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Making the grade
Wed  Apr 23 2014 06:35PM
Two area high schools again received academic accolades from U.S. News & World Report, improving over last year’s rankings. The online magazine ranks public high schools in every state and … Find out how to read more online.
Winchester South loading traffic on Fruitland
Wed  Apr 23 2014 05:58PM
ENGLEWOOD EAST — Allan and Lori Marchand like what was a once-quiet neighborhood on Fruitland Avenue. But Fruitland is no longer a quiet residential street. The Marchands have numerous photographs … Find out how to read more online.
Artist reception set for Saturday
Wed  Apr 23 2014 05:08PM
ENGLEWOOD — An Italian artist known as “Penelope” is fascinated how nature can be worked into architecture. The award-winning artist Chiara Cocchi, who goes by “Penelope,” created a new series … Find out how to read more online.
Officials get closer to homeless facility decision
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota county and city leaders are roughly 60 days from choosing the location of an adult homeless shelter, following a joint meeting Tuesday. Unless they decide to … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Decision: Affirmative action ban OK
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a … read more.

High court eyes Internet TV
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet. The high court heard arguments … read more.

Republican Curt Clawson wins special GOP primary
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
FORT MYERS — The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company won a Republican primary Tuesday in a special election for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine. Curt Clawson, 54, defeated … read more.

Legislature argues Florida DCF budget
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
MIAMI — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are … read more.

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Three shots in the dark
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Two repo men were allegedly shot at Monday night after a 63-year-old wouldn’t allow them to repossess his neighbor’s vehicle. Robert J. Bornhorst of the 300 block of East Langsner Street in Englewood was arrested by a Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

Theater summer camp offered for students
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — For 20 children, the summer will be filled with tongue twisters, puppettering and acting like cats. For the second year, the Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., will sponsor “The Lemondrops” Summer Theater Camp for children ages … Find out how to read more online.

Area housing trends continue strong
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Residential real estate in Southwest Florida is heating up as more homes continue to sell faster and fetch strong prices, according to March real estate reports. Charlotte and Sarasota counties each saw as increase in the number of closed sales … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Woman takes ambulance, asks for beer
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
ARCADIA — Angela Thresher wandered into a quiet fire station in downtown Arcadia Monday afternoon. She spotted a fire jacket and tried it on. Then grabbed an air mask and picked up a medical radio. Then, the Cape Coral woman … Find out how to read more online.

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