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Skaters want city skate park
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
Jacob “Jake” Grammerstorf, 13, is on a mission. Like other skateboarders in the community, he says he’s not challenged by the local skate park at the SKY Family YMCA. Unlike … Find out how to read more online.
Rezone nixed over rumors of a garage
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
The Venice Planning Commission voted 5-2 against approving a downtown rezoning application after neighbors complained it would pave the way for a rumored parking garage development. Despite the vote, the … Find out how to read more online.
Candidates struggle to get their message across
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
Two nervous candidates for Seat No. 1 on the Venice City Council recently squared off at the second candidate debate of the season, sponsored by Venice Aviation Society Inc. Challenger … Find out how to read more online.
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Another school shooting
Sat  Oct 25 2014 01:19AM
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the … read more.

US stock market has good week
Sat  Oct 25 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. After weeks of speculation over the fate … read more.

Islamic State said to be using chlorine bombs in arsenal
Sat  Oct 25 2014 01:19AM
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian … read more.

Body of Virginia student Graham ID’d
Sat  Oct 25 2014 01:19AM
RICHMOND, Va. — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university sophomore who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. Hannah … read more.

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Mystery Trolley Tours: A Recipe For Fun
Wed  Oct 22 2014 04:47PM
Take a 36-seat trolley car painted red and green, add 36 willing riders (including the organizers, barkeep and driver), throw in a dash of refreshments (snacks, wine, soda and water) and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a fun afternoon. … Find out how to read more online.

Buchanan eyes Ebola readiness
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:48AM
Editor’s Note: See page 2B for the state of Venice Regional Bayfront Health’s readiness to deal with Ebola. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan toured Sarasota Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon to see if it would be prepared if a patient infected with … Find out how to read more online.

Florida’s organ donor registry tops 8 million
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
Eight million Floridians have registered as organ, tissue and eye donors on Florida’s Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, either when getting or renewing their driver license or by visiting and registering online. Florida’s donor registry is the … Find out how to read more online.

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