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Save Our City favor

September 8, 2007

Save Our City may have a done the Community Maritime Park a big favor by forcing a referendum on the park proposal last year. A Thursday ruling by the Florida Supreme Court requires a voter referendum…

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Details of retirement

September 7, 2007

Touart read his retirement statement ( Text of Touart’s statement (pdf)) last night, but what does it mean? IN editor Duwayne Escobedo has been trying to find the details. Read: Touart’s Golden Parachute? There is a…

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Press – the villain

September 7, 2007

Former county administrator George Touart and several of the Escambia County Commissioners tried to cast the press as the villain in the Touart melodrama. The press reported the facts about Touart’s business dealings. If the county…

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Handcapping BOCC Vote

September 6, 2007

What would it take to terminate County Administrator George Touart? A Escambia County commissioner could make a motion to amend Gene Valentino’s agenda item to suspend Touart to be termination. There would have to be a…

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Touart suspension – done deal

September 6, 2007

The word we are getting is that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners will vote tonight to suspend County Administrator George Touart for one week. It appears to be a done deal. The commissioners believe this…

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Larry Craig may unresign, unplea guilty

September 5, 2007

The word is Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) may try to take back his resignation and his guilty plea. Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in a men’s bathroom on June 11, 2007, and lated pleaded…

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Alabama spankings

September 5, 2007

Here’s a story that is strange even by Pensacola’s standards: Authorities are investigating allegations that now-suspended Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas periodically removed prisoners from Mobile County Metro Jail and spanked them in a room…

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Touart fails to follow-thru on Roads, Inc

September 5, 2007

WEAR TV 3 also reports on the clay pit being dug by Roads, Inc. in the Cantonment area. I posted an open letter from residents to the county commissioners last week (Letter on Roads Inc ).…

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WEAR TV interviews Studer

September 5, 2007

On WEAR TV 3, Dan Thomas interviewed Quint Studer yesterday on the progress of the Community Maritime Park. Here are two quotes from the broadcast: “I’m a guy who’s not real patient. I’d like to see…

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NCAA needs senior coaching division

September 5, 2007

When the older golfers could no longer compete with the rising stars, the PGA created the senior PGA. Maybe the NCAA needs to create a special league for coaches like Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno. Of…

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Touart poll update

September 4, 2007

Votes have nearly doubled since 11 a.m. – all for firing. Nothing: 1,182 Suspension: 10,812 Termination: 63,669 Resignation: 152…

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Sugar Bowl Collection

September 4, 2007

We got this press release: WHO:             The Historic New Orleans Collection WHAT:           Classic! A Celebration of Sugar Bowl Memories WHEN:           Thursday, November 29, 2007–Sunday, January 13, 2008 Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday,10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. WHERE:        The…

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Touart poll gets record votes

September 4, 2007

As of 11 am, September 4, 39,477 votes have been cast on the poll concerning the future employment of County Administrator George Touart. What should happen to County Administrator George Touart? Nothing:  1,182 votes He should…

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Mason-Dixon poll on gambling

September 4, 2007

In August, Mason-Dixon conducted a poll on gambling in Florida. Here are a few of the questions and how Florida residents responded: QUESTION: Florida’s tax revenues from pari-mutuel wagering have fallen by more than half over…

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BOCC agenda set

September 4, 2007

County Administrator George Touart’s contract and possible suspension are set to be discussed on Thursday, September 6 at 5:34 p.m. Read:  agenda.pdf…