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News-Journal’s Mark Lane, Chronicler of the Darwinian, Will Try to Explain Florida In Library Talk Friday

| March 31, 2014

Lane will be bringing his wit, observation and histories to the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast on Friday, April 4, at 2 p.m., for a talk entitled, “Trying to Explain Florida in Print.” The free talk is hosted by the Friends of the Library of Flagler County.

Pot’s Uphill Toke in Florida, CIA Torture Cover-Up, Obama Between Two Ferns, Dieudonné: The Live Wire

| March 12, 2014

Florida’s medical marijuana amendment is no sure thing, a senator reveals a CIA torture cover-up, Bill O’Reilly attacks Obama’s Between Two Ferns appearance, Kevin bacon offers up 1980s awareness, Dieudonné heats up the hate on France’s comedy circuit.

A Florida Panther Struck By a Car Last May Is Returned to the Wild After 10-Month Rehab

| March 10, 2014

The 9-month-old kitten was panther was rescued in Collier County last May after a homeowner saw it drag her hind leg. She went through two surgeries and rehabilitated in a 10-acre enclosure before she was released back into the wild on March 10 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday: A Brief History of a Long Annoyance

| March 7, 2014

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is controversial, annoying and mostly pointless, according to the evidence, neither saving energy nor reducing crime, as its supporters claim, but helping retailers sell more.

Trouble at the Tampa Bay Times, D.C. Decriminalizes Pot, Mozart’s “Kiss My Ass” Canon: The Live Wire

| March 5, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times is losing readers and money, Orlando gets its first natural gas station, Washington D.C. sees the light on pot, Hollywood, Fla. police has a problem, Sherwin Nuland dies, and Mozart’s potty mouth takes expression in a musical piece.

Angel’s Diner in Palatka: Radiant Relay

| March 4, 2014

Angel’s Diner in Palatka is reported to be the oldest diner in Florida, across the street from the stately Larimer Arts Center and a toast’s throw from the St. Johns River. It’s also proving to be the ideal relay on the way to a nuking.

Gov. Scott’s Secret Travels, Boy Scout Bigotry Loses Disney, Here Come Hillary and Jeb: The Live Wire

| March 3, 2014

Gov. Scott travels secretly on his private jet, claiming a dubious security exemption, the Boy Scouts deservedly lose Disney grants for insisting on remaining homophobes, a town in Nebraska enshrines anti-immigrant racism in its ordinances, Israel invites tourist target-practice against Palestinians, and a farewell to Paco de Lucia.

Stand Your Ground’s Fatal Flaw, DNA Meets Dog Poop, Arizona’s Bigotry, Adidas’s Sex Tourism: The Live Wire

| February 26, 2014

How John Locke would have interpreted–and derided–Stand Your Ground, child obesity’s encouraging trend, several states copy Arizona’s anti-gay bigotry, devaluing honor classes, Raymond Chandler’s 10 rules of writing a detective novel and Mozart’s full 21st piano concerto.

Clarence Thomas as a White Playwright: “Race” Inflames City Rep’s Stage, With Sequins

| February 22, 2014

David Mamet’s “Race” turns the table on an old American convention: the white rapist of a black woman. This time getting away is not an option in a thrill-ride of a play that turns the tables on stereotypes and prejudices. No one is immune. It is the Palm Coast City Repertory Theatre’s big event of the year, under the direction of John Sbordone.

New “I Am Art” Gallery Opens in the Hammock; Timothy Murphy and Joe Campanellie Featured at Ocean Books and Art

| February 12, 2014

The I AM ART/Rachel & Friends studio and gallery, which premiers with “The Heart of Expression” on Feb. 14, opens in the Hammock on Valentine’s Day. Flagler Beach’s Ocean Books and Art features sculptor Timothy Murphy and photographer Joe Campanellie.

The Diagnosis

| February 5, 2014

FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam learned he had cancer over the holidays. He describes the experience and his travels since, mostly down and up the abyss that becomes a premier tourist spot for many of those coming to grips with the diagnosis, even though death row appears, in his case, a very long way off.

Coke Ad’s Un-American Response, Biometrics in Florida Schools, Michael Dunn’s Trial: The Live Wire

| February 3, 2014

Coke’s Super Bowl commercial gets the monolingual un-Americans angry, Michael Dunn goes on trial in another goon-with-gun case in Jacksonville, a woman’s hair is forcibly sheared while she’s in a jail’s restraining chair, New York’s plea to Sean Hanity, why read Bernard Malamud, farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman and rediscovering Wim Statius Muller.

Pamela Zill, Healer, Advocate and Ardent Community Voice in Flagler Beach, 1963-2014

| February 3, 2014

Pamela Zill, 50, of Flagler Beach, died on January 13, 2014. The former hostess of her own TV talk show, she was active in the area Chamber of Commerce and was a fixture at Flagler Beach City Commission meetings.

Youth Leadership Flagler’s 2nd Class Looking For 10th-Grade Applicants

| January 28, 2014

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce is looking for 10 future leaders of Flagler County to join the organization’s Youth Leadership Program next fall. The application deadline for current 10th graders is March 14, 2014.

