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CANADIAN DRUG PROVIDERS MEET TO RESPOND TO GOVT CEASE AND DESIST-Andrew Stelzer

06/29/04

There are hundreds of Canadian Drug Provider business across the United States; these stores do not keep any drugs on site, instead they will fax prescription orders to Canadian pharmacies, which sell prescriptions at a much lower price. Florida has a large population of senior citizens, because of this, there are a lot of Canadian drug providers located in Florida. Last week, the Florida Department of health sent a letter to 12 of these businesses, with a cease and desist order, warning th...

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MICHAEL MOORE TOWN HALL MEETING-Andrew Stelzer

06/29/04

Last night, a reported 55 thousand people in all 50 states gathered in living rooms, churches, restaurants and libraries and meeting halls all across the country for a national town hall meeting with Fahrenheit 9-11 director Michael Moore. Over 4600 meetings were organized by moveon.org’s members and political action committee, to try and gather political support against president bush from the momentum of Fahrenheit 9-11 the new film that paints Bush as a lying, uncaring war profitee...

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WUSF GOES DIGITAL - Mitch Perry

06/29/04

This morning, staff and supporters of WUSF TV and Radio announced that their public broadcasting programs will now be enhanced by Digital Television.

All Television broadcasters are required to offer both analog AND digital television channels until 2006, when they are being mandated by the government to go strictly digitial.

That is NOT the case in radio, but some stations are beginning to prepare to go that way...In fact, a little over a year ago, WUSF-FM became only the 6th...

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SIERRA CLUBS LAUNCHES NEW SPANISH ANTI-POLLUTION CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

06/29/04

Today is the last day of the public comment period for a potentially far-reaching Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. The long-awaited regulation has been delayed for a decade, and EPA is under court order to issue a final rule next year. Environmental and health advocates have been campaigning extensively in the Tampa Bay area and around the country to get citizens to wrote the EPA and ask them to install harsh pollution standa...

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IMPLICATIONS OF THE TURNOVER OF POWER IN IRAQ TO THE IRAQI GOVERNING COUNCIL - Radioactivity

06/29/04

Our guest was Flynt Leverett, former Senior Director for Near East Affairs, NSC; was on State Dept Policy Planning staff; Sr. Analyst at CIA for 8 years; now a Visiting Fellow at Brookings. Leverett discussed the degree of autonomy the IGC actually has, the prospects for civil war in Iraq, the impact of Iran on Iraqi politics and the prospects for the Kurds establishing their own, independent country.

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ST PETE PRIDE FESTIVAL-Andrew Stelzer

06/28/04

This weekend was a celebration of PRIDE all over the world, as gay, lesbian, bi and trans festivals took place in hundreds of cities. Over 350 thousand people marched in Chicago’s pride parade; 500 thousand danced through the streets of Rio, and up to one million people celebrated sexual diversity in Toronto. For the second year, St Petersburg’s pride festival featured a rainbow flag; this year it stretched over 4 blocks long. Over 20 thousand people came to St Pete pride over...

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FORMER PARK OFFICIALS BLAST BUSH ON NEGLECT OF NATIONAL PARKS - Mitch Perry

06/28/04

This afternoon, several former National Park officials criticized the Bush Adminstration

For what they said was their failure to protect America's National Parks.

The Conference Call was facilitated by the John Kerry campaign, but most of those officials making public comments stressed their previous lack of participating in politics......

That was not the case for former Arizona Governor and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who said - because of budget cuts, American fami...

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VIETNAMESE FLAG CEREMONY - Mitch Perry

06/28/04

Yesterday morning in Tampa, hundreds of local Vietnamese gathered in a ceremony where the City of Tampa officially recognized The emblem of South Vietnam- the heritage and Freedom Flag - as the official symbol of the Vietnamese-American community.

In 1975, communist forces of North Vietnam won Vietnam’s Civil War and adopted the Community Party’s red flag with a yellow star as the official emblem of the nation. But for millions of South Vietnamese who fled the nation, they h...

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TARPON SPRINGS STAUFER SUPERFUND SITE. Mark Antokas

06/28/04

INTRO:Emotions were mixed at a meeting Saturday hosted by Tarpon Springs Congressman Mike Bilirakis. The Town meeting presented evidence by the Environmental Protection Agency which backs a controversial “Mound and Cap� solution to the Stauffer Chemical superfund site near Tarpon Springs. The Community watchdog group Pi-Pa-Tag, the Pinellas-Pasco Technical Advisory Group funded by the federal Superfund program, brought up continueing problems which address sinkhole activity and gro...

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Women's Show - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Community's Response

06/26/04

Film, "Bruised, Battered, Broken" by Debra Hussong. SCOPE, Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence, conducted a study project on Family Violence - community and individual response. Marylee Bussard, Project Coordinator, Community Studies talked about the project.

Film will be show Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.

SCOPE website is www.scopexcel.org

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