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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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  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.
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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 7, 2015 (links are updated continually)

Man found dead in water in Deltona, authorities say
UPDATE 2:53 p.m. Authorities said they have completed an autopsy on the victim, but were unable to determine a preliminary cause of death on the man’s “significantly decomposed” body. No signs of trauma were observed, according to Andrew Gant, a spokesman at the Volusia County Sheriff’s ...

Authorities: Deltona serial exposer arrested in string of incidents spanning five months
A serial exposure suspect has been arrested, after the latest in a string of incidents in Deltona spanning more than five months, officials stated. Jonathan Owens, 23, of Deltona, was taken into custody today after an incident on July 1 that led to his identification, stated Andrew Gant, a spokesma ...

FHP: DeLeon Springs woman killed in dump truck collision
A DeLeon Springs woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a collision with a dump truck in Daytona Beach, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials. Karen Lucas, 75, was killed in the collision, but her passengers, Donna Miller, 59, and Dorothy Livingston, 54 of DeLeon Springs both escaped with ...

Florida's top public officials' net worths disclosed
Gov. Rick Scott's disclosed net worth as of Wednesday was $146.8 million, an increase of $14.1 million from the start of his re-election year. According to a newly-filed financial-disclosure report posted online Wednesday, the majority of Scott's money --- $128.8 million --- is cached in the "Gover ...

Palm Coast DJ charged with soliciting child, police say
A Palm Coast disc jockey is facing charges of soliciting a minor after a 14-year-old boy told police he had been contacted on a social media app and offered $100 in return for a sex act, according to Orange City police. Christopher Pintek, 41, was charged with using a computer to seduce/solicit/lu ...


Police: Van mows down street signs in DeLand
On his 40th birthday, a DeLand man drove drunk and mowed down two street signs with his van, according to a report from the DeLand Police Department. DeLand resident Paul H. Sanson Jr. was arrested. Police said he was northbound on North Woodland Boulevard just south of Plymouth Avenue early on June ...

Bear hunting permits to be available in August
Permits to participate in Florida's first bear hunt in more than 20 years will be available to licensed hunters starting Aug. 3. The hunt, approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission last Wednesday, begins Oct. 24 and will last from two to seven days, depending upon the number ...

SunPass rates headed for hike
SunPass users will see an increase in tolls when traveling on Florida's Turnpike starting Wednesday. The 1.6 percent will go into effect due to a 2007 state law that allows state officials to adjust SunPass and toll-by-plate rates every year based on changes in the consumer price index. The change w ...

SunRail involved in Seminole County crash
A SunRail train crashed into a car whose driver went around the railroad stop bar, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Shortly after 10 a.m. this morning, a 64-year-old male driver was traveling north on Country Club Road, officials stated, at the same time a SunRail train with nine passengers ...

Suspect not located after robbery at Glenwood grocery
The suspect was not found after a community market in Glenwood was robbed on Sunday afternoon, officials at the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office stated. The suspect entered the Glenwood Grocery and Deli, at 2534 N. Spring Garden Ave., north of DeLand, shortly before 1:30 p.m. June 28 with his face ...

US News
For Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (links are updated continually)

What's a 'sanctuary city,' and why should you care?

Suspect tells TV station he killed San Francisco woman
The man accused of killing a San Francisco woman in what appeared to authorities to be a random shooting has told CNN affiliate KGO-TV that he he did it, but that it was an accident....

Republicans run from Trump on immigration stance
Jeb Bush said Donald Trump doesn't represent the views of most Republicans, offering his most aggressive comments so far on the real estate titan who's used inflammatory language when talking about immigrants....

Fact-checking Trump's immigration comments
Dan Simon looks at the numbers behind Donald Trumps controversial immigration comments....

Did 'sanctuary city' policy play role in killing?
CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Mel Robbins discuss whether or not San Francisco is liable in the death of a woman because of its status as a "sanctuary city."...


What to know about World Cup hero

Deadly weekend in Chicago

Crash at NASCAR race at Daytona injures fans
Debris from a car that crashed into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway sent a spectator to the hospital, officials said....

Will these Massachusetts killings ever be solved?
It's been more than 10 years since Shirley Reine was found dead in her Falmouth, Massachusetts, home....

South Carolina lawmakers debate Confederate flag
Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?...

World News
For Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (links are updated continually)

Greece: How did it get into this mess?
Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency....

Debt crisis: View from a Greek island
CNN's Richard Quest travels to a Greek island to see how the debt crisis is affecting tourism....

