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“I would run.”

I've done an informal poll of teenagers and their parents to find out how the teens would react if they were somewhere they weren't suppose to be, doing something that they shouldn't and law enforcement drove up. "I would run" was the most common reply. Why? "Because if the cops catch me, I'm [...]

More on Steen death

Report by IN reporter Sean Boone The incident last Saturday morning that led to the death of 17-year-old Victor Steen has undoubtedly been the talk of Pensacola--and with good reason. The manner in which Pensacola Policeman Jerald Ard attempted to subdue the young black male on his bicycle [...]

Taser victim had myspace accounts

Taser victim had myspace accounts

Victor Steen, who killed last Saturday after he was allegedly tasered by Pensacola Officer Jerrald Ard and then run over by Ard's patrol car, had two Myspace accounts: F.M.P 4 me and mines and another whose name violates the rules of this site and is closed to the public.

Buzz: PNJ building sold

We've heard the Pensacola News Journal's office building on Romana has sold to a local doctor. The tenant will be University of Phoenix - which is similar to Virginia College.

Buzz: Unrest over Steen death

The Pensacola Police Department is hitting the internet to find witnesses to the death of 17-year-old Victor Damarius Steen. The teen was shot with a Taser by Officer Jerald Ard in the early hours of Saturday, October 3. Ard then ran over Steen. Customers outside of Sluggo's are telling us it was a [...]

Oops, PNJ mistakes net for gross

In Oct. 15, 2005 presentation to the Pensacola City Council, the City staff made it clear that the net funding to the Community Maritime Park would be $40 million---and that is the contractual obligation that the City has to the park. It always been understood that the bond issue would have to be [...]

Save RadioLive

Save RadioLive

Budget cuts may force WUWF to drop its very popular RadioLive. Press Release: Grassroots Effort Successfully Keeps Radio Alive Executive Director and RadioLive host, Pat Crawford explained, “The impact of the economic recession made it clear in early 2009 that substantive reductions to [...]

PPD had Taser problems in 2005

PPD had Taser problems in 2005

Pensacola Police Officer Jerald Ard has been suspended and is under FDLE investigation for firing his Taser as he chased a man who was fleeing on a bicycle early Saturday morning in Brownsville and the running over the man with his patrol car. The fleeing man, who the PPD have yet to identify, [...]

Dinner with Ryan

Dinner with Ryan

Last night, I had dinner with Rebecca Ryan and a group of PYP leaders that was hosted by Jay Bradshaw and Coastal Moving. Ryan is the keynote speaker at today's annual meeting of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Her book "Live First, Work Second---getting inside the head of the next [...]

Advertisers… start your bidding!

Press Release: Advertisers… start your bidding! The AAF Pensacola Advertising Auction is now online! For years, the annual Advertising Auction has helped agencies, businesses and non-profits get great deals on media and advertising items. This year, the auction has been moved to an [...]

Buzz: Jude Law Baby Momma gets $190K

Buzz: Jude Law Baby Momma gets $190K

The British newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that Samantha Burke, 24, gave birth to Law's child two weeks early and has already received offers from the media for photoshoots of herself and baby Sophia. Bids for the first picture are said to be around £120,000 --$190,584 US dollars. Read more.

Artist helps FamiliesFirst

Artist helps FamiliesFirst

Press release: A well-known Pensacola artist is helping FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview Center to recruit foster families from within African-American communities. Sonja Griffin Evans, whose work often reflects her Gullah heritage, agreed to provide a painting that would illustrate [...]

Fiesta Seafood Winners

Fiesta Seafood Winners

I judged the seafood booths at the Fiesta Seafood Festival along with Mayor Mike Wiggins, Sue Straughan (WEAR), Brent Lane (Cat Country) and Julio Diaz (PNJ). Best Tasting Food: South Beach Grill---Coconut shrimp Runner-ups: CG Concessions, Brewsters Ice Cream (try Key Lime Pie) Most [...]

Jeff Miller and two buddies back Lay

Jeff Miller and two buddies back Lay

Pace principal Frank Lay received a letter from Congressman Jeff Miller and two other members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, J. Randy Forbes and Mike McIntyer. According to the letter, the CPC has 54 members. The daily newspaper's headline states the caucus backs Frank Lay, but that is not [...]

Charter workshop today

The City Council will hold another Charter workshop today at 4 p.m. at the Hagler/Mason Conference Room in City Hall. City Attorney Rusty Well has come up with two more changes that he suggests need to be made - Charter Review. Why these changes are being pointed out on Sept. 1 and not two months [...]

GoPensacola big hit

There is an email circulating that states that the new PNJ entertainment website had 1,584,508 page views in August. Congratulations. That is tremendous. This blog, which has no billboards, PNJ ads, giveaways or photos of bikini contests, had 467,857 page views. Not bad for a one-man operation.

Zoo director resigns

The Daily News is reporting that Danielle Lantz, executive director of The Zoo Northwest Florida, has resigned. She announced her decision in an e-mail dated Friday, according to Joanne Curtin, a member of the Gulf Coast Zoological Society. Read more.

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