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Today at a Glance:
In Court: Brandon Washington, the notorious gang leader sentenced to several life terms a decade ago, is back in court before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins, contesting his sentence. The hearing is at 9:30 a.m. At 11:45, Perkins is expected to accept a plea in the case of Willie Gardner, who faces several third degree felony counts of cruelty toward animals. See: “Willie Gardner, 28, Faces 4 Counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty in Case of Wounded, Neglected Pit Bulls.”
Free For All Fridays with Host David Ayres, an hour-long public affairs radio show featuring local newsmakers, personalities, public health updates and the occasional surprise guest, starts a little after 9 a.m. after FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam’s Reality Check. Today, David welcomes Palm Coast Council member Ed Danko and Code Enforcement Manager Barbara Grossman to talk about peddlers, the Sheriff’s Mike Lutz to talk about holiday scammers, and Sara Ulis to talk about the Palm Coast Boat Parade. See previous podcasts here. On WNZF at 94.9 FM and 1550 AM.
The Blue 24 Forum, a discussion group organized by local Democrats, meets at 12:15 p.m. at the conference room behind the Beverly Beach Town Hall, 2735 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Beverly Beach. It normally meets at the Palm Coast Community Center, but will be meeting at Beverly Beach through Aug. 11. Come and add your voice to local, state and national political issues.
In Coming Days:
Now this: This played while this Briefing was being prepared. No reason it shouldn’t be shared more widely. Mitsuko Uchida at the piano, Seiji Ozawa conducting the Saito Kinen Orchestra.
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