Obama and Clinton duke it out in Pennsylvania for the right to lose to McCain

In keeping with the national polls, our readers rightfully predicted victory for Hillary Tuesday night (550 votes or 73 percent for the former first lady).
And why not? This was most likely based on the negative anti American feelings that have appeared in both Obama’s wife and also in his close spiritual adviser Reverend Wright. Other that that most Americans have found Obama more lovable, personable and articulate than Hillary.

Great bonus coverage in the Daily Journal of the mighty News-Journal

When the Daytona Beach News-Journal cut its Daily Journal section for Southeast Volusia readers back to three days a week in March, its editors wrote a note promising added features and bonus coverage. That should not preclude the mighty metro from putting NSB-area stories in the main paper. Of course, the NSB City Commission met Tuesday night to discuss global warming. And indeed, the News-Journal had the gavel to gavel coverage in its Thursday paper. The only problem is it's two days old. The Edgewater City Commission met Monday night to ratify a new contract for 80 of its employees.

Global warming hoax propagated by NSB council

The New Smyrna Beach City Commission voted for the city to join in the global warming hoax by a narrow 3-2 vote Tuesday night. Commissioners Jim Hathaway and Jack Grasty were the ones who had the good sense to vote against it.
The commissioners adopted a resolution that is an adaptation of the Kyoto Protocol calling for actions to reduce global warming.

Of course, with so many other important things going on, they could have held the meeting during the daytime and saved on the light bill. How's that for helping to ease the pain of global warming?

Getting rich in NSB

One war Americans should definitely withdraw from is the class war. Instead of whining and complaining about the rich everyone should join them. Joining the rich is a lot more pleasant, productive and satisfying than trying to get even with them. In fact, every time some politician comes up with a plan to “punish the rich” it misses the rich and starves the poor.

Sunday Video Newsmaker Q&A added to Web site

I am very pleased with the development of since the April 15 launch and the 8,000-plus hits as of this Sunday morning. I wanted Sunday to have added emphasis, which is the reasoning behind our Sunday In Depth page, featuring The Big Story and the Sunday Video Newsmaker Q&A.
Oak Hill Police Chief Guy Grasso and his officers are profiled in The Big Story and Edgewater City Councilwoman Gigi Bennington is interviewed in the newsmaker segment. The interview is 10 minutes long.

Developing this Web site has been a painstaking effort, but anything worth pursuing takes a lot of work.

Jaws or no Jaws, NSB still shark-bite capital

When I was growing up in New England, I looked forward to watching the Daytona 500 on TV every year. In high school, I read Peter Benchley's book, Jaws, and later saw the movie. Never did I imagine when I moved to Florida with my family that we would deal with sharks.

Then again, neither did we think we'd have to deal with three hurricanes in one year, one season of massive forest fires and a couple of tornadoes in between.

And of course, we have our political problems, too, from hanging chads to presidential primary voting debacles.

Florida legislators going ape over evolution

All teachers and parents in New Smyrna Beach must realize that having state legislatures or courts rule on scientific matters is incredibly silly. The spectacle of legislators ruling on what science can be taught in Florida schools demonstrates one more time one of the basic problems of having public schools: Namely that the state will eventually dictate what is taught.
Our legislators opined that it would be OK to question some of the concepts of The theory of evolution. Well bully for them. We should be forever grateful that they will let us question evolution.

News-Journal does about face -- will pay outsider $2k daily to manage mighty metro during sale

DAYTONA BEACH -- ust three weeks after saying they wanted no part of an outsider chosen by their divorced minority partner to oversee the operations of the Daytona Beach News-Journal while a new buyer is sought, the newspaper's directors did an about face Tuesday and welcomed him and his $2,000 daily salary. Earlier this month, the newspaper cried foul after Cox Enterprises said it wanted an administrator appointed because it feared News-Journal ownership might squander the assets.

Deltona man charged with atacking 14-year-old girl

DELTONA -- A 19-year-old man was charged Wednesday with attempted sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl with a knife near the Deltona Library, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported.

A passerby frightened off the attacker after she screamed for help, a sheriff's spokesman said.