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04/07/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tours to Israel have always enjoyed popularity. But visits to the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank are discouraged by news of terrorist attacks and government warnings. Palestinian run tour groups offer a different view for travelers to the Holy Land.

Last November, the First World Religious Travel Expo and Educational Conference was held in Orlando. For the first time, Palestine tour trips were represented. Although both Israeli and Palestinian tours include visits to sacred Christi...

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04/01/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tours to Israel have always enjoyed popularity. But visits to the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank are discouraged by news of terrorist attacks and government warnings. Palestinian run tour groups offer a different view for travelers to the Holy Land.

Last November, the First World Religious Travel Expo and Educational Conference was held in Orlando. For the first time, Palestine tour trips were represented. Although both Israeli and Palestinian tours include visits to sacred Christi...

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Pinellas tourism board discusses Rays ballpark listen

07/09/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Although the pressure is off on making any immediate decisions, the Pinellas County Tourism Development Council today was still talking about the Tampa Bay Rays and a new ballpark to replace Tropicana Field.

Two weeks ago, the Rays opted to cancel plans for a possible referendum in November in St. Petersburg that would have asked local residents whether they approved using the waterfront for a new park. Questions about a lack of parking, and having an open air facility, gave many residents...

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Rays ask tourism board for $100 million listen

06/11/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The financial plan for the new waterfront stadium proposed by the Tampa Bay Rays hinges on the extension of two taxes, including Pinellas County’s tourist development tax. Today in Clearwater, the county’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) heard the Rays’ request for $100 million.

TDC members were briefed by Assistant County Attorney Dennis Long about the Rays' request to use funds from Pinellas County’s 5 percent tourist development tax, also known as the hotel bed tax.

“The ...

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