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Archive for: March, 2012

Tim Tebow Gives New York Jets a Wobble and a Prayer

| March 21, 2012

Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets, dashing his hopes of playing for the Jaguars, the Dolphins or the Buccaneers and placing the most ostentatiously pious player in the NFL in the thick of Gotham’s media and liberal glare.

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| March 21, 2012

The Florida personal injury attorneys at Politis & Matovina P.A. represent injured people and their families in Palm Coast, Flagler County and throughout Central Florida including Port Orange, Daytona Beach, Deland, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Deltona, Debary, Orange City and St. Augustine.

Bait, Tackle and BBQ at Bings Landing as Flagler Cooks Up Park’s Latest Shop Lease

| March 21, 2012

Captain’s BBQ at Bings Landing will operate the concession shop and kayak,canoe and bike rentals for $500 a month’s rent in Flagler County’s latest attempt to give life to a handsome but commercially problematic location.

Good News and Bad News for News

| March 21, 2012

The online audience for news is enormous and growing, but the Pew Center’s State of the News Media 2012 report points to declining revenue for news-gathering and a consolidating trend among online giants, with serious implications for civic engagement.

We Have A Sighting: Lewis Colam, Epic Rower, Rides Tide Into Palm Coast

| March 20, 2012

Lewis Colam, the British rower making the 1,400 solo trip from MIami to New York, entered Palm Coast this afternoon for a welcome at the Yacht Club, where he’s due at 4:40 p.m.

Fischer (Fatal Hit-and-Run) and Merrill (Wife-Shooting) Plead Not Guilty in Absentia

| March 20, 2012

Jamesine Fischer pleaded not guilty to a 1st degree felony charge of hit-and-run with a death, while William Merrill pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the killing of his wife with an AK-47 last month. Both wrote in their pleas.

Gov. Scott, Veto the School Prayer Bill

| March 20, 2012

Today, several Florida and national leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, including Palm Coast’s Merrill Shapiro, sent the following letter to Gov. Rick Scott, urging him to veto a school-prayer bill that cleared the Legislature.

State Attorney Files Kidnapping-With-Intent-to-Terrorize Charges Against Cary Hudson

| March 20, 2012

Cary Hudson is in jail on $90,000 bond, facing charges of kidnapping and aggravated battery after allegedly beating a 51-year-old woman bloody and forcing her into his car–after she’d moved to Palm Coast to get away from him.

Flagler Residents Would See $84-a-Year Jump in FPL’s Base Rate Despite Solid Profits

| March 20, 2012

Despite higher profits than most industries, Florida Power & Light (FPL) is requesting the $690.4 million rate increase in 2013. FPL says the increase would be offset by fuel cost decreases, at least in 2013, reducing the net bill increase to $2.48 a month.

Rowing Into Palm Coast, On His 1,400-Mile Solo Way to New York–for Alzheimer’s

| March 19, 2012

Lewis Colam, 24, has no row-boating experience, but set off from Miami on March 3 on a 1,400-mile solo trip up the East Coast to raise $20,000 for Alzheimer’s research. The England native stops in Palm Coast this week.

In 911 Call, Paul Miller Calmly Tells Dispatcher of Shooting Mulhall, Then Hangs Up on Her

| March 19, 2012

Paul Miller is calm, collected and seemingly unshaken by the gravity of the situation as he tells a 911 dispatcher to send an ambulance because he’d just shot his neighbor, Dana Mulhall. The 911 recording.

Teachers’ Bane: Students Who Don’t
Give a Damn, and Parents Who Reward Them

| March 19, 2012

In her latest installment from the trenches, teacher Jo Ann Nahirny describes how regulations force teachers’ time to be consumed by efforts to improve the performance of indifferent students at the expense of students who actually want to learn.

Flagler’s and Florida’s Economic Development Hoax

| March 18, 2012

Florida lawmakers and their local replicas seem hypnotized by the buzz of economic development, nattering about it with great stamina. But it’s a hoax, and a costly one. The assault on public and higher education of the last few years proves it.

Senate’s New Redistricting Map: Flagler District Whole Again, With St. Johns and Putnam

| March 17, 2012

The chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee unveiled a new proposal for legislative districts Saturday to answer criticisms from the Florida Supreme Court. The plan creates a much more cohesive district for Flagler.

Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day

| March 17, 2012

Adding “Going Green” to our St. Patrick’s Day activities makes perfect sense, while lending a little fun to the festivities. Frank Gromling provides a list of suggestions in his Coastal View column.

