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© St. Petersburg Times, published October 29, 2000

Candidate forum set for Monday

BEVERLY HILLS -- The League of Women Voters, in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Times and the Beverly Hills Recreation Association, will hold a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Monday at the association clubhouse on Civic Circle. Candidates on the Nov. 7 ballot will present their platforms and answer questions from the organizers and the audience.

IPS principal to speak at Friendship Dinner

CITRUS HILLS -- Mrs. Teretta Charles, principal of Inverness Primary School and Altrusa Educator of the Year, will be the featured speaker at a Friendship Dinner at Andre's of Citrus Hills the evening of Nov. 4. Mrs. Charles will be speaking as a mother and educator on the topic, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child -- Perspectives on Seeing African American Males Through Life, by an African American mother, educator and liturgical leader." The Friendship Dinner is one of a series sponsored by FOCUS, an organization with the mission of promoting intercultural understanding and friendship. FOCUS is short for Focus On CommUnity Solidarity and had its beginning in 1998 following a community forum on the subject of "Healing of Racism" sponsored by the InterFaith Council. FOCUS evolved out of follow-up meetings as a community action group, dedicated to promoting understanding and friendship among people of all races, cultures and religions. Anyone interested in attending the dinner is welcome. Seating is limited. Only the first 75 reservations can be accepted. For information or reservations, call 726-4751.

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