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Archive for: October, 2011

Nuclear Socialism: FPL and Progress Energy Get $282 Million Rate Hike

| October 24, 2011

Though FPL’s and Progress Energy’s nuclear plants may never be built, the Public Service Commission is set to approve billing utility customers now for those future costs.

Andrew Young, a Civil Rights Star, Glitters Over African American Cultural Society’s 20th

| October 24, 2011

Andrew Young headlined Palm Coast’s African American Cultural Society’s 20th anniversary celebration Sunday with humor, a little Martin Luther King memorabilia, and a lot of pragmatic hope about American culture.

Flagler County Jail Daily Bookings: Oct. 21-28, 2011

| October 24, 2011

Flagler County jail daily bookings for the week of Oct. 21-28, 2011. With links to inmate search functions, visitation rules and correspondence requirements.

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| October 24, 2011

Palm Coast Dentists Flagler Dental provide dentures, partials, cleanings, botox, extractions, crowns, bridges, implant restoration, bone grafts, whitening, veneers and more. Accepting new patients.

This Week in Flagler and Tallahassee: “Talking With…” and Job Interviews

| October 23, 2011

The county commission interviews some two dozen candidates for its new economic development council, the City Repertory Theatre opens “Talking With…”, a new play, Flagler Beach talks surfing.

What I Learned Occupying Wall Street and DC

| October 23, 2011

The unemployed, the foreclosed, and the sick-of-it-all are coming together to discuss the world that we want to see and how to get there, says Lacy MacAuley, an activist, in an attempt to define the movement’s purpose.

Herman Cain: Myths, Facts, 9-9-9s: A Guide

| October 23, 2011

Herman Cain’s background and origins: a guide to the best coverage of the GOP presidential contender from a variety of sources, including analyses of his 999 tax plan.

Transformers: Public Schools Want to Be More Like Charter Schools

| October 22, 2011

Florida public schools, envious of the flexibility enjoyed by charter schools–and fearing a migration to charters–are launching a lobbying campaign in the legislature to relax some public school regulations like class size and school hours.

Beyond Qaddafi’s Good Riddance

| October 21, 2011

Chest-thumping illusions aside, there wasn’t much difference between the killing of Qaddafi and the killing of bin Laden, and America’s coddling of other Arab dictators carries on.

Unemployment Largely Stalled: 14.6% in Flagler, 10.6% in Florida; Scott in Brazil

| October 21, 2011

With Florida Gov. Rick Scott touting a recovery from a trip in Brazil with 180 politicians, pals and business interests, Florida’s and Flagler’s unemployment numbers remained more static, 20 percent of Floridians either out of work or under-employed.

Cole Bros. Circus Comes to Palm Coast Trailing History of Violations and Animal Abuse Charges

| October 20, 2011

Cole Brothers Circus owner John Pugh pleaded guilty in February to violating the Endangered Species Act and the circus was fined $150,000, and both face a long list of animal abuse and neglect charges from the USDA.

Existing Home Sales Just Under 5 Million, 11.3% Better Than Last September

| October 20, 2011

Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Heiser Time Over: Tourism Council’s Trusted Executive Resigns; Turbulence Ahead

| October 20, 2011

Peggy Heiser’s resignation, attributed to family priorities, will have political and economic ramifications as the Chamber of Commerce’s Doug Baxter–not the tourism council or the county commission–chooses a successor.

Class-Action Lawsuit Calls Florida’s In-State College Tuition Restrictions Unconstitutional

| October 19, 2011

American citizens who’ve lived in Florida for years and have all the documents to prove it are denied in-state tuition rights the moment they can’t prove that their parents are lawful Florida residents–an unconstitutional form of discrimination against citizens, the Southern Poverty Law Center charges in the lawsuit.

Bunnell’s James Hayes, 22, Arrested for Carjacking an 81-Year-Old Woman

| October 19, 2011

James Hayes had been jailed a dozen times in Flagler, on petty charges, until the Oct. 6 carjacking outside a Burger King on U.S. 1 and Grenada Blvd. in Volusia. The car was found Monday in Bunnell.

