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Making the grade
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
Two area high schools again received academic accolades from U.S. News & World Report, improving over last year’s rankings. The online magazine ranks public high schools in every state and … Find out how to read more online.
Winchester South loading traffic on Fruitland
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD EAST — Allan and Lori Marchand like what was a once-quiet neighborhood on Fruitland Avenue. But Fruitland is no longer a quiet residential street. The Marchands have numerous photographs … Find out how to read more online.
Artist reception set for Saturday
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — An Italian artist known as “Penelope” is fascinated how nature can be worked into architecture. The award-winning artist Chiara Cocchi, who goes by “Penelope,” created a new series … Find out how to read more online.
Officials get closer to homeless facility decision
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota county and city leaders are roughly 60 days from choosing the location of an adult homeless shelter, following a joint meeting Tuesday. Unless they decide to … Find out how to read more online.
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First lady touts one-stop job site for vets
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to … read more.

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine’s in a security bind
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … read more.

New Syrian gas attacks?
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, … read more.

Teen ‘had no clue’ he was in Maui
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
HONOLULU — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, … read more.

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Three shots in the dark
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Two repo men were allegedly shot at Monday night after a 63-year-old wouldn’t allow them to repossess his neighbor’s vehicle. Robert J. Bornhorst of the 300 block of East Langsner Street in Englewood was arrested by a Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.

Theater summer camp offered for students
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — For 20 children, the summer will be filled with tongue twisters, puppettering and acting like cats. For the second year, the Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., will sponsor “The Lemondrops” Summer Theater Camp for children ages … Find out how to read more online.

Area housing trends continue strong
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Residential real estate in Southwest Florida is heating up as more homes continue to sell faster and fetch strong prices, according to March real estate reports. Charlotte and Sarasota counties each saw as increase in the number of closed sales … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Woman takes ambulance, asks for beer
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
ARCADIA — Angela Thresher wandered into a quiet fire station in downtown Arcadia Monday afternoon. She spotted a fire jacket and tried it on. Then grabbed an air mask and picked up a medical radio. Then, the Cape Coral woman … Find out how to read more online.

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