Sarasota News Leader

08/09/2013 & 08/16/2013

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No. 47 & 48 — August 9 & 16, 2013 CONTENTS A REFLECTION OF 'BIG EASY' ONE HURDLE LEFT Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY SEEKING NEW SOLUTIONS 8 A REFLECTION OF 'BIG EASY' 12 MORE TWEAKS TO 2050? 17 ONE HURDLE LEFT 22 THOSE SHIFTING SANDS 26 A THOUSAND NEW HOTEL ROOMS 32 NOT GIVING UP 36 THE UNIQUE SPRING 41 AFTER THE STORM 48 The Salvation Army drops its daily rates and holds its first planned town hall meeting on the community's homelessness issues — Stan Zimmerman Businessman Chris Brown proposes a New Orleans-style design for the restaurant he plans to open in the landmark building at Five Points — Stan Zimmerman Clark Road property owners propose their own changes to Sarasota County's controversial land-development plan — Cooper Levey-Baker Sarasota and Manatee counties celebrate the recommendation that Benderson Park host the 2017 World Rowing Championships — Rachel Brown Hackney U.S. Army Corps of Engineers models are to be completed by late fall in an effort to determine whether the dredging of Big Pass and groin construction will take place to renourish and stabilize Lido Beach — Rachel Brown Hackney The members of the Downtown Improvement District Board of Directors hear about new hotels planned and more 'rent-a-cops,' and it agrees to provide a bike rack at Smokin' Joe's — Stan Zimmerman With the City of Sarasota planning to install two chickees for bus shelters, a Sarasota County commissioner says he will raise the topic again in reference to county bus stops — Rachel Brown Hackney Mote steps up as possible site operator, but acquisition cost is the biggest unknown in Sarasota County's effort to purchase the archaeologically rich Little Salt Spring — Roger Drouin Sarasota County began drafting its Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan after the back-to-back storm seasons of 2004 and 2005 — Roger Drouin PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: "Sailor's Delight" — Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: "Twisty Trail" — Norman Schimmel

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