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May 05, 2007

JOHN "ROGER" SIMMS, 58 Award-winning news photographer

John "Roger" Simms, an award-winning photographer for The Daytona Beach News-Journal, died Thursday at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., of cancer, the newspaper said.

Shortly after learning of his death, News-Journal Editor Don Lindley was told Mr. Simms won an award in the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors annual contest.

Mr. Simms was at the first launch of the space shuttle in April 1981 and nearly all the launches since then, the newspaper said.

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