Goodbye to two outstanding NY journalists who mentored me all those years ago: 'It don't come easy'

Henry FrederickBy HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

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LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Let's face it: Anything in life worth pursuing takes everything we've got. 

Sometimes at our own peril.

In the latter part of 2021, I lost two journalism colleagues who were clearly a part of my daily training.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 'Pillar of Hope and a Model of Grace'

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On Monday, Jan. 17, we will reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King, who, with his brave supporters, stood in strong opposition to racial discrimination, as well as the wrongful and unequal treatment of people who differed in national origin and religious beliefs.

Cops save woman from Bronx home after explosion

YouTube embedding / A woman was killed and eight other people - including five police officers - were hurt Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion and fire in the Bronx, officials said. Police body camera video shows officers rescue a woman who was underneath debris. (Jan. 19)

-- Henry FrederickHeadline Surfer - Daytona Beach, Sanford, Orlando, FL 

Today in History for Jan. 19th: Poet and author Edgar Allen Poe is born in Boston

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YouTube embedding / Highlights of Today in History for Jan. 19th: Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi elected prime minister of India;President Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath; Singer Janis Joplin born; Dolly Parton is born.

-- Henry FrederickHeadline Surfer - Daytona Beach, Sanford, Orlando, FL 

59. Elderly Daytona motorist dies shortly after he's pulled from vehicle fully submerged in pond following accident

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- An elderly Daytona Beach resident passed away back in late August shortly after his vehicle was found in a retention pond inside the LPGA International subdivision.

58. VCSO deputy arrested on domestic violence charges involving fellow deputy, his girlfriend

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Top 100 Stories 2021 / Headline SurferCounting 'em Down: For better or for worse, this is the Headline Surfer countdown of the 2021's Top 100 biggest news stories of Central Florida along the tourism-driven stretch of Interstate 4 (Orlando Attractions and east to I-95 & the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona). Each recap segment is posted with its own headline, culminating with the unveiling of No.

Breaking News: Sanford Cops: Student shot 3 times by fellow student with 9 mm handgun at Seminole High School today, but expected to survive; suspect in custody

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Just before noon today, school resource officers were advised there was a gun on campus at Seminole High School and moments later were informed by students of gunshots fired leading to one student being shot three times.