Happy Father's Day / 2 generations, Henry Frederick Jr & son, 1964, Henry Frederick III & son, 1995 / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there around the world for today is a day of personal reflection.

Being a father to a son (or daughter) is far from easy. Being a son (or daughter) to a father is from easy, too.

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Florida Press Club 2015 Journalism Awards: Breaking News Writing -- "Bail set at $1.2 million for pregnant mom who drove van into Daytona Beach surf with 3 kids inside" by Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com...

Florida Press Club 2015 Journalism Awards: Breaking News Writing -- "Edgewater cops shoot and kill confrontational man wielding butcher knife after tasering him has no impact," by Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com...

Florida Press Club 2015 Journalis Awards: Breaking News Writing -- "VCSO: Port Orange father guns down his 3 kids then kills himself after wife runs next door" by Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com...

Florida Press Club 2015 Journalism Awards: Sports Feature Writing -- "Remembering ESPN anchor Stuart Scott: Personality resonates in story telling" by Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com...

Florida Press Club 2015 Journalism Awards: Sports Feature Writing -- "Shaq inducted into Magic Hall of Fame; regrets leaving 'City Beautiful' for Hollywood glitz & glamour" by Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com...

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Dallas cops grieve for the loss of brother officers in Thursday's carnage / Headline Surfer®PREAMBLE (series): Mark D. Barker, one of Volusia County's original thinkers, begins the first in a series of local and regional reflective writings and analyses in the wake of the deadly sniper attack in Dallas during the tail-end of Thursday's otherwise peaceful 'Black Lives Matter' protest march in response to the use of deadly force by police in the shooting deaths of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Headline Surfer® asked the retired Holly Hill chief of police that very night if he would write an essay on his reaction to the utter carnage in Dallas, since he pens his independent blog, 'Barker's View,' via Barkersview.org. Barker readily agreed to work earnestly on that request. Because he also agreed to write the same thing for the News-Journal, which was published Sunday, this media outlet decided to hold off on publishing Barker's essay for a few days to avoid antagonism with  the daily newspaper. What begins here is the essay, with this digital media outlet's commitment to meaningful debate on the divisions that exist across the US:

Retired Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- I had the honor of serving as a law enforcement officer for more than 31 years, the last five as chief of police of a full-service municipal department in east Central Florida.

Delegate Dana Dougherty of Deltona arrives at GOP convention in Cleveland on Sunday

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Coverage from GOP conventioon in Cleveland / Headline Surfer®Dana Dougherty of Deltona, a Florida state committeewoman & political columnist for Headline Surfer, is among the delegates at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She is filing exclusive video snapshots for the Daytona Beach • Sanford • Orlando online news outlet aptly named 'Dana's Daily Diary.' Dougherty also will share insights and analysis on the goings-on from the convention floor when time permits.
Headline Surfer videos / Dana Dougherty gives her initial 'Dana's Daily Diary reports from the GOP convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, shortly after her flight arrives from Central Florida.

CLEVELAND -- Dana Dougherty of Deltona, FL, is among some 2,472 delegates nationwide attending the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, for three days, beginning Monday to select the party's presidential nominee. -- Donald J. Trump, who has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

Big 3 of Hope Place: Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen

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Daytona homeless family shelter / Jim Dinneen, Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis / Headline Surfer®
Third of three sidebars included in second of 10-part investigative reporting series that takes the public into the plight of homeless families with children and of teens living on their own (ages 18-21 & in school living either apart from parents or with none at all) in greater Daytona Beach and throughout Volusia County); and the big three leaders who did something about it by Pushing for Hope Place -- Mark Geallis, executive director of Halifax Urban Ministries; Forough Hosseini, vice president of ICI Homes & a community entrepreneur; and Jim Dinneen, Volusia County manager. These are their stories...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Perhaps it was destined that a municipal city manager in Ohio would have an impact on a Central Florida metro area whose key city has one more letter at the end of its name than the one he left a decade ago in Ohio.

