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Ziegler battles union over emails
Fri  Oct 24 2014 06:43PM
Sarasota County School Board member and candidate Bridget Ziegler insists she did nothing wrong by sending emails to school principals and teachers regarding her campaign. On Thursday, the Sarasota Classified/Teachers … Find out how to read more online.
Architectural firm sought for SCTI North Port
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:12PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School District has begun advertising for architectural firms to provide design and construction services for the Sarasota County Technical Institute North Port campus. According … Find out how to read more online.
Man who lost twins works to save lives
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:45PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Watching children grow up can bring tremendous joy to parents. Taking their first step, opening birthday and Christmas gifts, first day of kindergarten and driving home the … Find out how to read more online.
Challenges to the Charlotte’s comp plan
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:45PM
MURDOCK — Local environmental groups are taking legal action to block proposed changes to Charlotte County’s 2050 comprehensive plan. Charlotte County commissioners voted unanimously last month to follow county staff … Find out how to read more online.
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Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in … read more.

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target. … read more.

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly. Profits are … read more.

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall
Fri  Oct 24 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high … read more.

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Back Pack Angels plan pancake benefit
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:31PM
NORTH PORT — The Back Pack Angels (also known as the North Port Coalition for Homeless/Needy Children) are rolling out plans for a fall fundraiser. The event, which will take place at Applebee’s in North Port, is scheduled for 8 … Find out how to read more online.

Police catch alleged sandwich thief
Fri  Oct 24 2014 05:44PM
PUNTA GORDA — The local man accused of shoplifting a sandwich from a grocery store Wednesday was back for more the following day. And he wasn’t going to be caught easily. Lelan Eugene Hendrix, 41, was shopping in the Publix … Find out how to read more online.

Winning the F18 Americas
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:45PM
For Charlotte Harbor Regatta, the journey to winning the 2015 F18 Americas Championship began with losing out on a less prestigious regional regatta in a different class. The loss reinforced the old saying, “Half the battle is showing up.” For … Find out how to read more online.

Pickleball craze helped by new courts
Fri  Oct 24 2014 07:07PM
Pickleball saved John Foard’s life. Diagnosed with stage-four throat cancer in late 2013, Foard had two goals. He wanted to attend his daughter’s wedding and win a gold medal in the Senior Olympics in pickleball. The 71-year-old North Porter went … Find out how to read more online.

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