Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from March 18, 2016

A Little Child's Play in the Clubhouse
baseball: commentaryTen-year-old Yovani Gallardo Jr., grabbed the putter and sent the golf ball rolling across the carpet in the Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse at Ed Smith Stadium.Later on Thursday afternoon, the son of the Baltimore right- hander sat...
A Special Calling | Interdenominational Ministry Hits Sarasota and Takes to the Streets | Interdenominational Ministry Hits Sarasota and Takes to the Streets
REVIVALSARASOTA -- As a six-piece band uncorks a Christian rocker and wheels of laser light chase each other across the ceiling of The Harvest Tabernacle, the spirit of the Lord has clearly descended upon the flock tonight. They sing, they sway, hands...
Authorities Debunk Claim of Grave-Digging | Officials Say There Are No Burial Grounds on Venice Island Site
CASPERSEN BEACHVENICE -- A video purporting to show holes dug by "grave diggers" hunting for artifacts at Caspersen Beach on Venice island has been debunked by local archaeologists and law enforcement.The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said they are...
Behavioral Science and Bad Investment Decisions
STREETWISEDespite the continual gains available to investors during the bull market of recent years, many individuals exited the market, while institutional players did exactly the opposite.The fact that institutional behavior is often opposite that...
Boesen Throws No-Hitter, Strikes out 18 | Bradenton Christian Loses 15-0 to Southeast
PREP ROUNDUPBRADENTON -- Senior Rebecca Boesen threw a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts over seven innings to lead Southeast to a 15-0 win over Bradenton Christian in a girls softball game on Thursday.The Seminoles exploded for 12 runs with two out in the...
Building Jobs Stay Strong in January
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRYConstruction jobs in Southwest Florida stayed above the 20,000 mark in January and were 5 percent above the same month in 2015, according to analysis released Thursday by the trade group Associated General Contractors of America.The...
Busy Branch Is Community Hub | 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday
BRADEN RIVER LIBRARYMANATEE COUNTY -- Sabrina Weis checked out 10 children's books and a puzzle for her 7-year-old daughter Sarah at the Braden River Library this week."Reading is my favorite thing," Sarah said as she grasped the stack of borrowed items."I'm...
'C'mon,' Don't Get Too Formal, Too Quickly
ALL ABOUT DOGSQuestion: I've advanced my dog's "stay" work to where he will hold his position in the yard for five minutes while I circle him in a 20-foot radius. Each time he stays for the allotted period, I return to him, praise him and release him...
Crime Rate Down Again in North Port
LAW ENFORCEMENTNORTH PORT -- The story of North Port is typically one of growth.Dozens of permits to build new homes are issued every month. The city's population increased by more than 4,000 people in the last five years.But in that same time period...
Employee Dies after On-the-Job Injury | 'Ric' Towne Was Injured during a Building Inspection
CHARLOTTE COUNTYCHARLOTTE COUNTY -- Charlotte County is mourning the first on- the-job death of an employee in 34 years, after a building inspection and code compliance officer succumbed to injuries he received earlier this month.Richard "Ric" Towne...
Firefighter Arrested for Texts with Teen | Firefighter Sent Sexually Explicit Messages to 17-Year-Old While on Duty, According to Report
CRIMESARASOTA COUNTY -- A 43-year-old Sarasota County firefighter faces up to 15 years in prison after he was accused of persuading a 17-year-old girl to text him naked pictures of herself -- photos that he directed her to take while he was on duty at...
Harbor Acres Sells for $5.25 Million | House Designed by Twitchell- Rudolph Firm in 1949 | House Designed by Twitchell-Rudolph Firm in 1949
REAL ESTATEA 1950 house at 1201 Hillview Drive in Sarasota's Harbor Acres sold Thursday at $5.25 million, or about $1,400 a square foot.But most of the value is in the land, said Roger Pettingell, the Coldwell Banker real estate agent who brought the...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
West, ArlenJul. 28, 1945 - Mar. 13, 2016Arlen West, 70, of Punta Gorda, FL, died on Mar. 13, 2016. Funeral arrangements by: Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.Towne II, Richard D. "Ric"Oct. 25, 1953 - Mar. 15, 2016Richard D. Towne,...
Leaves, Seasons and Patterns: A Comforting Flow in Changing Times
BRINGING ORDER TO LIFEThis Sunday marks the first day of spring. High temperatures here in Southwest Florida are expected to be in the 70s, perhaps just a bit cooler than the mid-80s we've been experiencing for the past couple of weeks, but nevertheless...
New College Misses out on Performance Funding
HIGHER EDUCATIONSARASOTA -- Despite creating a new career services center, offering more science-oriented degrees and lowering attendance costs for students, New College of Florida fell into the bottom three schools in Florida's performance-based-funding...
North Port Crime Rate Down | for Fifth Year, Fewer Serious Acts Reported
LAW ENFORCEMENTNORTH PORT -- The story of North Port is typically one of growth.Dozens of permits to build new homes are issued every month. The city's population increased by more than 4,000 people in the last five years.But in that same time period...
Pirates Getting Creative with Jaso | Former Ray Playing First and Hitting Leadoff, despite Lack of Power or Speed
SPRING TRAINING: PITTSBURGH PIRATESBRADENTON -- John Jaso does not have the power typically associated with a corner infielder nor does he have the speed typically associated with a leadoff hitter.Thursday afternoon at McKechnie Field, Jaso was leading...
Ranch Residents May Be Stuck with Noise
TRAFFICLAKEWOOD RANCH -- Residents who live near the increasingly busy Lakewood Ranch Boulevard are feeling the brunt of construction work at the Interstate 75 and University Parkway intersection, but there may be little they can do.In the Summerfield...
Region Lands UF Connection | Students Gain Access to College of Engineering; Businesses Gain Local Grads | Steering Local Students into Engineering College, with Hope They Bring Those Skills Back Home
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTIn a major coup for Southwest Florida's academic and economic development reputation, the University of Florida's College of Engineering will set up an outreach center here to steer more local students into its program.The "University...
Revisit Roundabouts; Social-Media Sleuths
OUR VIEWTwo-lane two-stepVenice drivers, take heart: You're not the only folks having trouble with two-lane roundabouts.Communities in Minnesota and Washington state, to name a couple, have reported many of the same woes that Venice is experiencing,...
Schiavone Is among Early Entry List Players | Former French Open Champion Could Play at the Oaks in Osprey
TENNIS: COMMENTARYShe was a surprise winner of the French Open title in 2010, and by the time 2011 rolled around the Italian with an all-court game was ranked No. 4 in the world.The Grand Slam win on the red clay at Roland Garros earned Francesca Schiavone...
Slithering Suspect Is Nabbed | Officers Called to Lanai Capture a 4- Foot Snake
SARASOTA POLICESARASOTA -- Less than a year into her job as a police officer, Maiah Taylor said Thursday's arrest could rate as one of the most unusual of her career.Taylor was among six Sarasota Police officers dispatched following their morning briefing...
Traffic Noise Tough to Tame
LAKEWOOD RANCHLAKEWOOD RANCH -- Residents who live near the increasingly busy Lakewood Ranch Boulevard are feeling the brunt of construction work at the Interstate 75 and University Parkway intersection, but there may be little they can do.In the Summerfield...
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