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  • Tim Kaine event in Sarasota cancelled

    10/27/2016 12:41:28 PM PDT · by lancium · 107 replies
    SARASOTA, FL (WFLA) — Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine was scheduled to be in Sarasota Friday, but the event has been cancelled.
  • UPDATE!!!! No Christian Music or Christmas Carols in Shopping Mall

    10/27/2016 8:26:41 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 39 replies
    UPDATE!! Please read! The University Town Center Mall has just released the following statement: "The materials created and distributed by a third party company relating to the hiring of performance groups for UTC were not reviewed by UTC staff in advance of distribution. These materials do not in any way represent an existing center policy or viewpoint. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused within the Sarasota community." . . . .
  • No Christian Music or Christmas Carols in Shopping Mall

    10/26/2016 11:40:45 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 113 replies
    The University Town Center Mall in Sarasota, Florida, has issued a very specific directive: "For choral groups, the Mall prefers no clearly recognizable Christian music, such as carols sung in English, spirituals or gospel." In a memo sent out to area groups who are normally invited to perform seasonal music, the upscale shopping mall leaders have in effect banned any music that could be recognized as "Christian." . . . . . . .
  • Graying of America could hit Sarasota hard

    03/14/2016 7:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Business Journal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Margie Manning
    The economic boom that Florida is experiencing now from population gains could lead to labor shortages and a drain on state resources in the future, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Sarasota could be among the communities hardest hit by the graying of America, the report said. That’s because the city is an affluent community, and it may be hard for the caregivers who serve the elderly and tend to be lower paid to afford to live there, the report said.
  • Thousands cheer on insult-throwing Donald Trump at Sarasota rally

    11/29/2015 5:49:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    TampaBay ^ | Nov 29, 2015 | Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor
    SARASOTA Thousands of Donald Trump fans packed inside and outside a Sarasota arena Saturday to hear the Republican front-runner rip Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, super PACs, "phonies" in the press corps (especially the New York Times), Obamacare, "weak" generals leading America's military, political correctness, Hillary Rodham Clinton and assorted people who have doubted or criticized him. The billionaire reality TV star who has upended the Republican primary drew booming cheers and chants of "Trump! Trump! Trump!" as he delivered a disjointed, borderline stream-of-consciousness speech heavy on knocking critics and vague on promises about reviving the American dream and making it...
  • FULL Speech: Donald Trump Holds HUGE Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)

    11/28/2015 11:15:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 28, 2015 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Saturday, November 28, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a massive campaign rally and spoke to an overflow crowd of tens of thousands at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL. FULL Speech: Donald Trump Holds HUGE Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)
  • Donald Trump Talks outside Rally in Sarasota Florida 11/28/15

    11/28/2015 11:15:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 28, 2015 | PSB Satellite
    Donald Trump Talks outside Rally in Sarasota Florida helicopter as back drop 11/28/15
  • FULL Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL (Replay)

    11/28/2015 11:33:21 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 73 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-28-15 | Donald Trump
    The live stream I was watching kept going out so if you missed the whole thing or part of it, here's a replay. Saturday, November 28, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a massive campaign rally and spoke to an overflow crowd of tens of thousands at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL. youtube.com/watch?v=C9-mReBPVAA
  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Suspicious package investigation underway in Sarasota (package turned out to be birdfeeder)

    07/22/2015 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 22 replies
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 22 JUL 2015 | FOX13 Staff
    <p>SARASOTA (FOX 13) - Surrounding roads are shut down and all nearby businesses have been evacuated as police investigate a suspicious package Wednesday morning.</p> <p>Sarasota police said the package was found on a sidewalk near Arlington and U.S. 41.</p> <p>Officials have shut down U.S. 41 between Waldereme and Hillview. Traffic is being diverted.</p>
  • How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11

    04/12/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 April 15 | Paul Sperry
    Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars — including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser — and even a refrigerator full of food. About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier. The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and...
  • Sarasota Researchers May Have Made Progress In Alzheimer's Treatment

