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Fomer President Barack Obama held his first official event in  Chicago since leaving the White House in January. (April 24)

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Neil Gorsuch is introduced by President Trump and sworn in as the newest associate judge on the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Observer removed its "subscription" offer on its website Tuesday, one day after NSBNews.net pointed out that solicitations for paid subscribers was posted even though the Observer weekly newspaper has not published for a month and its owners told the Daytona Beach News-Journal they had come to the end of the line.

The Observer's former editor, Robert Burns, now identifies himself on his personal Facebook page as employed with Hometown News. though the Fort Pierce-based weekly with a Southeast Volusia edition doesn't identify him as such.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The weekly Edgewater Observer's hyped posting of a photo of Mayor Adam Barringer on its Facebook page regarding the tearing down of some dilapidated buildings drew ridicule from citizens who wrote to NSBNews.net and other public forums.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Hold the presses! The News-Journal's top story on the home page of its website labeled as "breaking news" was headlined: "Daytona Cubs unveil new logo."

Here is the link: http://www.news-journalonline.com/breakingnews/2011/09/daytona-cubs-unveil-new-logo.html

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Central Florida News 13 anchor Scott Harris, whose broadcast career spanned 40 years, died Monday of kidney cancer. He was 64.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Like many journalists, I knew Scott Harris on the beat.

Not in the news anchor's seat, which he held in the latter part of his career, but as a reporter covering breaking news when he was with Channel 6 and I was with the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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WESH reporter walking in the surf on Daytona BeachDAYTONA BEACH -- It's amazing how far TV news will go to hype a hurricane that clearly isn't coming here. But that didn't stop a WESH reporter from deliberately walking in the surf to make a point Thursday night.

The reporter alluded to the windy palm tree branches and the swollen waves from Hurricane Irene, which steered clear of Florida as it headed to the Carolinas.

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OAK HILL -- The weekly Observer newspaper wrote a story about the changing of the police guard in Oak Hill. Problem is, the Observer wasn't at Monday's special meeting and hasn't been for weeks.

The Observer used facts eerily similar to what NSBNews.net had reported such as the policing being taken over by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at 7:15 p.m. and Commissioner Dough Gibson collecting guns, ammo and keys from embattled Police Chief Diane Young and the other officers.

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NSBNEWS.net gets major worldwide media exposure with Casey Anthony coverage.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- NSBNews.net has its 15 minutes of fame and then some with the world-wide coverage of Casey Anthony's jail release highlighted on Google News.

Yes, that's right! NSBNews.net and we are excited to share this with our faithful followers throughout Central Florida from here in New Smyrna Beach, the family paradise on the ocean's edge.

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New Smyrna Beach City Attorney Frank GummeyNSBNews.net file photo / With municipal budget season around the corner, New Smyrna Beach City Attorney Frank Gummey's annual pay is being called into question.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Realtor Bill Roe has caused a stir with his questioning of the $188,000 salary paid to City Attorney Frank Gummey. Roe, principal owner of Ocean Properties in New Smyrna Beach and a blogger for NSBNews.net, contacted WFTV, which portrayed him as a "tax watchdog" in a story and video package posted Tuesday on its website.

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