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Challenger Baseball still looking for home
Wed  Nov 19 2014 12:42PM
First the bad news: a deal struck a few years back to find a new home for Challenger Baseball at Wellfield Sports Complex appears to have unraveled. Now the good … Find out how to read more online.
Some merchants want it back
Wed  Nov 19 2014 12:42PM
As merchants in most of Venice lament the poor business weekend of the first Sarasota Chalk Festival, those in the midst of the show on West Miami Avenue are enthusiastic … Find out how to read more online.
Chalk up a big weekend for Venice restaurants
Wed  Nov 19 2014 12:42PM
It was a busy weekend for downtown restaurants as hundreds of Sarasota Chalk Festival visitors sought food, drinks and treats along the avenues on the island. The event drew people … Find out how to read more online.
Operation Freelancer nabs unlicensed contractors
Wed  Nov 19 2014 12:40PM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20 people on multiple charges during Operation Freelancer, an investigation to protect citizens from unlicensed contractors. Detectives worked with the Sarasota County Building Department, … Find out how to read more online.
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EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the … read more.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the … read more.

Republicans sue Obama
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district … read more.

As snow ends in Buffalo, roof collapses, floods are concerns
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and … read more.

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Venice Theatre holds holiday favorites
Wed  Nov 19 2014 12:36PM
Venice Theatre will run holiday favorite shows starting Dec. 5 with “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” in the Pinkerton Theatre. Production dates and times are Dec. 5-21, Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $13-$28. An email release reads: “Welcome … Find out how to read more online.

Venice Symphony begins season in new home
Thu  Nov 20 2014 10:32AM
Venice Symphony fans are counting down the minutes to the beginning of the inaugural concert season at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the city’s new Performing Arts Center at Venice High School. During a media preview of the hall Oct. 24, the … Find out how to read more online.

Couples square off in ‘God of Carnage’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 12:36PM
If it was award-winning playwright Yasmina Reza’s desire to portray the dark side of the upper class, she found success in “God of Carnage” as a comedy of manners. Peter Ivanov, director, a former Asolo Conservatory graduate and acting teacher, … Find out how to read more online.


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