Archive for July, 2004

07/1/2004

Mr. Chatterbox

When I first started coming here many years ago on vacation, flying down on People’s Express and sleeping on couches and mooching off relatives, I thought Siesta Key was Sarasota. I barely noticed the mainland. To me it was a big staging area for the key, like New Jersey is for Manhattan. And why not? […]

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07/1/2004

Class Acts

There’s something about awards that just grabs people. I suspect it’s always been that way. Perhaps prehistoric people competed in various categories of cave art: best bison, for example, or most realistic death by spear, dressing up in their finest animal skins to celebrate the handing out of ceremonial plaques etched in soft stone. We […]

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07/1/2004

See How They Run

Few politicians in the world are more famous than Sarasota’s Congresswoman Katherine Harris, who’s running for re-election this November to the U.S. House of Representatives as a first-time incumbent. Harris, by virtue of her role in deciding the outcome of the 2000 presidential election, holds a unique -and controversial-place in history. But political analysts generally […]

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07/1/2004

Auto Focus

As a fledgling intern in 1971, Dr. Harry Grabow of Sarasota Cataract and Laser Institute watched, frustrated, as patient after patient lost their eyesight to cataracts. He knew that as early as 1949, a British physician named Harold Ridley had inserted an acrylic implant into the left eye of a 45-year-old woman. "But at that […]

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