Vernon Burton re-elected without opposition in Lake Helen; 2 newcomers vie for open seat

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Vernon Burton was re-elected for another 2 years on the Lake Hen City Commission when no one else qualified / Headline Surfer®Jim Connell of Lake Helen / Headline Surfer®Daisy Raisler candidate for Lake Helen commission seat / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Vernon Burton, shown far left,  continues public service in his zone 2 commission seat for another two years. Jim Cornell and Daisy Raiser will vie for the zone 4 seat that incumbent Tura Schnebly opted not to seek re-election for in the 2016 elections.

LAKE HELEN, Fla. -- Zone 2 Commissioner Vernon Burton got a free pass to-re-election when no one else put in qualifying papers by the noon Friday deadline and so he will serve another two years when his current term expires after November's election.

It's not as if Burton would have likely had any trouble holding onto his seat, judging by how well he did two years ago, easily defeating Ernie Deboliac. Burton captured 61.39 percent of the votes in the 2014 general election, 639 to Deboliac's 403.

2 incumbents return to Ponce Inlet Town Council

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Joseph Perrone and Bill Milano(l to r) have each won another two years in office in Ponce Inlet without opposition.

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Joseph Perrone didn't have to look over his shoulder in his re-election bid on the Ponce Inlet Town Council.

That's because neither Perrone nor his colleague, Bill Milano, had any opposition when the noon deadline Friday for qualifying had come and gone, for their respective elective offices, seats 4 and 2.

2 incumbents re-elected without opposition in Pierson
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Pierson, Florida, ferncapital of the world / Headline Surfer®PIERSON, FLA. -- Two incumbents who are fern growers were returned to office here in Pierson, known as the "Fern Capital of the World," when no challengers emerged by the noon Friday deadline for qualifying.

As such, re-elected without opposition for another four years were seat 4 Councilman Samuel G.S. Bennett and seat 5 Councilman Herbert J. Bennett.

Endorsed for Volusia County clerk of the court: Republican Laura Roth embodiment of leadership, experience & passion

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Laura Roth endorsed for Volusia County, FL% Clerk of the Court / Headline Surfer®
Laura Roth, Republican, endorsed for Volusia County Clerk of the Court / Headline Surfer®
Headline Surfer® video / The internet news provider has created a tribute slide show presentation as part of its endorsement of Laura Roth, who will likely become the elected Clerk of the Circuit Court when qualifying ends at noon today with no opposition expected.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLa. -- It's a fait accompli that Republican Laura Roth will be the clerk of the court-nominee when qualifying ends at noon today. That's because she'll likely be unopposed unless someone files last minute.

#OrlandoUnited decals on Coke Zero 400 race cars at Daytona

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Orlando United decals on race cars in Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Int'l Speedway / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR is recognizing the shooting victims of the Pulse gay nightclub with a special decal on the 40 Sprint Cup Series race cars under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.

993. Carlos Pardo declared winner posthumously after crashing into barrier in NASCAR Mexican race in 2009

TOP 1,000 MOTORSPORT CRASHES / Headline Surfer is the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper in New Smyrna Beach serving greater Daytona Beach via Headline Surfer.com

WORST of the Worst motorsports crashes / Headline Surfer®
Multimedia compilation of the "WORST of the Worst: Motorsport Crashes" captured on video or still images, with an emphasis on reminding fans, the corporate entities that sanction the events on safety & the need for constant vigilance in keeping drivers, crew members, emergency workers, and especially spectators, safe at racing events around the globe.
Carlos Pardo was killed in a NASCAR-sanctioned race in Mexico in 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Carlos Pardo, 33, a driver in NASCAR's Corona Series in Mexico, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, after crashing while leading on the final laps during a race held at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed Amozoc in the Mexican state of Pueblo.

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Ester Street Park on the beachside is among nearly two dozen scenic parks in New Smyrna Beach that are available for adoption in terms of keeping clean and allowing for signage recognizing the commitment.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Nearly two dozen city parks are up for adoption as part of a new program launched by the City of New Smyrna Beach. From small, 1-acre pocket parks to larger waterfront public areas with playgrounds, individuals and groups may sign up to clean up a park for one year.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- One of the most frustrating issues surrounding addictions is understanding them.

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Musings columnist Darlene Vann / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer community columnist Darlene Vann, shown here, reflects in her 'Musings' the violence seen on cable news about terrorist attacks in far away places like France and Belgium are now happening on our own home front -- Orlando.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- One always thinks tragedy won’t strike anywhere near, but the terrorist attack in Orlando by a "lone wolf" gunman who shot and killed 49 people and wounding 53 more in a gay nightclub proves to those of us here in Central Florida how wrong an assumption that is.

