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Bud Asher: ‘A man who coached life’

Bud Asher: ‘A man who coached life’

Daytonans reflect on impact of former mayor BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach mayor and popular area football coach Baron Henry “Bud” Asher died at his home with family and loved ones around him on July 5. He was 88. On July 10, a Mass of Christian burial took place at Our Lady […]

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The judge hearing the lawsuit against Bethune-Cookman University and other plaintiffs pertaining to the death of a student who died while pledging a fraternity has refused to dismiss the case. Thomas died in a car accident on Feb. 10, 2012, after returning from a pledging activity. On behalf of her […]

Area youth treated to nice dinner for making honor roll

Area youth treated to nice dinner for making honor roll

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers held their fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner on July 6 at Martini’s Chophouse, 1815 S. Ridgewood Ave. The evening began with chauffeured-driven limousines that picked up the kids at the three housing authority developments in Daytona Beach where the centers are located. At the dinner, […]

Supreme Court giving aid and comfort to bigotry

Supreme Court giving aid and comfort to bigotry

For decades now, July 4th has always compelled in me to reconsider, and more deeply appreciate, Frederick Douglass’ famous oration of 1852. Of course, that’s the one, given before an audience heavily but not completely comprised of White abolitionists in Rochester, N.Y. that contains one of the most famous passages of American oratory. Having declared […]

Women deserve a right to choose

Women deserve a right to choose

I was 20 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided. A year before the decision, a young woman who lived in my dormitory attempted to abort herself and hemorrhaged so badly that she was hospitalized. I’ll never forget the blood on the floor of her room, and the anguished screams of her roommate. The […]

The unbelievable Walmart

The unbelievable Walmart

The other night I was watching television and a commercial came on. It was from Walmart and it was attempting to convey what a wonderful company they would like us to believe that they are. I went running to the rest room. In April of this year, a building (Rana Plaza) collapsed in Bangladesh. It […]

America’s crisis: 38 million have no retirement assets

America’s crisis: 38 million have no retirement assets

As more baby boomers continue to retire, a new research report has found that the nation is facing a trillion dollar retirement savings crisis. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), 38 million Americans – 45 percent of working-age households – have no retirement account assets. “The heart of the issue consists of […]

‘Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat’ takes place July 12-14

‘Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat’ takes place July 12-14

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Word and Praise Family Church in Daytona Beach will be hosting a youth retreat July 12-14 at the church located at 955 Orange Ave., Suite 120. The theme of the retreat is “Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat.’’ Prophetess Gloria MacFawn of Lakeland will be the featured speaker for the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Medicare 101’ offered at Daytona Beach library As baby boomers sign up for Medicare, they face a bewildering assortment of questions about their health care. If you’re turning 65 within the next three months, Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, can help you navigate the system during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Patrick a favorite among Shaq and Sheryl Crow at Coke Zero 400

Patrick a favorite among Shaq and Sheryl Crow at Coke Zero 400

BY ANDREW WARD ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT When asked about why he would be rooting for Danica Patrick in last Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400, Shaquille O’Neal’s answer had nothing to do with how well she drives. “She’s hot,” the former NBA all-star said with a shrug. He then put his thumb to his ear and his […]