Monthly Archives: December 2012

Spirit of Old Faithful

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Christmas feast has record turnout

ENGLEWOOD — The 21st annual Englewood United Methodist Church Christmas feast held on Christmas Day was a resounding success, organizers said. More than 1,800 dinners were served, a church record. There were 135 dinners delivered to the home bound and … Continue reading

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Local gun sales, classes jump

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, DREW WINCHESTER and TOM CHANG    STAFF WRITERS Two days after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., people flocked to a North Port pawn shop to buy the same guns used in the massacre.    … Continue reading

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Bible catches bullet for lucky veteran

ENGLEWOOD — World War II veteran Arthur Lang, 89, has reason to be grateful every holiday season, and he credits a Bible as his lucky charm. He still carries his World War II Army-issued Bible that saved his life when … Continue reading

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Shootings heighten area security concerns

ENGLEWOOD — In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that claimed 27 lives, some are looking to law enforcement and government officials for answers. Others are educating and arming themselves for protection in increasing numbers. The Charlotte … Continue reading

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Gun control on peacemakers’ minds

ENGLEWOOD — An assault weapons ban and a World Day of Peace were fresh on the minds of members of the Englewood Peace Initiative Coalition at a meeting Thursday at the Elsie Quirk Library. The organization is facing an uncertain … Continue reading

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Hospital earns A for patient care

ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Community Hospital has been awarded an A hospital safety score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. “We are very pleased to be ranked at the … Continue reading

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