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Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The OED’s Word of the Day: auld-farrant, adj..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“The way it is here, this town, it goes out in all directions all kinds of shit happening. You know what I mean? Like there’s no special look to the place. Brooklyn, you got streets of houses are all exactly the same. Or Brooklyn in general, you know, has a bummed-out look, it’s old, it’s dirty …. Miami a look you think of stucco, right? Or high-rises on the beacch. Here, wherever you look it’s something different. There homes’ll knock your eyes out, but there’s a lot of cheap shit, too. You know what I mean? Like Times Square. I think the movie business is the same way. There aren’t any rules-you know, anybody saying this’s how you have to do it. What’re movies about? They’re all different, except the ones that’re just like other movies that made money. You know what I’m saying? The movie business, you can do any fuckin thing you want ’cause there’s nobody in charge.”
–Elmore Leonard, from “Get Shorty” (1990).
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.
School Conference Week at all Flagler County elementary schools, all week.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.
SBA Individual Disaster Loan Assistance: Representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) invite the residents and property owners to attend an Open House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 between the hours of 9:30 A.M until 4:30 P.M. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall in Flagler Beach, 105 South 2nd Street. This Open House is an effort to assist residents and property owners to apply for individual disaster low interest loans. The SBA representatives will guide those who attend through the application process. If you plan to attend, please make sure that you have registered with FEMA prior to Wednesday. That is a necessary first step. Bring your bank’s routing number and, if possible, your insurance and other relevant papers. Laptops will be available on site, for you to register and apply for the low interest rate loans.
The Fate of the Earth at 30: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction,” is the featured speaker at the Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series, and will deliver a lecture, “On The Fate Of The Earth,” commemorating the 25-year anniversary of the publication of Schell’s book by that name, on the consequences of nuclear war. Presented by The New School, at the 12th Street Auditorium, New York City. Watch a live stream of Kolbert’s lecture here starting at 7 p.m. Watch the previous lecture in the series, by Bill McKibben, here.
Ribbon Cutting: Grand Opening of Chambery Family Funeral Home, 14 Palm Harbor Village Way, Palm Coast, 4 to 6 p.m. The ribbon-cutting is at 5 p.m.
Food Assistance, Oct. 11-15: The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in Flagler and St. Johns counties to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma from October 11- October 15. To qualify for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance program, applicants must have lived or worked in one of the counties declared for FEMA Individual Assistance on September 5, and not be receiving food assistance through the regular Food Assistance Program. Additionally, eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster related expenses. DCF will provide or mail Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to eligible individuals and families to use at authorized USDA food retailers. The program counts only income and expenses from September 5 through October 4, 2017. Individuals are encouraged to fill out the initial application for assistance online no later than the day before visiting the Food for Florida site. The application is available on the Food for Florida website, myflfamilies.com/fff. The Food for Florida disaster food assistance program for Flagler and St. Johns counties will take place: AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE FAIRGROUNDS, 5840 STATE ROAD 207, ELKTON OPEN 8 AM- 7 PM.
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.
SLAVERY MEMORIAL DISCUSSED: The House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee is slated to take up a bill (HB 67), filed by Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, that would establish a slavery memorial at the state Capitol. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
PANEL HEARS EDUCATION BUDGET REQUESTS: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will hear presentations about 2018-2019 budget requests by the Department of Education and the Office of Early Learning. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
TOURISM MARKETING ON THE TABLE: The House Tourism & Gaming Control Subcommittee will receive updates on issues related to tourism marketing. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CHAMBER REPORT PRESENTED: The House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee will receive a presentation on the Florida Chamber Foundation’s â€œFlorida Jobs 2030â€ report. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
MENTAL HEALTH ON THE AGENDA: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive updates about the implementation of mental-health and substance-abuse legislation passed during the 2016 and 2017 sessions. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
WATER NEEDS DISCUSSED: The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive presentations about water infrastructure needs. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
`JOB GROWTH GRANT FUND’ CONSIDERED: The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Economic Opportunity about the state’s new Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PANEL HEARS ABOUT ELECTRICITY RESTORATION: The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee will receive a presentation about storm restoration efforts by electric utilities. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THE MENU: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive updates about a new law carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. Speakers are expected to include Christian Bax, director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use at the Florida Department of Health. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
AUTISM AWARENESS AT ISSUE: The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will receive an update about a new law aimed at autism-awareness training for law-enforcement officers. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
NURSING HOME GENERATORS ON AGENDA: The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update about emergency rules aimed at requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can run air conditioning systems when electricity is knocked out. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
LAWMAKERS LOOK AT ENDING FIREWORKS BAN: The Senate Regulated Industries Committee will take up a bill (SB 198), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would end a decades-old prohibition on fireworks sales. Many people have gotten around the ban by using loopholes that allow the purchase of fireworks for such things as frightening birds for agriculture-related purposes. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
AGRICULTURE DAMAGE DISCUSSED: The House Agriculture & Property Rights Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about storm-related damage in the agriculture industry. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW REVIEWED: The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee will receive updates about a series of laws passed this year, including a major economic-development law passed during a June special session. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
LOW INCOME POOL AT ISSUE: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update about the Low Income Pool, which provides additional money to hospitals and other health providers that care for large numbers of poor and uninsured people. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL CHOICE CONSIDERED: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will receive an update from the Department of Education about the implementation of rules and policy related to school choice. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
CABINET AIDES MEET: Aides to Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will discuss issues in advance of an Oct. 17 Cabinet meeting. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
`BAKER ACT’ FOR MINORS AT ISSUE: The Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors will discuss issues related to the use of the state’s â€œBaker Actâ€ for minors. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2500 West Colonial Dr., Orlando.)
