(The following is part of a chapter from my book draft Private Eye Confidential. I reflect on where I have been because it has shaped the person and private investigator I am today.)
With my right arm in
a cast up to my shoulder, I tooled around on my Honda 400 motorcycle on the night cops
beat at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. I found that I could still take notes if I
held my reporter’s notebook in my left arm extended far away from my body. I
then jotted stiffly in the notebook with the pen...Read Full Story
Sarasota, Florida – U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan announced today that he will host a forum on tax reform. Buchanan is Florida’s only member of the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, which is reviewing current federal income tax law and chairman of the small business working group.
“The current tax code punishes everyone from families to employers trying to compete in the global marketplace,” said Buchanan. “I am working in Congress to fix our broken tax code. My goal is a...Read Full Story
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Natural Awakenings Zen Award Announced.
Bloom Organics celebrated its first anniversary under new ownership and simultaneously was awarded the ‘Zen Award’ by Natural Awakenings. The ‘Zen Award’ is bestowed upon Sarasota’s most peaceful and tranquil place.
“It’s been a challenging year but winning this award is such an amazing way to end the year!” said Yasmin Farrell, President and Therapist of Bloom Organics. “The award is voted for by Sarasota consumers and we’re so...Read Full Story
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Kids, Cats And Cupcakes Carnival Needs Your Help.
Cat Depot needs 100+ volunteer positions for the Kids, Cats and Cupcakes Carnival on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10am-4pm. Volunteers are needed in various areas including carnival barkers, parking lot attendants, food prep, ticket sales and entertainment stage assistants. Shifts are available and groups are welcome. (Children under 18 must be with a parent/guardian at all times.)
Families and children from ages 3 to 13...Read Full Story
Today, in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, there was an Op-Ed that I would like to respond to.
FPL began informal discussions about the franchise renewal last year, and we continue to negotiate in good faith and accommodate requests by the city. Contrary to rumors, the proposed franchise agreement does not prohibit customer-installed renewable generation, distributed generation, or providers with new technologies from serving the city, nor does it prevent the city from building its own...Read Full Story
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