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Thursday Briefing: Palm Coast Council and Mayor Candidates Forum, Elks Vigil for Dallas Cops, Hottest Year on Record

| July 14, 2016

i.m. pei louvre pyramid

The view from beneath I.M. Pei’s pyramid at the Louvre in paris. Celebrate: today is the French fête nationale, known west of Brest and Calais as Bastille Day. Watch the Philadelphia Orchestra Perform La Marseillaise below. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s inland…in the lower 90s coast. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 106. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 312.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: literae humaniores, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

will durant age of faith“Civilization is polygenetic— it is the co-operative product of many peoples, ranks, and faiths; and no one who studies its history can be a bigot of race or creed. Therefore the scholar, though he belongs to his country through affectionate kinship, feels himself also a citizen of that Country of the Mind which knows no hatreds and no frontiers; he hardly deserves his name if he carries into his study political prejudices, or racial discriminations, or religious animosities; and he accords his grateful homage to any people that has borne the torch and enriched his heritage.”

–Will Durant, “The Age of Faith: The Story of Civilization, Volume IV” (1950).

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 Flagler County Airport Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. on the third floor of the Airport Corporate Center at the Flagler County Airport.

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The commission will consider approving an agreement with Brighthouse Networks to install a camera that will broadcast live weather imagery from the pier. The commission will also consider its 2017 legislative priorities. The full agenda and backup materials are here.

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.

Candlelight Vigil to Honor the Fallen Dallas Police Officers at the Palm Coast Elks Lodge, 8:30 p.m., 53 Old Kings Road North.

Local News Recap:

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

naacp town hall violence

‘When was the last time we talked about Medgar Evers?’ the Rev. Danita Blow, who moderated the NAACP’s town hall Tuesday evening, asked. ‘When is the last time we talked about the four Alabama girls? As we come here today, it’s a reminder that the police aren’t responsible for everything that’s going on in our community. We have to make a change.’ (© FlaglerLive)

At Flagler NAACP Town Hall, Matters of Black Lives, “The Talk,” and the Gap Between Community and Policing: The recent police killing of those two black men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castille in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn. (see below), plus the subsequent revenge killing of five white Dallas police officers by an African-American, former Army Reservist named Micah Johnson, prompted the Flagler County NAACP to host the town hall meeting.

Home Invasion Assailant Killed by Tenant on Frank Place in Palm Coast, 2nd Suspect Surrenders: A suspected assailant was killed in an attempted home invasion on Frank Place in Palm Coast early this morning, authorities say. A second suspected assailant turned himself in later in the day.

The Live Interview of the Three Candidates for Supervisor of Elections:

Trump Regains Lead in Florida as Clinton’s Numbers Crash Over Email Server Findings: In a sharp reversal from three weeks ago, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has regained the advantage over Hillary Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania and remains tied in Ohio in the latest Quinnipiac University swing-state poll.

In Florida and in State Government:

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

Drug prescribing: A Florida Board of Nursing committee will discuss recommendations for a formulary of controlled substances that advanced registered nurse practitioners would not be able to prescribe or only would be able to prescribe for specific uses or in limited amounts. (2 p.m., Florida Hospital Association, 307 Park Lake Circle, Orlando.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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 18: Backing the Blue, a fund-raising event for the families of the five police officers murdered in Dallas on July 7, will start at 6 p.m. with food and music at European Village in Palm Coast.
July 20: The Flagler League of Cities, a gathering of the county’s mayors, meets at noon at Flagler Beach City Hall.
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 23: Midnight fishing on the Flagler Beach pier, from midnight Saturday to 6 a.m. $6 per person. Register at the pier.
July 25: The Plantation Bay Utility Customers Community meets at 6 p.m. at Club de Bonmont, 300 Plantation Bay Drive, Ormond Beach.
July 28: Flagler County School Board’s District Strategic Plan Steering Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor main conference room of the Government Services Building in Bunnell.
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:

Philadelphia Orchestra Performs La Marseillaise

Prior to concerts on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra performed the national anthem of France, “La Marseillaise,” led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This was one and two days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

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