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Bacteria alert: Beware of warm saltwater if you have open cuts

Bacteria alert: Beware of warm saltwater if you have open cuts

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS There’s lots of ways Florida can kill you, not the least of which is Vibrio vulnificus, a rare and potentially deadly bacteria found in warm salt water. Health officials have warned those who venture into Florida’s waters to be wary of the bacteria, especially if you have any open cuts. […]

Stanford stars helping to change the complexion of swimming

Stanford stars helping to change the complexion of swimming

Two African-Americans sweep medals at NCAA swim championship BY ELLIOTT ALMOND SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS/TNS SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Simone Manuel was 11 years old when she got a glimpse of her country’s racial divide while standing on a pool deck in Sugar Land, Texas. “(I’m) the only one of that color,” the Stanford swim […]

Champion to become anchor for ESPN ‘SportsCenter’

Champion to become anchor for ESPN ‘SportsCenter’

EURWEB.COM The dream is now a reality for ESPN2’s Cari Champion. After two and half years as co-host of the network’s “First Take,” Champion has graduated to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” as its newest anchor. Champion is expected to work on morning segments of the broadcast starting in mid-July. Among the segments are a series of upcoming […]

EWC starts football season Aug. 22

EWC starts football season Aug. 22

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Edward Waters College (EWC) Athletics Department has released its 2015 Tiger football schedule, which includes games against Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Concordia College and an inner-city match-up against the Jacksonville University Dolphins. “This is one of the tougher schedules in Edward Waters College history because of the exciting […]

Bring the freshness home

Bring the freshness home

FARM-TO-TABLE-FINDS From Family Features Wonderful food, worthy to be shared with family, begins with only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Bring the farm fresh flavor to any meal, any time of day. From delightful snacks to appetizing bites and satisfying entrees, these recipes capture the flavors only nature can create. Tasty Bites Perfect for gatherings […]

FROM FATHER TO FOOT SOLDIER

FROM FATHER TO FOOT SOLDIER

Since the murder of his youngest son, Ron Davis has become a national advocate for justice. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Father’s Day celebrations are tough for Ron Davis. The June holiday reserved for Hallmark cards and the gifting of new ties has remained solemn since the Nov. 23, 2012 death of his 17-year-old son, […]

Former head Rattler turns 80

Former head Rattler turns 80

Educators celebrate Dr. Walter Smith BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) is the professional association for Florida’s 28 public community colleges, their boards, employees, retirees and associates. When the AFC held its Joint Commission Spring Conference in May at Tampa’s Hillsborough Community College, one of their outings took them to […]

2015 NBA FINALS

2015 NBA FINALS

Going to the hole The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson (13) can’t stop NBA Finals’ Most Valuable Player Andre Iguodala on a third-quarter dunk in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday, June 16. Iguodala and the Golden State Warriors won, 105-97, to clinch the championship. (PHIL MASTURZO/AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/TNS)

Budget bills readied as session nears end

Budget bills readied as session nears end

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After months of sparring and a nearly three-week special session, lawmakers will be able to vote Friday – after the Florida Courier’s Wednesday press time – on a $78.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget was sent to lawmakers and other state officials at 5:37 […]

Miami man wins $850,000 in wrongful arrest case involving ‘The First 48’ TV show

Miami man wins $850,000 in wrongful arrest case involving ‘The First 48’ TV show

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAM HERALD/TNS MIAMI — A federal jury late Monday awarded $850,000 to a man who said he was wrongfully arrested for murder by Miami police preening for reality-show TV cameras. Taiwan Smart, 27, spent 19 months in jail before the charges were dropped against him in the November 2009 fatal shootings of […]