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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.…

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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…

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IN Your Head Radio 7.25

July 25, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio: Author Jian Ping will talk about her book “Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China” and Lumon May, candidate for State Representative District 3 will talk about Obama’s Berlin Speech. As…

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Who should lead economic development?

July 25, 2008

Team Santa Rosa paid for Comm. Gordon Goodin to attend the Farnborough International Airshow. The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce used the economic development dollars that it receives from the county to send Charles Wood,…

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Where is Charlie?

July 25, 2008

Panhandle leaders and Alabama politicos are wondering where is Gov. Charlie Crist? Why hasn’t he gotten involved in the Mobile air tanker bid? Why isn’t he doing joint press conferences with Alabama Gov. Bob Riley? One…

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Tampa Tribune has rules for its comments

July 24, 2008

Tampa Tribune moderates the reader comments on its site. Like this blog, they have very simple rules and allow readers to alert webmasters about inappropriate comments. PNJ is still free-for-all that allows attacks on everyone except…

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Surprise: Marty Donovan begs for lawsuit

July 22, 2008

The Pensacola City Council approved in the Committee of the Whole a new financing plan for the Community Maritime Park – 9-1. According to the daily newspaper, the lone dissenter and long-time park opponent, Councilman Marty…

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IN Your Head Radio backtracks

July 21, 2008

Friday’s interview with Michael Kraskin of Comedy Central’s digital media and Jim Banister of SpectrumDNA Click here to listen…

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Fisher withdraws

July 21, 2008

From Todd Fisher: To all my supporters, friends and potential voters: I just submitted the following letter (9:15 AM) to David Stafford and withdrew from the Pensacola City Council District 3 race. Obviously I am very…

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Borrowers betrayed

July 21, 2008

Miami Herald has a big investigative piece on how thousands with criminal records work unlicensed as loan originators. More than half the mortgage professionals registered in Florida — 120,563 — entered the industry this decade without…

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Where’s Crist on air tanker bid?

July 21, 2008

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley was upset that his state didn’t get the Volkswagon plant that went instead to Chattanooga, Tenn. Now he is focusing on Mobile getting the $35 billion Air Force contract to build 600…

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Will PYP wake up for Charter review?

July 21, 2008

The Pensacola city council is looking to diversify its Charter review commission. Council members have been asked to nominate and eventually appoint a black male, a female, and a white male as alternates to the commission.…

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There ought to be a word

July 18, 2008

Comedy Central is coming on IN Your Head Radio – Morning Edition to talk about Indecision 2008 and a Pensacola version of Political Addictionary. Help us come up with a word for: To shirk your responsibilities…

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Note: BCC 7.17.08

July 17, 2008

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WORKSHOP BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Escambia County Government Complex 221 Palafox Place July 17, 2008 Call to order at 9:07 a.m. by Commissioner Marie Young. Commissioner Gene Valentino was absent. Old Courthouse…