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2006 CAFR report is in

2006 CAFR report is in

CAFR stands for "Comprehensive Audited Financial Report." It's available online at Escambia County Clerk of Courts site. Some interesting finds: Unreserved General Fund has jumped from $15.14 million in 2002 to $36.56 million in 2006 - $21.42 million increase. Residential property assessed [...]

New Ice Pilot gets rave reviews

From Fayetteville, NC The Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Head Coach John Marks has accepted a similar position with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and has resigned his position with the FireAntz. [...]

Arrested for $25 of coke? Not $25,000…$25

Arrested for $25 of coke? Not $25,000…$25

Come on guys - when did we start arresting people for as little as $25 of coke? Front page coverage on the daily newspaper for a $25 drug bust? Drug dealers are laughing all over town and the country. We've got people ready to crucify Hugh King over $25 worth of cocaine! Why did the officer [...]

Scarborough reports on newspapers audience ratings

Scarborough reports on newspapers audience ratings

The Scarborough Research group (not the local Scaboroughs) has released its annual audience ratings report for daily newspapers. The News Journal is in the #59 largest market which is includes Mobile & Baldwin counties, Al. Because the market is split over a state line, both the PNJ and the Mobile [...]

List of Bush Administration Scandals

List of Bush Administration Scandals

I've been asked to compile a list of Bush Administration officials that have been indicted, convicted, resigned due to some scandal or are under investigation. These are the ones I've found so far. Claude Allen - Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy- resigned, pled guilty to [...]

MOBy advises high school grads

MOBy advises high school grads

PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien has advice for area high grads...which I find a little funny since I doubt more than a handful high school students read his column...but maybe their grandparents will cut it out for them. MOBy's premise is the grads need to go away from Pensacola. Thereby expand their [...]

Bigots have field day on pnj.com

Bigots have field day on pnj.com

As predicted the racists are getting in their dream comments on the daily newspaper's web site with the arrest of Hugh King: Happypad: "local religious and political leader" = "NO JOB,CRAP STARTER!" Jeff Chandler: "These hypocritical sons’ a ***** are the main reason the black community can [...]

Hugh King arrested

Hugh King arrested

Last night, former Pensacola City Councilman Hugh King was arrested for cocaine possession. King is the pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church, member of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board and chairs their Contractor Academy. At one time he was president of the Pensacola chapter of [...]

Debate over moderation of web comments

Debate over moderation of web comments

Our local daily has caught heat for not moderating the comments that are posted on its web site (pnj.com). It has become a haven for racist and bigoted comments - where gulf1.commers, Luke McCoy fans and Save Our City remnants can go to lash out at the world. This blog has had problem posters [...]

Children’s Chorus Goes to College

What happens to Pensacola Children's Chorus alums when they go to college? Click here to view: Chorus College

GOP abstinence proponent used Escort Service

GOP abstinence proponent used Escort Service

You've got to love those wacky Bush Administration members. The Washington Post reports that deputy Secretary of State Robert Tobias had to resign yesterday after ABC News cornered him about using an escort service that is being investigated for prostitution (Rice Deputy quits ). Tobias admited [...]

Bush administration to push for Gulf drilling

Bush administration to push for Gulf drilling

According to a Washington Post article (U.S. Proposal Would Allow Oil Drilling ): The Interior Department will announce a proposal Monday to allow oil and gas drilling in federal waters near Virginia that are currently off-limits and permit new exploration in Alaska's Bristol Bay and the Gulf of [...]

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