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New St. Pete Pier proposals don't include everything in the drawings listen

12/16/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Nearly 200 residents showed up today at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg for a chance to hear from designers vying for a chance to replace the city’s iconic pier. The three companies all incorporated the concept of merging downtown with the waterfront.

Architects from BIG proposed a design they are calling the Wave. It’s a giant loop that dives into Tampa Bay. The plans include a top-floor viewing room with an obse...

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Photographers give back to the St. Pete community listen

12/15/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Dozens of photographers in Tampa Bay provided portraits for people who may otherwise not be able to afford them. The events in Tampa Bay were part of the worldwide Help Portrait movement.

It was a special day for the 41 photographers and volunteers who set up studio lights, booms and backdrops at the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church in Midtown.

One of the organizers Chuck Vosburgh helped to make photographs of people in need.

“On December 10th this y...

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Some St. Pete residents prefer the current design to any of the three new proposals for the Pier listen

12/09/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg city officials have selected the three finalists for a design that could replace the structurally deficient Pier. The public is torn between the three proposals, but many prefer the existing design.

Architectural renderings, videos and three-dimensional models of the three concepts are on display to the public at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. They’re being called [the Lens, the Eye, and the Wave](http://ww...

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Archaeologists concerned about disc golf course and beach erosion at St. Pete's Maximo Park listen

11/14/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Maximo Park is regarded by many as an important environmental and archeological site in South Pinellas. It’s on Boca Ciega Bay alongside Eckerd College. But ten years ago a disc golf course was established. But can the disc golf players coexist with environmentalists and the local community?

Maximo Park is situated on a Tocobaga Indian mound that dates back 6,000 years. Ray Wunderlich, a member of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Citizens Advisory Council, a board member of the Pinellas...

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St. Petersburg voters keep a close watch on a mater plan for downtown's waterfront listen

11/08/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, St. Petersburg residents are voting on City Council positions and several amendments. Some voters are keeping a close eye on City Council spots but many want to make sure Downtown waterfront parks stay public, and private contractors stay out. Four city council seats and 8 amendments make up this years ballot in the St. Petersburg general elections. Many residents like Lynette Fry and her husband David have a keen eye on charter amendment three, involving the city’s plans for the...

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn considers whether Tampa could be home to Rays listen

09/28/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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While the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster haven’t been on speaking terms, the future. While The Rays are contracted to play at Tropicana Field until 2027, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Downtown Tampa could be their new home if the team left St. Pete.

The Tampa Bay Rays are all the rage in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. But the team is looking for a new stadium that St. Petersburg might not be ready to build quite yet. ...

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Hundreds flock to St. Pete jobs fair listen

09/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As of last Friday, Florida has had three straight months of 10.7 percent unemployment. Today the St. Pete Times hosted a jobs fair in downtown St. Petersburg. President Barack Obama is trying to address the problem through the American Jobs Act. It would include 5 billion dollars to help public safety officials a...

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St. Pete City Council approves three finalists to redesign the pier listen

09/08/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the St. Pete City Council approved a list of three finalists who will compete to redesign the St. Pete Pier. The city even hopes to outshine big cities like Chicago with the new waterfront.

In a 6-1 vote, the council voted with overwhelming support to approve three designers to conceive the new $55 million city project. Last month a five member jury shortlisted three finalists t...

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St. Pete's Citrus Grove Family Housing development will get a facelift listen

09/07/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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It's located near a popular recreation complex and two area schools and home to some of the areas most infamous murderers and gangs. Now St. Petersburg officials are hoping some much needed renovations to Citrus grove apartments will create a ripple affect through the rest of the community.

"Its right next to one of our big rec centers, Campbell park. It’s across the street from John Hopkins Middle School. Its part o...

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Tampa Bay Rays tell LGBT community: "It Gets Better" listen

08/31/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the Tampa Bay Rays became the 5th Major League Baseball team to speak against homophobic bullying when they partnered with St. Pete Pride to film a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign. It was shot at the Rays’ home, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to provide inspiration to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community facing harassment.

[GLSEN, The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network](http://www.glsen.org/cgi-...

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