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Thursday Briefing: Drug Court, You Have the Right to Remain Private, Universal Basic Income, President Harding’s Erotica

| June 30, 2016

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That sexy devil: President Warren Harding. See below for John Oliver’s take on Harding’s steamy love letters to a mistress.

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning…then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. 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. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 244.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: acnestis, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

george-hanns1“If you live in Flagler you become bi-lingual, if you will. I speak Bunnell.”

–Flagler County Commissioner George Hanns at a breakfast meeting with the county’s mayors, May 19, 2010.

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.

In Court: Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman holds Drug Court at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, with about 33 cases on the docket.

Otherwise, no serious meetings or events scheduled as the county stretches for Independence Day weekend.

Local News Recap:

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

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You can avoid all that by taking advantage of Flagler Beach’s parking and shuttle services all day on July 4. (© FlaglerLive)

In a First, Flagler Beach Will Offer Free Parking And Shuttles On and Off Island All Day July 4: For the first time in the city’s history, however, Flagler Beach is providing free shuttles all day July 4, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 11 p.m., and free parking on the mainland, at the old Food Lion parking lot—that is, the Flagler Square shopping center—as well as on the island, at Santa Maria Del Mar Church, just north of downtown.

Victory for Sunshine Law Rather Than Weeks as Judge Tosses 3 of 12 Charges Against Ex-Elections Supervisor: Had the judge not tossed the charges, it would have set a precedent that could have jeopardized many documents or information disclosed that way, as it would have carved out a censoring authority within open meetings that would fly in the face of established interpretation of the Sunshine Law.

Walmart-Bound Tractor Trailer Hauling 30 Tons of Juice Overturns on I-95; Driver Hurt: A tractor trailer hauling some 30 tons of apple and cranberry juice overturned early this morning on a straight stretch of southbound I-95, between the U.S. 1 and Matanzas Woods Parkway exits. The driver was taken to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach with a severe leg injury, according to authorities at the scene.

Trying to Stem Hemorrhage of Green, Palm Coast Studies Patchy Golf Club Take-Over: The same lack of clarity and vision that has framed the council’s oversight of the two sports operations since their inception framed its discussion on both today, resulting in a less-than-clear directive to the administration that adds up to this: KemperSports will continue managing the operations on a month-to-month basis for now, giving the administration time to prepare yet another proposal to the council. That proposal would envision yet another pitch for a third-party management company (like Kemper) to take over, but under more strict guidelines. For example, the management fee would not be paid on any given month when a profit or a break-even point isn’t reached. Alternately, another proposal would have the city be more directly in charge of the two operations, while contracting out all essential services to different contractors.

Flagler Beach Fireworks on July 4 Cap 4-Day Celebration; Palm Coast Fireworks on July 3: Independence Day fireworks in Flagler Beach this year–2016– will be held on Monday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m., off the Flagler Beach Pier. Flagler Beach’s Holiday Parade will begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine. The parade is sponsored by the Flagler Beach Rotary. A parade entry form is available here. The deadline is July 1. The theme this year is “Land of the Free.” Palm Coast fireworks are scheduled for Sunday, July 3, at Central Park in Town Center, at 9 p.m.

In Florida and in State Government:

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

The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions at 11 a.m.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

