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Obesity is contagious

July 26, 2007

The  New England Journal of Medicine reports that people are most likely to become obese when a friend becomes obese. That increases a person’s chances of becoming obese by 57 percent. I’m glad to read this.…

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City employees don’t like criticism

July 26, 2007

That’s what the title of today’s News Journal story could have been. Sam Hall writes a joke about city workers taking naps in their city trucks; City manager Tom Bonfield and city employees are offended; and…

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Pensacola moves slooooooooooooow

July 25, 2007

Here’s example of how slowly things move in Pensacola versus the rest of the world: On May 12, 2007, Grand Prairie Texas passed a 1/8 cent sales tax referendum to fund a baseball stadium – $16…

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Simple Strong Mayor Plan

July 25, 2007

Let’s follow the San Diego model: Vote for a five-trial period for the strong mayor beginning January 1, 2009. We will elect the first strong mayor in November, 2008. The mayor would be up for election…

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Only Pensacola: Man jailed for excessive 911 calls

July 25, 2007

A Pensacola man is charged with making false 9-1-1 calls. Authorities say Cheveon Ford made 292 calls since the beginning of this month. He was arrested Tuesday. Authorities say the 21-year-old told deputies he made the…

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Legal Buzz – inside the judicial center

July 25, 2007

One criminal defense expert tells the IN that judges like Shackleford and Judge Linda Nobles are known not to set bonds for VOP (Violations of Parole), since the Florida Constitution doesn’t require them. It’s done as…

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Pensacola drops millage

July 25, 2007

On Monday, the City of Pensacola Finance Committee approved the City Manager’s recommended 2008 millage of 4.598 mills, down from 4.95. This will be voted on by the full body on Thursday night.…

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History on Esc. Co. Public Health

July 25, 2007

A Brief History of Public Health in Escambia County, Florida By: John J. Lanza, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP Director, Escambia County Health Department Verified by: John Appleyard, Historian University of West Florida The history of public…

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Tax for lifeguards

July 25, 2007

Okaloosa County is looking for creative ways to fun public safety on the beach. On alternative being considered is a Municipal Services Benefit Unit tax. Let’s hope our county administration doesn’t read the Daily News. Read:…

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Panama City makes tax cut

July 25, 2007

On Tuesday Panama City voted to drop its property tax rates from 4.1722 mills to 3.761 for fiscal year 2007-08, which begins Oct. 1. Panama City has a $66 million annual budget. The $8.6 million from…

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Death in the Jail

July 25, 2007

There’s a disturbing article in News Journal today about Leonard Black, who died Monday in Escambia County Jail. Black was being held on a charge of violating probation and was suffering from lung disease and a…

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Strong Mayor idea delayed til Aug. 20

July 24, 2007

John Peacock and his group have been put off by the Pensacola City Council until the August 20th Committee of the Whole meeting before they will be allowed to present their ideas on a strong mayor…

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Fighting Feds over Beach Mouse rules

July 23, 2007

Finally someone is challenging the feds rules on beach mice. Unfortunately, it’s in the Keys not here. Feds Must Retract Mouse Habitat Rule That Bars Hurricane Victims from Rebuilding July 19, 2007 | Pacific Legal Foundation/Valerie…

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Andrews Institute gets international press

July 23, 2007

The recent training visit of the Pumas to the Andrews Institute has mentioned in a news article on Irelandonline.com: Pumas forward hoping to recover in time for World Cup We may truly become an international healthcare…

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Operation Brownsville gets more $$$

July 23, 2007

WEAR TV reports the Escambia County Commission has awarded the sheriff’s office $368 ,000 to keep the Operation Brownsville going. The county’s contribution to the Escambia Community Clinics was only $398,000 for the 2006-07 fiscal year.…