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All Faiths: Food campaign provided millions of meals
Tue  Sep 30 2014 05:43PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — All Faiths Food Bank announced Tuesday that its Campaign Against Summer Hunger saw 1.5 million meals served to area residents. Setting a goal of feeding 15,000 children … Find out how to read more online.
Menchie’s offers yogurt with a smile
Tue  Sep 30 2014 05:37PM
NORTH PORT — Cookie dough, peanut butter, pistachio, pumpkin — the many flavors of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt are sure to give customers at least one reason to smile. Cocoplum Village … Find out how to read more online.
County votes to join library project
Tue  Sep 30 2014 05:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — After talking about the project for months, the County Commission on Tuesday voted to move forward officially with an interlocal agreement with the school district to build … Find out how to read more online.
Patrons happy to be back at Springs
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Under cloudy skies, a handful of visitors swam in the “healing waters” of Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa Monday, three days after the attraction was reopened to … Find out how to read more online.
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Afghan president sworn in
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United … read more.

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial … read more.

Warming clues mount
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat … read more.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias sentencing trial
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial … read more.

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CareerEdge program to enter second phase
Tue  Sep 30 2014 05:48PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved continued support for the CareerEdge program, a workforce-development plan aimed at helping to provide skilled workers for local businesses and manufacturers. Enacted in 2012, the program helps to educate and train … Find out how to read more online.

Starbucks open for National Coffee Day
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Monday was National Coffee Day, and the new Starbucks in North Port opened just in time for residents to celebrate. The drive-thru Starbucks opened Sunday at 5 a.m. in Cocoplum Village Shops. Store manager Katie Rolfe said the … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte leads the state in vocational performance
Tue  Sep 30 2014 05:06PM
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 go,” said Curby, a cosmetology instructor at Charlotte Technical Center. … Find out how to read more online.

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