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Some hope for short Springs outage
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Although the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, staff said the city’s plan to obtain full ownership of the Springs could allow … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda III takes its turn
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — While the two sides mull possible appeals in the Rotonda II sewer case, the wheels of justice continue to grind in the next Rotonda lawsuit. Rotonda III … Find out how to read more online.
Nevins, first bishop of Venice diocese, dies
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — The Most Rev. John Nevins, founding bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, died Tuesday. He was 82. The death was announced in a press statement from … Find out how to read more online.
Voters approve districting … again
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Asked about districting for a second time, city residents voted in favor of it by an even stronger majority. In Tuesday’s primary election, 4,344 residents, or 67 … Find out how to read more online.
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Police confirm quota at Waldo speed trap
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:12PM
ORLANDO (Reuters) — Police officers who run a notorious speed trap in north central Florida have confirmed what frustrated motorists have suspected for more than 50 years. Five police told a Waldo city council meeting late on Tuesday that officers … read more.

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of incursion
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:10PM
KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) — Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday’s talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a 5-month-old crisis. Accusations … read more.

Writer held hostage goes home
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A U.S. writer freed this week after being held captive for two years by Syrian insurgents on Wednesday thanked those who had worked for his release and said he was emotionally overwhelmed by his welcome home. Peter … read more.

Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:10PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain … read more.

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Gonzalez clinches House District 74 seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Dr. Julio Gonzalez easily won the Republican primary for the Florida House District 74 seat Tuesday. With all 48 Sarasota precincts counted, Gonzalez saw 8,045 votes in the Republican primary Tuesday, or 57 percent of the ballots cast, while Richard DeNapoli … Find out how to read more online.

Maulucci wins 12th Circuit judge race
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Susan Maulucci resigned from her job as a court magistrate to run for the 12th Circuit judgeship. She had no plan B for what she would do if she didn’t win. Tuesday night, the 57-year-old didn’t need to worry about … Find out how to read more online.

Brown, Goodwin retain School Board seats; Marsh, Ziegler advance
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, the contest for the Sarasota County School Board District 1 seat dropped from a four-way race to a two-way race, with Ken Marsh and Bridget Ziegler — appointed to fill the … Find out how to read more online.

Caragiulo, Maio win County Commission primary
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Results of the Republican primary for two Sarasota County Commission seats were one-sided affairs, with two candidates easily besting their opponents to reach the general election in November. For County Commission Seat 2, set to be vacated … Find out how to read more online.

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