Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from January 26, 2012

2 Firms Vying to Build in Sarasota
HOTEL PROPOSALS: They vary in scope but both would use city- owned lotSARASOTA -- City officials are expected to soon render a decision on plans for a mixed-use hotel two developers hope to build on city-owned land next to the new Palm Avenue parking garage.Backers...
A Culture Brought to Life
Follow the sound of percussive beats and the aroma of frybread to the Sarasota Fairgrounds this weekend for a glimpse at eco- conscious cultures.The fifth annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival takes place Friday through Sunday, as vendors peddle authentic...
A Plethora of Hyperbolic Performances
It was probably not so surprising that the surprise guest at the "Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow" - the gala finale of the Youth America Grand Prix semifinals ballet competition in Tampa - was not a ballet dancer, but none other than Legacy Perez,...
Booker's Polynice Makes State
GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Charlotte leads area schools with 9 qualifiersMURDOCKAs she approached the platform, the only two words in Cherlinda Polynice's mind were pull and drop.The Booker High senior looked to lift what would be a personal best 175 pounds...
'Canes Finally Get Through
LAKEWOOD RANCH4A-11 BOYS SOCCER: Reyes nets goal in 80th minute to winManatee was waiting for a chance to get a ball through a stingy Lakewood Ranch defense.The Hurricanes finally got one through, and they will go through the district tournament.Carlos Reyes...
College Cited for Financial Aid Errors
PAYING BACK: Auditors point to irregularities for second time in three yearsMANATEE COUNTYFor the second time in three years, auditors have taken State College of Florida to task for financial aid blunders.State auditors this week cited the college...
Florida-Focused Series Has Its Roots in Sarasota
Two years ago, a pair of Sarasota men pitched their idea for a documentary series focusing on the people, places and history of Florida to WEDU, the public television station in Tampa.Tonight, the first of five episodes of "Diamonds Along the Highway"...
Funds Needed for Trip, Uniforms
Raising money in a tight economy is difficult -- but students in the Visual & Performing Arts program at Booker High School have a history of tenacious perseverance.Each year VPA students in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Ned Rosenblatt,...
Getting the Royal Treatment
Living like a rock star as I am wont to do takes a physical toll on my external beauty. On Sunday morning, I stared at the mirror and the weekend's raccoon-eyed aftermath. Of course, I'd like to party like Keith Richards, but do I want to look like him?...
He Offered Both Compassion and Help to Homeless
SARASOTARobert P. "Bob" Kyllonen did not see the homeless of Sarasota as vagrants who prefer a dangerous life on the streets.He compassionately listened to thousands of their stories about contending with poverty after losing their jobs, being evicted...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Border, JimAug. 24, 1923 - Jan. 21, 2012Jim Border, 88, of Venice, formerly of Kansas City , Mo. died Jan. 21, 2012.A family service will be held at a later date. National Cremation & Burial Society are handling arrangements.Survivors include his wife...
Inflamed Electorate Awaits a Fiery Romney
LEADERSHIP: Polling shows enthusiasm, alongside skill, has fueled Gingrich's surgeRepublicans are angry, and at rallies across Florida, many of them say they want a candidate to match their mood.The question for Mitt Romney heading into Tuesday's primary...
In Search for Fun, Find a Political Rally
If you've only seen presidential campaign speeches on TV, you're missing the real experience.Go to one at least once, even if you do have to hear "God Bless the U.S.A." played too many times as you wait for the predictably late arrival of the candidate....
Johnny Guitar Sings the Blues
Many would say that in order to sing the blues, you have to have lived them. If that's the case, then legendary Bay area bluesman Clifford "Johnny Guitar" Scrivens has been singing from the heart lately.Born and raised in West-Central Florida, Scrivens...
Lighter Beers with Full Flavor
Dallas R. emailed me last year asking if there were any hoppy beers out there that aren't high in alcohol. Beers like Cigar City Jai Alai and brews from Dogfish Head "are too strong for my aging beer-processing system," he says.He's right about that:...
Likeable 'Ledge' Is Too Neat
So there he is, that man out here on the ledge. From the very first moments we glimpse him, we know that the hero in "Man on a Ledge" does not intend to jump off the 21st floor of a swanky Manhattan hotel. He's up to something, that man, whose name turns out...
Mother Who Gives Back Gets Help for Her Family
Season of SharingSARASOTANorth Port mother Becky Pendergast is raising a toddler and two older daughters while working and attending college full-time. Last year, bombarded by bills and lack of support, she reached out for local assistance and was awed...
