Is Florida Ready for Another Election?
The Division of Elections in Tallahassee was inundated with new voter registrations just before the voting rolls closed October 6 and had to pass many of those to local elections offices for processing. Part of the problem was a new law commonly called "no match, no vote." Secretary of State Kurt Browning began enforcing the law in September after a court challenge failed. It required matching information from newly registered voters to the state's driver's license database and to the federal Social Security database. If the information fails to match, voters have to provide proof of their identity before they can vote - or vote a provisional ballot on Election Day and clear up the issue within 48 hours. Now, allegations of voter fraud from third-party registration groups like ACORN are surfacing here and around the country. In 2000, it was hanging chads and butterfly ballots. In 2004, it was missing votes in a Sarasota Congressional Race. In 2008...is Florida ready for another presidential election?
Clinton Kaminis and Alexandra 'Sandy' Frye
Clinton Kaminis grew up in Tarpon Springs and became a teenager in the shadow of the Great Depression. One of several children born to ship builder Arthur P. Kaminis, Clinton, his father and five others traveled north in the summer of 1933 for an adventure that would have a lasting impact on the then 16 year-old Clinton. He sat down with friend Sandy Frye to detail the trip and the reason for the family's unique mode of transportation.
The former Florida West Coast Symphony opened its 60th season with a new name and a new look - changes prompted by months of community research by Sarasota's regional orchestra. The orchestra's Artistic Director and conductor Leif Bjaland talked with WUSF classical music host Coleen Cook about a new way to 'do music" for a growing arts community and he begins by explaining to her the reasons behind the name change to Sarasota Orchestra. You can hear the story and experience the music when Maestro Leif Bjaland leads the Sarasota Orchestra in the story of Beethoven&#146;s journey from personal despair to pure genius, including a performance of his famous Fifth Symphony, Saturday night October 18th at 8 o&#146;clock. For more information go to www. SarasotaOrchestra.org.