Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then 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: Mostly 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 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 120.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: moly, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“When the missile left the ground, you could feel it in your bones. The blast, the roar, the sight of the flames slowly lifting the Titan II upward-they suddenly affected me. They were more visceral and more powerful than any Cold War story. I had grown up in the 1970s hearing about missiles and warheads, throw weights and megatons, half believing that none of those weapons really worked, that the fears of nuclear Armageddon were overblown and based on some terrible fiction. The Titan II hesitated for a moment and then really took off, like a ten-story silver building disappearing into the sky. Within moments, it was gone, just a tail of flame somewhere over Mexico. Watching that launch, the imaginary became tangible and concrete for me. It rattled me. It pierced a false sense of comfort. Right now thousands of missiles are hidden away, literally out of sight, topped with warheads and ready to go, awaiting the right electrical signal. They are a collective death wish, barely suppressed. Every one of them is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder. They are out there, waiting, soulless and mechanical, sustained by our denial-and they work.”
–Eric Schlosser, from Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.
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.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
A Flagler County Commission workshop scheduled for today was cancelled.
The Palm Coast government bid review committee meets at 1 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall to discuss two bids regarding the concession operations and the management of the Palm Harbor Golf Club.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 6 p.m. for a workshop to discuss a 10-year plan to replace the city’s major equipment inventory–including emergency radio equipment, firefighters’ equipment, vehicles and so on–and at 7 p.m. for a regular meeting, at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers, Building 3. Among other items, the commission is expected to take some action to preserve the portion of historic Old Brick Road in a section of Bunnell, where the removal of bricks will be deemed illegal.
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IN SPECIAL ELECTIONS: Monday is the deadline for Miami-Dade County voters to register to cast ballots in special primary elections in state Senate District 40 and House District 116. The primary elections will be held July 25. Senate District 40 opened when Miami Republican Frank Artiles resigned from the Senate in April. Republican Jose Felix Diaz then resigned his House District 116 seat to run in the Senate special election.
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
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The Senate health care bill is an all-out assault on Medicaid: https://t.co/ebL7CbVy1B pic.twitter.com/o2m7OYnuGL
— Slate (@Slate) June 25, 2017
Trump breaks with tradition, won't hold Ramadan dinner https://t.co/y5JioCHMUy pic.twitter.com/yP4F7II39s
— The Hill (@thehill) June 25, 2017
Russia launched 6 cruise missiles from frigates Admiral Essen, Admiral Grigorovich & submarine Krasnodar at ISIS in Syria: @mod_russia pic.twitter.com/FynXgg5kWy
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) June 25, 2017
Beyond Carter verdict: Helping teens battle suicidal thoughts https://t.co/RVdq7kAZbB pic.twitter.com/NyjJIp1Wmz
— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) June 25, 2017
A failed 2020 Census would be “a huge cost to society, if you want to make public policy based on numbers”: https://t.co/HlK8lxMS0A
— On the Media (@onthemedia) June 25, 2017
Whites are the only major demographic group in which more approve than disapprove of Donald Trump https://t.co/mI210ReArc pic.twitter.com/rFs90w9Ubd
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) June 25, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-june-14-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Bojan Cicic and Richard Egarr: Giovanni Carbonelli’s Violin Sonata No. 1
- Voyager: The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
- Bohemian Rhapsody: Brooklyn Duo and Ft. Dover Quartet
- Down in the River to Pray: University of Texas Tuba/Euphonium Studio
- Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma
- “The Day After” (1983)
- Rui Arayama Performs Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas K.427 & K.455
- Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
- Angelina Jordan, 10 Years Old Norwegian, Sings the Blues: I Put A Spell On You
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Concerto in B Minor for five Recorders Op. 15 Nr. 4, Abateva
- Introduction to Bullshit
- Chopin: 24 Etudes for Piano Op.10 , Op 25, Lukas Genjušas, Piano
- Alike: The Best Short Film Ever
- Fauré’s Requiem, Performed by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Choeur Accentus
- Arthur Rubinstein Performs Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
- Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation: Jérémie Rhorer Conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
- C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Sonata in F sharp minor, Wq 52 4
- Boccherini: Quintet with Guitar G 448 D-Major
- Jean-Baptiste Poyard Performs Telemann’s Violin Fantasia n°1
- Eudora Welty Reads “A Worn Path”
- Francis Poulenc at the piano
- Antonin Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by Tanja Sonc
- Joseph Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 66 in F major, Herbert Blomstedt, cond.
- Sarah Chang Plays Elgar’s Damn Romantic Salut d’amour, Op. 12
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer, cond.
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
- Händel: Keyboard Suite HWV 428, Daria van den Bercken, piano
- Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25
- Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, Leonard Bernstein
- What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?
- The Corrs: Toss the Feathers
- Peter Falk’s Acceptance Speech for 1972 Emmy, for Colombo
- How Did Beethoven Compose His 9th Symphony After He Went Completely Deaf?
- Ray Chen Performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
- The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1,HJ Lim, Piano
- Alicia de Larrocha plays Two Spanish Dances By Granados
- Comparone Plays a Scarlatti Sonata
- C. A. de Beriot, scene de Ballet, Daniel Shindarov, violin, Sergey Silvanskiy, piano
- Johnny Cash: Sunday Morning Coming Down
- Cinema Paradiso: The Main Theme
- Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train
- The Temptations and the Four Tops in a Motown Medley
- Sheku Kanneh-Mason Performs Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Arranged By Tom Hodge
- Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto
- Isaac Albéniz, Suite Iberia, Félix Ardanaz, piano
- Johannes Ockeghem: Ave Maria
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