141st Year
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Internet Edition
West Volusia's Original Hometown Newspaper
By GUY MYSTERY
Intrepid Reporter

  The DeLand Sun News was first published in 1876. After 115 years of operation, it was bought out by a competing paper in 1991. Publication was halted by 1992.
  This situation persisted until 2007, when the brand was revived online as a monument to this cherished local institution.
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Spotlight: Historic Athens Theater
The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. On January 5th, 1922, the eve of the theater's opening, the DeLand Daily News declared the Athens to be "Florida's Handsomest Theatre" and "a gem of architecture". The theatre's name was derived from the vision of DeLand's founder, Henry DeLand, who sought to create a city that would be the "Athens of Florida". Visit their website.


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DeLand Area News
For Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Volusia County Sheriff's Office to host gun turn-in program in DeLand
For a sixth year, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office will host a program to take unwanted guns off the county’s streets. The program, dubbed Kicks 4 Guns, allows anyone to turn in an unwanted gun to law enforcement, no questions asked, in exchange for a $50 Publix gift card. The event runs from ...

Volusia County sheriff's deputies, kids share a week of summer fun
More than 70 campers lined up for dinner outside the chuck wagon at the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Camp in Barberville Thursday, just like any other night. Then, in the distance, sirens. A lot of them. Read the whole story, in the Aug. 17-19, 2015, Midweek edition of The Beacon. To subscribe to The ...

Hatters turn attention toward first scrimmage
With 11 of 30 preseason practices in the books, the Stetson Hatters will have a light day today, Friday, Aug. 14, as they look ahead to Saturday’s (Aug. 15) first of three scheduled scrimmages. The scrimmage, which is expected to have between 100-130 plays, will start at 8:30 a.m. on the lower pra ...

Volusia County Sheriff's Office names employees of the quarter
Five Volusia County Sheriff's Office employees have been honored as employees of the quarter, officials announced. Those recipients are Investigator Julian Elmazi, Deputy Miguel Roman, Tara Pronovost, Jennifer Clay and Alan Ponder. Each of the recipients has been awarded for exceptional work in his ...

Video footage: DeLand woman tells authorities she felt unsafe stopping for traffic stop
This unedited video is body camera footage from Officer W. Godwin of the DeLand Police Department, taken just before 9:30 p.m. on 8/5/15 during a traffic stop involving 19-year-old Sextoneriya "Neri" Keith of DeLand. A Volusia County Sheriff's deputy tried to stop Keith for running a red light at B ...

 

DeLand Police Dept. announces registration for Citizens Academy fall semester
Registration is now open for the 15th fall session of the DeLand Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, officials at the DeLand Police Department announced this week. The 11-week academy will begin Sept. 3, according to Officer Rod Hancock. The classes will allow members of the community to ...

DeLand area carjacking victim dragged by his own vehicle, deputies say
A carjacking that began just east of DeLand early Saturday morning resulted in the victim being dragged by his own vehicle, authorities said. Darrion Tompert, 21, of Daytona Beach, faces charges including carjacking, fleeing or attempting to elude a law-enforcement officer, possession of ammunition ...

Nature Scenes: Great white heron larger and taller than great blue heron
The Sibley Guide to Birds is a birder’s bible, and the 2000 edition of the guide identified the bird I photographed for this column as a great blue heron, white morph. For years, many bird experts have quibbled, some of them declaring this long-legged wader to be a great white heron. Hmmm. I had n ...

Gov. Scott announces expansion of DeLand business
Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Frontier Communications Corp.’s inbound-call center in DeLand will expand its operation into another business unit, adding 400 new jobs. “I am excited to announce that 400 jobs will be created in DeLand thanks to Frontier Communications’ newest expansion. ...

Florida Hospital seeking nominations for 2015 community-service award
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is seeking nominations for the Johana Knox Award for Community Service Excellence, according to Lindsay Rew, media contact for the hospital. This is the seventh year in a row that the organization will present the award, according to Rew. Three awards will be presente ...

US News
For Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Life on the streets: Where faith, violence collide
It was the second time in three days that Willa Jones had heard gunshots. The first ones had taken her brother's life....

The Goose: Living in a murder capital
La'Marque Victor grew up in the Goose, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in New Orleans. Now, he's trying to get out for his kids....

Gangs, opioids fueling New Orleans shootings
It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans....

The 5 deadliest US cities?
Chicago. Murder....

Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies
A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what's likely to be pneumonia, according to the park....

 

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 brains of 111 deceased former NFL players that were donated to Boston University's CTE Research Center, according to a study released Tuesday by JAMA....

Coast Guard gives notice: Missile launch expected in Alaska
A missile launch from a Kodiak, Alaska, facility is expected this weekend, according to the US Coast Guard....

Treatment zeroes HIV transmission risk
The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex....

Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off
A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life....

