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‘I just got tired of dying’

‘I just got tired of dying’

People living with HIV/AIDS share their stories at D.C. conference on stigma BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In 1992, Beverly Becton, addicted to drugs and suffering from pneumonia, began to scream as she sat in a hospital room alone at the District of Columbia General Hospital in Southeast, Washington, D.C. “Oh, god […]

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

Residents on both sides of controversy give school board members an earful BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fifty speakers were assigned speaking positions at the opening of the Volusia County School Board meeting Monday afternoon. But by night’s end, more than 80 residents had spoken on a controversial textbook in Florida schools. “I may not […]

Disney PR pro tells Volusia group how to make dreams come true

Disney PR pro tells Volusia group how to make dreams come true

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Carole J. Munroe, director of public relations for Walt Disney World Resort, was the keynote speaker at the November meeting of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) held at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. Monroe shared key marketing and public relations strategies she has gained throughout […]

Defanging Rattlers would give B-CU an automatic berth to FCS playoffs

Defanging Rattlers would give B-CU an automatic berth to FCS playoffs

FROM STAFF REPORTS If Bethune-Cookman University’s football team defeats the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers on Saturday at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, it will mark the third year in a row that the Wildcats have defeated their instate rival. Last year, the Wildcats whipped the Rattlers 21-16 in Orlando. In 2011, the score was B-CU 26, […]

B-CU student helps to create local public health photo exhibit

B-CU student helps to create local public health photo exhibit

BY BRIANA THOMPSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The little boy splashing in the pool, the lady turning on her faucet and filling her pot with water to cook dinner, the mother getting her child immunized, and the family making an effort to eat fruits and vegetables daily all have something in common. They are […]

Deltona library to host business workshops

Deltona library to host business workshops

Job seekers and new businesses can get some helpful tips during three free business workshops at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., in December. Luis Paris, an instructor with Stetson University’s School of Business, will present an introduction to the Startup Quest mentoring program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. This 10-week […]

Authors to gather again for annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Authors to gather again for annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

It’s that time again for a sequel to the popular F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, the third annual in a series of authors at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Readers will have a fresh look on books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 4. They will move center stage when […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast sets tree lighting, opening of Fantasy Lights for Dec. 1 Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The event is free. Join Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts in […]

Forcing poor people to go hungry

Forcing poor people to go hungry

Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry – the product of political horse-trading in Washington that has erased a critical portion of the already-meager subsidy the federal food stamp program […]

Is America becoming a nation of bullies?

Is America becoming a nation of bullies?

 “Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort.  Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.” –American Psychological Association When 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from an abandoned concrete plant tower on September 9 because of bullying […]