July 3: Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. in Palm Coast’s Town Center, with pre-fireworks activities by the Flagler Education Foundation beginning at 5 p.m.
July 4: Palm Coast marks Independence Day with a ceremony at heroes Park on Palm Coast Parkway at 8 a.m.
July 4: Flagler Beach marks Independence Day with its traditional parade at 10 a.m., whose theme this year is “Land of the Free” (though it may more accurately be termed Land of Candidates: expect the parade to be significantly more populous, as the year’s many innumerable political races is expected to bring out schools of candidates.) The parade entry form is accessible here. Flagler Beach will host its traditional day-long celebration of Independence Day, leading up to fireworks by the pier at 9 p.m.
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 6-8: Navy training schedules indicate that inert bombing and helicopter operations will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest as follows: July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., helicopter operations. July 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., helicopter operations and inert bombing runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 8: helicopter operations from 9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. 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.
July 7: Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre and the County Commission hold a ribbon-cutting at the expanded county jail at 10 a.m., 1002 Justice Lane, Bunnell. There will be limited tours.
carlos beruffJuly 7: U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff, a Republican running for Marco Rubion’s seat, is be the guest speaker at the Flagler County Young Republicans Club meeting, which is open to the public. 7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. Beruff, 58, is a Manatee County developer and major contributor to more than 100 political candidates since 2002, including a few Democrats, according to the Miami Herald.
July 8-9: Book Blowout: The Friends of the Library of Flagler County are holding a discounted book sale. The public is invited to attend and take advantage of these bargains. The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All books are 25 cents each – these two days only. No limit. Books will be continually replenished. Sale will be held at the Friends Book Shop, Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW. For questions, call 386/446-6763.
July 9: Art and Poetry Show, the annual exhibit sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation, opens with a free reception at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Art League at City Marketplace in Palm Coast. The exhibit runs through Aug. 9. For information, call 386-986-4668.
July 14: The Flagler County Democrats host a candidate forum featuring all mayoral and Palm Coast City Council candidates , from 6 to 8 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1 in Palm Coast. The event is free and open to all. For additional information, call 386/283-4883.
July 16: North Florida Open Chess Championship, $1,000 total purse. Ramada Inn I-95 & 9150 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville. Three Sections: Open, U1550 and U900. Prizes: $1000 (60% guaranteed) b/o 35 (paid entries). Cash prizes for best players U2000, U1800 & U1200. 5SS (5 rounds of games) 1st Round G/45;d5 all other rounds are G/55min + d5sec. $45 Walk-up Registration $35 Online price. Players in grades K-12 $25. Register here. Details here. The tournament director for this event will be our own Steve Lampkin.
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 22: The latest pre-trial hearing in the case of Florida v. Kimberle Weeks is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Weeks now faces nine third-degree felony counts, down from 12, stemming from allegations that she illegally recorded various individuals in her capacity as supervisor of elections and in her private life. Weeks resigned that post in January 2015.
July 23: The annual Back to School Jam, where families can get $5 backpacks, find their bus routes and location, help with access to the district’s computerized records-keeping system, meet with innumerable coordinators and directors of after-school activities and programs and a lot more, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flagler Palm Coast High School, in the gym.
July 25: The Plantation Bay Utility Customers Community meets at 6 p.m. at Club de Bonmont, 300 Plantation Bay Drive, Ormond Beach.
July 20: The Flagler League of Cities, a gathering of the county’s mayors, meets at noon at Flagler Beach City Hall.
July 30: Solar Plunge to benefit the Flagler Beach National Flight Academy Scholarship. Registration will be $10 per person and includes a t-shirt and goody bag. Late registration will be from 7:30- 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Park followed by The Plunge at 8:45 a.m. After the Plunge enjoy music in the park and light refreshments.

The Day’s Best Reads:



Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 15 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

President Warren G. Harding’s Erotica

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1 Response for “Thursday Briefing: Drug Court, You Have the Right to Remain Private, Universal Basic Income, President Harding’s Erotica”

  1. Outsid says:

    “According to the Republican report, during a 7:30 p.m. video conference convened at the White House that included Clinton and other top officials with the State Department, the Defense Department and the White House”…….

    And who was not present at the video conference? He was home in bed getting rest for the next day’s fundraiser in Las Vegas, while the Americans that he and Hillary left naked in Benghazi were killed. This is why there were no pictures similar to the ones released during the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Fortunately, the president was still able to yuck it up at the fundraiser in Las Vegas the next day, thanks to having all that energy resulting from a good night’s sleep the evening before.

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