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Philip chosen to chair the American Heart Association Board

Philip chosen to chair the American Heart Association Board

FROM STAFF REPORTS Celeste Philip, M.D., MPH, was elected Chair of Health Equity to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate (GSA) Board of Directors. She is serving on the board during the association’s 2013-2014 fiscal year. The GSA services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. Philip is serving as the Interim […]

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

FROM STAFF REPORTS Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from Volusia County beaches and waterways on Saturday, September 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. There are many starting points throughout the county from Bethune Beach in New Smyrna Beach to Ormond Beach. Daytona Beach’s check-in point for beach cleanup is Sunsplash Park, 611 […]

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

FROM STAFF REPORTS Silver Sands Middle School has been chosen as one of Volusia County’s pilot schools participating in the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program. BYOT is an educational development and a supplementary school technology-resourcing model where the home and the school collaborate in arranging for students’ 24/7/365 use of their own digital technologies […]

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Church at the Beach Cares will be giving away $10,000 in new shoes to children who need them (while supplies last) on Sunday, September 15. Church at the Beach meets at the New Smyrna Beach High School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church at the Beach will be donating $10,000 in brand […]

Obama needs a better reason to bomb Syria

Obama needs a better reason to bomb Syria

As Aeschylus, the Greek dramatist said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.” But in today’s political climate, just the threat of war sends truth fleeing, exacerbated by the lack of trust in our leaders and governing institutions. How can you tell when a politician is lying? Answer: When he moves his lips. Neither the […]

Segregation still harmful to Black students

Segregation still harmful to Black students

There are very few things that are as vile and predatory than cheating young Black students out of a decent education. There are two things that quickly come to my mind when I ponder this subject. There is also a third event that has developed in the last few years. Let’s begin at the beginning. […]

New football season, same offensive names

New football season, same offensive names

I cannot let a football season open without raising the question of the names of sports teams generally and the Washington “Redskins” in particular. I continue to be absolutely amazed at the resistance on the part of team owners to changing the names of these teams, but also the tolerance by so many fans of […]

Blacks facing same questions, same issues 20 years later

Blacks facing same questions, same issues 20 years later

“The economic distress of America’s inner cities may be the most pressing issue facing the nation. The lack of businesses and jobs in disadvantaged urban areas fuels not only a crushing cycle of poverty but also crippling social problems such as drug abuse and crime… A sustainable economic base can be created in the inner […]

Tim Tebow should be with Jaguars, Magic Johnson says

Tim Tebow should be with Jaguars, Magic Johnson says

BY MIKE BIANCHI ORLANDO SENTINEL / MCT ORLANDO – Even Magic Johnson knows what should be done. “If the Jaguars are going to only score two points,” Johnson tweeted Sunday, “they might as well call Tim Tebow!” It’s pretty sad when an NBA legend who now owns a Major League Baseball team in Los Angeles […]

Dolphins get win, but not any answers

Dolphins get win, but not any answers

BY DAVE HYDE SUN SENTINEL/ MCT CLEVELAND – They got the win. They didn’t get answers. And the biggest one was the first out of the locker room Sunday, leaving celebrating teammates behind to walk down a stadium concourse with his face set in stone. “Ask coach,” Mike Wallace said, the words coming with steam […]