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| September 20, 2016

equal rights amendment history

The Equal Rights Party was founded today in 1884. One hundred and thirty two years later, the United States is still without an Equal Rights Amendment. In 1980 it fell three states short of ratification. Details here. (

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning…then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening…then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 218.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Planet X, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

albert camus suicide“We always think people kill themselves for a reason. But they could very well be killing themselves for two reasons.”

–Albert Camus, “Notebooks, 1942-1951” (1964).

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.

Today through Sept. 30, traffic-ticket and other court collection-fee amnesty: Residents can pay their court debts with a 40 percent discount on what fees they may owe to collection agencies. Click on the link for details.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will discuss and approve restrictive covenants applying to its lease of Town center land to the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. (See the document here.)

The Flagler County School board meets at 5 p.m. for a workshop and at 6 p.m. for a regular meeting, both in board chambers at the Government Services Building. The workshop agenda includes a discussion of the board’s use of facilities policies, prompted by the controversy over the turning over of the Flagler Palm Coast High School campus into a car sale lot earlier this month, to benefit the district’s problem solvers program.

The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. No agenda was posted on the city’s website.

Bunnell’s Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at Bunnell City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard.

Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race Informative Meeting: Join us to learn how you can be a part of the Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race on Nov. 5 in Flagler Beach. We will give you all the information you need to form a team or be a sponsor. A sample bed will be onsite and we will give pit stop demonstrations! We will show you what the pit stop games entail, talk about the awards and how much fun this event is while addressing a community need. You will be inspired and anxious to join in the fun. 5:30 p.m. At Flagler Beach City Hall (105 S Second St, Flagler Beach, FL 32136). Details here.

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observerChannel Side: Former Yacht Club site reopens as ‘upper tier’ events venue

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Legislative session: State Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will discuss the 2016 legislative session during a meeting of the Rotary Club of Mandarin. (7:30 a.m., Ramada Jacksonville Hotel & Conference Center, 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville.)

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will take up a series of issues, including agency legislative budget requests and nominees for the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

The Florida Citrus Commission will meet. (9 a.m., Florida Department of Citrus, 605 East Main St., Bartow.)

Prison jobs: The Florida Department of Corrections will hold a job fair to recruit new employees. (9 a.m., Calhoun Correctional Institution, 19562 S.E. Institution Dr., Blountstown.)

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Porter Goss is slated to speak to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. (Noon, Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Sept. 21: The Flagler Department of Juvenine Justice Council meets at 9 a.m. in room 3B (third floor), Government Services Building.
Sept. 22: Free Palm Coast Business & Professional Network Meet-Up Breakfast: Palm Coast Business and Professional Network is a membership based organization. The organization generates 2,000 leads (prospective clients) per year for its members. Membership affords multitudes of other benefits. As a guest, you are are allowed to attend one free breakfast session to learn about the group, how the meetings are run, meet the members, and learn about membership benefits. There is no cost to attend this session, but you can only attend once unless you decide to become a member. No walk-in attendance for guests. You must call in advance and get confirmed to attend. Call: 386-447-5870.
Sept. 25: Pastor Gillard S. Glover has invited the community for “Family and Friends Day,” starting at 10 a.m., at First Church – 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. “It will be a wonderful occasion with members reaching out with care and concern, and for partaking in a repast, which will be prepared,” organizers say. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at 386-446-5759.
stamp-coin-clubSept. 26: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. The public is welcome.
Sept. 27: Palm Coast will dedicate Frank meeker Field in memory of the late county commissioner and city councilman, at 6 p.m. on Field 3 at Indian Trails Sports Complex. The city will also dedicate a tree in Meeker’s memory on Oct. 4 in Central Park.
florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekOct. 8-9: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Sept. 28: Twitter automation done right: Mark Woods, the king of Social Media Automation, is offering his comprehensive, hands-on Twitter Automation workshop for a second time in September by popular demand. Cost is $79 to attend. Limited Seats available. Advance RSVPs required. Call 386-445-4153 (9 to 5, M-F). The event is at 389 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. More details here.
Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment num,bers are released at 10 a.m.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach.
Nov. 5: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 6 as rain date, In Flagler Beach.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

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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 Sept. 9 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

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