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Archive for: November, 2010

Josh Crews, Long-Time Woody’s Bartender and Manager, Killed in Sunday Morning Wreck

| November 21, 2010

Josh Crews was 34 and had been a fixture behind Woody’s bar in Palm Coast and St. Augustine since 2005, and had once owned the restaurant with his brother Matt when it first opened in 1998.

Why Flagler Beach Blocked Disabled Veterans’ Request For a Penny-Ante Gambling Hall

| November 20, 2010

Unless they were willing to risk changing the character of the town, city commissioners had little choice but to block an attempt to open what would have been a penny-ante gambling hall at the DAV property.

Is Anybody Normal?

| November 20, 2010

Sanity is not the natural condition of the human mind, Bertrand Russell argued in this 1934 column, but a product of social life. It is a form of politeness, generated by the pressure of other personalities, which makes us know that we are not omnipotent.

Feed Flagler Raises $13,000 and Tons of Food Ahead of Wednesday’s 2,000 Free Dinners

| November 19, 2010

Ahead of next Wednesday’s community-wide celebration, featuring 2000 free Thanksgiving dinners at 10 sites, Team Feed Flagler’s success is the talk of the county–and a blueprint for Flagler’s grass-roots battle against hunger.

Sharples Gets a $1.2 Million Parachute, Free Will, Death Row and Steven Wright: Live Wire Weekend

| November 19, 2010

Kent Sharples nails Daytona State College and gets a $1.2 million reward for it, Dick Cavett reminds us what talk shows were really about, foot-in-mouth diseases, Bill Nye on science and religion, and much more.

Flagler Unemployment Falls to 15.5%, But County Labor Force Shrinks By 1.5%

| November 19, 2010

Flagler County’s unemployment fell only because the labor force is shrinking faster than jobs. But the county still lost jobs in September, and Palm Coast still tops the state’s metropolitan unemployment rates.

On a Mission From God: Blues Brothers Tribute Friday at the Flagler Auditorium

| November 18, 2010

It’s Jake and Elwood all over again Friday evening as Bluzmen recreate the great Blues Brothers band that featured Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in a romp through blues, R&B, jazz and those dance moves with no likeness.

Graduation Rates: FPC Falls to 83.5%, Matanzas Soars to 90.4%, Both Beat State’s 79%

| November 18, 2010

It’s Matanzas High School’s best graduation rate to date, helping the district increase its overall graduation rate by either state or federal standards.

44 Florida Doctors With Troubled Past On Big Pharma Payroll To Promote Drugs

| November 18, 2010

Pharmaceutical companies are not only buying off doctors’ loyalties and PR. They’re doing so without paying attention to morally and medically questionable doctors, including 44 in Florida.

20 Years On, With $1.17 Million Pay-off, County Approves Hunter’s Ridge Megadevelopment

| November 18, 2010

The 3-2 vote clears the way for yet another development, this one for 2,302 houses and 600,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space, in a county facing a potential for 40,000 new homes despite a depressed real estate industry.

Chicks With Cans, Enterprise Flagler Undead, Flabby Supremes, Flabbier Sex Drives: The Live Wire, Nov. 18

| November 18, 2010

Chicks With Cans show how Feed Flagler is done, Enterprise Flagler returns from the dead, militarist madness, philosophy on the radio, Wallace Stevens Week, mental illness redefined, and more.

Delbrugge’s Letter to Flagler, Part II: How Egypt Compares And What Matters Most

| November 17, 2010

The former school superintendent reflects on life in Egypt by deflating myths about the difference between private and public schools, comparing his in Egypt with Flagler’s school district, and speaking about what matters most in life.

Flagler Health Department Downplays Worries As First Cholera Case Is Confirmed in Florida

| November 17, 2010

The disease, carried from travelers from Haiti, is dangerous and can be deadly, but its chances of spreading in the United States are next to nil, treatment is simple, and recovery swift–when it’s caught in time.

Jim Morrison Pardon, Sharia in Oklahoma and Lennny Bruce: The Live Wire, Nov. 17

| November 17, 2010

Crist may pardon Lenny Bruce, how Suzanne Johnston collects more than taxes (for Feed Flagler), embracing earmarks, Thelonius Monk and homemade bread. And more.

Music Boxes, Puppets, and Highwaymen Artists: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 17, 2010

An exhibit of music boxes at the Orlando Science Center, the 6th Annual Orlando Puppet Festival, Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” at the Mad Cow Theatre, the Highwaymen’s African-American art, and more.

