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Sleepy burglar takes a nap on the job
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:44PM
A Nokomis man might be able to claim the title of Florida’s dumbest criminal. Dion Davis foiled his own burglary attempt after he fell asleep on his victim’s bed. According … Find out how to read more online.
Children are waiting for a ‘Big’ break
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:44PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Suncoast needs Bigs. Bigs are adults who mentor children ages 6-18. They spend quality time, which, according to most Bigs, ends up being … Find out how to read more online.
Budget set for second hearing
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:42PM
City leaders formally adopted the 2014-15 city budget this week, drawing on “excess reserves” to balance a nearly $108 million operating budget. The millage rate will remain at 3.116, the … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small firms slump
Mon  Sep 15 2014 10:24PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policymakers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and … read more.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja
Mon  Sep 15 2014 10:22PM
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 … read more.

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
Mon  Sep 15 2014 10:22PM
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders … read more.

Medals of Honor
Mon  Sep 15 2014 10:22PM
WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their … read more.

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Annual Coastal Cleanup returns Sept. 20
Mon  Sep 15 2014 03:19PM
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) will help clean coastal and other areas during the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at sites throughout Sarasota County, including Venice area beaches (rain date: Saturday, Sept. 27). “This is one … Find out how to read more online.

‘Heart & Sole’ fashion show on tap
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:42PM
Putting a new twist on an old song — “Heart And Soul,” by Frank Loesser — The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is planning its “Heart & Sole” Fashion Show for Thursday, Nov. 6. The not-for-profit organization will host … Find out how to read more online.

New form eases County volunteering process
Sun  Sep 14 2014 07:42PM
Do you want to serve as a volunteer or as a technology coach at Jacaranda Public Library? How about helping with the Florida Scrub-Jay habitat at Shamrock Park or being an usher at events held at Venice Community Center? These … Find out how to read more online.

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