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  • Our World: 'It's about what the baby wants' Published 01/30/2012 at 12:40 p.m.

    It's hard to believe breastfeeding is a controversial issue in 2012. If it weren't, many mothers wouldn't feel the need to create code words for breasts.

  • Our World: Organization helping open doors to the future for area youth Published 12/01/2011 at 2:29 p.m.

    Sometimes all you need to make the right decisions is encouragement from someone who has seen the consequences of the wrong ones. That's is what Vaughn and Rose Young are hoping as they mentor youth through the Mother Perry Youth ...

  • Our World: One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure Published 10/14/2011 at 1:47 p.m.

    They are “two scrappin’ ladies.” It’s an apt moniker for Michaela McNier and Jo-Ann Jarvis, two San Carlos Park residents who use their mornings to dumpster dive in search of scrap metal to sell for extra money. “Money is money,” ...

  • Cupboard is bare: St. Matthew's House needs food Published 10/05/2010 at 1:15 p.m. 1 Comment

    The St. Matthew’s House food pantry, usually stocked full of donated, non-perishable food, is at its lowest point of the year.

  • More than 200 form 'life chain' in Naples to rally against abortion Updated 10/03/2010 at 9:47 p.m.

    More than 200 people lined U.S. 41 in Naples between Fifth Avenue South and Pine Ridge Road for an hour Sunday, sending a pro-life message for Life Chain, a national movement to end abortion.

  • Bonita Springs church displaced by fire gets help from fellow church Published 09/20/2010 at 12:25 p.m.

    One week after a fire destroyed their own church on Rosemary Drive in Bonita Springs, the congregation of Tabernaculo de Alabanza has found a temporary home in the sanctuary of another.

  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Lots of eggs, laughter and fun at Bunnymania in Naples Published 04/03/2010 at 3:25 p.m.

    The City of Naples laid more than 20,000 eggs in three hours Saturday for the annual Bunnymania event at Fleischmann Park. As soon as the eggs were down, they were snatched back up by running, screaming and laughing children.

  • Our World: Calming impact, equalized motion Published 03/08/2010 at 5:31 p.m.

    Here, he can be himself. A balanced and more equalized version than the boy he is the other six days of the week. He runs, he plays, he giggles. You would never know he has autism.

  • PHOTOS: USO show honors veterans Published 11/11/2009 at 9:38 p.m.

    Scenes from the USO Show on Wednesday at the Naples Depot. More than 100 people attended the event that featured music from "The Legends of WWII" in honor of Veterans Day.

  • PHOTOS: Scouts brave conditions for fun-filled fest Published 10/18/2009 at 12:34 a.m.

    The free event included challenges and races such as a "kinetic sculpture race" where scouts had to design and build a human-powered piece of art that was raceable.

  • Our World: Under the layers Published 07/20/2007 at 1:20 p.m.

    As light filters in to the room through large windows, her hips are cocked to one side. Legs slightly apart. One foot teeters on the edge of a clear high-heeled stiletto.

  • Our World: 'Another one' Published 05/13/2007 at 6:36 p.m.

    Mark Lotz doesn’t get depressed when he gets a call about a Florida panther being hit by a car. In his 13 years as a panther biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, he has seen his share ...

  • Our World: The ice cream man Published 05/29/2006 at 12:05 a.m.

    The song "Turkey in the Straw" tinkers out of a small speaker attached to a 1977 Chevy step van — turned ice cream truck — driven by Larry Ozturk. "They don't call me the ice cream man; they call me ...

  • Our World: The last dance Published 04/17/2006 at 12:05 a.m.

    Vincent Tedesco has loved and lost. "I've had three women and they all failed me, but she won't," Tedesco said about Maria, the 3-foot doll standing next to him in his Naples Park home. He originally bought the doll at ...

  • Deputy shoots, kills man after chase Published 03/09/2006 at 12:29 a.m.

    The State Attorney’s Office is investigating whether the fatal shooting of a man by Collier County Deputy Sheriff Brian Cohen in Immokalee on Wednesday was justified, officials said. The deputy, whose name the Sheriff’s Office released late Wednesday night, shot ...

  • Police pursuit leads to shooting near Wal-Mart Updated 12/29/2005 at 8:07 p.m.

    A police pursuit that started in Marco Island led to a shooting Thursday night along Collier Boulevard by the Wal-Mart in Golden Gate.