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Tuesday Briefing: Accused Murderers’ Pre-Trial, Charter Review, Medical Pot in Palm Coast

| August 8, 2017

Bobby Earl Gore and Dorothy Singer, he accused of murdering his son, she of murdering her husband, have their first pre-trial before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig this morning. See below.

Bobby Earl Gore and Dorothy Singer, he accused of murdering his son, she of murdering her husband, have their first pre-trial before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig this morning. See below.

Today: Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s inland…around 90 coast. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index readings 99 to 103. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 101.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: profluence, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


President Trump addressing Congress Tuesday, with Vice President Mike Pence behind him.“White resentment put Donald Trump in the White House. And there is every indication that it will keep him there, especially as he continues to transform that seething, irrational fear about an increasingly diverse America into policies that feed his supporters’ worst racial anxieties. If there is one consistent thread through Mr. Trump’s political career, it is his overt connection to white resentment and white nationalism. Mr. Trump’s fixation on Barack Obama’s birth certificate gave him the white nationalist street cred that no other Republican candidate could match, and that credibility has sustained him in office — no amount of scandal or evidence of incompetence will undermine his followers’ belief that he, and he alone, could Make America White Again.”

–Carol Anderson, from “The Policies of White Resentment,” The New York Times, Aug. 5.

Previously:

Nixon’s weak men | Calvin Coolidge | Secession of the successful | Gaming video | Stephen King in disbelief | Renner’s Politics | McCain’s No | Kinsley’s old age | Weird Carlin | McCarthy’s Blivet | Frost on the Novel Justice’s Double-standards | Conklin’s Gab | Nuance | No Americans in America | Cold War’s end | Heresies | Mass and mob | Thoreau’s prose | Thoreau on fear | Liberal Democracy’s Retreat Doomsday planning | Cormac McCarthy | Thoreau’s Falsehoods | Caligula | Doctors speak out | Martin Eden | Mass murder | Cyril Connolly | Power | American War | Exit West | Vidal v. Buckley | Rabi’s A-Bomb | Freud’s Discontented | Reagan’s Day After | Earth’s fate | Muhammad Ali on Muslims | Coexistence | Elias Canetti | RFK | Anderson Cooper | Refugees | Resisting

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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 Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.

In Court: Bobby Earl Gore, the 74-year-old Flagler Beach man accused of shooting his son at point blank range during an argument on April 30, and Dorothy Singer, the 52-year-old accused of shooting her husband, Charles Singer, and burying him in the couple’s west-Flagler backyard, are scheduled for pre-trial hearings before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, at 8:45 a.m. Gore and Singer both were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Gore is represented by a public defender. Singer is represented by Junior Barrett.

The Flagler Beach City Commission Holds a budget workshop at 10 a.m. At City Hall. The workshop is expected to last several hours.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. A very busy agenda: Council members are expected to discuss the charter review process, including how to involve the public, and to discuss the city’s guidelines on park memorials, with a memorial to the USS Liberty, the U.S. ship bombed by the Israeli military during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, at the center of the discussion. The Israeli attack killed 34 Americans on the ship. Council members are also expected to get a presentation on how to attract high-tech companies to Palm Coast, as well as on medical pot and dispensaries within city limits.

Artist’s panel at 6 p.m. ahead of the closing reception for “Work,” the art show sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation, at the Flagler County Art League, at City Walk 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207C, Palm Coast. Seven professional artists are featured in the show, and you’ll get to meet and hear them at the panel discussion: Photographer Charlie Badalati, Fabric Artist Carol Baker and painters, Tom Gargiulo, Diana Gilson, Betty Jo Sansbury, JJ Graham and Petra Iston. There will be a closing ceremony from 7 to 8 p.m. with audience participation. All events are open to the public and are free of charge. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturdays. All proceeds benefit the Flagler County Art League and the Guargiulo Art Foundation’s Art in Public Places program. For more information call the Gargiulo Art Foundation at 386/446-0617 or visit flaglercountyartleague.org.

