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Tuesday Briefing: C.J. Nelson Trial, School Fitness, Colbert Ln. Development, Bach at Stetson

| March 20, 2018

beach creations

These kids found unusual ways to turn nature’s beach debris into new creations in Flagler Beach over spring break: Demetrius Ferretti, the oldest of the three, is 8 and attends Imagine School at Town Center, Valentino Ferrettti is 6 and also attends Imagine, and the youngest is Donatello Ferretti, who is 3 and attends Roma Court Academy. (Contributed by Tommy Ferretti)

Today: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 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.
Drought Index254
The OED’s Word of the Day: nash, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


abortion waiting period law florida

(Meg Wills)

“It is true that abortion procedures commonly used a century ago were highly dangerous for patients. With advances in medicine, though, the procedures in use today pose fewer risks to a woman’s life or health than pregnancy or childbirth itself. A 2012 study of abortion in the United States published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, concluded: “Legal induced abortion is markedly safer than childbirth. The risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion.” There is a lot packed into that statistic, but we often forget that pregnancy and childbirth pose health risks, which vary for women depending on their age, health status, projected need for a cesarean section, number of previous pregnancies and the spacing between them, and so on. Given these risks, access to legal abortion is, in general, life- and health-preserving for women. Our public debates need to consider the state’s interest in protecting women’s health and the limits of state power in interfering with the decisions we make about how best to preserve our own health or protect our own lives.”

–From Laurie Shrage’s “How to Talk About Abortion,” in The Times, March 19, 2018.

Previously:

Vietnam kill ratio | Brandeis on speculation | Tapper on journalism | Projections | Marion Hammer | Mencken’s man | New millennials | School marshal euphemism | Confusion | Brahms on Schubert | Siblings | The past | Lack of money | Supreme oracle | Orientalism | Original but foolish | Billy Graham’s anti-intellectualism | Severgnini’s America | Louis XIV’s vainglory | Unknown Kerouac | Swearing | Galileo’s heresy | Lincoln on Foreigners | Spinoza’s science | Hartley’s real change | Chesterton on public opinion | Music saves lives | Knausgaard’s Autumn | Dworkin’s intercourse | Religion’s subversiveness | Malcolm X | Dead bodies | 17th Century Nature | Imperfect mother | One’s stupidity | Third World | Tramps’ necessity | Stock market folly | Sunrise on America | Migrants through time | Mother tongues | Roth on age | Baudrillard’s reality | Madame de Sévigné’s fever | Public opinion | Wealth and art | Pascal’s world | Wheelies

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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.

C. J. Nelson goes on trial. (© FlaglerLive)

C. J. Nelson goes on trial.
(© FlaglerLive)

In Court:: Jury selection accomplished Monday, trial begins today at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, in the case of C.J. Nelson, facing a charge of felony child abuse. Nelson is accused of punching a 16-year-old girl at Epic Theater. Nelson’s attorney, Josh Davis, tried to get the case dismissed by arguing the Stand Your Ground defense last month, but the motion was denied. Today is jury selection for all the cases.

The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Blvd., but it has no new business.

The Flagler County School Board holds a workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, when it will discuss contracts and the bid process. The board meets again at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the GSB, when board members are expected to ratify the new contract with its service employees’ union. Board members are also expected to approve the purchase of $140,000 to $192,000 worth of gym equipment, depending on which bidder board members go with. Here’s a list of the equipment to be bought, and the prices.

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. The council will hear and consider adopting land use matters along Colbert Lane and other land use issues. Council members are also expected to consider formally adopting charter amendment proposals to place on the November election ballot.

The Flagler Beach Investment Committee meets at 11 a.m. at City Hall.

The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

[This event has been cancelled due to weather.] Food Truck Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Live entertainment from Luvu. Beer and wine sold by Cork and Pint. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

Johann sebastian bachGreat Organists at Stetson series, Boyd Jones, organ. Jones is University Organist and Price Professor of Organ at Stetson. On the eve of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 333rd birthday (on March 31), Jones presents a program of Bach organ works. In addition, Jones will be joined by Webb Wiggins, Stetson graduate and recently retired Oberlin Professor of Harpsichord, in a work for two harpsichords by Bach’s eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.

GTM & Marineland Lecture, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine: This program is one of an ongoing lecture series presented on the 3rd Tuesday of the month by the GTM Research Reserve and Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The series is designed to help learn more about your coastal natural world. These events are FREE. However, limited seating is available. Tickets must be purchased online. Please bring your ticket to the Marineland gift shop at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the scheduled presentation to gain entry. Participants without a ticket will not be allowed entry. Tickets for the following month will not go on sale until the conclusion of the current month’s event. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. at the gift shop so that we can escort you to the classroom. If you attend the lecture, you’ll also receive free admission to Marineland to enjoy the park afterwards. Registration for the Tuesday, April 17, 2018 lecture begins Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Event Website: https://www.gtmnerr.org/event/marineland-lecture-march-2018/ or call 904-823-4500.

