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Saturday, July 4, 2015


Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

A disturbing new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warns that America's growing debt could choke economic growth and lead to a death spiral from which there is no recovery. The CBO's report should give new energy and urgency to the call for a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. The national debt is a ticking time bomb that threatens every American, young and old. It currently exceeds $18 trillion and is projected to top $27 trillion within the next decade.

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

Today marks the official release for TBT columnist Dennis Maley's debut novel A Long Road Home. With promotions underway, the brand-new author is scheduled for two local evening readings and book signings—one this coming Wednesday at the Manatee Central Library, and the other on Friday at Sarasota's HuB.

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there's no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the following common-sense tips can help.

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dear EarthTalk: Is California’s epic drought really the result of too much meddling by environmentalists like some conservatives have suggested? —Betsy Martin, Butte, MT

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) founder and artistic director, Nate Jacobs, will receive the “Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award” during the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival in August, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He will receive the honor, accorded due to his contributions to Black theatre specifically and American theatre in general, during the Opening Night Gala Awards Banquet.

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

A wild intentional ball from Charlotte Stone Crabs (2-7, 47-32) closer Brad Schreiber (L, 0-3) brought in the winning run as the Marauders (6-3, 38-41) walked off as 9-8 winners in front of 5,812 fans on Friday night at McKechnie Field. Bradenton's biggest crowd of the season watched a wild back and forth game, with the outcome keeping the Marauders tied with Palm Beach for first place.

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Florida’s abundant lakes and rivers provide habitat necessary to produce good fisheries and the Florida largemouth bass possesses unique genetics that favors rapid growth to trophy size.

 

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Friday, July 3, 2015


Published Friday, July 3, 2015

Tomorrow's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 91 and a 20 percent chance of rain. Kurds are intent on carving a new state out of Iraq 'whether the U.S. likes it or not'; Obama administration scales back deportations in policy shift; BP is fined $18.7 billion for Deepwater Horizon spill; IS threatens pyramids, sphinx as it moves on Egypt; the first U.S. measles death since 2003 occurs (click for links to stories).

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Published Friday, July 3, 2015

Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that an independent state commission can draw federal Congressional districts opens the door for Florida to cure its long history of gerrymandering election maps in order to prevent elections from occurring as intended.

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Published Friday, July 3, 2015

This week, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined Florida with seven other states in a suit challenging new federal rules designed to better protect the wetlands. The suit claims that the new federal rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are "an attempt by two agencies of the federal government to usurp the states' primary responsibility for the management, protection, and care of intrastate waters and lands."

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Obituaries

Name Date
Thomas Presha June 28, 2015
Ralph Senzamici June 26, 2015
Diane Exten June 27, 2015
Jesse Rumberger June 25, 2015
Larry Hurst June 23, 2015
Robert Johnson June 22, 2015
Ralph Wagner June 22, 2015
Arthur Tennant June 20, 2015
Joseph Perry June 18, 2015
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