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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jeff Atwater is the Republican incumbent Chief Financial Officer of Florida. He is also a former state rep and Senate President. Atwater is challenged by Democrat Will Rankin in the November 4 election.

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Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, members of the county's healthcare community agreed to piece-meal the next year of health care costs for the uninsured and under-insured residents of Manatee County through a matching state and federal fund program.

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Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Among the games this Friday: the Bayshore Bruins will host the Palmetto Tigers; the Braden River Pirates will head to Sarasota for a game against the Booker Tornadoes, and the Southeast Seminoles will play the Manatee Hurricanes at home.

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Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The second and final reading and public hearing of the 2014-15 City of Bradenton budget and property tax rate is scheduled for 5:01 p.m. tonight in the City Hall Council Chambers at 101 Old Main St. The council will consider approving a property tax rate of 5.8976 — which is the existing rate.

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Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board voted to table votes on two charter school applications. The board also heard concerns from community members regarding (among other issues) the district's new private security officer policy for elementary school campuses; district bus driver pay and benefits; and implementation of a new recess policy for students.

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Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In an eventful Manatee County Commission meeting Tuesday, local hospitals left with more than $7 million in indigent healthcare funds, golf cart riders got closer to driving on the sidewalks legally, and the commission got to see the many flavors of bridge that the ACOE has as options for Cortez. The board also voted narrowly to make it official policy not to allow citizens to give public comment at work sessions unless the commentary regards something on that session's agenda.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Democrat Thaddeus Hamilton takes on incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam in the November 4 election. Hamilton has over 40 years of experience in agriculture and environment, having retired after 36 years from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services.

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Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Some of the most intense and provocative local theater in recent years has occurred in single-dose form via the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's Late Night Series, and Monday night's performance of Tennessee Williams's powerful late-career The Two Character Play may well have been the series' best offering to date.

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Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The five-week summer rally in the equity markets was interrupted last week with the S&P 500, Dow Industrials and Russell 2000 losing about 1.0%. The decline was triggered by weakness in the bond market as the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.60% from 2.35% two weeks ago. Stronger than expected August retail sales renewed fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. The anxiety level was further elevated in anticipation of this week’s meeting of the Fed’s Open Policy Committee.

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Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Danny Sullivan perfected the art of spinning and winning on his way to winning the 1985 Indianapolis 500. On a smaller scale during Saturday night's Take Aim Gun Range Sportsmen 50-lap main event, Sarasota's Greg Krom duplicated Sullivan's feat not once, but twice on his way to a win at Desoto Speedway.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Bonny Cloud September 18, 2014
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
Emma LaSota September 6, 2014
Elizabeth Pagliarulo September 11, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
Jeanette Zerwin September 12, 2014
Janie Thielen September 12, 2014
Richard Schluederberg, Sr. September 10, 2014
Anne Teyssier August 28, 2014
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