News & Public Affairs03/25/04
Citizens in Clearwater County gathered outside the public utilities building to protest a Pinellas county commission decision to put fluoride in the countyÃ¢â¬â¢s water supply. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
About 40 people gathered in down downtown Clearwater, holding signs and handing out flyers, trying to let the public know that Fluoride is a dangerous toxin, and it has no place in the publics water supply. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a commo...Be the first to comment
In this new book investigative reporter Craig Unger looks back at the 30 year relationship between two of the most powerful, political families in the world. Unger writes that the Bush family owes a lot of its financial good fortune to the Saudi royal family and has used its connections to the family to carry out its foreign policy aims. He also argues that the unusually close relationship may have ultimately led to the terror attacks of 9/11. Unger explores one of the big mysteries of the te...Be the first to comment
Rochelle Reback of the group Tampa Safe and Free along with Mike Pheneger of the Tampa ACLU appeared to discuss the elements of the USA Patriot Act they say go too far in abridging our civil liberties. They also discussed their effort to try to get the Tampa City Council to pass a resolution opposing portions of the act.Be the first to comment
Under legislation that passed a key House Committee yesterday,
Florida hospitals would no longer be allowed to charge uninsured patients as much as five times what they charge paying patients and would be required to charge them lower rates tied to Medicare.
The House Health Care Committee voted 14-6 to require hospitals to offer discounts to people who have no insurance and whose incomes are at least 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
According to the bill, sponsored by Miami...Be the first to comment
15 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in the Prince William Sound in Alaska. The oil spill that resulted killed almost 300 thousand animals, making it one of the largest environmental disasters in US history. The incident brought the dangers of oil to the publics attention, but there are still 400 oil spills every year on AlaskaÃ¢â¬â¢s north slope., and the Valdez spill is not completely cleaned up. The Sierra club brought together several groups today in Straub par...Be the first to comment
Tuesday and Wednesday March 23rd and 24th, 2004; 9am-4pm: LIVE COVERAGE OF THE INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION HEARINGSBe the first to comment
Supreme Court sidesteps major ruling in Everglades pollution case
Today the U.S. Supreme Court told a Florida Court to reconsider a pollution dispute involving the Everglades, sidestepping a major decision on the government's power to regulate clean water.
The ruling extends a six-year fight between the 500-member Miccosukee Indian tribe and a water district the Indians accuse of illegally dumping pollutants into Florida's Everglades.
The South Florida Water Management Dis...Be the first to comment
At a weekend Conference sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation regarding the AIDS Crises in America, David Satcher, Director of the National Center for Primary Care based at Morehead School of Medicine in Atlanta, and the former Surgeon General of the US, spoke about the situation in AIDS in America right now.
The them of his speech was: Do People even care anymore about this disease, enough to make a difference?
There has been a dramatic change in who is getting exposed ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: After the passage of the Small Class Size Amendment, the High Speed Rail Amendment, and the initiative best known as Pregnant Pigs, there has been anger by Governor Jeb Bush and other state leaders, that the Constitutional Initiative Process MUST be reformed.
Earlier this month, the Senate's Ethics and Elections Committee voted to curtail the way the process currently works...Once a bill comes out of the legislature, the public will vote on these changes - but maybe in Au...Be the first to comment
Two weeks ago, Miami Beach assistant Police Chief, and several officers told the Miami herald that the Miami police routinely photograph rap musicians, follow them to concerts and parties, and have a binder of files on them. The Miami police chief has denied those charges, but the Herald stands by its story. Meanwhile, lawsuits are being threatened, against the Miami police, and the New York City police department, who trained MiamiÃ¢â¬â¢s cops on how to survail hip hop artists.
Henry ...Be the first to comment