Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from January 27, 2015

Animal Cruelty Case Calls for Savvy Jury
The lawyers in an animal cruelty case are being especially careful this week while choosing jurors.I'm convinced they need to be, from what I know of my fellow animal lovers.I'm thinking just a little of a nice neighbor who insisted the collar I was...
Arhaus to Bring Its Furniture to UTC Mall Feb. 27
Arhaus will open a store inside the Mall at University Town Center on Feb. 27.The home furnishings retailer will sell handcrafted furniture and accessories from its 12,339- square-foot store near Macy's on the first floor of the mall.Doors will open...
Average Gas Price So Close
MANY PLACES UNDER $2.00: But average remains less than a penny higherSouthwest Florida remained a hairsbreadth above $2 gasoline on Monday as the pace of declines slowed during the weekend.According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular...
Bradenton Woman Named Finalist in National Contest
BRADENTONThe Knight Foundation has named Bradenton's Morgan Bettes as one of 126 finalists in a national competition to revitalize and reuse outdoor spaces across the country.Bettes, 26, of local nonprofit Realize Bradenton, known for its community outreach...
Heart over Height
At 5-foot-6. Camille Giardina is the undeniable leader of a Sarasota HIgh team that hopes to return to the State Final FourWhenever Camille Giardina tells someone she plays basketball, the response is either a quizzical look or this blunt statement:...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Backhaus, Ruby JoyceJul. 28, 1923 - Jan. 9, 2015Ruby Joyce Backhaus, 91, of Venice, FL, died on Jan. 9, 2015. Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sat., Feb. 28, 2015 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Venice, FL. Funeral arrangements by: National Cremation...
Homeless Plan Yet to Be Tried
'HOMEWARD BOUND': City has not used fund to buy bus tickets out of SarasotaSARASOTA -- City officials said they have not spent any of the $1,000 set aside last year to help transport homeless people out of town.The money had been placed in a "Homeward...
Jury Selection Underway in Animal Cruelty Case
MANATEE: Couple face charges alleging fraud and improper care at sanctuaryMANATEE COUNTY -- Roughly 300 animals were confiscated. A dozen were put down because of extreme illness. Several animal graves were found on land belonging to Alan and Sheree...
Medical Pot Gets Renewed Initiative
FLORIDA: GOP senator files bill to allow patients to register by Jan. 1, 2016State Sen. Jeff Brandes, a Republican from St. Petersburg, has filed a bill to make medical marijuana legal in Florida on a fast track, putting application forms in patients'...
Prices Smooth out High and Low
The median price of a single family home in the Manatee-Sarasota market reached $215,000 in November.It was the first time the November median price had crossed the $200,000 threshold since 2007, when the median was $267,700, according to an analysis...
Property Tax Base May Rise
MANATEE COUNTYThe improving economy is expected to bring another rise in Manatee County's property tax base this year.County officials think it may not be as much of a leap forward as what they counted on in 2014. Even so, they foresee a continuing positive...
River Road's Wider Future
MPO: Two-lane byway serves as a hurricane evacuation routeVENICE -- The link from Interstate 75 to Englewood received a renewed push for improvements Monday as leaders from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties agreed River Road is of regional importance.During...
Rowers May Head to Beach
International rowing officials are in town this week ... to check out area beaches?Sarasota-Bradenton has already secured the 2017 world championships, but the sport's top officials are reportedly considering the area to host other international competitions,...
Sarasota-Bound Sailor Rescued in Gulf
ROUGH SEAS: Man leaps from foundering sailboat and is pulled into a nearby boatMANATEE COUNTY -- A man sailing from Clearwater to Sarasota was rescued by the Coast Guard on Monday morning after dangerous weather from a cold front nearly sank his 26-foot...
SRQ Takes New Track to Attract Travelers
MARKETING:New PR firm emphasizes airport's advantages over TampaIf you're a Southwest Florida resident, you know that flying through the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is convenient.It's close to home. The parking lot is small. The security...
The Rest of the Housing Story
Rising property values increase the need for affordable homesHome-sales volumes are at or near all-time highs, residential prices are rising and multimillion-dollar houses are sprouting up in areas far from the glamorous coastline.These storylines are...
Tigers Defeat Pirates
PALMETTOGIRLS BASKETBALL: Palmetto's Collins leads charge in 7A-10 gameEven after a six-month battle with meningitis, Jermisha Collins continues to put up healthy numbers that appear anything but typical by most standards.The senior point guard went...
Upon Another Stage
Actoe Jeffrey Tambor lecgtures on embracing lifeJeffrey Tambor is still enjoying a Golden Globe afterglow.Two weeks after winning his first Globe for his role as the transgendered Maura Pfefferman in the Amazon Studios streaming series "Transparent,"...
Volume Holds Clues about How to Age
For a few weeks, I've been carrying around and dipping into a slim purple volume called "How to Age."If it were slimmer, it might be even better, because British journalist Anne Karpf takes up a lot of pages bemoaning ageism, embroidering the problem...
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