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Monday Briefing: Suicide Prevention Training, Juvenile Arraignments, Romeo and Juliet, FDR

| January 30, 2017

 Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in Franco Zeffirelli's 'Romeo and Juliet" (1968). The Shakespeare play was first staged on this day in London.

Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in Franco Zeffirelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet” (1968). The Shakespeare play was first staged on this day in London in 1595.

Today: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s inland, around 40 on the coast. West winds 5 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 388.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

–From Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” (1595).


In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

No local government meetings scheduled today.

In Court: Circuit Judge Dennis Craig holds felony arraignments at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401, County Court Judge Melissa Moore Stens holds juvenile arraignments, pre-trials and dispositions starting at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 404.

Suicide Prevention Training: Take part in a free community outreach training program to learn three steps to help save a life, in a three-hour workshop at the Emergency Operatiosn Center, behind the Government Services Building in Bunnell, from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Ashleigh Husbands, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, 301/928.7448 or by email,

Mostly useless information: On this day in 516 BC the Second Temple of Jerusalem is completed. Donald Trump as yet has not taken credit for completing the job. “These violent delights have violent ends,” “thus with a kiss I die,” “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo,” which debuted on this day in 1595 in London. Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot and kill President Andrew Jackson, who helps foil the assassination. And Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Also, today is the birth of Francois Bigot (1703), the French politician who was merely corrupt, not bigoted, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Roy Eldridge (1911), see below, historian Barbara Tuchman (1912), who would have seen a hall of mirrors to the 14th century these days, Boris Spassky, the great Russian chess champion Bobby Fischer crushed in 1972. Not a single celebrity worth mentioning was born on this date.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

Legislative delegations meet with constituents in Holmes, Washington, Jackson and Clay counties.

The University of Florida Board of Trustees will meet after a meeting of its Committee on Governance. (Committee meeting starts at 1 p.m., with full board immediately following, University of Florida, 123 Tigert Hall, Gainesville.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

Jan. 31: Vienna Boys’ Choir at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, 7 p.m., one performance only. The Palm Coast Arts Foundation is organizing a bus trip, leaving from the Staples Parking Lot the evening of the concert, with some light food and drinks included on the bus ride, $80 for Arts Foundation members, $90 for others, call 386-225-4379.
Feb. 1: Flagler County Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston hosts a ribbon-cutting at the new branch location of the tax collector, the third, at 2 p.m. at 2550 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach, in the old Food Lion shopping center.
Feb. 1: The Flagler County School Board holds its first workshop in its search for a new superintendent, at 6 p.m., in Room 3B, third floor of the Government Services Building–where the meeting is neither broadcast on television nor available by audio, though the board claims it is seeking public participation.
Feb. 2: The All Flagler County Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society at 4422 N US Highway 1 in Palm Coast, with Flagler Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart presenting.
Feb. 3: In the state’s felony case against former Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, a motion to dismiss the case is scheduled for hearing before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 301 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Feb. 6: Ground Breaking for the relocation and extension of Runway 11-29 at the Flagler County Airport, 1:30 p.m. at the airport.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.
Feb. 8: Jonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously.
March 7: Bunnell and Flagler Beach hold their municipal elections.
March 22: The boy Scouts Council holds its Golden Eagle Dinner at 6 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort, honoring Bob Cuff, now a Palm coast City council member.

The Day’s Best Reads:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Jan. 13 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Roy Eldridge, 1957

Previous Codas:

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