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Anderson building revamp in limbo
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:15PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County staff should know later this month the next step to take in plans to refurbish the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center in South Venice. Last … Find out how to read more online.
Technical glitches delay new test
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:15PM
The first day of new standardized testing got off to a rocky start in Southwest Florida. School districts across the state were forced to delay or suspend the test, and … Find out how to read more online.
School psychologist resigns after child sex conviction
Mon  Mar 2 2015 07:07PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A Sarasota County School District psychologist, who was convicted in January for molesting a young girl who was previously under his foster care, has officially resigned from … Find out how to read more online.
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Lawmaker renews push to bring mega casinos
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed … read more.

Spacecraft nears dwarf planet
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet … read more.

Boston short of season snow record — for now
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs … read more.

Netanyahu to address Congress today
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand … read more.

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation head to step down
Mon  Mar 2 2015 11:02AM
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has announced that Teri A. Hansen will resign from her position as president/CEO, effective June 30,to head up the operations of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, a Sarasota-based private family foundation. The Gulf Coast Board … Find out how to read more online.

‘Tropical air mass’ causes warmer weather this week
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents can expect warmer weather all week, even with a weak front coming through toward the end of it. After the last cool front came through a few days ago, Tyler Fleming, a meteorologist for the National Weather … Find out how to read more online.

Yankees undefeated in Little League action
Mon  Mar 2 2015 07:08PM
NORTH PORT — The Yankees remained undefeated in North Port Area Little League action, with a strong 3-1 victory over the Angels Saturday at Atwater Community Park. The Yankees, now 3-0 on the season, got a strong pitching performance from … Find out how to read more online.

Jim Julian launched first wave of Navy drones
Mon  Mar 2 2015 08:30AM
When Jim Julian flipped the switch, cranking up a small remote-controlled helicopter on the deck of a Navy destroyer, he became a part of history that stretches to the increasing use of drones in today’s military. Shortly after graduating in … Find out how to read more online.

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