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    02/06/2007 10:18:26 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 947 replies · 9,097+ views
    Nascar Race2Win Jayski ^ | 02-06-07 | Me, Jack and Junior
  • Daytona may give vagrants their own resort

    01/22/2007 8:26:22 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 15 replies · 439+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/23/07 | Tom Leonard
    A property developer in Daytona Beach, Florida, plans to solve the area's vagrancy problem by sending the homeless to a rural village that critics have described as a "gulag". Michael Arth's proposal is a neat reversal of the gated communities into which the rich retreat. He would insulate the wealthy residents of Volusia County by tucking away the 2,700 homeless people on a 125-acre, £50 million site near the local jail. Tiger Bay Village would be a 5,600-bed village for the down at heel, complete with bungalows, dining halls, communal gardens and a lagoon for swimming. Counsellors would provide psychiatric...
  • Teen Murderer Says Jail Is Too Hard, Appeals Sentence

    12/04/2006 3:34:17 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 134 replies · 4,899+ views
    WFTV-TV 9 ^ | December 4, 2006 | WFTV
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of the teenagers responsible for beating a Holly Hill homeless man to death asked a judge to reduce his 22-year prison sentence Monday. Warren Messner and three other teens pled guilty to killing the man because they were bored, but Messner said prison is too hard. Messner is a big boy. He was 15 at the time he was brought into the woods to see the homeless man his friends had been beating. Even at that young age, he outweighed the victim, Michael Roberts, by 200 pounds when he jumped on his chest, crushing his...
  • America Supports You: Daytona USA Honors Troops

    11/15/2006 3:35:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2006 -- U.S. military servicemembers will receive free admission at Daytona USA throughout November to celebrate Armed Forces Month. Replica cars and trucks of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series cars, led by the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet driven by Tony Stewart, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series simulate racing on the 31-degree banking of Daytona International Speedway at Daytona USA. Throughout November, U.S. military servicemembers will be admitted free to NASCAR’s premier attraction in Daytona Beach, Fla., to celebrate Armed Forces Month and Daytona USA’s 10th anniversary. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 07.03.06

    07/03/2006 4:13:23 PM PDT · by snugs · 120 replies · 3,787+ views
    The President and First Lady spent the weekend at Camp David returning to the White House on Sunday. Today the President signed H.R. 5403, the Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006 The Vice President had a busy Saturday. First he had a sucessful annual physical, then he and his wife Lynne along with their 3 grandaughters went to Kennedy Space Center for the launch of Discovery which unfortunately due to bad weather did not take-off. They then went to Daytona Beach for the Pepsi 400. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • A day in the life of President Bush & pics of the VP at Daytona (7/2/06): news & photos

    07/02/2006 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 175 replies · 2,990+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: After an eventful week capped by their visit to Graceland, the President and First Lady spend a quiet Saturday at Camp David. They returned to the White House earlier today. During her press preview last Thursday of the Official Dinner for the Japanese Prime Minister, Mrs. Bush had some interesting and fun things to say. Here's an excerpt. Go here to read the entire transcript. Q Mrs. Bush, could talk about the decision to have a state dinner tonight? This has become rare in this administration. MRS. BUSH: Well, I wouldn't say it's really rare....
  • Cheney hopes to fire up "NASCAR dads" at race

    07/01/2006 9:58:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 628+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/06 | Patricia Wilson
    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Four months before crucial congressional elections, Vice President Dick Cheney saw his first stock-car race on Saturday and hoped to fire up traditionally conservative " NASCAR dads" to turn out and vote. After Air Force Two buzzed the crowd, sweeping as low as 1,000 feet over the racetrack, Cheney's black SUV took a lap around the Daytona speedway at a sedate 65 mph (105 kph). Infield spectators perched atop behemoth recreational vehicles waved American flags and banners proclaiming devotion to their favorite drivers and the beer companies that sponsor them. "On Independence Day, we're reminded...
  • Cheney makes grand entrance at NASCAR race [where he got a standing ovation from the drivers ....]

