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A full circle
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
A hometown advantage means a lot in any sport. Just ask any professional ballplayer at the Charlotte Sports Park this spring. They’ll tell you it means a lot. The same … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Parking lot not best use for waterfront property
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — City housing leaders have reached consensus on a minimum price they want for prime waterfront property on East Marion Avenue that county officials have been eying for … Find out how to read more online.
Do-it-yourself project goes wrong
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Some jobs should be left to the experts. A 61-year-old woman was rushed to Fawcett Memorial Hospital after inhaling chemicals Tuesday afternoon because a man tried to … Find out how to read more online.
Giving a voice to Holocaust victims
Thu  Mar 26 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Max Weisglass was 6 years old when he experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. He’s 78 now. He hasn’t forgotten. He sat in a conference room Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings. An investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement has led to 252 enforcement actions … read more.

American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health. The agency announced Thursday that the patient’s … read more.

Safety experts: Alps crash dramatizes need for third pilot
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some aviation safety experts say French prosecutors’ assertion that the crash of a German airliner was a deliberate act points to the possible need for a third pilot in the cockpit. James Hall, former chairman of the … read more.

Mental exam ordered for man accused in workplace beheading
Thu  Mar 26 2015 01:51PM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen requested the … read more.

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Teeing off for TEAM Punta Gorda
Thu  Mar 26 2015 11:21AM
TEAM Punta Gorda held its 10th annual golf tournament on March 21 at St. Andrews South Golf Club, 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda. More than 100 golfers participated in the event, which was in memory of Judy Brentano. For more … Find out how to read more online.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Punta Gorda
Thu  Mar 26 2015 10:48AM
Hundreds of partygoers spent the afternoon and evening celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at various locations in Punta Gorda. Patrons at the Ice House and the Celtic Ray pubs listened to music, drank beer and enjoyed March 17 while wearing their … Find out how to read more online.


Thu  Mar 26 2015 12:01PM

Join the fun

When: March 28; registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m.; rides follow throughout the day; helmets required.

Where: Laishley Park waterside pavilions, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda.

Rides: 15, 30, 62 miles, plus shorter Mystery Ride …

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Tarpons succeed at local, state competition in Mock Trial
Thu  Mar 26 2015 10:48AM
Many high students are undecided on what career path to take after graduation, but not Jonathan Skavroneck. He has always wanted to be a lawyer. “I knew it’s what I wanted since seventh-grade,” Skavroneck, an 18-year-old senior at Charlotte High … Find out how to read more online.

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