Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 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: manutention, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“If I forgive my enemy, I no longer have an enemy. On the other hand suspicion immediately gives birth to fraud. Love always finds its proof, so does hatred. Zealousness seeks peace and makes war, and justice by force of arms is equal to the worst injustice.”
–From Alain’s “Propos.” (1921)
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.
It’s spring break all week, and it shows: schools are all closed, so is criminal court, as it looks like Flagler’s felony judge is taking the week off.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council meeting scheduled for this morning has been cancelled.
The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.
Olde Florida Title marks the grand opening of its new location with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. at 2561 Moody Blvd. STE A213, Flagler Beach. For more information, please call 386-693-1493.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: H&R Block, 2400 East Moody Boulevard (SR100), Bunnell, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: CVS Pharmacy at 2301 West Moody Boulevard (SR100), Flagler Beach, from 3 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Bealls at 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach government needs volunteer residents to serve on various boards and committees. Applications must be obtained from City Hall, 105 south second street, Flagler Beach, or on the city web site: www.Cityofflaglerbeach.Com. Here are the openings:
Economic Development Task Force – 1 Vacancy for a Citizen
This Committee is scheduled to meet monthly
Investment Committee – 1 Vacancy for an Attorney
This Committee is scheduled to meet quarterly.
Personnel Advisory Review Board – 1 Vacancy
This Committee rarely meets but is required by our Code of Ordinance in the event an employee has a grievance and wishes to appeal disciplinary action.
Additional information, contact City Clerk Penny Overstreet, (386)-517-2000 EXT 233
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.
SPACE FLORIDA BOARD MEETS: The Space Florida Board of Directors is scheduled to meet. (Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Central, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Probably a good time to re-up Dexter Filkins’ troubling February 2017 @NewYorker essay on the #torture-laden background of Gina #Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to be new @CIA Director:https://t.co/u9WSBH7DYd
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) March 13, 2018
Congratulations to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who has officially escaped felony charges for lying under oath. You really set the bar for accountability. "What the General practices, the soldiers learn." https://t.co/agrNNzKbOh
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 13, 2018
Ahead of #Watergate, J. Edgar Hoover gave Richard Nixon’s campaign political intelligence warning of an emerging "deep state" conspiracy https://t.co/xxKgWi2Aqn pic.twitter.com/S6bLTsnbYi
— MuckRock (@MuckRock) March 13, 2018
Coal ash ponds are contaminating groundwater across the country, but the consequences are unclear because the government doesn't monitor them. https://t.co/RoTjXXF9NB pic.twitter.com/LErEeKdLhS
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) March 13, 2018
This article explains better than any I have read why he's such a threat to American democracy— and journalism. "Trump's attack on knowledge." https://t.co/zgUo5P5rWX
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) March 13, 2018
Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of March 9, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-march-9-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
A Buxtehude Fugue
As March is Johann Sebastian Bach Month, or ought to be (he was born the first day of spring in 1685), we’re celebrating the great German composer all months with videos about him, his music and his life.
Here’s Ton Koopman playing a fugue by Dietrich Buxtehude, who greatly influenced Bach–and whom Bach 250 miles to see and hear: he’d taken two weeks’ leave. He stayed three months. Koopman has been directing the only edition of Buxtehude’s complete recorded works.
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete Well Tempered Clavier, Book One
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete English Suites
- Keith Jarrett, Late Solo
- Jacqueline du Pré Perform’s Dvořák Cello Concerto With the LSO and Daniel Barenboim
- Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim
- Albert Camus’ “The Human Crisis”
- Swinging Bach
- Keith Jarrett Standards Trio
- Anoushka Shankar Ensemble
- Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio: a 2007 Concert
- Abdel Rahman el Bacha Plays Two Nocturnes by Chopin
- Edith Mathis’s Creations
- Sheku Kanneh-Mason: No Woman No Cry, Cello Version
- Viotti’s Violin Concerto No 23 in G Major, Performed by Jennifer Jeon
- Bruckner’s Symphony Nr. 7 at the Lucerne Frestival
- Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the style of Chopin: Syd R Duke
- Nikolai Kapustin performing Prelude, op. 53, no. 11
- Ray Chen, Sarabande from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor
- It’s A Small World: Ken Kubota and Friends
- 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
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Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,
Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
– Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist
Born: January 8, 1942, Oxford, United Kingdom
Died: March 14, 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rest In Peace