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Friends of the Southwest Branch Li- brary Foundation 6 p.m. Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach High- way. Last member meeting of the 2017 fis- cal year, vote for new board and budget. 453-7780. Republican Party Meeting 6:30 p.m. Downtown Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. Open to the public, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz to speak. Chairman Kevin Brown, 346-5009. Tuesday Florida-Alabama Transportation Plan- ning Organization Pensacola City Hall, 222 W. Main St. 8:30 a.m. technical coordi- nating committee; 10:30 a.m. citizens’ ad- visory committee. 332-7976. Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission Noon. Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission, 2257 Bay- len St. 437-0510. Environmental Enforcement Special Magistrate 1:30 p.m. Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 W. Park Place. 595-4933. Housing Finance Authority 5 p.m. Es- cambia County Housing Finance Author- ity, 700 S. Palafox St., Suite 310. 595-4933. Merit System Protection Board 5 p.m. Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, 221 Palafox Place, fourth floor, Training Room 0.605. 595-4933. Affordable Housing Advisory Commit- tee 5:30 p.m. City of Pensacola Housing Office, 420 W. Chase St. 595-4933. District 1Town Hall 6 p.m. Myrtle Grove Elementary School, 6115 Lillian Highway. Commissioner Jeff Bergosh will discuss issues and field questions relating to Dis- trict 1. 595-4910, or district1@myescam- bia.com. Wednesday Contractor Competency Board 9 a.m. Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, 221 Palafox Place. 595-4933. Development Review Committee 1 p.m. Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 W. Park Place. 595-4933. City of Pensacola Eastside Redevelop- ment Board 4 p.m. Pensacola City Hall, 222 W. Main St., Whibbs Conference Room. 436-5650. Pensacola Museum of Art Collections Committee 4 p.m. J. Earle Bowden Build- ing, 120 Church St. Patricia Barlow, 474- 2898, or pbarlow@uwf.edu. Santa Rosa Island Authority Board 5 p.m. Santa Rosa Island Authority, 1 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 932-2257. Thursday Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole 9 a.m. Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, 221 Palafox Place. 595-4933. Early Learning Coalition Board of Di- rectors10 a.m. Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County, Town & Country Plaza, 3300 N. Pace Blvd., Suite 220. 607-8198. Sick Leave Pool Committee 11 a.m. Er- nie Lee Magaha Government Building, 221 Palafox Place, second floor, Human Resources. 595-4933. School Board Special Workshop 3 p.m. J.E. Hall Educational Services Center, 30 E. Texar Drive, Room 160. 432-6121. Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola Inc. Board of Directors 3:30 p.m. Pensacola City Hall, 222 W. Main St., Whibbs Conference Room. 435-1744. Pensacola City Council 5:30 p.m. Pensa- cola City Hall, 222 W. Main St., Council Chambers. 435-1607. Friday School Board Regular Workshop 9 a.m. J.E. Hall Educational Services Center, 30 E. Texar Drive, Room 160. 432-6121. Capstone Academy Pensacola Campus Charter School Public Meeting 9:30 a.m. Capstone Academy, 4901 W. Fairfield Drive. 458-7735. Santa Rosa County Monday Commission Committee 9 a.m. Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline St., Milton. The local mitigation strategy task force will update the com- mission on mitigation efforts. 983-5254 or 981-2017. Navarre Beach Pier Management Pres- entations1:30 p.m. Santa Rosa County Ad- ministrative Center, 6495 Caroline St., Mil- ton. 983-5254. South Santa Rosa Utility System Board 6 p.m. Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shore- line Drive, Gulf Breeze. 934-5115. Tuesday Florida Department of Transportation 8 a.m. FDOT Milton Operations Center, 6025 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton. Public hearing broadcast live via webinar re- garding the department’s tentative five- year work program for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. www.nwflroads.com. City of Milton Community Redevelop- ment Agency 5:30 p.m. Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Council Chambers, Milton. 983-5411. Milton City Council5:45 p.m. Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Council Chambers, Milton. 983-5411. Wednesday Florida-Alabama Transportation Plan- ning Organization 9 a.m. Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze. 332-7976. Group Stakeholder Interview Meet- ings with TSW Regarding Carpenter’s Park Master Plan 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton. 983-5440. Gulf Breeze City Council Executive Committee 6 p.m. Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze. 934- 5115. Public Kickoff Meeting Regarding Car- penter’s Park Master Plan 6 p.m. Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Council Cham- bers, Milton. 983-5440. Thursday Commission Regular 9 a.m. Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, 6495 Caro- line St., Milton. 983-5254. Group Stakeholder Interview Meet- ings with TSW Regarding Carpenter’s Park Master Plan Noon, 4 and 5 p.m. Mil- ton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton. 983- 5440. Zoning Board 6 p.m. Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline St., Milton. 