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Notes: City budget workshop, Part 2

April 15, 2008

April 14 City budget workshop – Part 2: Keep in mind, city officials’ talking points include “rightsizing” the budget to “maintain core and priority services.” Next up: Fire Department. Fire Chief Frank Edwards said there will…

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Markes in court tomorrow

April 15, 2008

Erin Brittany Markes will appear tomorrow, April 16, at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Ron Swanson in court room 213 in the Santa Rosa County courthouse. Markes is the 19-year-old Pace mother was jailed for criminal…

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Notes: City budget workshop 4.14.08 – Part 1

April 15, 2008

April 14 Pensacola City Council Committee of the Whole budget workshop notes: The mood was somber and tense, at times, as city department heads methodically gave council members their summaries of priorities and cutbacks–including the losses…

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What local voters think – some surprises

April 15, 2008

The College Democrats conducted a telephone survey between April 3-8. They polled 581 registered voters from Escambia (54%), Santa Rosa (33%) and Okaloosa (13%). Do you feel the country is headed in the right direction or…

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More on near drowning victim

April 15, 2008

Kristina Cramer, age 19, nearly drowned on Pensacola Beach on April 6. Here is how a television station in her area (WTVM) is covering her recovery. More…

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Pensacola has gambling

April 14, 2008

It is a myth that gambling is not popular in Pensacola. Every night of the week you can find a bar in Pensacola that offers poker. The stakes are bar tabs, food and freebies, but, none…

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Notes: CMPA meeting, more info

April 14, 2008

More notes from the April 11 Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees meeting: Business other than Bentina Terry’s appointment to the CMPA board and its possible expansion was discussed during the meeting on Friday. Mort…

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302 Million Dollar Questions

April 13, 2008

How much of the $302 million for ECUA project to relocate the Main Street Sewage Treatment plant will go to local contractors? Will out-of-town companies be required to use a percentage of local workers? Is there…

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Mobile won’t lose tanker deal

April 12, 2008

Mobile Press Register reports: Boeing Co. is unlikely to overturn the U.S. Air Force tanker contract awarded to Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading defense analyst said Friday. The Air Force on Feb. 29 awarded the potential…

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Naturals win 11-4

April 12, 2008

Before a crowd 6,022 fans under cloudy skies (53 degrees), the Northwest Ark. Naturals beat San Antonio, 11-4. The Naturals are playing just their second game in their new ballpark, Arvest Park. Yesterday, the CMPA board…

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Notes: CMPA board meeting 4.11.08

April 11, 2008

April 11 Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees meeting notes: Bentina Terry was appointed to the CMPA board this afternoon. Terry, a fairly new resident of Pensacola and a vice president for Gulf Power Co.,…

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Notes: Pensacola City Council 4.10.08

April 11, 2008

April 10 City Council meeting notes: Thursday night’s City Council meeting didn’t last 20 minutes, partly because four committees, such as Neighborhood Services and Enterprise Operations, did not meet recently, so there were no reports for…

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Radio: Biologist on Bay fish

April 11, 2008

I will have Dick Snyder – the director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation and a biology professor at the University of West Florida- on IN Your Head Radio. We will discuss his research…

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gulf1 campaigns for Miller

April 11, 2008

Just got another email blast from gulf1.com – even though I have unsubscribed about two dozen times – this one touts VP Dick Cheney’s visit. Here is the tag line that came with it: “Vice President…