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WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

Breaking a record Kissimmee, Orlando, and more than two dozen other Florida locations made a splash last week when they joined an effort to break the record for “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson,” emphasizing water safety. The numbers will be calculated and confirmed by Guinness World Records sometime this summer. (JACOB LANGSTON/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS)

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 […]

ISLAM’S CIVIL WAR

ISLAM’S CIVIL WAR

A year after the so-called Islamic State captured territory in Iraq, experts say that a war is almost inevitable, with Saudi Arabia and the Sunni branch on one side and Iran and the Shia branch on the other side. BY ROY GUTMAN MCCLATCHY FOREIGN STAFF / TNS ISTANBUL, TURKEY – The Middle East crisis that […]

Out of control

Out of control

Cop, Florida principal lose their jobs COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS MCKINNEY, TEXAS – Either racist White residents of a community called Craig Ranch and McKinney police harassed neighborhood Black kids at a pool party last week – or law officers safely dispersed a loud, out-of-control mob of interloping teenagers. Those were the competing narratives circulating […]

BLACK MUSIC MONTH 2015

BLACK MUSIC MONTH 2015

‘Happy Feelings’ coming to Daytona Beach June is Black Music Month, and Daytona Beach will celebrate with a concert on Sunday, June 14, showcasing Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at the Peabody Auditorium. Tickets are available online at http://www.peabodyauditorium.org. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Lawmakers pump up prisons budget by $43 million

Lawmakers pump up prisons budget by $43 million

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – While slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state’s spending on prisons by $43 million to address needs such as replacing vehicles and fixing leaky roofs and to wipe out a years-long deficit. House and Senate negotiators have reached […]

RAISE CASH, GO HOME

RAISE CASH, GO HOME

President Obama returns to Washington from a quick fence-mending and fundraising trip to Florida to refocus on national security, trade agreements, and the Middle East COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS Here’s a quick roundup of President Obama’s recent activity. MIAMI – On May 28, President Obama extended a symbolic olive branch to Miami’s Cuban-Americans by paying […]