Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. 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: plaisanteur, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Editor’s Tweets
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
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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: The trial of Paul Dykes, expected to take two to four days, begins with jury selection starting at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Dykes, 20, a Palm Coast resident, will face 23 counts of child-sex crimes, including a count of rape involving a 1 year old. He faces 36 counts in all, but the prosecution and his defense lawyers agreed to try him on two further counts–including one involving the alleged rape of his own child–after the December trial, and possibly not have to try him on the remaining counts, depending on the outcome of the first two trials.
- Behind the Man Facing Monstrous Allegations of Incest, A History of Disabilities, But Not Incompetence
- Paul Dykes Goes On Trial Over Accusations Of Child Rape and 21 Related Counts
- Evidence Was Illegally Obtained, But Judge Rules It Admissible In Dykes Child-Sex Case
The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
The Flagler County Commission holds a pair of meetings, the first its regularly scheduled meeting, at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners are expected to reorganize their own committee assignments and make appointments to the county’s advisory planning board. Commissioners are also expected to approve, after a public hearing, the siting of a series of telecommunication towers that will form the new backbone of the county’s emergency communications infrastructure. The full agenda and background materials for that meeting here. Then at 1 p.m. commissioners will meet in workshop to discuss problems with Waste Pro’s service (the garbage hauler that’s been having issues in Palm Coast and Flagler County), hear a briefing on the county canvassing board as the commission must pick its representative there, and a few housekeeping items.
WNZF and Flagler Broadcasting host a Christmas open house at 4 p.m. at the radio station’s studios, 2405 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. There’ll be a live broadcast, live entertainment, prizes, beer and wine.
Buddy Holly Story: On the back of incredibly successful Tours in 2015 in 2016, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You – is back at the Flagler Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. show. Adult $49.95, Youth $39.95. Box Office: 386-437-7547 or Toll Free: 1-866-352-4537.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus, 3000 East Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday: Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus, 3000 East Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler’s Parkway Medical Plaza, 120 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, from noon to 6 p.m.
Ongoing: the 12th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center, hosted by the Rotary Club of Flagler County: 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is a free, self-guided walking tour around Central Park with 40 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marshmallows or create s’mores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride.
HURRICANE RECOMMENDATIONS DISCUSSED: The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness will discuss possible recommendations for responding to Hurricane Irma and preparing for future storms. (Monday, 3 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
VETERANS’ CARE AT ISSUE: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will consider a bill (SB 326), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would set up a program to help military veterans and their families get mental-health and substance-abuse services. (Monday, 4 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TAX HOLIDAY TOUTED: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will take up a proposal (SB 686), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, that calls for holding a back-to-school sales tax â€œholiday.â€ The proposal would allow shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes for 10 days in late July and early August on clothes and shoes costing up to $100 per item, school supplies that cost $15 or less, and personal computers and related accessories priced at $1,000 or less. (Monday, 4 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
FELONY CHARGES TARGETED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider a bill (SB 482), filed by Chairman Randolph Bracy, R-Orlando, that would eliminate felony charges for motorists who are convicted a third or subsequent time of driving while their licenses are suspended, canceled or revoked. (Monday, 4 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT ISSUE: The Senate Education Committee will consider a proposal (SB 96), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would require schools to teach about the dangers and signs of human trafficking. The instruction would be part of health-education courses. (Monday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
OPIOID EPIDEMIC AT ISSUE: Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee, and Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, are expected to take part in a â€œcommunity discussionâ€ about the opioid epidemic. (Monday, 5:30 p.m., LeRoy Collins Public Library, 200 West Park Ave., Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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The votes for the bill by Susan Collins, John McCain and Jeff Flake were particularly disheartening. https://t.co/bzu0P5CQzu
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) December 2, 2017
In many places, Islamist parties have realized that they do not enjoy a monopoly on religious politics. https://t.co/YLHNZffCTX
— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) December 2, 2017
Can Starbucks appeal to the Italians? https://t.co/eMyVEZa8te
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 2, 2017
Who was the audience for Mein Kampf? Scribblers and middlemen. Indeed, the disregard of academic readers was essential to Nazism from its inception https://t.co/2TeQBjnfTc
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) December 2, 2017
Reminder: Flynn chanted “lock her up” at the RNC, said “If I did a tenth, a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail.” pic.twitter.com/AQY79rlzhm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 1, 2017
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
Turkey’s Fazil Say Plays Mozart’s Alla Turca, Then His Own
- Guitarist John Williams at the BBC: The 2016 Documentary
- Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schubert’s Great Piano Sonata No 13 in A major, D 664
- Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto Performed on Sax by Amy Dixon
- Maria João Pires Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K 453
- When Mickey Mouse Jammed Out Carmen and Other Favorites
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 61
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- Yeol Eum Son Performs Charles Valentin Alkan
- A Crazy Encore by Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall
- Phillip Sear Performs a Waltz By Neapolitan Composer Franco Alfano
- “Stranger Things” Cello Medley – Nicholas Yee
- Discover the Great Daniil Trifonov
- Afro-Venezuelan Shostakovich
- 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 2017 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