Ethanol scam comes to New Smyrna Beach

Pulling into my favorite filling station near Sugar Mill, I noticed a big sticker on the gas pump that said less than 10 percent ethanol.
The proprietor of the station informed me that there was no ethanol in the gas yet but in a month there would be. The next thing I did was to call Bob of Bob’s Automotive and ask if using ethanol would hurt my car. His answer was that unless my car is designed to use ethanol the ethanol will cause excessive wear on the engine.

A day of rest

It took God six days to create the heavens and the earth before resting on the seventh day. That is what I hope to do today, though my work on building is far from over. I am just so overwhelmed by the number of hits -- close to 4,400 early this Sunday morning.

Those who visit the Web site will see that some things are accessible while others either aren't or are empty. There is no way around this with very limited resources, though hard work and perseverance will pay dividends.

Kids find human skeletal remains while playing near the beach

PONCE INLET -- Several kids playing ball near the beach came upon a grisly discovery Saturday when their ball landed in someone's backyard: Mostly skeletal remains of a human being.

The adult male has been dead for months, according to a report from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, which is treating the 6:30 p.m. discovery of the bones as a suspicious death. An autopsy is expected to be done today by the Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office in hopes of determining a cause of death.

We are in the 5,000 hits club

I am pleased to announce we have now passed the 5,000 hits mark on since our launch on Tuesday. This is particularly exciting, considering the Web site is not fully built. Still, there is plenty of news to write about and what an active weekend it has been with the tragic passing of a popular NSB Middle School teacher and yet another shark bite, this time involving a 14-year-old NSB girl.
Though the Web site is active, I do not have full control and access until all of the database programs are installed and working, which should be completed this week.

6 percent Edgewater raise request ludicrous

The 6 percent wage hikes the union representing 80 employees of Edgewater government sought were not granted. It is outrageous they asked in the first place in these hard economic times when taxpayers are losing their homes. When things get tough and people in the business community start getting laid off in large numbers. You see headlines such as Boeing to lay off 15 percent of its work force or General electric to lay off thousands. What I would like to know is why we don’t read about thousands of government employees laid off at the federal, state and local level.

Houston we have a problem

Because of technical issues, I could not update the editorial content or scrolling text and headline stories for posting early this morning. Hopefully by midday the problem will be fixed.
We will have live local coverage, including community reaction and analysis of the Pennsylvania primary.