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Monday Briefing: Remembering the Pulse Victims, Drought Index Down to 151, Flagler Budget, Reza Aslan’s Firing

| June 12, 2017

Today marks the first anniversary of the massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, where 50 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a mass shooting by  Omar Mateen, 29, a security guard from Port St. Lucie. (Scott Spradley)

Today marks the first anniversary of the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, where 50 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a mass shooting by Omar Mateen, 29, a security guard from Port St. Lucie. (Scott Spradley)

Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.Details here.Drought Index is at 151.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: rumfustian, n. (and adj.).
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“You might say that uncertainty, like the thermal pulses or the blast waves, is one of the features of a holocaust. Our procedure, then, should be not to insist on a precision that is beyond our grasp but to inquire into the rough probabilities of various results insofar as we can judge them, and then to ask ourselves what our political responsibilities are in the light of these probabilities. This embrace of investigative modesty- this acceptance of our limited ability to predict the consequences of a holocaust- would itself be a token of our reluctance to extinguish ourselves.”

–Jonathan Schell, from The Fate of the Earth (1982).

Previously:

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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.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop as part of its budget review. Commissioners will discuss software replacement for the sheriff’s office, among other items. At the Emergency Operations Center, Building 3, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at the Doug Ciscney Room at the public library on Palm Coast Parkway at 4:30 p.m.

The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Commissioners are expected to approve an agreement with Palm Coast for traffic signal repairs and maintenance.

Pulse massacre anniversary: Today marks the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a gay club attacked by Omar Mateen, a Port St. Lucie security guard vaguely inspired by ISIS, in what turned out to be the deadliest mass hooting against LGTB people in the county’s history. His ties to ISIS were vague as the CIA’s investigation of Mateen revealed no contacts between him and ISIS nor travel. The shooting began after 2 a.m. SunRail is adding extra service tonight to accommodate those attending the anniversary events, including the Pulse remembrance ceremony at Lake Eola Park. This is an addition to the regularly scheduled trains, which may also offer options to those traveling to and from the downtown Orlando area. SunRail will run additional service out of Church Street station at 9:47 p.m. heading southbound, and at 10:15 p.m. heading northbound from Sand Lake Road station.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board, which has jurisdiction over Flagler County, will hold a workshop to discuss development of a 2017-2018 budget at 3 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.

Announcements:

None.

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.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates and political committees face a Monday deadline for filing reports detailing campaign-finance activity through May 31.

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

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Jan. 18: Lunch 'n Lecture Series, Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, 11 a.m.: Learn about Crime Prevention from members of the Florida Task Force Team. Enjoy a delicious lunch, too! This event is free of charge, but guests must pre-register no later than 48 hours prior to the lunch.
Jan. 18: Great Guitarists at Stetson Series, Amadeus Guitar Duo, Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff, guitars. The Amadeus Guitar Duo is counted among the top international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Amadeus Guitar Duo since 1991. The duo has appeared in more than 1,400 concerts in over 70 countries. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Jan. 19: First Responder Chili Challenge hosted by the Flagler Woman's Club at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, noon to 4 p.m.
Jan. 19: The next meeting for the Readers Theater is at 10 a.m. We will be reading the play "All About Eve". If you are interested in being in this production, you will need to attend on this day since that is when casting will be done. If you wish, you can prepare for this reading by accessing the film script at http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/all_about_eve.html. This script has been amended and cut, but it will give you an idea about the characters involved. It is preferred that you do not watch the movie, as your own interpretation of the characters is what we are looking for. Details about rehearsals and performance will be covered at the meeting. Flagler Playhouse, Inc., 301 E Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Jan. 19: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Jan. 19: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, live in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Adult $44.90 Student $40.90.
Jan. 19: Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (www.aicmf.com): Miró Quartet with Romie de Guise-Langlois: The critically acclaimed Miró Quartet has won first prizes at major national and international competitions, including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005, the Miró Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. Praised as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the world. 7:30 pm Amelia Baptist Church
961167 Buccaneer Trail Fernandina Beach, $60. Tickets here.
Jan. 21: marc dwyerMartin Luther King Jr. program at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, North, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. The Keynote Speaker is Marc Dwyer, the family law attorney in Palm Coast. For more information or questions call: Thea Smith at 386-503-9414.
Jan. 22: Stetson Faculty/Guest Recital, Kristie Born, piano, Rose Grace, piano. A lively evening of piano music by Stetson professor Kristie Born and Bethune-Cookman professor Rose Grace. The performance includes pieces by Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, as well as the Rachmaninoff’s stunning first suite for two pianos. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Jan. 23: Stetson Faculty Recital, Kathy Thomas, horn. Join School of Music professor Kathy Thomas for a night of all things brass. The program is packed with a variety of brass mixers: duets, trios and quartets. This Brass Buddies concert features special guests Jeff Thomas, Ryan Sorenson, Michael Fee, Dr. Benjamin Lieser, Chris Hunter, Kevin Brooks and Josh Parsons playing works by Nelhybel, Bozza, Poulenc, Rossini and more! 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Jan. 25: Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes and Restrikes, an opening reception at the Hand Art Center in DeLand from 6 to 9 p.m., for a show that runs through March 1. Rembrandt, one of the most influential printmakers in the history of art, created etchings that offer a wide range of subjects, from incisive representations of scriptures to studies of street life. His prints possess comedy as well as sober commentary and have influenced innumerable printmakers. This exhibition of 40 Rembrandt etchings examine the difficulties of authenticating Rembrandt’s etchings. The exhibition includes first-state pulls from the artist’s lifetime and restrike prints from the 17th to 20th Century. All events at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stetson University Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Call 386-822-7270 or visit the website.
Jan. 25: Blue Jeans and Bling, a benefit dinner and auction to benefit the 4H and FFH Youth Awards and Scholarship Fund at the Flagler County Fair and Youth Show is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. $75 per person. Wear your favorite jeans and best bling. Door prizes, including best western dressed couple. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Jan. 25: wynton-marsalisWynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Wynton Marsalis, the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has long been a world-renowned trumpeter and composer. Born in New Orleans, he began his classical training on trumpet at age 12, entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and then played with jazz legend Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He made his recording debut in 1982 and has since recorded more than 60 jazz and classical albums, nine of which have won Grammy Awards. He is the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz Grammys in the same year, not once but twice. Mr. Marsalis will perform with his celebrated15-member Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. 7:30 pm. First Baptist Church, 1600 S 8th St., Fernandina Beach, $150 Premium Plus, $125 Premium, $90 General. Tickets here.
Jan. 25: Jim Belushi brings his show, Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy, to The Peabody for a 7:30 p.m. show. With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, Belushi is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
Jan. 26: Flagler Beach Historical Museum Native American Pottery Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Join us for the second of two Saturdays in January for FBHM Native American Pottery Days (the first was on Jan. 12). Meet at the Museum for smudge pot firing of pottery pieces, a special decorative effect. Staring at 10 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours. Tools and supplies are included in the registration price of $20 per person, $15 for museum members, for both sessions. To register, please email administrator@flaglerbeachmuseum or visit www.flaglerbeachmuseum.com. Walk-ups are welcome.
Jan. 26: stetson music school logoStetson Faculty Recital, Lynn Musco, clarinet, Sean Kennard, piano. Professors Lynn Musco and Sean Kennard present a concert of diverse 20th century gems that are not often programmed, including pieces by Eugéne Bozza, Salvador Brotons, Donald Marino and Kenji Bunch. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Jan. 28: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
Jan. 29: Great Organists at Stetson series, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, organ. Don’t miss out on hearing this dynamic recording artist, composer and author during a free concert on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. The concert features works by Bach, Buxtehude, Ruiter-Feenstra, Vierne, Dupré as well as improvisation. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Jan. 29: The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Museum Docent Phil Kalfin provides an educational tour of thePrison Nation exhibit. Refreshments will follow. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
Jan. 30: Guest Recital, Robert Milne, piano. An audience favorite, Robert Milne returns to Lee Chapel for a lively evening of ragtime and boogie-woogie piano music. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.

