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NO ACTION NEEDED A beaming Dan Kennedy stepped forward, joined by his wife, to accept the keys to the city for his decades of educational leadership in both public and charter schools. After pre- siding over Sarasota High for years, Kennedy ventured out to start Sarasota Military Academy when few thought Sarasota was fer- tile ground for a high-discipline school. (See the related item in this issue.) How wrong they were. SMA flourished into a high-performing school with an enviable record of college admissions. In addition to the proclamation of achievement and keys to the city, July 21, 2014 will forever be Dan Kennedy Day in Sarasota. Achievement and leadership of a different kind was also recognized as Maj. Nathan Frizzell came forward to brief the commis- sioners on The Salvation Army's efforts to fight homelessness and vagrancy in the city. He has been here about a year, and he has started a seven-step program to tackle vari- ous facets of the issue. Housing is the key to fighting homelessness, and he urged "a counterpart to somebody in Wayne Applebee's position" to fight for higher densities and smaller spaces into which peo- ple can move. Applebee, Sarasota County's homelessness issues coordinator, is responsi- ble for creating a shelter for the homeless and vagrants, but Frizzell believes there must be The Sarasota Police Department provided video of shooting incidents in Newtown. Video courtesy Police Department Sarasota News Leader July 25, 2014 Page 16

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