Smoothing out glitches

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- It´s pretty exciting since there's been little marketing. Day two was particularly busy because I also covered a daylong trial for an Oak Hill sex predator. It's an important community story you won't read in today's established print newspaper.

NASA cuts too deep

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Earlier this week, NASA released a sobering employment forecast that reflects the magnitude of the challenge ahead of us with thousands losing their jobs on Florida’s Space Coast.

The April 2 vote to send $50 billion of foreign aid to Africa shows how out of touch this Congress is with hardworking American families, especially those dedicated to keeping NASA flying.

Maintaining America’s space preeminence – including human spaceflight -- is vital to our national security and for sustaining economic growth. America's space and aviation endeavors must remain second-to-none.

Edgewater union request for 6 percent raises pie in the sky (or face)

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- While the union for 80 city employees are in amicable talks over a new contract, one particular demand has no chance of passage: A request of 6 percent annual wage hikes.

The school board's reasoning for closing schools weak at best

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Making The Grade: F

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- There are a number of powerful reasons for not closing small schools in the Volusia County system. First of all, education goes better in small schools. The fact that everybody knows everybody gives a number of advantages.

Preventing fraud everyone's responsibility

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Recently in the news there have been many instances of fraud and attempted fraud.

Whether over the Internet, the phone or through the mail, consumers need to protect themselves from predators who are trying to steal their money or identity.

In this week's column, the purpose is to inform readers of different types of fraud. Please be aware of these scams. If something does not feel right, or if someone is asking for personal information, it may be a scam.

Two of the most popular frauds today include online fraud and check fraud.

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Sports: NSB driver wins at New Smyrna Speedway

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SAMSULA -- If it's got four wheels and a motor, New
Smyrna Beach's Tank Tucker knows he can drive it.

Tucker added a little more hardware to the trophy case
last Saturday night with his second consecutive win in
the Tommy Patterson Memorial 50-lap feature for
Florida Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway.

It was his third overall victory in the nine-year history of the
event. He also won in 2001.

The 43-year-old Tucker has built quite a reputation
around the half-mile asphalt track here at Samsula and
also the various other Florida tracks over the years.