Today: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Details here.
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: comessation, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
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“I’ve never doubted for a second that my dad loves me, but, man, there were times when I could have sworn he wanted to see, me suffer. I can remember several times when I was really struggling with something-nothing serious, but to a kid, it sure seemed like it-and he refused to jump in and save the day. Once, in high school, I was completely stumped by my calculus homework. I didn’t get the concept behind it at all, so I went to my dad and begged him to solve the problem for me. (He is really good at math.) “I’m not just going to give you the answer,” he said. “Dad, come on,” I pleaded. “If I don’t get it right, it could bring down my grade in the class!” He wasn’t fazed. “You’ve got to do this on your own, Kristen,” he said. “If I solve it for you, how will you ever understand calculus? You’ll thank me later. I promise.” (Yeah, right.) He advised that I go back to my textbook and identify the specific areas where I was having trouble. Then he suggested I get to class early the next day and ask my teacher to review the material with me. It was the last thing I wanted to do, but I had no other choice. Turns out, sometimes father knows best: My teacher helped me grasp the concept I was struggling with and I learned how to solve the homework problem myself. By the end of the year I had one of the highest grades in the class.”
–Kristen Hadeed, from “Permission To Screw Up” (Penguin, 2017). (The dad she’s referring to is Flagler County Attorney Al Hadeed.)
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.
Yes, school is in session today as a hurricane make-up day, including all afterschool activities.
In Court: The trial of Stanley Wykretowicz, a former cop and National Guard member, begins on charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect, first and second degree felonies, before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. He is accused of brutalizing a 2-year-old girl in 2014. The girl is his niece. Jury selection begins at 8:45 a.m.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners are expected to approve the renewal of grant agreements with a series of social service agencies including the Boys and Girls Club, the Children’s Home Society, the Early Learning Coalition, the Family Life Center, the Flagler County Free Clinic and StewartMarchman-Act Behavioral Health Services. They are also expected to approve renewing their $50,000 contract with lobbyist Lester Abberger of Florida Lobby Associates.
From the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections to Veterans:
“Calling all Flagler County service members, active duty or retired: We need your photo to fill this Veteran’s Wall in time for Veteran’s Day! Help us honor veterans of Flagler County by covering this Veteran’s Wall with photos. Only one month until Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2017.” – Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
Veteran’s Day is a month away and we hope to Cover The Wall at the Supervisor’s office in honor of Flagler County veterans. Any registered voter in Flagler County who has served in the US Armed Forces may provide a service photo for display on the Veteran’s Wall in the Elections Office lobby. The following information will accompany the photo:
Service Member Name
Dates of Service
Branch of Service
We need your photo to fill this wall by November 11, 2017. Contact the Elections Office for more information at (386) 313-4170 or visit www.FlaglerElections.com
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.
CHILD ABUSE DEATHS AT ISSUE: The state Child Abuse Death Review Committee, which looks for ways to reduce child-abuse deaths, will meet in Hillsborough County. (Monday, 9 a.m., Embassy Suites USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.)
CHILD SAFETY MEASURE PROPOSED: Orlando-area lawmakers will hold a news conference to discuss proposals aimed at preventing incidents in which children are left in day-care vehicles. Expected to take part are Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando; Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando; Sen. Victor Torres, D-Orlando; and Rep. Bruce Antone, D-Orlando. (Monday, 11:45 a.m., Orange County Administration Building, 201 South Rosalind Ave., Orlando.)
LABARGA DISCUSSES HURRICANES AT HARVARD: Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht will take part in a forum at Harvard Law School and discuss how courts and the legal systems handled hurricanes Irma and Harvey. (Monday, 2 p.m., Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Cambridge, Mass.)
BAEZ TAKES AIM AT CHILD MARRIAGE: Rep. Daisy Baez, D-Coral Gables, will take part in an event about ending child marriage in Florida. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., Florida International University, GL 220, Miami.)
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President Trump’s expansive language has not been matched by his actions during this opening phase of his presidency https://t.co/lutXrZSsvM
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 14, 2017
.@conor64: Trump's attacks on the First Amendment violate his oath of office and warrant impeachment https://t.co/3jCM7Y48KF pic.twitter.com/gDIzfbZuIX
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) October 14, 2017
DACA recipients are culturally & educationally American. They contribute to the economy & don’t live off handouts. https://t.co/oWJzxi5GbR pic.twitter.com/7R4FlisTnv
— Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) October 14, 2017
64% of Americans see freedom of the press to criticize politicians as very important to maintain a strong democracy https://t.co/BXjFhmakm7 pic.twitter.com/khNNvV3fPr
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) October 14, 2017
This is a terrible decision. It's one of our few shared stories — in a nation with far too few shared stories right now. https://t.co/Um7QBiSkif
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 14, 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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
Click to access Oct-6-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Worlds Collide: Jan Vogler and Bill Murray
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic
- 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 Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma
@My 2 Cents
Making my morning rounds and came upon this at Bloomberg:
“…While most big U.S. companies release adjusted earnings that deviate from generally accepted accounting principles…”
What’s the point of accepted accounting principles? Is this the accounting that also provides the rationale for the Republican’s tax legislation? Something to think about as we listen to glib explanation’s of the taxes paid by American businesses compared to businesses in other countries.
Extra credit for learning more:
effective tax rate
effective interest rate