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IN Your Head Radio 5.21

May 21, 2008

The Headline was “Teacher Fired for Wizardry” … that is not exactly what happened, but once the story hit the internet, the truth of the matter was lost. Jeff Solocheck, a writer for the St. Petersburg…

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Notes: School Board 5.20

May 21, 2008

School board members got an earful from unhappy residents at their recent meeting, as over two dozen came forward to express concerns about possible budget cuts that may include closing Carver Century School and reducing transportation…

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Buzz: ECUA drops suit

May 20, 2008

We received a call today that Emerald Coast Utility Authority has dropped its lawsuit against Escambia County over being required to use the Perdido Key Landfill. No word if cocktail fund raisers were involved. Addition 4:35…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.20

May 20, 2008

Because it takes them nearly a 1,000 years to biodegrade, many cities across the globe, including San Francisco, Oakland and soon Paris and all of China, have banned retailers from giving customers plastic bags. Today I…

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Fogg not to seek re-election

May 20, 2008

Pensacola Mayor John Fogg has just announced he will not be running for re-election.  A press release to that effect should be forthcoming.…

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Escambia County is not really a very good partner

May 20, 2008

That is what Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin said yesterday when the commission was deciding whether to join in a regional transportation authority with Escambia County. The RTA is the brainchild of Escambia County Commissioner…

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Notes: City Committees 5.19

May 20, 2008

May 19 City Committees meeting notes: Mayor John Fogg and Councilmen Mike DeSorbo and Ronald Townsend said Monday night they make no apologies for unexpectedly voting to name Rusty Wells the new city attorney, despite being…

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No ethics at the top

May 20, 2008

Escambia County lives in an ethical limbo – where right is wrong, wrong is right; where county commissioners serve themselves first, then us last. We are suppose to ignore Whirehead’s relationship with Cody Rawson and believe…

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How City works

May 20, 2008

Remember the tree ordinance that finally was agreed on by the developers and the environmentalists. Guess when it will be finally approved – July 3 –nearly two months after it was agreed upon. There will be…

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Fogg will give Rusty everything

May 20, 2008

The Pensacola City Council voted yesterday to have Mayor John Fogg negotiate with Rusty “Jackpot” Wells on his new contract with the city for the city attorney position. This should be fun! Imagine the conversation. Fogg:…

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Give up garbage

May 20, 2008

A year ago, the Pensacola City Council could have handed over its garbage collection to ECUA and saved the residents money. Now they are fighting another rate increase and looking at how they can streamline operations.…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.19

May 19, 2008

 On Feb. 18, 2007, the body of Joshua Whittier, a 21-year-old Navarre resident who had worked with Ford Models, was found face down at the water’s edge of Santa Rosa Sound between Juana’s Pagoda and the…