News & Public Affairs06/16/04
Today the county commission voted against adopting a living wage for county employees and people who contract with the county. The grassroots campaign for a living wage has been taking place for the last two years. Last week there were presentations made to the commission both in favor and against the adopting a living wage to 997 per hour. WMNFS Andrew Stelzer has more
There was no public testimony scheduled today on the issue, but during the morningâ€™s session, when the...Be the first to comment
President Bush visits Tampa tomorrow, but unless you work at MacDill Air Force Base or are in the media, you'll have to probably catch it on television.
The President is scheduled to arrive at MacDill around 10:30 AM...He will then give a speech, and be back on Air Force One out of Tampa air space by 11:30.
His speech at Mac Dill, home of the U.S. Central Command, will undoubtadley be on
The military and the war on terror.
In a Pre-buttal if you will, the Democrati...Be the first to comment
Last week, the Bay walk entertainment complex in downtown St. Petersburg changes their policies as they relate to dress codes and groups of people walking around in the complex. They did so after 8 months of protest by the UHURU movement, who claimed the police discriminated against young people, especially young black people. Now the UHURU movement is celebrating its second victory in the past week, as they have reached a settlement with the Pinellas county state attorneys office on charge...Be the first to comment
Senate Candidate Bill McCollum became an official supporter of a constitutional amendment circulating that would lower the amount a lawyer could get paid in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The issue of medical liability reform is a major part of McCollumâ€™s campaign, and he repeatedly points out that Mel Martinez, his top competitor for the republican nomination for senate, is against the idea of changing the system which many doctors say keeps them from doing what they are supposed to ...Be the first to comment
A vocal group of concerned citizens of the midtown area of St. Petersburg gathered at the Wildwood Recreation Center on Saturday for a town hall meeting. The forum was organized by City Council member Earnest Williams, who represents District 6, which encompasses part of midtown â€“ a 5 and a half sq. mile area of central and south St. Petersburg. Elected officials included members of the City Council, County Commission and School Board, as well as Police Chief Chuck Harmon and St. Pet...Be the first to comment
Over the weekend, local and state NAACP officials called on the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to independently investigate a hit and run incident in North Tampa in March that killed 2 children and has sparked accusations of unequal justice.
The President of the Hillsborough NAACP, Dr. Sam Horton, also says the Sherriffâ€™s Office and State Attorneyâ€™s office should pursue a vehicular homicide case against 28 year old Jennifer Porter. The Land Oâ€™Lakes...Be the first to comment
Today in St Petersburg, Governor Bush signed a new bill, called the Affordable Healthcare for Floridians Act, which he says will create more access to healthcare for, and give consumers more choices when in crafting a healthcare plan that fits their needs. WMNFS Andrew Stelzer has more
LT Gov Toni Jennings
ACT â€œWe have 2.8 million Floridians, they donâ€™t have insuranceâ€¦theyâ€¦â€?
Lieutenant governor Toni Jennings,...Be the first to comment
SCRIPT: More than three hundred Republicans in one place. The Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The Ronald Reagan Day fundraiser to support candidates and issues near and dear to the Republican heart in local and state elections. A Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was raffled off by the second amendment club. A perfect opportunity to ask the Republican Partys stance on the Felonâ€™s list and voter rights. Bill Bunting is the chairman of the Pasco County Republican party. Roll Tap...Be the first to comment
Alley Cat Players present "Mollie Bailey's Traveling Family Circus Featuring Scenes From the Life of Mother Jones," starring Noreen Maier-Hartley as Mollie Bailey, Clare Ward as Mother Jones and Ned Averill-snell as Gus Bailey. Guests, Jo Averill-Snell, co-founder of Alley Cat Players and Clare Ward, who plays Mother Jones discuss the play, the theater company's new home and Mother Jones. Their new home is an arts center calledthe NT Village Music Garden, 911 N. Franklin St., two blocks nor...Be the first to comment
Connie May Fowler, author of BEFORE WOMEN HAD WINGS, REMEMBERING BLUE, and WHEN KATIE WAKES: A MEMOIR. She currently is the Irving Bachellor Chair in Creative Witing at Rollins College. She is a dramatic novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, who writes of the destructiveness and courae of the human spirit. In each of here novels, Fowler uses personal events and information: living in poverty, reading for comfort and escape, Florida, looking to God/spirit for help,and mixed racial culture. ...Be the first to comment