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Saturday, April 18, 2015


Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
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As the Manatee School District waits to hear from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on whether she will investigate allegations of bid tampering by the district, the school board heard from former Superintendent Dr. Roger Dearing at Tuesday's meeting. Dearing defended himself from what he called "misleading and false" statements contained in staff attorney Mitchell Teitelbuam's report to the Audit Committee in March. Teitelbaum has since stated disagreement with Dearing's comments.

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015

SPAMALOT, Eric Idle's adaptation of his troupe's 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will send audiences to a ludicrous and skewed version of Camelot, where flying cows, murderous rabbits, educated Dark Age-era peasants, and endlessly taunting French knights are all aplenty (not to mention quests for shrubberies).

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015

During your working years, you've probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that will provide adequate income throughout your retirement years.

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded “point of no return” with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? – David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its meeting April 16 in Tallahassee named Eddie Childs of Orange Park its 2014 Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year – an award given to the volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education.

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Bradenton Marauders (4-5) have won consecutive games after blistering the Jupiter Hammerheads (3-6) 11-6 on Friday night at McKechnie Field. Bradenton led by as many as eight runs and never faced the tying run even as Jupiter plated four straight runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

 

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015

Registration is open for the fifth annual Manatee Miles fundraiser for United Way. This year the May 9 event moves to Coquina Beach and updates its name to the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll.

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Friday, April 17, 2015


Published Friday, April 17, 2015

Tomorrow's weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 84 and a 0 percent chance of rain. State regulators have approved a deal that will create Florida's largest solar project; liberal lawmakers and activists are protesting the new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that looks set to pass and is supported by President Obama; appellate judges are preparing to consider lifting a temporary hold on President Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation; an Associated Press investigation has found that a collapsed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been leaking since 2004; National Park Week begins with free admission this weekend.

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Published Friday, April 17, 2015

With time running out, Florida legislators began to concede this week that they would be unlikely to get a budget approved by the time the annual legislative session ends on May 1. The House and Senate continue to be deadlocked on the issue of Medicaid expansion.

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Published Friday, April 17, 2015

I first came to Anna Maria Island more than 50 years ago with my family on vacation. I came every year until 30 years ago when I moved here to raise my family. I have seen a lot of change – some good, some not. Today, I'm most concerned about the lack of balance we've maintained in the push to draw more and more tourists every year.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Duward Bunch April 15, 2015
Tom Mobley April 8, 2015
Kay Anderson April 11, 2015
Kristine McGuire April 12, 2015
Donald Gifford April 6, 2015
William Schlacks April 3, 2015
Martha Morris April 3, 2015
Kermit Decker April 3, 2015
Charles Spath, Sr. April 2, 2015
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