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Thursday Briefing: Weeks Back in Court, Magna Carta’s Birthday, Aaron Bean in Jacksonville, Kenzaburo Oe on Suicide

| June 15, 2017

Today is the 802nd birthday of the Great Charter, better known as Magna Carta, when England's King John sealed what became a founding document in the history of personal liberties. Click on the image for larger view.

Today is the 802nd birthday of the Great Charter, better known as Magna Carta, when England’s King John sealed what became a founding document in the history of personal liberties. Today is also the 63rd birthday of Jim Belushi and the 44th of Neil Patrick Harris. Click on the image for larger view.

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s inland…in the mid 80s coast. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Details here.Drought Index is at 103.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Cyberia, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“There are, of course, even sadder stories. One girl, for example, happened to see her hospital chart, on which was written ‘myeloid leukemia’, and then hanged herself. Whenever I hear such stories, I feel we are fortunate that ours is not a Christian country. I feel an almost complete relief that a dogmatic Christian sense of guilt did not prevent the girl from taking her own life. None of us survivors can morally blame her. We have only the freedom to remember the existence of ‘people who do not kill themselves in spite of their misery.’ My personal feeling about myself is that I, as a Japanese, might be the kind of person who, if attacked by cancer, would hang himself without any sense of guilt or fear of hell. At least, I doubt that I am qualified to prevent others from committing suicide. I am, as it were, too corroded by a sort of spiritless mold. Being such a person, I regain courage when I encounter the thoroughly and fundamentally human sense of morality in the Hiroshima people ‘who do not kill themselves in spite of their misery.’”

–Kenzaburo Oe, from “The Moralists of Hiroshima,” an essay in Hiroshima Notes (1965, transl. 1995).

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.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in the case of Kimberle Weeks, the former elections supervisor, who faces five felony counts (down from 12) related to electronic recordings. The hearing had been scheduled for May 19 but was pushed to June 15. It appears Weeks has again changed attorneys. She had been represented by the Ali and Blankner law firm in Orlando. Kevin Kulik and Ashley Kay of the 2-attorney Kevin Kulik law firm in Fort Lauderdale have filed notice that they will be representing Weeks. The pre-trial is set before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 402, though the room is subject to change.

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.

The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions at 11 a.m.

Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will discuss issues related to healthy lifestyles at a Students Working Against Tobacco, or SWAT, camp. (2 p.m., American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville.)

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


June 24: Golf Croquet At the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 9 a.m.: Free golf croquet is a fun way to get outdoors with your family. It's an activity offered as part of the Mayor's Find Your Fitness Community Challenge. Recreation Leaders from our Parks Department will lead the games. Free, but please register at 386-986-GOLF (4653).
June 27: Join local author Bill Ryan to learn about historic and interesting county sites on a bus trip sponsored by the Flagler County Historical Society. The adventure begins at the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell at 10 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 person which does not include lunch at the Bull Creek Fish Camp. To make reservations please call 386-439-5003. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas.
June 27: The Flagler County NAACP holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast. County Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin will be the guest speaker. McLaughlin will speak on Flagler County’s 100th anniversary and the commission’s proclamation recognizing equality for all citizens, and reconciliation for offenses large and small.
June 27: The last Entrepreneur Night event before the Summer break heads to West Volusia for the first time, and is expecting nearly 200 in attendance. The event will be held at Artisan Grill, starting at 5:30 p.m. As always, there is no admission fee. Event is open to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs alike, so click through for complete location details and to RSVP. And yes, you may bring a friend.
June 28: A domestic violence summit is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. The summit is being convened by Sheriff Rick Staly to drive a community-wide effort to combat domestic violence. The June 28 summit is designed as as starting point for a task force to come up with a set of recommendations in a few months that may be implemented community-wide. Details of the initiative here.
June 28: Compassionate Friends meet at the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 11: The Flagler Beach City Commission and its Planning Board hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall on the city's Comprehensive Plan--its blueprint for long-term development--to hear from the public. Today's meeting focuses on housing and future land use. This meeting will allow the planning team to gather input from the community and stakeholders on Infrastructure and intergovernmental coordination. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflaglerbeach.com or 386-517-2000 x230.
July 12: The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell at 8:45 a.m.
flagler sports fishing club logoJuly 15: The Flagler Sportfishing Club is sponsoring the 8th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At Bings Landing, 5862 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is open to kids ages 5-15. There is a larger turnout each year. Children and teens will go through different "stations" and learn things such as: knot tying, cast net throwing, casting, proper fish handling, and so on. After completing all stations, fishing rods and reels will be given out to the first 200 kids. There is no cost, but each participant is asked to bring one non-perishable food item to go to the Food Pantry in Bunnell. Contact: Capt. Mike Vickers at (386) 569-9674 OR captainmikesfishing@yahoo.com.
Aug. 1: The Flagler Beach City Commission and its Planning Board hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall on the city's Comprehensive Plan--its blueprint for long-term development--to hear from the public. Today's meeting focuses on the environment, coastal conservation and recreation and open spaces. This meeting will allow the planning team to gather input from the community and stakeholders on Infrastructure and intergovernmental coordination. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflaglerbeach.com or 386-517-2000 x230.
August 21: For the first time since 1979, a total eclipse of the sun will cut a path across the center of the contiguous United States. In Florida, you can see the eclipse beginning a little after 5 p.m., and stretching for two a nd a half hours or so, end to end. The next such eclipse will be in 2024 and 2044. Details of the eclipse here.
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