Daytona International Speedway President Joi Chitwood with Gov. Rick Scott and the billionaire Frances -- Lesa France Kennedy & Jim France / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- To my social media friend, David Lee Davis: Wake up and smell the coffee: The citizens of Volusia County have been screwed, big time with Thursday's 6-1 County Council votes to take cars off the beach behind two proposed luxury hotels!

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Frank Bruno, 1st inductee into HeadlineSurfer.com Hall of Fame / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- He was the countywide face of politics for 20-plus years, his last eight as the 1st-ever elected county chair, before he stepped off the dais in 2012. So, it is only fitting that Frank Bruno is the internet newspaper's first inductee for the inaugural Class of 2015-'16 HeadlineSurfer.com Hall of Fame. Here are some of the 100 individuals or entities to be inducted: • Teamsters 385 biz agent Bob Walker • Sheriff Ben Johnson • WWE's Kevin Nash • Vol. Tax Reform (M Patchett, M France, E Connor) • attorney Michael Politis • pol consultant Jim Oddie • model Tia L McDonald • ex-Deltona Cmsr Web Barnaby • AS Root • k-9 Dep Josh Vedder • Beu Sisters • Cty Council's Josh Wagner • Daytona Mayor Derrick Henry • NSB Mayor Jim Hathaway • DBPD Chief Mike Chitwood • Catheline Family • Nancy Epps • Daytona City Mgr. Jim Chisholm • Daytona PIO Susan Cerbone • Sheryl Manche; • Cty Council's Joyce Cusack • Paul Politis.
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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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag Saturday, signifying rough surf, and the number of rescues in greater Daytona and New Smutna attested to that with 49, Capt.Tamra Marris reported in an email to HeadlineSufer.com.

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DELAND, Fla. -- The Volusia County Council is expected to vote on proposals that would take cars off the beach in front of two proposed Daytona hotels, despite widespread public opposition. The meeting begins 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Frank T. Bruno County Council chambers, 123 W. Indiana Ave.

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Gov Scott is flanked by Volusia Councilwoman Deb Denys and SEV Ad Authority Director Carl Watson / Headline Surfer®SVAA officials eat for free charging food to agency credit card / Headline Surfer®Then-New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer raised taxes in 2014, but didn't py his own / Headline Surfer®

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The following is an open letter from Henry Frederick, the publisher ofHeadlineSurfer.com to Gov. Rick Scott, imploring him to clean up the rampant government corruption in Volusia County and its tourism hub of Daytona Beach. And that can only be accomplished by the governor appointing a special prosecutor and convening a grand jury to investigate and clean it up.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Typically, a man of the cloth speaks loudly in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
There's no quid pro quo to sell one's soul for the almighty dollar is there, especially when such a man of the cloth is silent when he ispected to speak up?
Then again, there's the age-old adage that "Money talks.
After all, didn't Judas Isariot do that for mere pieces of silver?
How about one with a forked tongue?

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- They are known as "The Insiders" -- an organized network of business leaders and politicians in greater Daytona that continues to feast off the taxpayers of Volusia County, making it by far, the most corrupt of Florida's 67 counties.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A public meeting to address New Smyrna Beach traffic issues and strategies called for by Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys scheduled for this morning was cancelled by Denys.

The meeting was important because Denys had said on the county dais last month that she was going to vote to take cars off the beach behind two proposed hotels on the beachside in Daytona Beach, which would likely cause more beach-goers to frequent the beach in New Smyrna instead and increase the already congested traffic.

Denys promised during the 2014 election campaign that she would not vote to take cars off the beach, but that is exactly what she intends to do at the May 7 meeting of the County Council.

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Greg Anglin is the new fire chief of New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Greg Anglin of Brevard County, a veteran firefighter and fire services administrator,will take over as chief of New Smyrna Beach next month with an annual salary of $90,000.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida native has been selected as New Smyrna Beach’s next fire chief.