    07/01/2006 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,757+ views
    Cheney makes grand entrance at NASCAR race By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer Published: Saturday, July 1, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 1, 2006 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The stock cars weren't the only things buzzing the track at Daytona Saturday - Vice President Dick Cheney made his grand entrance when Air Force II flew in low over the crowd gathering for the start of the NASCAR race. Cheney's appearance at the Pepsi 400 was another chance this year for Americans to get a glimpse of the extraordinarily powerful vice president who normally operates behind the scenes. From the baseball...
  • Cheney emerging more often before election - VP's watching the Shuttle Launch and Daytona later

    07/01/2006 12:15:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 560+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/06 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - From the baseball diamond to the speedway oval, Vice President Dick Cheney is turning up at lots of high-profile venues, increasing his visibility ahead of the fall election. Saturday offered a double-dip in the all-important political state of Florida: seeing the space shuttle Discovery blast off and then catching a NASCAR race, complete with a visit with the drivers and their crews. Cheney often does most of his work behind the scenes, but has taken on more public appearances this year. It's part of an all-hands-on-deck effort at the White House to improve the GOP's standing...
  • NASCAR - Pepsi 400 - from Daytona, on FOX Saturday 7/1, at 7:30pm ET **VP Cheney speaking live**

    06/28/2006 2:27:45 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 1,231 replies · 9,669+ views
    . The Pepsi 400 Saturday 7:30 pm Eastern Speed Pre-race at 6pm, FOX Pre-race 7:30pm Green flag 7:55 from Daytona International Speedway Please visit the FR Canteen - Supporting our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen This thread is dedicated to our service men and women. God Bless Our Troops
  • NAACP President Arrested

    04/02/2006 7:52:06 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 52 replies · 2,899+ views ^ | April 02, 2006 | By SETH ROBBINS
    The local NAACP president was arrested Saturday afternoon on misdemeanor charges after an altercation with deputies after she attempted to hand a flier to the driver of a car involved in a Black College Reunion traffic stop. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the past six years, was charged with two counts of resisting an officer without violence, disorderly conduct and obstruction of a street. But Slater and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office have very different views on what occurred on North Atlantic Avenue during the...
  • Bike Week Deaths Worst In Event's History - 18 Deaths Most in 65 years

    03/12/2006 1:06:35 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 62 replies · 783+ views ^ | Mar 12, 2006 1:04 pm US/Eastern
    Bike Week Deaths Worst In Event's History 18 Deaths Most in 65 years (CBS4 News) DAYTONA BEACH Bike Week in Daytona beach ends today, and this year’s event will go down in history as the deadliest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in the event’s 65 year history. 18 motorcyclists have died in the past nine days, three more than the previous deadliest Bike Week in 2000. The Florida Highway Patrol says three bikers died in separate accidents Saturday, and four died on Friday. Tens of thousands of bikers flock to Daytona each spring for the event, which celebrates motorcycles and bike...
  • Thousands Roar Into Daytona Beach for Bike Week

    03/04/2006 2:44:20 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 390+ views
    firstcoastnews ^ | 3/4/2006 9am
    Thousands Roar Into Daytona Beach for Bike Week 3/4/2006 9am report By First Coast News Staff DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- The annual pilgrimage to "motorcycle mecca" is underway. Thousands of bikers are roaring into Daytona Beach for Bike Week. The city is geared up and vendors are set up along Main Street. More than 300,000 motorcycle riders are expected to roll through town.
  • Stewart finds himself right in middle of hot tempers (NASCAR)

