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Embry-Riddle professor to demonstrate ‘crazy paper airplanes’ Teens and ‘tweens can take their paper-airplane skills to the next level during a free program at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Dr. Leo F. Murphy, associate professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will show the […]

Don’t let bank payday exploit seniors and Social Security

Don’t let bank payday exploit seniors and Social Security

The term “payday loans” often evokes images of stores with garish neon signs; but these products have moved into the banking sector that is supposed to be more respectable. About half a dozen banks now push payday loans, though they give them more enticing names such as “Ready Advance” or “Easy Advance.” Yet there is […]

A closer reading of Obama’s terrorism speech

A closer reading of Obama’s terrorism speech

I read the speech. I read it carefully. Again, an excellent speech; as a result, you have to read it closely to see what it is actually saying and what it is not saying. The Obama administration is saying that the formal war against terrorism will come to an end…eventually. It is saying that the […]

Susan Rice’s discredited story

Susan Rice’s discredited story

Do you still believe what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was saying during her infamous five Sunday show appearances? By now, we all know that these appearances contained “inaccurate information.” Clearly, President Obama and Congressional Democrats went to great lengths to defend Rice’s role in the aftermath of the 9-11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in […]

Raise the minimum wage now

Raise the minimum wage now

“Despite working a full-time job, many low-wage workers still live in poverty. This isn’t right.” – Rep. George Miller In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on income inequality in America, most notably with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has lost much of its momentum. But what might have been lost in […]

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Library to start ‘Dig into Reading’ program Children ages 6 to 12 can find a cure for the summertime blues with a reading and entertainment program at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. “Dig into Reading” begins at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, with ventriloquist Jacki Manna and continues through July 29 with […]

Tennis pros attend ribbon cutting of new court at Westside Elementary

Tennis pros attend ribbon cutting of new court at Westside Elementary

COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS Five hundred excited elementary school students, Volusia County school dignitaries along with tennis Grand Slam finalists Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington celebrated the first school in Florida to feature permanent 36-foot and lined 60-foot kid-sized courts. The celebration took place on May 24 at Westside Elementary School in Daytona Beach. Introductory […]

Drivers say NASCAR did right thing to allow repairs during Coca-Cola 600

Drivers say NASCAR did right thing to allow repairs during Coca-Cola 600

BY RICK BONNELL CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT DOVER, Del. — NASCAR was widely applauded by its drivers for stopping the Coca-Cola 600 to allow race teams to repair damage caused by a fallen camera rope. But several of those drivers – prominently Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin – said this sets a precedent, and NASCAR needs to […]

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Dutton shares story of his journey from jail to Yale to stardom during Daytona Beach’s NAACP banquet BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Not many Black males have the success story that Charles Dutton can tell. Dutton realized that if he put his mind to something he could make it happen. One brick wall he came […]

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents of kids who participate in Daytona Beach’s Pop Warner program can breathe a sigh of relief. On June 1 at Sunnyland Park, parents can register their youngsters to play football or be a member of the cheerleading squad for the season that begins in August. Pop Warner Commissioner Thomas […]