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09/27/2013

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Sarasota News Leader September 27, 2013 Page 82 REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NEXT TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is accepting registrations for the next Teen Driver Challenge, a defensive driving and vehicle control program designed for young drivers, the office has announced. ber). Hands-on training will be held both Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the driving range, 6664 W. Price Blvd., North Port (next to North Port High School). For more information, visit www.SarasotaSheriff.org; under Public Interest, click Youth Programs and then choose Teen Driver Challenge. Registration forms may be downloaded from that part of the website. The free program includes classroom instruction and training behind the wheel, a news release notes. "The course is designed to provide teen drivers with the knowledge and understanding of the forces created by an automobile and the effects of the forces on the A new video explains more about the program and its features; it includes local youth who human body," the release points out. recently took the Teen Driver Challenge. The There are two sessions of the Teen Driver video is on the website and the agency's YouChallenge to choose from: Oct. 25-26 or Nov. Tube channel, the release says. 1-2. Classroom instruction will be held both Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. (at The Landings in Contact Youth Services at 927-4190 with any October or Laurel Nokomis School in Novem- additional questions. MOTORCYCLE ROAD SAFETY AND AWARENESS RIDE PLANNED The largest Sarasota/Manatee counties motorcycle road safety and awareness ride — and a free concert — will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, organizers have announced. lease. Participation is free. The West Coast Chapter of ABATE of Florida Inc., a not-forprofit organization and the largest motorcycle rights group in the state, has planned the ride. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. at Peggy's Corral The theme is "Look Twice For Motorcycles," (4511 U.S. 41, Palmetto) and end at Sharky's with the goal of reducing accidents, the news release adds. on the Pier (1600 Harbor Drive S., Venice). The event is anticipated to draw more than The event will conclude with a concert at 3 500 motorcycles, organizers say in a news re- p.m. at Sharky's, featuring One Night Rodeo. CORRECTIONS A Sept. 13 article, A new and ugly trick, incorrectly reported that foreclosure law expert April Charney is retired. Charney says she is not presently taking individual cases, although she does consulting work with lawyers who do. "I may put out my shingle locally in the future to offer my services directly to individual consumers," she adds. Coastal Advisory Committee meeting whose name was not given, although the News Leader identified her as a consultant with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The News Leader was unable to reach Corps officials to verify the spelling of the speaker's name prior to deadline. Her name is Kelly Legault, and she is A Sept. 20 article, Confidence and conten- not a consultant but a senior coastal engineer tion, referenced one speaker at the Sept. 18 with the federal agency. %

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