Henry Frederick's blog

DAYTONA BEACH -- Yes, there is ample growth occurring in Daytona Beach, and politicians are coming out of the woodwork to blow the trumpet. Yet they are silent on the creation of creating jobs that pay middle-class wages and violent crime that has plagued Daytona Beach -- mainland and beachside alike.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In the digital age, "new media" outlets like Headline Surfer® often get lost in the shuffle in the complicated licensing agreements that large sports sanctioning bodies like NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the National Football League and others have with the broadcast outlets like FOX Sports, ESPN, and then the perceived pecking order of established print and local TV media outlets.

Sunbathing at the World's Most Famous Beach in in Daytona Beach / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- Headline Surfer® is going to anchor in Daytona Beach as its home turf as the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper heads into its sixth year of providing around-the-clock news for the Daytona Beach-Orlando metro area.

HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick at age 2 / Headline Surfer®HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick at 32 / Headline Surfer®HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick at 40 / Headline Surfer®HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick at 50 / Henry FrederickDAYTONA BEACH -- Today is a milestone -- Feb. 4, 2014 -- as I am now 52 years old. I have as much energy now as I had at 22 when I graduated from college. I have accomplished quite a bit, but there is so much more I want to do in my life's journey.

My Christian faith is my guide, my instincts sharpened by past decisions -- good or bad -- in helping me meet challenges foreseen and unforeseen for such is the uncertainty in life. People often ask me why I'm always pushing the envelope. Why I'm constantly challenging the status quo. My response: Because I can. Why should I let others set it for me when I can chart my own course on my terms.

Richard Sherman / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- We're on the clock to Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seahawks and the Broncos. This one is unusual in that there are two polarizing figures for which I challenge you to pick your poison: Peyton Manning of Denver or Richard Sherman of Seattle.

With these two on opposite sides of the ball, the game should be anything but a snoozer. The stakes are high for these gridiron warriors who don't have to deal with the frozen tundra of New Jersey with a break in the weather, but maybe a few blocked off bridges as Gov. Christie has been accused of causing those big traffic jams. It's worse than the traffic coming out of Daytona International Speedway after the Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Less than three hours into the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and the endurance race had to be red flagged -- stopped for 90 minutes-- by a horrific crash that sent to drivers to Halifax Health Medical Center.

Daytona Beach News-Journal Pat Rice with State Sen. Dorothy Hukill / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- How many Waverly Media stories are we going to be bombarded with in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the tool for privileged politicians and overpaid government managers?

By the way, how long do you think News-Journal Editor Pat Rice will continue pumping folksy drivel when he has to start defending the newspaper's (and parent company Halifax Media's) insider connections with government revenues?

Pat Northey / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH --  What exactly did Pat Northey mean when she apparently was quoted as saying the following in reference to a story published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal is certainly open to interpretation: "It's certainly welcome to the jungle or welcome to the ring."


The beach is a tourism lifeline in Volusia County / Headline Surffer®DAYTONA BEACH -- As publisher of this 24/7 internet newspaper over the past five-plus years, I'm very pleased and honored to continue providing an alternative source of news to greater Daytona Beach and Orlando through the power of the internet.

Not everyone is a fan of our brand of reporting, especially the politicians and their insider friends because they don't want you to know about the way they use government to line their own pockets.

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- News of the season-long suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was big news throughout the overnight hours throughout the country. At 3:30 a.m. there were 846 headlines listed in the Google News Directories accessed via http://news.google.com/. Headline Surfer® was 49th overall and listed on the second page of the A-Rod headlines shown.