SUN PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATES -- The fundraising committee for the SWFL Vietnam Memorial Wall project held an event Saturday at the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. Entertainment was provided by Charlotte County singer Marcella Brown, with a special appearance by comedian Dick Smothers. Pictured here arriving at the fundraising event are Bill and Lynn Martin.
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Special Olympians enjoy field day
SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH -- Samantha Cazares, 12, runs in the field day competion which she ran in eight and a half seconds recently during the Special Olympics event at the Rotonda Elks Club.
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Physician training program coming to Sarasota County
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder, speaking, with Dr. John Fogarty, dean of FSU College of Medicine and chair of the Council of Florida Medical School Deans.
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Official: DUI suspect crashes into church
PHOTO PROVIDED BY JASON KORTE -- A RAM 1500 pickup crashed into the North Port Seventh-day Adventist Church on Biscayne Drive in North Port Saturday night, causing structural damage to the building. The driver, 65-year-old James F. Foley, was arrested on a DUI charge, according to city spokesman Josh Taylor. Contractors are expected to assess the damage today. The truck was left untouched in the meantime.
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Day on the water a way to say thanks
SUN PHOTO BY RUSTY PRAY -- Rich Oakley, left, and Tony Geiser of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club raise the American flag during ceremonies Saturday as part of the Wounded American Veterans Event.