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April 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge sided with NAACP lawyers who argued that Daytona Beach, Fla., was trying to keep black students out of its resort district by restricting traffic during an event called Black College Reunion. U.S. District Judge Patricia Fawcett banned the city from enforcing the restriction, which would allow beach access only to residents, hotel guests and those conducting business. Others would have to park their cars and take a shuttle.
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April 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge sided with NAACP lawyers who argued that Daytona Beach, Fla., was trying to keep black students out of its resort district by restricting traffic during an event called Black College Reunion. U.S. District Judge Patricia Fawcett banned the city from enforcing the restriction, which would allow beach access only to residents, hotel guests and those conducting business. Others would have to park their cars and take a shuttle.
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April 17, 2009 | Chris Lee
The shaky economy is rattling the summer music festival. In the months leading up to the Southland's premier concert event, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival -- which kicks off its 10th edition in Indio today with performances by such pop luminaries as Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen -- recession-era fiscal realities have led to a string of cancellations by respected festivals. Florida's Langerado Music Festival was canceled because of poor ticket sales.
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March 26, 2006 | John Anderson, John Anderson was film critic for Newsday for 15 years. He is the coauthor of "I Wake Up Screening," to be published next month.
At last count, I have been to a thousand film festivals in a hundred countries. Or maybe it just feels that way. Whatever the number is, it's a lot, and only a fraction of what's out there. Film festivals have become the tourist attraction du jour, their growing numbers just part of the continued scramble to pull in dollars, extend the "season" at already hot spots and bring cultural cachet to otherwise intellectually drought-ridden areas of planet Earth.
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