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Tightest budget year ever?

November 13, 2007

A News Journal article – this one is on City Council funding the arts and culture – opens with In one of the tightest budget years on record for Pensacola’s city government, at least three nonprofits…

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Another international symposium coming 2008

November 12, 2007

2008 Instrumentation Symposium in Pensacola Beach The event is sponsored by the Aerospace, Process Measurement and Control, and Test Measurement divisions of ISA. The event will also include social events, an exhibit, and a technical tour…

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Gannett blog

November 12, 2007

Over the weekend, I ran across this blog on the owner of the Pensacola News Journal, Gannett – gannettblog.blogspot.com. Its editor says in his profile that he is “not in management. Not a union member. No…

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Are we in a recession?

November 12, 2007

The Herald Tribune – Sarasota dares to ask this question. It was their teaser on the story that got my attention: It is a tale of two economies: Anything connected to housing is down, while anything…

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Landfill missing revenues

November 12, 2007

The daily newspaper reports today that Allied Waste may owe the county over $1 million in tipping fees. And the county has known about it for over a year. The estimates are $508,000 for 2005; $580,000…

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Top Florida Blogs

November 11, 2007

Florida’s Most Influential Political blogs (per Blognetnews.com) Rank 1 Blast Off! 2 ricksblog.biz 3 Florida Progressive Coalition 4 Pushing Rope 5 Talk To Me 6 The Buzz 7 Central Florida Political Pulse 8 pamibe 9 March…

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Gun shots before/after PHS game

November 11, 2007

Both the daily newspaper and WEAR TV have missed this story: There several “shots fired” incidents before and after the PHS-Escambia High game around the Pensacola High School campus. One occurred at E and Maxwell about…

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Fred Thompson coming to Pensacola

November 10, 2007

Mark your calendars. The Buzz is Fred Thompson will hold a campaign rally in Pensacola next Friday, November 16. It will be in Seville Square around 11:30 a.m. All the GOP muckity mucks will be there…

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Top 10 War Movies

November 10, 2007

Just in time for Veterans’ Day. Here are my picks for a Veterans’ Day movie marathon: 1. Saving Private Ryan – the opening stays with you for days. 2. The Great Escape – Steve MacQueen is…

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Positive Business News

November 9, 2007

Two positive business items this week: High-Tech Business Park – County and City leaders agree to move ahead. Could create 1000 jobs for area. Strategic Health Intelligence Summit – The Chamber hosted this national event brought…

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King press conference not for us

November 9, 2007

Rev. Hugh King’s press conference really wasn’t for the white community or the press. It was to defend himself in front of his congregation and the African-American community. There is a strong feeling among blacks in…

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Thompson campaign has Katherine Harris flavor

November 9, 2007

Jennifer Marks, the former press secretary for Katherine Harris’ senate campaign last year. She will join Tim Buckley in directing the grassroots efforts in the Tampa Bay region. Marks’ main job in the Harris campaign was…

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DeVilliers Street extension

November 7, 2007

From: Ed Spears Neighborhood & Economic Development Administrator City of Pensacola Morning Rick – Hope all is well. FYI – the DeVilliers Street extension has not been eliminated from the CMP. The street has not been…

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Area GOP backing wrong candidate

November 7, 2007

It appears that area Republicans are lining up behind Fred Thompson. Escambia County party chairman Clay Ingram is his local “grassroots” leader. State Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze, has been named co-chairman of “Florida Veterans for…

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Who do CMP delays hurt

November 7, 2007

Today’s article on the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park in the daily newspaper ( Park backers: Plan still delivers) has me wondering why the proposed change in plans that eliminates the DeVilliers Street extension and…