Time: Rather cloudy. Chance of showers with a risk of thunderstorms in the morning, then probable showers with a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80’s. Northerly winds 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Thursday evening: Rather cloudy. Showers likely with a risk of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers with a slight risk of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Winds northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and choppy. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tropical Storm Watch: Tropical Depression “Seven” moves to the Leeward Islands late Friday, then to Puerto Rico over the weekend. It is not expected to develop into a tropical storm for the next five days.
Today’s Editor’s Look:
In class: Drug Court meets before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 of the Flagler County Courthouse, Kim C. Hammond Justice Center 1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 1, Bunnell . Drug court is open to the public. See the drug court manual here and the participation agreement here.
“Pippin”, at the Daytona Playhouse, directed by Robin Bassett. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. There’s magic to be had when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. Pippin is the story of the journey of an extraordinary young man. Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. Call (386) 255-2431. Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors $24, Youth $15.
Friday: The traditional Potato Bowl between Matanzas and Flagler palm Coast High School on the grill is at 7 p.m.
Notably : It was John Adams, not William Howard Taft, who was known as “His rotundity”, a description that Gore Vidal peddled in this exquisite passage from burr“As I left ‘the palace’, I found myself walking beside Adams – known behind his back as His roundness. Round, plump, tactless, with a nose like a parrot’s beak and a cold, piercing eye, Adams was a hulking if somewhat comical figure famous for his blunders: as president, he once told a hostile Republican Congress how honored he was [sic.] he was to be presented to the King of England. He never understood men, but he was quite comfortable with their ideas. William Henry Harrison was also round. But it’s William Howard Taft’s birthday today (1857), and no one remembers the old mass and the only president to become chief justice of the United States afterwards, or to sit on the court – where Felix Frankfurter, who wasn’t as nice as he could be precise, called him “a narrow-minded mediocre” and a “lazy”, where Brandeis called him “a first-rate second-rate mind “, and long before when Teddy Roosevelt had called him a man “which means very weakly. He weighed 340 pounds.
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