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Bay Indies reclaimed water project derailed
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Bay Indies, the largest mobile home park in Sarasota County, was hoping to become a pilot program for reclaimed water in the city, but those hopes have been dashed. The … Find out how to read more online.
Nonprofit offers self-defense, martial arts classes
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:06AM
If a criminal grabs your purse, Anthony Sura says let it go, because nothing inside that bag is worth your life. Sura says he teaches self-defense, perhaps a little differently … Find out how to read more online.
Memorial site of teen’s death may be moved
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:06AM
Wednesday, Charlie Moore added fresh mulch near the memorial marker of his only daughter, Valerie, who died at 17 in a crash along U.S. 41 in South Venice in 2005. … Find out how to read more online.
16 graduate from first machining education program
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Sarasota County adult students have an additional educational option — precision machining. Proof of the need for such training in this area is the fact that every one of the … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS … read more.

S&P 500 closes above 2,000
Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time. The … read more.

Putin, Poroshenko extend talks
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
MINSK — The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday on the need to “de-escalate” the conflict in eastern Ukraine but fundamental differences remain, the Belarussian president who hosted the talks said. After about six hours of negotiations with … read more.

UPDATE 1-Demonstrations resume in Missouri over shooting death of black teen
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:57PM
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched in St. Louis on Tuesday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The death of Michael Brown, 18, focused global … read more.

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Medicare clarifies what it pays for home health
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:06AM
If Medicare denied you coverage for home health services because your condition wasn’t likely to improve, check again. A lawsuit settlement approved early last year clarified that what determines whether such services are covered is medical necessity, not whether you’ll … Find out how to read more online.

Egg-citing
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:04AM
PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL An estimated 3,000 people gathered at the airport fairgrounds in Venice for the 4th annual “Easter in August” helicopter egg drop organized by the Bridge Church. Helicopter pilot Stan Lee dumped approximately 10,000 eggs for kids … Find out how to read more online.

Shining a spotlight on myositis
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Nationwide, myositis patients and their families observe Sept. 21 as Myositis Awareness Day. This day recognizes the need for more research and understanding of a group of rare, incurable muscle diseases in the hope of faster diagnoses, better treatments and, … Find out how to read more online.

It’s a noisy world after all
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Machinery that makes our lives comfortable and convenient comes with a price. It is often noisy. So what? Loud noises can put you at risk for NIHL — Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB). According … Find out how to read more online.

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