Latest Manatee County Stories

2008-08-12 12:02:06

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roskamp Institute's Associate Clinic Director and Neuropsychologist Cheryl Luis, Ph.D., ABPP-CN was recently nominated and appointed chairperson to the Department of Elder Affairs' (DOEA) Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Advisory Committee (ADIAC). "The advisory committee is very fortunate to have someone like Dr. Luis as the chairperson," said Darrick McGhee, director of legislative affairs for the DOEA, who worked with Dr. Luis during her...

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...

2008-06-18 09:00:36

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 18--MANATEE -- A scheduled presentation on the proposed $35 million expansion of the Prime Outlets-Ellenton was postponed until August to give the parties involved more time to work on the road improvements around the project. Prime Retail, the mall's owner, plans to widen the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 75 to U.S. 301, add turn lanes at the U.S. 301 and 60th Avenue East intersection, and widen the mall's entrances. But before...

2008-06-14 09:00:36

By Joe Saunders, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 14--MANATEE -- A combination of financial savvy, educational understanding and organizational management are the key factors Manatee County school board members are looking for in a new superintendent. And being "Superman or Superwoman" wouldn't hurt, either. "It's a tough job and you've got to have special powers," said Walter Miller, a school board member for 10 years. "You're going to have a tough time because these are tough times."...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.