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handling "be-on-the-lookout alerts" if nec- essary (BOLOs for crooks; Amber Alerts for missing children). "Our drivers are feeling like they've been empowered to be that extra set of eyes in the community," noted McCormick. Sarasota is not the first community to experi- ence the "empowered" drivers. The company points to many instances when drivers called for emergency help for car fires, wounded people, dog attacks, unattended children and other scenes of distress. "I will never look at a Waste Management truck the same way again," said Assistant Sarasota County Administrator Mark Cunningham. "Is my grass mowed? Are my tags up-to-date? Seriously, it is so cost-effective and we are glad to be a part of it." % Image courtesy Enter To Win A New iPad e contest concludes when e Sarasota News Leader achieves 1,000 "Likes" on Facebook, One winner will be selected at random from among subscribers. Only subscribers are eligible to win the iPad, regardless of having "Liked" our page on Facebook. Contest is open only to residents of Sarasota County. Selected winners must provide a valid Sarasota County street address to receive the iPad. Contest is void where prohibited by law. 2 Then Like Us On Facebook When our "Likes" on Facebook reach 1,000, we will randomly select one of our subscribers to receive a new iPad. 1 Click here to Subscribe Sarasota News Leader June 6, 2014 Page 49

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