News & Public Affairs11/05/04
When FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s voters approved Amendment 1 this part Tuesday, it set the state in motion to be come one of more than 30 states which require parents be notified before their daughter can have an abortion. Legislators will have to write a bill very carefully to pass constitutional muster. In the past, the Florida Supreme Court has thrown out similar legislation because of privacy concerns.WMNF spoke with Stephanie Grutman with the Florida alliance of planned parenthood affiliates about...Be the first to comment
Over 100 Students at Boulder High School in Colorado took over their school library, yesterday, demanding to meet with Government representatives because they were upset about the direction of the country, and concerned that their future was being squandered in the face of the recent election results. They stayed overnight and left only after members of congress met with them to discuss their concerns. This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Steven Lebonner Fasowski with the student workers of Bould...Be the first to comment
Mario Cuomo was the Governor of New York from 1982 to 1994Ã¢â¬Â¦.
On Tuesday afternoon, hours before the nation would learn the fate of the Presidential election, WMNF spoke with one of the Democratic Party elder statesmenÃ¢â¬Â¦
In the 1st of a 2 part interview, we began by asking Governor Cuomo about the Supreme CourtÃ¢â¬Â¦.With the recent health problems of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, itÃ¢â¬â¢s apparent that President Bush could very well make his first selection to the...Be the first to comment
Over the past half decade, the central section of Florida, known as the I-4 Corridor, going from St. Petersburg and Pinellas County in the West to the Orlando/Daytona area of the East, has been considered the CRUCIAL swath of territory that Democrats and Republicans have an equal chance of winning in state wide elections.
According to returns, 5 of the 14 counties in the Corridor switched from Democrat to Republican in this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s Presidential Election.
Aubrey Jewi...Be the first to comment
People under 18 may not be able to go to a Saturday night movie at Centro Ybor in a couple of weeks. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s according to a new ordinance passed today called the youth protection ordinance. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was at city hall, and filed this report.
ACT--Ã¢â¬ÅDid you consult with anyone that was under 18 in writing this, do you know if anyone did. Ã¢â¬Å David Smith with the city of Tampa legal department.
ACT--They can wrote us input, I canÃ¢â¬â¢...Be the first to comment
As of 11am this morning, Mel Martinez was acknowledged as FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s new US senator. Betty castor help a press conference, in which many expected her to discuss legal challenges to absentee ballots that have yet to be counted in South Florida, and others that may be thrown out because they arrived late. But Castor instead announced she was conceding the race to Martinez.
ACT Ã¢â¬ËWe know that there are about 300,000 absentee votes to be counted..weve kind of looked at th...Be the first to comment
Pinellas voters yesterday resoundingly approved a property tax increase to raise teacher pay and bolster programs in public schoolsÃ¢â¬Â¦
The measure will bring an additional $26-million a year in revenue.
Teachers saw it as a vote of confidence in a year when soaring medical insurance premiums, small salary increases and increased pressure from government accountability programs combined to bring down morale.
Supporters said the measure also sent a message to state lawmakers that F...Be the first to comment
In District 6, the closest local race of the night, former Professional wrestler Brian Blair has a narrow lead over Bob Buckhorn..With all precincts reporting, Blair had 216, 430 votes, or 50.28% of the vote, while Buckhorn had 214,062, or 49.72 percentÃ¢â¬Â¦
Last night Buckhorn said he knew the race would be tight (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?either wayÃ¢â¬?)
Blair is a former professional wrestler and owner of 4 GoldÃ¢â¬â¢s Gyms.. He lost to Pat Frank in a surprisingly strong ...Be the first to comment
In the race for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pat Frank continues her political career, winning that position against her former Republican County Commission colleague, Chris HartÃ¢â¬Â¦.The race was close, and now Frank replaces Richard Ake, who has been in the position for 18 yearsÃ¢â¬Â¦
But FrankÃ¢â¬â¢s Election to Clerk of the Circuit Court is bittersweet for some Hillsborough DemocratsÃ¢â¬Â¦ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s because Frank left her County Commission seat halfway thru her termÃ¢...Be the first to comment
In the race for the Supervisor of Elections, Republican incumbent Buddy Johnson Ã¢â¬â despite a series of mistakes leading up to the election Ã¢â¬â won by a 56% to 44% margin over Democratic challenger Rob McKennaÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦.
The 33 year old McKenna, a computer programmer for the Eckerd Corporation, campaigned on a platform demanding a paper trail for the Touch Screen Voting Machines used in Hillsborough and 14 other counties in Florida.
McKenna was an organizer in ...Be the first to comment