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I’ve got something important to tell you
Mon  Jun 18 2018 07:16PM
‘Hey kids, I’ve got something important to tell you.” It was 1976, our Mom and Dad had gathered the five children around the table. Dad said, “I’ve decided to leave … Find out how to read more online.
Any takers? Candidate qualifying period runs this week for local elections
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
Dozens of candidates have announced they’re running for local elected offices, including some without opposition, at least yet. Open spots on some community development district boards and city councils, for … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff Knight: Sarasota County schools overlook safety costs
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:48PM
Sheriff Tom Knight told Sarasota County school officials about costs they may be missing in their plan to create a 42-officer security force. Knight and other top law enforcement leaders … Find out how to read more online.
Heat index aims for triple digits
Mon  Jun 18 2018 08:30AM
There’s no mercy this week when it comes to the weather in Southwest Florida. It’s hot, it’s rainy. Then it’s hot and it’s rainy again ... and then there’s the … Find out how to read more online.
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Being a GREAT DAD
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
Phil Holloway’s mother ruled her home the same way the nuns in Catholic school did. That is to say she spanked her son. “I was brought up under the premise not to spare the rod,” Holloway said. “My mom taught … Find out how to read more online.

Readers asked, here are some answers
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
E mail often delivers questions to this columnist. And, just as often, even if she has no satisfactory answers, readers’ questions can prove helpfully thought provoking. Punta Gorda is curious Q: Recently saw the sign go back up at Two … Find out how to read more online.

Incumbents are running for Englewood Water District, fire board
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The state qualifying period opens June 18 for Englewood Area Fire Control District and Englewood Water District board seats. Four fire district commissioners and two water district supervisors hope to keep their seats in November. Candidates must file … Find out how to read more online.

Fire flow
Mon  Jun 18 2018 06:36PM
ENGLEWOOD BEACH — As the sun sets beyond the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico, a new fire shines bright and twirling along a local beach. On Thursday evening, Kevin Sachkar, 26, of Englewood, spun fire — as he’s done … Find out how to read more online.

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Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in fraud scheme
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit. Jessica Love pleaded guilty to conspiracy to … read more.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and patients as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California … read more.

Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that’s meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin … read more.

FBI agent removed from Russia probe is willing to testify
Mon  Jun 18 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he is willing to testify before Congress. A lawyer for Peter Strzok told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte … read more.

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