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Vintage Finder’s Warehouse has ‘things worth repeating’
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Kitchenware from the 1970s, a riding lawn mower from the ’50s and typewriters from the ’30s are just a few of the treasures stowed away in Vintage … Find out how to read more online.
Man served aboard Bennington during WWII
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:00AM
Gene Roaf of Punta Gorda Isles was a plane captain who maintained a single Corsair fighter aboard the carrier USS Bennington during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in … Find out how to read more online.
Expect seasonal weather, afternoon showers
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — After a dry weekend, residents can expect mostly sunny skies again on Monday, but partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected after … Find out how to read more online.
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical … read more.

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past … read more.

Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week’s snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards … read more.

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a … read more.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s begins with first step
Sun  Oct 19 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Melissa Vanderbilt-Bestor remembers her grandmother as an outgoing and nurturing woman. Pearl Peeler, now 95, used to invite patients from the mental hospital, where she worked, to her home to celebrate family occasions. But that was before … Find out how to read more online.

Czech-Slovak Club begins new season
Sun  Oct 19 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The American Czech and Slovak Club of Southwest Florida will hold its first meeting of the 2014-2015 season at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Family Table Restaurant, 14132 S. Tamiami Trail in North Port. Mary Ellen Taylor, … Find out how to read more online.

SCAT drivers retested after cheating allegations
Sun  Oct 19 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A third-party tester of Sarasota County Area Transit bus drivers was suspended earlier this year after a state inspector found he was allowing drivers to cheat on the exam. Randy Buddy Johnson was suspended for 30 days … Find out how to read more online.

Buchanan eyes Ebola readiness
Sat  Oct 18 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA — U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan toured Sarasota Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon to see if the facility would be prepared if a patient infected with the Ebola virus ever walks through the doors. “My role is to get a sense … Find out how to read more online.

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