Archive for September, 2002

09/1/2002

The Charity Register, Part 1

Agape Flights Resource center for more than 300 missionary families, providing logistical support, including weekly flights for mail and critical and emergency supplies, short-term volunteer teams, distribution of medical and other ministry supplies. Executive director: Charles Gardner Address: 7990 15th St. E. Sarasota, FL 34243 Telephone: (941) 355-5099 Web site: www.agapeflights.com Mission statement: Share the […]

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09/1/2002

The Eyes Have It

If you think that cutting-edge surgical procedures and featherweight contact lenses are pushing eyeglasses the way of the dinosaur, think again. The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, says that far from retreating into the graveyard of historical medical instruments, glasses are staging a cultural coup, thanks to celebrity […]

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09/1/2002

Street Talk

It’s summer-so travel! One of the city’s longest-running little family fights-where to put a new bus station-was finally resolved recently. One side wanted to put the new station right in the center of downtown, on Lemon Avenue, while the other side wanted it just about anywhere else-north of downtown or south of downtown, just not […]

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09/1/2002

Adventures in Belize

Perhaps my critics are right. I do spend too much time in luxury hotels. My idea of the perfect vacation is a well-stocked mini-bar that somebody else is paying for, plus glacial air-conditioning and a fun, easy schedule: some shopping, then a nap before dinner at the fanciest restaurant in town. Well, not any more. […]

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09/1/2002

Stars of the Season

Every year area theaters take audiences on a journey that includes laughter, tears, songs, and an occasional case of poor circulation through the lower half of the body. Well, at least the critics sometimes suffer from that. After all, night after night from September through May and sometimes longer, we sit through frantic farces, tinkling […]

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09/1/2002

Lessons in Form

Perhaps the Sarasota School of Architecture should be called the Architecture of Schools in Sarasota, since it left a remarkable legacy of handsome academic as well as residential buildings in the county. As early as the 1940s, Sarasota had become the hangout of a remarkable group of young architects, led by Ralph Twitchell and Paul […]

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09/1/2002

Family Affairs

It seems inadequate to call Monroe’s a mom-and-pop enterprise, although owners Suzanne and chef Richard Monroe are married and proud to be mom and pop to a daughter (born one week after the restaurant opened in 1995) and her two-year old brother. But their family business, located around the corner from the Sarasota Opera House […]

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09/1/2002

Cars That Say Sarasota

Years ago, John T. Malloy made a big deal-and a lot of money-by proclaiming that you "are what you wear." His statistically derived conclusion resulted in those best-selling "Dress For Success" books. But back then, a man in a suit was successful; a man in bib coveralls was a lout who probably didn’t floss. Today, […]

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09/1/2002

Mr. Chatterbox

Summer’s finally here, thank God. What a long, hard year it has been, what with Sept. 11, then anthrax, then the Liza Minnelli wedding. I, for one, need a break. So Peanut and I are taking a month off and "RV-ing" through the West. We plan to see Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons, Butte, Boise, […]

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09/1/2002

Power Play

Nine years ago, we decided to publish a list of the 100 most powerful people in Sarasota. For several months, we collected, analyzed and squabbled over an ever-growing list of names, then struggled to encapsulate each person’s achievements, personality and place in the town’s hierarchy in a 40 to 50-word description. Finally, exhausted and alarmingly […]

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09/1/2002

Hot Tickets

Hot Tickets Art The Ringling Museum of Art continues its patriotic season with "An American Anthem: 300 Years of Painting from the Butler Institute of Art," all summer through Sept. 8. Everything from Colonial portraiture to the Hudson River School of landscapes to 20th-century modernism is touched on in this show, with artists including Rembrandt […]

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09/1/2002

Life of the Party

An incorrect version of this article rather than the final edited version was published last week on this Web site. It contained incorrect information about Dan Berger, an advisor to Katherine Harris. We apologize for our error and have replaced the incorrect version with the story below, which is the article that appeared in the […]

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