DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Government corruption is now beyond endemic in Volusia County, and in particular, the the administrations of County Manager Jim Dinneen and Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm. These top handsomely paid managers and their friend (Daytona Insiders like the Speeday's Lesa France Kenndy, Mori Hosseini and J. Hyatt Brown) ) can count on inept electeds to serve as "yes men" regardless of gender, party affiliation and even religion.

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Based: Orlando, Fla. Agencies Represented: Daytona Beach, DeLand, Ponce Inlet & Longwood police depts.; Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Osceola County Dept. of Corrections.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bob Walker has always spoken his mind, but with age has come wisdom and a keen understanding of when to put action into words as he did recently in helping secure a new contract for Volusia County Sheriff's deputies as business agent for Teamster's 385. Walker, 53, a retired Daytona Beach homicide detective, is the second official entrant in the inaugural HeadlineSurfer.com Hall of Fame Class of 2015-'16, behind ex-Volusia County Chair Frank Bruno.

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 yellow flag Wednesday, rescuing two swimmers from the ocean the without incident, agency Capt. Tamra Marris reported in an email to HeadlineSurfer.com.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Tampa Yankee play the Daytona Tortugas, 7:05 tonight (weather permitting) at Jackie Robinson BallPark, 105 E Orange Ave. VIP Seats $12.50; Gen Adm $8; Seniors $6; Kids 13 & Under $6; Military $6. Contact: 386-257-3172.

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Pamela King Vanordale arrested on a conpiracy to commit murder charge by NSB cops / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Pamela King Vanordale is shown in her jail booking mug shortly after her 11:57 a.m. Saturday arrest.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 50-year-old woman has been arrested on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit murder by allegedly trying to hire a hit man and intending to provide him with the weapon to fatally shoot the intended victim, New Smyrna Beach cops said.

Here is a synopis of what happened as described by New Smyrna Beach police in an emailed press release to HeadlineSurfer.com: On Aug. 21, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department was contacted by the Daytona Beach Police Department with information related to a conspiracy to commit murder. The investigation revealed that the suspect, Pamela Vanorsdale, contacted a male known to her and solicited him to murder another male with a firearm she intended to provide.

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This surveillance image shows a man using someone else's credit card without their permission at two stores in Edgewater. If you know this man with the red shirt, please contact the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at the numbers posted below.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Volusia County Sheriff's investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who fraudulently used a woman's credit card information to make purchases at two stores in Edgewater, an agency spokesman said.

"The suspect pictured used the victim's information (last) Thursday at Publix and Dollar General stores on Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told HeadlineSurfer.com, in supplying a still surveillance photo with information on the case.

WWE superstars John Cena, Seth Rollins, Nikki Bella & others to invade Orlando & Daytona

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The WWE invades the Amway Arena in Orlando on Aug. 29, and the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach on Aug. 30.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sunday's "Summer Slam" pay-per-view on the WWE Network has US title holder John Cena and WWE heavyweight champ Seth Rollins battling it out with the winner leaving with both belts in hand.

And that match-up could be repeated when the WWE invades the Amway Area in Orlando in six days or the Ocean Center a week from Sunday. The matches begin 7 p.m. Besides Cena and Rollins, other superstars announced on the cards include Divas champion Nikki Bella.

47. Orange County deputies investigate death of 9-month-old baby at resort near Disney

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Lake Tiki Village / Child dies / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic /
The locator map shows Lake Tiki Village, the scene of a 9-1-1 call by a family member of an unresponsive baby who Orange County deputies say died on an August morning while the family was visiting from Louisiana.

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- A Louisiana family's visit to Walt Disney World was supposed to be magical. Instead, it turned into a nightmare:  Orange County Sheriff's deputies found a 9-month-old baby found unresponsive on Aug. 23, a Saturday, when they responded to a 9-1-1 call from a family member at the Lake Tiki Village resort six miles away from Walt Disney World. 

