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DOD calls off tanker competition

September 10, 2008

The Department of Defense is calling off the competition to replace its aging fleet of aerial-refueling tankers. Apparently, they don’t think they can pick a winner before the next presidential administration as planned. The decision is seen as major…

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Pensacola teen calls in Ohio bomb threats

September 9, 2008

This is crazy. A Pensacola 16-year-old admits calling in bomb threats at five Muskingum County (Ohio) schools today after the calls were traced by the Zanesville Police Department. Read more…

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Letter from reader confirms survey

September 9, 2008

The results of the Quality of Life study are real. Here is a letter I got after I spoke on to local professional group yesterday. Good morning! I was at the AFP luncheon yesterday and heard…

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IN report on Council meeting

September 9, 2008

City acknowledges economic problem, divisive on attack by Sean Boone What could be worse than hearing your elected city officials (up for reelection I might add) tell you they haven’t done a great job addressing your…

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Panama City has gangs…so do we

September 8, 2008

News Herald has a jailhouse interview with “Worm”, a member of the Crazy White Boys gang, in its story Alleged gang members speak out. According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, two killings are connected to…

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PNJ wakes up, sees under 40s may be leaving

September 8, 2008

The daily newspaper is slowly picking up on the idea that under 40 year olds aren’t all happy here. We’ve been writing about it for over two years. We helped start the Pensacola Young Professionals to…

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Wave of the future for PNJ

September 5, 2008

The Chicago Tribune is cutting back to just three sections: News, Life and Sports (Read more). PNJ could probably go with two, combining its tiny Sports section with the Life section. It appears the focus of…

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Pssst, change is the message

September 5, 2008

Even John McCain is now talking about change. I hear Pensacola City Council members are upset over the Quality of Life. They claim it was a push poll, even suggesting it was done to make them…

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Moby’s vision is off

September 5, 2008

In his PNJ column today, Mark “Moby” O’Brien writes: …Pensacola clearly is evolving into a retirement and vacation community, and they’re deciding whether to fight it, accept it or vote with their feet and leave.” My…

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Good News

September 5, 2008

This is a huge step in the right direction. Escambia County Commission reduces the county’s 2007-08 property tax millage rate from 8.017 mils to 6.9755 mils in the 2008-09 fiscal year – 13% reduction. This represents…

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O’Sullivan’s speech at Chamber annual meeting

September 4, 2008

Given today at New World Landing: Good morning and welcome. We’re here today because we share an interest, a love and a concern for our community. Whether we’re small business owners or members of a large…

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No gangs?

September 4, 2008

More teen on teen violence. Yet no one wants to call gang-related. WEAR TV reports: Pensacola Police say a 16 year old stabbed an 18 year old Wednesday evening. It happened near the corner of Hart…

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People are not happy here

September 3, 2008

Yesterday, the Better Pensacola Forum has released its first Quality of Life survey that was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. The managing trustee of the non-profit, Jerry Maygarden, says, “The numbers are…