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No more sewage dumping in bays or sound

March 31, 2008

ECUA may have had to relocate the Main Street Sewage Treatment plant if a bill that is currently in the Florida Senate becomes law. The utility will definitely have to stop pumping the effluent from its…

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Greyhound track may get more regulations

March 31, 2008

Florida is No. 1 in greyhound racetracks. According to the Miami Herald, state regulators want more inspection power and penalties for animal abusers. The industry has had problems from dog-doping with cocaine to force them to…

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Insurance may have to cover autism

March 31, 2008

The Daily News reports that the state legislature may require large group health insurance plans to provide diagnostic screening, intervention and treatment of autism. It would prohibit insurance companies from denying autistic children therapy. The bill…

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Okay, we will help

March 31, 2008

From my point of view these are the top stories at pnj.com -without video, podcast, webcams or forums: (be aware all pnj.com links may have a limited life span) Channel 98 soon could air county broadcasts…

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Clay Ford report on state house

March 30, 2008

Wrap-up Week 4 CS/HB 643 Unanimously Passes The House Legislation protecting homeowners from foreclosure fraud easily passed a full vote in the House Chamber Wednesday.House Bill (HB) 643, the Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act was filed…

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I have lost some weight

March 30, 2008

For those of you taking shots at me for the UWF football photo, I do weigh less than I did for this photo: Or this one:…

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Where is the news

March 30, 2008

On Sundays, I work on the Seven Days column for the IN. In the past, I would simply review the news articles on the PNJ and WEAR websites and pick the best news stories for each…

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Moby cries for government workers

March 28, 2008

PNJ columnist Mark (Moby) O’Brien cries out for the government workers in his column today: It’s painful and awkward, worrying if your job will vanish or change dramatically before the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1.…

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Record day for IN

March 28, 2008

The April Fool’s issue has been a tremendous online success. INweekly.net had its busiest Thursday ever with 6,375 unique visitors. The cover story – Pensacola, Alabama? – is now the second most emailed article after just…

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Fiesta Forces signup huge success

March 28, 2008

The Fiesta Forces had their best sign-up party ever last night – adding a record number of new members. If you missed the party, you can still sign up online – www.fiestaoffiveflags.org…

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Fiesta Forces signup tonight

March 27, 2008

Come to Seville Quarter tonight and join the Fiesta Forces. The party is from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The Forces are the volunteer manpower behind all the events which Fiesta coordinates. Members participate in yearly events which include…

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Egg McMuffin inventor dies

March 27, 2008

Herb Peterson, who invented the Egg McMuffin as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald’s restaurants, has died, a Southern California McDonald’s official said Wednesday. He was 89. Peterson co-owned and operated six McDonald’s restaurants in…

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Hulk Hogan, VH1 on Spring Break in PCB

March 27, 2008

Hulk Hogan, the 12-time world heavyweight champion wrestler, and the crew for his VH1 show “Hogan Knows Best” invaded Panama City Beach on Wednesday. The Hulkster navigated the maze Wednesday at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park…