DAYTONA BEACH -- Let me be perfectly clear about this: HeadlineSurfer.com will have  a say-so in the Nov. 4 elections in Volusia County. This is the age of the internet and digital media has arrived. And our endorsements are well read. 

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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Jon Kaney's Waverly investigation drags unsuspecting candidate into mix as demonstrated with Pat Northey Q&A

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Councilwoman gets into innuendo involving former Deltona city attorney & current School Board district 3 candidate George Trovato

Pat Northey / Headline Surfer®Jonathan Kaney, Jr, Waverly investigator / Headline Surfer®Northey Waverly repo / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- In what has already become a public embarrassment for Volusia County described from the onset as a political "witch hunt" and a "money grab,"  the so-called “Waverly investigation” is catching even more unsuspecting victims. Take Volusia County District 3 School Board George Trovato, for example, courtesy of County Councilwoman Patricia Northey.

496. New Smyrna Beach City Clerk Johnny Bledsoe enjoys public interaction

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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.  

New Smyrna Beach City Clerk Johnny Bledsoe / Headline Surfer®NSB City Clerk Johnny Bledsoe contract provision / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer® photo by Multimedia Editor Serafina Frederick / New Smyrna Beach City Clerk Johnny Bledsoe sets the clock for 3 minutes per speaker during public participation at City Commission meetings. He has a longer lifeline in his job with the backdrop of politics via a provision that gives him extra pay should he be squeezed out.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- City Clerk Johnny Bledsoe, CMC, loves serving the public in a job that at times can be a pressure cooker with the demands of elected politicians, demanding reporters and citizens wanting public records requests addressed.

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.
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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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Forget over-priced news print: Daytona Beach City Commissioner Carl Lentz, IV, adverting his re-election exclusively with internet newspaper

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Daytona Beach Commissioner Carl Lentz, IV, is advertising his re-election exclusively with online media DAYTONA BEACH -- Carl Lentz, IV knows he has a lot of ground to cover in the next 38 days with prospective voters leading up to the Nov. 4 elections, if he is to hold onto his zone 1 seat on the Daytona Beach City Commission.

And with the need to make every dollar count, Lentz knows his advertising will be seen on HeadlineSurfer.com around the clock and editorial coverage displayed prominently in the major online news directories like Google, Bing and Yahoo and prominently displayed in the major search engines.

"A lot of people are turning to the internet for their news and everyone talks about HeadlineSurfer.com," Lentz said, putting his money where his mouth is with $1,000 worth of advertising, which gives him a large display ad on the home page and a banner ad that shows up on every page of the 24/7 internet newspaper.

Headline Surfer typically carries between 17,000 and 20,000 pages on a 24-hour cycle so matter what page is opened the banner ad will be seen. Plus he gets a free click-in from the ads to his campaign website.

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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: 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.

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.
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Alan McNish in Audi crashes at LeMans in 2011.

DAYTONA BEACH -- At the 2011 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.

996. Biggest pile-up in racing history in 1960 at Daytona

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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 Automobile History USA / It was dubbed the biggest pile-up in auto-racing history and it occurred in 1960 during the Daytona Modified Sportsman Race at Daytona International Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Right from the onset, the 1960 Daytona Modified Sportsman race at Daytona International Speedway was a disaster with the biggest collection of cars caught up in a single crash at a NASCAR-sanctioned racing event -- 37 of them. But fortunately there were no casualties.

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State Rep. Dave Hood to be sworn in as a circuit judge / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Dave Hood's 20-plus years of distinguished public service sees him moving from the Statehouse to the courthouse.
 

ORMOND BEACH -- State Rep. Charles Dave Hood, Jr., former mayor of Ormond Beach, will be sworn in Friday as a circuit judge at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, l399 N. U.S. 1.

His "investiture" will begin at 3:30 p.m. with his colleagues on the bench sitting as a group as he takes the oath of office for the judgeship in the 7th Judicial Circuit.

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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.

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ORLANDO -- With regard to the beheading of a second American journalist in Iraq by the Islamic State: This tightens my jaw.

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EDGEWATER -- I can’t believe the people of Volusia County have voted Deb Denys in again as county council member for district 3 representing New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill and part of Port Orange, Osteen and Lake Helen. After all she and her cohorts have done and are still doing behind everyone’s back, funded by the big wigs who run the county or think they do with their money, and still she gets re-elected?

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OAK HILL -- The school year has cranked up at Burns Sci-Tech Charter School and it is almost filled to capacity. And no wonder: Principal Jan Mcgee and her staff of talented and determined teachers have brought the school FDOE grade up from a "D" to a "B" and no one could be prouder.

Lookin' back at The Big '80s: 'Walk like an Egyptian'

Henry Frederick loves the music and culture of the Big '80s, hearkening back to his college years (1980-'84) and beginnings as a metro newspaper reporter.

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Stetson University's high flying redshirt freshman Kayla Weller collected two double-doubles for the Hatters on the weekend en route to all-tournament team honors on Saturday.
 
 
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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Despite 18 kills by redshirt freshman McKenna Foster, Stetson (2-1) dropped its first match of the season, 3-1, to Florida Atlantic in the final game of the FAU Invitational on Saturday. The Owls (2-1) won by scores of 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-13 to take the tournament title by virtue of a tiebreaker.

 

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The late Peter Mallory, co-founder of the 24/7 internet newspaper, won a 2011 FPC award for blog writing.
 
2013 Florida Press Club Awards
Henry Frederick, publisher of Headline Surfer®,  led all journalists in the 2013 Florida Press Club contest with awards for nine stories in the categories of General News, Public Safety Reporting & Religion. In the 2012 statewide contest, he won awards for six stories & three blogs in General News, Public Safety Reporting & Blog Writing, as well as best online presentation with use of social media. Frederick has won  numerous awards as an investigative/breaking news reporter & city editor for daily newspapers in Florida, New York, Massachusetts & Connecticut. 



2012 Florida Press Club
Best Online Pres.
(incl social media) 3rd place
Henry Frederick
 
 
Florida Press Club winner Peter Mallory2011 Florida Press Club
Blog Writing, 3rd Place,
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