Daily Archive: May 11, 2012


Shaq earns doctorate degree

MIAMI (AP)—Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is a doctor now. O’Neal received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University alongside 1,100 other students during commencement ceremonies Saturday. The Miami Herald reports that O’Neal got on one knee so the chair of Barry’s organizational learning and leadership program could drape a light blue hood around O’Neal’s more-than-7-foot frame.


Sisters Place celebrates with Crushed Grapes event

The wine and beer flowed as people from all walks of life attended the Crushed Grapes wine tasting event, Sisters Place annual fundraiser. “Crushed Grapes brings good people together with exceptional wine (and beer), great food, lovely music and fabulous auction packages,” explained Sister Mary Parks, executive director of Sisters Place. TASTING THE WINE—Case Manager Tara Heath, left, pours Germaine L. Edmonds, program director, both of Sisters Place, a glass of wine. (Photos by J.L. Martello) According to Crushed Grapes co-chair Meg Gleason, this year’s event brought more than 80 volunteers for the occasion. “We’re celebrating a good cause. A little wine is good for you,” Gleason said.