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Why so few County Administrator candidates?

January 28, 2008

Let’s face the Escambia County Administrator job is no plum job for anyone, especially if you have no roots in the area. Just this decade alone – we’ve had four commissioners removed by the Florida Governor.…

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Before you post a comment

January 28, 2008

Before you post a comment, consider this: * Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.…

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Bad press: Barack Obama

January 27, 2008

Obama’s Shades of Truth Does Barack Obama embroider his own history for political effect? Where Illinois’ Sidewalks End Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama blew into Springfield to outline all the money the city’s getting from…

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Fish House: GOP HQ

January 26, 2008

If you’re a GOP presidential candidate and you need to be where the GOP’s wine, dine and plot their next coup…and you need $$$, you must hold a rally at The Fish House. To date, Fred…

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NY Times and Miller endorse McCain

January 25, 2008

Both the New York Times and local Congressman Jeff Miller have come out in support of Sen. John McCain for the GOP presidential nomination. WEAR TV reports: “I am pleased to announce my support of Senator…

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County administrator candidate resigned last week

January 24, 2008

Randy Oliver,the City Manager for Peoria, Ill. resigned last week. Oliver is a finalist for the Escambia County job. Here is what the blog “The Peoria Chronicle” has to say: Randy Oliver held a press conference…

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Bay Co. airport in court

January 23, 2008

A three-judge panel from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will hear arguments from three organizations that challenged the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the $330 million Panama City-Bay County International Airport in late…

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Paul censured

January 23, 2008

Escambia County School Board did the right thing in censuring – i.e. expressing its disapproval of – Superintendent Jim Paul for his DUI arrest. Censure is a rarely used by any of our local boards, commissions…

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FL Attorney General on radio

January 22, 2008

Bill McCollum will be on IN Your Head Radio today to discuss Guiliani campaign and the interim state grand jury report on gang violence. NewsRadio 1620 AM – 1 to 2 p.m.…

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Campaign Theme songs

January 22, 2008

Sen. John McCain has a new campaign song, “Take a Chance on Me,” by the Swedish disco grouo Abba. For some reason, his old song was Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” Here are some suggestions for…

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Bush and GOP Congress killed US economy

January 22, 2008

There are some startling numbers that show how badly the Bush Administration and the GOP-controlled Congress hurt the US economy. Unlike Reagan, Bush and the GOP leaders cut taxes, but didn’t reduce spending. This is one…

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New wrinkle in healthcare

January 21, 2008

Have you been late on paying your medical bills? Well, hospitals may start refusing treatment based on your credit history. A new medical bill payment reporting system, MedFICO, will be available for hospitals by the end…

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County finally checks into drug program

January 21, 2008

The daily newspaper reports today the Escambia County commission may renew its membership in the National Association of Counties so that the BOCC can offer discounts cards for the poor to use at area pharmacies for…

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What ever happened to condo-hotels?

January 21, 2008

Last spring, Pensacola Beach, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Escambia county commission debated and studied for weeks whether to allow the new lodging hybrid – the condo-hotel – on Pensacola Beach. One SRIA lost…

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Marty, give us a solution

January 21, 2008

Pensacola City Councilman Marty Donovan spoke to the PNJ on Sunday about the red clays discharges into Pensacola Bay during and after heavy rain storms. From the PNJ: “The Florida Department of Transportation is responsible for…