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Tax Watch: Cost for General Govt Services

February 4, 2008

The per capita expenditure for general government services: State avg: $215 Escambia: $244 Leon: $189 Manatee: $206 Marion: $169 TaxWatch did say that it’s possible Escambia County may classify its General Government Services differently than the…

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TaxWatch preliminary report

February 4, 2008

Florida Tax Watch CEO/President Dominic M. Calabro reports that Escambia County’s operating millage rate is higher than the state average and three comparable counties: Leon, Marion, Manatee. From 1999 to 2006, the rate stayed the same…

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Weatherall did not trust FSU athletic department

February 4, 2008

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell told the Orlando Sentinel in an exclusive interview that he did not trust the school’s athletic department to conduct an investigation into allegations of academic fraud involving approximately 50 athletes.…

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City staff resists mixed-use at Port

February 4, 2008

City staff continues to resist adding anything other than industrial to the Port of Pensacola. The problem may be the staff fears that anything other than industrial could lead to the closure of the facility. So…

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Studers donate to Janesville public schools

February 2, 2008

The Janesville Gazette reports today that Quint and Rishy Studer have donated $40,000 to the new Minority Recruitment Initiative for Janesville public schools. Read: Minority teacher program gets boost.…

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Wheatley in Super Bowl ad

February 2, 2008

From Sam Baltrusis, former In A&E editor, “I was working on a piece here in Boston on ads running during the Super Bowl and I noticed Kevin Wheatley (Gulf Breeze native, “Threshold of Hell” actor/director) is…

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The Phil Conners report on Pcola

February 2, 2008

Today is Groundhog’s Day. Let’s see what weatherman Phil Conners sees as he looks at Pensacola: No Community Maritime Park being built. Grass still not cut at CMP. No construction or plans for a New Downtown…

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Jan. 2008 record month for blog

February 2, 2008

We had 156,070 visitors to this blog in January – a new record. The posting rules haven’t hurt the traffic. We’ve actually seen more visitors this week. Thank you for your support. The newspaper and inweekly.net…

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McNesby budget under public scrutiny

February 2, 2008

Over and over again, I hear discontent in the community with the Escambia County Sheriff’s budget – that has increased over 30 percent since Ron McNesby took office. It’s good that McNesby and his buddy George…

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Touart on WEAR TV 3

February 2, 2008

WEAR TV reporter has former County Administrator George Touart on his Sunday morning show this weekend – IN Focus, 9 a.m. Here are some of the quotes fby Touart from the promos: “The sheriff and I…

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Countrywide troubles grow

February 1, 2008

On IN Your Head Radio this Wednesday, Attorney General Bill McCollum reported that he was investigating one of the country’s biggest lenders, Countrywide Financial Corp., for possible unfair and deceptive business practices related to its home…

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Gannett blogger: ad production may be outsourced

February 1, 2008

The Gannett Blog reports that the media giant – which owns the Pensacola News Journal, USA Today and other papers – is moving advertising production work to India. Just think your PNJ ad could be produced…

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Paul pleads not guilty

January 31, 2008

PNJ reports that Defense attorney Frank Russo of St. Petersburg filed a written not guilty plea in court last Friday on Escambia County Schools Superintendent Jim Paul’s behalf. The court hearing is next Wednesday on his…

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Revolt in Kingdom of Midway

January 30, 2008

Midway Fire District got spanked yesterday by the voters losing its referendum: Yes 1291 No 5391. This is a crushing defeat for MFD. Of course, the first reaction of Midway Chief Stephen Demeter – according to…

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Bye, Bye Rudy

January 30, 2008

Guiliani insiders are saying that the former New York City mayor will pull out of the GOP presidential race and throw his support to Sen. John McCain. Rudy had counted on the NY transplants in Miami-Dade,…