Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from June 9, 2015

Athletes Show Power of Sports to Benefit Community
commentaryLast year, the United Nations on Sport for Development and Peace piloted a summit at IMG Academy for young leaders who want to use sports to change their communities for the better. This year, the International Sport & Social Impact Summit...
Buchanan Touts Value of Work, Education
PALMETTOPALMETTO -- As U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan faced a room of at-risk teenagers Monday morning, he said he saw unbridled potential.They could own businesses, he said. They could become attorneys and elected officials. They could be surgeons.After all,...
Calhoon's Cancer Bout Reaffirms Bigger Picture
commentaryHis name was Kenny Karlas. Pat Calhoon's first cousin, a business owner with no time for checkups or doctors.Until it was too late.By then, the prostate cancer had invaded his bloodstream. Doctors did what they could, which ended up keeping...
City Buying Lots to Protect Waterways
NORTH PORTNORTH PORT -- As part of a continuing effort to preserve sensitive lands and protect waterways throughout the city, commissioners agreed to spend money in the Myakkahatchee Creek area.Eyeing lots in the area, the city sent letters to the owners...
City Turns to New Homelessness Director | Former Commissioner of Major League Soccer Fills $120,000-a-Year Position
SARASOTASARASOTA -- Sarasota has hired a former sports executive as its new director of homelessness efforts.Doug Logan, a Sarasota County resident, started the job Monday, with city officials pointing to his background in the sports and entertainment...
Development Money Debated | Enterprise Florida Questioned
Florida LegislatureTALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers had a verbal scuffle over economic development funding and remain far apart on environmental spending but negotiations advanced Monday on a new state budget.House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island,...
Fledgling Summer Festival Canceled
Sarasota arts sceneThe Carreno Dance Festival, a summer intensive workshop for aspiring ballet professionals held at the Sarasota Opera House for the past four years, will not take place here this year -- if it takes place at all.The festival's namesake,...
Head-Scratching over Funds for Studies of the Aging Brain
New WrinklesIf you have ever watched someone you love slipping away through the doors of dementia, you are probably dimly aware that there now exists something called the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.This ambitious new initiative is supposed...
Lift Station Could Cost $42M
PUBLIC WORKSSARASOTA -- New estimates from engineers show that Lift Station 87 ultimately could cost more than $42 million and some elements of the work may go on until at least 2020.Those new figures top earlier estimates that put the cost of the troubled...
Outside Help Sought for Indigent Health Shortfall
Manatee County CommissionMANATEE COUNTY -- Manatee County may call in expertise next year to assist it in establishing a new local source for funding health care for the working poor and navigating a possibly new maze of regulations to help medical providers...
Pilot, 92, Walks Away from Emergency Landing
BRADENTONBRADENTON -- A 92-year-old pilot walked away from his plane unscathed after he made an emergency landing in the Tidewater Preserve neighborhood.Police did not release the pilot's name pending a Federal Aviation Administration investigation but...
Police Report
Venice motorcyclist critically injuredA 39-year-old Venice man suffered critical injuries Monday when an SUV turned in front of his motorcycle at the intersection of Shamrock Boulevard and Bamboo Drive near Venice, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.The...
Police Report
Venice motorcyclist critically injuredA 39-year-old Venice man suffered critical injuries Monday when an SUV turned in front of his motorcycle at the intersection of Shamrock Boulevard and Bamboo Drive near Venice, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.The...
Suit Filed Seeking Return of Mobility
WHEELCHAIR DISPUTEBRADENTON -- Attorneys for Gina Ruiz, the 30-year-old quadriplegic who is battling Consulate Health Care for the return of her electric wheelchair, filed suit Monday against the Bradenton nursing home."We filed the case because the...
Wawa Buys Sarasota Land | Store at US 301 and Myrtle Street Would Be First in the City
CONVENIENT ARRIVALSARASOTA -- For some it's the turkey and Swiss. Others are lured by the steaming hot coffee and gooey pastries. Maybe you're just sputtering on fumes, and it is the closest place to fill-up.Whatever it is that has drawn packed crowds...
Young Musicians Succeed Presenting Tough Compositions
CONCERT REVIEWAs Robert Levin, artistic director of the Sarasota Music Festival pointed out in his introductory remarks Sunday afternoon, the students of the festival are not "the kids," although some of their admirers may think so.These are young artists...
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