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DELAND -- The Friends of the Library will sell hardcover books and paperbacks in the DeLand Area Public Library auditorium from 9:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12; and 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

A pre-sale will be open for viewing at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and buyers can purchase books at pre-sale prices from 4:30 - 7:15 p.m.

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Photos by Henry Frederick.

April Perreault, 26, of Edgewater, uses her assets to her advantage during Biketoberfest, receiving plenty of tips at Pub 44 on State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach, Southeast Volusia's hob nob for bikers during the recent Biketoberfest and the earlier Bike Week.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- April Perrealt understands what Biketoberfest is all about: "Making money."

And that's a good thing in this economy for the 26-year-old Edgewater resident who enjoys the reprieve from her job as an accountant for a video store company. No, she hasn't appeared in any videos, she says with a laugh.

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Courtesy photos / VCBJ

Thomas Rodosky, 58, of Edgewater, shown here on the far left, and Timothy Hubbell, 18, of Daytona Beach, are each charged with multiple counts of possession of online child pornography in unrelated cases. Rodosky was arrested Thursday and Hubbell, the day before.

EDGEWATER -- Volusia County Sheriff's sex crimes investigators armed with search warrants headed Thursday to the Edgewater home of 58-year-old Thomas Rodosky where they found numerous images of children engaged in sexual activity on a computer in his house, an agency spokesman said.

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Courtesy photos / U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued a father and son 20-miles off the coast  just before noon Wednesday after Bruce Falco, age unknown, radioed in a distress call that his 25-foot center console boat was taking on water and about to capsize, which it did in a matter of minutes. He and his son, Michael Falco, 15, of Orange City, were rescued as shown in these photos.

Listen to the distress call by clicking the link below:

http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1030881

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Coast Guard rescued a father and son  20 miles off shore after a 25-foot center console boat began sinking and later capsized Wednesday.

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Courtesy photos / JamFest Productions

Uncle Kracker takes the stage Saturday at the JamFest 2010 at the sprawling Edgewater Ranch as part of Biketoberfest weekend and more specifically as a fundraiser to support the fallen in the military.

Mandy Brooke performs early on at the JamFest concert that featured a surprise appearance by David Allen Coe to the delight of music fans.

EDGEWATER -- It wasn't Woodstock, but with the talented bands and performers, Saturday's JamFest 2010 was a rockin' success at the 100-acre Edgewater Ranch just south of New Smyrna Beach, right off of interstate I-95 and S.R. 442.

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I felt sick to my stomach watching a segment on 60 Minutes about what may a last refuge for our war veterans who are in despair, especially the homeless  from as far back as the Vietnam War to the current blood shed on foreign soil in in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Just like in the primary, New Smyrna Beach was No. 1 on the first day of early voting in advance of the Nov. 2 general elections.

The New Smyrna Beach Library had 495 voters, followed by the Daytona Beach Library with 436, the Ormond Beach Library with 411, the Ormond Beach Library with 410 and DeLand County Elections office with 274.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A trooper in pursuit of a motorcycle on State Road 44, clipped an SUV while trying to turn onto Jungle Road this morning resulting in injuries to both drivers, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Trooper Melvin Lane, 59, was east on S.R. 44 trying to catch a speeding biker at 9 a.m. when he turned left and clipped a westbound Lexus driven by 57-year-old Debra Ann Bennett. The collision caused her SUV to flip.

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FAST FACTS
Biketoberfest fatalities
2010 deaths: 1
2005 deaths: 2
2000  deaths: 6

 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Biketoberfest 2010 roared out of Volusia County with one fatality -- that of a pregnant 21-year-old Port Orange woman Friday night.

Though tragic, the carnage was greatest in 2000 when six Biketoberfest-related fatalities occurred, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. And that was three times the number of deaths in 1999.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- On Tuesday, State Rep. Dorothy L. Hukill, R-Port Orange, will speak with members of Family Academics In The Home (F.A.I.T.H.), a homeschooling group based in Volusia County, at a meeting of the group in Daytona Beach.

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