Behind the Scenes Tour of Whitney Laboratory, 1 p.m. at Whitney Laboratory, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine. What goes on behind the scenes of Whitney Laboratory? How scientists discover the clues to understand evolution? How we’re helping restore the local oyster population? What a DNA sequencer looks like? Who the patients of the Sea Turtle Hospital are? These answers and more will be unveiled during this tour of Whitney Laboratory on March 20 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Ages 12 and up, please. To register, call 904-461-4015 or email angie@whitney.ufl.edu.

Identity Protection 101. A lecture by the executive director of the National Crime Stop Program, which focuses on identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America. With your credit affecting your ability to get insurance, interest rates and even potential employment, it’s vital that you understand how to protect yourself from the crime that happens every three seconds. Key topics will include financial, tax and credit-card fraud as well as wireless pick-pocketing and how to get your free credit report. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Daytona State College’s Advanced Technology College’s multi-purpose room, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) The free event is part of Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program.

Adult Open Gym Basketball at Indian Trails Middle School, two sessions offered: you have a choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, through May 3, 7-9:30 p.m., at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This is an adult, co-ed, non-competitive recreation program offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Pop Rock & Doo Wopp Live at the Flagler Auditorium, A concert for the ages bringing together Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Shirley Alston Reeves Original Lead Singer of The Shirelles, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $51.95 for adults, $41.95 for students. Call the box office at 386.437.7547.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Tuesday: Palm Coast Post Office off Pine Cone Drive, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Banfield Pet Hosp[ital, PetSmart, 5270 State Road 100 (Target shopping center), 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Windsor assisted living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, April 12-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 14
Previous and archived reports
Sources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. This is Flagler County's only comprehensive, one-stop compilation of all local law enforcement's daily day and night shift commanders' reports.

 

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.

CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet as it considers proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November general-election ballot. The 37-member commission meets every 20 years and has the authority to put issues directly on the ballot. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

MARIJUANA TESTING STANDARDS AT ISSUE: The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use will hold a rulemaking workshop to discuss testing-lab certification and testing standards. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Icon Hotel, 4700 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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April 16 : Food Truck Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
April 16 : Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus Spring Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Adult $8 Student $6 (highschool and younger). Book here.
April 16 : Stetson Guitar on the Rocks, Featuring solo performances by Stephen Robinson’s guitar students. Tinsley Room, Presser Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 7:30 p.m., free admission.
April 16 : The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, Café 101, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach: The Storied History of Chocolate in Daytona Beach. Angell & Phelps has been the standard of quality chocolate in Daytona Beach since 1925. This 93-year-old, family-run company makes the widest selection of delicious, fresh and high-quality handmade chocolates to please all taste. Made on the premises from the finest chocolate beans imported from Africa, take a visual tour of their factory and hear about their fascinating history. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
April 17: jason altmire tiger bayFlagler Tiger Bay Club Welcomes Jason Altmire, former Pennsylvania Congressman and author of "Dead Center." 11:30 a.m. At the Hammock Dunes Club
30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast. No cost to members, guests and future members, $40. Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, between 2007 and 2013, earning a reputation for his centrist views and bipartisan efforts. He's a business leader and nationally recognized expert on health care. Representing both sides of the aisle, Altmire is lauded by influential thought leaders and colleagues alike, including Neil Cavuto, Sr. Vice President and anchor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief of The Hill, former Florida Governor Bob Graham, a Democrat, and former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, a Republican. His presentation at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club luncheon, “Leading From the Middle”, will offer insights on returning political discourse back to the days of civility. A limited book sale and signing will follow. Members and guests are cordially invited to visit www.flaglertigerbayclub.com for registration and details.
April 17: Rockin’ Dolphin Spring Concert Series. Come out and enjoy live music at Marineland There will be live bands playing from noon to 3 p.m. Local food trucks will be onsite with great food for purchase.
April 17 : Stetson Woodwind Ensembles. Join us during an evening of varied and exciting music for clarinet and flute choirs and saxophone ensembles on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
April 19: Palm Coast government offices are closed in observance of Good Friday. Watch a complete performance of Bach's St. John Passion by the Netherlands Bach Society here.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of March 9, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:


Cultural Coda

Bach revisited – John Eliot Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia

As March is Johann Sebastian Bach Month, or ought to be (he was born the first day of spring in 1685), we’re celebrating the great German composer all months with videos about him, his music and his life.

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