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Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

BY ZAVIA FERGUSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The countdown begins. With less than an hour on the clock, sweat rolls off the brow of Sierra Taliaferro as she races with fellow classmates to complete the Recycle Mania challenge on the campus of Bethune- Cookman University (B-CU). The challenge was a nationwide competition for college […]

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The state will spend $5 million next year to entice people to bring their aches and pains to Florida, under a measure that completed its first Senate committee exam on Monday. The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously backed the “medical tourism” measure (SB 1150) by […]

During March Madness, fans see a bit of themselves

During March Madness, fans see a bit of themselves

Lovers of college basketball like to root for underdog BY DAVID WHARTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team. The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn’t famous and the fight song isn’t particularly catchy. […]

Foxx, Hart among celebs at Union/ Wade shindig

Foxx, Hart among celebs at Union/ Wade shindig

EURWEB.COM Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, pop star Kelly Rowland and comedian Kevin Hart were among the guests who turned out for Gabrielle Union’s engagement party in Miami last weekend. The actress accepted a proposal from her NBA fiancé Dwyane Wade in December and the couple threw a shindig for friends and family in Miami Beach […]

Brooklyn Nets sign Collins for rest of season

Brooklyn Nets sign Collins for rest of season

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA’s first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him. Collins has added […]

Research: Shacking up before marriage doesn’t cause divorce

Research: Shacking up before marriage doesn’t cause divorce

New studies shatter myths about Black cohabitation and marriage BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Decades of research and the warnings of Black mothers everywhere are being challenged by an emerging body of research that finds no link between cohabitation and chance of divorce. Further, researchers are asserting that cohabitation actually boosts the […]

Speedway chief pledges jobs for minorities

Speedway chief pledges jobs for minorities

One Daytona project gets $40 million from city, county BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Developers requesting $20 million in taxpayer-funded infrastructure for One Daytona received the green light at last week’s Daytona Beach city commission meeting. The group also received $20 million from the county. The resolution approving the funding is for the project […]

Bikers rev up for more riding, racing, partying

Bikers rev up for more riding, racing, partying

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of thousands of bikers and the million dollars they will spend are being welcomed to the Daytona Beach area during this year’s annual Bike Week, which continues through March 16. Motorcycle enthusiasts will find plenty to keep busy with as the festival spans Flagler and Volusia counties. Bikers […]

$20 million awarded to former employee of Daytona hospital in Medicare lawsuit

$20 million awarded to former employee of Daytona hospital in Medicare lawsuit

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc., agreed to pay $85 million in a settlement that involved allegations they submitted Medicare claims that violated federal law, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The settlement stems from a whistleblower complaint filed by a former employee […]

Flagler NAACP to showcase youth at ACT-SO banquet

Flagler NAACP to showcase youth at ACT-SO banquet

The Flagler NAACP ACT-SO Awards Banquet, taking place March 16, 3 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, will showcase first-place winners of the Olympics of the Mind Competition who will advance to the National Competition come July in Las Vegas. Since it exemplified great talent, Branch President Linda Sharpe Haywood […]