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Mark Kaye

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Mark Kaye is a professional broadcaster and social media star. In addition to hosting several of his own daily radio programs, he has spent the last few years as a regular fill-in for Herman Cain. 

 

In 2001 he won some important awards, but it was so long ago that nobody cares anymore. He recently put them in the attic.

Kavanaugh's Accuser Gets a Hearing

Topics: 9-18-2018 Senate to hold hearing Monday on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation.
Posted: September 18, 2018

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Jags Win!

Topics: 9-17-2018 The Jaguars get a big win over the New England Patriots and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward.
Posted: September 17, 2018

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Flo Makes Impact

Topics: 9-14-2018 Mark is joined by John Bachman, Arielle Nixon and Kevin from Wilimington today.
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  • Redevelopment of the Berkman II site on the Northbank of Downtown is expected to be a $122 million effort, and we’re now getting a better idea of what the City would be willing to offer in incentives for the project, and what that investment would bring.  A new term sheet filed for consideration by the Downtown Investment Authority says the developer is proposing a 340-room hotel, a Family Entertainment Center, a water park, and a parking garage for the site. The parking garage would actually be on the westernmost portion of the Jacksonville Shipyards, and it would include at least 200 public short-term parking spaces.  Barrington Development tells WOKV they are behind the plan, further elaborating that it includes a hotel and resort with themed restaurants. The Family Entertainment Center will include arcade games, indoor attractions like a ropes course and rock wall, and outdoor amusement rides along the St. Johns River. One such attraction envisioned for the site is a 200-foot observation wheel with enclosed acclimated gondolas with wi-fi. “We are excited to bring Jacksonville a fun and exciting family friendly resort,” says Barrington Development Video President Cono Caranna. The term sheet estimates the total cost of redeveloping the Berkman II site to be $122 million. The total proposed City and DIA incentives in the term sheet are $36 million.  Caranna says the incentives are “critical” to their financing of the project. The brunt of the public incentives would come in the form of a REV grant, which is essentially a property tax rebate. That award would bring the developers up to $20 million over 20 years, in connection to the enhanced property value at the site as a result of the redevelopment. If the overall project’s capital investment falls short of $92 million, the REV grant would decrease as well. It would also reduce if the project is not completed within 60 months of the Redevelopment Agreement becoming effective.  That gives us some timeline for the possible project completion. The term sheet indicates that it expires, unless it is incorporated in to an RDA by February 28, 2019. While there would still be some time allowed to have the RDA approved by the involved parties, from there, conceivably, the five year timeline would start. The term sheet says there could be an extension in the timeline for the RDA, if all parties agree.  In addition to the REV grant, the term sheet includes an $8.25 million operational performance subsidy. This is an incentive specifically for the hotel development, which would subsidize that element for up to 15 years, through an annual payment of 5% of annual lodging revenue.  A redevelopment completion grant of $3.25 million is also proposed, and would be disbursed when the developer gets a Certificate of Occupancy for the hotel and family entertainment center.  Finally, there are incentives built in to the proposed parking garage. The term sheet has the City convey approximately 3 acres from the Shipyards site to this developer, for the garage. It would be conveyed at market price, for a total estimated cost currently of $1,635,200 on the developer. There will be a $1 million offset for environmental issues on site. In addition to the land terms, the City and DIA are proposing a $3.5 million grant to offset the cost of constructing the garage, which must have 200 public spaces.  The term sheet will go before the Downtown Investment Authority on Wednesday. If the DIA Board approves, they are authorizing the CEO to negotiate a full Redevelopment Agreement based on the terms. The City of Jacksonville Administration and City Council would still have to approve the final deal.  The developer officially purchased the long-dormant property in mid-July. A parking garage on site collapsed during construction in 2007, killing on person.  This is one of several development projects underway or under negotiations in Downtown Jacksonville. The Shipyards site is under long-running negotiations with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who the DIA previously awarded development rights.  GALLERY: Shad Khan’s plan for the Jacksonville Shipyards The City is moving forward with taking down the Hart Bridge ramps that run next to the River, in order to increase the development potential on the site. Khan and the Jags are also seeking to redevelop the Sports Complex overall, to include a first-phase project at Lot J.  