Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Northeast winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Heat index readings 99 to 103. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 5 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.
Drought Index: 201
The OED’s Word of the Day: ovation, n.2.
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“What the entrepreneur has—or, better, is—are force and will. As Schumpeter explains in a 1927 essay, the entrepreneur possesses “extraordinary physical and nervous energy.” That energy gives him focus (the maniacal, almost brutal, ability to shut out what is inessential) and stamina. In those late hours when lesser beings have “given way to a state of exhaustion,” he retains his “full force and originality.” By originality Schumpeter means something peculiar: “receptivity to new facts.” 59 It is the entrepreneur’s ability to recognize that sweet spot of novelty and occasion (an untried technology, a new method of production, a different way to market or distribute a product) that enables him to revolutionize the way business gets done. Part opportunist, part fanatic, he is “a leading man,” Schumpeter suggests in Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, overcoming all resistance in order to create the new modes and orders of everyday life.”
–From Corey Robin’s “The Reactionary Mind from Edmond Burke to Donald Trump,” Second Edition (2018).
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.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5 p.m. in a public hearing to approve its 2018-19 budget and tax rates. It meets again at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners are expected to appoint members to the Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee.
Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Sharks and Rays on the brink: half a billion years of innovation under threat. Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Through Sept. 23: The Palm Coast Senior Games. This year’s sanctioned events include archery, horseshoes, pickleball, tennis, golf and tai chi (new). The non-sanctioned events include ballroom dancing and a lot of new areas, such as sailboat racing, cornhole, bridge and cribbage. Men and women compete against other athletes and participants of the same gender and age group. Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and participation in one sport; participation in each additional sport event is $15. Competition is offered in 11 different age categories for sanctioned events and 3 different age categories for non-sanctioned events. To see the schedule and learn more, visit www.palmcoastgov.com/seniorgames. Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. Athletes may also register in person at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Wednesday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday: Bunnell City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, 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
Flagler-Palm Coast’s WastePro Division Has a New Manager: Waste Pro has announced Shea Drury of Waste Pro’s Palm Coast Division assumed the role of Division Manager on September 1. Drury, a fourth-generation garbage man, joined Waste Pro in 2014 as part of the company’s Management Development Program. Through the program, he’s been immersed in all facets of the waste and recycling industry. While working on the back of a truck in Orlando, Drury obtained a Class A CDL license. He also spent time in Palm Coast and Jacksonville where he underwent hands-on learning rotations as a driver, as well as roles in supervision, operations, and sales. In 2016, Drury was selected to be a member of Waste Pro’s inaugural Leadership Initiative, a mentorship program designed to develop a vibrant second generation of young leaders. As Division Manager of the Palm Coast Division, Drury will be responsible for overseeing 56 employees who service more than 40,000 residential customers and more than 1,500 commercial customers in Palm Coast and Flagler County. “I’m looking to continue to build a strong relationship with the community and show Palm Coast we’re not only a garbage company, but a company that cares about our people,” Drury said.
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.
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BUDGET DISCUSSED: The state university system’s Board of Governors will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. Among the topics will be a legislative budget request for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The operating budget request is expected to total about $5.2 billion, representing a 3.6 percent increase. (Thursday, committee start at 8:30 a.m., with full board at 2 p.m., New College of Florida, Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its regular weekly opinions. (11 a.m.)
PIRRO APPEARS IN MIAMI-DADE: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro will appear at a meeting of the Trumpers Club Miami Dade. (Thursday, 6 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 N.W. 72nd Ave., Miami.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Aug. 31, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-aug-31-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Erroll Garner: Where or When (1962)
- Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Performed by Pepe Romero
- Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Vienna Philharmonic (Salzburg Festival 2005)
- Barenboim & Argerich : Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K.448
- Beethoven: Symphony No.6, the “Pastorale,” the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Jarvi, dir.
- The Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals
- Aladdin Haddad Performs Albeniz’s Asturias
- Hector Berlioz: Trio “Arrival at Sais” (from “L´Enfance du Christ”, op. 25)
- Karajan: Dvorak Symphony No.8 Rehearsal
- Aretha Franklin: Full Concert (1971)
- Toru Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time
- Carl Nielsen’s Quintet op. 43 Performed by Carion
- Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for Woodwind Quintet
- Anton Reicha: Woodwind Quintet in Eb major op.88 no.2
- Balakirev: Islamey, Performed by Giuseppe Mentuccia
- Jean Rondeau Plays Soler’s Fandango
- Chloe Moriondo’s “La vie en rose”
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Florida GOP officials are running a private conspiracy theory Facebook group
The group “Florida Republicans United” has trafficked in conspiracy theories about the Parkland, FL, school shooting and the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA
BY NATALIE MARTINEZ
“Two Orange County Republican Party officials in Florida are administrators of the private conspiracy theory Facebook group Florida Republicans United. Lou Marin and Kathy Gibson are the vice chair and state committeewoman, respectively, for the Orange County Republican Executive Committee. Gibson recently came under fire for posting a racist meme targeting Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, which she claims was posted by someone who had hacked into her Facebook account.
Administrators, including Marin, have pushed far-right conspiracy theories like QAnon and others related to the Parkland shooting, the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, and the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. They have also posted anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim content. The official Facebook page of the Orange County Republican Executive Committee often posts the same links to far-right conspiracy theories and fake news that Marin posts in the group.
Other administrators of the group include far-right conspiracy theorist Trevor Loudon of New Zealand (who is also an administrator of the racist, conspiracy theory-pushing Facebook group Tea Party) and Keith Flaugh, who founded the conservative anti-science group Florida Citizens’ Alliance.
The group has ties to Republican candidates and lawmakers
Marin created a private event in the Facebook group for a meet-and-greet with Republican candidates where Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is slated to speak. DeSantis is not currently listed as a member of Florida Republicans United (his personal Facebook account was deactivated after he was outed as an administrator for the group Tea Party). However, eight other Florida Republicans — a mix of candidates for office and current lawmakers — appear to be listed as members. They are:
Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, running for lieutenant governor of Florida on the same ticket as DeSantis
Rep. Carlos Curbelo, running for re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Virginia Fuller, running for the U.S. House of Representatives
Joe Kaufman, running for the U.S. House of Representatives
State Sen. Aaron Bean, running for re-election
State Sen. Dennis Baxley, running for re-election
State Sen. Dorothy Hukill, running for re-election…”
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