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Pursuing the ‘Dream’
Mon  Jan 16 2017 08:30AM
Margaret Spann remembers the dogs that attacked her, and the disrespect, as she marched for civil rights in Florida decades ago. Spann, 82, is the grand marshal of the Martin … Find out how to read more online.
MLK parade/rally speakers: His dream lives on
Tue  Jan 17 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Representing the Charlotte County Democratic Party, Betty Gissendanner yelled out to the crowd watching the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade, “We’re keeping the dream alive!” For … Find out how to read more online.
For now, library project on shelf
Mon  Jan 16 2017 08:30AM
Don’t misinterpret those really big shovels digging in the dirt at the site of a new county library proposed for Punta Gorda. The heavy equipment is doing remedial work — … Find out how to read more online.
Public budget meeting carries on without public
Mon  Jan 16 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — At a public meeting designed to explain the county’s budget process, no one attended. But officials gamely proceeded to offer insight into how the financial blueprint determines planning … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter
Tue  Jan 17 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday. Noor Salman was taken … read more.

Nine early astronauts carrying on US space history
Tue  Jan 17 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Early U.S. space history is fading with the deaths of Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on … read more.

Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters
Tue  Jan 17 2017 01:19AM
BOISE, Idaho — A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access. Lawmakers earlier this … read more.

Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida
Tue  Jan 17 2017 01:19AM
MIAMI — More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after stranding themselves along the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades National Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. So far, the death toll is … read more.

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No rain on MLK parade expected
Mon  Jan 16 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents enjoying outdoor activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day don’t have to worry about weather. “A few people might notice their cars are a little wet because of humidity and mugginess in the morning, but there won’t … Find out how to read more online.

Woman tells husband’s story of shooting at enemy; saving orphans
Mon  Jan 16 2017 08:30AM
Frank Riposta of Deep Creek, a Punta Gorda subdivision, was a loader in a 105 mm Howitzer artillery unit during the Korean War in 1952-53. When he wasn’t firing his 105 at advancing North Korean soldiers, he was working as … Find out how to read more online.

Shark Tank event lures entrepreneurs
Sun  Jan 15 2017 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to realize their dreams at a Shark Tank-style event sponsored by local investors. Three to five contestants will compete for $50,000 during a real-life tournament, based on the popular TV reality … Find out how to read more online.


Sun  Jan 15 2017 08:30AM

bridge winners

North Port Senior Center

Group A

North/South

1st: Diana Prince and Judy Foster; 2nd: Doree and Rik Jimison; 3rd: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson

East/West

1st: Ann Benmayor and Warren Prince; 2nd: Craig Cuyer and Pat Bamford; 3rd: …

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