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Locals react to gay marriage ruling
Sat  Aug 30 2014 12:10AM
If someone had asked retired state attorney Erica Raffel a year ago if gay couples in Florida ever would enjoy the same right to marriage as straight couples in the … Find out how to read more online.
Hot topic
Sat  Aug 30 2014 12:10AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Area Fire Control District is fine tuning its budget and intends to propose slight hikes to its residential and commercial assessment rates. The fire district will … Find out how to read more online.
After-school program seeks community support
Sat  Aug 30 2014 12:10AM
ENGLEWOOD — In the Tiffany Square Shopping Plaza, just out of view on the corner of a corridor, there is an office building that is an oasis of relative quiet. … Find out how to read more online.
Area attorney disbarred
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Sarasota attorney with North Port ties was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in July, after an investigation revealed a host of violations, including taking money … Find out how to read more online.
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S&P 500 edges up to new record
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:42PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally … read more.

UN urges US to stop police brutality
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:42PM
GENEVA (Reuters) — The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to discontinue the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, … read more.

Ukraine seeks to join NATO
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:42PM
LAKE SELIGER, Russia — Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. … read more.

ALS Association backs down on trademark attempt
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:38PM
(Reuters) — In the wake of criticism over its attempt to trademark the words “ice bucket challenge,” the ALS Association said it is withdrawing its applications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Following a blog post by a Virginia … read more.

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Woman believes in doing good for others
Fri  Aug 29 2014 02:18PM
ENGLEWOOD — Kathy Weichmann was destitute, extremely ill and feeling like she was dying. Then her back door broke and fell off her house. “I thought, what more could happen to me?” she said. “I was losing hope. I had … Find out how to read more online.

Duplex fire kills dog; family unharmed
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Lisa Burleson awoke Wednesday evening to neighbors banging on her windows as the adjoining unit to her duplex on Manor Road was consumed by flames. Burleson and her two daughters, 2-year-old Alivia and 8-year-old Audrey, escaped without injury. … Find out how to read more online.

Community steps up to support ‘Cooking For Kids’
Sat  Aug 30 2014 12:10AM
The new Englewood Event Center will be the venue for the Fifth Annual Chefs Cooking For Kids sponsored by Englewood’s Big Brothers Big Sisters. The popular event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 25 and wraps up with … Find out how to read more online.

Lemon Bay Playhouse opens season
Sat  Aug 30 2014 12:10AM
With a new play opening and one in the works, Lemon Bay Playhouse (LBP), 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, is getting into full swing for its season of performances. “Don’t Talk to the Actors” by Tom Dudzick is a comedy … Find out how to read more online.

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