Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest 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: http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/123936.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Editor’s Tweets
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“Since US troops could rarely find the enemy, much less “take and hold” the vast jungles of the highlands, his strategy was to deploy small American units to serve as “bait” for North Vietnamese attacks and then kill the enemy with artillery and air strikes. The “body count”—or the “kill ratio”—became the standard measure for whether progress was being made. As a result, commanders on the ground often inflated the number of enemy soldiers killed to please their superiors, who in turn inflated the figures even more. Meanwhile many American combat troops were killed and wounded.”
–Frances FitzGerald, from “The Pity of It All,” a review of Ken Burns’s Vietnam documentary in the New York Review of Books, Nov. 23, 2017.
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.
In Court: It’s a heavy trial week for Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, with four defendants slated for trial–Richard Chubka, facing cocaine and pot possession charges, Joshua Keyes, facing kidnapping, aggravated battery and burglary charges, Robert Leatherman, facing a felony battery charge, , and C.J. Nelson, facing a charge of felony child abuse. Nelson is accused of punching a 16-year-old girl at Epic Theater. Nelson’s attorney, Josh Davis, tried to get the case dismissed by arguing the Stand Your Ground defense last month, but the motion was denied. Today is jury selection for all the cases.
The Flagler County Commission holds a goal-setting session at 8 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg 3, Bunnell. The commission meets again at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building. Commissioners are expected to approve a bid Motorola Solutions Inc., one of just two bidders to be the company that will be in charge of updating Flagler County’s emergency communications network, a project expected to cost upwards of $10 to $12 million. Commissioners are also considering a land-use application for an RV park off Colbert Lane, by Gurell Land Management, but the county’s planning department is recommending against approval. Full agenda and background here.
Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher holds a town hall meeting at City Hall at 5:30 p.m., an open, informal forum to discuss concerns and questions you may have regarding Flagler Beach.
Carl Jones kicks off his campaign for Flagler County School Board at 6 p.m. at the VFW, 47 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, with a meet-the-candidate session.
Adult Open Gym Volleyball, two separate sessions, Mondays or Wednesdays, now through May 2, 7-9:30 p.m. at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. Come with friends or come alone and play adult recreational, co-ed volleyball with an open gym that creates new teams weekly. Teams rotate in and out of play. One net is for competitive style play and the second net is for recreational style play. Offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Palm Coast Ford, 1150 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday: Palm Coast Post Office off Pine Cone Drive, noon to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: Banfield Pet Hosp[ital, PetSmart, 5270 State Road 100 (Target shopping center), 1 to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: The Windsor assisted living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 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
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.
CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet as it considers proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November general-election ballot. The 37-member commission meets every 20 years and has the authority to put issues directly on the ballot. (Monday, 10 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ DISCUSSES GUN SAFETY: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., will host a roundtable discussion about gun safety. (Monday, 10:30 a.m., Sunrise Police Department, 10440 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.)
COUNTY OFFICIALS BACK AMENDMENT: Members of the Constitution Revision Commission and county officials from various parts of the state will appear at a news conference to support a proposed constitutional amendment about the offices of sheriff, clerk of court, tax collector, property appraiser and supervisor of elections. The proposal, which is being considered by the commission, would mandate that those offices be filled in county elections. It also would prevent counties from abolishing or shifting the duties of the offices. (Monday, 1 p.m., first floor rotunda, the Capitol.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Neil Young Offers His Entire Catalog of Music Free Online (Until June), at the Highest Digital Audio Quality Possible https://t.co/XRU8i1YK8t pic.twitter.com/ZwIqz4qUhq
— Open Culture (@openculture) March 17, 2018
Tax cuts in the past have contributed to rising inequality, write @NovelloAmanda and @JeffMadrick, and are not likely to raise wages in 2018 either. https://t.co/cPV1tgVCs5 pic.twitter.com/zAZUUmijAB
— The Century Foundation (@TCFdotorg) March 17, 2018
In The Atlantic my review of Pinker's Enlightenment Now https://t.co/G035Z5u6X8
— Alison Gopnik (@AlisonGopnik) March 17, 2018
The remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's final role https://t.co/WVP6YGV6rq
— The Independent (@Independent) March 17, 2018
If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of television out there, you're not alone https://t.co/MwfVoG1ghJ
— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) March 17, 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-march16-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Bach revisited – John Eliot Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia
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.
- Ton Koopman in the footsteps of J.S. Bach in Leipzig
- A Buxtehude Fugue
- 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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