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City could face ‘tennis bully’ suit
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
A group of tennis players is prepared to sue the city of Venice alleging civil rights violations over bullying at the Hecksher Park tennis courts on the island. The group, … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomis man arrested on tampering, resisting arrest charges
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
A Nokomis man used several creative tactics Tuesday to attempt to hide evidence of crack cocaine. His efforts ultimately failed and earned him two charges, authorities said. According to a … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 20 years in son’s death
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
A judge said he could only imagine the last moments and breaths of little Jimmy Dearman, who couldn’t comprehend why his father was suffocating the life out of him before … Find out how to read more online.
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
After serving customers for 38 years, the Clock Restaurant, 301 South Tamiami Trail and Milan Avenue, has closed. A handwritten note on the window simply reads, “Sorry! Clock is closed.” … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:26PM
By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said. Authorities … read more.

Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:24PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class with loud burps. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Monday ruled that the … read more.

Sham election in Florida? Phantom candidates block voters
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:22PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of sham candidates, some of them living hundreds of miles away from the legislative seats they are seeking, are using a Florida election law loophole to deny roughly 1.6 million voters a chance to participate … read more.

Pope to young: Try politics, activism; don’t be couch potato
Sat  Jul 30 2016 09:22PM
By FRANCES D’EMILIO and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press BRZEGI, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” who retreats into video games and … read more.

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My Journey with Jane: a quilter’s story
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
When Mary Anne Rhodes, a Jacaranda Trace resident, started her Jane Stickle quilt, she never thought it would take 13 years to complete. For more than 150 years, quilters have been duplicating the “Dear Jane” pattern created in 1865 at … Find out how to read more online.

Venice library still has programs for kids
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
Anyone with children probably knows about summer reading programs the Sarasota County Library System offers for kids at all of its libraries. But what summer programs are at the recently closed Venice Public Library (VPL)? The Venice Public Library, located … Find out how to read more online.

Here’s where the injured animals go
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
When a driver spotted an injured bobcat on an Englewood highway in early July, her first inclination was to stop and help. She pulled over, provided shade for the cat, which had been hit and tried to make it comfortable … Find out how to read more online.

Blue Water Navy fights for benefits
Sat  Jul 30 2016 08:30AM
Sailors in the Blue Water Navy — sailors who were stationed off the Vietnam coast during the war providing naval gunfire and close air support, were granted benefits and compensation from the Veterans Administration when the Agent Orange Act of … Find out how to read more online.

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