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LOCAL MUSIC SCENE MOURNS DAVE RATT-Andrew Stelzer

12/27/04

Dave Anderson, also known as Dave Ratt, or scooter was stabbed in the chest while trying to break up a fight at the New World Brewery in Ybor city on October 24th. This weekend, several local bands, including Dumb Waiters, Vagina Sore Jr., and The 39 Steps performed both Thursday and Sunday night at the New World, in benefit shows to help Anderson’s family pay for the funeral.

DAVE RATT

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HATE CRIMES REPORT-Andrew Stelzer

12/27/04
 Attorney General Charlie Crist said today that a total of 275

hate crimes were reported by local law enforcement agencies in 2003, a decrease from 306 a year earlier. Race was the motivating factor behind virtually half the reported hate crimes. A combination of just two motivations categories, race and ethnicity/national origin, accounted for two-thirds of all reported hate crimes in 2003. The report shows a clear pattern of growth in hate crime incidents motivated by ...

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WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES - HYBRID CARS - Radioactivity

12/27/04 Be the first to comment

LINUX AND THE OPEN SOURCE MOVEMENT - Radioactivity with Andrew Stelzer

12/24/04

Our guest was Robin Miller author of Point & Click Linux.

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VOTER MANDATE AMENDMENT 7? BAYONET POINT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SAYS NO TO RECORDS. Mark Antokas

12/23/04

INTRO: Weeks after voters in Florida passed an amendment to require doctors to release medical malpractice records to their patients, numerous legal challenges and lawsuits to amendment 7 have been filed. Recently, the Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center, in Hudson, Florida, suspended nine cardiologists for, the St. Pete Times reports, unnecessary angioplasties, stints placed on arteries of the wrong size or shape, wrong medicines and poor record keeping. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has mor...

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PFAW ON BUSH NOMINATION OF CONTROVERSIAL JUDGES-Andrew Stelzer

12/23/04

President Bush announced this afternoon that he will re-nominate 20 judicial appointees, many of whom are strongly opposed by democrats, and some of whom were either blocked by democratic filibusters in the Senate, or never made it to the point of approval. The list to be resubmitted includes Priscilla Owen, a Texas Supreme Court justice whose nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has been blocked by Democrats since May 2001. She has been criticized over decisio...

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ACORN PROTEST - Jen Germaine

12/23/04

Members of ACORN gathered at the Code Enforement office in Ybor today, to protest what they believe is the city's part in the death of a woman earlier this month. For WMNF, Jen Germaine reports.

A few blocks from Centro Ybor, where people come for the nightlife, resturants, and to spend their leisure time, a burned out housing unit stands. On December 11th a fire in the boarding house killed 1 woman and left 7 people homeless.

About 20 members of ACORN, along with those who surviv...

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HISTORIC DISTRICTS - Grace Santos

12/23/04

The City of Tampa’s Advisory Committee met Wednesday to discuss the Interstate Historic Preservation Trust Fund. WMNF’s Grace Santos was there and files this report.


The City of Tampa adopted an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation in Feb of 2002 with the purpose of decreasing the impact of the interstate highway network on the national registered historic districts – Ybor City, West Tampa, and Tampa Heights....

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AIDS SPECIAL - HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE - Radioactivity

12/23/04 Be the first to comment

FLORIDA'S MIGRANT FARMWORKERS OUT OF LUCK. Mark Antokas

12/22/04

INTRO: The state of Florida Department of agriculture and consumer services, estimates that hurricane damage to vegetable crops at one hundred million dollars. For farmers, there is insurance. But what can migrant farmworkers returning for work and shelter expect? WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: The U.S. Government has earmarked more than three billion dollars for agriculture disaster relief this year, Florida farmers can expect almost two thirds of that. But there is little h...

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