Baton Rouge police chief retiring after tension with mayor
The top cop in the Baton Rouge Police Department submitted his letter of retirement to the city's mayor on Monday, marking the second time a high-profile cop has stepped down in Louisiana's capital city since the summer 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling....

World News
For Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban
The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe in the war-torn country....

Afghanistan, US claim Russia arming Taliban
US and Afghanistan officials claim the Russian government is supplying the Taliban with small arm weapons to fight ISIS in Afghanistan, but Russia denies all allegations. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports....

31 dead in Kabul car bomb attack claimed by Taliban
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that left at least 31 people dead, as the Islamist fundamentalist group ratchets up an offensive across Afghanistan....

Marines facing 'discouraging' challenges in Afghanistan
The plume of smoke and dust rose over the runway, high above the now-deserted but once costly and vital control towers....

Charlie Gard's parents want to bring him home for his final moments
The parents of the terminally ill British child Charlie Gard were seeking court permission Tuesday to bring their son home from hospital to die....

 

Baby Gard's dad: 'Sorry we couldn't save you'
The parents of the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard told their son, "sleep tight, our beautiful little boy" after ending their legal fight over treatment for their son in the US....

US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boat in Persian Gulf
A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat Tuesday in the northern end of the Persian Gulf, according to two US defense officials....

Australian politician quits due to dual citizenship
An Australian cabinet minister is stepping down from his position after discovering he was made a dual Italian citizen without his knowledge....

Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?
China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang....

Rising political star in China under investigation as Xi tightens grip
Chinese President Xi Jinping has moved to further consolidate his power over the world's newest superpower, striking down a rising political star....

Sports
For Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Illinois to follow Indiana with strict domestic abuse policy
CHICAGO (AP) Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says there are plans to bar athletes with a history of sexual or domestic abuse from participating in sports.

This date in FOX Sports Arizona history: D-backs trade Haren for package that includes Corbin
July 25, 2010: Rebuilding D-backs send Dan Haren to Angels for package that includes Saunders, Corbin, Skaggs

UNC scheduled for August hearing in NCAA academic case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel next month in its multiyear and oft-delayed academic case.

Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu working to get confidence back
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Entering his fifth NFL season, Tyrann Mathieu is trying to get his confidence back.

Cardinals bring up Bader as Fowler hits the DL
Harrison Bader will get his first taste of the big leagues as the Cardinals purchased the rookie outfielder's contract on Tuesday.

 

No 2-a-days means early start for Mississippi State practice
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald isn't mourning the death of two-a-day practices, even if it means an earlier start to preseason practice.

Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the Forum
CHICAGO (AP) Presenting the pope with a Michigan football helmet and a pair of Air Jordans wasn't the only highlight in Jim Harbaugh's trip to Rome this spring.

Orlando City trades for Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer in record MLS deal
Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million.

Here's what happens when Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are asked say something nice about each other
This is a different side of the rivalry between Jones and Cormier.

Garza, Suter lead continually improving Brewers' starting rotation
Milwaukee's starting pitchers have lowered their ERA every month this season and have one of the best marks in the National League in July

Lifestyle
For Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Rome experiments with policing tourists at Trevi Fountain
ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Trevi Fountain were on their best behavior on Tuesday as the city started testing out a plan to clamp down on tourists dipping their feet into the basin of the...

No ho-ho-ho-liday as Santas meet in Denmark
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - It's summertime in Denmark but Santas from around the world are already planning for the festive season, with more than 150 gathering in Copenhagen to share some early...

Wagner-loving Merkel has night at opera with husband
BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked the red carpet before the country's press on Tuesday as she attended the annual Bayreuth Wagner opera festival with her husband.

Humble sack turns into Ivory Coast fashion accessory
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An entrepreneur from Ivory Coast is hoping to score an international fashion hit by recycling the cloth sacks that the country uses to ship cocoa beans around the world.

Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - A collection of yawing mouths and extracted teeth, booming stereo speakers and colorful hookah pipes adorn shop fronts in Somalia, a colorful contrast to the airbrushed...

 

After disapproval, award-winning Singapore cartoonist gets official congrats
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore officials on Monday congratulated the cartoonist who swept the international comic industry's "Oscars", having withdrawn his grant two years ago for portraying the...

British princes regret rushed final conversation with mother Diana
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was ...

Thousands dance through Berlin to promote gay and lesbian rights
BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of revelers danced through the streets of Berlin on Saturday, many of them waving rainbow-colored flags, as they promoted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in...

Iraqis numb pain of Islamic State in newly re-opened bar
QARAQOSH, Iraq (Reuters) - In a town ravaged by the war against Islamic State, amid ransacked homes and shuttered shops, a flashing sign above the entrance to one business beckons visitors:...

Revellers party in South Korea's capital of mud
BORYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) - Revellers danced and wrestled on Friday in South Korea's capital of mud, kicking off a nine-day festival expected to lure millions of people to this quaint coastal...


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