DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The health ailments may be different, but the age is the same for this award-winning journalist in reflecting on the sudden death Sunday of former Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders head coach Tony Sporano at the age of 56.

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By HENRY FREDERICK Headline Surfer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - One person was killed and two others injured after lone gunman opened fire outside the Sun Plaza Motel on US this morning under cover of darkness, Daytona cops said. One man was pronounced dead sat the scene and two others transp[orted to Halifax Health Hospital with gunshot wounds, but were reported in stable condition and talking to detectives. Names of the deceased and the two other shooting victims were not released.

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Sheriff Mike Chitywood: Farce Behind the Force / Headline SurferBy HENRY FREDERICK
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- During her 2016 campaign for a seat on the Volusia County Council, former sheriff's deputy adamantly denied claims by her opponent  resisted claims by her opponent that she had used illicit drugs like cocaine and marijuana by her own admission in a polygraph test, a document she asserted was a forgery.

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Headline Surfer YouTube download / AP video / A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas. Luna, a white African lioness, made her debut last week at the Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler. (July 18)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- I was driving back from an appointment about 9 p.m. when I hit speed dial on my cell phone to call a valued source: Jim Gillum, former sheriff of Pasco County and a candidate for the 2016 sheriff's race in 2016 here in Volusia County.

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DAY 309 of Sheriff Mike Chitwood's tenure in the elected office was an eye-opener to the sworn personnel in the VCSO for it was on this date - Nov. 6, 2017 - that the acid-tongued "Microphone Mike" did not mouth an acknowledgment of the 35th anniversary of the slaying of Deputy Stephen Saboda.