    02/22/2006 10:01:41 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 552+ views
    Journal now ^ | February 20, 2006 | Lenox Rawlings
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Here's how the deal works. NASCAR wants establishment money and establishment credibility. NASCAR wants to look like a professional major league, not a motorized division of fake wrestling occasionally rocked by genuine tragedy. When those goals collided during the bumper-rattling, bump-drafting Budweiser Shootout eight days ago, superstar Tony Stewart sounded the alarm. He predicted possible death before the tour left Daytona unless NASCAR got a grip on rogue driving. NASCAR approach backfired The graphic public comments hit the NASCAR trailer like a tax audit. The bosses issued directives, policies, hints and outright threats. In effect, they...
  • NASCAR Offseason Withdrawal Therapy Thread 2005

    11/21/2005 4:45:03 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,135 replies · 5,992+ views
    Various News Sites ^ | 11-21-05 | Me & Jack
    **Welcome**Well here we are again, another year of racing, gone by in a flash! Is it Daytona yet? Are we there yet? This forum is to help us get through the offseason by posting news, silly season rumors and anything else devoted to Nascar.
  • Sick - A Florida paraplegic needs relief.

    10/25/2005 2:51:56 AM PDT · by JTN · 40 replies · 1,431+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 24, 2005, 8:37 a.m. | Radley Balko
    Today, Richard Paey sits in a wheelchair behind high walls and razor wire in a high-security prison near Daytona Beach. Paey is a 46-year-old father of three, and a paraplegic. His condition is the result of a car accident, a botched back surgery, and a case of multiple sclerosis — three setbacks that have left him in a chronic, debilitating state of pain. After moving to Florida from New Jersey, Paey found it increasingly difficult to get prescriptions for the pain medication he needed to function normally — to support his family, and to be a parent to his children....
  • International Temple to Speed Daytona Beach

    09/04/2005 7:12:49 PM PDT · by airedale · 173+ views
    My wife was going through some of her fathers papers and found an old business card for a Brutcel E. Williams Operator International Temple To Speed P.O Box 26, Daytona Beach, Florida Phone 586-J. The physical address is listed at 334 Fairview Avenue, Daytona Beach. On the back is a building which looks like it's about 13-15 stories high. It's rectangular. In a way it looks almost like a trophy or a small Empire State Building. On top it looks like there is a 1 to 2 story staute holding up a laurel wreath. It's faded and small. The card...
  • Daytona businesses must sell property (Eminent Domain at work)

    08/21/2005 4:07:47 PM PDT · by Normal4me · 19 replies · 1,076+ views
    Orlando Slantinel ^ | August 21,2005 | Ludmilla Lelis
    DAYTONA BEACH -- City leaders can finally realize a decades-long dream of replacing the beachside Boardwalk's aging arcades, restaurants and gift shops with a new retail complex to lure more upscale tourism. A court ruling Friday allows Daytona Beach to force the sale of three Boardwalk businesses to make way for a $120 million redevelopment project that would be the last major piece in the city's remake of its historic oceanside. Circuit Judge John W. Watson III gave the city approval to seize the three businesses in a ruling that echoes a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave cities...
  • Rumsfeld, Grand Marshal at the Pepsi 400 - from Daytona, on NBC Sat. 7/2, at 8pm ET

    06/29/2005 4:16:04 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 1,537 replies · 12,013+ views
    . The Pepsi 400 Saturday 8:00 pm Eastern Pre-race at 7pm, Green flag 8:10 from Daytona International Speedway Please give your support to the FR Canteen - Dedicated to our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops
  • Missing woman's bones found; police call death 'suspicious' [gee, ya think?]

    04/20/2005 7:06:10 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 24 replies · 1,124+ views ^ | April 20, 2005 | STAFF REPORT
    Missing woman's bones found; police call death 'suspicious' STAFF REPORTDAYTONA BEACH -- The bones of a Daytona Beach woman who was reported missing in November were found in a shallow grave over the weekend and police say the death is "suspicious." The bones of Patti Mae Paulk, 23, were found in a wooded area near the intersection of Dunn and Williamson boulevards by a man and his two sons, who were out walking with their dog, police said. The man went home and contacted police after using the Internet to do research on the bones and determining they probably were...