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Notes: Special meeting

May 15, 2008

SPECIAL MEETING BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Governmental Complex 221 Palafox Place May 15, 2008, 8:55 a.m. Call to Order at 9:03 a.m. All County Commissioners were present. Recommendation Concerning Roads, Inc., of NWF Versus Escambia…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.14

May 14, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio, I will talk with Alec Foge. Alec is a former contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His writing also has appeared in The New York Times, People, Mediaweek, Spin, Variety and…

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Board closes two schools

May 14, 2008

No, it isn’t Escambia County. Mobile County school board on Monday unanimously voted to close two schools when classes end next week Glendale Elementary in Prichard and Shaw High in northwest Mobile. The Escambia County School…

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Roads suit to be discussed privately

May 14, 2008

Roads, Inc. is Escambia County’s largest road contractor and has made millions over the past five years on local government business. The company has manipulated the county laws to create a huge hole in the ground…

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Tree ordinance finally approved

May 14, 2008

Pensacola Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve revisions to city tree and landscape regulations after Emerald Coastkeepers and developers finally agreed on the size that defines a heritage tree— 34-inch tree diameter. Coastkeepers proposed heritage…

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IN Your Head Radio Tuesday 5.13

May 13, 2008

On IN Your Head Radio  today, I will talk with Florida State Senator Dave Aronberg of the 27th district. As the youngest member of the State Senate at the age of 37, Dave Aronberg has already…

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ThyssenKrupp one year later

May 13, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports on the progress of the ThyssenKrupp AG’s $3.7 billion steel mill that was announced this time last year. Employees: 120 hired and working out of an office on Downtowner Boulevard in…

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Cavanaugh ‘Dear John’ letter

May 12, 2008

Friends and Colleagues, This morning, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education named me as their next Chancellor, effective July 1. The PASSHE Chancellor has direct responsibility for 14 universities and…

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From mom with kids at the park

May 12, 2008

I am the mother of the girl who was photographed last week at the fountain on South Palafox (Plaza Deluna). I would like to address some left out issues. Rick, I appreciate you giving this story…

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Legislature fails on insurance

May 12, 2008

Our state reps – Dave Murzin, Clay Ford, Greg Evers and Ray Sansom – will all try to convince us that they accomplished great things during this year’s legislative session. However, they failed to address property…

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More on city parks

May 12, 2008

The latest on the soccer mom who was upset about a creepy man taking photos of her children at Pensacola’s Plaza DeLuna on the end of Palafox Street (Pedophiles at city parks ): She received calls…

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Notes: Council 5.08.08

May 9, 2008

May 8 City Council meeting notes: Wow. Thursday night’s City Council meeting included a three-hour and ten-minute-long discussion of a building in North Hill, a seemingly impromptu (not) appointment of a new city attorney, and a…

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Jackpot: Wells hired

May 9, 2008

The council named Rusty Wells city attorney last night @ 10:30. After they discussed a system for ranking the nine candidates, DeSorbo suggested keeping it “simple” by naming Rusty to the post right then. He just…

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Pelicans win

May 9, 2008

Drove to UWF and watched the Pensacola Pelicans win their first game. Wish we had the new ballpark …like Springdale, Ark. and Grand Prairie, Tex. The Publix in Gulf Breeze got built faster. Maybe we should…

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Council movement on CMP

May 9, 2008

I am hearing that Councilmen Mike DeSorbo and Jewel Cannada-Wynn are really pushing for the city staff to come up with a plan for alternative financing for the Community Maritime Park. This is good news. The…