News & Public Affairs05/07/04
INTRO: On Monday evening, the Zephyrhills City Council will vote to formally remove the Martin Luther King Jr. street signs from Sixth Avenue. The black community has protested for a ninth day today after the 3-2 vote was handed down on may 26th, effectively de-naming the street. WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas has this report. Roll Tape:
Script; Zephyrhills is a community which sorely needs to come to a resolution on the de-naming of sixth avenue. But stubborn heads yet prevail. Gregg Hilferdi...Be the first to comment
The 2004 Election takes place in almost exactly half a year away, and most political analysts believe that the Presidential Election will be decided by 18
Or so Battleground States - and none more important than Florida....
There are several organizations working on trying to register new voters - on both the Republican AND Democratic sides.....
The latest group that will kick off a mobilization effort tomorrow throughout the state is called America Coming Together...Tait ...Be the first to comment
As the U.S.-led attack against Iraq developed last year, there were frequent reports that thousands of US soldiers were lacking body armor to protect them in battle.
There have been reports that Soldiers were not give the vital ceramic plates for their Kevlar Interceptor vests that will protect them from bullet wounds.
The USA Today reported back in December that the Pentagon confirmed then that at least 40,000 of the 130,000 U.S. troops in Iraq did NOT have basic Kevlar Interceptor ve...Be the first to comment
The President of Republicans for Environmental responsibility was in St Petersburg is in town today; she spoke to the tiger bay club in St Petersburg about why she founded the organization and how she hopes it will turn around a political party that has lost its way. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
ACT â€œI know its sounds like an oxymoronâ€¦â€?
Martha Marks has been a Republican her entire life. She also cares about protecting th...Be the first to comment
Although the story involving the abuse of Iraqi Prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison reached white lot levels of attention in the world media over the past week, the Pentagon said yesterday they had announced an investigation was taking place regarding such activities back in January.
And in fact, 2 months ago, in early March, journalist Jen Banbury, covering events for Salon. Com in Iraq, wrote the story, "Guatanamo on Steroids", about the complaints she was hearing from people near that i...Be the first to comment
The Bush administrationâ€™s ties with air polluting energy companies are coming under scrutiny, after the release of a new report which details how energy company executives have been instrumental in formulating the governmentâ€™s pollution standards, fundraising for Bush, and even being hired by the government. FRANK CLEMENTE is director of public citizens congress watch.
ACT â€˜Since 1999, the top 30 biggest utility companies have contributed 6.6 million dollars to ...Be the first to comment
Interview with Author and journalist Frederick Clarkson who reported Wednesday on Salon.com, a web-based national news magazine, that Roy Moore the ex-chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, is actively considering a run on the ticket of the far-right Constitution Party, the third largest political party in the U.S. If Moore runs, experts cited in the article say he could damage president Bushâ€™s chances for reelection. The article can be found at: http://www.salon.com/news/fe...Be the first to comment
This morning at Blake High School in Tampa, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, as well as members of the FBI, the FDLE & local education leaders came together to preview a new CD Rom that deals with young people dealing with hate crimes, and how prejudice can grow into serious criminal activity..
The project - the culimination of a year and a half of work - is to be distributed to schools throughout Florida, and used in whatever fashion local education officials bel...Be the first to comment
This past Sunday, 17-year-old Marquell McCullough was shot and killed by two police officers in on North 34th Street in St Petersburg. McCullough was black; according to some community advocates, it is the first time in 8 years the St Petersburg police killed a black man. The Police officers say they felt their lives were in danger when McCulloughâ€™s pick up truck rammed their cars to try to escape once McColloughs truck was cornered in a parking lot. They shot at McCullough 14 times. ...Be the first to comment
Several members of Congress unveiled a new immigration bill today that would guarantee legal U.S. residence for virtually every illegal alien living in the U.S., it would also allow millions of additional relatives to join them in the US. The proposed law, sponsored by Senator Edward Kennedy and Representative Luis Gutierrez, will legalize immigrants who have been in the US for the last 5 years, and have been working for 2 of those years. Illegal aliens who have been here less than five y...Be the first to comment