Bill Delbrugge’s Letter to Flagler, Part I: America’s Place In the World–And Yours

| November 16, 2010

In the first of two parts, Delbrugge recaps life in Egypt, America’s image abroad, and all the things Americans take for granted–but shouldn’t, including the importance of local government and civic engagement.

As Superintendent and School Board Now Urge Play’s Revival, Focus Shifts to Drama Teacher

| November 16, 2010

Scripts of the Mockingbird controversy are being furiously re-written as the school district shifts to backing the play, but vague accusations and ugly slanders are now being directed at the Ed Koczergo, the drama teacher.

9 Counts of Burglary, 8 Counts of Mischief and More for 3 Men

| November 16, 2010

The three young men are accused of breaking into several cars at Westwind Contracting on U.S. 1 and at at McCharacters in St. Joe Plaza.

Dogged Duo: Nate McLaughlin and Milissa Holland Take Their County Commission Oath

| November 16, 2010

Put on your helmets: A county commission already stocked with personalities that wear their convictions on their sleeves welcomed Nate McLaughlin Monday. He fills a seat that had been a virtual non-entity for the past four years.

Evangelical Women, John Fischer and the Right’s Problem With Paul Krugman: The Live Wire, Nov. 16

| November 16, 2010

John Fischer is begins asking questions as a school board member, evangelical women and submission, the right’s problem with Paul Krugman, Malcolm Gladwell on tax bliss, and more.

All 400 Sanctuary Pigs To Be Gassed in a Truck and Delivered to Starke for Cremation

| November 15, 2010

The pigs are corralled into a truck, and gassed while the truck is on its way to Starke, where they’re off-loaded into a crematorium. Lory Yazurlo tried but failed to get a stay of execution for the pigs she’s cared for since 1995.

Tale of Two Recommendations: Valentine “Completely” Supports Staging of Mockingbird

| November 15, 2010

The appeals committee’s original recommendation was re-written to more clearly reflect Mockingbird as an “appropriate” play to be staged by Flagler County school students.

Mockingbird‘s Fate Still Hanging as Appeals Panel, Endorsing the Work, Punts on the Play

| November 15, 2010

A majority of the committee clearly wanted the play staged. But it’s recommendation goes no further than declaring Mockingbird “appropriate” for instruction–a matter never in doubt.

Live Recap: Mockingbird Appeals Committee’s Minute-By-Minute Deliberations

| November 15, 2010

The nine-member appeals committee, meeting this morning at Matanzas High School, will recommend a fate for “To Kill a Mockingbird”–whether FPC’s students will stage it or not, and how. It’s up to Superintedent Valentine to make the final decision.

Kent Sharples on Firing Line, Texting Rubio Hype, and 80s Madness: The Live Wire, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010

| November 15, 2010

More hype on texting and cyberbullying, Rubio’s roll-out, Ted Koppel on Olbermann and O’Reilly, Malcolm Gladwell’s Tax Bliss, and more 1980s.

In Her Own Words, Please: A Friend of
Harper Lee’s Pleads the Case Against Censors

| November 15, 2010

Jack Cowardin, the St. Augustine novelist, has been corresponding with Harper Lee for years. His take on the controversy over the staging of the play by FPC’s Drama Club: Let it go on unmolested by political correctness.

Flagler Sends Out Last Call for
Firefighter Paramedic Ranse Jones, 1975-2010

| November 14, 2010

Some 300 people said goodbye to Ransford Jones, the Flagler County Firefighter-Paramedic who died this week after six months in a coma, in a moving ceremony of tributes and symbolism on Marineland’s boardwalk Sunday afternoon.

Protected: 1946 Ercoupe 415C plane for Sale or Share

| November 14, 2010

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Starry Saturday: Theater, Art, Grit and Glitz from Bunnell to Palm Coast

| November 14, 2010

Staring with FPC’s courageous thespians, the visual and performing arts had a fabulous Saturday in Flagler, with two gallery openings and two local theater productions. That’s what the county’s unbound cultural scene should be about.

Offshoring War: How Obama—and Those Moments of Silence—Insult Military Sacrifice

| November 13, 2010

When a president sends soldiers to die in a war that long ago ceased having a claim to being just or to being won, those Americans are no longer being sacrificed by their nation. They’re being murdered. The complicity is national.



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