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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- From a distance to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers, the mammoth wet dirt spewing from a large piece of machinery looks like an oil well run amok, but it's really wet sand being pumped from the Intracoastal Waterway several miles away through a piping network snaking along the edge of the sand dunes.

Already found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Lisa Memro, Russell Bradshaw finally took the stand in the penalty phase Monday -- just in time to illicit enough pity to spare his own pathetic life, feining memory loss while using God as a crutch.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Marion Griswold has been installed as president of the New Smyrna Beach Lions Club.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Recall that I recently explained that a new attack on the net ban law that was passed overwhelmingly in 1994 by the Florida voters would take place at the FWC meeting in Dania earlier this month.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- If you ever wonder why our economy is the way it is, it's because our government spends too much helping out the United Nations and all of the countries that dislike us.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- ust three weeks after saying they wanted no part of an outsider chosen by their divorced minority partner to oversee the operations of the Daytona Beach News-Journal while a new buyer is sought, the newspaper's directors did an about face Tuesday and welcomed him and his $2,000 daily salary. Earlier this month, the newspaper cried foul after Cox Enterprises said it wanted an administrator appointed because it feared News-Journal ownership might squander the assets.

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I am very pleased with the development of NSBNEWS.net since the April 15 launch and the 8,000-plus hits as of this Sunday morning. I wanted Sunday to have added emphasis, which is the reasoning behind our Sunday In Depth page, featuring The Big Story and the Sunday Video Newsmaker Q&A.
Oak Hill Police Chief Guy Grasso and his officers are profiled in The Big Story and Edgewater City Councilwoman Gigi Bennington is interviewed in the newsmaker segment. The interview is 10 minutes long.

Developing this Web site has been a painstaking effort, but anything worth pursuing takes a lot of work.

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NEWSMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The 2008 march of the winter cold fronts accompanied by following high pressure ridges (defined as an elongated areas of high pressure in the atmosphere lying between two areas of low pressure) has ended.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The water temperatures are in the low 70s and the fishing is hot everywhere. Tournaments are in full swing and anglers are having a ball -- well, most of them, that is.