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Mann wins Mayor for a Day
Tue  Sep 2 2014 08:16PM
ENGLEWOOD — Darsey Mann has more than 10,000 reasons to celebrate winning the Mayor-for-a-Day competition last weekend. The 21-year Englewood resident not only raised $10,191 in the recent contest, but … Find out how to read more online.
Funeral planned for bishop
Tue  Sep 2 2014 08:16PM
VENICE — Friends in faith gathered to pay their respects to the Most Rev. John Nevins, founding bishop of the Diocese of Venice, on Tuesday afternoon. A Rite of Reception … Find out how to read more online.
Bondi speaks to local Republican base
Tue  Sep 2 2014 07:34PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made a Labor Day visit to Port Charlotte, drumming up support for her campaign and the GOP cause at an outdoor rally … Find out how to read more online.
Kia raffle a lemon; money, car to be returned
Tue  Sep 2 2014 07:40PM
NORTH PORT — A Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa activist group announced Tuesday it will scrap its Kia raffle, return the car to the dealership and refund all ticket sales. … Find out how to read more online.
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Nasty, brutish and artsy? Neanderthal hashtag engraving found
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:21PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported on Monday in a paper describing … read more.

NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to crises
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:21PM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) — NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, … read more.

Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:20PM
EIN ZIVAN, Golan Heights/MANILA (Reuters) — Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from … read more.

Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamist fighters of passports
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:20PM
LONDON (Reuters) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq. The proposals come days after Cameron raised … read more.

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Skilled construction tradesmen
Sun  Aug 31 2014 01:04PM
Finding construction work is no longer a problem — the industry is on the mend after the long recession. But finding skilled and experienced tradesmen is a different story. Marcos Carvalho and his MPH Flooring partner, Mike Halunen, specialize in … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Sep 2 2014 08:16PM
CORRECTION Harvey Goldstein is president of the Deep Creek Section 23 POA. An article in Tuesday’s Sun stated otherwise. … Find out how to read more online.

Bill Willis had extensive Army career before heading to Vietnam
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:00AM
Editor’s note: This story is the first of two parts. Billy Willis was a command sergeant major, a 30-year man in the U.S. Army — a lifer. The 84-year-old retired enlisted man, who lives with his wife, Angie, in the … Find out how to read more online.

Beach it early to avoid holiday rain
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE— Beachgoers and grill masters should get the holiday fun started early Labor Day if they want to avoid those pesky afternoon Florida showers and downpours throughout the area today. National Weather Service meteorologist Rodney Wynn said today’s weather … Find out how to read more online.

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