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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I'm a goin' fishin, and baby's goin' fishin' too!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Fishing Tournament - the kids' tourney - saw a dozen or so fishers compete for prizes and enjoy their Saturday morning at the Historic Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photos: Jack Elka
Anna Maria woman's death ruled suicide
The April 12 death of 45-year-old Anna Maria resident Karen Beth Maloney has been ruled a suicide by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men early Thursday morning in connection with a Holmes Beach burglary the previous day after a high-speed chase on Cortez Road resulted in the suspects crashing their stolen vehicle near 107th Street West.
Beach parking, security issues face BIEO By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Island and Longboat Key elected officials along with the general public are invited to attend the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Holmes Beach City Hall to discuss several issues of vital importance, said Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore.
Most Island officials will seek re-election By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
While the Island has not yet been gripped by election fever in preparation for the November balloting, a number of incumbent officials in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach say they will be seeking another term when qualifying begins in July.
NBA player signs on to GSR legal battle By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Star center Theo Ratliff of the National Basketball Association’s Portland Trailblazers has jumped into the middle of the ongoing troubles of embattled GSR Development LLC and principals Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega.