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Notes: City manager meeting

June 12, 2008

June 11 City Council Special Meeting: City Manager Tom Bonfield didn’t say a word. But the city council and mayor sure did. They talked about learning—from the media—that Bonfield plans to leave for the same post…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.11

June 11, 2008

Did new City Attorney Rusty Wells accurately describe his side work for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office? We will talk to local attorney Bert Oram about that.  We’ll also talk to Tom Bonfield about his tenure as…

Politics

Mad fold-ins

June 10, 2008

I was a big fan of Mad Magazine. One popular feature was the fold-in created by Al Jaffee. The New York Times has an section of the fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 6.10

June 10, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio I will talk to Robert Weissert of Florida Tax Watch. I will also take your calls at 850-437-1620. IN Your Head Radio begins at 12:00 on News Radio 1620. Listen Online…

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Sheriff’s debate on issues, not video

June 10, 2008

Sarasota County also is having a hotly contested sheriff’s race. Instead of fighting over video cameras, the candidates are actually talking about issues. Amazing! There is no Deputy Rex Blackburn threatening to arrest anyone. Just an…

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Independent review of Wells employment

June 9, 2008

In light of the letter from Bert Oram that questions whether then asst. city attorney Rusty Wells did work for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office while also being paid by the City of Pensacola, the Pensacola…

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Buzz: Benz will be interim UWF prez

June 9, 2008

There is persistent buzz that Dr. Judy Benz will be named the interim president of the University of West Florida. The popular professor will hold the fort while the search committee finds a permanent replacement. Expect…

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Wells relationship with ECSO questioned

June 9, 2008

Local attorney Bert Oram questions if new City Attorney Rusty Wells has accurately described his side work for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Wells has told councilmen and the media that he worked for the ECSO…

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PNj misses the point on CMP

June 8, 2008

The Pensacola News Journal ran another negative story on the Community Maritime Park. The information is fairly accurate, but they overlook how responsible Save Our City and Councilman Marty Donovan are for the increases in costs.…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 6.6

June 6, 2008

Today, get ready to rant: the phone lines will be open at 850-437-1620. I will also be talking to William Post, the author of Deceit Beach, a comprehensive history of the controversial issue of taxation on…

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The world turns…

June 6, 2008

On May 22, I wrote in Outtakes (Tall Tales) that Mike Whitehead should resign as the chairman of the Escambia County Commission. Last night – June 5 – he did. I had no idea that Whitehead…

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Notes: BCC 6.05.08

June 6, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Meeting June 5, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. All commissioners were present. “I am going to go off the…