Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from November 8, 2013

An America of Hunger, Poverty and Food Stamp Cuts
In 1943, the iconic American artist Norman Rockwell produced a series of four paintings that are among his most famous. Called the "Four Freedoms," the paintings are based on President Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union address in 1941 and are called "Freedom...
A Year in, SCF's Leader Earns Praise
BRADENTONCarol Probstfeld is watching students in the courtyard dance to a country tune, and she looks like she's itching to join. But she's wearing heels, the kids' moves are too fast, and she has more students to meet at this Fall Frolic festival at...
Beaten Inmate Has Charges Dropped
DESOTO: Case sparked controversy within the jail systemDeSOTO COUNTYProsecutors have dropped domestic battery charges against former DeSoto County inmate Jody Holland.Holland's allegations of abuse while a prisoner in the small county jail have resulted...
Bishop Helps Lightning Turn Back Pesky Oilers
TAMPASAVE JOB: Goalie gives Tampa Bay third straight winA couple of gifts provided the necessary cushion the Tampa Bay Lightning needed on Thursday night.The Bolts were not at their sharpest, but took advantage of two Edmonton miscues and Ben Bishop...
City Eager for Deal on Sunshine Complaint
SARASOTASARASOTA: As legal costs rise, officials take new stab at a settlement offerWith legal bills from the most recent Sunshine complaint likely to top out near $50,000, Sarasota city commissioners are eager to make a deal, and some lay blame for...
Diversity on Display
A quick glance from inside the car as drivers speed along the Sarasota Bayfront does not fully capture the essence of the Season of Sculpture, the biennial outdoor art display that stretches from Marina Jack to to Selby Gardens.Bradenton sculptor Linda...
Elliott and Rams Top Mooney, 5-1
SARASOTABOYS SOCCER: Riverview scores 4 straight goals in winSenior Ramon Elliott scored two goals as visiting Riverview High broke open a 1-1 tie with 15 minutes left in the match to beat Cardinal Mooney 5-1 in boys soccer Thursday night.Teammate Stephen...
Evolucia Now Offering Lighting for Stadiums
SARASOTALighting systems maker Evolucia Inc. announced Thursday that it is expanding its product line with LED equipment capable of illuminating stadiums and parks."SportsLegend" is a new high-power light emitting diode-based system specially designed...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Balmat, Charles AllanApr. 7, 1934 - Nov. 6, 2013Captain (Ret) Charles A. Balmat 78, of Englewood, passed away November 6, 2013. He was born April 7, 1934 in Winchester, Virginia to John and Virginia Balmat.He was raised by his beloved step mother and...
It's Simple: Don't Sell Shares Because They Have Gone Up
With stocks vaulting to new highs, many investors are asking, "Is it time to sell? Should I be on the sidelines?"I wrote in a recent column that, despite ever-increasing gains in the equity markets, the daily volume was low. The reason? A herd mentality...
Local Luxury on the Move
Mall at University Town Center: Some tenants at the high-end center will be area newbies. Others, just intent on a new home.When the Mall at University Town Center debuts in October 2014, it will define itself as the one and only high-end luxury mall...
Meet This Museum's Biggest Booster
(MAIN STORY AND PHOTOS IN VENICE & SOUTH A SECTIONS)LANING: At 92, she is a proponent of a major expansion planVENICEThe woman behind a major expansion of the Venice Museum and Archives into what supporters hope will be a regional attraction has a special...
Perlman Alumni Triumph in Concert
Living as we do in a county where young musicians are often seen, heard and praised, it should be no surprise that the alumni of the Perlman Music Program/Suncoast were the focus of attention at the Van Wezel on Wednesday evening during a concert featuring...
Racking Up Enthusiasm
Nordstrom shoppers in line ultra-earlyThe first customers at the new Nordstrom Rack store near the Mall at University Town Center showed up at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, drawn by the retailer's premier reputation, free breakfast, and a chance at a $1,000 shopping...
Red-Light Cameras Revisited
HIGH COURT: Argument suggests fines before 2010 should be refundedTALLAHASSEECities that used red-light cameras before the state passed a law authorizing them in 2010 did so unlawfully and motorists who were fined by the cities should get refunds, the...
Refined Ranch
Taking a home from the 1950's and giving it an updated designEight years ago when Florida native Jerry Rivera bought a 1958 home on the corner of busy Tuttle Avenue, he had a clear vision of how to update and enhance the outdoor spaces and the inside...
SOUTHGATE: Amid Reinvention, the Upscale Shopping Plaza Turns Its Gaze Downtown
SARASOTA -- After announcing plans earlier this year to redevelop the Southgate mall to better compete with a luxury retail center opening nearby late next year, Australian mall developer Westfield Group may be looking to poach downtown Sarasota tenants...
Thunder Drop Season Finale
STRONG FINISH: Out-of-Door ends long scoring drought with 3 TDsSARASOTA -- The Out-of-Door Academy football team was on its way to another shutout defeat, trailing Cambridge Christian by 42 points at halftime."You can't go out in your last game getting...
Venice's Past Has a Champion
VENICELANING: At 92, a passionate proponent of an ambitious museum expansionThe woman behind a major expansion of the Venice Museum and Archives into what supporters hope will be a regional attraction has a special relationship with the museum.The building...
Winning with Decency
Paul Maechtle's success as a football coach was matched by his graciousnessOn a scorching-hot August day, in the pre-season before Southeast High went undefeated and won its first state football championship, Coach Paul Maechtle made an unannounced stop...
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