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Experts: Educating kids is key
Wed  May 20 2015 10:10AM
Gun education and safety should start in every elementary school. That’s what Malcolm Cook believes, owner of Cook’s Sportland in Venice. “There should be a four-week class where an expert … Find out how to read more online.
Charges uncertain in toddler shooting incident
Wed  May 20 2015 10:10AM
Whether anyone will face criminal charges as a result of a 3-year-old boy accidentally shooting his 1-year-old sister Friday depends on several questions investigators have yet to answer and statutes … Find out how to read more online.
Vessel sinks after burning; sailor safe
Wed  May 20 2015 10:10AM
A quick thinking sailor jumped into a 7-foot dinghy before abandoning his 46-foot sailboat after it caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. Venice Fire Department Lt. Steve Worobel said … Find out how to read more online.
Petition: Keep tennis court bully away
Wed  May 20 2015 10:08AM
Two tennis players at Hecksher Park came before the city of Venice Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recently with a novel request — keep a tennis player off the courts. … Find out how to read more online.
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Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South. A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss. … read more.

US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel in an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review conference that some … read more.

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to … read more.

UN looks into aid possibly diverted to Syrian military
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency says it is looking into reports that aid to Syrian civilians may have been diverted to Syria’s military. UNICEF is “extremely concerned at reports that some of its humanitarian supplies in Syria … read more.

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Exhibit designer will speak at Heritage dinner
Wed  May 20 2015 10:08AM
What a museum designer can do to enhance the visitor experience at the Lord-Higel House and Venice Museum & Archives may be addressed by exhibit designer Roger Barganier at the annual dinner of Venice Heritage. Barganier is the co-founder of … Find out how to read more online.

You gotta love ‘Children’s Letters to God’
Wed  May 20 2015 10:06AM
That “kids say the darnedest things” is as true today as when the late Art Linkletter said those words more than 50 years ago. In the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre, the “darnedest things” are in “Children’s Letters to God” … Find out how to read more online.

Certain area bridges in need of repair
Wed  May 20 2015 10:06AM
A report to Sarasota County commissioners recently stated three of the county’s four movable bridges have become “functionally obsolete.” According to the report, functionally obsolete only indicates the bridges do not meet current road design standards. But that doesn’t mean … Find out how to read more online.

Search the Internet about your illness?
Wed  May 20 2015 10:08AM
Dear Nurse Tina, I am a nurse and the daughter of a 79-year-old who has been in pretty good health until the past few years, when she was told she has some rare and obscure disease. What was interesting, I … Find out how to read more online.

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