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PJC Faculty- greedy union

February 11, 2009

I received this email yesterday: I am commenting about your article, “PJC FACULTY OUTRAGED OVER CUTS”. The article, very well written by the way, showed just how selfish, and greedy the PJCFA union is. The faculty…

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Another view on using locals

February 10, 2009

Mark O’Brien brings up an interesting point on his blog: “What happens when Mobile, Milton and Gulf Breeze also decide to keep their dollars in their communities? Better to get the lowest and best bid for…

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Commissioner upset about Saenger

February 10, 2009

Commissioner Grover Robinson isn’t happy about a Michigan paint contractor getting the work over a local business that was apparently the low bidder. Robinson thought that Robertson Curtis had the contract. “This is a problem. If…

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Local contractor was low bidder on Saengar paint job

February 10, 2009

By IN reporter Sean Boone When Dooley-Mack was awarded as the contractor for the Saenger Theatre’s renovation project, Robertson-Curtis Inc. was under the impression it was going to be working as a painting sub-contractor. The company…

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Boone Report: Locals would paint Saenger for $16/hour

February 10, 2009

IN reporter Sean Boone interviewed the protesters: Members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades stood outside the Saenger Theatre on Tuesday morning to protest the use of out-of-town contracted painters for its building renovations.…

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Local painters picket Saenger Theatre

February 10, 2009

The painters working on the renovation of the Saenger Theatre are making $26/hour, but unfortunately they are from Michigan, not Pensacola —according to the leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. The local…

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Petland to be picketed

February 10, 2009

The Junior Humane Society of Pensacola will mark St. Valentine’s Day by sponsoring a protest at PETLAND at 6235 Davis Highway in Pensacola from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Anyone interested in…

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Miller votes against Children’s Health Insurance

February 10, 2009

Congressman Jeff Miller voted last Wednesday against Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. Total vote: 290 yeas to 135 nays. The bill will have a posi tive impact on the area’s only children’s hospital…

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Trustees respond to Attorney General

February 10, 2009

The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College have sent a letter to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on its March 2008 meeting with State Rep. Ray Sansom in Tallahassee. In the letter, the board…

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Moby attacks blog

February 9, 2009

PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien used his column today to go after this blog: “At http://ricksblog.biz, you will find some good scoops on government. But Rick Outzen often prints unconfirmed items and writes about events he doesn’t…

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Elebash bashes Maren DeWeese

February 9, 2009

The long-time critic of the Community Maritime Park, C.C. Elebash, is trying to quiet one of the strongest voices for getting the park built, Council member Maren DeWeese. He is claiming on several blogs and forums…

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Teen violence continues to escalate

February 9, 2009

WEAR TV is reporting that a 15 year old has been shot in what may be a drive-by shooting. It happened Sunday near the intersection of Figland and Ensley Initial reports indicate the teen was shot…

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Who will greet the King and Queen?

February 9, 2009

The King and Queen of Spain will visit Pensacola next week. We know they will be staying on Pensacola Beach. We know that will land at NAS Pensacola. But who will greet them on the behalf…

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Army suicides may exceed war casualties

February 6, 2009

The Washington Post reports today that the number of soldiers who committed suicide in January could reach 24, a count that would be the highest monthly total since the Army began tabulating suicides in 1980. If…

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Pratt keeps city pension

February 6, 2009

On her blog, Council member Megan Pratt defends her decision to enroll in the city retirement plan….simply because Pratt sees that it’s part of her compensation and she deserves to paid to be on the city…