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One dead after plane crashes at beach
Mon  Jul 28 2014 12:20AM
A plane making an emergency landing crashed at Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday, killing a man on the beach and critically injuring his daughter. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was … Find out how to read more online.
Keith Jones fought in ‘Battle of the Bulge’
Mon  Jul 28 2014 12:20AM
Keith Jones was too skinny to get in the Navy in 1942, but the Army took him anyway despite his lack of weight. He became a member of the 87th … Find out how to read more online.
Standing for something special
Mon  Jul 28 2014 12:20AM

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Englewood’s Special Olympics stand-up paddleboard team is in need of community support and volunteers. To learn more about how you can help, call SUP Englewood at 941-234-4311.

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Pirate Flotilla Invasion exchanges fire, fun
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — As the Pirate Flotilla Invasion pulled up along the west dock of Fishermen’s Village, they let loose with a barrage of water guns and good-natured taunts, with … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week … read more.

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state’s latest higher-education experiment. It is the centerpiece of what will soon-be Florida’s 12th … read more.

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital … read more.

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by winds, the ship was eased into the port in this northwestern … read more.

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Cyclists ride to remember fallen ‘Brothers’
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Training Sgt. Billy Gorman has bicycled in two Brotherhood Rides — including from Naples to New York City in 2011 for the somber 10th anniversary of 9/11. But Gorman said his third “Ride” — which will … Find out how to read more online.

Cyclists ride to remember fallen ‘Brothers’
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Training Sgt. Billy Gorman has bicycled in two Brotherhood Rides — including from Naples to New York City in 2011 for the somber 10th anniversary of 9/11. But Gorman said his third “Ride” — which will … Find out how to read more online.

Same name, different game
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
David Price has never played baseball, but he did coach a youth team in Minneapolis, Minn., for a decade. So the current Charlotte Harbor resident became a fan of the game, and later of the Tampa Bay Rays standout pitcher … Find out how to read more online.

A winning moment
Sun  Jul 27 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A young man, smaller than all his peers but proudly sporting the light blue team jersey, dribbles the ball down the court. He steps up to the basket, and promptly shoots an air ball. On another day, … Find out how to read more online.

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