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Weekend Briefing: Movie in the Park, Observer Endorsements, Berlin Wall Anniversary, From Chevrolets to Cadillacs

| August 12, 2016

berlin wall anniversary

Remains of the Berlin Wall, which was built on Aug. 13, 1961–55 years ago. One of the centerpieces of Donald Trump’s campaign is building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Danny Huizinga)

Weekend: Partly cloudy, highs in lower 90s, a bit cooler at the shore, lows in mid-70s, 20 percent chance of showers during daytime. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 343.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Nachlass, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Income inequality, like monopoly, distorts the use of resources. It diverts them from the wants of the many to the esoteric desires of the few–if not from bread to cake at least from Chevrolets to Cadillacs. Unnecessary inequality in income–unnecessary in the sense that it does not reward differences in intelligence, application or willingness to take risks–may also impair economic stability. The saving or spending of income that accrues in large chunks to relatively few people is subject to far more erratic impulses than the saving or spending of income of wage and salary earners.”

–John Kenneth Galbraith, “American Capitalism” (1952)


2016 Election Interviews

Supervisor of Elections

Kaiti Lenhart
Kimble Medley
Abra Seay


Jim Manfre (D)
Don Fleming (R)
Larry Jones (D)
John Lamb (R)
Jerry O'Gara(R)
Rick Staly (R)
Mark Whisenant (R)
Chris Yates (R)
Thomas Dougherty (I)

Palm Coast City Council

Robert Cuff (Dist. 1)
Troy DuBose (Dist. 1)
Sims Jones (Dist. 1)
Art McGovern Jr. (Dist. 1)
Nick Klufas (Dist. 3)
Anita Moeder (Dist. 3)
Pam Richardson (Dist. 3)
John Brady (Mayor)
Milissa Holland (Mayor)
Dennis McDonald (Mayor)
Ron Radford (Mayor)

Flagler School Board

Colleen Conklin (Dist. 3)
Jason Sands (Dist. 3)
Paul Anderson (Dist. 5)
Maria Barbosa (Dist. 5)
Sharon Demers (Dist. 5)
Myra Middleton-Valentine (Dist. 5)

Flagler County Commission

Charlie Ericksen (Dist. 1)
Ken Mazzie (Dist. 1)
Daniel Potter (Dist. 1)
Jason France (Dist. 3)
Dave Sullivan (Dist. 3)
Denise Calderwood (Dis. 5)
Donald O'Brien (Dist. 5)

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 Fridays on WNZF: Palm Coast Observer Publisher John Walsh and Editor Brian McMillan, along with FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, will discuss the Observer’s endorsements for the Aug. 30 primary. Host David Ayres also welcomes Dr. Roy Hinman, who’ll discuss deteriorating veteran health care. Starting just after 9 a.m. , starting with a commentary by Tristam on Donald Trump’s self-destruction. You can listen online here or at 1550 AM and 106.3 FM.

It’s Freshman Success Day at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Movie in the Park, at Palm Coast’s Central Park: “The Good Dinosaur,” at 8:30 p.m. The movie begins at dusk and admission is free, shown on the big screen in the stage area at the main entrance to the park. We remind all movie goers to bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets, bug spray and make plans to come early with your family, friends and neighbors.

Local News Recap:

Updated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here. palm coast flagler florida  newsFlagler School District Sued Over Allegation of A Child-on-Child Sex Battery at Old Kings VPK palm coast flagler florida  newsCaitlin E. Ryone, 19, Is Dead In Mondex After Report of Gunshots; Sheriff’s Deputies Investigating

observerThe Palm Coast Observer’s endorsements in local political races can be accessed here.

news-journalRemains of student who died at Florida’s Dozier reform school sent to Daytona sister palm coast flagler florida newsKey Flagler Panel Votes 7-5 To Endorse Pot Citation Proposal, But Split Reflects Hazy Fate palm coast flagler florida newsMasked Man Who Taunted Lamb at Sheriff’s Forum Is Unmasked as Whisenant Supporter

In Florida and in State Government:

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

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates and committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Aug. 5.

Congressman Ted Yoho and state Rep. Keith Perry, a Gainesville Republican running in state Senate District 8, are expected to speak during the Putnam County Republican Executive Committee’s “Victory 2016” dinner. (Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Putnam County Shrine Club, 116 Yelvington Road, East Palatka.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
Aug. 15: Navy training schedules indicate live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex in the Ocala National Forest Aug. 15 through Aug. 18, using live ordinance, each afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m. until either 3:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Air Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville. For additional information, call (904) 542-2415/5588.
Aug. 19: The latest pre-trial hearing in the case of Florida v. Kimberle Weeks, continued from July 22, is scheduled for 3 p.m. before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 402 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.
Aug. 25: First of two town hall meeting giving the public a chance to weigh in on the Flagler County school district’s strategic plan, the school district’s goals for the next five years, which the district’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee has been working on for the past few months. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Third Floor main conference or training room 3, Government Services Building, Bunnell.
fyo-open-house-fliveSept. 7: The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its open house for all new or prospective students who’d like to join the county’s largest (and free) music program. The open house is at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Any Flagler student, including homes chooled students, in grades 3-12, are eligible to enroll (must be 8 years old by Sept. 1, 2016.) Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello or doublebass. One-hour classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m., with students enrolled in the hour block appropriate to their skill level and schedule. The first class for first-time students is Sept. 19. (Auditions for returning students start on Aug. 22, the first class for returning students is Aug. 31.)
Sept. 8: Second of two town hall meeting giving the public a chance to weigh in on the Flagler County school district’s strategic plan, the school district’s goals for the next five years, which the district’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee has been working on for the past few months. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Third Floor main conference or training room 3, Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Sept. 10: African Art: Ancient Egypt to the Contemporary World, a pair of presentations by Bertrand Green, former chairman of African American studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon, the second session from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. $20 for PCAF members, $25 for general admission. Call 386/225-4394 or email to reserve your seat.

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 July 15 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984)

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