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Pssst….shooting at mall

August 21, 2008

It was gang-related. For some reason, authorities want you to think otherwise. There are gangs in Pensacola. So far they aren’t tied to the national gangs like the Bloods or Crips, but there are gangs and…

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Quote of the Day

August 21, 2008

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” – Harold Wilson…

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Inflation surges

August 20, 2008

Prices for the past year are rising at the fastest pace in 27 years. Labor Dept. reports wholesale inflation soared in July. Wholesale prices are up 1.2 percent in July, thanks to higher costs for energy,…

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State $1.5 billion shortfall

August 20, 2008

Republicans have been in charge of the state budget and economy for 10 years. They have repeatedly cut taxes and pushed more mandates onto the local governments. The fall in tourism and real estate has hurt…

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Greatness slips away from Pcola again

August 20, 2008

Remember when Pensacola was to get a cruise ship. The City Council got so excited about it. The ship would dock at the Port. Visitors would tour downtown Pensacola….etc. We never got our ship. Mobile did.…

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GGW Francis to sue Bay County, more

August 20, 2008

“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis is seeking $300 million in a lawsuit that he intends to file, according to News Herald. “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis put county officials on notice Tuesday of his…

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Finnegan’s Wake files Chap. 11

August 18, 2008

Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Nine Mile Road restaurant opened earlier this year in a site that once housed New Market Steakhouse. This maybe a record time for bankruptcy.…

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Timeline for four parks

August 18, 2008

TIMELINE FOR FOUR BASEBALL PARKS Pensacola, Springdale, Ark., Grand Prairie, Tex. and Billings, Mont. July 11, 2006 – Springdale, Ark. Springdale, Ark. approves a referendum to build a minor baseball park by only 17 votes. Sept.…

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IN Your Head Radio 8.15

August 15, 2008

We’ve got Scott Davidson of Land Capital and are trying to get Kevin Doyle or Ken Kearns from Trinity – the two CMP master developer candidates. Should be great radio. Also have Barb Miller and Hannah…

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Trinity proposal for CMP strong, but unethical?

August 15, 2008

The Trinity Capital’s proposal for the Community Maritime Park is strong. They commit to finding private financing for anything in the two phases of the park that the $40 million won’t pay for. Read ( trinitycmpaletter.pdf)…

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Gannett severance package

August 15, 2008

Gannett’s severance package isn’t quite as generous as the Escambia County buy-out: Severance Benefits • One week of pay for each year of service (52 week maximum) • Minimum two-week severance benefit • Medical benefits will…

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Bush fooled by Putin

August 15, 2008

President Bush has long held that the Russia prime minister, Vladimir V. Putin, was a trustworthy friend. The Georgia conflict/invasion is showing that Bush may have totally misjudged Putin. NY TIMES: The conflict punctuated a stark…

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Miami Herald tracks storms

August 15, 2008

This page on the Miami Herald website is tracking a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic that is heading towards South Florida. Check out the links on thepage.…

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Mobile annexation

August 15, 2008

Mobile Mayor Sam Jones wants to annex more of the county. It’s much easier to do in Alabama than Florida. Last year, the City of Pensacola had an annexation plan that the staff worked on for…