News & Public Affairs03/08/04
INTRO: Just when Pasco County voters thought that they were safe in their decisions on the Penny for Pasco innititive, another twist entered picture on Friday when Jenifer Seeney, head of Ã¢â¬ÅPreserve PascoÃ¢â¬? a pro-penny group, filed suit against Wesley Chappel resident Larry Toll for Elections violations. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has the story:
VOICE: Florida law states that if you raise more than five hundred dollars to spread a political message, in this case an anti-tax mess...Be the first to comment
SATURDAY THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS, A GRASSROOTS MUSLIM ORGANIZATION, OPENED ITS OFFICE IN TAMPA. WITH MORE ON THIS IS WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢S AYA BATRAWY.
The Council on American Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR, established a presence in the Bay Area with its new office.
Ahmad Bedier is the Communications Director for CAIR Florida and head of the Tampa office. He says CAIR is established to help bridge understanding about Muslims. QUOTE
Bedier says that Florida ranked ...Be the first to comment
Sheila Kay and Debbie Kasper, comediennes appearing in "Venus Attacks," currently playing at the Largo Cultural Arts Center. This two-woman self-help spoof, stars Debbie and Sheila as writers/performers, each playing several kooky characters who have gathered together to give women the self-help secrets to success. The de-motivational comedy is a hit in Los Angeles and parodies the current stream of empowerment and self-help workshops sweeping the nation. The show will be at the Largo Cult...Be the first to comment
Janis Owen, author of The Schooling of Claybird Catts. Janis is a Florida novelist who tells a beguiling story in the rich, southern story-telling tradition. She offers a rare wisdom about life, about the frail yet unbreakable bonds that form among family, and about the beauty and sorrow of everyday lives. She will be appearing at Sarasota News and Books Thursday, March 11.Be the first to comment
Diane Kamleiter of Gulfcoast Women in Black discussed HaitiÃ¢â¬âparticularly from the perspective of the women there. She talked about the current situation with Aristide and U.S. involvement there.Be the first to comment
Joanie Madden, founder and leader of the band, Cherish the Ladies. Joanie started the band with the idea of highlighting the contributions of women to Irish music in America and they released their first recording, Ã¢â¬ÅThe Back DoorÃ¢â¬? in 1985. It was chosen as best folk album of the year by the Library of Congress. In 2002 they did something no other American group has done, they won the 2002 BBC music award for Ã¢â¬ÅBest Group of the Year.Ã¢â¬? In 1984 Joanie became the only A...Be the first to comment
Although John Edwards withdrawal from the Democratic race for President has in effect given the nomination to John Kerry, Democrats in Tampa this weekend are using Tuesday's Presidential Primary election as a prep for what is sure to be a fall offensive for the White House.
Tomorrow at noon, the Hillsborough County Democratic Primary will host an event at Lowry Park in Tampa , featuring former U.S. Senator Max Cleland from Georgia, who has been an effective campaigning this year for h...Be the first to comment
Next Tuesday , Citizens in Polk County will go to Polls, to vote on whether to raise the local sales tax half a cent for 15 years to fund Polk County's indigent health care program.
If voters approve the tax, which would generate an estimated $26 million a year, the spending of the proceeds from the tax will be overseen by an 11-member committee approved by commissioners last month.
The referendum was proposed after commissioners cut $5 million earmarked for indigent care from the cou...Be the first to comment
More than 90,000 children waiting for subsidized health insurance will get it under a measure headed to the desk of Governor Jeb Bush over the protestations of Democrats who say that accompanying changes to the program will ultimately deprive families.
The House passed a measure to spend $25 million in state and federal money to open enrollment in the KidCare program to children who were on a waiting list through January 30th. The popular program allows families with low incomes to buy che...Be the first to comment
Meanwhile, there is now almost 8 full months the country will go to the polls and decide whether to re-elect George W. Bush, or his likely Democratic Party challenger, John Kerry.
With John Edwards withdrawal from the race yesterday, now only Dennis Kucinich and the Reverend Al Sharpton are active candidates as Floridians go to the Polls next Tuesday.
Writing in the Internet magazine Slate.Com, political journalist Chris Sullentrop wrote yesterday that "the whole Edwards-Kerr...Be the first to comment