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Photos – Gulf Shores June 16

Photos – Gulf Shores June 16

A reader sent me these pictures from Gulf Shores, Alabama:

IN: Annual Rant Issue

IN: Annual Rant Issue

Independent News June 17, 2010 COVER STORY RANT ISSUE ‘10 We know that frustrations with the BP oil disaster are rising as high as the daily temperature, so we felt that this is the perfect time to let off a little steam with this issue. And while we know BP is on most of our minds, [...]

Message from Coastkeeper: Two upcoming events

Last week I was at the Waterkeeper conference and checked in nearly everyday to watch from afar the oil sneaking into our Bays and onto our beaches. I felt no more helpless than I do sitting on my favorite dock, soundside Fort Pickens, watching the sunset and smelling oil. I apologize for those [...]

IN photos of Obama at NAS Pensacola

IN photos of Obama at NAS Pensacola

Our art director, Samantha Crooke, took these photos yesterday - http://www.flickr.com/photos/45429438@N06/sets/72157624290497190

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, [...]

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