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Miller votes agst Dem War Bill

Press release: MILLER VOTES AGAINST DEMOCRAT “EMERGENCY” IRAQ WAR BILL MILLER: DEMOCRATS SHOULD FUND TROOPS WITHOUT PORK PROJECTS Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Fl-01) today voted against the Democrats’ Emergency Iraq War Supplemental bill, which was intended to fund the [...]

Local bands for Hawkshaw

We've gotten commitments from four local bands for the Hawkshaw Music Fest. There are 6-8 open slots yet to be filled with local and regional acts. We will announce those in two to three weeks: Lyndsey Battle  - Her mellow folk-funk style that captures your soul. Joni Mitchell's lyrics and Patti [...]

Hawkshaw announces bands, sponsors

Hawkshaw announces bands, sponsors

Last night at Seville Quarter, we announced our first sponsors and bands for the May 19 and May 20 event. We initially played the "friend card" and tried to get well-known artists to perform, but even then the bands were out of our price range. We were offered several classic rock (oldies) - Eddie [...]

New teacher bonus plan

New teacher bonus plan

State legislature has passed a new bonus pay plan for teachers that gives the local school boards more power in implementing. Bonus will still be tied to FCAT scores, but a teacher's evaluation from his/her principal will also be a factor. Read Miami Herald article: Districts gain more say over [...]

Gaetz mentioned as next education commissioner

Our state Senator Don Gaetz is getting a lot of attention in Tallahassee. St. Pete Times' political blog reports that Senator Jim King (R-Jacksonville) is touting Gaetz as the next education commissioner. Read: Sen. King: Gaetz would make great education commissioner » 

Blog view 3/23/07

Blog view 3/23/07

Front Porch audit report

Because inquiring minds want to know:Audit

Hilary 1984

This video is the hottest one on YouTube with over 1.8 views See video: Hilary 1984

New college fee not tuition?

New college fee not tuition?

Miami Herald reports: State universities could charge students a special tuition fee that would not be covered by Bright Futures scholarships under a bill that passed its first test Wednesday despite dire predictions that it could bankrupt the Florida Prepaid College program. The legislation, [...]

Blog view – 3/22/07

Blog view – 3/22/07

Landfill stays open

Landfill stays open

The Saufley Landfill gets yet another extension to comply with DEP rules and environmental laws - thanks to Escambia County Circuit Judge Terry Terrell. The neighbors have been enduring that landfill's smoke and fumes since 2005. If the owners thought the laws have any teeth, then they would get [...]

Grant writing

Grant writing

Spoke with some friends that do grant writing for a living. Standard commission for a grant writer ranges from 1% to 5%. The whole administrative side budget for a grant (which includes commission and all other admin expenses) is typically 10% to 15%. Manley being paid 30% - nearly 1 of every 3 [...]

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