Sixth Serious Bike Week Wreck, on A1A, Sends 2 to Hospital After BMW Cuts Off Motorcyclists

| March 17, 2012

A man in a BWM cut off a married couple from Jacksonville on their Harley Davidson as the man was making an illegal turn into a JT Seafood Shack parking lot. The couple sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

When Rick Santorum’s Official Language Blares Idiocy

| March 16, 2012

Rick Santorum telling Puerto Rico’s people this week that they must all speak English before the island can become a state is the latest of many idiotic, exclusionary statements during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, argues Angel Castillo Jr.

For Environmental Issues at the Legislature, a Less Than Devastating 2012

| March 16, 2012

Despite being overshadowed by insurance, redistricting and higher education issues, to name a few, environmental groups say they had better session than last, with both legislative leaders and Gov. Rick Scott both being more amendable to their input.

Grim Details Emerge: 5 Bullets Struck Dana Mulhall, 4 as He Fled, 2 in His Back

| March 16, 2012

Paul Miller’s arrest report openly casts doubt on suggestions that Miller was acting in self defense when he shot and killed Dana Mulhall, describing instead a moment of anger that escalated and did not stop even as Mulhall was, literally, running for his life.

Spectacular Crash on Colbert Lane, Better Result: No Injuries, But a DUI Arrest

| March 16, 2012

A spectacular crash closed Palm Coast’s Colbert Lane south of Blare Drive for almost two hours Thursday night as an Oldsmobile overturned and blocked most of the road after colliding with a BMW that ended up on the road’s shoulder. Despite the violence of the crash, no one was injured.

Flagler Beach’s Paul Miller Is Jailed On 2nd Degree Murder Charge

| March 15, 2012

Paul Miller, the 66-year-old resident of South Flagler Avenue who shot and killed his neighbor over an argument about a dog Wednesday evening, was booked into the Flagler County jail this evening on a second degree murder charge.

One Bike, One Victim Left Critical in Latest Bike Week Crash, By Weigh Station On I-95

| March 15, 2012

Ronnie Reynolds, 54, of Richlands, Va., was evacuated by air in critical condition to Halifax Hospital after brakes malfunctioned and sent him and the bike tumbling five or six times.

Citing Fleming-Larizza Conflicts of Interest, Gov. Scott Orders Fischer Case Out of Flagler

| March 15, 2012

Scott issued the order after State Attorney R.J. Larizza voluntarily withdrew from prosecuting the case, “to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest or impropriety” with Sheriff Don Fleming, now a witness in the Jamesine Fischer case–and vulnerable politically.

Paul Miller, Who Shot and Killed Dana Mulhall in Flagler Beach Wednesday, Is Set Free

| March 15, 2012

Paul Miller, who’s arguing self-defense, was released from Flagler Beach police custody about a half dozen hours after he shot and killed Dana Mulhall Wednesday evening. No weapon was found near Mulhall.

A Man Is Dead, Another in Custody in Flagler Beach Shooting Following Neighbors’ Dispute

| March 14, 2012

A man is dead, another is in custody, arrested by Flagler Beach police, after a shooting described as methodical and deliberate shattered the calm of South Flagler Avenue this evening, just after 6 p.m.

Flagler Democrat Heather Beaven Declares For Congress in Newly Drawn 6th District

| March 14, 2012

Heather Beaven is the first Democrat in a race featuring four Republicans so far. Beaven lost to John Mica in 2010, polling 31 percent across the district and 34 percent in Flagler County. Mica is seeking reelection elsewhere as the district was redrawn.

Turtle Saving Time: Nesting Season Begins on Flagler and Florida Beaches, Lasting Through October

| March 14, 2012

That age-old ritual of turtle-nesting is in full swing on Flagler County’s beaches, where beach-goers will recognize the trademark wooden stakes and thin square-forming ribbons around nests–and steer clear of the sandy nurseries.

Florida’s Latest Stab at Sharia Law Fails, Barely, But May Not Be the Last

| March 14, 2012

A bill to ban Islamic or Sharia law’s application in state courts cleared the House and two Florida Senate committees easily, and would have gotten Gov. Rick Scott’s signature. It mirrors a concerted anti-Islamic campaign in at least 20 other states.

Piety’s Double Edge: When Deeds Speak Louder Than Public Prayers

| March 14, 2012

As Gov. Rick Scott readies to sign into law Florida’s school prayer bill, how can legislators push for “inspirational messages” in classrooms while they work to destroy access to affordable healthcare, a woman’s right to choose and the rights of service workers to earn a decent wage?

Diana Sallee Dies from Injuries in Monday’s Bike Crash on A1A; First Bike Week Fatality In Flagler

| March 13, 2012

Billy and Diana Sallee were vacationing for the first time in 12 years, to Bike Week, when their bike rear-ended an SUV on A1A Monday. Diana, 39, died of her injuries Tuesday evening at Halifax in Daytona Beach.



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