Bob Lee is noted for the thousands of wooden birds that he created.
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2 shipwrecks located near Manatee County

Being surrounded on three sides by water, it is no wonder that Florida has had its fair share of shipwrecks. In all, 12 shipwreck sites have been named Underwater Archaeological Preserves by the state of Florida. Two local ones include the molasses barge Regina off of Bradenton Beach and U.S.S. Narcissus off of Egmont Key.

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Kickball game at State College of Florida Collegiate School helps benefit area's hungry

Hauling in 23 cans of food, Sandra Salitre won the honor of taking the first swing during a kickball game last week during a State College of Florida Collegiate School matchup, pitting seventh and eighth-grade students against one another. The kickball game, held on Friday before Thanksgiving break, was part of the yearlong initiative by the school charter school¿s seventh graders to help eradicate childhood hunger in the area.

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Republican candidates are exploiting a crisis

With recovery personnel still digging through the smoldering rubble of the World Trade Center and the horrifying shock of the 9/11 attacks still reverberating, George W. Bush took a moment to remind Americans of the enemy: not Muslims, but homicidal fanatics claiming to act in the name of Islam.

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