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2008-09-16 15:00:38

Florida police say an apparent argument over a boyfriend ended with a teenage girl tumbling out of a moving car after having her hands taped together. The 17-year-old Bradenton, Fla., girl was recovering from a fractured skull Tuesday and her parents were free on bond and facing child abuse and false imprisonment charges. The police report said the incident last Friday began when the girl met up with an unidentified male while staying with her grandparents while her parents were in Tampa....

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Aug. 5--With gasoline prices hovering around $4 a gallon, a roundtable discussion about the country's energy policies at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee did not shy away from the ongoing national debate over the possibility of future offshore drilling. After Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for an end to the 26-year-old federal ban on energy exploration off the nation's shores, elected officials across...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

By Nick Walter, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 30--MANY CHOICES FOR ANGLERS: Manatee County offers freshwater anglers without boats almost unlimited haunts and honey holes, but the problem, of course, can be finding those spots. At all of the below spots, fishing the first hour of daylight is best, unless you're fishing docks. If you're fishing docks during the daytime, target shady sections where tasty panfish tend to congregate. Anglers can use light line, such as 4-pound...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

By Nicholas Azzara, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 30--Citing concern over sensitive wetlands, the Peace River watershed and Charlotte Harbor, the area's most prominent environmentalist groups Tuesday declared war against controversial plans to mine the Altman Tract. On the footsteps of Manatee County Administration Building, the regional Sierra Club, ManaSota-88 and other groups announced they have sought an injunction against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in U.S. District...

2008-07-28 18:00:33

By Jennifer Rich, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 28--How will the complexion of businesses change in the future if older workers stay at their desks? Will there be more cases of age discrimination or will employers and societal views of aging people experience a metamorphosis? "The challenge of employers today as this huge generation reaches retirement is how to keep older workers and in what capacity," said Scott Parkin, with the National Council on Aging. "Understanding the...

2008-07-25 15:01:07

By Donna Wright, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 24--Planned Parenthood officially opened its first health center in Manatee County on Wednesday night when supporters gathered to celebrate the event after decades of opposition. But critics were still present as more than three dozen peaceful protesters gathered in front of the clinic at 1105 53rd Ave. E., holding signs that read, "Pray to end abortion." Nevertheless, the protesters' presence did not dampen the enthusiasm of more...

2008-07-25 15:00:58

By Tiffany St. Martin, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 24--Sharri Cagle's three children are looking forward to going back to school, but she has mixed feelings. Logan will be in fourth grade, Lindsey third and Colin pre-kindergarten at Freedom Elementary, which has open houses Aug. 14 and kindergarten orientation Aug. 12. Central High's open house is Aug. 5, with most Manatee schools having theirs the week of Aug. 11. Open houses are most important for students attending a...

2008-07-23 12:00:15

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 22--Just days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced tomatoes were safe to enjoy again, federal health officials are now warning consumers not to eat fresh jalapeno peppers. A jalapeno pepper from a small Texas-based produce distribution center tested positive as a "genetic match" to the particular salmonella strain, called Saintpaul, associated with the current nationwide outbreak, according to the FDA. The...

2008-07-18 15:00:12

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 18--Tomatoes are officially safe to eat again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted its warning to consumers nationwide Thursday concerning tomatoes and an outbreak of salmonella. Federal health officials also announced they have found no evidence of the unusual strain of salmonella, called Saintpaul, at any Florida tomato sites during the recent investigation. "We are lifting the tomato warning, and we believe consumers can...

2008-07-15 15:00:24

By Brian Neill, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 15--Mark Ibasfalean is probably best known locally as a stone-crabber and fisherman. But he's also recently taken on the role of star-maker. Ibasfalean and his brother, Bryan, have started a business called True Hollywood Screen Test. The enterprise, still in its infancy, allows aspiring actors, singers and reality show contestants to film performances of themselves for placement in a video database that can be viewed by talent...


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