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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The start date for the controversial "diverging diamond interchange" at Interstate 75 and University Parkway has been pushed back from early next year to August of 2015. Meanwhile, projected construction costs have risen by more than $12 million according to updates given to the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at Monday's meeting.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, Manatee County Commissioners voted in favor of canceling two upcoming meetings so as not to conflict with the primary and general elections. The board also voted to suspend MCAT fares for the two days in an effort to best accommodate voter participation.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Bradenton's Danny Anderson survived a late scare to take Saturday night's crash-marred 50-lap main event for the Joey Coulter Florida Pro Truck Series at Desoto Speedway. Anderson looked to be cruising to an easy win until the caution flew for Lau's flat tire with five laps to go. Immediately after taking the caution Lau made accidental contact with Anderson, but Anderson was able to continue with minor damage and would keep the lead on the final restart and go on to hist first win of the year at Desoto Speedway.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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On June 29, 2014, Goodwill Manasota President and CEO Bob Rosinsky was honored by Goodwill Industries International (GII) with the Robert E. and Charlotte Watkins Award for Excellence in Mission Advancement due to the development of the Mission Development Services (MDS) program, which provides education, training and mentoring services to Goodwill retail stores around the country.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Members just back from their summer break convened over the largest agenda this year, but found a disgruntled public waiting for them. For hour,s conflict filled the room and Chairman Bustle overstepped his authority, until fellow commissioners reeled back him in.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Not many people seem to be aware that Charlie Crist has an August primary against a credible opponent before he is nominated on the Democratic ticket in November's gubernatorial race. Even fewer voters seem to be aware that a popular Libertarian radio host will also be on the ballot, though he's polling at nearly 10 percent. Crist and incumbent governor Rick Scott might not be running very exciting campaigns; however, they've still managed to suck all of the proverbial air out of the press room.

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Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Reverend James Golden has become a regular on Manatee County ballots. The former Bradenton City Councilman has run for Congress, county commission and back in 1998 he even challenged Barbara Harvey for the school board's district 2 seat. This year, he's one of three candidates vying for the district 5 spot on the board.

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Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Palmetto native Alexis Love hopes to compete in the next Olympic Games. After qualifying for the Olympic Trials and then the semi-finals in 2012, Love missed the cut for the London games by only fractions of a second. The world class sprinter is determined to ensure that she makes it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for 2016 and has started a fundraiser through the athlete crowd funding platform Dreamfuel to raise money for her Olympic-sized goals.

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Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Marauders (57-48, 22-14( were blanked 7-0 by the Daytona Cubs in a series opening defeat on Monday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The Cubs broke the game open by capitalizing on a one-out error in the second to plate four unearned runs against Jason Creasy (L, 6-6).

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Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Applebutter Express is a ukulele-driven, Man&Wife-fronted Americana quartet based out of Tampa. They blew the roof off McCabe's this weekend, and millennial reporter Mike Tokars was on the scene. 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Barbara Pernat July 27, 2014
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
Rick Ramhofer July 21, 2014
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
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