Music Students Learn from Pros
Through the Perlman Music Program's Suncoast Education Outreach Program, members of an acclaimed string quartet lent their expertise to 16 schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties over a three-week period.And, North Port schools received a "very special...
Nothing Can Beat the Beach
We're already a month into the New Year and most people I know are predicting that 2012 will be vastly improved over 2011. That's a good thing, 'cause we all sure could use a good year.Certainly, we locals are luckier than a lot of folks across the country....
Officer Is Called a Stalker
SARASOTA: Lieutenant with city department is on leave over ex- wife's allegationsSARASOTAA longtime Sarasota Police lieutenant has been put on administrative leave amid allegations that he is stalking his ex-wife, entering her home when she was not...
Opponents Stumble in Pursuit of the Coveted Hispanic Vote; MIAMI the Two Republicans Battling for the Lead in the [Derived Headline]
MIAMIThe two Republicans battling for the lead in the GOP presidential primary have both tripped over the tricky politics of immigration policy in Florida while trying to court the critical Hispanic vote while also appealing to the state's conservative base.Mitt...
Pirates Shut out Sailors
BRADENTON4A-11 BOYS SOCCER: Vasconcellos scores hat trickFabio Vasconcellos' three first-half goals launched Braden River to a 5-0 shutout of Sarasota High on Wednesday in a Class 4A-District 11 Boys Soccer Tournament semifinal.The top-seeded Pirates...
Praise for Curry Creek Not Overdone
It's Thursday night and Eating Companion (EC) and I are headed south on U.S. 41, meeting Pops in Nokomis at Curry Creek Cafe (CCC). Crossing Dona and Roberts bays we're flanked by a post-apocalyptic sunset, fans of sunlight spread out wide above the...
Reversal by Airline Is Sought
SOUTHWEST: Carrier offers more routes for less money than any otherStill reeling from surprise news that Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport will lose its second- biggest airline in August, local leaders are coalescing around a Hail Mary effort...
Rip's Courts Clubbers and Regulars
Tommy Villani whips out a brandy snifter, a bottle of Bacardi 151, some Grand Marnier and Gaetano Amaretto. He pours the trio into the glass and lights it on fire with a match.On the count of three, Villani shouts "Go!" and I cup the flaming rim with...
Sarasota Man Shot and Killed by Robber While Seeing Friend
NEWTOWN: VIctim, father of a teenager, collapsed after leaving trail of bloodSARASOTA -- A man was shot and killed by a robber early Wednesday as he visited with a friend in her front yard in the Bertha Mitchell public housing complex in Newtown.Jeff...
Sarasota Runner Takes Aim at Breaking the Sweet 16
ALL-AREA BOYS CROSS COUNTRYCourtland Bernard has a big goal, and that is to crash through cross country's golden barrier. At this rate he just may do it.At the Class 3A state meet in November, the Sarasota High junior turned in a blistering time of 16...
Snook Haven Concessionaire Struggles to Pay
9 MONTHS BEHIND: Park will stay open no matter what; firm owes about $42,000SARASOTA COUNTY -- It has been nine months since the county received its portion of restaurant and canoe rental sales at Snook Haven -- one of the Venice area's top tourist destinations...
The Send Offs Are Taking Off
FRIDAY 1.27The Send Offs / Signals from Satellites / Y Los Dos Pistoles (9 p.m., The Blue Owl, 1507 Main St., Sarasota. $3, all ages)The Blue Owl is at it again with a trio of area indie elites. Recently formed from the ashes of two local acts, former...
Thrilling, but Not for Everyone
I greatly enjoyed "A Dangerous Method," though I recognize it's not for everyone. It's a fictionalized version of the relationship between three pivotal figures in the development of psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud, his protege Carl Jung and Sabina Spielrein,...
Tigers Head off Seminoles, 3-1
PALMETTO3A-10 BOYS SOCCER: Palmetto advances to district title gameThe Palmetto Tigers turned two corner kicks into a pair of header goals and went on to defeat the Southeast Seminoles, 3-1, Wednesday night at Harllee Stadium in a Class 3A-District 10...
Tiki Time
My first sip of Southwest Florida-meets-South Pacific tiki culture was in college, when I stumbled into the Bahi Hut for a Mai Tai. I'd been warned about the two-drink cap at this 1950s Sarasota bar, and three gulps into my fruity rum cocktail, the Polynesian masks...
Top 10 Local Nature Walks
At the risk of becoming Top Ten Tom, the list-happy laughingstock of journalism, the Internet and the Great Outdoors, I have yet another series of recreational suggestions.This week, we're walking.Most of these trails are short enough to tour without...
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