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Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Egmont Shipwreck Named Archaeological Preserve


Comment:
The USS Narcissus departed Pensacola and exploded after striking the bar at the mouth of Tampa Bay when cold water rushed in through a gap in the hull and came in contact with the hot boiler. She did not depart from Tampa. The officers and crew were scalded to death by the steam explosion. During the Civil War the Narcissus was part of a squadron under the overall command of Rear Admiral Farragut, he did not captain the vessel. The picture you show is of a Coast Guard steel hulled vessel of the same name in the 20th Century. Please get your facts straight when you write history.
Posted by Richard Thomas on January 25, 2015 at 7:27 am
 


Article Headline: Universal Community College?


Comment:
Community College for all who want to attend is not "FREE." It is just funded by citizens, rather than any single individual. All of us are investing in our young people. To call it "Free," is to use inflammatory language. Some Americans use the word free only relative to firearm possession, or the ability to make money by despoiling the common space. I prefer to use the word characterizing free thought, freedom to come and go, free to speak your mind....
Posted by Dr. Joseph J Amato on January 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm
 


Article Headline: Higher Impact Fees on Final Approach


Comment:
Impact fees from developers? What a novel idea! I support the implementation and expansion of the idea. Make it more profitable to create infill rather than sprawl.
Posted by Charles Ivarch on January 22, 2015 at 8:44 am
 


Article Headline: Higher Impact Fees on Final Approach


Comment:
If the county would add trash bills on the tax roll it would stop the write off of non-collected funds for service that the resident do not pay and they have trash TWICE a week ,the funds that would collected and not written off as a loss would add to the budget add with large surplus.
Posted by Larry Ewain on January 22, 2015 at 8:01 am
 


Article Headline: Universal Community College?


Comment:
You have got to be kidding, how about we fix our High Schools first and steer kids in the right direction, maybe get rid of the unions that are destroying the education system in certain states. I worked 40 hour weeks and still graduated college and payed off my loans-- it can be done
Posted by Tom OBrien on January 22, 2015 at 7:03 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Ghosts of Ringling


Comment:
For all you taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there:
John, Mable and his sister are today buried in the secret garden. This happened in 1991 after years of arguement about doing it. His 2nd wife is not buried on the property.
Posted by alan smithee on January 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Ghosts of Ringling


Comment:
John, Mable and his wife after Mable are all buried on the property just in front and to the right of the Ca d'Zan. It is called the secret garden and John is buried between the two women. There is a locked gate around the 3 graves and tombstones. There is a garden and statues in front of the gate. On the date of John Ringling's birthday, New College students will sneak there at night and place a cigar on John's grave. The lock on the gate and this secret garden is checked every day by 2nd and 3rd shift security.
Posted by Dennis Gergel on January 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm
 


Article Headline: Three Buck Chuck vs. Winking Owl


Comment:
Took some winking owl to the continent of Africa, To be precise, The Gambia in West Africa.. a tiny country with a population of all most 2.million people.They love the winking owl "Merlot", "Cabernet Sauvignon" and the "Pinot Grigio". A d elite among wine drinkers.These were just the locals.. hoping the Tourist will love it too. I was surprise and the an-cor request was beyond my imagination.Hoping to introduce the full lin odf "Winking Owl Products".
Posted by James Mboob on January 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm
 


Article Headline: Community Spotlight: Realize Bradenton Selected as a Knight Cities Challenge National Finalist


Comment:
Citizens struggle to improve our communities while elected officials in both the city and the county are busily destroying that which makes our area a good place to live. So sad!
Posted by NancyR Dean on January 18, 2015 at 7:38 pm
 


Article Headline: Community Spotlight: Flu Virus Starting to Impact Local Blood Supply


Comment:
I am sad but not surprised that local blood supplies are low. When FBS took over our Community Blood Bank, local donations were sent north. My husband and I began donating in Sarasota, where donations are use by both Sarasota and Manatee Hospitals. I do not think that large populations to the north of us should be poaching in other counties.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm
 


Article Headline: Planning Commission Ditches Palma Sola Concerns


Comment:
What is happening in Manatee County is almost too tragic for words. Some of this seems worthy of criminal investigation.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Sugar Rush of 1842


