Wendy Welch, Festival Director, Florida Folk Festival 2005. The festival has a new director, a new park manager, and the theme of "New Communities." The festival blossoms into life each year, bright with vitality, showcasing the best of Florida's many traditions. Highlights this year include Emmylou Harris, a master of folk music and supporter of new musicians on the folk scene for so many years who will perform Saturday night and Si Kahn, the songwriter's songwriter, will give a concert Fr...
A new report has found that Credit card debt is increasing for African Americans and Latinos faster that itÃ¢â¬â¢s rising for white Americans. For the year 2001, the last year data was available, the percentage of cardholders carrying a balance was 84 of African Americans, compared to 75 percent of Hispanics, and 50 percent of whites. The report, released today by Demos, a public policy and research organization based in new York, also found that the percent of African Americans and Lat...
Challenges to the moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico off FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s coast are increasing in congress. The latest was defeated yesterday, when
Yesterday, lawmakers tried to pass two amendments to the Interior Department's spending bill on the House floor.
Stating "It's time to say this is not a perpetual ban," Rep. Ernest Istook, from Oklahoma wanted to allow oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico if the net imports of crude oil account for more than two-t...
Today at the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, the City of Tampa Black History Committee read the Emancipation Proclamation. This was the third year the city has celebrated Emancipation Day.
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. As a confederate state during the Civil War, Florida did not recognize the end of slavery until 2 years later on May 20, 1865, when the proclamation was formally ...
Anacy lessin from Military families Speak Ot
Reporter: Grace Santos
Event: West Tampa Development, InTown Homes (Turanchik)
Date of Event: Wed, 18 May 2005, 5-7pm
Location: West Tampa Public Library
Date of Broadcast: Thur, 19 May 2005, 6pm Evening News
Developers have secured a financial backing for $10 million dollars for a West Tampa Development project. The project is headed by Ed Turanchik, former Hillsborough County Commissioner and the failed Civitas Plan in central Tampa. He and his partner, Teresa C...
Collectively the Defense teams for Sami Al-Arian and three other men retain the ability to strike 18 more potential jurors. The GovernmentÃ¢â¬â¢s Prosecution can dismiss 9.
Stephen Bernstein, attorney for Sameeh Hammoudeh, said the Defense would ask Judge Moody for additional juror excusals due to the complexity of the case.
Namely the pervasiveness of Public Opinion regarding events in the Middle East, misconceptions about people of the Muslim faith, the misrepresentation pre...
The federal case against the former Florida university professor being tried on secret evidence in accordance with the so-called Patriot Act started jury selection this week.
Lance Robson reports from WMNF in Tampa.
Al-ArianÃ¢â¬â¢s image was all over the press during last yearÃ¢â¬â¢s Florida Senate race.
Although he has yet to stand trial many of the prospective jurors admitted during questioning that they believed he was guilty.
Today in Tampa jury selection came to a close in the trial of Sami Al-Arian and three other defendants. But US District Judge James Moody has yet to rule on moving the trial out of Tampa.
In about an hourÃ¢â¬â¢s time the attorneys for the Defense & Prosecution arrived at a full jury. If it had been up to the Defense teams the process would have gone on longer, but their ability to excuse more jurors was not extended.
William Moffitt, one of the attorneys...
Recent controversy at the Hillsborough court fire department was the subject of discussion at the county commission meeting this afternoon. The department has come under fire for the revelation that some employees were taking advantage of rules, which let firefighters trade shifts; in the most extreme example, one employee worked 700 hours and was paid for 7,600. Fire chief William Nesmith explained the policy, which is common in departments across the country, to the commission.