Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from November 10, 2015

'03 Mantas Won Record Nine Games | Close-Knit Team Finished 9-2, Advanced to the Region Semifinals
ENGLEWOOD -- The 2013 Lemon Bay High football team used a combination of speed and strength to post the finest season in school history.With skill players such as Sam Tilly, Chris Scott, Chris Snyder, Donovan Carroll and Brian Stockinger, the Manta Rays...
Blink, and You Miss the Changes to Social Security
NEW WRINKLESWell, my husband and I had a strategy for how we would claim our Social Security benefits when the time comes. But thanks to that last-minute budget agreement in Congress, our little plan is out the window.Mostly, I think that's a good thing.Because...
Capital Project Wish List OK'd | New Sheriff's Office among Proposals for 2016 Bond Referendum
SARASOTA COUNTYSARASOTA COUNTY -- County commissioners moved forward Monday with plans for an estimated $190.7 million in capital projects that could be submitted to voters for approval in a November 2016 bond referendum.In a unanimous vote, the commission...
Florida's First Advocate | Widow of Gov. Chiles Was His Political Partner
RHEA CHILES, 1930-2015MANATEE COUNTY - Rhea Chiles' legacy runs nearly as long as the state she loved.She was Florida's first lady and political partner of two-term Gov. Lawton Chiles.She was a lifelong advocate for children, and created the state's Students...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Dowling, Edith M.Sep. 24, 1925 - Nov. 8, 2015Edith M. Dowling, 90, of Venice, FL, died on Nov. 8, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time.Funeral arrangements by: Farley Funeral Home.Erickson, SamuelThomasAug. 31, 1956 - Nov. 7, 2015He passed at...
Human Testing OK'd for New Drug | Sarasota Company Gets Approval for Anti-Microbial Drug
LAKEWOOD-AMEDEXLakewood-Amedex, a Sarasota company developing a unique class of anti-microbial drugs, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to try a topical form of its drug on diabetic patients with tough-to-heal infected ulcers on...
Joint City-County Deal Collapses | County Rescinds Friday's Vote, May Pursue 225-Bed Shelter outside City Limits
HOMELESSNESSSARASOTA COUNTY -- The sole agreement reached during Friday's rare, joint city-county meeting on homelessness died three days later when the Sarasota County Commission rescinded its vote.County commissioners on Monday unanimously quashed...
Learning on the Fly | Saint Stephen's Will Get off to a Late Start but Versatile Athletes Will Be Experienced Winners
FEATURED SPORT: BOYS SOCCERBRADENTON -- Alex Virgilio stood inside Saint Stephen's athletic fieldhouse last week and discussed Saint Stephen's tradition-rich boys soccer team.Nothing too crazy about that scene -- Virgilio is a junior and is already the...
Making a Case for Felons | Lawyer and ACLU Official Pitch Path to Restore Voting Rights
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTBRADENTON -- If you are a convicted felon in Florida, you have a long wait and an uphill climb to persuade Florida's highest elected officials to restore your right to vote -- even if you have paid your debt to society...
Moore Rises to Mayor | Unanimous Vote Comes after Her First Year as City Commissioner
NORTH PORTNORTH PORT -- Jacqueline__ Moore is North Port's newest__ mayor after city commissioners__ unanimously elected her to the__ position Monday.__ Commissioners also__ unanimously__ voted for Rhonda__ DiFranco t o__ become the city's__ vice mayor....
Numbers Don't Lie; If Only We Had Them
COMMENTARYA website with a focus on surprising statistics told me that police in the United States killed 1,100 people in 2014, while police in Canada killed 14 and police in China killed 12.Several thoughts came to mind.One was that it is amazing that...
Sarasota's Days of Pei | as the Iconic New College Residence Halls House a 50th Class, a Look Back at Their Conception
ARCHITECTUREWhen he was hired as architect of Sarasota's New College in September 1963 after an 18-month search, I.M. Pei said the 115-acre campus he was about to design would be his biggest challenge yet.Pei, now widely considered one of the five greatest...
Sobering History, Delightful Music | an Evening of Revelations at Sarasota Opera
MUSIC REVIEWFor a subject as sobering__ as the unconscionable__ persecution of Jews in__ Europe and the atrocities__ of Germany's Third__ Reich, the Sarasota Opera__ House was filled Saturday__ night with a bounty__ of delightful music and__ superb vocal...
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