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Falwell dies

May 15, 2007

The Rev. Jerry Falwell died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said. Story…

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Miss Rotunda

May 15, 2007

Every year there’s unofficial poll for the most impressive lobbyist assistant….the young girls who attract the attention of the legislators for their bosses. They’re usually a college student interning for a lobby group. This year’s winner…

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No local love for Mitt

May 15, 2007

The Mitt Romney campaign has more than 70 house parties planned across Florida to watch today’s televised presidential debate in South Carolina.  None are Escambia or Santa Rosa counties. The closest is Fort Walton Beach. Want…

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Hall wants more $$$ for District 2

May 14, 2007

Under the post “We thought we did well “: Pensacola City Councilman Sam Hall points how little funding that his district has gotten from the local option sales tax dollars for the past 15 years (when…

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INweekly daily updates

May 14, 2007

MonDaily Dose  Good morning! I think we gave the News Journal too many hits… OK, OK, they’re back up. Reviews of Hawkshaw performers for Saturday  What’s being written about the artists performing at the Hawkshaw Music…

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CMPA developer tally

May 14, 2007

Land Capital Group edges out Hammes Company, 52-50 See tabulation:  Tally sheets Land Capital Group has Audra Carter (AC Advertising) and Al Henderson (The Independent Voice publisher, but listed as commercial photographer); Saxet Realty (Registered Agent…

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Gulf1.com named Worst of the Web

May 14, 2007

Thanks to Jay: The British site, Worst of the Web picked gulf1.com as one of their official worst site for April, 2007. Here’s the link, click the toon heads for the comments, they are hysterical: http://www.worstoftheweb.com/classic/042907.html…

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Oops

May 14, 2007

Pensacola News Journal forgot to renew its domain license for pnj.com. The bidding starts at 5 cents. Update: It’s back up @ 10 a.m.…

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FEMA didn’t learn from Ivan

May 14, 2007

Saturday, Washington Post published an article on yet another FEMA failure – rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The massive federally funded program for rebuilding Louisiana homes is short nearly $3 billion, administrators told a…

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Another poll: Hilary and Rudy lead

May 14, 2007

A new St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll shows Hilary Clinton tops the Democratic field by 23 percentage points, and Rudy Giuliani leads the GOP slate by 14, but the frontrunners have not secured Florida’s support.…

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We thought we did well

May 14, 2007

Our local legislative delegation has been bragging about how well Escambia and Santa Rosa counties did in the past session. Well, what we got from the state budget pales to the $150 million that Miami-Dade received….thanks…

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Gun control – 2008 election

May 14, 2007

Miami Herald has an analysis of where the 2008 presidential candidates stand on gun control. FYI – gun control is a big issue in Northwest Florida. State Senator Durell Peaden has sponsored nearly every pro-NRA gun…

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Size matters at post office

May 14, 2007

Price of stamps increase today to 41 cents. The Sun-Sentinel points out in this article that the shape and size of a package also matter. Read: Weight isn’t only factor in new rates…

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No single black leader

May 13, 2007

Whenever I read a column by the daily newspaper’s executive editor, Dick Schneider, I’m reminded of the SNL character Stuart Smalley – “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!” In his…

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One more time

May 13, 2007

I’ve had to step in and moderate more comments than usual lately. I want to remind those who choose to comment on this blog that this isn’t pnj.com, gulf1.com or WCOA. The goal is to debate…