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All Faiths vegetables coming to Englewood
Mon  Sep 15 2014 12:15AM
SARASOTA — More than 30 people stood in line Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Sarasota Hope Center waiting for fresh vegetables from All Faiths’ Sprout program. “It’s … Find out how to read more online.
Bud Gerow served with ‘Merrill’s Marauders’ in Burma during WWII
Mon  Sep 15 2014 12:15AM
“Merrill’s Marauders” is what newspaper reporters who covered their exploits a lifetime ago during World War II called them. Officially they were the “5307th Composite Unit Provisional,” a long-range penetration … Find out how to read more online.
200 years of lyrical pride
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
Today is the 200th anniversary of the penning of our national anthem’s words by Francis Scott Key in 1814. The anthem is a staple at patriotic church services, memorial events … Find out how to read more online.
Fire chairman worries over firefighter pensions
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Jeff Kern expressed his worry over the impact firefighter pension costs are having on the Englewood Area Fire Control District. Kern is now chairman of the fire district … Find out how to read more online.
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Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
Sun  Sep 14 2014 09:37PM
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine city of Luhansk, much of which has been without water and electricity for more than a month, had a rare day of jubilation Sunday as rebel fighters paraded military vehicles victoriously through … read more.

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
Sun  Sep 14 2014 09:37PM
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that … read more.

Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico’s Baja
Sun  Sep 14 2014 09:37PM
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile grew into a massive Category 4 storm and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up … read more.

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
Sun  Sep 14 2014 09:37PM
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the … read more.

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Englewood fire adopts assessment rates
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Area Fire Control District adopted its new assessment rates Wednesday. The fire commissioners voted unanimously to raise the residential non-ad valorem assessment rate from $142.92 to $145.97 per unit. They increased the commercial, non-residential property rate … Find out how to read more online.

Human trafficking investigation has North Port ties
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Two teenage girls who were passengers in a car that rammed another vehicle at Price and Sumter boulevards last month were allegedly taken from a children’s shelter in the Florida Keys and used for prostitution at a … Find out how to read more online.


Reaction mixed to CVS pulling tobacco
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
Stacey Saunders, a hotel employee in Port Charlotte, is often seen outside puffing on a cigarette on his lunch break. Still, he can understand why CVS has abandoned cigarette sales. “It’s great,” Saunders said. “The pharmacy is for health, and … Find out how to read more online.

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