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All Faiths vegetables coming to Englewood
Mon  Sep 15 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA — More than 30 people stood in line Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Sarasota Hope Center waiting for fresh vegetables from All Faiths’ Sprout program. “It’s … Find out how to read more online.
Bud Gerow served with ‘Merrill’s Marauders’ in Burma during WWII
Tue  Sep 16 2014 02:46PM
“Merrill’s Marauders” is what newspaper reporters who covered their exploits a lifetime ago during World War II called them. Officially they were the “5307th Composite Unit Provisional,” a long-range penetration … Find out how to read more online.
200 years of lyrical pride
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
Today is the 200th anniversary of the penning of our national anthem’s words by Francis Scott Key in 1814. The anthem is a staple at patriotic church services, memorial events … Find out how to read more online.
Still waiting for Super Boat audit
Thu  Sep 11 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners are hoping to see an audit of the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix held in April — and they want to see it … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Federal Reserve
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of the morning, then turned broadly higher in the … read more.

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to … read more.

US ground troops in Iraq possible
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s … read more.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and ’90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold. Gangs from coast to coast have toned down … read more.

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CCSO confirms victim’s ID
Thu  Sep 11 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Authorities on Wednesday confirmed the identity of the man whose body was found Tuesday on Salisbury Street, but otherwise remained tight-lipped about the ongoing homicide investigation. “Very little additional information is available,” Charlotte County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie … Find out how to read more online.

School Board gets a taste of new testing
Thu  Sep 11 2014 08:00AM
No more sharpened No. 2 pencils. No more filling in the circle. No more erasures. DeSoto County School Board members were given a taste of what standardized testing will be like for today’s students. And as Laurie Graebner, Assessment Coordinator, … Find out how to read more online.

9-11 remembrance, 13 years later
Thu  Sep 11 2014 08:00AM
DeSoto County Fire Rescue organized a ceremony in observance of Patriot Day at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9 a.m. at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, with a moment of silence observed at 9:03 a.m., … Find out how to read more online.


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