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Area jobless numbers flat
Mon  Sep 22 2014 04:06PM
The unemployment rates in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties held firm in August, as construction jobs across the state continue to lead the way in growth. Construction jobs grew by … Find out how to read more online.
Fall prevention takes spotlight
Mon  Sep 22 2014 04:02PM
Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury death among Florida residents ages 65 years and older and the fourth-leading cause of injury death overall, according to a fact sheet … Find out how to read more online.
Tidewell offers Pet Blessings
Mon  Sep 22 2014 04:00PM
A pet blessing ceremony will be performed at Tidewell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Friday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. A Tidewell Hospice chaplain will perform the ceremony in the … Find out how to read more online.
Ellie needs ‘forever’ home
Mon  Sep 22 2014 04:09PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Ellie was in bad shape when her foster parents first got her. She was skinny and weak, and suffered from various ailments. But she’s doing a lot … Find out how to read more online.
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Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola … read more.

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 … read more.

Pensacola celebrates 100 years of Naval aviation
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panhandle city long known as “The Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is celebrating 100 years of training the Navy’s top pilots. Pensacola Naval Air Station hosted a black-tie gala Saturday night to … read more.

Libertarian an alternative in governor’s race
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Beer containers aren’t usually a topic in Florida gubernatorial races, but for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie the state’s ban on small brewers filling half-gallon jugs illustrates how regulations reward campaign contributors and stifle competitors. Sipping … read more.

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Detert: Lawmakers will fix extended foster care
Mon  Sep 22 2014 03:50PM
State Sen. Nancy Detert, the sponsor of Florida’s 2013 law extending foster care to age 21, is working on a legislative fix to resolve confusion about which state agency is responsible for severely disabled young adults in the program. Detert, … Find out how to read more online.

Howards to open new location Friday
Mon  Sep 22 2014 03:48PM
After months of planning and construction, Howards will open into its new location at 70 N. Indiana Ave., across from The Olde Village Shopping Center, Friday. Established in 1955 Howards has been located farther south on McCall Road for many … Find out how to read more online.

Dick Trott worked with ‘Navajo code talkers’ during Battle of Iwo Jima
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Dick Trott, who lives at Jacaranda Trace in Venice, came ashore on Feb. 19, 1945, in the second wave with the 5th Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was a corporal operating a radio working with Navajo … Find out how to read more online.

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