Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from May 23, 2015

1970s COMMUNITY IS GETTING NEW SECTION
Village Green, an attractive Bradenton neighborhood near Palma Sola Bay, lives up to its name both in appearance and character.The subdivision, which extends south from Manatee Avenue to 20th Avenue West, and is bounded by 63rd Street in the east and...
2 Arrested in Arson/fraud Scheme
SARASOTA COUNTYTwo Sarasota County residents have been arrested in connection with a wide-ranging arson and insurance fraud investigation based in Miami.Guenther Beer, 67, and Barbara Beer-Rivero, 50, were among more than 30 people caught this week in...
A Football League in Manatee?
HEADQUARTERS INCENTIVES: Major League Football Inc. would get $147,000LAKEWOOD RANCHIn the world of professional football, $147,000 couldn't even buy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a backup offensive lineman, the kind of positional player most coaches pray...
A Weekend of Tributes to Those Who Gave Their All
Originated after the Civil War to honor those who died serving in the nation's armed forces, Memorial Day has come to recognize all who lost their lives defending the nation.There is no shortage of tributes across Southwest Florida this weekend, including...
Course Is the Star on Day 1
BRADENTONTHE CONCESSION: Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse has lead after suspended first dayOn the first day of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, The Concession Golf Club turned oxymoronic.For the 132 competing players, none was given.The par-72, 6,468-yard...
Easing Veterans' B Urden of Proof
ID: Under bill, those who now must show papers could get a card insteadVeterans nationwide might soon have a much easier time proving they served in the military without having to cart around easy-to- lose paperwork.Last week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly...
Herald Tribune Obituaries
Desenberg, ZitaNov. 22, 1932 - May 20, 2015Zita Desenberg of Sarasota, FL, died on May 20, 2015.Zita Ann Desenberg was born in New York City on November 22, 1932, to Gertrude (Levins) and Irving Spector. She attended Adelphi Academy, graduated from the...
James and Tigers Rally Past St. Pete
ROUNDUP: Manatee High transfer runs for 140 yards, 3 TDsPALMETTOCall it a debut. Call it an audition.Call it whatever you want. As long as Octavious James runs the ball like he did Friday night at Harllee Stadium, Palmetto High's football players and...
Jobless Rate Drops
UNEMPLOYMENT: Sarasota County's at 5 percent; Manatee's even lowerUnemployment in Southwest Florida dropped to around 5 percent in April, a level not seen in eight years, as employers sought to play catch-up with a percolating economy.Manatee County's...
Measure May Save Lives, but Nearly Died
TALLAHASSEEA bill that has the potential to save the lives of Floridians who overdose on drugs nearly died in the final chaos of the 2015 session.The measure (HB 751) cleared the House floor in a 118-1 vote at 1:01 p.m. on April 28 -- 14 minutes before...
Mustangs Unsetled at QB
SPRING FOOTBALL: Both signal-callers perform well in win over BookerLAKEWOOD RANCH -- Mick Koczersut's main objective this spring was to find a starting quarterback among his two main candidates.After just more than two quarters of a spring classic against Booker,...
Pirates Run over Bruins
BRADENTONDOWNHILL: Port Charlotte piles up 471 yards on the groundThe Port Charlotte Pirates unleashed their punishing ground attack to overwhelm the Bayshore Bruins, 38-6, on Friday night at Balvanz Stadium in a game that capped spring practice for...
Property Values Up in County
REPORT: The increases across Sarasota County are more than expectedProperty values rose substantially in Sarasota County and every local city in 2015, new data released Friday show, providing further evidence of a strong real estate recovery.A report...
Reports Detail Arrest in Newtown
SARASOTA POLICE: Internal investigation of encounter, and force used, ongoingSARASOTAOfficers noticed Darryl Williams -- wanted on an armed robbery arrest warrant -- in the passenger seat of a vehicle on May 14 in Newtown.When Sarasota Police officers...
SNEAK PEEK at SIESTA BEACH
(SERIES: BEACH SEASON)Memorial Day weekend visitors will enjoy a new esplanade and playground, but they must wait for a new pavilion restaurantFour years ago, in a great publicity coup for Sarasota, "Dr. Beach" named Siesta Beach the No. 1 beach in the...
'Woods' Face-Off Is Not over Yet
VENICE: Nothing resolved after daylong meeting on hotly debated Neal planHEARING CONTINUEDThe continuation of the meeting for the Venice City Council to consider a rezoning for the proposed The Woods of Venice development will begin at 9 a.m. June 10...
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