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No. 36 — May 24, 2013 CONTENTS NOT GIVING UP ON THE LINE FOR FUNDS Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY ON THE LINE FOR FUNDS 8 A RESORT WITHOUT A FUTURE? 14 TENNIS, ANYONE? 18 'SLO-MO' RUMBLE 22 THE SHERIFF AND THE EOC 26 WE'RE HIRING 32 REASSERTING THEIR REASONING 34 NOT GIVING UP 39 THE HITS KEEP COMING 45 THE NEW CITY COMMISSION 48 The international rowing federation wants Sarasota and Manatee counties to guarantee they will cover any shortfall if Benderson Park lands the 2017 World Rowing Championships and revenue does not cover expenses — Rachel Brown Hackney No Warm Mineral Springs resolution in sight — Cooper Levey-Baker The public peppers the School Board with protests about the pending demolition of Sarasota High's tennis courts — Scott Proffitt Analysis: The prospect of a 'railroad track tent city' for the homeless in Sarasota is raising issues galore — Stan Zimmerman The County Commission agrees a new Sheriff's Office campus should be adjacent to the planned Emergency Operations Center on Cattlemen Road — Rachel Brown Hackney County beefs up permits, inspections and planning staff in response to increased development — Cooper Levey-Baker County commissioners decline a Planning Commission member's suggestion for his board to be more engaged in the revising of the 2050 Plan — Rachel Brown Hackney In a split vote, the County Commission turns down a request for parking restrictions on a Siesta Key street, seeking instead a recommendation from the Sheriff's Office and staff on how to handle problems — Rachel Brown Hackney Extra school funding initiatives approved by the Legislature pose more headaches for the Sarasota district — Scott Proffitt Atwell and Chapman are sworn in; Snyder is elected mayor of Sarasota — Staff Reports PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Afternoon Glow - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: 'A Three-Hour Tour' - Norman Schimmel

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