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| June 10, 2016

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Kent Ryan, Daytona State College’s long-time dean of the Palm Coast campus, is retiring. He talks about it on WNZF Friday morning. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s inland… In the upper 80s coast. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 23.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: lockchester, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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justice william o douglas“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”

–Justice William O. Douglas in a 1976 letter, from “The Douglas Letters: Selections from the Private Papers of Justice William O. Douglas” (1987).

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.

Free For All Friday: Host David Ayres welcomes Kent Ryan, who is retiring from his post as Daytona State College’s Flagler Campus Dean and the college’s director of planned giving, Michael Zaharios of the Virtual Entrepreneur Center, and Lew Wise on the rise of Robots, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on Donald Trump’s fascism.

Bonnie Siamon's 'Beach in Fog.'

Bonnie Siamon’s ‘Beach in Fog.’

Friday: Beachcombing Basics: Do you love to walk the beach and find natural treasures? Ever wonder about those odds things you encounter on the beach? Join Patty Steman, a beach enthusiast and dedicated volunteer for the park, as she presents an informal overview of the many wonderful things you find while beachcombing. This fun-filled workshop will encourage discussion about ways to clean, preserve, and display shells and sea beans; plus identify egg casing, jelly fish, and other plant and animal materials that wash ashore. Bring your most treasured beach finds to share with the group. 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. Program is free with park admission. Registration required, at 10 to 11 a.m., Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreational Area (3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach.)

Friday: Free Movie in the Park at Palm Coast’s Central Park, starting at 8:40 p.m. Tonight: “The Minions.”

euro 2016 franceFriday: Euro 2016 begins at 3 p.m. with a France-Romania match-up. France is hosting the month-long tournament, which features 24 of the world’s best national teams. The final is on July 10.

Saturday: License-free fishing day: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will not require fishing licenses June 11 for residents and tourists who want to go freshwater fishing.

No major events Saturday and Sunday: Flagler and Palm Coast are clearly engrossed in Euro 2016.

Local News Recap:

Updated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

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Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Dunkin Donuts on Palm Coast Parkway Demolished By Flames During Roof Repairs Glen Garman, the franchise co-owner and a Palm Coast resident, pledged to reopen the restaurant as soon as humanly possible.

72-Year-Old Man Exposes Himself to Two Teen Girls at Pier’s A-Frame in Flagler Beach: The incident took place after midnight near the A-frame of the pier. According to one of the girls, who is 15, both girls were taking a shower at the open-air shower near the pier, where Tussing had followed them.

Marcus Sanfilippo Will Succeed Richard DuPont as Bunnell Elementary Principal: Sanfilippo, a W-Section resident in palm Coast, had been the assistant principal at Indian Trails Middle School.

Palm Coast Hints at Again Increasing Monthly Stormwater Fee As It Projects Fund Deficits: During a brief budget presentation to the city council Tuesday, council members were told that the stormwater fund is projecting a substantial deficit of more than $1 million a year starting with next year’s budget, and growing to a $1.5 million deficit by 2012.

Florida Justices Appear Skeptical in Challenge to Open-Carry Ban, Deferring to Legislature Florida Carry attorney Eric Friday said the state’s nearly 30-year-old concealed-weapons law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which he said requires people to be allowed to openly carry guns. Lawmakers this year considered a proposal to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry firearms, but the bill did not pass.

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Flagler County’s crime rate since 2000, by sheriff’s administration. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

More Violent Crime But Lower Crime Rate in 2015 Gives Fodder to All Sheriff’s Candidates: The trend contrasts with Florida’s, where overall crime fell by 10,773, a 1.6 percent decrease. The state’s crime rate also fell, by 3.1 percent, bringing the state’s crime rate down to a 45-year low even though, as in Flagler, violent crime was up–and more significantly so in the state as a whole: murders were up 5.7 percent, rapes up 6.1 percent and aggravated assaults up 3.9 percent.

Live Briefs:

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

Friday: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates and committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing campaign-finance activity through May 31.

Saturday: Donald Trump campaigns at 11 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

June 14: Dr. Bill Mefford, Faith Outreach Specialist for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, leads a discussion entitled “Religion and Partisan Politics Don’t Mix,” hosted by the All Flagler Democratic Club at 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 US 1 North, Palm Coast. Call 386-447-7030 for best directions. This program is free, open to the public, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary.
June 16: The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) invites the public to attend the free lecture series, “Afternoon Insight: Pollinators,” from 3 to 4 p.m. at the GTM Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Space is limited, reservations for the free event are required and may be made online here. Registration includes admittance to the exhibit hall prior to the lecture. For more information, call 904-823-4500.
June 16: The fourth annual commemoration of the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in U.S. History, an event that took place in St. Augustine on June 18, 1964, will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Ringhaver Student Center at 48 Sevilla Street in St. Augustine on the campus of Flagler College. The 90-minute event will include the reading of the letter written by the Rabbis in the Flagler County Jail and a video of the forum held with the surviving rabbis who gathered in St. Augustine in June, 2014. This event is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Call (904) 819-6365 for best directions.
June 22: The Coastal Florida Benevolent Police Association hosts a candidate forum featuring all nine candidates for Flagler County sheriff, at the Portuguese-American Club, 1200 Palm Harbor Pkwy in Palm Coast. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the forum begins at 7 p.m. All welcome.
joseph-bova-murder-trialJuly 5: A pre-trial is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse in the case of Joseph Bova II, the man accused of first-degree murder in the killing of Zuheily Roman Rosado in an execution-style shooting at the Mobil Mart on State Road 100 in Palm Coast in February 2013. Pre-trail hearings have been frequently continued, however. Bova has been held without bond at the Flagler County jail since May 11, 2015, when he returned from a state psychiatric hospital.
July 18: The trial of Anna Pehota, 77, who faces a second-degree murder charge over the alleged killing of her husband in the Hammock in September 2015, is scheduled to begin with jury selection.
July 20: The Flagler League of Cities, a gathering of the county’s mayors, meets at noon at Flagler Beach City Hall.

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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 May 11:

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