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Obituaries July 28, 2011

Evelyn M. Petraus Evelyn M. Petraus, 100, of Sun City Center, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at South Bay Hospital. Born in Bemidji, Minnesota on January 9, 1911,…

Observations: A surplus of nattering nabobs

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On September 11, 1970, Vice President Spiro Agnew uttered a famous phrase written for him by William Safire:  “Nattering nabobs of negativism.”  At the time, he was…

Headlights and rain go together like coffee and cream

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Turn on vehicle lights in the rain or get soaked – for more than $100, that is.  This is the warning now being…

Apollo Beach bank closed by FDIC

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN APOLLO BEACH – Regulators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) closed the SouthShore Community Bank on Friday. On Saturday, the bank branches in Apollo Beach and…

EBHS grad snags full U.S. Coast Guard scholarship

By PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH — A recent East Bay High School graduate has snagged one of the highest ranking scholarships in the country. Catherine D. Flocken, now 18, known…

Residents encouraged to fill out online surveys before next planning meeting

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Ideas are starting to come forward at meetings concerning the new county-proposed overlay for properties with frontage along the 8-mile stretch of U.S. 41 between…

South County dogs are valued assets in local businesses

By MELODY JAMESON Next up, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the working class…here they come into the ring now: A Great Pyrenees who looks after a hundred-member family; a non-judgmental Beagle…

An era ends; the legacy endures

By MITCH TRAPHAGENKENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Exactly 42 years, seven hours and one minute from the moment astronaut Neil Armstrong’s left boot first made contact with the surface of the…

Obituaries July 21, 2011

William T. WalkerWilliam T. Walker, 92, died peacefully at his Ruskin, FL, home. He was the owner of the Coffee Cup restaurant with his wife Mary for more than 50…

Rezoning with added restriction calms over-development fears

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – New home owners, but no more than 10 of them, eventually may share a sensitive wetlands area here with herons and cranes, fish and crabs,…

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