Sarasota News Leader

03/22/2013

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Sarasota News Leader March 22, 2013 Page 65 COMMUNITY CONVERSATION TO FOCUS ON ELECTION REFORM WSLR FM 96.5, Sarasota���s community radio station, is reaching out to engage the public in a series of conversations on issues facing Florida. day, March 28. Featured guests will be Susie Copeland, president of the Manatee County NAACP; Pat Price, past president of the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County; The programs will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. on and Donna Cubit-Swoyer, board member of the last Thursday of each month through April the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections. at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts This event is being co-sponsored by the SaraCenter (525 Kumquat Court in Sarasota), the sota Chapter of the NAACP, the Sarasota station has announced. The first hour is ���a fairly structured conversation between a moder- League of Women Voters, The Sarasota News ator and several guests knowledgeable in the Leader and the ACLU of Sarasota/Manatee. area being discussed,��� a news release notes. Cooper Levey-Baker, associate editor of the That hour is broadcast live on WSLR 96.5 FM News Leader, will moderate the conversation. at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the audience members are The Focus on Florida Conversation Series is invited to share their insights and join the confree and open to the public. Those who atversation with the featured guests. tend are welcome to bring snacks or dinner, The next Community Conversation will focus the release says. Beverages will be available on election reform. It will be offered on Thurs- for purchase. 18-YEAR-OLD ALLEGED VEHICLE BURGLAR CAUGHT IN THE ACT The Sarasota County Sheriff���s Office has arrested an 18-year-old vehicle burglar who was caught in the act by a vigilant neighbor, the office has announced. A deputy recovered a small bag of makeup on the sidewalk about 20 feet from a van whose passenger side door the resident said he saw Pokornik open, the report notes. A man on Lahaina Drive in Sarasota called Pokornik had a plastic pellet gun in his right 911 around 10 p.m. on March 19 to say he and pocket at the time of his aranother man were holding rest, the responding officer Austin Pokornik, of 3647 reported. Bali Drive, inside a vehicle that Pokornik allegedly was Pokornik is charged with burglarizing, according to two counts of Burglary, four the report. counts of Attempted BurThe man, who was awakglary and four counts of Posened by his barking dog, session of Burglary Tools. said he saw Pokornik try the He is also charged with viodoor handles of different velating his curfew, which was hicles in the neighborhood, a condition of his probation breaking into those that for a prior burglary arrest, were unlocked, according Austin Pokornik/Contributed photo the report notes. % to the report.

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