Graduate's perspective: Central Conn. State University in New Britain under lockdown: LAKE MARY, FL -- My father called me at mid-day Monday to let me know "my college is in lockdown." He sounded pretty upset, describing the intense breaking news footage listing them individually: Hartford TV stations WFSB channel 3 and WTIC channel 61; New Britain's WVIT channel 30 and New Haven's WTNH channel 8.

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Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was at the NAACP banquet. / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- Mayor Derrick Henry and his wife, Stephanie, were among the dignitaries for Saturday's Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet.

"I had had a great time with my date and My best friend," Henry said of his wife and the evening event they attended. 

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EDGEWATER -- The budget problems for President Obama and the lawmakers in Congress can be tackled by making additional cuts. It's so simple.

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DEBARY -- John Kerry had his unsuccessful bid to become president, but his campaign allowed a state senator from Illinois to have a prime speaking spot, thus setting up America's futurewith someone far worse than the Conservatives could ever imagine in Barack Obama.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Good grief! You could not get away from the anguished and alarmist reporting about the Triumph, a luxury cruise ship that experienced mechanical and systems breakdowns as a result of a contained fire. The ship did not sink; it floated safely around in the Gulf of Mexico until tug boats could tow it into port.

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EDGEWATER -- So the FDA has now passed “sweeping new safety rules” to keep our food safe and avoid these outbreaks of bacteria born disease which have killed many of this country’s citizens. Now, isn’t that nice?

Should the producers of our food have to be told to keep their facilities and their machinery clean? Should they have to be told to insure irrigation water is clean, that workers wash their hands and animals be kept out of the growing areas? Must they be threatened with inspectors so they will do what is only the moral and right thing to do?

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