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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DELTONA -- Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember those brave soldiers who gave everything and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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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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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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