Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s inland…in the lower 50s coast. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The OED’s Word of the Day: showd, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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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.
In Court: Circuit Judge Dennis Craig holds a hearing at 9:00 a.m. in the case of Paul Dykes, the man accused of dozens of counts of child-sex crimes, including rape and child-porn production, transmission and possession. The hearing is a motion to suppress certain statements Dykes made during his arrest in 2015, brought forth by his public defender, Bill Bookhammer. Dykes goes on trial on some of the charges, including rape, on Nov. 13. See the background story.
The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Inert, 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Inert, 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise <http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/bear/wise/neighborhood/> measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.
Rymfire Elementary School Unity Day: Wear orange.
Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club Re-dedication, Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast, 4 p.m.
Humanitarian of the Year Nominations Sought: There are many Flagler County citizens who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of our community. This year, Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House will present the 2nd Annual Humanitarian and we are seeking nominees from within our county. The deadline for submissions is November 10th, please complete this nomination form and e-mail it to [email protected] or mail: Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House, Inc., P.O. Box 354925, Palm Coast, FL 32135. The award is sponsored by: Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House Inc., Inspiration of Hope Community Resources, and Community Partnership for Children (Flagler). This award will be presented during the “A Christmas to Remember” celebration for children in foster care and other children under the dependency court system. The event will be held December 16, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds.
What Should the Humanitarian Look Like: A humanitarian endeavors to improve human conditions and quality of life through selfless service, while supporting and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need. This award will recognize a local individual who has distinguished themselves through humanitarian activities in Flagler County. The Humanitarian should exhibit various characteristics that set themselves above what may be characterized as ordinary. These characteristics may include many hours of service without expectation of remuneration; services provided equally, impartially and neutrally; Service that embraces a common moral compass such as integrity, justice, honesty, responsibility, compassion and dedication; Embraces human diversity; and serves to improve the lives of those in need.
COLLEGE SYSTEM FUNDING CONSIDERED: The House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will receive presentations on the funding formula and performance funding in the Florida College System. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
PHARMACY NETWORKS ON THE TABLE: The House Health Innovation Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Agency for Health Care Administration about Medicaid pharmacy networks. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
CORRECTIONS BUDGET ON AGENDA: The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will receive presentations on budget requests and potential reductions from a series of agencies, including the Department of Corrections. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCES EXAMINED: The House PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee will hold a panel discussion about school-district financial accountability. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
INVASIVE SPECIES TARGETED: The House Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 145), filed by Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, that would create a pilot program to try to combat invasive species such as Burmese pythons, tegu lizards and lionfish. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
PANEL LOOKS AT TRAUMA SYSTEM: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Health about the trauma-care system. (Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
PETROLEUM TANK CLEANUP AT ISSUE: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update on the state’s petroleum-tank cleanup program. (Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
BEACH FUNDING CONSIDERED: The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a bill (SB 174), filed by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, that would set aside at least $50 million a year to help address issues such as beach erosion. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
BILL ADDRESSES INFANT’S DEATH: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 6501), filed by Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, that calls for the state to pay $2.4 million to the parents of infant Nicholas Patnode, who died of bacterial meningitis after a mistake at a Martin County Health Department clinic. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION ON AGENDA: The House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of State about the new online voter-registration system. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES DISCUSSED: The Senate General Government Appropriations Subcommittee will take up issues related to underground utilities. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
BUDGET PANEL LOOKS AT OPIOIDS: The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will discuss funding issues related to the opioid epidemic. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SLAVERY MEMORIAL ON AGENDA: The House Government Operations & Technology Appropriation Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 67), filed by Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, and Rep. Larry Lee Jr., D-Port St. Lucie, that would lead to the creation of a slavery memorial at the Florida Capitol. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL DISCIPLINE AT ISSUE: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will hold a panel discussion about issues related to school discipline. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
CITRUS ISSUES ON MENU: The Florida Citrus Commission will meet. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Department of Citrus, 605 East Main St., Bartow.)
CAREERSOURCE BOARD MEETS: The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors will meet. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando.)
PAROLE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Commission on Offender Review is scheduled to meet and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
DUKE ENERGY SETTLEMENT CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a Duke Energy Florida settlement agreement that would address a series of major issues. In part, it would eliminate the possibility that Duke would build nuclear reactors in Levy County. It also would boost solar-energy projects and help set base electricity rates for the coming years. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM DISCUSSED: The organization Right on Crime will host a reception about â€œconservatives and criminal justice reform in Florida.â€ (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Governors Club, 202 South Adams St., Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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How did we end up with 1000 troops in Niger without a single member of Congress knowing they were there? https://t.co/VizrG7F9oU
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Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize: The Full Monty
- Norwegian Ice Festival
- Beethoven Flash
- Worlds Collide: Jan Vogler and Bill Murray
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic
- Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, KV 478
- Eleanor Rigby, performed by Sirius Quartet
- Mozart: Tamiri’s aria from Il re pastore: Elina Shimkus & Sinfonietta Riga
- Mariko M on the Cello, Mariko Terashita, violin, Perform Limerock
- Bohuslav Martinu: First Sonata for Flute and Piano
- Andras Schiff Performs All Six of Bach’s French Suites
- Paul Lewis plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Andantino
- 14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the 2017 Zhuhai International Competition
- Andras Schiff Performs the whole of Bach’s Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
- Alexander Dunn plays Studies by Fernando Sor
- Fandango, by Antonio Soler
- Frescobaldi: Toccata in G, Magdalena Baczewska, harpsichord
- Willie Nelson: Full Concert, Woodstock, 1999
- How playing an instrument benefits your brain
- Mozart’s Requiem: Camerata Salzburg, Arsys Bourgogne, Cond.
- Repairing Willie Nelson’s guitar
- 100 Year Old Self-Playing Violin
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony B minor, Christophe Coin Ensemble Baroque, Limoges
- Wynton Marsalis Septet: Sunflowers (From The Marciac Suite Album)
- Nikolai Kedrov: Otche Nash (Our Father)
- Ludovico Einaudi, “Elegy for the Arctic”
- Black Violin at Apollo Amateur Night
- Bach’s Beer Bottles: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1
- Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Ida Haendel, Violin
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
- Wynton Marsalis takes the Horn Challenge
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- K.D. Lang: The Mind of Love
- World’s Oldest Violin: Marco Rizzi Performs Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 on a 1566 Amati Violin
- Mark Knopfler on Guitars
- Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor, Performed by the Canadian Brass
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma