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CARL POPE & ROGER SCHLIKEISEN ON THE EVERGLADES - Mitch Perry

10/15/04

Governor Jeb Bush, flanked by top officials in his brother's administration, announced a $1.5-billion plan yesterday to speed up the sluggish Everglades restoration. But environmental groups campaigning in Florida to thwart President Bush's re-election used the announcement as another chance to bash the Bush administration's environmental record. Bush's plan, unveiled at a wildlife refuge west of Boynton Beach, calls for the state to borrow the money over the next five years so it can take...

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAINING - Mitch Perry

10/15/04

Seemingly all eyes will be on Florida on election day in 2 ½ weeks…A number of groups - such as the NAACP - have been working with bringing attorneys to Florida to prepare

Training citizens to be poll monitors will take place in Tampa tomorrow…….

The event, to take place at the Unitarian Universalitst Church of Tampa, takes place from 2 to 5PM …Phil Compton is from Florida Consumer Action Network(roll tape#1 o.q.�Universalist Church of Tampa�)

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80-20 INITIATIVE BY ASIAN AMERICAN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE - Grace Santos

10/15/04

80-20, the largest Asian American Organization in the United States, is a national non-partisan Political Action Committee dedicated to work for equality and justice for all Asian Americans. Last week, 80-20’s endorsement convention, consisting of 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 Democrats, and 1/3 Independents, announced it is unanimously endorsing Senator John Kerry for President. WMNF’s Grace Santos interviewed S.B. Woo, 80-20 Founder.

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Caribbean Hurricane Relief Group - Jen Germaine

10/15/04

Summary: Dr Trevor Purcell, chair of African-American Studies at USF, is calling attention to the hard hit islands in the Caribbean.

The Consulate General of Grenada released the following statistics to the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Group, CHRG: 5000 children are homeless approximately 60K people homeless 300 fatalities to date $15B in collateral damage ($6B usd) most hotels are damaged utility infrastructure seriously impacted medical facilities have been destroyed and seriously...

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STATE HOUSE CANDIDATES DEBATE AT TIGER BAY-Andrew Stelzer

10/15/04

Candidates for 5 Seats in the Florida House of Representatives were invited to the Tampa Tiger Bay club for a debate this afternoon. While nobody showed up for District 62, there were 7 candidates for 4 other seats; while some of their agendas were surprising, there was a lot of talk about working hard for the people.

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‘for too long our voices haven’t been heard in Tallahassee…� Deborah cope is a democrat running for district ...

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MILITARY MOMS - Mitch Perry

10/14/04

Military Moms - Anne Richards - visit Tampa 8 women whose sons or husbands are in the military took their multistate bus tour to Tampa this morning to campaign for John Kerry and against the war in Iraq. The event took place in the backyard of a local Democratic Party activist, in the Beach Park section of South Tampa. And leading the women in their discussion was former Texas Governor Anne Richards, making her 2nd appearance in Hillsborough County in the last week (roll tape#1 o.q.�...

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TED DANSON SAYS GW BUSH ADMIN IS POISONING FLORIDIANS WITH MERCURY-Andrew Stelzer

10/14/04

A group of celebrities and activists came to Tampa today, to call on voters to realize the health dangers posed by the Bush Administrations environmental policies, especially those which have slowed increasing amounts . WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT “its not just people from Hollywood, were talking about public health.�

Actor Ted Danson, who founded the non-profit American Oceans campaign 17 years ago, has been touring t...

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SARAH BIANCHI ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE - Mitch Perry

10/13/04

Yesterday Senator Kerry did not campaign, deciding to spend the entire day in Sante Fe, New Mexico, preparing for tonight’s debate.

One of those advisors helping him extensively for tonight’s debate is Sarah Bianchi, a Domestic Policy Advisor for the Kerry campaign. Bianchi previously worked under Vice President Gore, and under President Clinton

Health Care will invariably be discussed during tonight’s debate….We asked Sarah Bianchi what are the key aspects o...

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ACTIVIST FAIR AT USF-Andrew Stelzer

10/13/04

A poll taken yesterday of almost 800 students at the university of south Florida’s Tampa campus found that students favor George Bush by a one-point margin, 45 percent to Jon Kerry at 44 percent. The poll also found that Students favor amendment 1, which would require parental notification for a minor to have an abortion, by a 4-point margin, and they would vote to pass the amendment to raise Florida’s minimum wage by a 3 to 1 margin. Students preferred Betty Castor over Mel M...

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MINIMUM WAGE - Mitch Perry

10/12/04

In 3 weeks, voters will decide whether to raise the minimum wage in Florida a dollar to $6.15 an hour, and from $2.13 to $3.13 for tipped workers, with annual adjustments for inflation. If approved, the new wage would go into effect six months after being enacted. Employers violating it will be subject to a $1,000 fine. It would raise the annual salary of a minimum wage earner to $10,712, still 28 percent below the 2003 poverty level. Congress' most recent raise to the federal minimum wage...

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