The City Commission is expected to confirm Greg Anglin to lead the department at its next regular meeting, Tuesday, April 28, in City Hall Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Ave.

“We received 42 applications from around the country including many very strong candidates,” New Smyrna Beach City Manager Pam Brangaccio told Headline Surfer®. “The interview panel and I feel Chief Anglin has the expertise and leadership skills to fit well internally with the department and in our community.”

The Sunday Conversation: Joshua Wagner defends votes to take cars off beach in Daytona

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Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner defends his votes to take cars off the beach and his support of of a retail outlet's request for taxpayer assistance to locate a high-end retail otlet mall off Interstate 95.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner clearly understands his votes in three separate ordinances to further restrict beach driving onthe World's Most Famous Beach® was not popular with constituents, but what he believes was best for business.

58. DeLand mayoral candidate Pat Johnson: Daytona Beach News-Journal portrayed him as slick used car salesman

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Pat Johnson is shown in a photo from a cruise he took several years ago. It was published repeatedly by the Daytona Beach News-Jounal in stories critical of Johnson during his failed campaign for mayor of DeLand in 2014.

DELAND, Fla. -- The way Pat Johnson saw it, the Daytona Beach News-Journal's incessant use of a black and white photo of him in casual dress was indicative of the negative image the print newspaper was creating to protect the interests of the entrenched incumbent, Bob Apgar, in the weeks leading up to the Aug. 26 primary.

 

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Safer barrier work finally under way at Daytona International Speedway 3 months after Kyle Busch critically injured

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Kyle Busch critically injured in Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway Feb 21 / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headlime Surfer® /
Kyle Busch is tended to by NASCAR track employees after crashing into a concrete wall durin the Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21, 2015, and suffering a broken leg and foot. Busch was forced to mis the Daytona 500 the next day as well as subdequent races in both the XFinity and Sprint Cup series, until the Winston All-Star weekend races.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Three months after suffering a broken leg and foot in the Feb. 21 Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway that forced Kyle Busch to missthe next day's Daytona 500 and half a dozen subsequent races, the driver was finally back to racing over the weekend.

But Speedway officials here had yet to say anything about the promised safer barrier improvements pledged following the accident.

An email sent on May 12 by Headline Surfer® to Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III and to track spokesman Andrew Booth went unanswered. However, the Speedway finally addressed the issue through a published story Monday in the Daytona Beach News-Journal stating work would begin that day on installing safer barriers in the location where Busch was injured.

Here is what News-Journal columnist Ken Willis reported in a story headlined, "DIS: Work begins on safety initiatives in wake of Busch crash:

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Live stream of IndyCar practice session Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Practice session for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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

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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 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.

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 on safety & the need for constant vigilance in keeping drivers, crew members, emergency workers, and especially spectators, safe at racing events around the globe.
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 in a collision, though somehow he escaped serious injury.

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Edgewater police Sgt Robert Hazelwood pins firefighter promotion bage on NSB firefighter-son, Brandon Hazelwood / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Edgewater Police Sgt. Robert Hazelwood 'pins' a promotion badge on his New Smyrna Beach firefighter-son, Brandon Hazelwood, at New Smyrna Beach City Hall.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A firefighter received a promotional pin from his police officer-father during a ceremony before the City Commission, showing a penchant for public safety runs in the Hazelwood family.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Things may have finally settled down in Baltimore, but looking back at the situation, can anyone explain to me what justifies rioting, looting, setting fires to other people’s livelihood or throwing rocks at police? I believe in protest but that is not what this was.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- I have to say that I am extremely disappointed that the seventh anniversary of HeadlineSurfer.com (April 7, 2008), promoted in social media (Facebook & Twitter) seems to have gone unnoticed by the politicians elected to serve us.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Finally, in South Carolina a police officer is being charged for an obvious error on his part that caused a death. He pulled this man over for a broken tail light. Granted the man should not have run from him, but was chasing him down worth all that happened?

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