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Despite Koran burning cancellation, peaceful protests ensue in Gainesville listen

09/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Pastor Terry Jones did not burn any copies of the Muslim holy book in Gainesville Saturday, but that didn’t stop scores of peaceful demonstrators from coming to town. Amid an amped-up police presence, a reported 300 people carried signs and chanted messages of peace and tolerance across the street from Jones’s church.

University of Florida student Lila Jonas is with the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi. She came out with her sorority sisters to stand in solidarity with Muslims.

She said the k...

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St. Pete for Peace caravanning to Gainesville regardless of whether burning happens listen

09/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Pastor Terry Jones issued a moratorium to the New York City imam behind the so-called Ground Zero Mosque today. He asked the imam to speak with him about moving the site of the proposed Muslim community center. The imam did not respond, but Jones has said he plans to travel to New York tonight to speak with him.

Whether or not the burnings take place, St. Pete for Peace will caravan to Gainesville tomorrow for a peace vigil. Dina Formentini, that organization’s executive director, said it’...

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Rep. Keith Fitzgerald on Legislature's lack of action listen

05/08/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last year, Gov. Charlie Crist bucked party lines by endorsing clean energy at the the Global Summit for Climate Change, promising to invest in renewable technologies and reduce carbon emissions.

As lawmakers in the Tallahassee wrap up another legislative session today it looks like Florida has made little progress toward greener fuels.

Democratic State representative Keith Fitzgerald of Sarasota spoke with WMNF earlier this week about the state’s clean energy portfolio. Fitzgerald sa...

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