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Carlesimo out; Gates in as election is set
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:52AM
Former councilman Emilio Carlesimo announced yesterday he will withdraw his name to fill Seat 5 on the Venice City Council and supports the incumbent, Jeanette Gates, who is now unopposed. … Find out how to read more online.
Fraize accused of yelling at staff
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:52AM
Venice City Council Member Fred Fraize was singled out this week in council chambers for conduct unbefitting an elected official. Reportedly, Fraize was upset after a recent tour of the … Find out how to read more online.
Key speakers at annual 9/11 ceremony
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:50AM
The annual 911 Ceremony at Patriots Park this year will mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and the fourth anniversary of the killing of the … Find out how to read more online.
Helicopter, boat, 3 agencies — for a flag
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
Hundreds of people gathered on the beach near the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier on Saturday night — not to watch another spectacular sunset, but to witness what appeared to be … Find out how to read more online.
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First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:32PM
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service’s celebrates its centennial. The president has marked the week by creating … read more.

Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died. Meriwether County Deputy Coroner Leonard Wigley Jr. tells local news media that Dorothy Dow died Saturday at … read more.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ISTANBUL (AP) — It is official: Turkey’s female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government’s official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or … read more.

UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday. Deeply rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources … read more.

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Man seeks home for Titanic memorabilia
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:50AM
John Brophy has a familial connection to the Titanic disaster, which has resulted in a collection of memorabilia he would like to donate to a worthy recipient. “My wife Elsie’s grandmother, Ada Julia Bone Doling, was a passenger on the … Find out how to read more online.

Boat crash victims pulled from ICW
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:48AM
A 17-foot Boston Whaler crashed into the rip rap along the Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday, sending two subjects into the water and injuring a third. The incident was reportedly caused by a distracted driver. A Venice police officer jumped into … Find out how to read more online.

Yet another crash at Venice Airport
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:51AM
A second experimental airplane suffered a landing gear collapse at Venice Municipal Airport within the span of a week. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate following an incident involving an experimental amphibious airplane Thursday afternoon at Venice Municipal Airport. Another … Find out how to read more online.

A bedtime story for adults
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:50AM
I never heard much about the biblical character of Judith back in the little Protestant church of my youth. Maybe it’s because Judith’s storyline is not really the stuff of a good children’s book. If you’re not familiar with it, … Find out how to read more online.

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