    11/01/2014 6:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Sarasota Patch ^ | 11/1/2014 | Sherri Lonon
    Sarasota scientists have made a discovery that may pave the way for more effective drug therapies to treat Alzheimer’s patients in the future. In a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Roskamp Institute’s scientists say they have isolated a single enzyme connected to all three key factors in Alzheimer’s disease – accumulation of amyloid protein, inflammation and modulation of the “tau” protein. All three damage nerve cells in the brain. “These studies suggest there is a single drug target to inhibit all three key pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease,” stated the study’s lead researcher, neurobiologist Daniel Paris, in...
  • Is Sarasota on Hillary Clinton's book tour list? (Hillary Book Tour sponsored by AT&T)

    05/15/2014 10:13:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 5/5/14 | Dale White
    Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may come to Sarasota next month for a speaking engagement to promote her latest book. “It’s not confirmed or agreed to yet,” Mary Bensel, executive director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, said Monday. Clinton’s management is currently arranging speaking engagements in Florida for this summer and “four or five other cities” are also expressing interest, Bensel said. The lecture tour is to promote Clinton’s “Hard Choices,” a 688-page book about her experiences as secretary of state to be published June 10. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation and AT&T have...
  • Ted Cruz to speak in Sarasota

    01/09/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | Jeremy Wallace
    The most influential, and likely the most controversial, voice in Republican politics is coming to Sarasota.U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who was the catalyst in shutting down the federal government in a failed bid to block the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, has agreed to come to Sarasota next month to accept the local GOP’s annual statesman of the year award.“He’s a principled leader who is not willing to back away from a fight,” Sarasota Republican Party chairman Joe Gruters said.While Cruz’s first foray into Sarasota is under the guise of accepting Sarasota Republican Party’s suddenly nationally...
  • Ted Cruz visit adds to Sarasota's growing reputation

    01/08/2014 11:51:08 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    heraldtribune.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeremy Wallace
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — credited with leading the effort to shut down the federal government last fall — will visit Sarasota next month, adding to the area’s growing national reputation for rolling out the red carpet for Tea Party icons. The list of recent honorees includes Herman Cain, Sean Hannity and Donald Trump. And besides Cruz, a future guest will be Allen West. Such figures contrast starkly with Sarasota County’s long-standing reputation as a moderate GOP haven where more socially moderate Republicans could win elections with a fiscally conservative message. That image seems a distant memory with the ultra-conservative...
  • When Cops Don't Need a Warrant To Crash Through Your Door

    08/05/2013 6:15:09 AM PDT · by bamahead · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | July 31, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    The Fourth Amendment protects us from random invasions of our homes by police, right? We know we're secure in our "persons, houses, papers, and effects" unless the cops demonstrate probable cause to a judge and get a warrant. Except... Except when they don't. The fact of the matter is that police have a lot of leeway to bust your door down and take a look around if they fear that waiting for a warrant could lead to loss of evidence or danger to people. Or lead to something, anyway. That end run around the Fourth Amendment is called "exigent circumstances,"...
  • Police raid felt like home invasion

    07/19/2013 9:10:11 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 69 replies
    Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL) ^ | 7/18/2013 | Tom Lyons
    After leaving her operating room scrub nurse duties at Sarasota's Doctors Hospital on Wednesday, Louise Goldsberry went to her Hidden Lake Village apartment. Her boyfriend came over, and after dinner — about 8 p.m. — Goldsberry went to her kitchen sink to wash some dishes. That's when her boyfriend, Craig Dorris — a manager for a security alarm company — heard her scream and saw her drop to the floor. Goldsberry, 59, said she had looked up from the sink to see a man “wearing a hunting vest.” He was aiming a gun at her face, with a red light...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • Sinkhole Holds 12,000-Year-Old Clues to Early Americans

    02/19/2009 3:15:45 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,406+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | February 18, 2009 | Willie Drye
    Divers exploring a southern Florida sinkhole have uncovered clues to what life was like for some of America's first residents.Led by University of Miami professor John Gifford, underwater archaeologists are exploring Little Salt Spring, 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Sarasota.Earlier this year, students working about 30 feet (9 meters) below the surface found the remains of a gourd that probably was used as a canteen by an ancient hunter about 8,000 or 9,000 years ago, according to Gifford.Archaeologists have been recovering primitive relics from the spring since 1977, when divers found the remains of a large, now extinct tortoise...