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Biz deviates from plan, gets OK
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:48AM
The Old Salty Dog will get to keep its new restaurant awning, even though the business was supposed to construct a barrel roof tile facade on the front of the … Find out how to read more online.
Canes as Weapons
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
In a community of senior citizens, some residents feel frightened for their safety. Incidents do arise, and being prepared to manage any situation is an advantage. At 72 years old, … Find out how to read more online.
Erika breaks up on way here
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
Tropical Storm Erika may have defied forecasts that it would skirt by Florida’s East Coast on its way to parts north, but predictions that it wouldn’t strengthen to hurricane force … Find out how to read more online.
‘Hut’ finally opens
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
At long last, Nokomos Sunset Hut, the blue building on the southwest side of Dona Bay Bridge, is open again. On-site parking and nearby parking at the deli store across … Find out how to read more online.
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Abortion forgiveness
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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Reserves tapped to fund many projects
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
One of the premier sports programs in the city of Venice will get a major boost this upcoming year. The City Council agreed this week to add up to $150,000 to the Sarasota County’s pledge of $150,000 — for a … Find out how to read more online.

Smoke at school a minor inconvenience
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:42AM
Students were relocated to the gymnasium at Venice Middle School Tuesday morning as a precaution after smoke was discovered coming from an air conditioning vent in the main office of the school’s Administration building. Three Sarasota County fire engines and … Find out how to read more online.

A staycation can honor America’s first city
Wed  Sep 2 2015 09:40AM
Not many Americans will get the chance to visit the nation’s oldest city during its celebration of 450 years of existence. But because that city, St. Augustine, is in Florida, a mere 250 miles or so from Venice, Venetians have … Find out how to read more online.

Tampa sex offender has Venice ties
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:40AM
A man arrested by Tampa police Wednesday after a teenage girl tested positive for a date rape drug is a registered sex offender resulting from a conviction in Sarasota County. John Christopher Knight was arrested by Venice police officers in … Find out how to read more online.

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