Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from May 28, 2012

A Heart-Felt Journey
Recognition paid for a life of helping othersBeth Johnston did not have to win the Charlotte County Schools volunteer-of-the-year award to earn the respect of people in Englewood.She did not have to mentor Lemon Bay High School students, meeting with...
Criticism Vexes Elections Chief
FEWER PRECINCTS: Nobody will be disenfranchised, an emotional Dent saysThe idea that anyone would think she would suppress a vote brings Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent to tears.Dent last week presented her plan to cut 40 percent of...
Economic Engine Not Yet Roaring, but Getting Louder
THAT SOUND YOU HEAR IS THE noise of more pistons firing in the Southwest Florida economy.Are we back? Impossible to answer.If by being back, your definition is to those heady days in 2004- 05, I'm not sure we'll ever arrive there.But signs continue to...
Florida Banks' Numbers Improve but Still Lag Nation
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN Florida started 2012 on the plus side, posting their best earnings in more than four years.The state's 222 banks and thrifts earned a combined $174 million in the first quarter, compared with losses of $39 million last quarter...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Jarzynski, JoyceFontanellaAug. 16, 1930 - May 25, 2012Joyce Fontanella Jarzynski, 81, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Rockville, CT, died on May 25, 2012. Funeral arrangements by: Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Colonial Chapel.She was retired from the purchasing...
Memorial Day, 2012
Remembering fallen soldiers and their sacrificesIt is Memorial Day, a timeRemembering fallen soldiers and their sacrificestoo brief, like the lives of fallen soldiers -- for honoring the nation's war dead.And while the promise of a foreseeable end to...
Memorial Service Honors the Fallen
SARASOTA COUNTYCEREMONY: Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan pay homageThey came by the hundreds to pay their respects, many of them arriving by the busload.More than 500 people attended a Memorial Day ceremony at Sarasota National Cemetery on...
Never Alone MEMORIAL DAY
Volunteers honor lives of veterans who dies in the shadowsThe bodies of the indigent veterans arrive at the cemetery in plain plywood boxes, some with rope where the steel handles should be.All anyone knows of them are their names, lifespan and the military...
New Guy
Brad Jencks takes over helm of Ritz-Carlton amid planned changesIf not for the collapse of giant investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, Brad Jencks might still be in California.Instead, Jencks is now the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota,...
Rental Rates Forecast to Rise in 2012
Vacancies fall in state as economy improves and more people are able to rent their own homes againTHIS COULD BE THE YEAR GREAT rental deals on apartments, condominiums and single-family homes disappear as rents move upward.Statewide, a mixture of an...
The Buzz
Jiffy Lube owner files for bankruptcySouth Bay Lube Inc., a Sarasota company that operates 26 Jiffy Lube stores from Tampa Bay to Naples, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company owns or leases four locations in Sarasota and two in...
The Gettysburg Address
Resolved that the honored dead shall not have died in vainOn Memorial Day, when the United States honors those who died in military service to their country, it seems fitting to recall the timeless and powerful words that Abraham Lincoln delivered at Gettysburg,...
The Holy Trinity for Investing to Maximize Your Dividends
DUE TO THE PECULIARITIES OF federal income tax law, interest paid by corporations is an allowed deduction on their returns but dividends are not. Thus, for most investors, dividends are taxed twice, first at the corporate level and then at the individual investor...
Wares Creek Project Stalled
LANDFILL: An estimate of the amount of sludge to be dumped proves faultyMANATEE COUNTYThe region's largest flood-control and waterway dredging project - - the $52 million Wares Creek clean-up in Bradenton -- has stalled due to an overabundance of the...
Weather Resources Strained
FORECASTING: A balancing act between observation costs and the need for dataFor most people, sophisticated weather forecasts are a click away on cellphones and other devices.But the technology behind those predictions is crumbling under the weight of...
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