PAROLE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Commission on Offender Review is scheduled to meet in Manatee County and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Manatee County Sheriff’s Office District III Location, 616 67th St. Circle East, Bradenton.)
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The racist Supreme Court decisions that cemented Puerto Rico’s second-class status: https://t.co/4S9WEpwYUh pic.twitter.com/tOCChlDiet
— Slate (@Slate) October 10, 2017
.@ACLU calls death row #solitaryconfinement "a death before dying" – and inmates in Florida are fighting back https://t.co/Sucwz8urFx pic.twitter.com/uHiHMsXVG6
— MuckRock (@MuckRock) October 10, 2017
Oregon Distributes $85 Million in Legal Cannabis Tax Revenue. https://t.co/EQ9Tfm3dAS pic.twitter.com/Kj2pLvxURR
— High Times (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) October 10, 2017
"Code Girls," out today, finally gives due to courageous women who worked in wartime intelligence community. https://t.co/LHYnDnbfVC
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) October 10, 2017
The world has changed since Trump’s inauguration, and that's been bad news for Jimmy Fallon https://t.co/bheen4urko
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 10, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future.
Road and Interstate Construction:
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, KV 478
- Eleanor Rigby, performed by Sirius Quartet
- Mozart: Tamiri’s aria from Il re pastore: Elina Shimkus & Sinfonietta Riga
- Mariko M on the Cello, Mariko Terashita, violin, Perform Limerock
- Bohuslav Martinu: First Sonata for Flute and Piano
- Andras Schiff Performs All Six of Bach’s French Suites
- Paul Lewis plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Andantino
- 14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the 2017 Zhuhai International Competition
- Andras Schiff Performs the whole of Bach’s Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
- Alexander Dunn plays Studies by Fernando Sor
- Fandango, by Antonio Soler
- Frescobaldi: Toccata in G, Magdalena Baczewska, harpsichord
- Willie Nelson: Full Concert, Woodstock, 1999
- How playing an instrument benefits your brain
- Mozart’s Requiem: Camerata Salzburg, Arsys Bourgogne, Cond.
- Repairing Willie Nelson’s guitar
- 100 Year Old Self-Playing Violin
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony B minor, Christophe Coin Ensemble Baroque, Limoges
- Wynton Marsalis Septet: Sunflowers (From The Marciac Suite Album)
- Nikolai Kedrov: Otche Nash (Our Father)
- Ludovico Einaudi, “Elegy for the Arctic”
- Black Violin at Apollo Amateur Night
- Bach’s Beer Bottles: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1
- Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Ida Haendel, Violin
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
- Wynton Marsalis takes the Horn Challenge
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- K.D. Lang: The Mind of Love
- World’s Oldest Violin: Marco Rizzi Performs Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 on a 1566 Amati Violin
- Mark Knopfler on Guitars
- Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor, Performed by the Canadian Brass
- The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
- Macklemore Feat Skylar Grey: Glorious
- Edward Luce On the Retreat of Western Liberalism in the Trump Era
- Why Don’t All Instruments Sound The Same?
- Joachim Horsley’s “Beethoven in Havana”: What the Piano Can Do
- 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
We need stricter fireworks laws, not weaker ones. People danger, fire danger, traumatizes our pets.
Senator Steube should not be in office. He does not represent the wishes of his constituents – in Sarasota or the rest of the state.
@ Pierre Tristam
Thanks for boosting The Florida Project in your Tweets – some of us actually read your site – and tune in to NPR too. And NPR – not just in the car. From NPR:
‘Florida Project’ Turns A Decrepit Corner Of Orlando Into A Cinematic Playground