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How deep is corruption?

How deep is corruption?

I have seen examples of corruption throughout my life. Some are pretty much like the Coca-Cola driver peddling hot drinks throughout my old neighborhood. How about the time when one of my football coaches offered cash under the table for us if we made major hits, touchdowns, interceptions, etc.? I have seen it all. Some […]

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Imagine your kindergartner is visiting a new friend’s house. During the hour they are running around together, they’ll pick up and play with all three of the following things, but only two of them have been tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for safety standards. Which one do you want to be sure […]

White NFL player saying ‘nigger’ stirs debate

White NFL player saying ‘nigger’ stirs debate

I typically don’t write about professional athletes doing stupid things because I have absolutely no interest and it serves no purpose. But Riley Cooper’s actions from last month can be very instructive and deserves my attention. Riley Cooper is about to begin his fourth season as a wide receiver with Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. […]

B-CU, Grambling to resume football rivalry in 2014

B-CU, Grambling to resume football rivalry in 2014

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAYTONA BEACH – Bethune-Cookman and Grambling State announced a future home-and-home football series for 2014-15, renewing an HBCU rivalry that began in 1947. Bethune-Cookman will host Grambling on Sept. 13, 2014, while the second game will be held on Sept. 12, 2015, with the Wildcats traveling to Grambling, La. “We are […]

Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

FROM STAFF REPORTS After breaking ground at the beginning of July, Daytona International Speedway’s Daytona Rising project is off to a fast start, according to a press release from DIS. Here are the construction activities currently under way: Demolition of all underground utilities and overhead power lines along the entire frontstretch Relocations of fire pump, […]

All but A-Rod accept baseball suspensions

All but A-Rod accept baseball suspensions

BY FRANK FITZPATRICK PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCT Twelve of the 13 players involved in baseball’s Biogenesis investigation accepted 50-game suspensions Monday. However, the biggest name in the sport’s latest drug scandal, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, remained locked in a legal rundown with Major League Baseball. According to an MLB statement, Rodriguez likely will appeal […]

No deputies for Volusia elementary schools

No deputies for Volusia elementary schools

Money still too tight to add some resource officers at schools with young children BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though Volusia County elementary school principals called for more security on their campuses last year after the Sandy Hook massacre, a local schools spokesman says this year’s Sheriff’s Office budget for on-campus deputies is the […]

Sharpton not ready to jump on boycott bandwagon

Sharpton not ready to jump on boycott bandwagon

Civil rights activist will ponder direction on boycott by the time he returns to Daytona Aug. 18 FROM STAFF REPORTS While many celebrities such as Steve Wonder, individuals and organizations have announced plans to boycott Florida while it still has the controversial “stand your ground” law on the books, the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of […]

Orange Avenue project delayed

Orange Avenue project delayed

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach city officials had planned for bids for the Orange Avenue Streetscape project to go out to the marketplace on July 1. All that changed recently when Public Works Director Ron McLemore was informed that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) delayed their board meeting for the approval […]

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Back Pack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to […]