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IN Your Head Radio 8.1

August 1, 2008

Today on the show I will talk with Dave Robau about the NWFL Young Democrats rally coming up August 13, and Mike Steele, chairman of GOPAC about the National Urban League Conference that he attended this…

Politics

Obama Birthday Party – Monday, August 4

August 1, 2008

We are sponsoring a birthday party for Barack Obama at Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter on Monday, August 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Supporters and candidates are invited. And before you Republicans get upset we…

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Escambia County has $223.6 million – cash and investments

August 1, 2008

As June 30, 2008: Regions Banks $37,635.287.15 BB&T Money Market $18,024.611.05 Bank of Pensacola Money Market $23,828,823.84 U.S. Treasury Bills $29,942,252.18 Federal Instrumentalities: $49,472,012.52 BB&T CD $10 million Compass Bank CD $10 million Suntrust CD $20…

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Thank you, GOP

August 1, 2008

Florida is officially in a recession and doing much worse than large states. The Florida economy shrank 1.6 percent during the second quarter. It was the state economy’s worst performance since 1991. The U.S. economy actually…

Politics

Another electibust in Brownsville

August 1, 2008

WEAR TV 3 reports: Authorities say more prostitutes are off the streets… Earlier this week, Escambia County Deputies arrested 15 men and women in Brownsville. They say sold themselves for sex. Five women were arrested overnight……

Politics

Lumon May on Myspace

July 31, 2008

State House District 3 candidate, Lumon May, has a MySpace account. http://www.myspace.com/lumonmay2008…

Politics

FDLE error leds to 19 DUI cases dropped

July 31, 2008

WEAR TV 3/Greg Neuman reports that Judge Joyce Williams tossed breathalyzer results from 19 tests done between February and May of 2007. Those tests came after the Escambia Sheriff’s Office found a problem with the specific…

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Airport bonds rated Triple B

July 30, 2008

Aviationnews.net reports that “Fitch Ratings has assigned a triple B plus rating to the city of Pensacola’s series 2008 general airport revenue bonds and affirmed the triple B plus rating on approximately $30.3 million Pensacola airport…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 7.30

July 30, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio we will talk with Attorney General Bill McCollum about his call for an investigation into the Office of Financial Regulation, the state agency overseeing the mortgage industry, after a Miami…

Politics

Crist sets two-week deadline on review

July 30, 2008

At yesterdays’ Florida Cabinet meeting, Gov. Charlie Crist gave Don Saxon, the head of the Office of Financial Regulation, two weeks to come up with a plan to toughen licensing standards for mortgage brokers. He has…

Politics

Bad hiring at DOJ

July 29, 2008

Last month I reported on how the Department of Justice under Alberto Gonzalez had used the Internet to reject some of the top law students in the country from getting internships and being accepted into honors…

Escambia County

More on Borrowers Betrayed

July 29, 2008

Last week I reported on the blog on the Miami Herald’s special investigation – “Borrowers Betrayed” – that revealed how state regulators had allowed thousands of criminals to become loan originators allowing consumers to be bilked…

Politics

Save gas – four-day work weeks

July 28, 2008

Mobile Press Register reports that government agencies are switching to four-work weeks to save gas. Employees will work four 10-hour days. Schedules will be staggered to cover Fridays. Read more.…

Politics

Notes: City council 7.24.08

July 25, 2008

The City Council meeting held on July 24 started with councilmen bestowing the position of Mayor Emeritus to John Fogg, who has been part of the City Council since 1989. The motion passed unanimously between council…