News & Public Affairs10/07/04
After Tampa Police blamed crowds of teenagers for an increase in violence among weekend partiers in Ybor City this summer, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio called for a curfew to keep minors out of TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s late-night entertainment district.
TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s Citywide Curfew was declared unconstitutional in 2002, and remains in legal limbo awaiting a ruling by the State Supreme Court.
So the idea of placing a curfew in one district of the city carries with it legal hurdles that the City Council...Be the first to comment
The state's top education official says he supports giving high school students another year to prepare for the science section of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, a move requested by teachers.
Education Commissioner John Winn said that Florida Department of Education officials asked lawmakers yesterday to support giving the test to 11th instead of 10th graders, perhaps as early as next spring.
Winn said that the department changed its position after hearing from science teac...Be the first to comment
Last week, hours before the 1st Presidential Debate took place on the University of MiamiÃ¢â¬â¢s Campus at Coral Gables, ANOTHER debate took placeÃ¢â¬Â¦This one was between the Green Party and the Libertarian PartyÃ¢â¬â¢s candidatesÃ¢â¬Â¦..
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.Ã¢â¬?applauseÃ¢â¬?)
That was Michael Bednarik, the Libertarian Presidential candidate ...Be the first to comment
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.
SheÃ¢â¬â¢s written a new book, published by Common Courage ...Be the first to comment
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. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
ACT--McCollum Ã¢â¬Ëthis race offers choice between failures and hope. You have failed.
Liz McCallum is an author...Be the first to comment
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. ...Be the first to comment
The St Petersburg city council voted today to approve a resolution to write a letter to FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢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. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more.
The details of the resolution were worked out in the councils legislative affairs and intergovernmental relations committee; The resolution...Be the first to comment
FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢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 FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s waterways, because the stat...Be the first to comment
Kiki Caruson is a Political Science Professor at the University of South FloridaÃ¢â¬Â¦.In a discussion with WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Randi Zimmerman today, the professor gave her thoughts on last nightÃ¢â¬â¢s debate between the Vice President,and his would-be successor (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?between Bush and KerryÃ¢â¬?)
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s USF Professor Kiki Caruson, speaking today with WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Randi Zimmerman.Be the first to comment
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...