New weather satellite suffers ‘serious’ problem
The vote of one mayor is not the votes of all of the members of the city council. Second, a lot can happen between now and then, when the last approval is needed, especially when hundreds of millions of dollars are in play of OPM, Other People’s Money.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy named Frank D. Reeves, a Howard University law professor, as his advisor on minority affairs, the first African American chosen to serve as a presidential advisor. That same year, in December, Reeves defended the NAACP and two prominent Fort Lauderdale, Fla. blacks, a physician, Dr. Von D. Mizell, and Eula Mae Johnson, head of the local branch of the NAACP, in a lawsuit brought by the City of Ft. Lauderdale in the Broward County (Fla.) Circuit Court to stop the ‘wade-ins’ at the Ft. Lauderdale beaches that had taken place over a six-week period in July and August 1961. Trial began in December 1961 without a jury before an elected, white, state court judge, Ted Cabot, a legendary jurist who later became Fort Lauderdale’s first resident federal judge.
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This is a forty-five minute documentary film. Having been the author of “Florida’s Big Dig,” I participated in the making of the Modern Marvels documentary on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. I know that the organization makes every effort to get its facts straight because when I suggested changes in the script for accuracy, the producer/writer made them. Later, I asked the producer why he bothered to make the changes. His answer: he didn’t want to receive 10,000 letters telling them they were wrong! So, I can attest to their diligence.
What is fascinating in 2015 is that the Suez Canal Authority is embarking on a mega-project to enlarge the Suez Canal just as the Panama Canal finishes within the next six months its enlargement to compete for the business of the ever longer and wider new cargo vessel one thousand feet long. Even more fascinating is that these two canals…
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Only two minutes long, a video worth watching.
Excitement builds as the Panama Canal begins filling in its new locks. The expansion of the canal by one-third will meet the demands of the next one hundred years as mega-cargo ships transit through the locks each ship carrying perhaps a third more cargo, making transportation through the Canal more economically efficient.
http://ensmble.net/track/the-study-of-life “The Study of Life” from “The Forest and the Sea” by the Pyrenees.
The snippet is 4 minutes long and intended to interpret “The Forest and the Sea,” written by Dr. Marston Bates in 1960. It is free. You may buy the album if you have some euros lying around. Restrain yourself from playing the snippet until you’ve finished reading about Dr. Bates, please.
As many of you know, I have tried my best to limit my subject matter to things of interest, some architecture, some art, a lot of community history, and even more about the inland waterways because my book and this website (I detest the word blog) are about the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as some canals and inland waterways throughout the world in such places as France, England, Belgium, and The Netherlands. My recitation of the acclaimed Miami architect Alfred Browning Parker’s reference to…
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Valley Palooza hits the ICW, July 5
Region: Atlantic ICW – FL & St. Johns R.
Date Reported: Jul 2, 2015
Reported By: Mike Ahart, News Editor
Source: Coast Guard News
Coast-Guard-Reponse-Boat.jpgWatch out for a raft of rafts – it’s a floating party on the ICW around Mile 755 on Sunday, July 5, 2015, according to a Coast Guard News report:
The Coast Guard, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, are set to conduct patrols, Sunday, throughout the Intercoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Palm Valley, Florida, in conjunction with the planned Valley Palooza event.
This is the first year for the Valley Palooza event that involves participants aboard inflatable rafts in the Intercoastal Waterway.
During the event…
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