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What is the CMP bond plan?

October 27, 2009

The bond financing plan recommended by staff and approved by the council uses New Market Tax Credits which will allow UWF to get $12,256,785 for the maritime museum (if the NMTC portion is approved in November).…

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Another regional alliance

October 26, 2009

Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama and Gov. Haley Barber of Mississippi will announce today the formation of “The Aerospace Alliance” —a four-state region from NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to Panama City, Florida whose mission…

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Patrick Gonzalez booked for battery (updated)

October 22, 2009

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office website shows that Patrick Gonzalez has been charged with aggravated battery. We’ve requested the arrest report. From arrest report: Kevin Dale Wilkins is housed in the cell adjacent to Gonzalez. According…

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Thoughts on Mexican Mafia

October 22, 2009

Today the daily newspaper published the interview with Silvano Gonzalez, that we posted on this blog on Monday. Based on that interview, the paper reports “Mafia theory falls flat in Billings murder case.” I don’t know…

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New Agruments from Fairchild PAC

October 22, 2009

These are the latest arguments by the No Boss Mayor PAC against the proposed charter: 1. Only the mayor will have the executive power to enter into contracts, write and approve leases, and buy and sell…

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Tice creditor claims Mexican mafia a hoax

October 19, 2009

The State Attorney’s Office released today more documents and DVDs of the interviews with suspects, persons of interest and witnesses – 36 CDs and DVDs. Among the documents is an interview with Silvano Gonzalez, the former…

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Dead baby thrown away by mother

October 14, 2009

It’s one of those stories that’s so horrific that you don’t want to hear it. Mothers are suppose to love their babies, take care of their babies, protect their babies against the evils of the world…not…

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One more Fairchild PAC

October 13, 2009

I overlooked another short-lived political action committee formed by Charlie Fairchild in September 2008: Citizens for Constitutional Integrity. Of course, there will be another that he will form next year to oppose whatever the Consolidation Committee…

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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…