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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.

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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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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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