Feb. 1: 23rd Annual Piano Scholars Festival, Great Pianists at Stetson series: Sean Kennard, piano, Sean Kennard opens the 2019 Piano Scholars Festival with a solo concert, featuring dazzling etudes of all kinds by Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Feb. 1: Violinist Joshua Bell: With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of this era. His more than 40 CDs have won Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. He also is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. Mr. Bell was named music director of the renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra in 2011. 7:30 pm First Baptist Church, 1600 S 8th St., Fernandina Beach, $130 Premium Plus, $100 Premium, $70 General. Tickets here.
Feb. 2: stetson music school logoStetson Piano Scholars in Recital. The School of Music presents Stetson’s scholarship piano students performing a wide range of masterworks and favorites. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Feb. 5: Employers from a variety of industries will be on hand seeking to fill positions as Daytona State College's DeLand Campus hosts a spring job fair. Set for 9 a.m. to noon at the DeLand Campus, 1155 County Road 4139. Participating employers include Centra Care, Daytona Beverages, Halifax Health, Heartland Dental, J&P Cycles, National Broadband, Senior Helpers, Sherwin-Williams, Spherion Staffing, Sykes, US Foods, VITAS Healthcare, Volusia County Schools, Waffle House, Walgreens and others representing a range of industries. The job fair is free and open to the public; all are welcome. Additional job fairs are slated through spring: March 8 on DSC’s Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, March 27 on the Daytona Beach Campus and one dedicated to health careers on May 1 also on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the upcoming job fairs or DSC’s Career Services, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379 or Dean.Howe@DaytonaState.edu.
Feb. 5: The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Advanced Technology College (ATC), 1770 Technology Blvd, Daytona Beach, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 109). Florida History Through the Amazing Illustrations of Harper’s Weekly. James Zacharias is the senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Once the most popular newspaper in America from 1855-1910, Harper’s gave birth to modern journalism. Using amazing illustrations carved from wood and new technology, Harper’s Illustrated Weekly could visually document moments in American and Florida history with great ease. A blend of art technology and history, the presentation takes you on a visual journey through the state during the Civil War and Florida’s Gilded Age. The art is exquisite and the stories amazing. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
Feb. 5: Stetson Alumni Recital: Shawn Copeland (’99), clarinet, Kayla Liechty Paulk (’90), clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Feb. 7: Science Café at Stetson's Gillespie Museum: A Conversation with the Cast of Florida’s “Fossil Hunters,”
7-8:30 p.m. Explore Florida geology and paleontology with the cast of the “Fossil Hunters” television series, which follows the adventures of a group of amateur paleontologists and friends as they travel with their families to amazing fossil sites. The world’s first and only fossil hunting television series, “Fossil Hunters,” highlights the cast’s fossil collections and past and present excavations as well as world-class discoveries. In this informal conversation with slides, you’ll learn of their travels to various fossil sites and museums, exploring our state’s geological past. All events at the Gillespie Museum are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stetson University Gillespie Museum 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Contact Director Karen Cole, 386-822-7330.

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