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New daily news features for Inweekly

New daily news features for Inweekly

Daily Dose: Highlights is in the daily newspapers across the region. Not just Pensacola, but also Mobile and Fort Walton Beach. Read: ThursDaily Dose . Daily Toob: IN reporter Mari Krueger gives her picks for Tonight's television viewing. Thursday Toob

Inc Magazine loves P’cola

The Pensacola area ranked 17 out of 20 on Inc. magazine's list of "Top Midsize Cities" in its annual survey of the nation's boomtowns. Here's the list : Cape Coral-Fort Myers,Fla. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Fla. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, [...]

FCAT scores are in for third graders

FCAT scores are in for third graders

Escambia County - Math scores are up 1%; Reading down 4% Santa Rosa County - highest reading scores in the state; tied for second highest for math. Our favorite inner-city school - Hallmark Elementary - did fantastic! Reading score: 71 ---in 2005 41, in 2006 50 ---31 point jump in two [...]

IN Issue – 5/3/07

IN Issue – 5/3/07

Check out this week's issue Cover Story: Charter Schools In The Red Orlando Sentinel published a four-day series last month, examining the nearly 350 charter schools in Florida and its 98,000 students, which would make them the eighth largest school district in the state following Pinellas [...]

What is a conservative nowadays?

What is a conservative nowadays?

Every now and then, we get some comment to this blog that calls himself/herself a "conservative." What is a conservative? What the core political beliefs that person has to have to be one?

Another daily cuts staff

Another daily cuts staff

Orlando Sentinel  has announced that it will eliminate about two dozen jobs as it restructures the paper's news gathering operation to place greater emphasis on the Internet. The staff reductions will take place over the next four to six weeks and will include a voluntary separation program. An [...]

Here’s a twist

Here’s a twist

There is actually a Democrat in the state House who dares to question the 2007-08 budget because of all the "turkeys" hidden in the bill. It's Ron Saunders (D-Key West). Of course, he's upset that a special project for his district didn't get added - $20-million toward the central sewer system [...]

More gambling – Instant Bingo passes

More gambling – Instant Bingo passes

This Florida Legislature loves gambling - in one form or another. It has sent Gov. Crist a bill that legalizes instant bingo. What's instant bingo? The pull-tab tickets are sold similar to Lottery instant tickets, except instead of scratching to see whether it's a winning ticket, a buyer would [...]

Former PNJ reporter gets Pres to hold his bags

Former PNJ reporter gets Pres to hold his bags

The St. Pete Times' political blog reports Michael Spooneybarger inadvertently had Pres. Bush pick up his bag during a recent trip to South Florida. Tampa Tribune photographer Michael Spooneybarger was a little frantic to get his camera bag as media were hurried out of an auditorium at MacDill [...]

Student paper ends remarkable news year

Student paper ends remarkable news year

The Miami Herald had a story in its Sunday edition on the FAMU student newspaper that covered some major stories on its campus - On campus, the year has been extraordinary -- with constant student protests over budgets and jail beatings; statewide criminal trials that tested a new anti-hazing law; [...]

Letterman List

Letterman List

On Monday night (4/30), David Letterman made a list of ten signs your newspaper is in trouble: 10. Covers all news that happens within one block of the office 9. Today's exclusive -- "Nixon Dead!" 8. Reporter sent to jail for refusing to divulge a source... Oh, and he also killed a [...]

City/county employees stats

City/county employees stats

Creative Loafing recently did a story about number of employees per 100,000 people in several Southern cities. It got me wondering how does Pensacola stack up - but since Pensacola only has an estimated population of 55,033, I reduced the stat down to number of employees per 1000 [...]

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