Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 mph.
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: 113
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: triskaidekaphobia.
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“To emphasize the heroism of Columbus and his successors as navigators and discoverers, and to deemphasize their genocide, is not a technical necessity but an ideological choice. It serves—unwittingly—to justify what was done. My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn Columbus in absentia. It is too late for that; it would be a useless scholarly exercise in morality. But the easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to save Western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary, to save socialism; nuclear proliferation, to save us all)—that is still with us. One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth. We have learned to give them exactly the same proportion of attention that teachers and writers often give them in the most respectable of classrooms and textbooks. This learned sense of moral proportion, coming from the apparent objectivity of the scholar, is accepted more easily than when it comes from politicians at press conferences. It is therefore more deadly.”
–From Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” (1980).
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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.
It’s Flagler Palm Coast High School Homecoming Week.
In Court: Johnnie Spydale Thomas Jr., the man accused of killing Robert Lee Emmanuel Sr. on Sept. 15, 2017, is scheduled to plea to second degree murder before Circuit Court Terence Perkins at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See background here.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics at 5:45 a.m. eastern time at the earliest (11:30 a.m. in Stockholm). The Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. See all economic sciences laureates or learn about the nomination process. The announcement is streamed live by the Nobel site, here.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Genetic Genealogy team is hosting a seminar for reporters about the investigative tool at 3 p.m. at the Orlando Regional Operations Center, 500 West Robinson Street. FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen and Chief of Forensic Services Lori Napolitano will provide information on how genetic genealogy is used in law enforcement. We will also announce the results of our first year using genetic genealogy as an investigative tool.
The Flagler County Land Acquisition Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Government Services Building, First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell. The committee is an advisory board to the county commission on the acquisition and management of environmentally sensitive lands, recreation, and water recharge areas. The committee is scheduled to meet once a month, but seldom does.
The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Room at the main library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. See minutes and agendas here.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m., Commission Chamber, City Hall Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard. See all agendas and background materials here. Listen to the meetings here.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.
The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.
Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking. For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.
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):
- Tuesday: AdventHealth Palm Coast, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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 Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.
Last Updated: Oct. 9.
Segments 1 and 3 are complete.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The drainage installation is nearly complete, and work on the new median curbs and flumes continues. The contractor has begun placement of the lime rock base, which is part of the construction of the new southbound roadway.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive):
Wall construction is complete, dune refurbishment and walkover construction will begin once Hurricane Season is over.
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 PANEL TARGETED: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will consider a proposal (SJR 142), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that seeks to abolish the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. The 37-member Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, became highly controversial last year as it put seven issues on the November 2018 ballot. In part, that controversy stemmed from “bundling” unrelated issues in proposed constitutional amendments. For example, the commission proposed an amendment that called for a ban on offshore oil drilling and a ban on vaping in workplaces. All seven of the commission’s proposals passed. If the Senate and House vote to abolish the commission during the upcoming legislative session, the issue would have to go on the November 2020 ballot because abolishing the commission would involve changing the Constitution. The Senate backed abolishing the commission during the 2019 session, but the House did not go along. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CONFIRMATION HEARINGS HELD: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will hold confirmation hearings for appointees to a number of boards and commissions, including the Florida Commission on Ethics, the Florida Elections Commission and the Florida Board of Medicine. (Monday, 4:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGENDA: The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee will hold a panel discussion about climate change and infrastructure resiliency. (Monday, 4:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
ACADEMIC STANDARDS CONSIDERED: The Florida Department of Education will continue a “listening tour” about new academic standards for public schools. The move to revise standards stems from an executive order issued early this year by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is required to submit recommendations to DeSantis by Jan. 1. (Monday, 5:30 p.m., John I. Leonard High School, 4701 10th Ave. North, Greenacres.)
–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 Oct. 11, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Julliard School Concert: Couperin
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- A Tribute to BB King on His 94th
- Antal Dorati: Five Pieces for oboe solo (1980)
- Louis Armstrong, Live in Berlin, 1965
- Mompou, from Musica Callada, Jean-François Heisser
- André Isoir in concert at Nimes, 2001
- Dussek’s Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 77 “L’invocation”
- Hélène Grimaud, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Paavo Järvi and the Frankfort Symphony
- Hélène Grimaud Plays Busoni’s Transcription of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004
- Baldassare Galuppi’s Sonata Nr. 5 in C major, Vadim Chaimovich
- Corelli: Concerto in D Major Op. 6 No. 4, complete. Voices of Music; original instruments
- Ana Vidovic: “La Catedral,” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
- J. S. Bach’s Organ Concerto After Johann Ernst, BWV 592
- Spohr String Quartet Op. 82. no. 2 First Movement: Allegro
- Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic 1974
CB from PC says
History is rife with actions which today would be considered “genocidal”. SURE, Let’s rename all Pedro Menendez Streets, Schools etc due to his role in the slaughter of 250 Huguenots at Matanzas outside St. Augustine. PEOPLE, MOVE ON AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO BETTER YOUR OWN LIVES WITHOUT TAKING DOWN CONFEDERATE STATUES OR ELIMINATING COLUMBUS DAY PARADES, WHERE THE ONLY HARM WHICH EXISTS IS IN YOUR FRAGILE BRAINS.
Thank you Flagler Live for this complete calendar.
Regarding Christopher Columbus anniversary, to me just commemorates the “Discovery of our American Continent” back when this event was like in contemporary times our amazing Moon Landing. But I wholly agree that unfortunately the savage ways in which native peoples were treated in any colonization thru history was and still is inhumane.
I am fully aware also that is disputed Columbus achievement as historians allege that Erik the Viking arrived first on the north of our continent, but to that I contest that he didn’t leave any settlements like Columbus and Spaniards did to the ill fate of the local natives. Our next and modern Columbus alike will be one of those courageous astronauts that I take my hat to, flying a rocket to Mars!
@For those who think – instead of limiting their head to a hat rack
“…The Doctrine of Discovery: Why it Still Matters Today
“[T]he native people[s] were never lost and they are not lost now. They were exactly where the Creator put them; therefore, they cannot be discovered. They already know the Creator and the Creator knows them” – Adrian Maxey of the Dakota Association, speaking in his native language, reminded the delegates of General Synod.
Many Americans grow up learning that this continent was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus. The concept of discovery, as if the land was empty prior to arrival and its indigenous inhabitants were somehow “less than” the explorers is, at its heart, racism and cultural superiority…”
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