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B-CU to honor senator, trustees, business leaders

B-CU to honor senator, trustees, business leaders

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to honor Florida Senator Arthenia Joyner as well as longtime B-CU trustees and supporters on Oct. 19 at Bethune-Cookman University’s fourth annual Legacy Awards Gala. Joyner will receive the university’s Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees are Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Board of Trustees […]

Are all these drugs for seniors necessary?

Are all these drugs for seniors necessary?

An increasing number of elderly patients nationwide are on multiple medications to treat chronic diseases, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and serious side effects. BY ANNA GORMAN AND HEIDI DE MARCO KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric […]

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF NASCAR matriarch Betty Jane France was remembered this week as a great mother, grandmother, friend, community leader and philanthropist. France died Monday at age 78.  She was the executive vice president and assistant treasurer of NASCAR as well as the chairwoman emeritus of The NASCAR Foundation. A public memorial service […]

A good election day for Henrys

A good election day for Henrys

Daytona siblings get the most votes in their respective races. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the Henry family, the 2016 primary was a pretty special day. Mayor Derrick Henry was re-elected and his two siblings also made strides in their races. His brother, Daytona Beach Commissioner, Patrick Henry, won the Democratic race for the […]

Keeping an eye on the storm

Keeping an eye on the storm

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Tropical Depression 9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday afternoon, reaching sustained winds of 40 miles per hour around its center. The storm has been brewing in the Gulf of Mexico most of the week while dropping rain and wind across Florida. It is estimated to be able […]

Embry-Riddle’s free Speakers Series kicks off Sept. 12

Embry-Riddle’s free Speakers Series kicks off Sept. 12

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES From the story of the legendary Wright brothers by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, to Florida and Daytona Beach history, cybersecurity, foreign policy challenges and national politics, Embry-Riddle invites the public to attend its fall 2016 Speakers Series. Marc Bernier, special assistant to Embry-Riddle president and host of “The Marc […]

Mylan will sell generic version of EpiPen

Mylan will sell generic version of EpiPen

BY MARTHA FOURCADE BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Mylan NV, the drugmaker under fire for pricing its EpiPen emergency allergy shots at $600, said it will introduce a generic version in coming weeks that will halve the price. The generic EpiPen will be identical to the branded product, including device functionality and drug formulation, and cost $300 per […]

Mainland crushes DeLand in football season opener

Mainland crushes DeLand in football season opener

The local high school football season is officially underway. Click here to get a glance at some of the action on the field on Aug. 26 as Mainland High took on DeLand High at Spec Martin Stadium in DeLand. It was both school’s football season openers. Mainland plays Bartraim Trail High School in St. Johns […]

Teacher’s back-to-school rap video goes viral

Teacher’s back-to-school rap video goes viral

BY LEONOR VIVANCO CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Give the new teacher an A for effort. Dwayne Reed, who said he was “more excited than nervous” about starting this week as a fourth-grade student teacher for the fall semester at Stenson Elementary School in Skokie, Ill., made a three-minute rap video to welcome his 24 students and introduce […]

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Thomas Huger applied for a job as the City of Daytona Beach’s deputy Public Works director last year, he was armed with a master of business administration graduate degree, numerous certifications and excellent performance evaluations and reviews. The current facilities construction and maintenance manager, who has a 10-year work […]