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Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

FROM STAFF REPORTS Stefany Strong, public information officer Volusia County’s Department of Health was installed this month as president the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). FPRA State President Chris Gent installed the 2013-2014 board officers of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. The Florida Public Relations Association is the oldest public relations organization in […]

An inside look at our rotten prison system

An inside look at our rotten prison system

In the interest of full disclosure, I have a bachelor’s degree in Correctional Administration from the University of Wisconsin. During the summer of 1969, I did my required internship at the Wisconsin School for Girls in Oregon, Wis. These were underage offenders who were found guilty of petty crimes or “bad behavior.” My ambition was […]

Obama should not play ‘global cop’

Obama should not play ‘global cop’

The central issue that should concern us when it comes to the chemical weapons crisis in Syria is not the identity of the perpetrator but which international body responds to such a crisis. What we are looking at in the current situation is the Obama administration (following from its predecessors) ignoring international law when it […]

Connection between conservatism and White racism exposed

Connection between conservatism and White racism exposed

In office just nine months, Ted Cruz, the junior Republican Senator from Texas, has already established himself as that body’s most divisive force since the witch-hunting, 1950s demagogue, Joe McCarthy. Last week, speaking at an event meant to honor the late Jesse Helms, the longtime segregationist senator from North Carolina, Cruz, Texas’ first Hispanic senator, […]

Celebrating 40 years for children

Celebrating 40 years for children

On Sept. 30, friends and supporters of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF’s 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was a law student with CDF’s parent organization, the Washington Research Project, and joined CDF as a young staff […]

B-CU tennis player dies in motorcycle crash

B-CU tennis player dies in motorcycle crash

The Bethune-Cookman University family is mourning the death this week of one of its students. According to a press release from B-CU, Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and tennis player for B-CU, was driving a motorcycle Sunday on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard at 8:15 p.m. when he and […]

B-CU handles FIU; FSU next on schedule

B-CU handles FIU; FSU next on schedule

BCUATHLETICS.COM Anthony Jordan ran for 150 yards and a touchdown to lead Bethune-Cookman to its first victory ever over an FBS opponent, defeating Florida International 34-13. Bethune-Cookman (3-0) improved to 3-0 all-time against Florida International (0-3) and the win extends the Wildcats’ regular season win streak to 10 games over the past two seasons. Florida […]

Tennis, anyone? USTA regional championships heading to Daytona Beach

Tennis, anyone? USTA regional championships heading to Daytona Beach

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that the  USTA Florida Section will host USTA/ITA Regional Championships in late September for NAIA tennis men’s and women’s teams in Daytona Beach. “Local clubs, USTA 10 and Under Tennis programs and whole tennis communities are encouraged to […]

Senior Oasis program expands to Scarlett Golden center

Senior Oasis program expands to Scarlett Golden center

Adults who are 55 and older can now be part of  the Senior Oasis program at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The seniors meet there Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will include monthly luncheons, dinner dances, day trips, musicals, overnight excursions and even cruises. Participants […]

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

Bethune-Cookman University issued the following press release today: “The Bethune-Cookman University family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its students. On Sunday night, the Wildcat Nation lost Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and outstanding tennis player for B-CU. Juan, 20, was driving a motorcycle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard […]