News & Public Affairs01/11/05
President Bush today nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to replace Tom Ridge as the new secretary of homeland security, turning to a little-known but reliable former prosecutor and Justice Department official after his first choice was forced to withdraw in the face of revelations about his background.
Ridge, speaking later in a separate appearance, announced "unprecedented" security measures for the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration in Washington, where Bush will take the oath of of...Be the first to comment
AWARD WINNING NORWEGIAN FILMMAKER LINE HALVORSEN--- WHO SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS IN A PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMP IN 2002- DOCUMENTING THE LIVES OF THREE TEENAGERS. HER FILM CALLED Ã¢â¬ÅA STONEÃ¢â¬â¢S THROW AWAYÃ¢â¬? WILL BE SHOWN TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF TAMPA (7308 E. Fowler Avenue) AT 6:30pm.Be the first to comment
OUR GUEST WAS A UNITARIAN MINISTER FROM AUSTIN TEXAS, DAVIDSON LOEHR--- WHO HAS RECENTLY WRITTEN SEVERAL PIECES AND DELIVERED SEVERAL SERMONS ABOUT THE GROWING DANGER OF FASCISM IN THE U.S.
The article is online at http://austinuu.org/sermons/2004/2004-11-07-LivingUnderFascism.htmlBe the first to comment
A US Marine who went to battle in Iraq after he served a sentence for adultery is fighting a deportation order to his native Haiti. The case of colonel Phillippe Louis-Jen is just the latest example of a growing number of immigrants who have spent most of their lives in the United States but are being deported under 9 year old immigration laws which increase the severity of prior crimes committed and mandate deportation.
ACT-Fitz Ã¢â¬ÅOne of the other things...Be the first to comment
ItÃ¢â¬â¢s been almost 16 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, off the Coast of Alaska back in March, of 1989Ã¢â¬Â¦
Dr. Riki Ott is the author of the new book Ã¢â¬ÅSound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil SpillÃ¢â¬?. In the new book, she methodically disassembles what the oil industry says it has done, is doing, and will do to protect its workers and the environment .
Among her revelations are that the Exxon Valdez did NOT ...Be the first to comment
Four CBS News employees, including three executives, have been ousted for their role in preparing and reporting a disputed story about President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s National Guard service.
The action was prompted by the report of an independent panel released today that concluded that CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the preparation and reporting of the piece. The panel also said CBS News had compounded that failure with a Ã¢â¬Årigid and blindÃ¢â¬? defense of the 60...Be the first to comment
Nearly four months after Damien Johnson's alleged suicide, family members, NAACP officials and one community activist continue to ask questions about how Johnson really died - and continue to press for a deeper investigation.Be the first to comment
The US Supreme Court today refused to hear a case challenging FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s ban on adoption by gay people. This leaves Florida as the only state in the country with such a law, and leaves child advocates hoping that the state legislature will step in and overturn the law themselves. WMNFsÃ¢â¬â¢ Andrew Stelzer reports.
ACTÃ¢â¬âDoering Ã¢â¬ÅIt was just a two word opinionÃ¢â¬âdenied, no explanation..
Karen Doering is staff attorney w...Be the first to comment
after nearly 30 years of disuse and neglect, the historic sulphur springs water tower has been outfitted with an array of outdoor lights. The landmark building was illuminated ofr the first time this Saturday evening. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Jessica Noel was there and filed this report.
4 13:30 IÃ¢â¬â¢m the king of the tower
4 6:50 mr whatÃ¢â¬â¢s this - that was the control box
4 7:12 this is water from the spring, it was built over a spring
The lighting of the tower is part of th...Be the first to comment
ANN RABSON, Piano player/guitarist/vocalist. In 2003, honoring her "life-long dedication and contribution to the art of boogie piano," Ann was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame in Cincinnati. That same year, at the W. C. Handy Awards in Memphis, she received her 7th nomination for a W. C. Handy Award, this time in the Traditional Female Blues Artist category. As a child (in 1949) upon hearing Big Bill Broonzy, she made her first connection with the blues. Although at the time...Be the first to comment