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REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PASSED ON IN 2013

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PASSED ON IN 2013

Former Daytona Beach mayor and popular area football coach Baron Henry “Bud” Asher died at home on July 5. He was 88. Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author, died Jan. 5 at age 83. Aver Geneva Gray, a retired licensed clinical social worker and former columnist for the Daytona Times, died on July […]

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

BY SEAN SPOSITO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT The criminals who cracked Target’s defenses, stealing debit and credit card information of as many as 40 million shoppers who swiped at the retailer’s stores, exposed a major vulnerability in the way Americans pay. “The credit card system is inherently broken,” said Jeremiah Grossman, the chief technology officer of Web-application […]

10 good movies of 2013

10 good movies of 2013

‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘Slave’ on critic’s list of top films this year BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE This has been one of those years that makes you think whatever Oscar does, a consensus has pretty much been reached among critics and various critics’ groups about which films will pull down best picture Oscar nominations. […]

‘Another opportunity for me to serve’

‘Another opportunity for me to serve’

Local public defender Regina Nunnally tells why she’d like to be next circuit judge BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Regina Nunnally is one of two Black women to be considered by Gov. Rick Scott for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court judgeship. Nunnally and Alicia Washington are seeking the seat being vacated next month by retiring […]

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

Fourth member of family gets degree from Bethune-Cookman FROM STAFF REPORTS When Deon Wilkins and his brother, Devon, were boys, their parents would take them to every Bethune-Cookman home football game. “We would sit next to the band and cheer,” Deon said. “It was a part of our family tradition since both my parents had […]

Police chief urges residents to be proactive during holidays

Police chief urges residents to be proactive during holidays

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Law enforcement authorities are urging Daytona Beach residents to be vigilant of crime activity during the holiday season. Crowded shopping malls, wrapped presents and people in a generous spirit are attractive targets for criminals. While this might be the most joyous time of year for many residents, nothing could ruin the […]

1,200 pairs of shoes given away

1,200 pairs of shoes given away

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Ministries for Christ Outreach held its end-of-the year Unity in the Community event Saturday in conjunction with Kicks for Christmas. The event held at the Masonova Plaza in Daytona Beach had a record-breaking crowd of  more than 1,500 people in attendance. Attendees came from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orlando and Palm […]

New hepatitis drug could save millions of lives

New hepatitis drug could save millions of lives

BY MICHAEL MCGEE NNPA NEWS SERVICE A new drug is on the horizon that scientists say will save millions of lives. If approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, it may be here before 2013 comes to a close. Dr. Parvez Mantry, medical director of the Hepatobiliary Tumor Program at Methodist Dallas Medical, […]

Postal deadline is quickly approaching

Postal deadline is quickly approaching

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Post offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this holiday season, but be sure to pack your patience along with your packages before heading to your local office. United States Postal Service (USPS) officials say it takes extra hours and staffing to make sure everything is […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Museum to host Kwanzaa celebration The African American Museum of the Arts will host a free Kwanzaa event titled A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture on Dec. 28 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. A film presentation of the black candle (Unity) will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Kwanzaa celebration beginning at […]