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Notes: BCC 7.10.08

July 11, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – July 10, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor Call to order at 5:31 p.m. All Commissioners were present except Mike Whitehead who was out of town…

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Soccer mom to file against Mike DeSorbo

July 11, 2008

Pensacola city councilman Mike DeSorbo – who has served on the council since 1986 (or is it 1886?) – will have another opponent, Maren DeWeese. Soccer moms control that district. They elected Patty Hightower and Grover…

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Two new candidates for city council

July 11, 2008

Noon today is the deadline for qualifying to run for Pensacola city council or mayor. Two more people have filed, but have yet to complete qualification. Larry B. Johnson – District 4 against Marty Donovan. Robbie…

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50 Favorite magazines

July 10, 2008

Chicago Tribune has published its annual list of its 50 favorite magazines. Remarkably, Bella is not on the list. Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Esquire are. Read more.…

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Pensacola drops, too

July 10, 2008

Pensacola has lost people too according to the U.S. Census estimates released today. This is not good. Both the county and its largest city are losing people. It’s not the poor, sick and illiterate that are…

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Escambia drops population

July 10, 2008

The U.S. Census estimates are in. Escambia County lost 214 people. Santa Rosa gained 2,475. Baldwin County, Ala. gained 3,536. The three counties together have 625,220 people. Unfortunately Escambia County is the poorest, least literate and…

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Deportations on the rise

July 10, 2008

Miami Herald reports: “Deportations in Florida jump by almost 50 percent, setting a pace that likely will surpass last year’s total and exceed a 10-year high mark.” More…

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Tanker contract to be rebid

July 9, 2008

The U.S. Air Force will rebid the $35 billion contract to build new refueling tankers. The Defense Department will be making the decision by Dec. 31 — not the Air Force. I talked with Mobile County…

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IN Your Head Radio 7.9

July 9, 2008

Today on In Your Head Radio at 12:00 noon: Attorney General Bill McCollum  who last week filed a lawsuit against Countrywide Financial, one of the nation’s largest mortgage companies, for allegedly engaging in deceptive and unfair…

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Notes: Council committees 7.07.08

July 8, 2008

The City Council meeting started promptly at 3:15 p.m. on June 16 in the Haglar meeting room of City Hall. The approval of minutes (yawn) passed, and the Council members proceeded to tackle the items on…

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Santa Rosa County rejects progress

July 8, 2008

Yesterday, Escambia County Comm. Gene Valentino went before the Santa Rosa County Commission asking that they join a regional transportation authority that would have the power to bond out gas tax revenues and work on the…

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Web: Top Ten Digital Music sites

July 7, 2008

It’s Monday and you really don’t want to start work just yet…so explore these web sites instead. Wired has come up it’s Top 10 Music sites. Sites were chosen based not only on what they currently…

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Ivey to leave Louisville paper

July 7, 2008

Former PNJ publisher Denise Ivey is leaving the The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY. The alt-paper, LEO, has this take on what it calls the “Friday Afternoon Massacre.” …from Ivey’s memo: “I am so proud of The…

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Sheriff McNesby under fire

July 4, 2008

We are starting to get more and more phone calls from neighbors upset about the lack of protection from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Many fear retribution if they complain too loudly. The commissioners are starting…