Anna Marie (Moreira) Frederick, 10/30/1930 to 8/27/2003, mother of internet news publisher Henry Frederick / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- We always remembered my mother's birthday because it fell on Oct. 30, the day before Halloween.

If she were alive today, she'd be 75 years old. She died 11 years ago on Aug. 27, on my Dad's birthday. It's also the same birthday as my wife Serafina's mother.

New Book: Creepy Ass Cracker: SANFORD, Fla. -- HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick has written his first book, "Creepy Ass Cracker" (842 pages, Xlibris), which hits bookstores early next year. It focuses on the sensational trial that led to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the gunshot slaying of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, but the meaning of the book's title may end up surprising you. Frederick won journalism awards for his Miami interview with Trayvon's parents; later for his trial reports at the Seminole County courthouse. Among other award-winning judicial assignments: • Witnessing execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos; • Teresa Earnhardt's civil trial keeping husband Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos sealed after the Daytona 500 fatality; • Texas Motor Speedway's legal fight to force NASCAR to provide 2nd race date. Frederick has appeared on Oxygen network's "Snapped," & Discovery Channel's "Deadly Affairs" on sultry convicted murderer Virginia Larzelere who got off death row years after her dentist-husband's slaying.

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Headline Surfer® photos / The internet newspaper was a big winner in the 2014 Florida Press Club Statewide Journalism Contest with finalists announced Wednesday. This is the fourth year in a row that HeadlineSurfer.com has been recognized for award-winning content.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Four of the six stories won by Headline Surfer® in the 2014 Florida Press Club Statewide Journalism Contest focused on political corruption with two of them on New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer. There was one story each on the corrupt leadership of the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Carl Lentz, IV, who was trespassed from a strip club by the cops.

Integrity counts: Vote for Jake Sachs for zone 2 seat on New Smyrna Beach City Commission

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Internet newspaper endorsements: Jake Sachs for New Smyrna Beach City Commission / Headline Surfer®

No contest cocaine plea in open court defines candidacy of Stephen 'Steve' Sather

Jake Sachs endorsed for NSB City Commission / Headline Surfer®Stephren Sather cocaine plea / Headline Surfer®Steve Sather, with cocaine past, running for NSB City Commission / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- There is a reason why Stephen P. Sather goes by "Steve Sather" in his run for the zone 2 seat on the New Smyrna Beach City Commission. There's less of a chance anyone looking him up in the Google search engine will find the ugly truth behind his drug past.

Intrigity counts in this race and that is why Jake Sachs deserves the support of the voters for the zone 2 seat in Tuesday's general election.

Fred Costello: Caricature of politician fits in well with Volusia delegation in Tallahassee

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Underdog Democrat Noel Bickford deserves shot at Statehouse seat, but can she overcome 'insider' GOP war chest  of perceived incumbent?

Noel Bickford endorsed for Florida Statehouse district 25 / Headline Surfer®Fred Costello running for State Rep. in Volusia County, Fla. / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
The internet newspaper endorses Democrat Noel Cheryl Bickford for the district 25 saet in the Florida House over veteran GOP politician Fred Costello in the Nov. 4 general elections.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- If there's one position you won't see plastered on Fred Costello's campaign website or Facebook page in his attempt to return to the Statehouse, it's his 2013 governor-appointed position on the indigent care board of Halifax Health Systems.

Kathy Weston sets bar high for circuit judge with wealth of experience, integrity & commitment

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Endorsement: Kathy Weston for Circuit Judge / Headline Surfer®

Internet newspaper endorses Kathy Weston for circuit judge / Headline Surfer®Kathy Weston & family / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- There are few attorneys out there who have the legal knowledge, insight and family pedigree to be a circuit judge like candidate Adam Warren. But in this particular race, there is an even better choice: Kathy Weston.

Without hesitation, HeadlineSurfer.com gives the full weight of its endorsement in the Nov. 4 elections to Kathy Weston, candidate for 7th judicial circuit (Group 20) in Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

COMING SOON: New Smyrna Beach PD scandal continues with multiple top cops shown the door

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS / Headline Surfer® is the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the greater Daytona Beach-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com

Then-Police Chief Ron Pagano is shown at far left during the 2012 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade. Then-Police Chief George Markert is shown with former Acting Police Chief and then-Lt. Michael Brouillette in early 2013 at a City Commission meeting. Acting Police Chief Donna Lavallee is shown in early 2014.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The first to be gone was New Smyrna Beach Police Chief Ronald Pagano. He retired only after his contract was re-worked, giving him an extra $60,000-plus he otherwise wouldn't have been entitled to, after city officials learned of 940 items missing or stolen from the NSBPD under his watch. Next to be shown the door was Lt. Michael Brouillette, the acting chief, who "retired" April 30 of this year after signing a document that prevents him and the city from suing one another. Police Chief George Markert "resigned" earlier this month after a little more than a year on the job, at least that's what was stated in a press release, though Headline Surfer® was told otherwise. And finally there's Markert's successor, whose 30-year secret will be unveiled in the award-winning internet newspaper's upcoming investigative reports: "Show Me the Money New Smyrna Beach: Top Cops. 
495. Karen Diebel talked up then-Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas as her opponent, but lost in 2010 GOP primary

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Top 500 Newsmakers of Central Florida / Headline Surfer®
Headline Surfer® is counting down its listing of the Top 500 Newsmakers in Central Florida all the way to No. 1.  
 

