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Archive for: November, 2010

Improved Art League Goes On With the Show, Without Its President: Weldon Ryan Resigns

| November 13, 2010

As president, Weldon Ryan convinced the art league to move to City Market Place, winning the league more visibility and members. He resigns after just four months at the helm.

The National Coalition Against Censorship’s Letter to Janet Valentine

| November 12, 2010

“We urge you to encourage student creativity and civic engagement, and to teach students the skills to discuss opposing views respectfully,” the NCAC writes. “We urge you to allow the students to perform the play.”

National Coalition Against Censorship Urges Valentine To Reverse Mockingbird Decision

| November 12, 2010

The strongly-worded letter from a coalition representing 50 organizations of actors, writers, educators and clerics calls on Superintendent Valentine to enrich the conversation on race and culture, not restrict it.

Bruce Campbell Still Waiting for Official Word That He’s To Be Flagler Beach’s Acting Manager

| November 12, 2010

The Flagler Beach City Commission appointed Bruce Campbell acting manager beginning Jan. 2. He hasn’t officially been told in writing. But being an employee already, he wasn’t necessarily supposed to be told.

County Endorses Federal Recommendation To Kill All 400 Pigs at Yazurlo’s Sanctuary

| November 12, 2010

Federal and state authorities could only recommend that the pigs be killed. The county made the final decision, though the county commission has yet to formally address the issue, and a time and place for the operation have not been set.

Glenn Beck’s Smears, Florida Foreclosure Screws, Racism Goes Postal: Live Wire Weekend, Nov. 12-14

| November 12, 2010

Glenn Beck insults George Soros, Florida’s foreclosure robo courts, Bush on O’Reilly, Jon Stewart on Rachel Maddow, who wants to be buried with Oprah, and much, much more.

Sheriff Calls for 1-Year Pill-Mill Freeze in Flagler Through County and City Ordinances

| November 11, 2010

Citing three pill mills already in Flagler County, Sheriff Fleming is asking the county commission and the cities to adopt ordinances stopping pill mills until the state strengthens its regulations.

The Live Wire, Nov. 11: Obama Caves, Serpico Dies, Black Characters Vanish

| November 11, 2010

Serpico’s Dino DiLaurentiis dies, Obama caves to the GOP on the Bush tax cuts, understanding diversity, rediscovering John Cardinal Newman, losing sight of black characters on TV, and more.

Mockingbird Appeals Committee’s Challenge: Loyalty to “Protocol” vs. Free Expression

| November 11, 2010

Interviews with appeals committee members reveal a divide between instinctive revulsion of censorship and hesitancy over second-guessing a principal’s decision even as the facts of the case continue to be muddled by unspecified generalities.

Court Orders County to Take Over Custody and Fate of 400 Swine in Bunnell Pig Sanctuary

| November 10, 2010

Lory Yazurlo appears to have lost an eight-year battle to keep caring for unwanted pigs on her 20-acre farm, though government officials point to degraded conditions harmful to animals and public health, and Yazurlo’s refusal to comply with age-old care plans.

Shapiro: In the End, It’s the Profanity of Censorship Against the Sacredness of Learning

| November 10, 2010

In a column on the Mockingbird controversy at FPC, Rabbi Merill Shapiro argues that whatever the merits of administrative issues, “the profanity of censorship,” in the end, “has no place in our community.”

The Live Wire, Nov. 10: Holly Hill Fires Oel Wingo, Parker Takes on Palin, Bill O’Reilly’s Beheadings

| November 10, 2010

Fleming’s Town Hall tonight at the library, Kathleen Parker on Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly’s stupid beheading tricks, the TSA’s T&A problem, remembering Jill Clayburgh, and more.

Another Violent Domestic Assault in Palm Coast Lands a Fugitive in Jail

| November 10, 2010

In the second violent domestic assault case in three days, a 30-year-old Palm Coast resident of Parkview Drive allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend rather than let her leave him.

Harping on “Christmas Come True” Charity Ball at Hammock Beach Saturday

| November 9, 2010

Nadine King had the idea of a Christmas charity ball back in the 1980s. She revived it in Palm Coast last year, helping 54 families better realize their Christmas. King hopes to double that number this year.

Flagler 911: The Live Crime Blotter, Nov. 2-5, 2010

| November 9, 2010

When a homeless man is robbed and another jailed for hoping for a roof beneath his head, knife-wielding during an argument, boat larcenies, numerous burglaries and car break-ins, and more.

