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Tampa night clubs could face more red tape listen

10/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: bars, night clubs, regulation, Tampa City Council, permits, Yolie Capin, Frank Reddick, Lisa Montelione, Charlie Miranda


Tampa could soon tighten the reigns on businesses that serve alcohol after midnight. Council members voted 5-2 during a meeting Thursday to consider an ordinance being drafted by the city’s legal team.

The ordinance would change city code to close restaurants, bars and clubs at midnight, but allow those establishments to get a permit to stay open until 3, the current permitted closing time. It would also establish a list of rules for businesses to follow in order to keep that permit. The m...

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The BP disaster and rising gasoline prices: Tyson Slocum says oil companies should not be trusted

04/20/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, one year ago the BP oil disaster began. Joining us now is Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program. Yesterday he said:

"On Wednesday, 365 days will have passed since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig triggered the worst environmental disaster our country has ever seen.

"For 87 of those days, we watched helplessly as the government, BP and countless contractors failed to stop the oil from gushing into the Gulf of ...

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