Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from July 3, 2012

Anti-Medicaid Dogma
Scott focuses on costs and disregards benefits of coverageIf you were governor of a state where almost one-fourth of your residents have no health care insurance, compassion might cause you to give thoughtful consideration to a federal program designed...
Business Buzz
Dutton resigning as SCOPE directorTimothy Dutton has resigned as executive director of SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence).Dutton, who had held the position since SCOPE's founding in 2001, will work with the board to ensure a smooth transition...
CITY OKs IDEA FOR REGISTRY
SARASOTA: Law being drafted would expand unmarried couples' rightsThe city of Sarasota appears poised to be part of a growing state and nationwide trend of affording greater rights to unmarried couples.The city commission on Monday unanimously approved...
Does Thinking about Moving Help the Brain?
All the talk you've heard about moving mindfully to keep your brain in good working order has scientific backing behind it -- and what achieves this best may possibly depend on your particular DNA.In a study funded by the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in...
For Controversial Meters, an Appropriate Ending
SARASOTA -- Remember the parking meter nightmare?Those pesky machines that gobbled your credit card, but didn't give you a receipt? The ones with the screens you couldn't read in the sunlight? The machines city commissioners installed last year, switched...
Fourth of July Events
From Punta Gorda to Palmetto, there are Independence Day fireworks extravaganzas, festivals and parades packing the calendar. Umbrellas optional, we can only hope.The Fireworks Spectacular Over Sarasota Bay starts around 9 p.m., and viewing is free from...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Barger, Sarah KathrynJun. 20, 1931 - Jun. 29, 2012Sarah Kathryn Barger, 81, of Englewood, FL, formerly of Indianapolis, IN, died on Jun. 29, 2012. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Tue., Jul. 3, 2012 at Englewood Community Funeral Home,...
In Nasty Surprise, 2 Tenants Evicted
ASSOCIATION SOLD CONDOS: Dues unpaid, but then bank came knockingTwo renters in Sarasota's Park View condo complex have gotten a rude surprise over the past few weeks.They discovered their landlord -- Michael Kell of Canton, Ohio -- does not have firm...
It Certainly Looks like They're Gouging
Over four decades of driving, retired kindergarten teacher Jean Hansen has had about as good a record as possible.Car insurance companies should love her.I'll bet they love her even more now. But she doesn't love them, now that she has run afoul of one...
Local Sailing Duo on Fast Track to Ireland
PROFILE: Armington, Herrin eager to represent the U.S. at youth meetSARASOTAIt seems like almost nothing can slow down the sailing duo of Sam Armington and Jeremy Herrin.The 16-year-olds will travel to Ireland in less than two weeks to represent the...
Paths of Sheriff's Investigations Vary
SARASOTADEPUTIES' BEHAVIOR: Some inquiries seem more aggressive than othersSheriff Tom Knight has extreme leeway in deciding whether to investigate complaints of possible wrongdoing by his deputies, something that has come into sharper focus in recent...
Region's Home Prices Continue to Gain
Home prices in Southwest Florida continued to show gains during May, in the estimation of a closely watched housing data provider.Prices were up 2.9 percent in the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota market from a year ago, and up 4.2 percent during May in...
Rodgers Throws No-Hitter to Lead Buffalo Creek
PALMETTODISTRICT 26: Host team routs Manatee West; Braden River also winsLittle League baseball is often` known for power hitting, but Zach Rodgers made sure he put a stop to that stereotype on Monday night at Buffalo Creek Park.Rodgers tossed a no-hitter...
Sarasota Snubs All Finalists
CITY MANAGER: Commission votes to start new search for Bartolotta replacementThe city of Sarasota is desperate. But not that desperate.City commissioners on Monday rejected the three finalists for the city manager job, opting instead to begin a new search...
Sarasota Votes to Make Cuts to Police Pensions
SARASOTA -- They knew that had likely lost. It's happening here, everywhere really. But about 100 Sarasota police and family members filled City Hall Monday for a Hail Mary shot.In the end, commissioners voted 4-1 to make painful cuts to their pensions,...
Star Vehicle Suffers without Original Star
Lettice Douffet never does anything small. This woman of a certain age lives by the motto "Enlarge, Enliven, Enlighten," and she takes it seriously. Why utter a simple sentence when a poetic flourish and dramatic flair will make everything more entertaining?It...
The OTHER SIDE of LIFE
USF class has students imagine their own deaths and visit a funeral homeProfessor Kathy Black peppers each startled student enrolled in her University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee class with a single question on the first day: "How old will you...
Venice, North Port Cruise to Victories
VENICEDISTRICT 16: Wins of 20-0 and 8-2 move pair into winners' bracket gameThe Venice and North Port Little League teams took care of their counterparts from Sarasota in the opening round of the District 16 tournament.Venice used a big second inning...
Wallenda Wire Walk Brings in Dollars
NIAGARA FALLS: But Science Channel cancels daredevil's family reality TV seriesNiagara Falls wire-walking wizard Nik Wallenda met his online fundraising goal over the weekend, and the June 15 ratings bonanza for ABC also appears to have been a boon for...
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