Today: Cool and sunny, in the 50s Friday, the 60s Saturday and Sunday, nights in the 40s. 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: momist, n..
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“Amazingly, the stock market continued to soar, and the television over the FrontPoint trading desks emitted a ceaselessly bullish signal. ‘We turned off CNBC,’ said Danny Moses. ‘It became very frustrating that they weren’t in touch with reality anymore. If something negative happened, they’d spin it positive. If something positive happened, they’d blow it out of proportion. It alters your mind. You can’t be clouded with shit like that.'”
–Michael Lewis, from “The Big Short” (2010).
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.
Domestic Violence Summit Follow-Up: Sheriff Rick Staly and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a follow-up meeting to report on the committees’ progress since the last meeting in October 2017. Each committee chairperson or designee will discuss the status of the ideas and initiatives identified at the summit three months ago. The meeting is open to the public. At 10 a.m., Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Blvd, Bunnell.
Lambert Avenue Drainage Open House: The City of Flagler Beach and consultants from Gulfstream Design Group invite the residents and property owners in the Lambert Avenue area to attend a public meeting at 5:30 P.M. at City Hall. This meeting is in follow-up to the town hall meeting held March 2, 2017 when residents voiced their concerns related to drainage in the area. Gulf Stream Design Group will conduct a 15-20 minute overview of their results followed by a question and answer session. The meeting will be an open house format. City Hall Commission Chamber 105 S. Second Street Flagler Beach.
Bombing runs Navy training schedules indicate that inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest on:
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Inert
Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Inert
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville.
The Flagler County Orchid Society meets at the Flagler County Art League, Room C-207 (160 Cypress Point Pkwy, Palm Coast) at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jeanne Long for information, 386/931-3156.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Court, from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Epic Theatre in Palm Coast’s Town Center, from 2 to 7 p.m.
- Saturday: Epic Theatre in Palm Coast’s Town Center, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Flagler County Citizens Academy now taking applications for February 27 start: Flagler County government is accepting applications for its Spring 2018 Citizens Academy program, a free ten-week course introducing participants to the day-to-day operations of Flagler County government. Registration is free, but class size is limited to 30 and applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The spring classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon beginning February 27. Each week participants learn about responsibilities and operations of County departments, such as Land Management, Economic Development, and Fire Rescue. Locations include the 911 center at Emergency Operations, the control tower at the Executive Airport, and the Lodge at Princess Place Preserve. Citizens Academy is also an opportunity for attendees to interact with staff and ask questions on topics that range from code enforcement to senior day-care to the property assessment process. The final session – which includes a Q&A roundtable with the county commissioners – will be May 1, 2018. A graduation ceremony on Monday, May 7 at 5 p.m. will recognize the 14th Citizens Academy class, during a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Interested residents can find an application online at http://www.flaglercounty.org/citizens_academy or by contacting Rose Keirnan, PR & Marketing Specialist, at 386-313-4026 or [email protected]. Offered twice yearly, the next opportunity to participate in Citizens Academy will be a series of evening classes in Fall 2018.
The Florida Agricultural Museum’s inaugural newsletter issue has been published and can be viewed or downloaded here.
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.
BIRTH CENTER CHANGES PROPOSED: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1099), filed by Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta, that would allow “advanced” birth centers to provide cesarean sections to women with low-risk pregnancies and keep women up to 48 hours following vaginal deliveries and 72 hours following c-sections. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING TARGETED: The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 90), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, that would make texting while driving a primary offense. Currently, texting while driving is a “secondary” offense, meaning that law enforcement cannot pull over motorists for texting at the wheel. The law can only be enforced when police stop motorists for other reasons such as speeding. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
STATE MOTTO SOUGHT FOR SCHOOLS: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 839), filed by Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, and Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Destin, that would require schools to display the state motto, “In God We Trust.” (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
WINE AND SPIRITS AT ISSUE: The Senate Regulated Industries Committee will consider a proposal (SB 296), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would make a series of changes in laws dealing with alcoholic beverages, including repealing a limit on sizes of wine containers and revising the amount of alcohol that craft distilleries can produce. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
HIGHER ED BUDGET UNVEILED: The House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will release an initial budget proposal, known as a “chairman’s budget. (Tuesday, noon, 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CATASTROPHE FUND ON AGENDA: The House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 97), filed by Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, that would make changes in the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which provides backup coverage for property insurers. (Tuesday, noon, 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
JUDICIAL NUMBERS WEIGHED: The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (PCB JUA 18-01) that would revise the numbers of judges in various parts of the state. (Tuesday, noon, Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
STATE PARK FEES ON TABLE: The House Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee will hold a workshop on state park fees. (Tuesday, noon, 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
EQUAL PAY SOUGHT: Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, is expected to take part in a rally seeking “equal pay for equal work” for women. (Tuesday, noon, fourth floor, the Capitol.)