48. Ormond Beach Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution honors Seabreeze HS senior

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Vania Bustamante of Seabreeze HS in Ormond Beach received an award from the Daughters of the American Revolution / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Vania Bustamante of Seabreeze High School proudly holds her award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 ORMOND BEACH – The Captain James Ormond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Seabreeze High School graduating senior Vania Bustamante in April with its "Good Citizen" award during a recent ceremony at the historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building.

The award recognizes Bustamante dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in her daily school and community life. She also received a $100 scholarship and an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol on Veterans’ Day last year.

49. Internet newspaper barred from GOP dinner in Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Republican Party Chairman Tony Ledbetter barred Headline Surfer® from the GOP Lincoln Dinner at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center in Daytona Beach on Sept. 19, even though the the internet newspaper had an entry ticket paid for by then-Volusia County Council candidate Rich Gailey, whose candidacy was backed by the GOP.

50. FDLE investigates man's hanging in Edgewater PD cell

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Ricky Walls hanged himelf in Edgewater PD cell in 2014 / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Ricky Walls was arrested on charges of threatening his family with a knife when he was taken into custody by Edgewater police on Nov. 18. He is shown in his booking mug shortly before he hanged himself in a cell.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement a called in to investigate why Edgewater cops did not take away the belt worn by a 51-year-old man who used it to hang himself while in their custody in November.

Rickey Walls was arrested just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, after threatening family members with a knife in his Edgewater home, according to an Edgewater PD report. He was being held in a holding cell pending transport to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach when he apparently hanged himself with his own belt.

 

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DIS President Joie Chitwood evasive in press conference after Coke Zero 400 catch fence disaster at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joie Chitwood, III, president of Daytona International Speedway, was evasive in answering questions during a press conference early Monday after the last-lap crash that sent Austin Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet airborne and into the catch fence at the end of the Coke Zero 400, tearing a section out in the process with debris causing minor injuries to 13 fans in the grandstands before the car tumbled back onto the track upside down.

Top 500 Wrestlers Ranked: 'American Dream' Dusty Rhodes 25th best among the greats

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Dusty Rhodes snapshot / Headline Sufer®Dusty Rhodes remembered by WWE on Twitter / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes is ranked 25th best among the top 500 greatest wrestlers of the past 65 years.

The HeadlineSurfer.com column Wrestling ReWind presents its latest top 500 poll in honor of Rhodes, who died Thursday in Orlando, reportedly after a fall. He was 69.

The 25th ranking among the top 500 wrestlers truly demonstrates Rhodes' standing among the pro wrestling greats.

Rhodes, with his roly-poly girth, was not a hulking figure like the immortal Hulk Hogan, No. 1 of the top 500 wrestlers in the Wrestling ReWind rankings. But Rhodes played to his strengths with that girth as the "blue collar son of a plumber."

2015 Indy 500 (complete race) won by Juan Pablo Montoya

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Juan Pablo Montoya takes the checkerd flag in the 2015 Indianapolis 500.

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.

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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OAK HILL, Fla. -- This year I am trying to help cats who have no homes or people who love them. There are many feral cats within the City of Oak Hill that live in colonies, and the Trap Neuter and Return program, more commonly referred to as TNR also known NR is by far the best answer to the overpopulation.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- OK, Donald Trump is a jerk, but he is the only person running for office who says it like it is whether people like it or not and that’s refreshing. All the other Republicans' comments are tempered with their political correctness which is old and tiring to many of us.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County’s plan for removing cars from the beach rolls like a juggernaut toward conclusion advertised as always, by the well paid minions of the Daytona Beach News-Journal in advertising through county tax dollars.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- You may call me crazy or paranoid but I don’t believe for one second that the United Airlines computer “glitch” and the one on Wall Street at the same time were both just flukes.

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HeadlineSurfer.com video by Sera Frederick / Fla. QB Tim Tebow is picked by the Denver Broncos (1st round 2010 NFL Draft)to the delight of to young women at Pub 44 in NSB.

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