Palm Coast Man With Long History of Arrests is Charged With Kidnapping and Sexual Battery

| November 9, 2010

Major Harris III allegedly threatened to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then raped her, then forced her and two young children to go to DeLand.

The Live Wire, Nov. 9: Your Child Left Behind, Unemployment Deadlines and Conan’s Return

| November 9, 2010

Florida unemployment benefits are about to run out for many, Conan O’Brien is back, in defense of NPR, the dismal state of your children’s education in Florida, and more.

Ranse Jones, Flagler Firefighter-Paramedic in a Coma Since May, Died on Monday

| November 9, 2010

Ransford Jones was 34 years old. He had been with the Flagler County Fire Department for two years before an aneurysm felled him in May, while he was playing in a beach volleyball tournament in Panama City.

Seminole Woods “Bomber”: Fascinated With Rockets and “Having Fun in a Stupid Way”

| November 8, 2010

Patrick Cossette, the 20-year-old FPC graduate arrested Sunday for setting off a home-made explosive device in Seminole Woods, speaks to FlaglerLive about indulging his fascination with rockets since he was 13.

Stetson Scores Freedom‘s Jonathan Franzen For Its James Turner Butler Lecture Nov. 22

| November 8, 2010

The author of Freedom and The Corrections, an almost sure winner of this year’s Pulitzer for fiction, will be at Stetson on Nov. 22 for just one hour. The event is free, but tickets are extremely limited.

Uniforms in Flagler Schools? Data Show Dress-Code Violations To Be a Negligible Issue

| November 8, 2010

The dress code in Flagler schools remains a hotter topic of discussion, especially on the school board, than it is a problem, especially in schools. Yet the arrival of a new school board member may prompt more talk of uniforms.

The Live Wire, Nov. 8: Americans Against Themselves, Miami Cult Deaths and Tall Jesus

| November 8, 2010

Why Americans vote against their own interests, academic freedom and Holocaust deniers, Days of Our Lives at 45, a Feed Flagler update, procrastination’s virtues, and more.

Art at Bargain Prices in DeLand and Free Shakespeare: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 8, 2010

Some 87 Florida artists have donated work to be auctioned off in support of the Museum of Florida Art in Deland on Nov. 11; plus the The Red-Nosed Reindeer Romp, a free “Twelfth Night,” “Grease” and plenty more.

Seminole Woods Scare: Canadian Arrested After Setting Off Home-Made Bomb in Lake

| November 7, 2010

Four men from Daytona Beach had seven home-made bombs, one of which they exploded in a lake in the Seminole Woods area Sunday. One is under arrest. The area is secure.

Dueling Seafoods and Surfers: Video and Photo Gallery

| November 7, 2010

The dueling festivals are over and the images are in: a video report from the 2010 Tommy Tant Classic and a photo gallery from Tommy Tant and Palm Coast’s Seafood Festival.

Tommy Tant Legacies: 3 Decades of Surfing Flagler Beach’s Sands, Surf and Streets

| November 7, 2010

Ben Lacy, who grew up surfing with Tommy Tant in Flagler Beach, recalls three decades of the town town’s surfing culture and how it has managed to maintain its charms through the changes, even on the waves.

Festival Filibuster: How Palm Coast Plays Hardball With Flagler Beach

| November 7, 2010

If Palm Coast is serious about playing nice with its neighboring cities and not competing for “special event” visitors, why is it doing exactly that with signs greeting visitors exiting the Interstate?

FlaglerLive Welcomes Its New Reporter, Videographer and Anchor: Charlotte Marten

| November 6, 2010

A native of Sweden, a graduate of the University of Hawaii and a fresh veteran of Savannah’s military (and more varied) reporting scene, Charlotte Marten will anchor FlaglerLive’s video journalism and other productions.

Live Wire Weekend: Landon’s City Hall Arrogance, Obama’s Ego, Nate’s Latest and Gay Sons

| November 6, 2010

Palm Coast City Manager gets an earful on his city hall designs, so does Obama’s ego (on his White House designs), George Carlin on the virtue of not voting, O’Reilly fairer than Olbermann, gay 5-year-old sons in Halloween costumes, and much more.

From Fringe to Voting Booth, a Machinery of Information Churning Push-Button Citizens

| November 6, 2010

Politicians know that the obsessed, the fearful, the paranoid and the insane are easier to manipulate and outnumber by far than the attentive, Darrell Smith argues in a column. They can push their buttons at will. Tuesday proved it.

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