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SAME SEX COUPLES TRY TO MARRY IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

05/17/04

As hundreds of same-sex couples lined up in Massachusetts to say their vows, 7 couples came to the Hillsborough county Courthouse to file applications for marriages license. They came knowing they would be denied the right to marry, but they wanted to make an example. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story

Reverend Phyllis Hunt is with the Metropolitan community Church, she was trying to marry her girlfriend Dilia Corvison.

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Women's Show - SHANA SMITH, a.k.a. SHANA BANANA

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EPA ANNOUNCES NEW CLEAN DIESEL PROGRAMS - Mitch Perry

05/14/04

Earlier this week, the Bush Administration announced new regulations that will significantly reduce emissions from tractors, bulldozers, locomotives, barges and other Non-road vehicles propelled by diesel fuel that, altogether, spew more soot than the nation's entire fleet of cars, trucks and buses.

The new regulations require refineries to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel and and engine makers to cut diesel emissions by more than 90 percent, a reduction that health experts say cou...

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LATINO VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE - Mitch Perry

05/13/04

As has been frequently said, the Latino Vote in the 2004 election is being vigorously fought for amongst Democrats and Republicans nationally, and particularly here in Florida.

This morning, an emissary from the Puerto Rican Government who has been working on registering Puerto Ricans in the U.S. for the past couple of years spoke in Tampa's Ybor City Museum, bringing their nationwide drive to West Central Florida.

Mari Carmen Aponte is executive Director of the Puerto Rico Fe...

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OMALI YESHITELA ON UNREST IN ST PETE-Andrew Stelzer

05/13/04

The Tyrone Lewis trial was scheduled to start at 9 am, but the judge spent the first 45 minutes speaking to lawyers about the possibility that jurors had seen or heard news of eth disturbances overnight. Meanwhile, outside the courthouse, Omali Yeshitela, the leader St Petersburg branch of the UHURU movement, spoke to reporters about the events of the previous night. Yeshitela said the recent police shooting of Marquell McCollough, along with the citys refusal to pay the family of Tyron Lew...

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TYRON LEWIS TRIAL CONTINUES DESPITE DISTURBANCES-Andrew Stelzer

05/13/04

Inside the courtroom, officer Knight, the man who killed Tyron Lewis, was called to the stand for the second time; this time by the city’s lawyers. The city’s lawyer asked him whether he shot Tyrone Lewis intentionally.

ACT “Officer knight, when you used your firearm did you intend to fire at the driver of the car. Was there anything inadvertent? No. When you fired your weapon did you intend to hit the driver, stop the threat did you cease firing when you sto...

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JOHN KERRY'S SERVICE RECORD IN VIETNAM - Radioactivity

05/13/04

Earlier this week Senator Bob Dole led a group of veterans in Tampa in a rally against John Kerry's presidential candidacy... several of the veterans criticized John Kerry for his protests of the Vietnam War, and for his criticism of the way the Bush administration is conducting the war... one critic - Republican Congressman Sam Johnston - was a prisoner of war for seven years in north Vietnam - Johnson said that by criticizing the way defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld is managing the war- se...

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VICTIM OF LAST NIGHT'S STREET VIOLENCE IN ST. PETERSBURG

05/13/04

Chris Kelly is a resident of St. Petersburg's Midtown area and was caught in the unrest which erupted Wednesday night. He described what happened to him, the mood of the crowd, and what he described as the link between the Uhuru movement and the violence. Kelly says he lives in the area because he believes in integration. After the interview we opened the phone lines.

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MUSLIM KIDS MAY SUE FOR BEING KICKED OFF SCHOOL BUS - Mitch Perry

05/12/04

Muslim Kids May Sue for being kicked off The Bus

The families of 14 Muslim middle school pupils removed from a school bus last year say they are close to suing the Duval County School Board, alleging the youngsters were victims of religious discrimination.

The families filed notice under a Florida law that requires six months warning before suing a public agency. Under Duval County's unified city-county government, city attorneys represent the school system.

In a letter to the School...

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FOOD NOT BOMBS TO WORK WITH TAMPA - Mitch Perry

05/12/04

Late last week members of the group Food Not Bombs celebrated the news that they had persuaded Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio to drop criminal charges against members of their group who had been arrested recently for feeding the homeless at Massey Park in downtown Tampa.

So For now, Food Not Bombs can continue to provide food in the Parks on Sunday without fear of arrest.

And City Attorneys are working on re-writing a City Ordinance on how people can use City Parks....David Smith is th...

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