Palm Coast Pinch-Hits for Troubled Marathon Promoter Dean Reinke, Securing TDC Grant

| October 19, 2011

Half-Marathon promoter Dean Reinke’s Dean Reinke Sports Group attempted three times to get Tourist Development Council subsidies in the last two years and was turned down because of deceptive practices. Palm Coast government stepped in and got the grant for the January event.

A Florida Bank’s Rise and Fall Spotlights Fast-and-Loose Culture Plaguing the Economy

| October 19, 2011

The rise and fall of U.S. Century, whose leaders used it as their own corporate ATM, exemplifies the failure to regulate banking during the boom years and the slipshod approach to the bailout. Losers are taxpayers and Florida residents grappling with ill effects of sprawl.

Invoking Migration to Charters, A Split Flagler School Board Favors Move Toward Uniforms

| October 18, 2011

Reacting in part to a pronounced migration of students to charter schools in the county–and in part to its own leanings–the Flagler school board Tuesday agreed to solicit parental input in preparation for a uniform policy.

Night Clerk at Microtel on Old Kings Road Tied and Robbed at Gunpoint

| October 18, 2011

The armed robbery at Microtel a little after 3 a.m. Monday is the second armed robbery in a 1-mile radius in six days. Last week, a resident of the Woodlands was robbed at gunpoint while walking nearby.

School Uniforms as Contrived Regulation: 10 Answers to the Flagler School Board

| October 18, 2011

School uniform FAQ: Nancy Nally, a local parent and writer, lays out 10 reasons why the Flagler County School Board should not adopt school uniforms. The board is discussing the matter later this afternoon.

Get Ready for a Thunderous Afternoon and Evening, with Possible “Isolated Tornadoes”

| October 18, 2011

Get those weather radios, flashlights and emergency kits checked. Heavy, drenching, noisy storms with tropical postmarks are on their way to Flagler, with heaviest downpours between 3 and 11 p.m.

Mike Taschler, Palm Coast Data VP and COO, Is Out as Revenue Continues to Fall

| October 17, 2011

Taschler’s departure follows less than three months after the resignation of Palm Coast Data CEO John Meneough, and three weeks after the company posted another steep revenue decline.

Pink Armies Invade Flagler In Varieties Of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

| October 17, 2011

The Flagler County fire department, Palm Coast government, Florida Hospital Flagler, schools and organizations are all in on raising awareness to battle breast cancer in October.

Daily Wadsworth Elementary Jam On Parkview Drive Should End as No Parking Signs Go Up

| October 17, 2011

For several years, Parkview Drive along Wadsworth Elementary has turned into a hazardous, child-crossing parking lot as school lets out. Soon, No Parking signs will go up along the two-lane road, to the displeasure of some and relief of others, in hopes of ending the hazard.

Flagler County Jail Daily Bookings: Oct. 14-28, 2011

| October 17, 2011

Flagler County jail daily bookings for the week of Oct. 14-28, 2011. With links to inmate search functions, visitation rules and correspondence requirements.

This Week in Flagler and Tallahassee: School Uniforms Again and Andrew Young

| October 16, 2011

The African American Cultural Society’s 20th anniversary celebration culminates with a talk by former UN Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at Matanzas High’s Pirate Theater.

What About Paul? The Blackballing of a Candidate.

| October 16, 2011

Just as Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich were blackballed by media early in their Democratic runs, Ron Paul, a libertarian running as a Republican, is being blacked out even as he’s climbed to fourth in the presidential field, William Collins argues.

Flag-Pin Fanaticism in St. Augustine, Huxley’s LSD, Occupying Anger: The Live Wire

| October 16, 2011

A graph-by-graph illustration of what the Occupy Wall Street crowds are angry about, Clint Eastwood’s Thelonius Monk, U.S. flag pins get banned in a St. Augustine hotel, and more.

Room for Debate: Should Your Child Be on Facebook?

| October 16, 2011

Facebook privacy for adults is hard enough to keep up with. For children and teens, keeping things private on Facebook is a seemingly intentional maze–and a marketer and advertiser’s dream.

The 99% Answer the 53%

| October 15, 2011

In what has turned into one of the most virally circulated pieces of the year, Max Udargo explains the Occupy Wall Street movement to a conservative critic who calls himself part of the 53 percent.


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