983-5254. Friday Capstone Academy Milton Campus Charter School Public Meeting 9:30 a.m. Capstone Academy, 5308 Stewart St., Mil- ton. 626-3091. THE WEEK AHEAD Sally Ann Johnson of south Florida ran businesses that claimed to offer “psy- chic readings” and “spiritual cleansing and strengthening.” Between 2007 and 2014, prosecutors say a Martha’s Vineyard woman paid Johnson more than $3.5 million for ser- vices that claimed to rid the woman of demons. Prosecutors say Johnson didn’t report the income and tried to hide the money so she wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it. Johnson pleaded guilty in the federal court in Boston Thursday and has agreed to repay the woman. She’s expected to be sentenced in January. — Associated Press in Casselberry, which is north of Orlando in central Florida. Lawrence says the student was walk- ing toward the bus stop when she was “approached and stabbed by an un- known male.” She was taken to a hospital, but her condition hasn’t been released. Fla. ‘psychic’ paid $3.5M for exorcisms admits to tax evasion BOSTON - A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts wom- an more than $3.5 million for exorcisms and “spiritual cleansing” has pleaded guilty to evading taxes. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Interior secretary: Trump committed to Everglades projects OCHOPEE - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke picked up a machete to help clear a swamp buggy trail in the Big Cy- press National Preserve. Friday’s stop in the preserve was the second part of Zinke’s three-day Florida tour to assess hurricane damage and Ev- erglades restoration projects. Last month, Hurricane Irma water- logged the coastal preserve and pushed trees into maintenance trails. The Na- tional Weather Service in Miami says Ir- ma dropped over 10 inches of rain over the area, on top of 6 feet of storm surge. Zinke said President Donald Trump was committed to fast-tracking costly and long-delayed Everglades restora- tion projects. He said the administration would remove bureaucratic obstacles to restoring natural freshwater flows through the wetlands. 14-year-old girl stabbed on way to Florida school bus stop CASSELBERRY - Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was stabbed while walk- ing to a school bus stop. Seminole County school district spokesman Michael Lawrence tells local news outlets the incident happened Fri- day morning near an elementary school STATE BRIEFS MONTPELIER, Vt. - As some com- munities consider removing Confeder- ate monuments, Vermont is formally honoring abolitionist John Brown, whose 1859 raid was an important step in the events that led to the Civil War. The state Legislature approved a resolution this spring sought by a Wood- stock high school teacher designating John Brown Day in Vermont on Oct. 16, 2017. That’s the anniversary of the raid Brown led on a federal arsenal in Har- pers Ferry, in what is now West Vir- ginia, hoping to start an armed slave re- bellion. The rebellion didn’t happen, and Brown was hanged two months lat- er for treason. In recognition of Brown, who is both venerated and much maligned, the Woodstock Social Justice Initiative is holding an anti-racism symposium on Oct. 14 at the Woodstock Union High School, where Brown will also be dis- cussed with students on Oct. 16. Bradley Archer, a teacher who has admired Brown for some time and is member of the initiative, said he was pleased the state was recognizing Brown in a time of tension “over which people we should celebrate and which we should condemn.” Before the raid, Brown and a group of abolitionist settlers killed five pro- slavery settlers in Kansas in the Potta- watomie Massacre. Days before the massacre, Law- rence, Kansas, was sacked by pro-slav- ery associates of Brown’s five victims, Archer said. Abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner was nearly beaten to death in the Senate for railing against the raid, he said. “Given the wickedness of slavery and the terrorism used to sustain it, we should be able to understand, if not ex- cuse, Brown’s actions,” he said. Before heading to Kansas, Brown lived in North Elba, now Lake Placid, New York, and he visited Cavendish, Vermont, in 1857. It was likely to speak with Gov. Ryland Fletcher, an abolition- ist, after the Legislature had approved a $20,000 appropriation to support the an- ti-slavery settlers in Kansas, said Civil War historian Howard Coffin. While in New York, Brown made trips to Vergennes, Vermont, to shop for supplies, Coffin said. After his death, his wife brought his body back to New York. On the way she spent a night in Rutland and stopped in Vergennes, where a big crowd gathered, with some cutting souvenir pieces of wood out the box the casket is in, said Coffin. “Brown understood that this was se- rious business and we’re dealing with 4 million enslaved people. Somebody’s going to have to get tough sooner or lat- er or it isn’t going the end,” said Coffin. “I think he’s one of the great Ameri- cans.” This 1857 file photo shows John Brown, leader of the raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859, for which he was hanged. He was also involved in a Kansas massacre. Vermont has designated Oct. 16, 2017 as John Brown Day in that state. Brown led the raid on Oct. 16, 1859, hoping to start an armed slave revolt. AP FILE John Brown Day will honor controversial abolitionist in Vt. LISA RATHKE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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