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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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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.
  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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (links are updated continually)

Get a start on Halloween this weekend
Saturday, Oct. 25, will be filled with frights, parties, events, and other haunted fun, all around Volusia County. Some of the activities continue through Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31. The little monsters can choose from a variety of fun spooks Saturday evening. The Equestrian Center in Lake Helen i ...

Westbound I-4 to close next week near Daytona Beach
Headed to Daytona Beach for dinner and a movie, or some other nighttime activity? Be prepared for detours if you take Interstate 4 on the way home Monday, Oct. 27, Tuesday, Oct. 28, or Wednesday Oct. 29, as construction workers place large bridge beams over I-4. The work will cause overnight detours ...

Nature Scenes: The tale of Abby the cat
In scenic Vermont, 2-year-old Abby has only pretend cats for feline company, but two real boys for playmates, which makes her happy. Full of mischief and energy, she prowls in her home for excitement. She often tries in vain to catch bugs that are just on the other side of a screen. Playing with toy ...

West Volusia Calendar of Events: Oct. 18-25, 2014
Saturday, Oct. 18 Barberville Family Farm Swap and Market 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. west of the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, three-fourths of a mile west of U.S. Highway 17, on State Road 40, Barberville. Call 386-469-9409. Keeping the Fight Breast-Cancer Walk 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk ...

Port Orange man shoots his three children, himself, after domestic quarrel, Sheriff's Office says
Shockwaves from a fatal shooting in Port Orange are reverberating throughout Volusia County today. Two children and their father are dead. A third child is in the hospital. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened after a domestic quarrel early this morning, Oct. 17, ...


‘Thin Man’ Watts Jazz Fest in DeLand Saturday, Oct. 18
DeLand is gearing up for the 'Thin Man' Watts Jazz Fest, an all-day event Saturday, Oct. 18, that will fill this vibrant, historic Central Florida town with a wide variety of jazz, blues and gospel acts. The Jazz Fest is named in memory of renowned jazz saxophonist and DeLand native Dr. Noble “Thi ...

Glamour & Gore set to be a frighteningly good time
You can do the Monster Mash in your most glamorous gown, or become a real Halloween fright at this year's Rotary Glamour & Gore costume party. Put on by the Rotary Club of DeLand, the second annual Glamour & Gore will take place 7:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Artisan Alley Garage in Down ...

Saturday night turns violent in Deltona: Sheriff's Office investigates possible links between armed robbery, carjacking
Saturday night turned violent in Deltona, with an armed robbery and an armed carjacking, in which the victim was pistol-whipped. Sheriff's investigators are looking into possible connections between the cases. Deputies responded to the Lucky Garden restaurant on Doyle Road after a call about a robbe ...

Nature Scenes: Black bears’ sense of smell much better than dogs’
American black bears are native to North America, and live in forests, preferably in the mountains. Their sizes and habits vary a little, depending on where they live. In a museum in the Smoky Mountains, I photographed a taxidermy brown cub (it’s actually a black bear) climbing up a tree. Don’t ...

West Volusia Calendar of Events: Oct. 11-18, 2014
Saturday, Oct. 11 Farmers Market 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Free admission. Call 407-443-6965. Market in the Park 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Blake Park, 493 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Free admission. Call 386-228-9957. Walk/Run/Family Fun for Lif ...

US News
For Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (links are updated continually)

Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

What a shot! 35 sports photos

Jack-o'-Lantern sun
It wasn't a trick. But for space geeks, it sure was a treat....

Mars travel possible with hibernation
Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness that separates Earth from Mars....

Space elevator with diamond cables?
Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds....


12 best meat cities in America
With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food....

Mystery space plane back on Earth
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission....

San Fran stations ban Lorde's 'Royals'
With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances....

Megaquake could hit West Coast
It's been 25 years since a massive earthquake rattled San Francisco. Is the West Coast ready for the next big one?...

Clowns scaring residents
A rash of "creepy clown" sightings in California has left some residents unnerved, and it all appears to have started with the "Wasco Clown."...

World News
For Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (links are updated continually)

Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

What a shot! 35 sports photos

Kobani: Before and after views
CNN's Michael Holmes shows us dramatic before and after satellite views of Kobani....

