Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from December 1, 2014

A Continual Search for Chances to Give
BRADENTONMichael Lombardi owns a 1998 GMC Safari with more than 270,000 miles on it, and the darned thing is always being fixed. On Friday it was the radiator, and it's not surprising that a lot of the wear and tear occurs on the passenger side of the...
A Manatee Mayor May Be Ousted
BRADENTON BEACHAlmost 13 months ago, when he took office as mayor of this island city, Bill Shearon vowed to become an active problem solver and an inspiration to others with disabilities.Shearon beat the incumbent by 17 votes to become the first legally...
Business Buzz
COWORKING - THAT TRENDY style of collaboration and labor that puts different personalities and businesses in a single, shared space -- frees workers from cube farms and ideas from silos.It could also make a heck of a realty series.And who better to make...
Change Seems to Be Constant on the Islands
The phrase "shifting sands" refers to something constantly changing, unpredictably. Do we have that here?The Longboat Pass bascule bridge is in a "locked down" state. Dictionaries describe this type of drawbridge as one with a pivoting section raised...
Cyber Monday Not Just a Day
Like its predecessor, Black Friday, Cyber Monday isn't just about shopping on one day anymore.Online retailers, which have been growing steadily and taking over more of the holiday shopping marketshare through the years, are rolling out more online deals...
Dressing Up to Cancer
LAKEWOOD RANCHWedged between a tile store and a bicycle repair shop in a shopping center here, the Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal boutique stands out. It's not just the chocolate-brown and pink- striped colors, or the chandeliers and the multitude...
Foreign Bonds: Better Returns and Higher Volatility Possible
SURPRISINGLY, THIS YEAR THR-ough Oct. 31, investing in U.S. bonds, while not quite as rewarding as investing in U.S. stocks, has been quite profitable. This is also true for investors who further diversified their portfolios with non-U.S. bonds.For example,...
Home Starts Stay Strong in This Area
Lakewood Ranch is, by far, the No. 1 community for construction, with 514 starts recorded so far this yearHOME CONSTRUCTION CONTINues to show strength in the Sarasota- Manatee area this year.A total of 1,032 single-family units were started in the two counties...
Reverse-Engineering Your Marketing Plan
WHEN MOST PEOPLE think of reverse engineering, they probably have thoughts of disassembling some high-tech component or software code and learning what makes it tick, and then creating knock-offs for an unfair competitive advantage.Reverse engineering...
Riverview High Alum
Patrick Rodi is part ofthe team behind Orion, NASA's new bid at manned spaceflightIf and when NASA flings Earthlings into the void beyond the moon, the space agency is betting the farm on an Apollo-like vehicle called Orion.One of the key players is...
State's Banks Health Overall, but Earnings Slip in Quarter
THIRD-QUARTER EARNINGS slumped over the year at Florida's financial institutions.The state's 184 banks and thrifts posted a combined profit of $312 million in the July-September period, according to the latest data from the Federal Deposit Insurance...
The Best Converge to Compete at Eddie Herr
BRADENTONTENNIS: More than 2,000 young players begin quest to be the best of the bestWhen more than 2,000 young tennis players from 90 different countries make the trek from all over the world to land on the doorstep of IMG Academy, the sheer mass of...
Vote on Divisive Lift Station Set Today
SARASOTA -- After months of public meetings and architectural criticism, site plans for Lift Station 87 are set for a City Commission vote on today.The long-troubled project in Luke Wood Park has been hung up on design details for months, as residents...
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