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Forum on threat of offshore oil drilling in Florida listen

08/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain are in favor of reversing decades of precedent to allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida.

Tomorrow a coalition of environmental groups will hold a forum in Clearwater to educate residents about the threat of offshore oil drilling. Today WMNF spoke with Joe Murphy, Florida coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network.

The forum tomorrow night about the threat of oil drilling off the coast of Flor...


Ex-GOP House Manager named to Supreme Court listen

08/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Gov. Charlie Crist today selected Charles Canady for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court.

Canady will fill the vacancy left by Justice Raoul Cantero III, who has served on the Florida Supreme Court since 2002.

Canady, a former GOP congressman, is best known as being among those who prosecuted President Bill Clinton in the 1999 Senate impeachment trial. He later served as general counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush and defended Bush’s school voucher program, which let children from failing public...

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