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SMALL PLANE-CRASH

Sarasota Sheriff: small plane crashes off coast

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota officials say a small plane crashed into the water off the off the coast near Venice Beach.

Sarasota Sheriff's Community Affairs Manager Wendy Rose said investigators believe the pilot was the only person in the plane Sunday afternoon and were attempting to rescue him. She did not immediately know his condition. Rose said the plane appeared to have gone down South of Caspersen Beach and North of Manasota Key along Florida' central western coast. She said the Venice airport alerted the Sheriff's office. Initially the pilot was told to land on the beach, but he could not make it to land.

FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida Polytechnic University will soon open as Florida's 12th state university and will be the only one dedicated almost exclusively to producing science, technology, engineering and math degrees.

With trappings that include a $60 million Innovation, Science and Technology building designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is the perfect symbol of a university built with the Silicon Valley-type industry in mind.

The opening will put an end to nearly three years of political squabbling that culminated with its separation from the University of South Florida in 2012.

It also clears the way for its lofty goal of drawing industry to Florida's technology core through research and business partnerships including Microsoft, Lockheed Martin and Harris Corporation.

PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED

Pregnant Fla woman killed, admiring gun collection

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A five-month pregnant woman died after she was shot in the head in what Hernando County authorities say was an accidental shooting.

The woman was shot Saturday evening while visiting friends. She was quickly transported to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where doctors removed the woman's baby from her womb, but he did not survive either.

The Citrus County woman and her husband were admiring the gun collection of their friends in Brooksville when a .22 caliber revolver discharged and hit the wife in the head.

Deputies and fire rescue were immediately dispatched and Hoover was transported to Bayfront Health Brooksville by Hernando County Fire/Rescue then airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.

DOLPHINS-CAMP

Pads go on and Dolphins OL continues to struggle

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins put on full pads for the first time today at training camp and that still didn't help out the offensive line.

Even though the added gear should have slowed down Miami's speedy defensive front, that group continued to find an edge both in passing and running situations. As a result, Miami's quarterbacks had to get rid of the ball quicker or in some cases take a sack.

Not good news considering Ryan Tannehill was sacked a league-high 58 times last year.

Coach Joe Philbin is being patient early with a brand new starting five that includes a rookie at right tackle in first-round draft pick Ja'Wuan James. But veteran left tackle Branden Albert, a Pro Bowler last year, had his own struggles.

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