Comment:
Interesting tales. Sad that man's inhumanity to man all too often honors the overlords rather than the workers. In this instance persecuters are remembered and slaves are forgotten to history except in the congregate.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm
 


Article Headline: Broken Bridges, Mean Girls and Crowbar Politics


Comment:
When Manatee voters re-elected Commissioner Whitmore despite abundant evidence that she and the Three B's are controlled by selfish and unthinking developers, they lost representative government in this county. Sadly, too many voters do not react until an oligarchy is firmly in place, making it difficult to remove. The future in our county appears dim indeed.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm
 


Article Headline: School Board Three-Ring Circus Continues


Comment:
Thank you for spelling out the circumstances that caused thinking citizens to smell the strong stench of good ole boy mentality and a false sense of entitlement among some school board members. Shame on those voters, who returned Gause to office.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Ghosts of Ringling


Comment:
A man who worked at The John and Mable Ringling Musuem of Art (now a part of the Florida State University system) named Joe McKennon self-published a book called
"Rape of an Estate" which recorded widespread abuse and misuse at the Musuem (before FSU control.) The Musuem was so threatened by it, that they tried to get all the published copies and still today stores them under lock and alarm in their circus musuem. There are stacks of the book in a circus archive room that the public is not allowed into. Only the security attendants on the 2nd and 3rd shift during patrols are allowed in that room and certain circus musuem employees. This is an example of The John and Mable Ringling Musuem of Art's censorship tactics.
Posted by john smithee on January 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm
 


Article Headline: Broken Bridges, Mean Girls and Crowbar Politics


Comment:
Isn't an elected Government charged with the responsibility to use direction, guidance, and (a lot) of FORESIGHT for the benefit of all? The BOCC needs to get Democracy--a wonderful concept--out of the closet, brushed off and working effectively for the benefit of Manatee County's future. When local damage is done, it is felt much deeper than on a national level. Keeping the faith....
Posted by suzanna young on January 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm
 


Article Headline: Community Spotlight: Goodwill Manasota Helps Donor Leave a Legacy in Memory of her Son


Comment:
Stay true to those who need you. We are our brother's keeper.
Posted by Donna Meadowd on January 18, 2015 at 10:46 am
 


Article Headline: Broken Bridges, Mean Girls and Crowbar Politics


Comment:
I commend John Rehill for writing this article. I was at this BOCC meeting and saw and heard what John is writing about - his
words are TRUE. One thing that bothers me is that, at the start of the meeting the public was advised that they could not speak
directly to situation, could not mention Company names, subdivision names, etc., and could only speak in generality.
It seemed that most of the audience was shocked at this some-
what shackling (restraining), of their "freedom of Speech" rights. Some that had been scheduled to speak did not and some seemed to have difficulty in altering their talks to fit the
restrictions announced before the public comments started. While most commissioners advised the audience that this was the 1st time they heard that comment restraint were to be placed (supposedly by law due to "Quasi-judicial" ruling).
I guess my real thorn is that, many people took off from work and other had to hire a baby sitter, etc. in order to speak on this matter. Yet no one seemed to care what hardships some had to bare in order to be present. Since this restriction was announced before anyone from the public spoke, WHY WAS THE PUBLIC NOT INFORMED last week, yesterday or apon entering that they would not be able to speak directly to the subject. That's what most of the audience was there for. Much aggravation, time and $$$ could have been spared.
The public must be considered in future situations such as this.
Posted by Paul P. Valenz on January 18, 2015 at 8:37 am
 


Article Headline: Residents' Over-development Pleas Fall on Deaf Ears at BOCC Meeting


Comment:
Is there anything that can be done to stop this development from going forward now that BOCC has approved the motion on it?
Posted by Susan Chalfant on January 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm
 


Article Headline: Broken Bridges, Mean Girls and Crowbar Politics


Comment:
It is time for the citizens of Manatee County to discard their
cloaks of democrat or republican. We are all created equal and should be able to vote for the person that will listen to and work with citizens and not developers.

