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Fewer students seek careers in construction
Sun  Aug 31 2014 01:00AM
In “The Graduate,” Dustin Hoffman’s character, who just graduated from college, was told to shape his future around one word: “Plastics.” Barney Duffy has two words for high school graduates: … Find out how to read more online.
Locals react to gay marriage ruling
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
If someone had asked retired state attorney Erica Raffel a year ago if gay couples in Florida ever would enjoy the same right to marriage as straight couples in the … Find out how to read more online.
Hot topic
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Area Fire Control District is fine tuning its budget and intends to propose slight hikes to its residential and commercial assessment rates. The fire district will … Find out how to read more online.
After-school program seeks community support
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — In the Tiffany Square Shopping Plaza, just out of view on the corner of a corridor, there is an office building that is an oasis of relative quiet. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town
Sat  Aug 30 2014 09:00PM
KIEV/BRUSSELS — Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russia rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signaled on Saturday they would threaten more sanctions against Moscow over the crisis. Ukrainian President … read more.

Pacino plays depressed men — twice — at Venice film fest
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:58PM
VENICE (Reuters) — Al Pacino fended off suggestions on Saturday that because he plays depressed characters in two movies shown at the Venice Film Festival he must have a special affinity for such roles. The “Godfather” star, who is 74, … read more.

Rouhani: Sanctions ‘unconstructive’
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:58PM
DUBAI/VIENNA, (Reuters) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday new U.S. sanctions were against the spirit of Tehran’s nuclear negotiations with world powers, but added he was not pessimistic about the talks continuing. The United States on Friday penalized … read more.

NYC choking death of man ruled homicide
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:58PM
NEW YORK — The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fueled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner, New York police said, as the department faces accusations of overly harsh arrest tactics. … read more.

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Area attorney disbarred
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Sarasota attorney with North Port ties was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in July, after an investigation revealed a host of violations, including taking money for legal service he never performed, among others. Virgil L. … Find out how to read more online.

Governor visits Vineland
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
ROTONDA WEST — “If you like lots of pizza and ice cream, and want to eat dinner with the President and First Lady once a year, you could be the governor of Florida,” Gov. Rick Scott told fifth-grade science students … Find out how to read more online.

Woman believes in doing good for others
Fri  Aug 29 2014 02:18PM
ENGLEWOOD — Kathy Weichmann was destitute, extremely ill and feeling like she was dying. Then her back door broke and fell off her house. “I thought, what more could happen to me?” she said. “I was losing hope. I had … Find out how to read more online.

Duplex fire kills dog; family unharmed
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Lisa Burleson awoke Wednesday evening to neighbors banging on her windows as the adjoining unit to her duplex on Manor Road was consumed by flames. Burleson and her two daughters, 2-year-old Alivia and 8-year-old Audrey, escaped without injury. … Find out how to read more online.

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