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Sun  Feb 14 2016 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — A tear welled up in Karola Lindholm’s eye as she thanked Bob Cameron for taking her daughter to the prom Friday night. Lindholm explained her husband Dean died … Find out how to read more online.
Club has new name, same goal
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
One of the more successful clubs in the area is expanding to represent the entire Venice area, with a new name: the Venice Men’s Club. Formerly the Jacaranda Men’s Club, … Find out how to read more online.
Local teen busted for chop shop
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:35AM
A Nokomis teen was arrested on three counts of grand theft and operating or aiding in the operation of a chop shop — a place where stolen vehicles are stripped … Find out how to read more online.
‘Extreme’ seniors eye TV stardom
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
The Venice senior citizens who have been taking classes in Extreme Cane Martial Arts could soon become TV stars. Following a Venice Gondolier Sun report on the group last fall, … Find out how to read more online.
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Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:28PM
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t … read more.

Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:08PM
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can … read more.

’Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic … read more.

Alabama woman convicted in girl’s running death dies
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, … read more.

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No hand, no problem
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:52AM
“What's the most difficult thing about my situation? I don’t really know, because I basically have everything.” — Rachel Nowak Physicians will often tell their patients with debilitating injuries or chronic illnesses that their state of mind will play a … Find out how to read more online.

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent is reminding voters that Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote or change their political party affiliation in order to be eligible to vote in the March 15 presidential preference primary, town … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman forced to resign
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
Sarasota County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Wendy Rose has been forced to resign after interviews with her co-workers in an internal review produced feedback that included words like “not approachable” and “insulting.” Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight directed Col. Kurt Hoffman, the Community … Find out how to read more online.

Fee waiver debate gets heated
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
What the property owners likely thought were routine requests to waive city fees in two long-overdue rezonings gave Venice City Council Member Deborah Anderson a chance to go after a favorite target Tuesday — the Boone Law Firm. Representing himself … Find out how to read more online.

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