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Some hope for short Springs outage
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Although the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, staff said the city’s plan to obtain full ownership of the Springs could allow … Find out how to read more online.
Nevins, first bishop of Venice diocese, dies
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — The Most Rev. John Nevins, founding bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, died Tuesday. He was 82. The death was announced in a press statement from … Find out how to read more online.
School Board clarifies policy on district transfers
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
The DeSoto County School Board approved one request for a student to transfer out of the district, and disapproved another, giving some insight to its position on out-of-district transfers. Board … Find out how to read more online.
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Police confirm quota at Waldo speed trap
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:12PM
ORLANDO (Reuters) — Police officers who run a notorious speed trap in north central Florida have confirmed what frustrated motorists have suspected for more than 50 years. Five police told a Waldo city council meeting late on Tuesday that officers … read more.

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of incursion
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:10PM
KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) — Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday’s talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a 5-month-old crisis. Accusations … read more.

Writer held hostage goes home
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A U.S. writer freed this week after being held captive for two years by Syrian insurgents on Wednesday thanked those who had worked for his release and said he was emotionally overwhelmed by his welcome home. Peter … read more.

Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:10PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain … read more.

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Wyld served 41 years in Navy Reserve aboard 21 ships
Mon  Aug 25 2014 08:00AM
During his 41 years in the Naval Reserve, Chief Warrant Officer-4 Bill Wyld Jr. may have served on more ships than just about anyone in the service. From 1948 until he retired from the Navy in 1985, the Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

‘Gator’ show snags viewers
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
LAKE SUZY — Arcadia resident Jayson Franklin knows a lot about hunting alligators. That is why when Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s adventure fishing series “Off the Hook — Extreme Catches,” traveled to Arcadia to catch an alligator, he … Find out how to read more online.



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