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Bay Indies reclaimed water project derailed
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Bay Indies, the largest mobile home park in Sarasota County, was hoping to become a pilot program for reclaimed water in the city, but those hopes have been dashed. The … Find out how to read more online.
Nonprofit offers self-defense, martial arts classes
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:06AM
If a criminal grabs your purse, Anthony Sura says let it go, because nothing inside that bag is worth your life. Sura says he teaches self-defense, perhaps a little differently … Find out how to read more online.
Memorial site of teen’s death may be moved
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:06AM
Wednesday, Charlie Moore added fresh mulch near the memorial marker of his only daughter, Valerie, who died at 17 in a crash along U.S. 41 in South Venice in 2005. … Find out how to read more online.
16 graduate from first machining education program
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Sarasota County adult students have an additional educational option — precision machining. Proof of the need for such training in this area is the fact that every one of the … Find out how to read more online.
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S&P 500 edges up to new record
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:42PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally … read more.

UN urges US to stop police brutality
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:42PM
GENEVA (Reuters) — The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to discontinue the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, … read more.

Ukraine seeks to join NATO
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:42PM
LAKE SELIGER, Russia — Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. … read more.

ALS Association backs down on trademark attempt
Fri  Aug 29 2014 10:38PM
(Reuters) — In the wake of criticism over its attempt to trademark the words “ice bucket challenge,” the ALS Association said it is withdrawing its applications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Following a blog post by a Virginia … read more.

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Medicare clarifies what it pays for home health
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:06AM
If Medicare denied you coverage for home health services because your condition wasn’t likely to improve, check again. A lawsuit settlement approved early last year clarified that what determines whether such services are covered is medical necessity, not whether you’ll … Find out how to read more online.

Egg-citing
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:04AM
PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL An estimated 3,000 people gathered at the airport fairgrounds in Venice for the 4th annual “Easter in August” helicopter egg drop organized by the Bridge Church. Helicopter pilot Stan Lee dumped approximately 10,000 eggs for kids … Find out how to read more online.

Shining a spotlight on myositis
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Nationwide, myositis patients and their families observe Sept. 21 as Myositis Awareness Day. This day recognizes the need for more research and understanding of a group of rare, incurable muscle diseases in the hope of faster diagnoses, better treatments and, … Find out how to read more online.

It’s a noisy world after all
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:08AM
Machinery that makes our lives comfortable and convenient comes with a price. It is often noisy. So what? Loud noises can put you at risk for NIHL — Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB). According … Find out how to read more online.

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