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Florida Highway Patrol Wasting Technology Dollars

I was recently involved in a minor traffic accident on I-295 while driving home after visiting my father’s grave at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. (Fortunately, no one was injured.) I was unhappy with the actions of the Florida Highway Patrol trooper who investigated the accident, so I filed a complaint with Jacksonville’s Troop G. When I met with another trooper assigned to follow up on my complaint, I was told that the trooper who investigated the accident turned off the body microphone that remotely transmits to a receiver in her car when she arrived on the scene and didn’t turn …

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Urge City Council President Scott Wilson to Call a Special Meeting to Ask the City Council to Let the People Vote

Mike Hogan, Duval Supervisor of Elections, was quoted in a news article (ref 6) as saying he could get the school board’s referendum on a 2019 ballot if the Jacksonville City Council will let him know by August. Time is running out for 2019. Please urge the city council to let the people vote in 2019. The state legislature has steadily been reducing their capital outlay funding to the school districts. Most counties have, therefore, passed referendums giving their school districts a dedicated revenue source for capital outlay. Duval County needs to do it in 2019 so the repairs and …

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Mastering the Craft

Folio Weekly Songwriter’s Showcase 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Blue Jay Listening Room, Jacksonville Beach, bluejayjax.com, $30. Blue Jay Listening Room2457 South 3rd St.Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 View larger map story by GEORGIO VALENTINO “There’s not just one way to write a song,” says Rick Kennedy. Kennedy is the guitarist of Strangerwolf, who headlines the inaugural Folio Weekly Songwriter’s Showcase at Blue Jay Listening Room this Sunday, Aug. 4. The Jacksonville-based trio shares the bill with three other Florida artists: Sam Pacetti, Kristopher James and Hallie Davis. At the moment, though, Kennedy is sitting in the atrium in front of …

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See No Evil?

story by JOE LOWREY & CHRIS SHEA In August 2018, nearly one year ago, Bishop Felipe Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine pledged “accountability and transparency” in his handling of the clergy sexual abuse scandal that has become such a distraction of late among Catholic faithful. Since that time, many—perhaps most—other U.S. Catholic dioceses have come forward with lists of credibly accused offenders, details of their assignments and dates involved. Some reported disciplinary actions as well. In other reporting, the costs of victims’ settlements and related financial considerations have been uncovered by news organizations, adding up to hundreds of …

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Do the Doo

story by DAVI Hardly a day goes by without me sniffing, scratching and spinning to pick a place to poo. This daily hunt for an elusive bullseye to drop a deuce can be exhausting. Part of being a dog means pooping on the regular, and part of having a dog means scooping the poop on the regular. But have you taken a good close look at your dog’s doodie recently? Probably not—after all, it’s poop, right? Gross. But your pet’s stool offers clues about his health, so you might want to keep an eye on it. More specifically, you should …

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True Duval Mosaic

ASKMEIFICARE, STRAIGHT JACKET, WHISKEY FACE 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, The Roadhouse, Orange Park, roadhouseop.com, $3 The Roadhouse231 Blanding Blvd.Orange Park, FL 32073 View larger map story by SCOTTIE BROWN Making a bold, relevant statement is imperative when a band wants to stand out from the vast monotony of musical groups. Jacksonville-based quartet Askmeificare purveys a unique blend of metal, hardcore and hip hop filled with socially aware declarations worth hearing—and heeding. We asked, and the band answered all manner of questions. The first, obvs: What’s the greatest thing about Askmeificare? “I think the greatest thing about us is that …

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Laughter Is the Best Medicine

LOL JAX FILM FESTIVAL 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Museum of Science & History, Southbank, themosh.org, $12-$15 MOSH Museum of Science & History1025 Museum Cir.Jacksonville, FL 32207 View larger map story by RYAN RENO Academy Award-winning actor Jack Lemmon once said, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Sure enough, most film festivals—local, regional and national—tend to blend drama and horror, and keep comedy on the distant, distant horizon. That’s what makes LOL JAX such a refreshing concept. Now in its third year, LOL (Laugh Out Loud/Love Our Locals) has thrown down the gauntlet before local …

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Live + Local Music

Live Music Venues AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Paul Ivey July 31. Davis Turner Aug. 1 SLIDERS, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. Tad Jennings Aug. 1. Joe King Aug. 5. King Eddie & Pili Pili Wed. Mark O’Quinn Tue. The SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher The Macys July 31. Full Moon Folk Aug. 3. Reggie “Katfish” Lee Aug. 4. Kyle Freeman Aug. 6   THE BEACHES (All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) BLUE JAY Listening Room, 412 N. Second St. Randall Bramblett Band Aug. 2. Folio Weekly Songwriter’s Showcase: Strangerwolf, Sam Pacetti, Kristopher James, Hallie Davis …

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Freewill Astrology

story by ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Dear Diary: Last night my Aries friend dragged me to the Karaoke Bowling Alley & Sushi Bar. I was deeply skeptical. It sounded tacky. But after for 20 minutes, I had to admit I was having a fantastic time. And it just got better and more fun as the night wore on. I’m sure I made a fool of myself when I did my bowling ball imitation, but I can live with that. At one point, I juggled a bowling pin, a large piece of sweet potato tempura and my shoe as …

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Taco Tuesday

story by CHEF BILL THOMPSON You know I’ve been in the restaurantindustry a long, long time yet, until recently, it seems I’ve missed the whole Taco Tuesday phenomenon. Tuesdays were always “Two for Tuesdays” on the radio and that was the only special Tuesday “thing” I ever noticed. But leave it to my children to clue me in to the now … or maybe it was just a children’s movie that was responsible. The first Taco Tuesday reference I picked up on was in the first Lego Movie which, by the way, had nothing to do with tacos or Tuesday …

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