Gator swims in lake in Port Orange, FL, where dog killed, partially eaten buy another gator / Headline Surfer®Adam Binford, New Smyrna Beach, FL, toddler killed by larghe gator in 1997 / Headline Surfer®PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- The horrific death of a bulldog by an alligator earlier this week in a Port Orange subdivision before it was trapped and killed, led to the predator's stomach being cut open and revealing part of the dog -- a grim reminder of what happens when Florida's wildlife habitat and people and their pets collide.

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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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Jim Hathaway seekking 2nd term as mayor of New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH – This seaside tourist city's native son, Jim Hathaway, is seeking a second two-year term as New Smyrna Beach's mayor.

Hathaway was initially elected mayor in the 2014 general elections, easily defeatting then-City Commissioner Jack Grasty in the non-partisan race.

“Serving as the mayor of New Smyrna Beach is a tremendous honor,” Hathaway said of his announcement in an email this morning to Headline Surfer®, “but it also requires tremendous dedication to tackle some very serious issues facing this city. There is a lot more work to be done, and I am asking the citizens for another term to continue working towards a better community.”

Big 3 of Hope Place: Entrepreneur Forough Hosseini of ICI Homes of Daytona Beach

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Daytona homeless family shelter / Jim Dinneen, Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis / Headline Surfer®
Second 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...
 

Forough B. Hosseinin of Daytona, businesswoman, entrepreneur &  public education policy maker / Headline Surfer®Forough Hosseini in a school / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Forough B. Hosseini, along with Mark Geallas and Jim Dinneen, are the three big stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to make "Hope Place" a true reality for homeless families with kids and for teens without parents or a place to live, but enrolled in school.

And they have done so without the ugliness of political bickering or one upmanship.

Big 3 of Hope Place: Mark Geallis, executive director of Halifax Urban Ministries

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Daytona homeless family shelter / Jim Dinneen, Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis / Headline Surfer®
First of three sidebars included in 2nd 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 (at least 18 & 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 & and a community entrepreneur; and Jim Dinneen, Volusia County manager. These are their stories...
 
Mark Geallis of Halifax Urban Ministries, among big 3 behind Hope Place / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Mark Geallis, executive director of Halifax Urban Ministries in Daytona Beach, Florida, is shown here at left.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- At one time, Mark Geallis made sandwiches in Chicago, - a job he didn't find all too fulfilling.

School Board unanimously approves sale of Hurst School for Daytona-area homeless familes with kids & teens on their own

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Daytona homeless family shelter / Jim Dinneen, Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis / Headline Surfer®
First of a 10-Part Series that takes the public into the plight of homeless families with children and teens living on their own with no place to call home in greater Daytona Beach and throughout Volusia County and three leaders who did something about it -- Mark Geallis, executive director of the Halifax Urban Ministries; Forough Hosseini, vice president of ICI Homes and a community entrepreneur and Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen. These are their stories...

Forough Hosseini was one of the big proponents of thne Project Hope shelter / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Forough Hosseini tugs on the door at the former Walter A. Hurst School just north of the Daytona Beach city limits in adjacent Holly Hill in an impoverished neighborhood that served as its elementary school for many years before its closing nearly a decade ago.

Hosseini knows all too well the strengths and weaknesses of Daytona, the Central Florida tourism hub on the East end of interstates 4 and 95, that is home to the World's Most Famous Beach®, where speed was born.

Gov. Rick Scott removes 'acting' from surgeon general title for Celeste Philip, ex-Volusia County deputy health exec

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The permanent appointment of Dr. Celeste Philip as Florida surgeon general comes at a critical time with the zika virus concern in Florida. The video is a public service mesaage from the State of Florida on how to deal with the virus.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott today removed the word "acting" from the job description for Dr. Celeste Philip, the state surgeon general and secretary of the Florida Department of Health.

Philip has served as Florida's acting surgeon general since March. She's also a one-time assistant director of the Volusia County Health Department.


Florida Press Club honors Daytona Beach internet journalist Henry Frederick with 1st place award for breaking news

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Former metro newspaper reporter among Sunshine State's most decorated in past four years with 11 overall awards for 25 stories, three blogs & top online news site with use of social media

Henry Frederick with firsat place breaking news award from Florida Press Club / Headline Surfer®Port Orange father killing hide kids wins 1st place Florida Press Club award / Headline Surfer®Woman driving SUV into Daytona Beach suef with kids inside wins 1st place breaking news award / Headline Surfer®Edgewater cops gunning down man wins 1st place award / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One reporter was recognized by the Sunshine State's most competitive journalism organization for excellence in breaking news coverage for three Central Florida deadline stories that made national headlines.

Henry Frederick, publisher of HeadlineSurfer.com received first place in the category of "Breaking News" for three of the biggest and most shocking dealine stories of 2015 in the Daytona-Beach-Orlando metro region:

• The Port Orange father who gunned down his three kids execution-style before blowing his own brains out;

• The pregnant South Xarolina mom who tried to drown her three children by deliberately driving her SUV into the Daytona Beach surf before she jumped out;

• Two Edgewater cops who shot and killed a knife-wielding man after tasers had no impact.

And Frederick received a second place award from the Florida Press Club in the category of "Sports Feature Writing."

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. pledges brain to science after passing

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Dale Earnhardt Jr to donate brain to science / Headline Surfer®Dale Earnhardt Jr will donate brain to scien ce / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is taking a page from the stars of the NFL -- past and present: He's donating his brain to science upon his passing, which he called a "no brainer."

At 41, NASCAR's most popular driver and winner of the 2004 and 2014 Daytona 500 races, has pledged to donate his brain for concussion research when he dies, SB Nation has reported in a March 27 story headlined, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. to donate brain for concussion research."

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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Esther Street Park, New Smyrna Beach, Fla / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
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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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.

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Hillary Clinton's email server calls into question her standing to run for president / Headline Surfer®
Should Hillary Clinton prevail in getting the Democratic nomination over upstart Bernie Sanders for president, then the specter of her private email server (extent of top secret documents) takes on even more significance, especially with an ongoing FBI investigation.
Stan Escudero of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. / Headline Surfer®By STAN ESCUDERO
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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- Many Americans have never seen or handled classified information. Those who have will recall the rigors associated with its use and protection. Based on my 33 years with the Department of State, including nine years as an ambassador, let me review for you how State does this. And you'll see why it's relevant in calling into question Hillary Clinton's run for president. 

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OAK HILL, Fla. -- During 2015, your city commission was very busy with many issues. The City continued free annexations. Doing so has lead to eight annexations into the City. An official zoning map was approved after 20 years without one.

Sunrise Park was purchased from the J.R. Vann Family for $125,000. Grants were obtained for the purchase by Planning Solu-tions, to off set the cost to the City.

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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Heradline Surfer® Hall of Famers (inaugural Class of 2016): • Frank Bruno, 1st Volusia County chair • Ted Doran, private attorney & Volusia County School Board counsel; • Joyce Cusack, at-large Volusia County Councilwoman & former state rep; • Melody McSorley Johnson, Volusia County School Board vice chair; • Webster Barnaby, ex-Deltona commissioner; • Tia Lina McDonald, model; • Margie Patchett, Volusia Tax Reform director; • Bethune-Cookman University • Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson; • Suzanne Kosmas, ex-congresswoman; • Derrick Henry, Daytona Beach mayor; Nahum Litt, NSB Shadow blog site; Kem McNair, surfer; • Joshua J. Wagner, Volusia County Councilman; • Daniel Eckert, Volusia County attorney; 

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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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-- 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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