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Applicants for County Judge

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2010 FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the attorneys listed below to fill the vacancy created [...]

White House: Fact Sheet on Claims and Escrow

FACT SHEET: Claims and Escrow INDEPENDENT CLAIMS FACILITY A new, independent claims process will be created with the mandate to be fairer, faster, and more transparent in paying damage claims by individuals and businesses. * To assure independence, Kenneth Feinberg, who previously [...]

Buzz: BP makes proposal to beach businesses

We've heard the BP representatives met with Pensacola Beach owners today. They are proposing to pay owners whatever they are down in income from last year. For example, a shop had sales of $70,000 in May 2009 and only $60,000 in May 2010 - BP will cut the shop owner a check for $10,000. Some owners [...]

Deal cut with BP – $20B escrow created

Associated Press reports: President Obama has announced that BP has agreed to create a $20 billion escrow fund, calling the move “an important step toward making the people of the Gulf Coast whole again." The fund will be administered independently by Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the 9/11 victim [...]

June 16 Beach Update

* Winds from the south will continue to push oil towards our shores. Today we have a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 90s and high humidity may hinder cleanup efforts. * NOAA near shore forecasting shows continued oil impact for the next 72 hours. * A fishing closure is in effect [...]

New (Brew) Orleans launches ad campaign

New (Brew) Orleans launches ad campaign

From Gambit: The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) plans to launch a rapid-fire public relations and advertising campaign across major US markets starting Friday, June 18 — burning through its $5 million share of a $15 million tourism check written to Louisiana by BP on May 17, [...]

More comments

The comments on my Facebook wall were just as mixed: You have got to be kidding me, that was it!!!??? --Susan ------ Is it me or do others find the "our neighbors in the gulf" reference annoying and somewhat demeaning. I find the NIMBY attitude offensive. If a catastrophe of this magnitude [...]

The Daily Beast: Where’s the Beef?

The Daily Beast: Where’s the Beef?

I covered the local reaction for The Daily Beast to President Obama's speech. The response was more negative than I expected. People wanted to believe, but eight weeks into this crisis, people are tired of speeches. Thane Creech, who has a vacation rental business in Navarre, said it best, [...]

EOC: Tuesday, June 15 update

Escambia Disaster Response - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Tuesday, June 15 5:30 p.m. - Update #46 * Winds from the south will continue to push oil towards our shores. Today we have a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 90s and high humidity may hinder clean up efforts. NOAA near shore [...]

Obama speech – 7 pm Atlas

Obama speech – 7 pm Atlas

I'll be watching Pres. Obama give his speech on the BP oil disaster tonight at 7 p.m. at the Atlas Oyster Bar. I want your reactions to the speech. Post your thoughts here, send me an email or in person at the Atlas.

EOC: Wiggins notes

Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins talked about how proud he was of Pensacola Beach today, especially when he saw Pres. Obama and Gov. Crist walk towards the water near the fishing pier. Wiggins said that he was the first local official to get speak about his concerns with the BP oil disaster. 1. [...]

EOC: County sent BP $9.1M invoice

County Budget Director Amy Lovoy reports that Escambia County has sent ESIS Government Entity Claims Team, the BP subcontractor handling claims, on Friday, June 11, an invoice for $9.1 million. The invoice covers $74,923 actual expenditures in May; $4,837,858 of actual and estimate expenditures [...]

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