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School Board attendance

March 11, 2008

The School Board has one regular meeting and one regular workshop per month. On top of that they had 14 special meetings and workshops in 2007 – mostly on budget. As per school board website, here…

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One shoe diaries

March 11, 2008

A Florida couple’s dream of traveling has lead to an adventure filled with shoes. Their trip started in Pensacola after Hurricane Ivan destroyed their home. And now they are traveling the country trying to solve a…

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Second time around- Baptist dates West Florida

March 10, 2008

For the second time around Baptist Heath Care is talking about uniting with West Florida Hospital. In August 2006, talks between West Florida Hospital and Baptist Heath Care about a possible cost-saving alliance have been called…

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Gannett newspapers focus on over 40s

March 10, 2008

The Gannett Blog reports that the owner of the Pensacola News Journal has Gannett Newspaper Division Print Task Force that has concluded Print’s future is all about local news and baby boomers. Newspaper division chief Sue…

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Independent commission reviews county jail

March 10, 2008

Unfortunately it is not the Escambia County jail. The Tampa Tribune reports an independent review commission will get its first look today at the inner workings of Hillsborough County’s jail system a month after a string…

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Iraq costs US $12B per month

March 10, 2008

Miami Herald reports: In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the “burn” rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes…

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Cancer and air quality

March 9, 2008

Both the IN and PNJ have written about cancer this week. We wrote on a Baldwin County mother’s fight to have the state study high cancer rates in her community ( Cancer Concerns ). The PNJ…

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Bergosh takes on Outtakes

March 8, 2008

(from Bergosh website) School Board member Jeff Bergosh is upset about my recent Outtakes ( CANDIDATE DROUGHT ). In it, I ask if the Escambia County School Board actually represents the best leadership that this community…

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Fleming to retire

March 8, 2008

Pensacola City Attorney John Fleming is retiring effective July 18 after working for the city 28 years. The City Council is considering candidates by either direct selection, conducting an advertised candidate search, or hiring a recruitment…

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Notes on Mar. 6 BCC meeting

March 7, 2008

Ehhhhh! Boring meeting. The meeting began at 5:31 p.m. All commissioners were present. Quint Studer accepted a proclamation from the board giving him the Outstanding Citizen Award. He was presented a glass trophy. There was a…

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True public servant

March 7, 2008

Cincinnatus served as consul in 460 BC. When he retired after his one-year term, Cincinnatus retired from politics, and went home to his farm. In 457 BC, the Romans were fighting the Aequians. The consul Minucius…

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Rhett Anderson to run for council

March 7, 2008

Subj: Letter of Resignation and Opinion Letter for Office of City Council District 4 To: Mr. John Fogg, Mayor Mr. Tom Bonfield, City Manager Ms. Crystal Spencer, Chairperson, City Charter Review Committee Re: City Charter Review…

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Charter Commission notes

March 6, 2008

From last night’s City charter review commission meeting: Charter Review Commission notes: The scheduled two-hour-long Pensacola Charter Review Commission public hearing Wednesday night lasted for an hour and 10 minutes, and included enthusiastic comments from about…

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Sarasota County uses budget to create jobs

March 6, 2008

Sarasota County hopes to be an economic engine for the ailing local economy by fast-tracking more than four dozen projects, which it estimates will spur the creation of 900 jobs over the next year. It calls…

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D&D creator dies

March 6, 2008

Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax died at his home in Lake Geneva on March 4. He was 69. The tabletop fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons started the role-playing phenomenon. Local authorities are looking for an…