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Patrons happy to be back at Springs
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Under cloudy skies, a handful of visitors swam in the “healing waters” of Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa Monday, three days after the attraction was reopened to … Find out how to read more online.
Starbucks open for National Coffee Day
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Monday was National Coffee Day, and the new Starbucks in North Port opened just in time for residents to celebrate. The drive-thru Starbucks opened Sunday at 5 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Eyster served in 254th Engineering Battalion
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
George Eyster started off driving a 2 ½-ton Army truck in the 254th Engineering Battalion attached to Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army when it came ashore on Omaha Beach June … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Afghan president sworn in
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United … read more.

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial … read more.

Warming clues mount
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat … read more.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias sentencing trial
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial … read more.

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Schools keep cool while saving cash
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Thirty-four schools in the Sarasota County School District over the last 20 years have been keeping cooler more efficiently than ever before thanks to a company called CALMAC. The Fairlawn, N.J.-based thermal energy storage company is named for … Find out how to read more online.

Carbon monoxide alarms save couple’s lives
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
Marty Blaustein loved his new car. That is, until it almost killed him and his wife, Betzy, in their sleep. Their lifesaver: two small devices in the couple’s home that they didn’t even really know about. The Blausteins’ near-death experience … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota schools add more students
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School District has released its one-month enrollment count, and the numbers show continued small gains districtwide. The district currently has 42,250 students, 644 fewer than the projected 42,849 for the 2014-15 school year. But … Find out how to read more online.

Area WWII veteran to be buried at Arlington
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
The late Harold Harris Sandler of Venice, a former captain in Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during World War II, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday with … Find out how to read more online.

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