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Whitehead cleared

State Atty Bill Eddins has finished his inquiry into the possible violation of the Government in the Sunshine Law by County Commissioner Mike Whitehead and members of the county staff. That inquiry has determined that "there is insufficient evidence to establish that a criminal violation has [...]

Donovan stays a Gator

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Gators coach Donovan staying put Coach Billy Donovan, fresh off back-to-back NCAA titles, will stay at Florida, spurning a chance to return to Kentucky and take over the tradition-rich program, according to a person familiar with Donovan's decision.

Firefighters Union letter to County

Firefighters Union letter to County

From February: Read PDF:  Union Letter

County releases study – finally

County releases study – finally

After our attorney, John Asmar, informed the county of its obligation to release public documents, we received finally the Nov. 16, 2006 report on the training status of the volunteer fire departments. The figures differ from the ones supplied to the paper by the firefighters union. The state [...]

Outback in trouble

Outback in trouble

St. Pete Times:A federal labor investigation that began when two former Outback Steakhouse employees complained of alleged sex discrimination has ballooned into a nationwide lawsuit with more than 150,000 potential plaintiffs, including nearly every woman who has worked at one of the Tampa chain's [...]

CNN and Outtakes agree

CNN and Outtakes agree

We need more hard news From Washington Post: CNN president Jonathan Klein says he regards "American Morning" as "the only real newscast in the morning." He adds: "What the audience wants from CNN is hard news. The more the others get away from it, the more that leaves us an opening to exploit." [...]

Blog view 4/5/07

Blog view 4/5/07

$500M to fight fatties

$500M to fight fatties

From the NY TIMES: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation plans to spend more than $500 million over the next five years to reverse the increase in childhood obesity. It is one of the largest public health initiatives ever tried by a private philanthropy. “This is an epidemic that is going to [...]

Something’s Burning

Something’s Burning

Our cover story for April 5 (Burning Down The House) reveals the troubles of the Escambia County volunteer fire departments - nearly 3 out of 4 isn't properly certified. The state requires 160 hours of training to Firefighter 1 Certification. Without that certification, the volunteer isn't suppose [...]

Collateral materials for CMPA design evaluation

Collateral materials for CMPA design evaluation

Evaluation Form PDF Technical Review PDF

No more GWOT, House committee decrees

From Military Times: The House Armed Services Committee is banishing the global war on terror from the 2008 defense budget. This is not because the war has been won, lost or even called off, but because the committee's Democratic leadership doesn't like the phrase. A memo for the committee [...]

Please stay, Billy Donovan

Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi writes: Don't do it, Billy. Don't you dare. Don't go to Kentucky, where they only want you because you're the trendiest name out there. Stay at Florida, where they gave you the opportunity to make your name. Don't go to Kentucky, where they want [...]

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