Ebola battle through nurse's eyes
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the desperate effort to save Ebola patients from the viewpoint of those taking care of them....

Reporters' photos on the scene


How to vote for Hero of the Year
CNN's Anderson Cooper explains the voting process for CNN Hero of the Year....

From near death to Nobel Prize
On Friday, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. But just a day earlier, she passed the two-year anniversary of the gruesome event that flung her and her cause onto the world stage -- the attempt on her life....

China's military in Hong Kong
Just yards from where thousands of pro-democracy supporters have been "occupying" the heart of Hong Kong's financial district, stands an imposing gray building surrounded on all sides by a high wall -- this is the Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China's armed forces....

Who is 'Umbrella Man'?
Demonstrators wheeled out the looming figure under cover of darkness....

Watch landmark Cold War series
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war....

For Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (links are updated continually)

Flop the insanity! Ref calls match when five guys fake it at same time
A soccer match in Peru was abandoned after 5 players faked injury at the same time. Here's Nicole Dabeau with more:

Good luck charm? Scrivens dons mask for charity, gets Oilers' first W
The art of goalie-mask design has become increasingly that in recent years — art. But art, as they say, is subjective. And like in other forms, goalie-mask art can also carry a purpose. Just ask Ben Scrivens. The Edmonton Oilers goalie on Monday announced he would lend his support to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta with a new program he calls "Ben's Netminders" — a program in which Edmonton-area artists diagnosed with the illness will design a goalie mask for Scrivens.

Oh boy ... what is Michelle Wie putting in her mouth this time?
Oh boy ... what is Michelle Wie putting in her mouth this time?

Too much lunch? Watch Steelers' Timmons lose his on the field
Football can be rough on the body ... and apparently on the stomach. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons let loose with some vomit during the game on Monday night.

Bochy recognizes Buster Posey's great talent
Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks about what makes Buster Posey so special.


Watch Kyle Orton and Uncle Rico throw game-winning TD pass for Bills
Thank you for this, technology. 

Anderson Silva would be honored to walk to the Octagon with DMX
Anderson Silva talks about the possibility of adding DMX to his walkout entourage for UFC 183 where the rapper could perform his favorite track, 'No Sunshine'. 

UFC's Joe Riggs on scary gun accident: 'I shouldn't have lived'
Joe Riggs shot himself in the hand and thigh accidentally in August, just hours after signing a UFC contract. Somehow, he'll be able to compete in December at UFC Fight Night on FOX.

Seattle TV station hilariously mixes up Gary Payton and Peyton Manning
Graphic showed former Sonics guard setting NFL passing record.

Who lost the weekend?
Oakland Raiders fans got trolled pretty hard by Darnell Dockett during Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. But they weren’t the only ones in sports who had a tough weekend.

For Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (links are updated continually)

Tate Modern's Serota named most powerful person in contemporary art
LONDON (Reuters) - The man who runs London's Tate Modern - an art gallery in a former power station that looms over the River Thames - was named on Thursday the most powerful figure in the world of...

U.S. returns stolen artwork to Peru
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - U.S. officials returned two stolen, colonial-era paintings to the government of Peru on Wednesday in a repatriation ceremony at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

U.S. pastor defrocked over son's same-sex wedding faces Methodist council
MEMPHIS Tenn. (Reuters) - A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating at his son's same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, made an appeal to hang onto his ordination before a Methodist...

Blogs, videos and verse: an Iraqi poet's quest to heal her homeland
LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women are artists who have decided to use their talents and profile to help the...

Ebola gives U.S. 'preppers' another reason to prepare for worst
(Reuters) - With the closest known U.S. cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances.


Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.

Rise in divorce in Iran linked to shift in status of women
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different...

Noble prize winner Malala Yousafzai renews call for education for all
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, renewed her call for world peace and universal education on Tuesday at a ceremony in which she was...

Michelin awards four San Francisco restaurants with three stars
(Reuters) - The San Francisco Bay Area's reputation for great food got a boost as Michelin awarded four of its restaurants with its highest rating in its 2015 eating guide, to be released on...

Washington's Smithsonian launches $1.5 billion fundraising campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution, the world's biggest museum and research complex, publicly launched a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign this week, the largest in history for any...

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