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House sales tax proposal hurts young, locals and active

House sales tax proposal hurts young, locals and active

The South Florida Sun Sentinel did a great story analyzing the House tax proposal that would raise state sales tax to 8.5 percent. Jonathan Hamilton, chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Florida. says it impacts young people more than other age groups. He says the reason [...]

Has daily axed local columns?

Has daily axed local columns?

Last column by Mark O'Brien is dated April 16. Last column by Carl Wernicke - April 15 Last column by Reggie Dogan - April 14 The only opinion columns have been from Earle Bowden (on the Beach road named after him) and Richard Scheider (explaining why he put a photo of a mass murderer on [...]

Infant mortality close to Miss. levels

Infant mortality close to Miss. levels

Sunday edition of the NY Times had an article on infant mortality Mississippi among blacks. In 2005, 17 out of every 1,000 children born to black parents died, up from 14.2 per 1,000 the year before. The paper blames the reversal on a combination of obesity, poverty and cuts to social [...]

Martinez must return campaign funds

Martinez must return campaign funds

Florida’s Republican senator was found to have received contributions to 2004 campaign in excess of federal limits, according to an audit by the Federal Election Commission. According to the FEC report, auditors found Martinez's campaign received donations that exceeded federal limits by [...]

Daily editor says he knows best

Daily editor says he knows best

Just months after he asked his readers to tell him what makes a good newspaper, PNJ executive editor Richard Schneider tells them they're wrong. The point of controversy is the daily's Thursday, April 19 front-page whose above-the-fold area was filled with a large picture of the Va. Tech mass [...]

Mainstream media indicted

Mainstream media indicted

Bill Moyers tackles the media and its role in the Iraq War next week on his PBS show. Northwest Florida makes the show: Moyers also asserts that editors at the Panama City (Fla.) News-Herald received an order from above, "Do not use photos on Page 1A showing civilian casualties. Our sister paper [...]

Elebash bashes port finances

Subject: Port finances Port of Pensacola – Six Months Financial Report The City Finance Director will present the mid-year City financial report to the Council on Monday afternoon, April 23. There has been a downturn in Port business. Revenues for the first six months of the fiscal year [...]

Gaetz sponsors bill to allow panhandling on road ways

State Sen. Don Gaetz has sponsored the Iris Roberts Act (sb1946c1.html) which will allow charitable groups to solicit funds on state roads. Escambia County officials have told us that because the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that governments can't restrict such solicitations to just one [...]

Need Hawkshaw Sponsors

Need Hawkshaw Sponsors

Sponsorships for Hawkshaw are going great but more are needed. We've got levels from $500-$10,000. Read the pdf and email me if your interested -rick@inweekly.net Here is the pdf:Hawkshaw sponsorships Sponsors on board already: Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Fun Coast Promotions, [...]

Hawkshaw party huge success

Hawkshaw party huge success

We have 24 acts - 11 will be local. We have a few slots still to be filled - offers have been made, but waiting to hear back from agents. Tickets are on sale at Regions/AmSouth Bank locations. Saturday: Until June (www.myspace.com/untiljune) Julie Roberts (Julie Roberts) Ligion [...]

SRIA pays for drowning

SRIA pays for drowning

In 2001, the Santa Rosa Island Authority resisted pressure to increase lifeguard protection on Pensacola Beach. Less than a half mile of Pensacola Beach's 8.5 miles of shoreline was guarded that year and 27 swimmers died on local beaches. In 2002 a 18-year-old student drowned during his charter [...]

Favorite area dish

Favorite area dish

The IN is working on its annual Eat! Guide. We're looking for your favorite dishes prepared by local restaurants that you would recommend visitors have to try. For example. one of mine is the Large BBQ pork sandwich by King's BBQ. Give us your suggestions....please don't write Krispy Kreme. [...]

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