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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 […]

Men who cook

Men who cook

To the right is a snapshot from the 2013 inaugural Male Cook-off presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the United Negro College Fund. The 2014 Male Cook-off is March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  The event will take place […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast, NCCAA to offer free Youth Sports Clinic Free basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf clinics are scheduled for Saturday, March 22 at James F. Holland Memorial Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, and the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 5 to 16 will have […]

Mosquito Control workers gear up for busy season

Mosquito Control workers gear up for busy season

Central Florida’s rainy winter brought a welcome respite from the long-term drought, but it also stirred up the mosquitos. According to Jim McNelly, Volusia County’s mosquito control director, standing water in salt marshes, puddles and ditches are providing lively breeding grounds for the pesky insects. Employees already are treating mosquito larvae in salt marshes, rainwater, […]

Struggling to change what you’re given

Struggling to change what you’re given

Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year’s winners of the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio’s Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family and left her mother to raise four children alone. Theresa says she had to be a […]