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CONTENTS A FLORIDA-FRIENDLY OPTION FULL-COURT PRESS Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY FULL-COURT PRESS 8 COUNTY EYES DOWNTOWN PLANS 13 A FLORIDA-FRIENDLY OPTION 17 LAWSUITS AND POTENTIAL SUITS 23 AND THEN THERE WERE THREE 28 ON THE LEGISLATIVE FRONT 32 LOOKING GOOD 34 BULLET CHANGES LIFE FOREVER 38 ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL 42 THE SOUND AND THE FURY 47 NEWS BRIEFS 53 Environmental groups step up their opposition to proposed Sarasota 2050 overhaul — Cooper Levey-Baker The County Commission next week will revisit a 2003 agreement with the city regarding future property needs — Stan Zimmerman The County Commission has asked staff once again to research the potential for using chickees as bus shelters and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars — Rachel Brown Hackney The City Commission on Monday is expected to deal with repercussions of challenges from Citizens for Sunshine and open the way for Walmart legal action — Stan Zimmerman Analysis: City voters send Chapman, Atwell and Dorfman to the 'finals' — Stan Zimmerman While a bill that would give local governments control over regulating smoking has advanced, the proposal for a statewide domestic partnership registry remains stalled — Rachel Brown Hackney Most of Sarasota County's latest economic data shows positive trends, especially in Tourist Development Tax collections and the county's portfolio — Rachel Brown Hackney Courageous couple speaks out for gun control — Vicki Chatley A petition to restrict parking on the south side of Siesta Key's Avenida de Mayo will be scheduled for a County Commission agenda — Rachel Brown Hackney A county staff study in Siesta Village reveals that placement of speakers in a restaurant and the design of two buildings has exacerbated noise problems — Rachel Brown Hackney PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Chillounge Night Sarasota - Robert Hackney Sarasota Leisure: The Orioles Dugout - Norman Schimmel

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