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President Obama makes several stops in Brevard
BREVARD - A crowd of 3,050 people sang Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" in unison Sunday, Sept. 9, in anticipation of President Barack Obama's speech at Florida Tech in Melbourne. When the president made his appearance a little before noon, the large crowd erupted with cheers and applause. Before he began h...
'Armed' and dangerous
MELBOURNE - Dale Vicos wants the public to know that his arm wrestling competition, "Guts-N-Glory," isn't your everyday "bar-room brawl." "There is uncanny sportsmanship at my competitions," said Mr. Vicos, an arm wrestler for 35 years and vice president of the National Power Arm Wrestling Association. "This competition is for people of all types. It ...
Amputee fights disability on the soccer field
MELBOURNE BEACH - U.S National Amputee Soccer Team member and Cocoa Beach resident Yousef Irshaid said he isn't trying to inspire others by overcoming his disability. "People will tell me I am inspiring, but I am not trying to inspire anyone," he said. "I'm just trying to be like everyone else, but, when you get to the point of looking like everyone else, you ...
Honoring a local legend
Phil Salick of Rockledge and Mark Longnecker of Cocoa Beach hold up a surfboard that was auctioned off by Savanna Pitard of Cocoa Beach during the NKF Taste of Brevard at the Cocoa Beach Hilton. Mr. Longnecker designed and painted the surfboard that raised $700 for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. The ima...
Framework finished for Atlantis exhibit
BREVARD - A steel beam locked into place atop a 115-foot structure marked the completion of the framework for space shuttle Atlantis' exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The topping out ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, Sept. 5, commemorates the overall ...
AuthenTec merger with Apple awaits shareholder approval
BREVARD - Apple's plans for the Melbourne-based mobile and networking security company AuthenTec remain uncertain, and their potential partnership now lies in the hands of AuthenTec's shareholders. "Neither company is going to say (what the buy m...
Local student to compete in national science competition
BREVARD - The future is promising for one Brevard County student, who will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this month to compete with some of the country's brightest young minds. Ceili Masterson, a ninth-grader at Palm Bay High School, will embark on ...
Brevard hosts NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick competition
MERRITT ISLAND - Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation will host the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Kelly Park West, 2455 N. Banana River Drive, Merritt Island. "We've had the competition for 20 years," said Donald Ingram, youth sports and fitness coordinator for Br...
Brevard reports three shooting deaths during holiday weekend
BREVARD - Three separate shootings that happened during the Labor Day weekend in Brevard County resulted in three deaths, with a fourth victim in the hospital undergoing treatment. In the first incident, authorities arrested William T. Woodward, 43, of 1960 Smith Dr. in Titusville the early morning of Mond...
Grab a board and fly!
Corey Howell, 16, of Melbourne cuts through a wave during a heat for the Junior Men's Pro event at the 27th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surfing Festival at the Cocoa Beach Pier over Labor Day weekend. Corey advanced to the finals and ended up winning the pro event....
Art studio paints a new picture for Titusville
TITUSVILLE - Maxine Trainer is taking the transformation of Titusville into her own hands. "There is an extreme amount of talent in Titusville," said Ms. Trainer, a seven-year resident of the city. "It's going to make a fabulous art town." It was a large, vacant building on the property of the Miracle City Mall that inspired Ms. Trainer to create ...
Surf and turf
Bobo Cogswell of Cocoa Beach shows how it's done on land and in water during the Surf & Turf event at the 27th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surfing Festival at the Cocoa Beach Pier over Labor Day weekend. Mr. Cogswell had the skill to win first place in the event, which featured competition in skateboarding and su...
In the Sept. 7 candidate profile detailing those running for mayor of Cocoa Beach, Anne Herzog's statement, explaining why she feels she is the best candidate for mayor, was cut short due to a computer error. Her complete statement is as follows: "Why mayor? The city lacks strong leadership, direction and vision. I bring a fresh perspective to Coc...
Brevard to celebrate National Public Lands Day
ROCKLEDGE - From biking, running and kayaking to getting-your-hands-dirty manual labor, the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program is encouraging everyone with a passion for nature and education to participate in National Public ...
Walkers promote heart health, research
BREVARD - By the time you are finished reading this article, more than three people will have died as a result of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, taking more lives of women than all forms of cancer combined, and accounting for the most infant deaths due to congen...
Pet of the week
A part-Himalayan cat with a clear sense of humor, 'NiNi' is the 4-year-old, four-legged fur-ball of Maureen and Bliss Jones of Cocoa. Some of NiNi's favorite pastimes are being spoiled by her owners, being attacked by her sister - a calico cat named 'Eisley' - and planning sneak attacks behind the door to pounce on her favorite feather ball....

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