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STREETCAR NAMED DESTINY: NEXT STOP, JOE ROBBIE STADIUM?

     As residents and officials work to incorporate a new city,
Destiny, in North Dade County, they won a major victory Friday
thwarting efforts to exclude Joe Robbie Stadium from the city's
boundaries.  The MIAMI HERALD's Karen Branch reports that
representatives from Destiny prevented "an 11th-hour maneuver" by
JRS Owner Wayne Huizenga's lobbyist to exclude Joe Robbie Stadium
from their proposed city boundaries.  The move would have allowed
Joe Robbie Stadium and Calder Race Course to "opt out" of the
proposed city, thus removing the two largest contributors to
Destiny's tax base.  Opponents of the proposed law claimed racial
motivations were behind Huizenga's efforts.  Ron Book, lobbyist
for Huizenga, defended the attempted move: "All we're saying is,
we've got these existing facilities, we ought to have a say
whether we want to be in or we want to be out" (Karen Branch,
MIAMI HERALD, 5/6).
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