Do You TALKiT? Palm Coast Venture Looks to Revolutionize Social Media With Voice App

| January 24, 2014

TALKiT, a new app created by Palm Coast’s Curtis Ceballos and that will launch on Memorial Day, aims to give voice to texting and to revolutionize the social media landscape with an innovation that has no rivals as yet. The venture is catching the attention of Flagler County’s economic development department.

From Buddy Holly to Dr. Seuss, the Jacksonville Symphony Goes Winter Dance Sneetching

| January 20, 2014

It’s the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as you’ve never heard it before in two end-of-month concerts, with a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper on Jan. 24-25, and Dr. Seuss’s “The Sneetches” on Jan. 26.

Teddy Roosevelt Impersonator Joe Wiegan Will Be Featured Performer at Flagler Beach Rotary Jan. 30

| January 16, 2014

Joe Wiegan has taken his Teddy Roosevelt one-man show all the way to the White House, where George W. Bush invited him to commemorate the 150th anniversary of one of the nation’s greatest, most exuberant and paradoxical presidents.

Another Florida Goon With a Gun, the End of the Internet, Your Richer, Happier Friends: The Live Wire

| January 15, 2014

Why retired cops are as dangerous as anyone with a gun, why the free Internet as we knew it may be over, Why your friends really are richer, happier and more popular than you, plus the smashing of Sigmund Freud, Dostoevsky’s doodles and Susan Sontag’s return from the dead.

Again Breaking a Pledge, Children’s Advocacy Center Sets Ultimatum On Rape-Crisis Intervention as Top Cops Scramble

| January 9, 2014

The Children Advocacy Center’s promise in July to provide rape-crisis exams to adults in Flagler and Volusia counties turned out to be relatively hollow, and was followed by an ultimatum that the CAC would get out of the business altogether by June, triggering a furiously critical response from State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Sheriff Manfre and other local top cops.

Volusia-Flagler Non-Profit Hosting Annual Eating-Disorder Symposium on Feb. 15

| January 3, 2014

COPE–Community Outreach for the Prevention of Eating Disorders–is hosting its annual public health symposium for education, awareness and prevention of eating disorders, Saturday, Feb. 15, at Renew Yoga Studio at 220 S. Beach Street in Daytona Beach.

Obamacare’s Beheadings, Edward Snowden’s Innocence, Jerry Springer’s Crist and W.S. Merwin: The Live Wire

| January 3, 2014

Obamacare’s beheadings: setting the record straight, the Times wants clemency for Edward Snowden, the cost of a single American soldier, The wonders of Steven Wright and W.S. Merwin, prison news and Kevin Klein on Las Vegas.

Flagler Tax Collector Launches Weekly Hearings For Drivers With Revoked Licenses

| January 2, 2014

Flagler County Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston’s office will enable drivers who’ve had their license revoked to have a hardship hearing in Bunnell starting Jan. 7, rather than have to go to Volusia County for the hearing.

Wallace Weeks, 90, Retired Manager of Flagler Farms, Dies

| January 1, 2014

Wallace Weeks, 90, of Bunnell and retired manager of Flagler Farms, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013.

Record-Breaking Skateboard Mile Among 3 Saturday Races in Flagler Beach and Palm Coast

| December 30, 2013

The International Distance Skateboard Association is hosting a one-mile skateboard race down A1A for the Guiness record, along with a longboard half-marathon starting at Wadsworth Park and a kids and beginners challenge, all Saturday morning, Jan. 4.

Ryan Peeling of FPC One of Two Teens-In-Flight Students Admitted to Embry-Riddle

| December 28, 2013

Two Teens-In-Flight students–Ryan Peeling of Flagler Palm Coast High School and Cora Rand of Seabreeze High–have earned admission at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University for the Fall 2014 session, with scholarships.

Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov and the AK-47: Half an Obituary

| December 23, 2013

Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47, the world’s most popular machine gun among soldiers, mercenaries and militiamen, died on Dec. 23. A brief history of the AK-47.

Putting Bach Back in Christmas

| December 22, 2013

Rather than cheat Christmas by limiting it to December 25, WKCR’s annual BachFest is a 240-hour celebration of the holiday through the music of Johan Sebastian Bach. It’s also a front seat at the Creation.

A Pope Gays Can Love, Blaming Homelessness on God, Christmas Pot and German Beer: The Live Wire

| December 18, 2013

Pope Francis is gays and lesbians’ person of the year, Mayor Bloomberg blames homelessness on god, Florida again ranks as the most dangerous state for the homeless, Facebook goes commercial, the F-35 boondoggle and Mandela’s Invictus.

They Don’t Only Shoot Them: Sheriff’s Deputy Bret Wood Saves Raccoon Stuck in Tree

| December 13, 2013

When a 12-year-old student on his way to school this morning noticed a raccoon stuck in a tree on Palm Coast’s Florida Park Drive, deputies were called in, and as Animal Control would not respond, deputy Bret Wood used a car jack to pry the imprisoning branches apart and free the raccoon.

Daytona State College Sets One-Stop Enrollment Day for Jan. 4; Online Tax Class Offered

| December 12, 2013

With the spring semester looming large, it’s time for returning students and those new to a college career to lock in their schedule. Daytona State College offers an easy-access no-cost session on Jan. 4 to make registration a simple one-stop process.

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