To all the commissioners who are reading these comments. You are not doing your job and need to be replaced.
Posted by Barbara A. Angelucci on January 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm
 


Article Headline: Email from Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue - Urgent! 3 Shelties Need a Home


Comment:
Looking for up to 3 yr old sheltie to adopt
Large screened in patio used by my dogs in past
In addition Would look forward to 2 or more Dailey walks
Loving retired couple with time and lots of love to give in boynton beach fl
Thank you
Posted by Penny Herman on January 17, 2015 at 10:03 am
 


Article Headline: Broken Bridges, Mean Girls and Crowbar Politics


Comment:
You correctly condemn the Nazi-like Repuglican conduct of attacking all those that oppose them on anything, of considering all opposing parties as virtually "evil". Politics is the art of compromise, not totalitarianism.
Posted by James Walter on January 17, 2015 at 8:37 am
 


Article Headline: Broken Bridges, Mean Girls and Crowbar Politics


Comment:
Your unbiased report is a joy to read. Nothing is so pathetic than to witness the juvenile behavior of Benac, Bustle, Whitmore and Baugh. The meeting Tuesday was less than a minute old, when Benac barked at DiSabatino, "Keep quiet." Benac's brittle personality betrays her lack of intelligence and diplomacy. And what about our freedom of speech? It will be interesting to see how these cowards-commissioners will hide from the voters when the Burt Harris lawsuit will be dropped by developer Carlos Beruff on his Lang Bar Pointe project. No more hiding behind the so-called "Quasi-judicial" ruling. Come to the next board meeting on January 27 and see for yourself how these tyrants will deny our civil rights. Stand up and express your civil rights. No amount of cops and corrupt commissioners can stop us. Thank you, John for your well thought out pieced.
Posted by joe kane on January 17, 2015 at 8:08 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee School Board Votes to Table Faller Termination Matter Again; Accepts Kane's Resignation


Comment:
As far as I am concerned ,all three defendants should lose their jobs. As an educator and parent , we do not need cover ups in our school communities. It is a disgrace ! What I have heard Joe Kinnan had reported this to the last Superintendent and nothing was done. We cannot have an education system where the accused and guilty are given a slap on the hand and given their jobs back. That is a disgrace.
Posted by Patricia Benson on January 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm
 


Article Headline: Manatee School Board Resolves Litigation with Controversial Public Records Group


Comment:
I do not know enough to comment on the merits of this public records request. I do believe that the Manatee School Board should be watched closely as a prior board, with some members re-elected certainly failed in both its fiscal and ehtical responsibilities.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm
 


Article Headline: School District Suspends Investigator Pending External Investigation


Comment:
It appears that Mr. Pumphrey, who had the guts to hold members of this County's "good ole boy" club responsible for their inappropriate conduct, is now being targeted by two of these good ole boys, specifically Miner & Gause. Shame on Miner and Gause for protecting their friends rather than the safety of students, expecially female students. Perhaps it is time for a federal review of the Manatee School Board and its apparent willingness to tolerate sexual mistreatment of women for the sake of winning male sporting competitions.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm
 


Article Headline: Manatee School Board Votes to Table Faller Termination Matter Again; Accepts Kane's Resignation


Comment:
I hope that those, who voted for Mr. Gause, now see that he was and is again part of the problem rather than part of the solution regarding the safety of our public school children. Shame on these voters, as well as, Mr. Gause.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm
 


Article Headline: Manatee BOCC Snubs Citizens ... Again


Comment:
Looks like deputies should be investigating our so-called lawmakers, rather than harrassing concerned citizens. Where is our is the third branch of government???
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 15, 2015 at 2:55 pm
 


Article Headline: Developer's Dock Request Looks Like Two-Step Circumvention of Mangrove Policy


Comment:
I wish that lawmakers in the USA were held financially responsible when they choose to ignore existing law or when their decisions cause public harm. At one time, at least, Canadian lawmakers could be held liable for damages resulting from their actions. Too bad for those homeowners, who needed, those mangroves to reduce storm surge should next year bring a direct hurricane hit.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on January 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm
 


Article Headline: Developer's Dock Request Looks Like Two-Step Circumvention of Mangrove Policy


Comment:
Developer gets what they paid for and Manatee citizens get the shaft
Posted by skipfoto on January 15, 2015 at 9:54 am
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Sarah Anne Ware January 20, 2015
Thomas Bower January 19, 2015
Joseph Flannery January 19, 2015
Laura Colombo January 18, 2015
Tanice Bellas January 18, 2015
Patricia Brinker January 17, 2015
Joann Windholz January 16, 2015
John Walker January 17, 2015
George Haynes January 13, 2015
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