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Environmental center gets new CEO
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Thomas Hecker is a self-described nature nerd. As one of seven children — the son of a hunter/fisherman — the Naples man and newly appointed CEO of … Find out how to read more online.
All Faiths vegetables coming to Englewood
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:00AM
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 01:00AM
“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.
Voice of the voiceless
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — When Tibetan monk Geshe-La Thupton Phelgye saw animals being slaughtered for market in India, he was horrified. “My immediate thought was, how can I help these defenseless … Find out how to read more online.
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Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
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
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
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
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
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
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
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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Museum evokes memories of ’Nam heroes
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
TRIANGLE, Va. — The first time I stepped out the back of the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter at the National Museum of the Marine Corps some years ago, I was shocked. Oh, I had been forewarned by a former … Find out how to read more online.

Elkcam construction project underway
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Work crews got an early start Friday morning on the Elkcam Boulevard construction project, which is a mix of both style and substance. Underground, three separate water lines will be installed along a 1.4‑mile stretch of Elkcam, … 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 and baseball games. But some locals are familiar with “The … Find out how to read more online.

New 9/11 memories
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
DEEP CREEK — Kids started pouring into Studio Seven Center for Creative Studies 30 minutes ahead of the 6 p.m. start for the advertised free art class on Thursday. On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they were going … Find out how to read more online.

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