News & Public Affairs03/01/04
CLASS SIZE REDUCTION STORY
A statewide poll of 600 Floridians finds that people want to keep FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s class size reduction Amendment in effect. 43 percent of people who responded to the poll support the Amendment, which was passed in 2002. The legal limits for class sizes are 18 children per classroom for the early grades, 22 per class for middle school, and 25 for a high school class. Schools districts are under obligation to make sure all of their classes are of this si...Be the first to comment
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Saturday he suspected the United States bugged his office and home in the run-up to the Iraq war, but had no hard evidence.
Blix told the UK guardian that he went to extreme lengths to protect his office and his home, enlisting a UN counter surveillance team to sweep both for bugs. BlixÃ¢â¬â¢s suspicions were raised when he had trouble with a telephone connection at home. He said that if he wanted to have a safe ...Be the first to comment
Saturday was Bar-B-Que day in the New Port Richey library and Pasco County Elections Supervisor Kurt Browning was the beef. He took a grilling from members of the Pasco County Womens Democratic Club. Browning who was elected as a democrat in the 2000 election, changed horses midstream and became a republican in December of 2002. He said at the time that, "The Democratic Party has become too far to the left, and has left me"Browning signaled out Nancy Pelosi, the minority whip, as an example. ...Be the first to comment
Mary Pipher is a psychologist and author of a number of best selling books including Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Hunger Pains. Dr. Pipher will speak at the annual benefit luncheon for The Ophelia Project - Tampa Bay, Friday, March 5 at 11:30 at the A la Carte Pavilion. She will also speak at a coffee at the same location at 10:00. Reservarions and information at 813-275-9622 x 279. Dr. Pipher will focus on our society's preoccupation with appearance. She discussed th...Be the first to comment
Last night in Miami, City Miami commissioners took the first step to repeal a stringent ordinance limiting what items protesters can bring to demonstrations.
The ordinance, passed just a week before November's Free Trade of the Americas talks in Miami, had been touted by police as a way to protect the public against violent protests....But it led to outrage among local demonstrators of the FTAA, who said the law was illegal because it was only targeted only at the thousands of activists w...Be the first to comment
Last night, a panel discussion was held in Ybor city about reparations for slavery for African Americans. WMNFÃ¢â¬?S Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report ---------
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅRight now, in everywhere they are talking about reparations, al over..Ã¢â¬?
Tony, the host and moderator of the panel, said the issue of reparations is being discussed more and more in the African-American communities.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅIt will split the black community in halfÃ¢â¬Â¦this ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Last Sunday morning, Long time Consumer Advocate and progressive icon
Ralph Nader angered much of the Democratic Party when he announced he would - for the 3rd straight election - run for the Presidency......
The anger came from many who believe that Nader's candidacy in 2000 COST Democrat Al Gore the election against George W. Bush.....In particular, attention has been focused on Florida, where the election was ultimately decided, and where Nader captured over 97,000 votes...Be the first to comment
The Florida Republican Party is bashing Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown for racial comments made yesterday while discussing the situation in Haiti.
Brown said the Bush Administration's policy on Haiti is "racist" and the President's representatives are "a bunch of white men."
Her outburst came during a closed briefing on the Haiti crisis. It was directed at Roger Noriega, who is the State Department's top official for Latin America.
But Noriega told Brown ...Be the first to comment
There soon may be a constitutional challenge to the confidentiality which FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Public Service Commission, grants to utility companies. WMNF reporter Andrew Stelzer has the story -----------------------------------
Act Ã¢â¬ÅThe PSC is making decisions that are worth millionsÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Ben Wilcox is with Common Cause, a group supporting citizen involvement in government. Today, Common Cause has released a study about the effectiveness of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s P...Be the first to comment
THE 17TH KARMAPA'S ESCAPE FROM CHINESE-OCCUPIED TIBET MUSIC IN THE SKY The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmapa When His Holiness the 17th Karmapa escaped from Chinese-held Tibet in early January of the new millennium, the news shook the world. The New York Times Sunday Magazine featured his story as did the major newspapers and newsweeklies. This program featured an interview with Michelle Martin, author of the full, authoritative account of his ...Be the first to comment