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Minorities, women to be involved in Super Bowl planning listen

02/14/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The week of activities leading up to the Super Bowl are expected to bring millions of dollars into the community. Today, members of the City Council today told officials with the local Host Committee that they want to ensure that women and minority-owned businesses get a fair shot at some of those opportunities.

The Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee is partnering with the National Football League on what they’re calling "The Emerging Business Program" to educate and provide business o...

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Sarasota County decides to fund stadium fixup

02/13/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The debate over whether the Cincinnati Reds will continue to train in Sarasota Took another turn yesterday when Sarasota County Commissioners voted to offer $17.6-million toward the renovation of Ed Smith Stadium.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to allocate the money. One of those Commissioners, Paul Mercier, who previously said he would not fund the proposal, obviously had a change of heart.

Commissioner Nora Patterson also had a change of heart. She had previously favored using the half-ce...

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