News & Public Affairs11/18/04
Long lines at Polling Places were one of the images that will endure from the 2004 Election, both here in Florida and nationwide. As a result, the USA Today reports Ã¢â¬â that at least 3 battleground states Ã¢â¬â Ohio, Pensylvania and Michigan, are interested in getting more people to vote early to relieve polling place congestion.
Preliminary figures compiled by the National Association of Secretaries of State show early voting was especially popular in Florida, where more tha...Be the first to comment
Austin Dacey, with the Center for Inquiry at the State University of New York at Buffalo discussed attempts by some religious groups to inject religion into science classes in public high schools. He also discussed the connection between evolution and ethics and the teaching of evolution and "intelligent design" creationism in public schools.Be the first to comment
Representatives from 23 religious organizations came together last night to form a new organization to fight injustice in Pinellas County. Over 700 people were in attendance, including Methodists, Baptists, Catholics, Jews, Episcopals and others. Organizers said they invited Islamic groups, but none have thus far offered to become part of the coalition. Reverend Willie McClendon from Shilah Baptist Church in largo, told the crowd gathered at Bethel Community Church why they needed to come ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: There have been more and more instances of dissent against the giant retailer Walmart, and last nights meeting at the Tarpon Springs City Hall was the most recent. About two hundred residents gathered, only to be told that the decision would be postponed. Walmart wants the City to accept a big box superstore on seventy-five of four hundred and thirty-three acres of native wetlands along the Anclote River. The corporate giant submitted a design featuring a Ã¢â¬ÅmedeteranianÃ¢â¬? styl...Be the first to comment
Blackboxvoting.org has been the organization behind much of the scrutiny of electronic voting machines over the past four years, and they have made the largest freedom of information act request in US history, in an effort to investigate voting irregularities in every county in the country. Yesterday, blackboxvoting was in Volusia county Florida, and found some discrepancies between Election Day voting machine printouts and the records they were given by county staff. This afternoon, WMNF s...Be the first to comment
A statewide recount of the presidential vote appears inevitable after a pair of third-party candidates said they have collected enough money to pay for it.
The recount would be conducted after the election results are certified in early December.
Libertarian Michael Badnarik and the Green Party's David Cobb said on Monday they raised more than $150,000 in four days, mostly in small contributions.
Ohio law requires payment of $10 per precinct for a recount, or $113,600 statewide. ...Be the first to comment
Whether or not there were serious enough problems at the Polls in Ohio to actually change the results in the Presidential Election is a questionable premise.
But most of the activity concerned about any possible shenanigans has percolated almost exclusively on the Internet, and not in the mainstream media.
Today the Boston Globe reported on the allegations that the media are Ã¢â¬Ëcovering upÃ¢â¬â¢ election day stories.
One rumor has it that MSNBCÃ¢â¬â¢s Keith Olberman, host of ...Be the first to comment
The Sallie Mae Fund has been providing latino high school students with On the road: the paying for college tour. This coast to coast bus tour is designed to help educate latino youth and families about planning and paying for college.
This tour started after the largest ever survey of latino perspectives revealed that three out of four latino young adults not in college would have been more likely to attend college if they had better information about financial aid. Alonso High Sc...Be the first to comment
Jimmy Walter was our guest. Walter, a Democratic philanthropist and heir to the Jim Walter fortune , is spending millions of dollars on advertising in addition to the $1,500,000 already spent on another advertising blitz in AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s most prominent newspapers and magazines. This time the full-page ads will specifically target the New York market: New York Times, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, The Howard Stern show etc. The theme of the new ads based upon a Z...Be the first to comment
The guests were: the president of the Tampa Independent Business Alliance , Carla Jimenez, (TIBA) www.tibatampa.org and Stacy Mitchell , author of The Home Town Advantage: How Chain Stores are Harming Our Communities and What We Can Do About It. They discussed the impact of "big box" stores on local economies. Jimenez is co-owner of Inkwood Books and Mitchell is a board member of the American Independent Business Alliance (http://www.amiba.net/), a researcher with the Institute for L...Be the first to comment