During the Wednesday DIA meeting, the Board will also be presented with scores on three proposals that were submitted to build a Convention Center, hotel, and parking garage at the site of the old Courthouse/City Hall Annex site.  GALLERY: Convention Center proposal from Jacobs Project Management Company GALLERY: Convention Center proposal from Preston Hallow Capital GALLERY: Convention Center proposal from Rimrock Devlin-DeBartolo Jacksonville At that time, the DIA CEO will also bring forward a competing plan to build the Convention Center at the Shipyards site, and a competing plan to build a development know as “Riverwalk Place” at the old Courthouse/City Hall Annex site. With this property right across the street from the Duval County Jail, WOKV asked Caranna if they have given much thought and consideration to that proximity. He says it’s nothing they can’t overcome. “We are trying to focus everything to the back side of the buildings, blocking the view of our neighbors across the street; we believe it lends a level of safety and security having the police as our neighbors,” Caranna says, in a written statement. Barrington Development is also behind the Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi, the Margaritaville Hotel in Vicksburg, and The White House Hotel in Biloxi.
  • President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does not believe the FBI should investigate a decades-old sexual assault allegation levied against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. >> Read more trending news “I don’t think the FBI really should be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. “If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that, but as you know they say this is not really their thing.” The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed back a planned vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination, which was scheduled to take place Thursday, after Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the incident took place. >> Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS: Senate to hold new hearing Monday on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation Democrats had called for Thursday’s vote to be postponed to give the FBI time to investigate the allegation, though Justice Department officials said in a statement Monday night that the alleged incident “does not involve any potential federal crime.” >> Who is Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser? The department said the FBI's role during background investigations is to evaluate whether the nominee could pose a national security risk and then provide that information 'for the use of the decision makers.' >> Donald Trump Jr. mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser in Instagram post Trump has previously voiced support for Kavanaugh, who he’s called “one of the finest people that I’ve ever known.” The president said Tuesday that he remained “totally supportive” of Kavanaugh. “He’s got an unblemished record,” Trump said. >> Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court? The president said Kavanaugh is “anxious” to testify about the allegation and that Republicans support the process. “We feel that we want to go through this process and we want to give everybody a chance to say what they have to say,” Trump said Tuesday. “We have time available. We will delay the process until it’s finished out. … A delay is certainly acceptable. We want to get to the bottom of everything.” >> From Cox Media Group's Jamie Dupree: Trump stands by Kavanaugh, chides Democrats over last minute allegations Kavanaugh and Ford are expected to appear Monday for a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • A Maryland man was arrested Saturday at a Pennsylvania fair after witnesses said he yanked a leash attached to his mentally impaired wife’s neck so hard it caused her head to snap back and left red marks around her throat, police said.  Walter William Wolford Sr., 66, of Hagerstown, is charged with simple assault. He was released Sunday on $5,000 unsecured bail, court records show.  The York Daily Record reported that Wolford went to the York Fair Saturday with his wife, who he said suffers from dementia. While there, Wolford led the woman around on a dog-type leash about 8 feet long, charging documents obtained by the newspaper stated.  A witness told West Manchester Township police officers, who were called to the fair shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, that Wolford “had yanked that leash when all of the slack had gone out of it, causing her head to move backwards and for her to sustain red marks around her throat area,” the Daily Record reported the documents stated.  Paramedics were called to check Wolford’s wife out, at which point police officers observed her, the Daily Record reported.  “She was very disoriented, did not know where she was (or) her own name, and spoke gibberish,” the charging documents stated.  >> Read more trending news Wolford told officers that his wife has suffered from dementia for about five years, three years longer than doctors had expected her to live. According to the Daily Record, he said she wandered off at last year’s York Fair and was missing for about 90 minutes before she was found trying to leave the fairgrounds.  Wolford said he decided to use a leash to keep her from wandering away this year, the newspaper said.  “Walter told me that he originally placed the leash around her waist, but somehow it had moved up around her neck and when she walked away from him and (when) all of the slack became taut, he ‘gently tugged on the leash so she would stop,’” an officer wrote in the charging documents.  Investigators wrote that they spoke to the couple’s son, Walter Wolford Jr., who “did not offer much info in this case” but said his father was not abusive to his mother, the Daily Record reported.  The annual York Fair, billed as “America’s First Fair,” is held every September in York. It began in 1765, 11 years before America’s founding, as a two-day agricultural market on the town commons, the fair’s website states. 
