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Experts: Educating kids is key
Wed  May 20 2015 10:10AM
Gun education and safety should start in every elementary school. That’s what Malcolm Cook believes, owner of Cook’s Sportland in Venice. “There should be a four-week class where an expert … Find out how to read more online.
Charges uncertain in toddler shooting incident
Wed  May 20 2015 10:10AM
Whether anyone will face criminal charges as a result of a 3-year-old boy accidentally shooting his 1-year-old sister Friday depends on several questions investigators have yet to answer and statutes … Find out how to read more online.
Vessel sinks after burning; sailor safe
Wed  May 20 2015 10:10AM
A quick thinking sailor jumped into a 7-foot dinghy before abandoning his 46-foot sailboat after it caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. Venice Fire Department Lt. Steve Worobel said … Find out how to read more online.
Petition: Keep tennis court bully away
Wed  May 20 2015 10:08AM
Two tennis players at Hecksher Park came before the city of Venice Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recently with a novel request — keep a tennis player off the courts. … Find out how to read more online.
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Walmart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. That means asking meat producers, eggs suppliers and others … read more.

Oil makes stocks slide slightly
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Major indexes fell from the start on Friday as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of … read more.

Oil pipeline leaks on rise
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents. Since 2009, the annual number of … read more.

ISIS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The … read more.

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Exhibit designer will speak at Heritage dinner
Wed  May 20 2015 10:08AM
What a museum designer can do to enhance the visitor experience at the Lord-Higel House and Venice Museum & Archives may be addressed by exhibit designer Roger Barganier at the annual dinner of Venice Heritage. Barganier is the co-founder of … Find out how to read more online.

You gotta love ‘Children’s Letters to God’
Wed  May 20 2015 10:06AM
That “kids say the darnedest things” is as true today as when the late Art Linkletter said those words more than 50 years ago. In the Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre, the “darnedest things” are in “Children’s Letters to God” … Find out how to read more online.

Certain area bridges in need of repair
Wed  May 20 2015 10:06AM
A report to Sarasota County commissioners recently stated three of the county’s four movable bridges have become “functionally obsolete.” According to the report, functionally obsolete only indicates the bridges do not meet current road design standards. But that doesn’t mean … Find out how to read more online.

Search the Internet about your illness?
Wed  May 20 2015 10:08AM
Dear Nurse Tina, I am a nurse and the daughter of a 79-year-old who has been in pretty good health until the past few years, when she was told she has some rare and obscure disease. What was interesting, I … Find out how to read more online.

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