Karen Diebel ran for Congress in 2010 / Headline Surfer®

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Then-Winter Park Vice Mayor and City Commissioner Karen Diebel talked up Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach as though she was her only real opponent in the 2010 elections, but in doing so, she perhaps under-estimated the strength of her own GOP party rival, Sandy Adams.

Big mistake!

100. Hulk Hogan turns on WCW in Bash at the Beach at Ocean Center in Daytona

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Volusia County has had more than its fair share of scandals over the years. Headline Surfer® has ranked what it believes are the Top 100 most-shocking, talked-about county scandals.
Hulk Hogan with Hall and Nash in Daytona for Bash at the Beach / Headline Surfer®

DAYTONA BEACH -- The year was 1996, and the place was the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, where perhaps the ultimate betrayal took place.

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994. Formula One driver Alex Caffi survives horrific crash in 1991 Monaco Grand Prix practice run

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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 and the public in general on safety & the need for constant vigilance in keeping drivers, crew members, emergency workers, and especially spectators, safe at racing events around the globe.
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F1 driver Alex Caffi crashes during a Saturday practice for the 1991 Monaco Grand Prix race in the v12-engine Footwork Porsche, escaping virtually unscathed in the horrific wreck. 

Alex Caffi survives massive crash in 1991 Monaco GP practice / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Alex Caffi's 1991 season in Formula 1 driving was dreadful, punctuated by a bad wreck in a practice run for the Monaco Grand Prix that saw his Footwork Porsche shattered from a collision, though he somehow escaped serious injury.

995. Audi crash at 2011 LeMans stays within retaining wall

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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 and the public in general on safety & the need for constant vigilance in keeping drivers, crew members, emergency workers, and especially spectators, safe at racing events around the globe.
Video by Intercitycustoms Racingtechcz / Downloaded from YouTube for Headline Surfer® / Alan McNish in Audi crashes at LeMans in 2011.
 

Allan McNish crashes at Lermans 2011 / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- During the 2011 running of the 24 hours of Le Mans, driver Allan McNish destroyed the No. 3 Audi in a spectacular crash early on, careening into a retaining wall, and though some debris from the shattered car went over, it didn't cause any injuries to nearby spectators.

Luckily.

At the 2012 LeMans, McNish made a driving error and cost himself and his No. 2 Audi team an almost-certain first place finish by crashing by the Audi No. 2 car a few hours before the finish.

Video ReWind: Floridian wins 2014 Indy 500 (full race)
YouTube download / Video by Blue Flags / Here is the 2014 Indianapolis 500 from pre-race to finish.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A Floridian wins the 2014 Indy 500 in fast paced race from Indianapolis Speedway.

Video ReWind: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins Daytona 500 (full race)

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran perhaps the second greatest Daytona 500 behind the victory by his legendary dad in 1998, and his second in a decade.
Here is a a video rewind of the entire race. Enjoy!
Video ReWind: Junior Johnson wins 1960 Daytona 500 race marred by 37-car pile-up

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Headline Surfer® brings you a snapshot of every Daytona 500 race, from 1959 to the present. This segment: 1960...
Junior Johnson wins 1960 Daytona 500 / Headline Surfer®

DAYTONA BEACH -- Fireball Roberts was the early leader of the 1960 Daytona 500 run on Feb. 14, but he would end up out of the race with engine problems and Junior Johnson took over and won the crash-marred affair.

He started ninth and was at home in North Carolina until a week earlier when he was convinced by Masoni to race. Masoni even supplied him with a car, a 1959 Chevrolet, sponsored by the Daytona Kennel.

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Dawson Porter, 2, caught this 26-inch redfish in New Smyrna Beach, FL / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Dawson Porter made the catch of his life and he has the photo to prove it, courtesy of his father, Buzzy Porter, who posted the jaw-dropping image on Facebook.

The 12-year-old Holly Hill youth is shown holding this massive 26-inch redfish that he caught all by himself in the recent New Smyrna Beach Backwater Tournament. 

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Happy Birthday to my mother who turned 89 on Monday (Oct. 27). She has been a Realtor for commercial property and insurance salesperson as long as I can remember.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- All you Floridians, far and wide, I will miss you dearly. Top of the list will be the Barbers -- Mr. and Mrs. Barber; Melissa and brother, Nick - smart as a whip; cousin, Patrick - another standup gentleman.

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OAK HILL -- It was to great to wake up Thursday morning to sunshine after more than a week of off-and-on rainfall. I know we often pray for rain because we need it, but this time around there was just too much.

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OAK HILL -- The official start of Fall in the U.S. doesn't mean much for the folks here in Oak Hill. We won't see many leaves falling or smell many burning leaves until about January. But that's OK. We still know there are changes to look forward to.

'Easy Rider' replica chopper thrill of lifetime for British firefighter who shows it off at Daytona biker rally
Easy Rider replica chopper a big hit in Daytona Beach, FL at Biketoberfest / Headline Surfer®
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Orlndo Magic star Victor Oladipo out with injury / Headline Surfer®Orlando Magic star Victor Oladipo out of action indefinitely with facial fracture

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Saturday.

Oladipo, 22, who was evaluated Thursday afternoon, underwent a corrective surgical procedure. He was injured after taking an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill.

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