Pope says families need a miracle

Schoolteachers among ISIS supporters arrested in Israel
Six men have been arrested on suspicion of supporting ISIS in Israel, following an investigation by Israeli security and counterterror forces....

Beijing issues travel warning for Turkey
China's embassy in Turkey has issued a travel warning to its citizens after some tourists were "attacked and harassed" during anti-Chinese protests in Istanbul....


At least 28 people killed in attacks in Nigeria
A series of blasts, including one inside a church, are reported to have killed at least 28 people in Nigeria, where the military is battling the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram....

New terrorism law could target journalists in Egypt
A new anti-terrorism law in Egypt will make publishing news that contradicts the official version of events in terrorism-related cases a crime punishable by prison sentences, a setback for the freedom of the press, according to the local journalists union....

Netanyahu warns of 'worse and worse' deal with Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again raising the specter of a bad deal with Iran as nuclear talks this week enter what could be their final stage....

Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance
It's rare for Fidel Castro to appear in public. But the 88-year-old former Cuban President recently said cheese -- literally -- as state media cameras snapped his photo....

Chinese army flexes its muscles
Gunfire rattled, humvees roared and Chinese soldiers dove through flaming hoops in a show marking the anniversary of Hong Kong's return from British rule....

For Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (links are updated continually)

ChiSox ace Sale beats Jays in less than 2 hours, but loses K streak
Chris Sale's bid for a record strikeout streak ended, but he pitched a six-hitter that led the Chicago White Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Monday night in the fastest major league game in almost four years. 

Brian Dozier hits walk-off homer in 10th to lift Twins over Orioles
Brian Dozier's two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

Bucks president threatens move to Vegas, Seattle
Everything seems to be headed in the right direction for the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks. Fresh off a playoff appearance this past season, Milwaukee was able to add a top-end free agent in the form of Greg Monroe to an already talent-laden roster. Unfortunately, politics in the...

Houston, we have a Kardashian? Khloe, Harden reportedly dating
Houston, we have a Kardashian? Khloe, Harden reportedly dating

Teammate says Jon Jones is in shape, humble and training daily
Igor Araujio says that his teammate Jon Jones is working hard, with a humble attitude inside the gym.


Coach K on meeting Beyonce for first time: 'I felt like 13'
Which celebrity made Coach K feel like a teenager when he met her?

Berdych loses at Wimbledon, reporter thinks he won, awkwardness ensues
Tomas Berdych lost Monday at Wimbledon, but one reporter's misread of the scoreline created an awkward moment at the post-match press conference.

Russell Wilson on talking to God about Ciara, abstaining from sex
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says God told him to lead Ciara

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory subdued by Austin Dillon's wild wreck
While Dale Earnhardt Jr. was obviously pleased to win his second race of the season at Dayton International Speedway, the Hendrick Motorsports driver was more concerned with the well being of the fans and his fellow competitors after the race. 

Gilbert Melendez tests positive for banned substance, suspended one year
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites following his fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188.

For Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (links are updated continually)

Chicago's Fourth of July rituals: fireworks, gun deaths
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Late in the evening on July 4 a haze of smoke from backyard fireworks hung over Chicago. Like kids all over the city, 7-year-old Amari Brown stood on the sidewalk enjoying the...

Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope
LA PAZ (Reuters) - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.

World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.

Chiffon from Versace and 'high fur' from Fendi at Paris Haute Couture
PARIS (Reuters) - Floaty floor-length gowns, intricate detailing and "haute fourrure", or "high fur", mark this week's Paris Haute Couture shows, where some of fashion's best known names present some...

Small is beautiful, say South Koreans making plans to marry
SEOUL (Reuters) - The night before their wedding, Kim Kwang-yoon and Cho Jin-oh were up until 2 a.m. with the bride's mother, setting tables. Their marriage venue: a room in the basement of Seoul...


America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in...

Well-wishers swoon as Britain's Princess Charlotte christened
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing...

Alamo, Spanish missions in San Antonio named World Heritage Site
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A U.N. agency named the Alamo and the four Spanish colonial Catholic missions in San Antonio as a World Heritage Site on Sunday, the first place in Texas deemed to be of...

In land of Pachamama, Bolivians hope for pope of 'good intentions'
EL ALTO, Bolivia (Reuters) - At a "Witches Market" in the Bolivian city of El Alto, dried llama fetuses said to bring good fortune hang outside tin shack stalls while healers read the future in coca...

French wine regions Champagne, Burgundy win world heritage status
PARIS (Reuters) - France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage...

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