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Reasons GAO upheld Boeing protests

June 19, 2008

Here are the reasons why the Government Accountability Office upheld the Boeing protest of the Air Force Tanker contract for Northrop-Grumman in Mobile: 1. The Air Force, in making the award decision, did not assess the…

Politics

Wendell Hall lays off 14, save $620K

June 19, 2008

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff announced that he is cutting 14 positions by July 11. Hall’s spokesman, Sgt. Scott Haines, told the Daily News that the positions include include crime prevention personnel, administrative assistants, report-takers, clerks,…

Politics

TAC wants Civic Advisory Committee

June 18, 2008

Tourism Administration and Convention Committee is asking the Escambia County Commission to form a Pensacola Civic Center Advisory Committee. In June 2, 2008 letter to the commissioners, the TAC states: The proposed budget for FY 2008/2009…

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City has huge tree fund

June 18, 2008

Pensacola City Council will be considering a tree ordinance. The Home Builders Association of West Florida is questioning the proposed mitigation fees. Under the new system, the new Hancock Bank site at 12th Avenue and Summit…

Politics

Russert’s replacement

June 17, 2008

The New York Times lists Pensacola native Joe Scarborough as a possible replacement for Meet the Press host Tim Russert. Don’t count Joe out. He has done well as a political analyst for NBC and on…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 6.17

June 17, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio we will talk to Escambia County Schools Associate Superintendent Ronnie Arnold about Superintendent Jim Paul’s announcement today that he will recommend the closure of Carver/Century K-8 in 2009-2010 at the…

Politics

Marty pre-files

June 16, 2008

Marty Donovan prefiled to run again for his city council seat on Friday, June 13. So all the council crew, except for John Fogg, is gunning to come back for another fun tour. Great! Two more…

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Living on $275 a week

June 16, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel asks, “Could you live on $275 a week?” Florida’s $275 weekly maximum benefit for the unemployed hasn’t changed in 10 years. In Massachusetts, unemployed workers collect up to $600 a week. In Georgia,…

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City golf course

June 16, 2008

A favorite gripe of PNJ columnist Mark “Moby” O’Brien is the city-owned Osceola Golf Course – not the Port of Pensacola. Well, Fort Walton Beach is having similar issues with the budget for its golf course.…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 6.13

June 13, 2008

We will talk to Dahlia Hashad, Domestic Human Rights Program Director for Amnesty International. Yesterday,  the Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners being held at Guantánamo Bay have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts. …

Politics

DeeDee Ritchie for Mayor

June 13, 2008

There is a group trying to convince DeeDee Ritchie to run for mayor of Pensacola. The former state representative is seriously considering this re-entry into public service. Ritchie was the Florida teacher of the year when…