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OUR TOP 10 STORIES 2012

OUR TOP 10 STORIES 2012

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  B-CU president resigns Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, Bethune-Cookman University’s first woman president since the founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, resigns after seven […]

Naming part of park after Lucas irks former commissioner’s wife

Naming part of park after Lucas irks former commissioner’s wife

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The wife of a former Zone 5 Daytona Beach commissioner is upset that the athletic fields associated with Derbyshire Park are on the way to being named after someone whom she says “has done nothing for the city.’’ Madeline Young is the wife of Rufus “Buddy” Young, who served as […]

Votran waives trolley, night fees on New Year’s Eve

Votran waives trolley, night fees on New Year’s Eve

City, county offices closed on holiday FROM STAFF REPORTS Looking for a designated driver this New Year’s Eve? Hop on Votran’s New Year’s Eve trolley and night service. Votran waives fares for New Year’s Eve trolley and night service beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. “This is a safe and festive way to get around […]

AACS to host New Year’s Eve gala

AACS to host New Year’s Eve gala

The African-American Cultural Society’s Ways & Means Committee is mixing up a New Year’s Eve gala, reclaiming the favorites of 1960, 1970s and the present with deejay Donald Bryant. It begins Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at the African-American Cultural Society. Edward Tucker Caterers will whip up a Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, country pigs feet, prime […]

Ready to spread holiday cheer

Ready to spread holiday cheer

Members of the Crafty Ladies knitting group stand on the steps of Chiles Academy in Daytona Beach on Dec. 8 prior to entering to present 188 knitted items to Academy attendees, which includes teens who are pregnant and young parents. The Crafty Ladies meet every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John H. Dickerson Center […]

Women’s prayer breakfast at church

Women’s prayer breakfast at church

Allen Chapel AME Church Women’s Day Committee will host a free prayer breakfast Dec. 29 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at 580 George W. Engram Blvd. The prayer breakfast theme is “Embracing our differences – a life of purpose,” based on the women in the Bible. Speakers will include the Rev. Toni Charles, who […]

Children board to meet Jan. 8

Children board to meet Jan. 8

The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123. W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members will discuss funding for summer camp scholarships and hear agency presentations on the processes for requests for proposals and requests for statements of qualifications. […]

Re-elected Black politicians do little for other Blacks

Re-elected Black politicians do little for other Blacks

Again this year, African-Americans placed higher priorities on participation in politics than the pursuit of capitalistic and business development initiatives to improve their economic conditions. In 2012, Blacks continued to display dysfunctional political behavior. Instead of seeking and supporting candidates and platforms to improve the financial status and wealth-building through private and public sector programs, […]

Typical American household has only $100 after monthly expenses

Typical American household has only $100 after monthly expenses

According to findings from the Center for Responsible Lending’s newest report, “The State of Lending in America and Its Impact on US Households (State of Lending),” the typical household has just $100 left each month after paying for basic expenses and debt payments. After controlling for inflation, the typical household had less annual income at […]

It’s time to legalize all drugs

It’s time to legalize all drugs

The old British Empire was the founder and leader of the drug trade. This government saw the drug trade, particularly Opium, as a good means to increase its treasury and promote the overall economy to benefit its citizens with jobs and industry. The English would grow and cultivate the opium crops in India and then […]