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Sac Bee will require real names for comments

Sac Bee will require real names for comments

There is growing debate whether newspapers should require people to use their real names when they comment on articles on the papers' websites. The Sacramento Bee has decided to require real names. Here is an column on their decision: Requiring names with online comments .... too often, the [...]

Baldwin County: Something in the water

Baldwin County: Something in the water

The Mobile Press Register reports that  swimmers are being attacked by jellyfish, sea lice and something yet to determined in the waters off the Baldwin County beaches. Over the past few weeks, purple flags have flown periodically over Baldwin County's beaches, warning of the presence of [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

TuesDaily Dose Copeland's becomes the restaurant closing that just won't go away as Federal Trade Commission steps in. Another Pensacola area cemetery is vandalized. News Journal has discovered NAS Pensacola - writes fourth military story in two weeks....could it be the beginning of a new monthly [...]

Pay raises aren’t the answer

or at least not entirely. We hear from both the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the school district that we need to raise salaries for deputies and teachers to attract better people to both positions. Each can provide surveys to prove the pay for each is below what their counterparts are paid [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

MonDaily Dose Gulf Power likes new ECUA plant. Woman kidnapped in downtown Fort Walton Beach. Ingall's Shipyard is in trouble with Navy over cost overruns.

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

Pensacola News Journal continues its series on the Last Navy Officers Candidates Recruits. Also catches up on the Copeland's papers story that WEAR reported Friday.  And the editorial board gets on the consolidation bandwagon.  It's a little scary when they start agreeing with me. News Herald [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Pensacola may lose The Zoo. The Gulf Breeze Zoological Society needs to raise $3M by year-end to keep it open. Hurricanes and years of running in the red have finally caught up with the tourist attraction. Meanwhile WEAR TV reports that employee records and credit card receipts of the closed [...]

Presidential candidates on healthcare

The NY Times (Graphic: Candidates on Health Care ) has a great table on the positions of the various presidential candidates on healthcare: Republicans: Sam Brownback: market-based health care; establish regulatory competition among states Rudy Giuliani: market-based health care; make private [...]

Gannett tightens up more

Gannett tightens up more

The alt-weekly in Burlington, VT reports that its local Gannett-owned daily newspaper, Burlington Free Press, has initiated more cost cutting measures: eliminating free parking for employees and bottled water from the breakroom. The bottled water was replaced with mesh screens over bathroom faucets [...]

Scarborough, Miller entertain Thompson

Scarborough, Miller entertain Thompson

IN cover boy, Joe Scarborough, Congressman Jeff Miller and Collier Merrill entertained potential GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson last night at The Fish House. He was there for a private gathering at in the "Bait Shop" but worked the entire restaurant shaking hands. Others at the dinner [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

FridayDaily Dose Pensacola daily tells its readers to leave their trailers during hurricanes, but says nothing about the car on blocks in the front yard. Oh,and there's another arrest story. News Herald has more on the Bay County $331M airport. Mobile  Press Register stays on top of problems with [...]

More on Century

More on Century

There are people around that remember beyond just last week. The Century-law enforcement-drugs issue has been around longer than the daily newspaper's articles last week. In June, 2005 when Century Town Council met to consider re-starting its City Police Force. The Sheriff's Department turned [...]

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