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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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Children can beat summer boredom at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, which is planning a full slate of free programs in June and July. First up, children in grades 1 through 5 can enter to win prizes by reading books. Reading logs will be available at the children’s desk beginning June 11.

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EDGEWATER -- Can you believe what this country went through this past week in Boston and its neighboring communities? Not since 9/11 have we as Americans been so glued to our television sets, and of course, the internet. The media coverage was instant, continuous, and for once, I didn’t disagree with that because events were happening so fast.

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EDGEWATER -- A Madison, Ala. school principal banned the word "Easter" from her school this year. Say what? She says it was in the interest of religious diversity.

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DEBARY -- Over the last couple of weeks we have heard President Obama blaming sequestration cuts; and the big bad Republican Party, for being responsible for everything from school children not being able to tour the White House to the burning down of cities because a fireman must not put on his time sheet to be paid for more than 60 hours in a week.

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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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Henry Frederick, publisher of Headline Surfer®,  led all journalists in the 2013 Florida Press Club contest with awards for nine stories in the categories of General News, Public Safety Reporting & Religion. In the 2012 statewide contest, he won awards for six stories & three blogs in General News, Public Safety Reporting & Blog Writing, as well as best online presentation with use of social media. Frederick has won  numerous awards as an investigative/breaking news reporter & city editor for daily newspapers in Florida, New York, Massachusetts & Connecticut. 



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