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Donald Trump / Headline Surfer®EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Here we go again folks: Donald Trump used every trick in the book to convince disenfranchised Republicans that he was a "man of the people" by telling the legion of these disgruntled,voters just what they wanted to hear.

Stetson ranked 9th nationally in collegiate beach volleyball

Stetson's Samantha Harris has Stetson volleyball ranked 9th / Headline Surfer®DELAND, Fla. -- The Stetson beach volleyball team, led by Samantha Harris, is ranked 9th in the nation in this week's AVCA Top 10 coaches poll. Stetson (18-6, 5-1 A-Sun) will visit Mercer (8-9, 2-4) today for its final two Atlantic Sun Conference dual matches of the season.

If the Hatters sweep, they will clinch a share of the regular season conference title and earn the No. 1 seed for the conference championship, April 22-24 in Emerson, Ga.


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Villanova won its second national college baskettball championship in 31 years with a 3-point buzzer beater by Kris Jenkins to give the Wildcats a 77-74 win over Nortth Carolina in Houston.

Nobody was more stunned than Villanova head coach Jay Wright, who picked up his first national title: “I just think it was so exciting to watch, both teams making great plays. In a national championship game, to hit a shot at the buzzer, I mean, I haven't seen many better than that.”

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Florida Press Club
2015 Sports Feature Writing
2nd place, Henry Frederick
Florida Press Club
2014 Writing - General News
2014 Writing - Minority Reporting
2nd place, Henry Frederick
Florida Press Club
2013 General News Reporting
2013 Public Safety Reporting
2013 Religion Reporting
3rd place, Henry Frederick
-- 2006 NE Press Assn, Enterprise Rep./Pub Safety, Safety in Our Schools,1st, Taunton Daily Gazette.
-- 2005 NE Press Assn, Env Reporting, Pipeline Hell,1st pl, J. James/Henry Frederick, Taunton Daily Gazette.
-- 2005 Suburban Newspapers of America, Inv Journalism, Pipeline Hell, 1st pl, J James/Henry Frederick, TDG.
-- 2004 Society of Prof Journalists, Florida Ch. Invest Reporting, Silent Cries, 2nd pl, Henry Frederick / DCircelli, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
-- 2004 Soc of Newspaper Editors, Invest Div, Silent Cries, hon mention, Henry Frederick / D Circelli, DBNJ.
-- 2004 Society of Prof Journalists, Fla Ch., breaking news, hon mention, Community mourns death of longtime area educator, Henry Frederick/L Trimble, DBNJ.
-- 2003, Soc of Prof Journalists, Fla Ch, 1st pl, Lawsuit monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR, H Frederick, DBNJ.
-- 2003 Soc of Prof Journ, Fla Ch, 2nd pl, break news, The execution of Aileen Wuornos, Henry Frederick, DBNJ.
-- 2003 Fla Press Club, 2nd pl, exc in gen news writing, Property takeover may change boardwalk, Unusual cases re-ignite legal arguments on Miranda rights & Word on the street: Few police, Henry Frederick, DBNJ.
-- 2003 Fla Soc of Newspaper Editors, 3rd pl, Lawsuit: monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR, HFrederick, DBNJ.
-- 2002 Soc of Professional Journalists, Fla Ch, 3rd pl, breaking news, Brothers on trial, Henry Frederick, DBNJ.
-- 2002, Fla Press Club, 3rd pl, exc in gen news writing, Spring Break: Collision Course, Lawsuit: Monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR," & Behavior nets police chief two-week unpaid suspension, HFrederick, DBNJ.
-- 1998 Soc of Prof Journ, Fla Ch, 2nd pl, break news, Little boy: He shot and killed my friend, H Frederick, DBNJ.
-- 1998 Soc of Professional Journalists, Fla Ch, hon men, James K. Batten Award for Public Service, Spring Hill, Henry Frederick, DBNJ.
-- 1992 NY State AP, spot news, hon mention, Two charged in gas station slaying, HFrederick, The Journal-News.

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