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Rick’s Blog No. 2

June 17, 2007

Blognetnews.com has posted its latest rankings of the most influential blogs in Florida. Ricksblog.biz has moved to the No. 2 spot behind Florida Progressive Coalition but ahead of the political blogs like Tampa Bay Democrat and…

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Daily news summaries – Sunday edition

June 17, 2007

The News Journal tackles the health tax referendum. Notice in the main article that not one elected or government official is quoted. Taxpayers are already paying millions for medical insurance, pensions and other benefits for county…

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One dollar a week to save lives

June 16, 2007

That’s what we’re talking about – $4 a month for the average person if we pass the half-cent sales tax for primary health care. How is that regressive? Is it better that they’re babies die, or…

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IN daily news roundup

June 16, 2007

SatDaily Dose More on car crash, Baptist denied Nine Mile beds, and Switzer’s condo plan near Sanders Beach creates stir. FWB grad is #1 at West Point. Bay County ME still underfire.…

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People leave Pensacola in droves

June 15, 2007

—couldn’t resist the headline PENSACOLA, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) is pleased to announce that in May of 2007, an all-time record number of passengers utilized the Airport, the sixth time since…

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Why Access Escambia?

June 15, 2007

Why is there an organization like Access Escambia? Because no Escambia County commissioner has been willing to address the declining health of this community and the rising numbers of poor and uninsured for over 15 years.…

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Property taxes articles – statewide

June 15, 2007

Miami Herald: Taxes cut; more may come Legislators ended a special session by approving a huge property-tax cut — and giving voters the opportunity next January to cut them even more. St. Petersburg Times Tax deal…

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Morning daily wrap – Panhandle version

June 15, 2007

FriDaily Dose Another fatal car crash. Bay Co. ME keeps job for now. Gulfarium has shake up. State Attorney investigates Mardi Gras death – amazingly no Escambia County deputy is involved.…

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CBS Morning News in P’cola

June 14, 2007

Shauna Newell (Independent News, “Shauna’s Story of Slavery,” June 7) met with a CBS Morning News reporter today to share her story of being tricked by a friend into going to a house where she was…

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Blog goes wild

June 14, 2007

We’re checking into increasing our bandwidth or switching servers. Several readers have complained that the server is getting tied up due to heavy traffic. They aren’t able to log on to the blog. Since Sunday, we’ve…

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Side Two of the Mystery Postcard

June 14, 2007

From the postcard…from Miami, but not necessarily from Mr. Rubio and his pals: “Tell Mike Whitehead he has a problem…Stop picking our pockets to support your spending habit.” Damn, Mike. You sure know how to influence…

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Mystery postcard blasts Whitehead

June 14, 2007

Voters in Escambia County District 1 got a postcard today that slams Commissioner Mike Whitehead. The postmark is Miami. It states “Mike Whitehead has an addiction he just won’t kick.” Comm. Whitehead kicked sand in the…

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From Don Gaetz – vote near

June 14, 2007

From the Senate Floor (4 pm EST) Within the next hour the Senate will vote on the statutory part of the proposed comprehensive property tax relief and reform legislation. Based on discussions happening now, it appears…

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Access Escambia

June 14, 2007

Voter turnout for the half-cent tax referendum is expected to be 15%. Pollsters say that if the turnout is 10% or less, the initiative to provide primary care for the uninsured could be in trouble. Expect…

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Joe does it again. This time with Dan Rather

June 14, 2007

Joe Scarborough has started another controversy. This time it involves Dan Rather, Katie Couric and CBS Evening News. What did Rather say? “…the mistake was to try to bring the ‘Today’ show ethos to the evening…