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Saturday, August 2, 2014


Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has given the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's Fair District requirements. With the Primary Election set for August 26, those involved are bracing for chaos.

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
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On Thursday, the Manatee County School Board approved a tentative budget for next year which includes a million dollar increase in the district’s projected surplus and a million more for additional safety measures, including a proposal for adding a full-time armed security personnel in every elementary school.

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yes. Thanks to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), the rules for making 401(k) in-plan Roth conversions have gotten substantially easier. (These rules also apply to 403(b) and 457(b) plans.)

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Both Manatee and Sarasota County Commissioners are looking at "performance based" compensation programs that reward department heads and other officials for a "job well done." Many department heads, senior administrative staff and commissioners are already rewarded with an annual salary package worth upwards of $100,000. Could officials be asking for a raise, a pat on the back, or both?

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
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The Marauders (60-49, 25-15) held off a ninth inning rally by the Brevard County Manatees (55-48, 19-18) to win their third straight, winning 3-2 on Friday night at McKechnie Field. Tyler Glasnow (W, 8-5) pitched six scoreless innings, allowed two hits, and struck out five to earn the win.

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health? -- Margaret Ainsworth, Philadelphia, PA

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc., in Sarasota, has been awarded generous grants from the Bank of America Charitable Fund, the Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., and the Eluned and Edward Charitable Foundation for its unique services for adults and teens. These include the Haven Industries and Transitions career development programs and the Community Living residential services.

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Friday, August 1, 2014


Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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An armed School Resource Officer program for all of Manatee County's elementary schools was discussed during the school board's budget hearing on Thursday, after the administration announced that $2 million in additional reserves had been discovered for the coming school year's budget. The program is implemented in the district’s 2014-15 tentative budget.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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Want to get informed before casting your vote? Check out all of TBT's coverage of local races appearing on the August 26 primary ballot consolidated in one easy location.

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014
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A tentative district budget of $558,657,560 for the 2014-15 school year was approved at the Manatee School Board’s public hearing on Thursday, including additional savings that will add $2 million to the projected budget/reserves. The board also approved the 2014-15 Supplemental Operating Discretionary Millage of 0.7480 and the Resolution Adopting the 2014-15 Total Millage of 7.3760. 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Azalee Green July 27, 2014
Annie Miller July 27, 2014
Mary Cadogan July 30, 2014
David Bray July 21, 2014
Robert Timony June 28, 2014
Barbara Pernat July 27, 2014
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
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