The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell.

In Flagler County Schools: Pre Planning Day for teachers, and Meet the Teachers Day at noon at Belle Terre Elementary.

Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:

  • Tuesday at Matanzas High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday at Florida Hospital Flagler from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday at Fantastic Sams, 5200 East State Road 100, Unit 103B (Target Shopping Center), from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday at Winn Dixie off Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a full list of dates and locations for the bus, go here.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet after holding committee meetings. Committee meetings start at 9 a.m., followed by board meeting, district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.

Announcements:

Flagler County building inspectors to keep earlier hours: Beginning Aug. 7, Flagler County building inspectors will keep earlier hours that align with those worked by contractors. The new hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for building inspectors who work in the field. Other team members who work in the Central Permitting Department will maintain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours. “This should expedite the process,” said Mark Boice, Flagler County’s chief building inspector. “Contractors and sub-contractors tend to work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of Florida’s heat. This will make it easier for us to meet with them.” Questions should be directed to 386-313-4003.

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.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is expected to be among the speakers during the Florida Chamber Foundation’s “Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit.” Other speakers are expected to include Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; state Rep. Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven; and Bobby Carbonell, executive director of Veterans Florida. (8 a.m., Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr., Orlando.)

The state Elections Canvassing Commission will meet to certify the results in special primary elections July 25 in Senate District 40 and House District 116. Republican Jose Felix Diaz and Democrat Annette Taddeo won their primaries in the Miami-Dade County Senate district, while Republican Daniel Perez won a GOP primary in the House district. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

Opioids: Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, will host a roundtable discussion in Palm Beach County about the opioid crisis. Other participants are expected to include Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Delray Beach. (9:30 a.m., Palm Beach State College, Room PSD 108, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth.)

