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Record set for bldg. permits
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:12PM
The city of Venice reached another milestone since the Great Recession ended. For the first time ever, the city issued more than 4,000 residential and commercial building permits in a … Find out how to read more online.
Local trial nears end
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:12PM
The first-degree murder trial of Michael W. Rice, the South Carolina man charged with the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon in Osprey in 2012, should be winding down next week. … Find out how to read more online.
Ink Spot artist nets 1st place in tattoo competition
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:12PM
It was the intricate details in the tattoo of an eagle clutching a snake in its talons that the judges liked the best in the large traditional category at the … Find out how to read more online.
‘The Greatest Little Show on Earth’ turns 65
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:10PM
As Sarasota County has been the circus capital of the United States since 1927, it makes sense that Sarasota High School might have given birth to America’s longest running student … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Ukraine fights uprising
Tue  Apr 15 2014 10:26PM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to … read more.

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day
Tue  Apr 15 2014 10:26PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering … read more.

Congress is giving states transportation blues
Tue  Apr 15 2014 10:24PM
DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut … read more.

Violence surges in Nigeria uprising
Tue  Apr 15 2014 10:22PM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence … read more.

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Pension migration a tough sell
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:10PM
The strategy to move employees from city retirement plans into the state retirement plan is, as expected, meeting strong resistance. The city of Venice already declared an impasse in salary and benefits negotiations for its local Fraternal Order of Police … Find out how to read more online.

Jews begin observance of Passover on Monday
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:08PM
In preparation of Passover, the holiday that celebrates Jews’ freedom from Pharaoh in Egypt, Jews clear their homes of “Chametz” — leavened bread, cake and similar foods. To do a really thorough job involves more than one person. One person … Find out how to read more online.

Home repair loans available for local residences
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:08PM
The Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development is offering zero-percent deferred loans for home repairs on owner-occupied homes throughout the county. Homeowners must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the loans. Requirements include: • Home value cannot exceed … Find out how to read more online.

Venice to Guatemala: Inspiring health and hope
Sun  Apr 13 2014 01:10PM
The Venice community is invited to share the excitement of the work being done in the El Cortijo, Guatemala, Clinica Salvatore at a presentation featuring Dr. Erick Estrada and his family Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at … Find out how to read more online.

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