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Amsterdam’s sweet imports
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:30AM
When Jordy and Sharon Beumer decided to gamble on a life in the U.S., they had some tough choices to make. But Sharon, who had visited the U.S. several times … Find out how to read more online.
Return to Pearl Harbor
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:30AM
They are both members of the Greatest Generation, the men and women who saw our country through World War II. It’s now the Vanishing Generation, the clock ticking on those who recognized … Find out how to read more online.
Man survived ship’s sinking in WWII
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:30AM
CAPE HAZE — “When General Quarters sounded, I went to my battle station,” 96-year-old Pete Cahill of Cape Haze recalled a lifetime later. “I was one of six lookouts atop … Find out how to read more online.
Bicyclists beware on Taylor Road
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Debra Highsmith, who describes herself as a “casual bicyclist,” would love to ride the scenic and extensive Punta Gorda Pathways system, but there is no easy way … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal
Mon  Dec 5 2016 01:19AM
GENEVA (AP) — Forty-six countries including the U.S., China and European Union nations failed Sunday to agree on a list of “environmental goods” like solar-powered air conditioners or LED lightbulbs that could see lower tariffs. The two-day meeting at World … read more.

Iran says it won’t abandon nuclear deal
Mon  Dec 5 2016 01:19AM
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized U.S. lawmakers Sunday for, in his view, undermining a nuclear agreement but said Tehran had no intention of abandoning the deal. In a speech to parliament, Rouhani slammed a Senate vote last … read more.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years
Mon  Dec 5 2016 01:19AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Monday when he announced he was resigning after eight years as leader. Key had been widely expected to contest his fourth general election next … read more.

Renzi quits after losing reforms referendum by big margin
Sun  Dec 4 2016 09:00PM
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon. “The ‘No’s’ … read more.

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Reports: Armed suspect charged in multiple vehicle burglaries
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A teenage suspect was arrested Friday in connection to a rash of vehicle burglaries, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Kareem James, 18, has been charged with seven counts of vehicle burglary while armed; six counts … Find out how to read more online.

Even when they are a bit vulgar
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:30AM
I recently ran a reader’s comments about my column in which he used some colorful language to describe my intellect. That column elicited responses like these: “I think you should trash such foul-mouthed useless and unsigned comments. I don’t see … Find out how to read more online.

A present at the pump
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
When their 13-year-old granddaughter was unable to accompany her eighth-grade class to Washington, D.C., for graduation, Dan Amez and his wife stepped in — and stepped on the gas. Already planning a trip to New York, the Punta Gorda couple … Find out how to read more online.

A breakfast to champion a new roof
Fri  Dec 2 2016 08:30AM
The Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realtors is sponsoring a fundraising effort to put a new roof on the historic Trabue House. The association is sponsoring a breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 6 in History Park, … Find out how to read more online.

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