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Archive for: June, 2010

School Board: Closing Carver Gym Not an Option; How Bunnell Killed Carver Housing

| June 30, 2010

The school district is adding its voice to a chorus of protest and damning history against closing Carver Gym.

Tourism Panel Clears Half-Step Toward Palm Coast Arts Foundation Center, But Questions Persist

| June 30, 2010

A $50,000 study is recommended for the smaller scale of a grand plan for the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s arts, culture and conference center in Town Center.

They’re Watching You: Palm Coast Council Turned on by Spy Cameras at Public Parks

| June 29, 2010

City employees can spy on park-goers from ordinary computers networked to the six cameras installed at the park.

FCAT Scores: Matanzas High School

| June 29, 2010

FCAT Scores, passing rates and historical data for Matanzas High School, including 2010.

Flagler Schools’ FCAT Reading Scores Disappoint, Math Scores a Plus

| June 29, 2010

Every grade but the 6th and 9th posted declines in reading. The district did better in math, either improving or holding steady in all grades except the 5th.

A Confused but Adamant Bunnell Commission Wants Carver Gym to Stay Open

| June 28, 2010

Bunnell city commissioners had neither the numbers nor the patience to discuss Carver Gym thoroughly Monday, delaying the issue to another meeting.

Pressing for Raises, Teachers’ Union Holding District Hostage Over Class-Size Compromise

| June 28, 2010

The union would approve a district plan to comply with class-size requirements in exchange for $2.4 million in raises.

Flagler Get Your Gun: Supremes Rule 5-4 That 2nd Amendment Extends to States and Locals

| June 28, 2010

The ruling is more likely to confuse rather than clarify how state and local gun regulations may be written into law.

Senate Tribute to Robert C. Byrd on Casting His 15,000th Vote

| June 28, 2010

A tribute to Robert Byrd, never before published, on his casting his 15,000th vote in the Senate. Byrd died this morning, June 28, at 3 a.m. He was 92.

Bill Delbrugge Joins FlaglerLive Board; Here’s Who We Are

| June 27, 2010

An introduction to the seven-member FlaglerLive Board of Directors, and a few words about who we are and what we’re about.

Miss Flagler County 2010
It’s Amanda Dack

| June 27, 2010

Amada Dack has achieved more in her 21 years than many people do in an average lifetime.

Substation Problem Cuts Power for 4,000 FPL Customers in Palm Coast

| June 27, 2010

Electric power was out for just under two hours for some 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers in Palm Coast.

Palm Coast Roller Derby Scrimmage Against Ocala in a First–and Set Sights on Carver Gym

| June 26, 2010

Palm Coast’s first roller derby team falls to Ocala–and talks about moving to embattled Carver Gym in Bunnell.

Watching Team USA Live With Eddie Johnson (US 1, Ghana 2)

| June 26, 2010

We’re covering the US-Ghana World Cup match live with soccer great and Bunnell native Eddie Johnson, from Palm Coast’s Houligan’s.

Drill This: Hundreds in Flagler, Thousands Across Globe’s Sands Link Against Oil

| June 26, 2010

The moment was as symbolic as it was literal: a human chain in Flagler Beach against off-shore oil drilling and for alternatives to fossil fuels.

Hit the Beaches: Solidarity Against Oil As Hands Across the Sands Gets Set for Noon

| June 26, 2010

Colleen Conklin, the school board member, is organizing the event–handing out slips and whistles, synchronizing the human link–along with Carmen Arasknick.

FCAT Scores, A Month Late, to Be Released After Untold Damage to Schools

| June 25, 2010

The Department of Education and testing company Pearson are still playing word games over the cause and extent of the delay, which ruined district and student planning for fall.

Flagler Beach Again on Collision Course With Boating and RV Parking Regulations

| June 25, 2010

It’s one of three issues–dogs on the beach and surfing near the pier are the others–that get Flagler Beach residents really, really ticked at whatever the commission decides.

Poverty Signs: Steep Rise in Children Needing Free or Reduced Meals in Flagler Schools

| June 25, 2010

The rising numbers of children on free and reduced meals is a reflection of rising poverty and a rising toll on local families with fewer means.

Crime Reports, June 21-27

| June 25, 2010

An attempted break-in at the sheriff’s substation in western Bunnell, vandalism in Espanola park, new home tagged with gang graffiti, and more.

Ex-Sheriff Jim Manfre, Flagler Schools Exec Mike Judd, Among 72 FB Manager Applicants

| June 24, 2010

The MBAs and MPAs are piling up alongside substitute teachers and other surprises in the applicants’ pool, open for five more weeks.

Citing Contractual Failures and Unwarranted Favors, Flagler Kills Hunter’s Ridge Expansion

| June 24, 2010

The 3-2 vote was an unusual split over the difference between growth management and helping a developer be as economically viable as possible.

Firing McChrystal Isn’t Enough. Fire the War.

| June 23, 2010

The McChrystal firing is the Obama administration’s grandest distraction from a failing war it still pretends to be winnable.

The Epic Is Here: Bigwigs Sneak Preview Town Center Theater Tonight Before Friday Opening

| June 23, 2010

The 14-screen theater in Town Center is opening to great anticipation for action on screen and, economically, beyond its walls.

Flagler Has 30 Days Left to respond to 5 Proposed Manatee-Protection Speed Zones

| June 23, 2010

Flagler’s committee is at the half-way point of responding the state’s proposed speed zones in the Intracoastal.

Local Ham Radio Association Simulating 24-Hour Emergency Crisis Center Saturday

| June 23, 2010

Local ham radio “hams” will operate under emergency conditions for 24 hours at the Flagler Beach fire station June 27-27. The public is welcome to witness the operation or learn about becoming a ham.

Barbary Wars, the Sequel: US Moves On for First Time Since ’94

| June 23, 2010

Live commentary of the critical US-Algeria match, along with the simultaneous and deciding England-Slovenia clash.

100,000 Barrels Per Day? The Internal Document that Contradicts BP’s Claims on Oil Flow

| June 22, 2010

The 100,000-barrels-per-day scenario contrasts sharply with BP’s public pronouncements of a much smaller spill rate.

African-American Mentors Honor
Bill Delbrugge, “Beacon of Support”

| June 22, 2010

In his last days as superintendent, Delbrugge is celebrated by men of one of the most effective programs for young, at-risk black students.

How Race and Deception Are Cleaving the Fate of Bunnell’s Carver Gym

| June 22, 2010

The County Commission seems insensitively disconnected from the consequences of closing the black community’s only gym and community center in Bunnell.

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