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Local print newspaper identifies itself as 'Daytona Beac' News-Journal

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Here is an excerpt from a story published online by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Can you spot the typo?

State Attorney RJ Larizza poses with Gov. Rick ScottHeadline Surfer photo by Henry Frederick / State Attorney RJ Larizza poses for a photo with Gov. Rick Scott at Volusia County Republican headquarters Monday. Scott later spoke at the Ocean Center.

DAYTONA BEACH -- You know things are tough for print media when the publication can't even spell its own name correctly. In an online story on Gov. Scott's visit to Daytona Beach today, the local print newspaper identified itself as the "Daytona Beac News-Journal."

Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach announces auditions for upcoming play, 'A Flea in Her Ear'

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will hold auditions for the upcoming play, "A Flea in Her Ear," an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce by Frank Galati.

This explosively funny version of the classic farce has a series of mistaken identities, clandestine assignations and misplaced jealousies which happen at break-neck speed.

Retired New Smyrna Beach firefighter Kirk Jones running for city commissioner

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Kirk Jones, a retired New Smyrna Beach firefighter, is running for the zone 4 city commission seat held by two-term incumbent Lynne Plaskett. Steve Casserly, a member of the planning and zoning commission, is seeking the seat as well.

Plaskett, however, has not said publicly whether she will seek a third four-year term on the commission, which has three open seats up for grabs with qualifying ending noon Friday.

First-term incumbent Mayor Adam Barringer has announced his intention to run. So far he has no opponent.

Sacred Heart eighth-grade graduating students treated to special breakfast at Mom's in New Smyrna Beach

Sacred Heart breakfast at Mom's restaurantHeadline Surfer photo by Henry Frederick / Mom's Home Cooking server Mary Barrett, far left, takes orders from Sacred Heart Catholic School graduating eighth graders Thursday morning as teacher Rachel Woelfel goes over menu choices with them. In the inset photo, Mom's proprietor Patty Cook and Woelfel chat while the students decide what they want to eat and drink from a keepsake menu printed up just for them. 

NEW SMYRNA -- The twenty graduating eighth graders from Sacred Heart Catholic School were treated to a breakfast this morning at Mom's Home Cooking, 1201 N. Dixie Freeway. 

County Council race in Southeast Volusia turns ugly with anonymous e-mail ripping into candidate's personal finances

Jim HathawayDeb DenysJustin KennedyNEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Just three days after Volusia County Council seat 3 candidate Jim Hathaway complained that fellow candidate Justin Kennedy was getting a free pass regarding his personal finances, an anonymous e-mail was sent to media outlets with dirt on the Edgewater councilman.

Hathaway had complained that Headline Surfer had allowed Kennedy to take the New Smyrna Beach commissioner to task because Hathaway allowed Robert Lott to campaign for him during the Edgewater Expo.

"Why don't you report on his bankruptcy and his foreclosures," Hathaway implored the New Smyrna Beach-based Internet newspaper. Hathaway also pointed out that Kennedy's financial issues could be read by logging onto clerk.org, which is the website for lawsuits and other legal matters with the clerk of the circuit court for Volusia County. That was a week ago Friday.

Daytona cops: Possible meth lab chemical spill has stretch of Atlantic Avenue on beachside closed to traffic

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona Beach cops are currently investigating a suspicious incident where a meth lab may have been located in the 900 block of Atlantic Avenue on the beachside.

The incident began to unfold around 7 a.m. after emergency workers were summoned to 900 S Atlantic Avenue (near apartment 4) to investigate a "chemical smell."

"Officers arrived on scene and located what appeared to be an active meth lab," Daytona Beach police Detective John Creamer said.

Oak Hill brush fire extinguished after I-95 motorist reports seeing 'smoke and a glow'

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OAK HILL -- A 5-acre brush fire was extinguished tonight after an alert motorist on Interstate 95 alerted authorities with a 9-1-1 call.

"The passerby who was southbound on I-95 near Maytown Road saw smoke and a glow," Volusia County Sheriff's Sgt. Ted Richard said of the 9:48 p.m. Sunday fire.

Firefighters from the county, Edgewater and the state Forestry Service responded and put the fire out. Traffic on I-95 was not impeded.

Headline Surfer: Here is what's on tap today

Here is what we're working on today for you:

Daytona Beach police Capt. Jim Newcomb"Daytona's PD's Internal Affairs: Segment 2 of our investigative report continues with yet another woman cop whose life was turned upside down by Jim Newcomb, shown at left, promoted less than two weeks ago to captain by Police Chief Mike Chitwood. Our first segment looked at the case of woman cop, Kelly Fishpaugh, who was taunted for more than a year by Newcomb with insinuations she was pregnant when she wasn't and pressuring her to arrange for him to get with her sister, who worked in a bar with a skimpy bikini as a beer tub gal. Today's segment tells the story of lesbian woman cop Sarah Martin, who lost her job after an extensive internal affairs investigation by Newcomb that led to her being fired. Two years later she was brought back

Stetson Hatters of DeLand sign 7-footer transfer from Michigan's Oakland University

Kyle Sikora played for Miami's Florida Christian

Kyle SikoraDELAND -- Kyle Sikora only averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Michigan's Oakland University, but Stetson University men's basketball coach Casey Alexander likes his size. Sikora is a 7-footer who weighs 240 pounds.

“We’re really excited that Kyle chose Stetson,” Alexander said. “His size and skill level is perfect for our offensive system and his presence in the paint will mean a lot for the future of this program.”

The Great Depression: Are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes of the past?

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- I am a child of the Great Depression. I was a mere 4 years old when it ended a couple years after after Germany's 1939 invasion of Poland. When I came into the world in 1935, six years had already passed since the New York stock market crash of 1929, that sent seismic shocks around the world for a decade. Rations were part of my youth in Cincinnati before my family moved to New Smyrna Beach where I started my high school years. Are we destined now to repeat history?

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