution path of the drugs is trackable, and congress funds the FDA in their efforts to do so. The announcement came in advance of todayÃ¢â¬â¢s deadline for the department of Health and Human Serv...Be the first to comment
For over 4 decades, residents of the East Tampa area around 40th street have been complaining to local leaders to help improve conditions along the major thoroughfare.
Today (Tuesday) The beginning of a one section of a Federal, State, County and City project to enhance the 40th street Corridor began, with groundbreaking ceremonies on one segment of the $70 million dollar multi layered project.
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio says that 40th Street is her top transportation project. ...Be the first to comment
The Tampa bay history center will soon have a new home. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
Currently the Tampa bay History center sits on South Franklin Street, in the shadow in a freeway overpass. But today city and county officials signed an interlocal land agreement to for a new site for the center, along the Hillsborough River in Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park.
ACT-Iorio Ã¢â¬ÅI donÃ¢â¬â¢t think any community can be great unless it understands its hist...Be the first to comment
On November 2nd, the Election Protection hotline received over 100,000 phone calls from voters who needed help in regard to votingÃ¢â¬âeverything from information about where they were registered, to complaints about long lines or no paper receipts. About 40,000 of these, after review, have been classified as complaints. Now, in an effort to fix some of these problems with the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s elections process, People for the American way has compiled a database of problems recorded by ...Be the first to comment
America's top doctor says steroid use in Major League Baseball is a public health issue that threatens young people across the country.
U-S Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he's worried about kids
and young athletes who idolize the superstar sluggers. If
youngsters think steroid use is acceptable, Carmona believes they
may use the drugs and put themselves at risk for things like organ
failure and cancer.
Meanwhile, Major League Baseball PlayerÃ¢â¬â¢s Union ...Be the first to comment
Interview with Autumn Stephens, editor of Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick - 28 women writers on coping with - and laughing about - life, love, sex, and more. Riffs on Teodore Roosevelt's macho motto: "Walk softly and carry a big stick" - women taking on challenges in their lives. From finding love as a sigle mom to overcoming alcoholism to surviving a midlife crisis. This poignant, provocative collection of personal essays reveals how women overcome life's challenges with strength a...Be the first to comment