Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from September 11, 2012

A Busy Period in Storm Season
While Tropical Storm Leslie aims at Newfoundland and Hurricane Michael churns in the middle of the Atlantic, another storm was on its way Monday.A tropical depression was expected to form overnight, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasts...
Ailing Dinner Theater Evicted after 42 Years
GOLDEN APPLE: Action comes after late rent payments; owner weighing optionsRobert Turoff had tried just about everything he could think of to keep his struggling Golden Apple Dinner Theatre running for just a little while longer in downtown Sarasota.He...
Area Girl in Crash Critical
BLOWN TIRE: Van with seven passengers veers into median and rollsPOLK COUNTYA 17-year-old Bradenton girl remained in critical condition Monday, two days after she and six other Manatee County residents -- four of them children -- were hurt in a vehicle...
At the Beach, Celebrate and Learn about Judaism
LIDO BEACH: Center invites Jews and non-Jews to mark Jewish New YearSARASOTALido Beach will become a unique setting for a Jewish new year service and retreat later this month, hosted by the local Israel Advocacy and Jewish Heritage Center.The center...
Business Buzz
Energy economic zone workshopsWhat is an energy economic zone and what can it do for me?Sarasota County and the Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County are holding workshops to answer that question for business owners, Realtors and consultants.The...
City Wants Grant to Fix Flooding
PALMETTOEvery time it rains hard, people living in the area around 13th Street in Palmetto live on an island until the water goes down."It's one of the last real bad flooding areas in Palmetto," said Allen Tusing, Palmetto director of public works. "When...
County Envisions a Small Tax Boost
HEARING: Public absent as commission proposes to increase spendingVENICEFor the first time since the recession hit, Sarasota County leaders intend to increase spending and raise the tax rate slightly this year.But because of low home values, very few...
Family Snaps Up Land Here
THE DARTS: Companies they control buy 8,837 acres since 2011The wealthy and well-known Dart family, which gained notoriety in the 1990s when several of its members gave up their U.S. citizenship to avoid paying taxes, has been gobbling up land in Southwest Florida...
Former School Candidate Cries Foul
MANATEE COUNTYSuperintendent Tim McGonegal learned in early August that accounting errors had left the Manatee County School District with no reserve funds and $3.4 million in unexpected debt.Yet he waited about a month before he told board members and...
Hails Takes Rowing Career to World Level
KID PROFILE: Pine View senior finished 12th in recent junior championshipsSARASOTAFor most, flying more than 5,000 miles to row 2,000 meters may seem an uneven exchange. However, when the person rowing is Pine View senior Ryan Hails, and he is competing...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Allen, Lisa AnnApr. 7, 1958 - Sep. 9, 2012Lisa Ann Allen, 54, of Sarasota, passed away on September 9, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM at Incarnation Catholic Church, 2901 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota. She is survived by her husband,...
Is It Elder Abuse, or a Bad Decision?
Like a lot of baby boomers, I have an elderly parent living at a distance, and staying in close-enough touch has to be programmed like almost everything else in my life. My baseline for now is two or more phone conversations a week with my mom, and at...
McGonegal Needed More Eyes on Him
Though I have known several people with the title of Superintendent of Schools better than I know Tim McGonegal, that was partly because some others seemed to need more watching.McGonegal faced plenty of problems since being chosen in 2008 to take over...
Questions Arise over Timing of Budget Revelations
MANATEE COUNTY -- Superintendent Tim McGonegal learned in early August that accounting errors had left the Manatee County School District with no reserve funds and $3.4 million in unexpected debt.Yet he waited about a month before he told board members...
Rules Could Ease for Developers
SARASOTA: Vision for more urban city could jolt local economy, but has criticsSARASOTA -- Eager to grab a fraction of the growth the region saw before the Great Recession, city officials are taking early steps toward easing rules for developers and are...
Sarasota Christian Goes 5 Games to Defeat Panthers
VOLLEYBALL: Blazers remain unbeaten with strong servingSARASOTADuring its first four matches, the Sarasota Christian volleyball team had not faced much competition or adversity, with the Blazers winning 13 of the 14 games they played.It was a different...
Sarasota May Ease Rules for Developers
PLANS: Vision for more urban city could jolt local economy, but has criticsSARASOTAEager to grab a fraction of the growth the region saw before the Great Recession, city officials are taking early steps toward easing rules for developers and are laying...
Schools Chief Abruptly Quits
MANATEE: Move follows budgeting errors that left district $3 million in debtMANATEE COUNTY -- In the end, Tim McGonegal's personable nature and promises of financial acumen were not enough to overcome what became a hostile political situation and an...
Students Vowing to Drive Text-Free
Students at Charlotte High School are taking a stand against texting while driving by signing a pledge."I see how texting and driving is affecting people, and I want people to sit down and think of the consequences," junior Dominique Watson, 16, said.Last...
The Long Shadow of 9/11
After 11 years, the threat of terrorism still looms largeEleven years after 9/11, Americans may seem more concerned about economic security than national security.Yet the terrorist attacks that rocked the United States and shocked the world continue...
Youth Explores Cherokee Life
Equipped with little more than a passion for languages and an interest in American Indian culture, 16-year-old John David "J.D." Kurman embarked on an educational adventure over the summer.Kurman spent nearly four weeks living on the Eastern Band of Cherokee...
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