  • A Texas man is accused of killing his family’s pet cat and threatening to kill his girlfriend during a domestic disturbance in which the couple’s 4-year-old son found an AK-47 rifle and fired it, police said.  Mario Eduardo Salinas, 27, of Galveston, is charged with animal cruelty, making a terroristic threat to a family member and tampering with physical evidence, according to Galveston County Jail records.  The Galveston Daily News reported that police officers were called around 8 a.m. Sept. 10 by Salinas’ girlfriend, who told investigators Salinas had threatened to kill her and the family’s pets, which also included a dog, and take the couple’s two children. A criminal complaint obtained by the newspaper said Salinas found out the victim wanted to leave him.  He threatened to chop her up and kill the animals, the complaint said.  The woman, afraid to go home, called the report in from work, the Daily News reported. Salinas was at the couple’s home with the children and the animals at that time, police investigators said.  Around 9:45 a.m., police received a call about a gunshot that came from inside the home where the couple and their children live. No one was home when officers responded to the home. Salinas showed up a short time later, with blood on his clothes and boots, the Daily News reported.  He told the officers his son had found the AK-47 and fired it, killing Snowflake, the family’s cat, the police complaint said. A family friend who was at the house when the cat died, however, told investigators that Salinas had stabbed the cat and threw the animal’s body away in an alley. When the cat’s body was found by animal control officers two days later, a veterinarian who examined the feline found 12 stab wounds, police officials said.  >> Read more trending news Investigators said in the criminal complaint that Salinas got several guns out of a safe and placed them on a bed during the argument with his girlfriend. The guns were left out after she left for work. The couple’s son later climbed onto the bed and fired the loaded rifle, sending a bullet through a dresser and out the back wall of the home, the Daily News reported. No one was injured by the gunshot. Police and Texas Child Protective Services workers were still investigating the incident Friday, the newspaper reported. Salinas remained in custody Tuesday. His bail had been set at $47,500, but jail records showed he was also being held on an emergency protective order. 
  • A Texas day care owner was arrested Saturday after police searched her home Friday and found several of her charges bound by the neck and strapped into car seats. Investigators also said in an arrest affidavit that Rebecca Anderson, 60, of Mesquite, drugged the children to keep them quiet, NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.  Anderson, who owns Becky’s Home Child Care, is charged with nine counts of endangering a child through criminal neglect -- one count for each child in her home Friday -- and one count of injury to a child, Dallas County Jail records show. She is being held in lieu of $45,000 bail.  The affidavit obtained by NBC 5 said that Anderson came under suspicion Thursday after the father of a 6-month-old boy she cared for reviewed footage from a small video camera mounted on the baby’s car seat. The footage showed Anderson yanking the infant from the car seat by his ankle and picking him up off the ground by the bib tied around his neck, investigators said. The recording also showed Anderson feeding the boy an “unknown substance using a plastic liquid syringe,” the affidavit said.  The man brought the video to Mesquite police officials, who obtained a search warrant for Anderson’s home, the news station reported. When the search warrant was executed Friday, Anderson claimed that she had just five children in her care at the time. Officers searching the home found another four children, three of them strapped into plastic car seats in a dark closet in the master bedroom and the fourth child restrained in the master bathroom, NBC 5 reported.  “Shoelace-like ligatures” were found tied around the children’s necks, the arrest affidavit said. Some of the ligatures had to be cut to free the children.  Anderson admitted to officers that she used the ligatures to limit the children’s movements and sometimes kept them strapped into car seats for as long as seven hours at a time, the document said, according to the news station. She also admitted she “had likely given Tylenol to all of the children,” investigators said. >> Read more trending news Neighbors told ABC 13 in Houston that they sometimes heard children screaming from Anderson’s home.  “It just kind of concerned me, the way the kids sounded when the parents dropped them off, where it alarmed me,” one neighbor told the news station.  Becky’s Home Child Care could not be found among the database of licensed day care centers approved by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  A Google search for her facility shows it as permanently closed. 

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