Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from March 8, 2016

4 Local Banks on Bauer's Good List
GRADING BANKSOne Southwest Florida bank was upgraded in the new industry report card from analyst BauerFinancial.Four of the region's seven community banks were tapped for Bauer's recommended list after earning one of the two top marks in the fourth...
A New Biting Case for Padi | Reaction to Dog That Bit Boy Led to Pending Change in State Law
LAKEWOOD RANCHLAKEWOOD RANCH -- A year after the idea sprouted, gardeners turned earth and began tending to their 4-by-8 plots in the Greenbrook Community Garden.In time, the gardeners will get to know each other, harvest the fruits of their labor and...
A Way to Reveal the Person Hidden by Dementia
NEW WRINKLESThe intriguing concept of applying Montessori teaching methods to adults with dementia may sound at first like one more way our culture tends to treat elders as if they were children.But then you have to consider that Maria Montessori --...
Braves May Be Heading Here | Team May Move to Sarasota County Training Complex as Soon as 2018
SPRING TRAININGSarasota County and other local leaders are talking with the Atlanta Braves about bringing the team to a new spring training complex in North Port as soon as 2018, according to an email from County Administrator Tom Harmer to county commissioners...
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Hansen gets statewide postTeri A. Hansen of Sarasota, president/CEO of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, has been elected secretary and treasurer of the board of Florida Philanthropic Network.The statewide association of 120 philanthropic organizations works...
City to Lease Site for Newtown Outpatient Clinic | Project Is Part of Residency Program to Lure Doctors to Area
SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITALSARASOTA -- The city will lease two publicly owned properties to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for the construction of a new 6,000- square-foot outpatient clinic in Newtown.The terms of the 50-year, $1-per-year lease for the city's properties...
Dental Debate Omits Kids | Focus of Discussion about Lucrative Program Appears to Be on the Companies
FLORIDA MEDICAIDFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined nearly two dozen other lobbyists in Tallahassee at the start of this year's legislative session on a mission to change Florida's dental care program for poor children.Florida is among the worst states...
Developer Ideas Being Sought for Newtown Site
SARASOTASARASOTA -- Developers will have the chance to submit their own ideas this spring for redeveloping the Marian Anderson Place site, the City Commission decided Monday afternoon.The property along Dr. Martin Luther King Way, declared contaminated...
Driver Involved in Fatal Crash Had Recent DUI
WRONG-WAY COLLISIONSARASOTA -- A North Port man involved in a fatal crash in Charlotte County early Sunday was convicted of driving under the influence less than a month ago.The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating whether Ryan Boyd McConnell, 40,...
For Pirates' Defense, Shifting Is Way of Life | Pittsburgh's Runs Saved Average Was Sixth-Best in Baseball Last Season
SPRING TRAINING: PITTSBURGH PIRATESBRADENTON -- Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Dave Jauss stood in the middle of the diamond Monday morning at sun-splashed McKechnie Field, rattling off scenarios while the infielders and outfielders hung on every word."Double...
Full-Day Workloads Set Spring Rhythm
SPRING TRAINING: BALTIMORE ORIOLESSARASOTA -- The managers exchange lineup cards, the players on the home team jog to their positions, the National Anthem is sung, and the home-plate umpire yells "Play Ball."But, in reality, the rhythms of a spring-training...
Judge Resigns amid Probe | Panel: 'Probable Cause' Judge Had Committed an Ethics Violation
MANATEE COUNTYMANATEE COUNTY -- A Circuit Court judge under investigation for accepting baseball tickets from a Palmetto law firm representing a client before him resigned Monday."It has been the highlight of my 26-year career legal career to serve as...
Lawmakers Ax Funding for Mental-Health Diversion Court | Program Would Divert Offenders to a Mental Health Organization
SARASOTA COUNTYSARASOTA -- Funding for a new mental-health diversion court in Sarasota County apparently won't come from the state as supporters had hoped after lawmakers on Monday stripped it from the budget, according to state Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota.Steube...
Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal | Final Version Includes Additional $500,000 for Benderson Parfk
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida__ lawmakers closed out their state__ budget negotiations on Monday__ night, working out the final__ details on the $80 billion-plus__ spending plan and clearing the__ way for the 2016 Legislature to__ end on time.__ The final agreement between__...
Local Gas Prices Spike 13 Cents
FUEL COSTSNo, you aren't imaging things: gas prices have soared about 13 cents in the past week in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market.AAA experts are expecting another 30- to 50-cent increase by Memorial Day, as shifts in the price of oil, in supply...
Progress, but What about the Cars?
COMMENTARYThough I've been a cautious fan of Harvey Vengroff's proposal for creating almost 400 affordable housing apartments on the edge of downtown Sarasota, I must have become more of a booster than I had realized.On Monday, Vengroff told me he got...
Rally Store Planned for Southern Manatee County
WHAT'S IN STORERally plans to expand its gas station-convenience store operation to the Sarasota-Bradenton area.The Tampa Bay-area chain, which operates 13 gas station and convenience marts in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, filed commercial building...
Reinstate Soldier Who Defended Boy | Buchanan Should Keep Pressure on Pentagon
OUR VIEWFour months after the Army was supposed to decide whether to reinstate a decorated Green Beret, who faced discharge for striking an Afghan militia leader who raped a boy, the decision has been postponed yet again.Members of Congress, including...
Rubio Looks for Magic of 2010 | Senator, in Sarasota Today, Needs Another Come-from-Behind Win
CAMPAIGN 2016TAMPA -- Invoking the spirit of his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign against then-GOP establishment favorite Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio is trying to pull off another come-from-behind victory in Florida by again pitching himself as the more conservative...
Rubio Promises No More Insults
REPUBLICAN RACETAMPA -- Don't expect Marco Rubio to mention Donald Trump's hand size as he campaigns over the next week in Florida.Rubio told reporters Monday before a rally in Tampa that he has no regrets about his low-brow attacks against Trump last...
RUNNING FOR THEIR FUTURES | Area's Elite Distance Runners Find It Difficult to Land a D-1 Scholarship
FEATURED SPORT: TRACK & FIELDSARASOTA -- A trio of top-notch senior student-athletes are running this spring with the hope of extending their careers to the collegiate level.Marshall Dillon of Charlotte High, Warran Grajalez of Riverview High and Booker...
Stormy Trip to the Top | Roberts Tells Sarasota Audience about Determination amid Health Troubles
'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' ANCHORSARASOTA -- When Robin Roberts realized she couldn't quite make it as a professional basketball player, she switched to the next best thing -- sports journalism.To a packed audience Monday morning at the Van Wezel Performing Arts...
Talk Looks at Women's Unheralded Role in War
AFGHANISTANWhen 1st Lt. Ashley White died in Afghanistan on Oct. 22, 2011, she joined a very small group of female soldiers killed in combat in a war where women were not permitted on the battlefield.Not even her parents knew exactly what her role was...
Tornadoes Sweep Past Thunder
HIGH SCHOOL: ROUNDUPSARASOTA -- Nick Tervian led at the plate in a big way as Booker cruised to a 14-4 victory over Out-of-Door Academy in a 10-run mercy- rule shortened baseball game played Monday night.Tervian went 3-for-3, with a triple, four RBI...
Vote Today Could Close Orange Ridge | Five Elementary Schools Would Accommodate Its 720 Students
MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOLSBRADENTON -- As their first act to begin addressing underused and aging schools, Manatee County School Board members are poised to vote today to consider closing Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary and declaring the building unfit for...
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