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    © St. Petersburg Times, published March 21, 2001

    International court speech part of tolerance series

    ST. PETERSBURG -- Dr. Harris O. Schoenberg, president of the Center for United Nations Reform Education, will speak on "Establishing an International Criminal Court" at 7 p.m., today at the Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial and Education Center, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg.

    The speech is part of the Greater Tampa Bay B'nai B'rith's Teaching Tolerance Lecture Series.

    Schoenberg also is chairman of the United Nations Caucus of Jewish Non-Governmental Organization. For information, call Bonnie Berns at (813) 335-3738 or Dr. Norm Gross at (727) 785-6351.

    USF talking about creating arts hot spot

    TAMPA -- The University of South Florida's College of Fine Arts is negotiating to use the indoor/outdoor space near Ashley Drive and Kennedy Boulevard as a contemporary arts center.

    "What we would love to do is arts events, music events, theater events, visual arts events, all the time, bring in artists nationally and internationally," said Ronald Jones, dean of the college of fine arts.

    The university and the property owners have had preliminary meetings.

    Residents fail to stop Seminole development

    SEMINOLE -- A proposed $100-million project that would bring 474 single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums to the shores of Long Bayou is one step closer to reality.

    Over strenuous objections, the city's Land Development Review Board voted unanimously Monday to approve land use and zoning changes for the Holiday Campground property on Park Boulevard.

    The board's recommendation will go before the City Council at its April 10 meeting.

    For the campground's year-round and seasonal tenants, the board's decision was a stinging defeat. It means they could lose their waterfront lifestyle. About 400 people, mainly campground residents, attended the board's monthly meeting at Seminole Community Library. They packed the room, some standing for the entire three-hour meeting. But it wasn't enough.

    "One of the weaknesses of our side was we were presenting emotion and not enough facts," Arthur Kunst said Tuesday.

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