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Master gardeners offer help to growers
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — In a few weeks, snowbirds will arrive, and will begin asking questions about their Florida yards. Volunteers at the Sarasota County Master Gardener Extension are prepared to answer … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte leads the state in vocational performance
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:00AM
Mary Curby cries tears of joy when her students graduate. “When you see them walk across that stage, all the blood, sweat and tears go away, and they’re ready to … Find out how to read more online.
Peggy Huber retires after 29 years
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:00AM
Peggy Huber loads roses into a tub to take home on her last day of work as the administrative secretary at Lemon Bay High School. Huber began her career with … Find out how to read more online.
Golf to benefit Englewood youth, YMCA
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Pete Mason’s commitment to Englewood’s youth and the YMCA lives on. The 2014 Pete Mason Memorial Golf Tournament tees off at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Lemon … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
First US Ebola case
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. … read more.

S&P loses ground in September
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor’s 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly … read more.

Tremors raise concern at Japan volcano
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still … read more.

Islamic State may be wary of upsetting Turkey
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
SILOPI, Turkey — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 620-mile fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle’s door. “IS took over last night,” the power plant’s … read more.

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More Local News
The wet weekend could be followed with cold snap
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
Rainfall this weekend totaled more than 8 inches in areas of Sarasota County, but the precipitation is expected to taper off by Wednesday in advance of a cold front. Thunderstorms moving in from the Gulf Saturday afternoon could cause a … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood’s homeless population on the rise
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Pat Knox spent part of Monday tallying up the 30 or more families who, since January, gave up on Englewood and left. “Some have stopped by and said they lost their jobs and don’t have the money to … Find out how to read more online.

Carbon monoxide alarms save couple’s lives
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
Marty Blaustein loved his new car. That is, until it almost killed him and his wife, Betzy, in their sleep. Their lifesaver: two small devices in the couple’s home that they didn’t even really know about. The Blausteins’ near-death experience … Find out how to read more online.

To shoot, or not to shoot
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
A man cutting the grass at a home on Hartford Drive in Port Charlotte recently was attacked by a pit bull that slipped his collar and jumped a fence. The man was carrying a semi-automatic pistol and shot the dog … Find out how to read more online.

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