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME DEBATED: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will consider a proposal (SB 858), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would lead to the state exempting itself from daylight-saving time and observing standard time. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TRAUMA CENTERS ON TABLE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1876), filed by Chairwoman Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would make a series of changes in state law about the approval and distribution of trauma centers. The proposal comes after years of battles in the hospital industry about the approval of new trauma centers. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATIONS CONSIDERED: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1005), filed by Rep. Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee, that would lead to the Walton County sheriff providing child-protective investigations, joining a handful of other sheriffs across the state. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol)
PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET UNVEILED: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will release the chairman’s initial budget proposal for next year. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
‘HEALTHY MARRIAGE’ GUIDE GETS AIRING: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 1323), filed by Rep. Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, that would lead to the creation of a “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage.” (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
NATURAL GAS RATE INCREASES AT ISSUE: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a customer hearing in Miami-Dade County about a proposed rate increase for Florida City Gas. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables.)
GET READY FOR PRESS SKITS: It’s a long-standing tradition, and it might come to an end after this year, so DON’T MISS IT! The Florida Capitol Press Corps will hold its press skits Tuesday at The Moon, with proceeds benefiting the Barbara Frye journalism scholarship fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. $70 floor seats, $30 general admission (plus fees). All seats are first-come, first-served within each tier. Tickets are available at https://tickets.moonevents.com/default
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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A "dreamer" priest faces deportation — and a divided congregation https://t.co/7XjPgABp0g
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 20, 2018
73 days of golf: Trump's first year – in numbers https://t.co/on8clDPiQh
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 20, 2018
There is a whole cottage industry of doctors helping parents skip their kids' vaccines https://t.co/I7IQMFpfuY pic.twitter.com/VreDNvfbuZ
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 20, 2018
Top evangelical leader calls out evangelicals who support Trump: "Stop defending the indefensible" https://t.co/kjp6RhlbHc pic.twitter.com/DAV0paGnlb
— The Hill (@thehill) January 20, 2018
Five years later: the stories of the Dreamers featured on Time's 2012 cover – where they are today. via @time https://t.co/ZcUie1OBKa
— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) January 20, 2018
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 19, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-jan-19-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Maria Callas: The Mike Wallace Interview
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Wq 164
- The Cranberries: Linger
- Martha Argerich Performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Vivaldi’s Winter in a Wintry Performance By Milan Řehák
- Bach: Musical Offering BWV 1079, Concert des Nations Jordi Savall
- Bach: Sonata for Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029
- Claude Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin, from Préludes
- Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & Bach Soloists
- Angels in Heaven: Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady
- Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
- Brendel Performs Schubert’s A Major Sonata No. 22, D. 959
- The New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony
- Alexander Gavrylyuk Plays Bach İtalian Concerto
- Daniel Lozakovich, at 12 Years Old, Performs a Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata
- Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata in D minor for Violin and Continuo performed by House of Time
- Evgeni Koroliov Performs Claude Debussy Préludes
- Turkey’s Fazil Say Plays Mozart’s Alla Turca, Then His Own
- Guitarist John Williams at the BBC: The 2016 Documentary
- Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schubert’s Great Piano Sonata No 13 in A major, D 664
- Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto Performed on Sax by Amy Dixon
- Maria João Pires Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K 453
- When Mickey Mouse Jammed Out Carmen and Other Favorites
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 61
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- Yeol Eum Son Performs Charles Valentin Alkan
- A Crazy Encore by Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall
- Phillip Sear Performs a Waltz By Neapolitan Composer Franco Alfano
- “Stranger Things” Cello Medley – Nicholas Yee
- Discover the Great Daniil Trifonov
- Afro-Venezuelan Shostakovich
- Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize: The Full Monty
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic
Ken Dodge says
@ Holy stuff
Comedy writers are taking over the state legislature – as usual.
In Florida and in State Government:
“STATE MOTTO SOUGHT FOR SCHOOLS: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 839), filed by Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, and Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Destin, that would require schools to display the state motto, “In God We Trust.” (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)”
I asked God about this one – and she asked me to tell y’all to quit taking her name in vain.
“‘HEALTHY MARRIAGE’ GUIDE GETS AIRING: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 1323), filed by Rep. Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, that would lead to the creation of a “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage.” (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)”
Remember kids – always get a prenup – and don’t do anything donald trump (3 wives), rush limbaugh (4 wives), newt gingrich (3 wives), or other Republican role models wouldn’t do.