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Impact 100 has imitator

October 1, 2007

WIND targets downtown revitalization Dothan Eagle – Dothan,AL,USA The group is fashioned after a Pensacola, Fla., organization called Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area. That women’s group formed with 100 members, each donating .…

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Studer is crazy

October 1, 2007

If you really look at the commitments Quint Studer has made to make the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park successful, you can only draw one conclusion: Quint Studer is insane. He signs a 10-year lease…

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Alas Baseball Challenge has no reply

October 1, 2007

This weekend I renewed my challenge to those who oppose the baseball park component of the Community Maritime Park. Pick five minor league baseball parks that have been built in downtown areas since 1999. I will…

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Baseball Challenge

September 29, 2007

I challenge anyone to identify five minor league baseball parks built since 1999 in downtown areas that have not helped the economies of their cities. Give me a list and I will have Duwayne Escobedo investigate…

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Fl Supreme Court revises TIF ruling

September 28, 2007

We’re trying to track down what the revised ruling means for the Community Maritime Park. We hear WEAR TV3 is interpreting it to mean there will be no additional referendum. I simply don’t know how to…

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Stadium – key to CMP

September 28, 2007

I interviewed all four candidates who want to be the master developer for the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park (Inside Business ). They each said the multi-use stadium is critical to the success of the…

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Strange business climate

September 28, 2007

A popular downtown bakery closes (Pitzmann Bakery to close its doors ) because it can’t find qualified bakers to help an ailing owner. Hate to see them close because of lack of local talent. Two city…

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Pensacola City Hall had no storm surge

September 27, 2007

Park opponents love to claim that building anything on Pensacola Bay is foolish and that any hurricane will wash it away. They cite the damage to Pensacola City Hall as proof of their assertion. Here are…

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Who is Will Waspo?

September 27, 2007

On pnj.com – Studer-hater posted this diatribe about the park and Studer: Nobody attends the games now at the Pelicant’s home at swampy UWF. This is the biggest scam ever attempted to rob our pockets and…

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Nobles-Russenberger feud continues

September 27, 2007

Jack Nobles and Ray Russenberger ran against each other 2004 for the at-large seat on the Pensacola City Council. Nobles, the incumbent, won re-election. Russenberger owns Bahia Marine Marina and The Oar House at the mouth…

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Park plan draws fire on pnj.com

September 27, 2007

Here are some of the inane comments on the pnj.com on the Community Maritime Park plans From someone identified as gfri: I might consider voting for this project if the retail shops, museum, and other aspects…

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Get away from FCAT overload

September 26, 2007

The Miami Herald reports that the Broward County School Board is fed up with FCAT overload and wants to scale back the relentless, one-size-fits-all FCAT preparation in their school system. They have actually formed a committee…

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Attacking Studer

September 26, 2007

A favorite pastime for posters on pnj.com – and even on this blog at times – is to blame Quint Studer for everything. We saw it all through the Community Maritime Park debate and it has…

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Coulter not taken seriously

September 26, 2007

Columnist Mark Bowden writes: Coulter herself is not taken seriously by serious people, so her attacks are a little bit like being pelted by cotton balls. She represents a form of journalism free of real reporting…

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Health care remains an issue

September 26, 2007

The UAW agreement with General Motors has key provision regarding health care. It sets up a health care trust that would get G.M.’s massive liability off its books. According to the NY Times: G.M.’s key demand…