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

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Sept. 20: Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group meeting at the Flagler Emergency Operations Center, 2:30 p.m. "We’ll talk about the status of grant applications, future funding opportunities, give an update on the progress on the development of our multi-jurisdiction Program for Public Information (Community Rating System), and spend some time talking about the update/development of a Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan," says Senior Mitigation Planner Laura Nelson, who may be contacted at 386-313-4243.
Sept. 20: The Flagler County Commission holds its second public hearing setting next year's property taxes and adopting its budget, at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Sept. 20: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
Sept. 20: The Florida History Book Club meets at the Flagler Beach Public Library at 1 p.m., 315 S. 7th Street, Flagler Beach.
Sept. 21: Introduction to Birding Migration: 8:30 a.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
6400 North Oceanshore Blvd. Palm Coast Ranger Joe will introduce you to the ins and outs of fall bird migration. Visitors may see hawks, falcons, wading birds, and song birds. Bring binoculars and comfortable shoes. Program included with park entry, no reservations needed. Meet in the garden parking lot.
Sept. 21: Dine & Dance on the Deck, a fund-raiser for the Flagler Beach Historical Museum at Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill, 1848 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, starting at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful views, delectable dining and dancing under the stars to music by Tie-Dye Road. Funds raised support the FBHM and their mission to provide both a physical and social archive for preservation of the history of Flagler Beach and the surrounding area, for future generations. Tickets are $40 per person. Space is limited - click on the Tickets Available link above to buy yours today! Sponsorships available. Contact Kathy@flaglerbeachmuseum.com. Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/216209845725399/
Sept. 21: Palm Coast government hosts a ceremonial farewell for Jim Canfield, the city's first mayor, as the aging Canfield, who turns 89 on Dec. 7, prepares to relocate to Maryland to be closer to family. The ceremony is to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue. Canfield’s friends and colleagues will share memories and make presentations; the formal program will begin at 3 p.m. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to share memories and well wishes. Canfield retired to Palm Coast from his home state of New York in 1989 following a distinguished career as a teacher, principal and superintendent in the New York City School System. He was instrumental in directing a grassroots Home Rule Coalition that led to the City’s 1999 incorporation as an official municipal government. Once the citizens of Palm Coast voted to incorporate, they elected Canfield from a group of nine candidates to be the first to lead the City. He was mayor for seven years, from 1999 to 2006, when he was succeeded by Jon Netts.
Sept. 21: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Heart Healthy Meals for 1 or 2.” The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Sept. 19: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.
Sept. 21: The Flagler Playhouse launches its new season with Sweeney Todd, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. in the first of three show weekends. One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
Sept. 22: Longineu Parsons Longineu Parsons and his Jazz Ensemble perform in a Jazz and Jambalaya concert at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation's Big Top tent, 1500 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the performance starting at 7 p.m. $50 PCAF members; $60 general public, call for tickets 386-225-4394 or go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com/events or write info@palmcoastartsfoundation.com.
Sept. 22: Gamble Jam: Musicians of all ages can bring instruments and chairs and join in the jam session, 2 p.m. . Program is free with park admission! Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL. Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information.
Sept. 21-22: jacksonville symphony logo jaxJacksonville Symphony Pops Series: Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Jurassic Park. E.T. Schindler’s List. John Williams has composed many of the most popular movies scores of all-time. He’s won twenty-three Grammys, five Oscars, six Emmys and four Golden Globes. Join Michael Krajewski and the Symphony for an exciting evening of John Williams’ greatest music in two evening concerts in the Jacksonville Symphony's pops series, 8 p.m. at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
Sept. 23: Banned Book Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, begins wirth this year's theme being “Banning Books Silences Stories,” a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against censorship. The coalition’s website, BannedBooksWeek.org, will make programming materials and resources available in the coming weeks, including tools to help empower booksellers to join the celebration. The Flagler County Public Library has programs all week.
Sept. 24: 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.
Sept. 24: Moonrise at the Beach: Join us for a moonrise at the beach at 7 p.m. You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Enjoy the spectacular view! Bring binoculars and a camera for beautiful photo opportunities. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. Event is free with $5-per-carload park admission. Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach.Any questions, please contact the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086.
Sept. 24: embry riddleFree Embry–Riddle Speaker Series, 7 p.m. at the L. Gale Lemerand Auditorium, 739 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. Sustainable Growth in an Era of Expansion in Our Region: In a panel moderated by Marc Bernier, Professor of Civil Engineering Jeff Brown, Assistant Professor of Humanities Taylor Joy Mitchell and Clay Henderson, Stetson University executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead during our current regional development expansion. An audience Q&A session is included in the program. Marc Bernier, Speaker Series Director and host of "The Marc Bernier Show" on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.
Sept. 25: jonathan canalesJonathan 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 docket sounding at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins. Docket sounding is the last step before a trial is scheduled. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously. On Dec. 13, 2017, the court ordered his $100,000 bond reinstated. Canales posted bond on that day and was released. On June 14, the court found Canales competent to stand trial. He had also been charged with three felony counts of child neglect and delaying medical treatment for an injured person. Those charges were dropped. Canales is represented by Gary Wood. Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark is prosecuting the case. (Case 2014CF000956).
Sept. 26: Join the City of Bunnell at the newly built Commissioner Louis L. Jackson Municipal Park at 308 South Pine Street, Bunnell, at 8:30 AM for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony. Since 2009, the City has owned this vacant piece of property which was frequently used for loitering and dumping of trash. In January 2017, the city was awarded a $50,000 Recreation Development Assistance Program grant to build a park there. Jackson was the first male African American City Commissioner who served from April 1981 to April 1987.
Sept. 26: rue and ziffraGrand Opening: Rue and Ziffra: Rue & Ziffra is a law office that specializes in personal injury, social security and auto accidents. They're opening a branch at 4879 Palm Coast Parkway with an open house at 5 p.m. and a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Common Ground Breakfast: Join the Flagler Chamber at the Hilton Garden Inn with guests Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO, Dr. Dean Abtahi, Interventional Cardiologist, and Dr. Issam Nasr, Gastroenterologist, who will discuss Florida Hospital Flagler’s current and future state, strategies to meet the needs of the community, cardiac and gastroenterology common diseases, screening and treatment options. 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, check-in at 7:30 a.m., breakfast and talk at 8 a.m. Registration required by Sept. 21. Members may preregister for $25. Guests & future members may attend for $35. Contact Heather Edwards by email here.
Sept. 27-30: The Flagler Playhouse launches its new season with Sweeney Todd, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of three show weekends. One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
Sept. 28: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. The committee will discuss a new pizza restaurant at MalaCompra Road.
Sept. 28: Timucuan fishing technology: come learn all about it, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, 2 p.m., free program with $5 per carload park admission. The Timucuan were a group of native Americans who lived in Northeast Florida at the time of Spanish colonization. While none of these people are still here today, archaeologists can uncover clues to their lives and culture through archaeology. Fish and other coastal resources were a crucial part of Timucuan diets. Archaeologists can learn about prehistoric fishing through artifacts like fish hooks and net gages as well as finding the fish remains themselves. Participants will explore various artifacts and fishing techniques through hands on activities. Join us for this program put on by the Florida Public Archaeology Network to learn how the Timucuan used Florida’s resources for fishing. Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information. See the flier here.


