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LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE SPEAKS IN MIAMI - Mitch Perry

10/07/04

Last week, hours before the 1st Presidential Debate took place on the University of Miami’s Campus at Coral Gables, ANOTHER debate took place…This one was between the Green Party and the Libertarian Party’s candidates…..

Tonight we want to air the opening statement of Michael Bednarik, the Liberatarian Party candidate, speaking in Coral Gables last Thursday (roll tape#1 o.q.�applause�)

That was Michael Bednarik, the Libertarian Presidential candidate ...

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JENNIFER VAN BERGEN ON CIVIL LIBERTIES - Mitch Perry

10/07/04

Questions for Jennifer Van Berger is a journalist, legal analyst and has written, spoken, and debated widely on the USA Patriot Act and other civil liberties concerns. She was Co-Chair of the Broward Bill of Rights Defense Coalition, which in early 2003 obtained the passage by the Broward County Commission of a resolution protesting the PATRIOT Act. At the time Broward was the most populous community to pass such a resolution.

She’s written a new book, published by Common Courage ...

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HOUSE DISTRICT 52 DEBATE-Andrew Stelzer

10/07/04

Florida's House District 52 includes most of Northeast St. Petersburg and extends west through Pinellas Park and Largo. Today, The candidates running to represent district 52 in the Florida house held a debate for the suncoast tiger bay club at the yacht club in downtown St Pete. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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ACT--McCollum ‘this race offers choice between failures and hope. You have failed.

Liz McCallum is an author...

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HOMELESS VOICE MAIL - Jen Germaine

10/07/04

State Rep. Kevin Ambler spoke to the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County today at Stetson University in Tampa, about community voice mail for Tampa.
Jen Germaine was there...

With 4 hurricanes hitting Florida in the passed 2 months, the public and political perception on how easy, becoming homeless is, is changing, according to Rep. Kevin Ambler, who wants to use this moment to bring a vital service to Tampa... giving Tampa's homeless population a connection to voice mail. ...

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ST PETE CITY COUNCIL ASKS CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURES-Andrew Stelzer

10/07/04

The St Petersburg city council voted today to approve a resolution to write a letter to Florida’s Congressional delegation asking for a full investigation into the intelligence failures regarding weapons of mass destruction and the buildup to operation Iraqi Freedom, when the US invaded Iraq in 2003. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more.

The details of the resolution were worked out in the councils legislative affairs and intergovernmental relations committee; The resolution...

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TWO COURT CASES MAY REDEFINE FLORIDA DEPS ROLE IN PROTECTING WATER-Andrew Stelzer

10/06/04

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection has been found by a court to have been misleading the public in its efforts to protect the states rivers, lakes, and other bodies of waters. The conclusion of the lawsuit suit, which was filed by a coalition of environmental advocacy groups, has been followed by a new lawsuit filed yesterday, which calls on the federal environmental protection agency to take over responsibility for monitoring Florida’s waterways, because the stat...

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CARUSON ON DEBATE - Randi Zimmerman

10/06/04

Kiki Caruson is a Political Science Professor at the University of South Florida….In a discussion with WMNF’s Randi Zimmerman today, the professor gave her thoughts on last night’s debate between the Vice President,and his would-be successor (roll tape#1 o.q.�between Bush and Kerry�)

That’s USF Professor Kiki Caruson, speaking today with WMNF’s Randi Zimmerman.

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CONGRESSMAN KENDRICK MEEK ON VOTER REGISTRATION - Mitch Perry

10/06/04

As we reported last night on the Evening News, Civil and Voting Rights groups are calling on Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood to reverse a ruling that will leave perhaps thousands of would-be voters ineligible for the upcoming election.
The voters failed to check a citizenship box on their voter registration applications, an oversight advocates say should not preclude legal voters from going to the polls next month. Hood maintains that the failure to fully fill out the registration f...

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REPUBLICANS WANT APOLOGY FOR LABOR PROTEST OF BUSH OVERTIME RULES-Andrew Stelzer

10/06/04

As we reported yesterday on WMNF, yesterday the AFL-CIO held simultaneous protests at Bush Cheney headquarters around the country. Union members are upset at a new overtime rule, which went into effect on Aug. 23. The Economic Policy Institute said the rule strips up to 6 million workers of overtime pay under what’s been titled the Fair Labor Standards Act. In Minnesota, New Hampshire, Alabama and other places around the country, Union members tried to get into the campaign offices, ...

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SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS BUDDY JOHNSON - Mitch Perry

10/06/04

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson came before the County Commission today to discuss problems in his office eminating from the August 31st Primary election. Last month, Johnson’s office discovered that 245 votes cast during early primary voting were recorded but not added to the election results. Johnson said an elections worker left the machine in "test" mode, keeping the votes from being tabulated. Johnson said the lapse did not alter any election. Missing v...

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