Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from March 12, 2014

Airport Rejects Ad about Gender Bias
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport officials rejected an advertisement they deemed political about gender inequality in Florida.After weeks of consideration, officials chose not to display advertisements inside the airport's terminal that show...
A Mystery Solved, an Origin Revealed
Two readers e-mailed to identify the cookbook I asked about in a recent column. It was purchased some time ago in a thrift store or at a garage sale. It has no cover but is filled with cleverly illustrated and annotated advertisements from businesses...
Another Payment in Nadel Ponzi
BAND GATES FIRM: To pay $167,208 to receiver in Sarasota-based fraudSARASOTALaw firm Band Gates PL will pay $167,208 to settle claims by the receiver in the Arthur Nadel Ponzi scheme, the latest in a series of payments in the five-year-old fraud.Receiver...
Burger Rush in South Bradenton
It appears we have a burger rush in south Bradenton. Just last month, I hit up the new Sax Burgers & Sandwiches, which took over the abandoned Sonic on 14th Street, and already there's another new burger spot just up the road: S.O.B. Burgers. Though...
Business Is Booming - Literally
HOOTING CLUB: Managers seek more land, and cash, to keep up with demandSARASOTA COUNTYThe sporting clay course at Knight Trail Park is nearly too busy, a victim of its own success.Now, the shooting club, which is open to the public, wants more land,...
City Lifts Fees to Get Juice for Those Volts
VENICEThe $2-an-hour fee to use the two electric vehicle charging stations at Centennial Park will be eliminated for at least several months.On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously agreed to make the stations free, with a five-hour time limit, to see...
County's Oldest Citizen Turns 111 Today
SARASOTA: Her comforts? Several, including life at home with daughter, 92SARASOTAA lot of people prefer to let yet another birthday pass without any fuss, but Elizabeth Delaney doesn't get much choice.Believed to be Sarasota County's oldest resident,...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Boyette, Joan N.Oct. 19, 1919 - March 9, 2014Joan N. Boyette, 94, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Arcadia and Bradenton, Florida, died on March 9, 2014. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Fri., March 14, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Arcadia,,...
In Bill, More Control for Longboat Key
LEGISLATURE: Initial OK for measure that lets voters weigh in on developmentTALLAHASSEEA bill that would remove any doubt that new development on Longboat Key must go through a referendum-approval process unanimously cleared a state Senate committee...
Little Bokeelia Price Now $5 Million Less
104-acre island in Charlotte Harbor's mouth was listed in 2012 at $29.5 millionThe price tag on one of Southwest Florida's most expensive listings has been slashed by $5 million.It is a signal that owner Tom Munz is getting more determined to sell Little...
Man's Body Found by Road
HOMICIDE: 23-year-old found slain across the street from Booker HighSARASOTAFive of Carlton Parhm's siblings gathered Tuesday morning around the spot where their 23-year-old brother was found dead the night before.The three sisters and two brothers...
Matusz Gets a Scare
SARASOTAORIOLES: Pitcher suffers serious allergic reaction and ends up in hospitalThe Baltimore Orioles and Brian Matusz survived a major scare that entailed a call home to mom and a trip to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.After Sunday's game against the...
Meeting Set with Education Inspector
MANATEE: Department of Education official will talk with Mills todayMANATEE COUNTYThe Inspector General of the state's Department of Education is scheduled to meet with Superintendent Rick Mills today, less than a week after Mills requested the state...
On Broadway
Syesha Mercado, this region's last 'Idol' hopeful, finds her dreams realized with turn in 'Book of Mormon'Every day, former "American Idol" finalist Syesha Mercado spends at least a few minutes adjusting to the reality that dreams do come true.From the...
Paolo Di Costanzo of Cafe Gabbiano
Paolo di Costanzo grew up in Ischia, Italy (an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea) before making his permanent home in Sarasota in 2006. As the current head chef at Cafe Gabbiano (5104 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-1423, cafegabbiano.com)on Siesta Key, he brings...
Probation for Driver in I-75 Mishap
NORTH PORT : Man who caused days of delays is found guilty of 2 chargesNORTH PORTThe man who drove the elevated bed of his dump truck into an Interstate 75 overpass in December, causing nearly a week of hours- long traffic jams, has been sentenced to...
Protection for Blake?
Bill that would shield its trauma center and two others from legal attacks advancesTALLAHASSEEA Bradenton hospital and two others operating controversial new trauma centers would be shielded from legal attacks under legislation that advanced in the Florida...
Rays' McGee Trying to Resurrect His Curveball
PORT CHARLOTTEMORE ARSENAL: Reliever wants to add to his repertoire to be more effective in 2014When Jake McGee was working his way through the Rays minor league system as a starting pitcher, he had the full repertoire of pitches: fastball, slider, curveball.When...
Sailors Blank Palmetto
PALMETTOBASEBALL: Three pitchers combine on no-hitter in winPitchers Joe Cavallaro, Zach McMullen and Drew Beyer combined on a no-hitter and Sarasota remained unbeaten with a 7-0 win over district foe Palmetto on Tuesday night.Mason Dancer went 3-for-4...
Stepmother Unhappy with Defense
SARASOTA -- Misty Stoddard, who is accused of killing her stepdaughter, said she has been left in the dark of the details of her case when she tried unsuccessfully to fire her defense team Tuesday."I feel like I should be able to talk to my attorney,"...
Tonight, a New Side of Woolf
After reaching the Top 11 on last week's episode of "American Idol," Bradenton student Sam Woolf realized he would have to follow the judges' advice and branch out from his sensitive, singer- songwriter comfort zone to have a shot at winning.The Braden...
Venice Leaders Discuss Downtown Parking Fixes
VENICEFor much of the year, customers of Venice's shops and restaurants have no problem finding a parking space downtown. During the busy tourist season, however, finding a space can take patience, time and lots of circling.But so far, the council has...
Venice Looks at Parking Options
VENICESEASONAL SNAGS: City leaders meet to discuss short-term solutionsFor much of the year, customers of Venice's shops and restaurants have no problem finding a parking space downtown. During the busy tourist season, however, finding a space can take...
Woolf's 'A Natural,' and Syesha's a Fan
Though she doesn't have a lot of time to keep up with the show that made her famous, "American Idol" finalist Syesha Mercado is excited to see another contestant from Bradenton as a finalist this season.Mercado is rooting for Braden River High School...
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