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VETERANS FOR PEACE DEMONSTRATE ACROSS FROM BAY PINES-Andrew Stelzer

11/11/04

This morning, several veterans, along with their friends and family, decided to commemorate Veterans Day by participating in a weekly protest across the street from the VA medical facility at Bay Pines in St Petersburg. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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An abandoned gas station on the corner of Bay Pines and 100th way became the site of a temporary vigil---the veterans set up flags for the countries which they say the United State...

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING SAME SEX MARRIAGE COMING TO FLORIDA? - Mitch Perry

11/10/04

Governor Jeb Bush weighed in on the explosive issue of same sex marriage yesterday, saying he MIGHT support a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage if the courts open the door to such unions in Florida.

It was his strongest statement yet on the issue and came the same day that the Florida Baptist State Convention in Jacksonville unanimously agreed to seek a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Bush said he thinks the ...

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BULLET TRAIN PANEL FORGES AHEAD DESPITE AMENDMENT REPEAL - Mitch Perry

11/10/04

The bullet train panel may be pulling ahead

despite the overwhelming vote to repeal a constitutional amendment

requiring the state to build a bullet train system.

 Authorities said yesterday citizens may have freed the panel to

scrap previous plans and select a contractor and route that makes

more financial and political sense.

 Florida High Speed Rail Authority chairman Fred Dudley said "we

have no mandate" but they do have a good idea.

 The authority's me...
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CIVILIANS, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE ASSAULT ON FALLUJAH - Radioactivity

11/10/04

Our Guest was MARJORIE COHN, Professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and author of the article "Aggressive War: Supreme International Crime," Cohn says that the war in Iraq violates international law against wars of aggression. In her article she said:
"Between 10,000 and 15,000 U.S. troops with warplanes and artillery have begun to invade the Iraqi city of Fallujah. To 'soften up' the rebels, American forces dropped five 500-pound bombs on 'insurgent targets.' The Amer...

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MOST PROVISIONAL BALLOTS REJECTED - Mitch Perry

11/10/04

The Palm Beach Post reported today that a vast majority of provisional ballots cast during last week’s election were rejected.

Provisional ballots were made available for the first time in Florida this year…But the Post reports that Supervisors of Elections from across the state said the majority of rejected ballots were cast by people who simply were NOT registered to vote.

There were other reasons why ballots ended up being discarded…..Such as: voting in the wrong...

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PINELLAS CITIZENS TEST TOUCHSCREEN MACHINE-Andrew Stelzer

11/10/04

About 10 concerned citizens of Pinellas County arranged a meeting to test the accuracy of that county’s touch screen voting machines. The test took place at the county elections office on 49th st; WMNF was told that we were not allowed to record any of the proceedings inside the room with the voting machine; we were told that this was at the instruction of county supervisor of elections Deborah Clark. There were 4 county employees present, they instructed Leonard Schmiege in how to s...

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HIGH SPEED RAIL GOES DOWN - Mitch Perry

11/09/04

High Speed Rail Goes Down

Last week, Floridians voted yes on Amendment 6, which effectively rescinded the Constitutional Amendment requiring High Speed Rail in Florida.

For some, the price to pay for the train system was prohibitive. Others said they weren’t sure that a train going from Orlando to Tampa would ever have enough traffic to make it worthwhile.

But supporters say they’ve worked out a plan that would cost taxpayers 75 million dollars a year , ...

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JACOB HACKER ON BUSH - Mitch Perry

11/09/04

Last week President Bush said his 3 ½ million vote margin over John Kerry gave him Political Capital, and he plans on spending it….The day before , Vice President Dick Cheney said that the popular vote margin – something the Bush Administration never had throughout their first term- was a Mandate for their policies.

But is it a mandate? Jacob Hacker is a political scientists professor at Yale University.

In a piece on the New Republic magazine’s website, co...

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ANOMALIES IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN OHIO - Radioactivity

11/09/04

Our guest Bob Fitrakis writes: "Evidence is mounting that the 2004 presidential election was stolen in Ohio. Emerging revelations of voting irregularities coupled with well-documented Republican efforts at voter suppression prior to the election suggests that in a fair election Kerry would have won Ohio. " Fitrakis discussed a list of voting problems that hurt John Kerry and helped George W. Bush. Bob Fitrakis is a Professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus Stat...

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ACORN BEING SUED - Mitch Perry

11/09/04

A Fort Lauderdale attorney is suing the community activist group ACORN, saying he has eleven clients who were denied the right to vote because of the group, and he says there may be hundreds more.

Stuart Rosenthal is representing citizens in Miami-Dade and Orange Counties (roll tape#1 o.q.�under the same lawsuit�)

Last month, a box containing 179 voter registration forms filled out last summer was discovered by a former employee of ACORN, Mac William Stuart. â€Â...

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