Sept. 29: Face-to-Face Registration for the Flagler County Basketball program: Noon to 4 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Registration fee is $75. Organizers ask that you start the registration process first by clicking on online forms to at least set up an account to expedite the registration process.
Sept. 28-29: jacksonville symphony logo jaxJacksonville Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony Nr. 4, Richard Strauss's A Hero's Life (Ein Heldenleben), in two 8 p.m. concerts Friday and Saturday of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Courtney Lewis: The thread from Beethoven to Strauss is unmistakable. The Fourth Symphony is brimming with the same drama and humanity of Beethoven’s Third and Fifth. The program continues as Strauss takes these same unmistakable qualities to enormous proportions in “A Hero’s Life.” At Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
Sept. 29: Deaf Fest, a celebration of the culture of the deaf community, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florida Agriculture Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast. Phone: 386-446-7630 or email:info@floridaagmuseum.org. $5 per person.
Sept. 29: Flagler Warriors 5k Fun Run/Walk, at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell, with an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. and the run start time at 8:30 a.m. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and all proceeds for this event will go to the Live Like Cameron Foundation, which supports local families with children fighting cancer. For more information, contact Lisa Catalano: fearlesscat7@gmail.com. See the flier here.
Oct. 2: The Flagler Sportsfishing Club holds its monthly meeting starting with quick tips at 7 p.m., a general club meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a panel discussion at 8 p.m. at the VFW Club, 47 Old Kings Rd N Palm Coast. All are welcome. This month’s meeting will consist of an experienced Panel made up of Surf Fishing
Club Members sharing their experiences of success.
Oct. 3: university women flaglerUniversity Women of Flagler Workshop: " Three Tips on How to Travel With Confidence with Inez Bracy: Do you dream of traveling but lack the confidence? Have you ever looked at a photo of a building or landscape in a faraway country and felt a deep yearning to go there? Immediately after the yearning, a strong feeling of fear came up telling you all the reasons why you shouldn’t go. Using the tips I share, you can replace your fear with confidence and immediately begin traveling anywhere in the world. You will experience being stress-free as the routines of being at home fall away like litter by the roadside. Your excitement bubbles over as you create friendships with new people. 2 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, admission fee is $10 (to be donated to the Scholarship Fund). Friends, family and the entire community are invited to attend. Come join us for an educational and fun afternoon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to Donna Daly Boggs (and pay at the door).

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

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