News & Public Affairs06/14/04
A vocal group of concerned citizens of the midtown area of St. Petersburg gathered at the Wildwood Recreation Center on Saturday for a town hall meeting. The forum was organized by City Council member Earnest Williams, who represents District 6, which encompasses part of midtown Ã¢â¬â a 5 and a half sq. mile area of central and south St. Petersburg. Elected officials included members of the City Council, County Commission and School Board, as well as Police Chief Chuck Harmon and St. Pet...Be the first to comment
Over the weekend, local and state NAACP officials called on the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to independently investigate a hit and run incident in North Tampa in March that killed 2 children and has sparked accusations of unequal justice.
The President of the Hillsborough NAACP, Dr. Sam Horton, also says the SherriffÃ¢â¬â¢s Office and State AttorneyÃ¢â¬â¢s office should pursue a vehicular homicide case against 28 year old Jennifer Porter. The Land OÃ¢â¬â¢Lakes...Be the first to comment
Today in St Petersburg, Governor Bush signed a new bill, called the Affordable Healthcare for Floridians Act, which he says will create more access to healthcare for, and give consumers more choices when in crafting a healthcare plan that fits their needs. WMNFS Andrew Stelzer has more
LT Gov Toni Jennings
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅWe have 2.8 million Floridians, they donÃ¢â¬â¢t have insuranceÃ¢â¬Â¦theyÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Lieutenant governor Toni Jennings,...Be the first to comment
SCRIPT: More than three hundred Republicans in one place. The Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The Ronald Reagan Day fundraiser to support candidates and issues near and dear to the Republican heart in local and state elections. A Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was raffled off by the second amendment club. A perfect opportunity to ask the Republican Partys stance on the FelonÃ¢â¬â¢s list and voter rights. Bill Bunting is the chairman of the Pasco County Republican party. Roll Tap...Be the first to comment
Alley Cat Players present "Mollie Bailey's Traveling Family Circus Featuring Scenes From the Life of Mother Jones," starring Noreen Maier-Hartley as Mollie Bailey, Clare Ward as Mother Jones and Ned Averill-snell as Gus Bailey. Guests, Jo Averill-Snell, co-founder of Alley Cat Players and Clare Ward, who plays Mother Jones discuss the play, the theater company's new home and Mother Jones. Their new home is an arts center calledthe NT Village Music Garden, 911 N. Franklin St., two blocks nor...Be the first to comment
Connie May Fowler, author of BEFORE WOMEN HAD WINGS, REMEMBERING BLUE, and WHEN KATIE WAKES: A MEMOIR. She currently is the Irving Bachellor Chair in Creative Witing at Rollins College. She is a dramatic novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, who writes of the destructiveness and courae of the human spirit. In each of here novels, Fowler uses personal events and information: living in poverty, reading for comfort and escape, Florida, looking to God/spirit for help,and mixed racial culture. ...Be the first to comment
Meanwhile, The (John) Kerry campaign and its allies have stepped up their Latino outreach, an effort that is expected to be a major factor in the outcome in New Mexico. The New Democrat Network has been running Spanish-language ads in four states, including New Mexico, since last December; at the end of May, the Kerry campaign added a spot of its own featuring Hispanic veterans, its first Spanish-language ad since the primaries. The president, meanwhile, has attacked Kerry on taxes and educat...Be the first to comment
As the weekend begins, many people will head for their local air-conditioned movie theatre. But South Tampa residents and other film fans may be disappointed tonight, as the 9-month-old Madstone theatre closed earlier this week. Part of a national chain of 13 Madstone theatres which offered smaller budget movies and foreign films that often wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be shown in larger theatres, the Tampa branch of Madstone was one of only 3 around the country that was actually making a profit. But a...Be the first to comment
For the past nine months, the UHURU movement, an organization of activists who advocate for the self-determination of black people, have been holding demonstrations at Baywalk shopping center in downtown St Petersburg every Friday evening, to protest what they say are rules that unfairly target young black people. But tonight, there will be no demonstration.
ACT-Sateesh Ã¢â¬ËAs of today, 36th Friday of protest. We are ending our protest at Baywalk.
Sateesh Rogers, spokesm...Be the first to comment
Last night, the Hillsborough county commission heard arguments for and against installing a living wage for county employees and contractors. In October, the county created a 6-member task force last year to study the economic impacts of setting a standard living wage for anyone who works for the county as an employee or contractor. The suggested wages ranged from 7.33 an hour with benefits, to 11.97 an hour without health benefits. Earlier this year, the task force held 4 public hearings ...Be the first to comment