News & Public Affairs03/04/05
Today the juror screening and continuance hearing for Sami Al-Arian and three other men, all soon be tried for allegedly making contributions to terrorist organizations Ã¢â¬âamong other charges. All through the day the defense teams screened potential juror questionnaires hoping to weed out biased and problematic individuals. It seemed like a never ending process that illuminated both the level of misunderstanding and racism many everyday Americans harbor towards people of Middle Easter...Be the first to comment
For the past 3 nights, citizens who live near the Avon Park Bombing range on the border of Polk and Highlands county have been voicing their concerns and support for the use of live ammunition by the air force and the navy.
ACT-Richards Ã¢â¬ÅI live on one of 2 lakes n the first adjacent to the rangeÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅWe are subjected to noise now to non live ordinances..that will increase greatlyÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Pam Richards lives in the south side of Fr...Be the first to comment
Interview with Joe Griffith, Pat Green & Dana Hargrove discussed art, society
Interview with Denis Gaston discussed artBe the first to comment
A new report released today by the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association says that funding for AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s national parks is at a Ã¢â¬ËbearÃ¢â¬â¢ minimum and lists the top 10 reasons parks need more money. The report calls for and has received immediate support from CongressÃ¢â¬Â¦as a bi-partisan group of Congress introduced new legislation today to fund AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s National Parks.
Ron Tipton is the Senior Vice President for Programs at the National Parks Conse...Be the first to comment
Tonight in Avon Park in Polk County, the 3rd and final Public Hearing on plans for new bombing at the Avon Park Air Force Range will take place, at the Avon Park Community Center.
After the Pentagon halted Navy Operations at Vieques in Puerto Rico in 2002, Pentagon officials said that military use at Avon Park could increase.
The NavyÃ¢â¬â¢s departure from Vieques was a huge win for most of the Puerto Rican people, who had protested the site for decades, claiming it created ...Be the first to comment
A coalition of patient protection groups issued a warning this morning, that Governor BushÃ¢â¬â¢s plans to change the list of prescription drugs available under The states Medicare system could have grave consequences for many Floridians. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports
ACT-Frye Ã¢â¬ÅThere are huge consequences of public health not being availableÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Jesse Frye is director of government affairs and advocacy with the AIDS institute, based in Tampa.
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ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE NAVY PLAN TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE USE OF AVON PARK BOMBING RANGE FOR TESTS OF EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER LIVE AMMUNITION. Our guest Marian Ryan of the Sierra Club in Winter Haven was one of the people who made a presentation on the first night of a public hearing this week on possible expansion of the use of the bombing range. There was a lengthy piece in the Sunday Ledger (click for article) detailing the economic impact and the effects on about a dozen endangered specie...Be the first to comment
Arlin Briley and Len Schmiegge of the Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County discussed the upcoming public Voting Issues Forum for voters to voice their concerns and share their experiences regarding recent elections. All citizens are welcome to attend. The Election Reform Coalition is an umbrella organization of Pinellas County chapters of political parties and community organizations with voting and election interests. The forums will be on Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the...Be the first to comment
THE VIEW FROM CANADA with Tom Philp, a special assistant to Paul Macklin an MP and leader in the Labor Party in Tampa. Macklin is a leader in the effort to legalize same sex marriage and to decriminalize marijuana. Philp spoke of the progress of those efforts. He also discussed the views of Canadians about U.S. foreign policy, especially the war in Iraq, prescription drug exports to the U.S. and the state of the Canadian health care plan. FMIBe the first to comment
Republicans attacked the AARP as well as congressional Democrats today as they struggled to build momentum behind President Bush's call for personal investment accounts under Social Security.
The AARP, which claims 35 million members age 50 and over, is "against a solution that hasn't been written yet," said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay after a closed-door meeting with the GOP rank and file.
He called the group's opposition to personal accounts irresponsible and hypothetical, adding...Be the first to comment