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For better health, watch the sugar intake

For better health, watch the sugar intake

FAMILY FEATURES Consuming more than nine teaspoons of sugar a day for men and six teaspoons for women can lead to health problems such as tooth decay, obesity and depression. Reducing your sugar intake can help more than your waistline; it can improve your overall health. There are two types of sugar – natural sugar […]

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

B-CU to honor Harriette and Harry T. Moore at graduation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When Harry T. Moore was killed in 1951, he had been fighting for racial equality since at least 1934, the year he started an NAACP chapter in Brevard County. As Florida’s state field secretary for the NAACP, he fought for equal […]

A holiday treat: College visit

A holiday treat: College visit

Daytona State hosts hundreds of local students for dinner concert and tour COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of students in the Food Brings Hope program were treated to dinner, a concert and a tour by Daytona State College on Dec. 4. This was the college’s sixth year in a row hosting students in the […]

MONEY MATTERS

MONEY MATTERS

Watch for warning signs that your aging parents need help From Family Features If you’ve been entrusted to assist an elderly relative with scheduling preventive exams and putting a health care plan in place, you may struggle with knowing when it’s time to take on a greater role in other aspects of their life. That’s […]

Study: US teens exercise just 39 minutes a day

Study: US teens exercise just 39 minutes a day

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Researchers have a prescription for improving the health of America’s teens: Get more exercise at school. Public health experts recommend that kids spend at least 30 minutes of the school day engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. That would get them halfway to the goal of exercising […]

White House’s Christmas celebration defies terrorism fears

White House’s Christmas celebration defies terrorism fears

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE With the White House flag flying at half-staff in the wake of America’s most recent mass shooting, thousands gathered in President’s Park Dec. 3, determined to celebrate the holiday season at the White House Christmas tree lighting. “Merry Christmas everybody!” President Obama shouted to a cheering and […]

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Black Daytonans say city must improve employment practices BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF While the City of Daytona Beach’s Black population is 35.4 percent, 18.7 percent of the municipality’s workforce is Black. The city’s total minority workforce stands at 25 percent. Those were some of the numbers cited at Wednesday night’s City Commission meeting by […]

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF If you haven’t done so, there’s still plenty of time to catch a local exhibit showcasing Black Daytona Beach 70 years ago. The display at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center features the works of renowned photographer Gordon Parks. Titled “Midway: A Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1943,’’ […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade set for Dec. 12 Celebrate the holiday season with your family, friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission is free. The day kicks off with the pre-parade […]

Feeling generous? What to know before making holiday donations

Feeling generous? What to know before making holiday donations

BY BRUCE DEBOSKEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE During the holiday season, our mailboxes are overflowing with catalogs, holiday cards — and requests for donations. At this time of year, when people are feeling most generous, nonprofits work hard to raise needed funds. Although important to nonprofit budgets, most year-end giving is transactional rather than transformational. Donors […]