News & Public Affairs10/05/04
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Post Office unveiled a new stamp to increase awareness of Sickle Cell Anemia, the disease that affects 1 in 12 African Americans.
The disease damages blood cells by changing smooth, round cells into sickle shapes, which makes them hard and sticky. As a result, blood flow is blocked and organs are damaged. The disease can cause intense pain, stroke and death. Dr. Willarda V. Edwards is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Sickle Cell Disease Association...Be the first to comment
In Coral Gables last week, Last week Presidential candidate Ralph Nader made a half-hearted attempt to get into the 1st Presidential DebateÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦Nader sued the Presidential Commission on Debates after he was excluded from the debates back in 2000.
The last time - and perhaps only time in recent memory - there have been 3 candidates present for a Presidential Debate was back in 1992, when Independent Ross Perot joined up with Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
In 1980, the...Be the first to comment
Federal prosecutors laid out new charges against former USF professor Sami Al-Arian this morning. Lawyers for Al-Arian say that the new indictment is a strategy by the government to cover up their past mistakes, and make it harder for the defense to prepare before the trial is scheduled to begin on January 5th. Bill Moffitt, Al Ã¢â¬âArians attorney said after this mornings hearing that to review all the charges and prepare a proper defense, will take longer than 3 months.
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This week, advocates for the homeless gathered at the Doubletree hotel on Westshore Boulevard for the 9th annual Statewide conference on Homelessness. This morning, people living in and fighting poverty detailed what people can do on a local and notional level to try and stop the rising numbers of homeless people in Florida and around the country.
ACT Ã¢â¬ËThis week marks on year since I was sleeping o the street in st Pete.
Fox Cunningham, works with ACORN, he talked to a...Be the first to comment
Between 35 to 40 union members and supporters marched in front of the Bush/Cheney Headquarters in Tampa this afternoon, protesting the implementation in August of new rules they say will cause millions of American workers to lose their overtime pay. (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬? protestors chantingÃ¢â¬?)
3 weeks ago , The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to block the controversial new overtime pay rulesÃ¢â¬Â¦that followed a vote in the House, which attached a similar provision to its...Be the first to comment
Arrin Hawkins is the vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. SheÃ¢â¬â¢s been campaigning in Florida over the past week. Last week, WMNF news spoke to Ms Hawkins in our studios. In the second part of this interview, we began by asking Hawkins about a recent incident where the Socialist Workers party office in Pennsylvania was set on fire.
That was Arrin Hawkins, Vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. For more info...Be the first to comment
After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Chemical security act looked like a piece of legislation that would surely be passed into lawÃ¢â¬âit would force the chemical storage facilities to adopt strict safety regulations to protect against terrorist attacks. But the chemical companies, led by the American Chemistry Council, an industry lobbying group, has spent tens of millions of dollars fighting for looser regulationsÃ¢â¬âthey wrote another less stringent bill, and today congr...Be the first to comment
With today being the last day to register to vote in Florida, there were voters registration drives throughout the state this weekend, one of which was the artists and voters festival and ball. Held on Saturday at the Cuban club in Ybor city, a nighttime costume ball served as the fundraising part of the event with the goal of raising awareness about the candidates, and the need to register to vote before the deadline, which is 8pm tonight. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more
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INTRO: With the November election nearing, both the Republican and the Democratic Parties have been holding ever increasing rallyÃ¢â¬â¢s in order to get out the vote. This past weekend, former Mayor Rudolph Guilliani spoke to an audience in Pasco County for George W. Bush. Pasco county narrowly went with Democratic nominee Al Gore in 2000. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas attended the rally and files this report:
SCRIPT: Yesterday, at the West Campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College in New ...Be the first to comment
Texas Democratic representative Ciro Rodriguez is the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the U.S. CongressÃ¢â¬Â¦
Rodriguez was in Tampa over the weekend, and called WMNF from Miami this morning. We asked him if there were any issues related to Latin America that he wishes might have been discussed during last ThursdayÃ¢â¬â¢s Presidential Debate on foreign policy (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?as it does with Latin AmericaÃ¢â¬?)
Back in January, President Bush outlined his p...Be the first to comment