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Skaters want city skate park
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
Jacob “Jake” Grammerstorf, 13, is on a mission. Like other skateboarders in the community, he says he’s not challenged by the local skate park at the SKY Family YMCA. Unlike … Find out how to read more online.
Rezone nixed over rumors of a garage
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
The Venice Planning Commission voted 5-2 against approving a downtown rezoning application after neighbors complained it would pave the way for a rumored parking garage development. Despite the vote, the … Find out how to read more online.
Candidates struggle to get their message across
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
Two nervous candidates for Seat No. 1 on the Venice City Council recently squared off at the second candidate debate of the season, sponsored by Venice Aviation Society Inc. Challenger … Find out how to read more online.
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Canada parliament attack
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:00AM
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually … read more.

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A slide in the price … read more.

‘Slender Man’ case at standstill
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. A state … read more.

Girls made possible bid to join jihadis
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official … read more.

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Mystery Trolley Tours: A Recipe For Fun
Wed  Oct 22 2014 04:47PM
Take a 36-seat trolley car painted red and green, add 36 willing riders (including the organizers, barkeep and driver), throw in a dash of refreshments (snacks, wine, soda and water) and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a fun afternoon. … Find out how to read more online.

Buchanan eyes Ebola readiness
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:48AM
Editor’s Note: See page 2B for the state of Venice Regional Bayfront Health’s readiness to deal with Ebola. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan toured Sarasota Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon to see if it would be prepared if a patient infected with … Find out how to read more online.

Florida’s organ donor registry tops 8 million
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
Eight million Floridians have registered as organ, tissue and eye donors on Florida’s Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, either when getting or renewing their driver license or by visiting and registering online. Florida’s donor registry is the … Find out how to read more online.

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