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Quick response can’t save burning house
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:30AM
No injuries were reported in a fire Wednesday night that destroyed a Venice-area residence. The fire broke out near midnight at the property in the 200 block of Snyder Road … Find out how to read more online.
City tourism effort takes multimedia approach
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:30AM
If there’s a way to encourage people to visit Venice — and spend some money here — chances are that Pam Johnson, the city’s Marketing and Communications Officer, is trying … Find out how to read more online.
Beach work put on hold
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:28AM
Work stopped this week along a stretch of Venice Beach in the midst of a major beach renourishment project. A booster pump broke. According to city spokeswoman Pam Johnson, a … Find out how to read more online.
Pickers needed for citrus gleaning
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:28AM
“Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Florida ranchers seek more funding to market beef
Sun  Feb 1 2015 08:17PM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida cattle ranchers say more needs to be done promote the health benefits of beef. The Lakeland Ledger reports that the Florida Beef Council and Florida Cattleman’s Association are lobbying for a $1 assessment on the … read more.

Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
Sun  Feb 1 2015 08:17PM
CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by … read more.

Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama
Sun  Feb 1 2015 08:17PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan remains “as committed as ever” to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom’s foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the … read more.

Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved
Sun  Feb 1 2015 08:17PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Some immigration … read more.

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Coastal rowing may be coming
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:28AM
As the 2017 World Rowing Championships approach, international and U.S. Rowing officials came to check up on Nathan Benderson Park’s progress. World Rowing Federation executive director Matt Smith said he comes to the park every six months to see the … Find out how to read more online.

Everyone needs freedom from something
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:30AM
It’s been an incredibly busy January here in Paradise, so much so that I’ve found myself feeling trapped inside a schedule of events and activities that I couldn’t see my way past. Then last week, a visiting minister came to … Find out how to read more online.

Pink smoke over the Vatican
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:30AM
The Venice Interfaith Community Association continues its Winter Educational Series on World Religions. Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan will describe one of the newest and quite innovative religious communities that flourishes here in Sarasota. Everyone is welcome to learn about the … Find out how to read more online.

Mission Quartet to perform
Sun  Feb 1 2015 10:30AM
Mission Quartet, one of Kentucky’s premiere singing groups, will perform at Harvest Chapel Sunday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. The quartet travels throughout the United States and abroad sharing its form of Gospel, Southern Gospel, Country and Americana music. Mission … Find out how to read more online.

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