Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from August 19, 2016

1 Dead after Eating Contaminated Seafood
SARASOTA COUNTYOne person has died in Sarasota County after eating shellfish contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus, Florida Department of Health officials confirmed Thursday.Citing patient privacy concerns, the department declined to release...
Anchors Away for Sailors in Preseason | Sarasota Scores First 28 Points in Win against Tampa Berkeley Prep
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLSARASOTA -- The Sarasota High football team made a great first impression.Led by quarterback Bryan Gagg, the Sailors scored the first 28 points and came away with a 28-13 victory over Tampa Berkeley Prep in a fall classic Thursday...
Another Manatee Mine for Mosaic? | Panel Recommends That County Approve Company Proposal
phosphate miningMANATEE COUNTY -- After a contentious public hearing, a land-use panel on Thursday recommended that Mosaic Fertilizer should be allowed to establish another phosphate mine in Manatee County.The Manatee County Planning Commission voted...
Approve Amendment 4 | Extend and Expand Renewable-Energy Tax Break | Extend and Expand Renewable-Energy Tax Break
OUR VIEWSince early voting at the polls begins Saturday in our region, we are republishing this editorial regarding a statewide referendum on all primary ballots.Floridians voting in the 2016 primaries have one proposed constitutional amendment to consider...
Biezuns Takes Shot at Improving Bruins | First-Year Coach Is Offensive Minded
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BAYSHORE HIGH PREVIEWIn John Biezuns, the Bruins will have their third coach in the past five seasons in an attempt to turn around a program that has not made the playoffs since 2005 and has not had a winning record since 2003. A...
Big Tenant Will Stay | del Monte Fresh Produce Lease Extended Up to 20 Years | del Monte Fresh Produce Lease Extended Up to 20 Years
PORT MANATEEPALMETTO -- Del Monte fruit will continue coming into Port Manatee for up to 20 more years.Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc., which has imported fruit through the port since 1989, has signed a lease extension through Aug. 30, 2021, with options...
Combat Sport Debuts in Bradenton | Nine-Bout Card Will Be Held at Bradenton Area Convention Center on Saturday
MUAY THAI FIGHTINGSARASOTA -- The combat sport known as "the art of eight limbs" is coming Saturday night to the Bradenton Area Convention Center.Muay Thai fighting, which features the use of fists, elbows, knees and shins, hence, the art of eight limbs,...
Conoley Banking on Experience | Candidate Says He's Only One Running Who Has Financial Expertise
MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3On his way to high school in the conservative small town of Columbus, Indiana, Charles Conoley walked a half-mile through a cornfield each morning until he reached his friend's house.His friend had a wild head of...
Creative Options to Meet Exercise Needs
ALL ABOUT DOGSQuestion: We are an older couple and unfortunately we've adopted a dog whose exercise requirements are more than we can accommodate. But we love him dearly, and are committed to giving him what he needs. What are some other options we could...
Developers Topic at Debate | Candidates DiCicco, Moran Trade Jabs over Campaign Contributions
SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION CAMPAIGN 2016SARASOTA -- The Republican candidates for the only contested Sarasota County Commission race this fall split on just one issue: Developers.So former county commissioner Jon Thaxton directly asked Republicans Frank...
Gates Mulls Bid for 3rd City Council Term | Incumbent Taking Time to Decide If Her 'Heart and Head Are in It'
VENICE ELECTIONSVENICE -- Jeanette Gates, the two-term incumbent in Venice City Council Seat 5, is mulling whether to run for a third term but has not yet officially declared.Gates announced in March that she would concentrate on the family business,...
Interest, Concern about Designs | Beach Pavilion, Pool Plans Include Splash Pad and Restaurant
LIDO KEYSARASOTA -- Plans for improvements to the Lido Key beach pavilion and pool received mixed reviews at a public workshop Thursday evening.Although many of the more than 50 attendees called the latest round of designs on the years-long project an...
Local Health Centers Receive Federal Grants
HEALTH CAREThe Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and MCR Health Services were among 46 federally qualified health centers in Florida to receive grants to invest in health center quality improvements, federal officials announced Thursday.The...
Lorenz New AD at Riverview | Means Named New Assistant Director of Athletics
HIGH SCHOOLS ROUNDUPSARASOTA -- After serving as the assistant director of athletics at Riverview High, Jay Lorenz will take over as the school's athletic director, a position formerly held by Jim Ward, who retired at the end of the past school season.Long-time...
National Notice for Local SCORE
SMALL BUSINESS ADVISERSThe Manasota SCORE business mentoring organization received an Outstanding Client Relationship Award at the group's national conference in St. Louis, one of only five of SCORE's 320 chapters to receive the honor.The organization...
One Dead after Eating Contaminated Seafood
SARASOTA COUNTYOne person has died in Sarasota County after eating shellfish contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus, Florida Department of Health officials confirmed Thursday.Citing patient privacy concerns, the department declined to release...
Panel Debates Proposed Sales Tax | Advocates Make Case for Approving, and Rejecting, Proposal
MANATEE COUNTYMANATEE COUNTY -- The Manatee Tiger Bay Club drew record attendance Thursday as about 130 people packed its luncheon meeting about two sales tax measures on the Nov. 8 ballot -- one for the county government and the other for the school...
Police Report
POLICE REPORTTeenager is hurt in parking lot fallSARASOTA COUNTY -- A Sarasota girl was critically injured in a parking lot accident Wednesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.According to reports, a car driven by Jacquelyn M. Jacob, 18,...
Portfolio Feeling Poorly? Consider Biogen Therapy
STREETWISEBiogen (BIIB) is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets therapies for neurological, autoimmune and blood disorders.When I last wrote about the company about a year ago, my fiscal 2015 earnings estimate...
Sarasota Ballet Plans October Return to New York | Pair of International Guest Stars Will Join Troupe for Performance
'FALL FOR DANCE'Though it has not yet been officially announced by the Sarasota Ballet, both the New York Times and Dance Magazine have revealed that the Sarasota Ballet will return to the "Fall for Dance" Festival at New York's City Center in October,...
Teen Said He Stabbed Family | Massachusetts Family Was Vacationing on Siesta Key
CRIMESARASOTA COUNTY -- A 16-year-old Massachusetts boy faces charges of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his mother and brother while vacationing on Siesta Key.According to a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office report:Melissa Ramgren, 50, and...
Tornadoes in Mix for Playoff Berth | Brantley Has One of Strongest Arms in Area
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BOOKER HIGH PREVIEWThe Tornadoes have to avoid the bad losses that prevented them from making the playoffs a year ago. They also have to clean up their game, eliminating turnovers, cutting down on penalties and limiting mental errors....
XG Reports $6.3 Million Loss, Revenues Substantially Higher
COGNITIVE RADIOSARASOTA -- XG Technology Inc., the Sarasota-based cognitive radio company, reported a loss of $6 million, or 98 cents per share, in the second quarter, according to a filing Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The...
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