News & Public Affairs03/23/09 Jamie Kidder
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The BahÃ¡'Ã faith focuses on peace, justice and unity. But in Iran, BahÃ¡'Ãs are being persecuted for their religious beliefs. BahÃ¡'Ãs are barred from higher education, unable to find work, and sometimes arrested and executed.
In Clearwater yesterday afternoon, a local BahÃ¡'Ã center held a conference to raise awareness of this persecution.
The BahÃ¡'Ã religion was founded in Persia in 1844, and it has more than 5 million followers all over the world. Since its origins, BahÃ¡'Ãs...Be the first to comment
03/13/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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The owner of a Clearwater bait and tackle shop got an early birthday present this afternoon. Herb Quintero, whose birthday is Sunday, learned that a Judge Magistrate is recommending that the city of Clearwater stop citing him for a violation of its sign ordinance.
When the city first cited Quintero because of a mural depicting game fish on his shop, The Complete Angler, he covered it up with a banner of the First Amendment.
Quintero is represented by American Civil Liberties Union (ACL...Be the first to comment
03/04/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane and Melody Dietsch
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A bait and tackle shop in Clearwater has been cited for violating the cityâs sign ordinance because of a mural on an outside wall that depicts game fish. The owners of the Complete Angler say the mural is art and is exempted from the cityâs sign ordinance, and they say it is protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
With legal representation from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the bait shop has filed a [complaint](http://w...Be the first to comment
02/24/09 Mitch E. Perry
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The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Clearwater today on behalf of a local bait-and-tackle shop that has been engaged in a tussle with the city regarding a mural of game fish and a marine lift on the side of its building.
The shop, known as the Complete Angler, is on Harrison Avenue in Clearwater. After buying the store a couple of years ago, owners Heriberto and Lorraine Quinero, commissioned local artist Matt Evanson to paint a mural on the side of their store.