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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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Crist, Scott do Debate 3
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE — Florida’s leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty. Both Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick … read more.

Rally cry heard on Wall Street
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results … read more.

Militants seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of … read more.

Unaffiliated voters in Florida say no to political parties
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
ORLANDO — Signing up new voters at high schools and job fairs, Carol Davis has noticed that the registrants, especially younger ones, are increasingly choosing neither the Democratic or Republican parties. They instead are picking “No Party Affiliation,” and they … 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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