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Longevity pay lives

October 12, 2009

Jamie Page reports on his blog that at its Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting, Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a request from County Fire Chief Frank Edwards to offer longevity pay to…

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PAC man is back

October 9, 2009

Charlie “PAC Man” Fairchild is back. His latest political action committee (PAC) will be the one opposing the proposed new city charter. Here is a list of the PACs Fairchild has been a part of over…

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Buzz: Charter, consolidation, promise

October 8, 2009

The proposed charter for Pensacola may be a tough sale in the black community. All three council members are against it. They see African-Americans holding the city manager, community development and city clerk positions. They don’t…

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Rebuttal to Maygarden viewpoint

October 7, 2009

In today’s daily paper, former Pensacola Mayor Jerry Maygarden makes that point that economic development is not the city government’s job. While I agree with Maygarden that the primary role of municipal government is public safety,…

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Valentino will run for re-election

October 7, 2009

Yesterday, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino filed to run again for his District 2 seat. The incumbent already has two opponents, Robert Kelley and Andy Kowalski, in the 2010 Republican primary. Former County Administrator George Touart…

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Murder pursued near UWF

October 6, 2009

An alert has been issued on the UWF campus: “Police are pursing a murder suspect in woods near campus: W/M 42yro DK GRN shirt jeans 5-8 160. If seen call 9-1-1.”…

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P.J. O’ROURKE TO SPEAK AT UWF

October 6, 2009

Press Release: The University of West Florida Jerry Maygarden Lecture Series will feature P.J. O’Rourke Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, Building 82. O’Rourke will present “Pirates…

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DeMaria wins

October 6, 2009

Press Release: Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria is the winner of a Native American Music Award (NAMMY). He won in the Native Heart category for his soundtrack “Siyotanka: The Legend of the Flute.” DeMaria composed and performed…

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Keel-laying ceremony today

October 6, 2009

Today at 11 a.m. the National Museum of Naval Aviation is holding a National Flight Academy Keel-Laying ceremony that links back to the Navy’s proud traditions. Since the interior construction of the National Flight Academy, designed…

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Pennies for Pets

October 5, 2009

Press release: Ensley Elementary School is hosting a “Pennies for Pets” donation drive during the month of October, which is “Adopt a Dog” month. All the pennies collected during the month will be donated to the…

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Life in prison for Pensacola minor

October 5, 2009

The Wall Street Journal reports today on the US Supreme Court hearing on Nov. 9 arguments about the sentence of life in prison without parole when imposed on juvenile. One of the two cases involves Joe…

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Buzz: Jerralds wants Young’s seat

September 29, 2009

The word that I keep hearing is that Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds is seriously thinking about running for Marie Young’s County Commmission seat. Young told several people during her last campaign that this would be…

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Charter on the agenda

September 24, 2009

What will the Pensacola City Council do about the proposed city charter? It appears Mayor Mike Wiggins and Councilman P.C. Wu are against it. Will they try to change the wording of the referendum or let…