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09/28/12

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Sarasota News Leader September 28, 2012 third "Noise Ordinance" CD, featuring 36 local artists, will be unveiled at a party at the Cock & Bull Pub Nov. 10. Only time will tell if "Noise Ordinance" fans will show up at the county's community meetings to make their complaints public, of course, but within the city limits, at least, some folks are paying attention. City Commis- sioner Paul Caragiulo said during a June meet- ing that the city should revisit its own noise regulations. "I do know, when speaking with different or- ganizations, especially with the Siesta Key With financial abuse among older adults on the rise, the Sarasota Com- munity Alliance Aging in Place Ac- tion Team and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USF-SM) will spon- sor a free educational event, "Last Will & Em- bezzlement: Protecting Yourself and Others from Fraud and Exploitation," on Friday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon at the USF Saraso- ta-Manatee Campus, Selby Auditorium, 8350 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The event will include the showing of a short documentary featuring actor Mickey Rooney and county professionals in aging, according to a news release. Subsequently, a panel of local experts involved in the prevention and prosecution of financial abuse will answer questions regarding how to avoid being a crime victim. "The panel will address common questions such as "Who are the perpetrators?" "How does exploitation happen?" and "Where can I go for help?" the news release says. Page 43 Association, the merchants are all working together to examine the Noise Ordinance," to see if there's an "amicable" solution, Thomp- son says. "That's the type of thing that we'll be exploring with the community outreach, is inviting in the various neighborhood groups, the merchant associations." She says her office plans to finalize its pro- posals by next September, at which point the commission (and perhaps the Planning Com- mission, if necessary) will take up the issue again. OCT. 5 EVENT TO FOCUS ON FRAUD PREVENTION "We hope to raise awareness about the in- sidious ways in which financial exploitation occurs, and more importantly, we want to provide the community with local resources and an interactive forum to directly ask their questions to experts who work with victims of these crimes,´ said Dr. Kathy Black of USF-SM. "People can learn about how to pro- tect themselves and others from financial fraud." "For many reasons, seniors are more vulner- able to exploitation from both professionals and from individuals close to them, including family," the news release says. Light refreshments will be served at the event. Space is limited. Register online at http://last- willandembezzlement.eventbrite.com/, con- tact Raquel Castillo at Raquel_Castillo@doh. state.fl.us or call 941-861-2575.

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