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Panhandle news roundup

July 6, 2007

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…

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More on Century

July 5, 2007

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…

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More than just smoke

July 5, 2007

Firefighting in Escambia County is in shambles. You can spin it a dozen different ways. You can pit the paid firefighters union against the volunteers. You can single out certain individuals for criticism and ridicule. However,…

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IN: Morning Joe interview

July 5, 2007

The July 5th issue has a candid interview with Joe Scarborough, former Congressman and host of “Scarborough Country” and “Morning Joe” at MSNBC. Here are some of his choice quotes: “The Iraq War has been a…

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WEAR TV reports on fire audit

July 5, 2007

Local TV station reported July 4 on the audit. Pensacola News Journal remains silent – not even a news brief or “Newsy Neighbors” segment on it. WEAR Transcript: A recent audit shows many of Escambia County’s…

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Panhandle news roundup

July 5, 2007

ThursDaily Dose Freedom rule with the key syllable being “free” as an estimated 100,000 view free fireworks. Splenda and Sugar are battling in court in Mobile..Sweet!…

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Panhandle news roundup

July 4, 2007

Northwest Florida Daily News has an article on the possible incorporation of Navarre being put on hold because of the super homestead exemption referendum on the ballot next year: Navarre incorporation efforts on hold And it’s…

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Davison’s rebuttal on WMDs

July 3, 2007

Don’t play word games with me………….. “found no evidence” does not conclusively prove WMD did not exist nor highly likely…… transported  elsewhere. Do you really believe criminals never attempt to hide evidence. Are you really that…

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Fox News & WMDs

July 3, 2007

My Outtakes in the June 28 issue – UNLEASH THE HOUNDS on Bill O’Reilly, Fox News and political views in newspapers has stirred up a hornet’s nest among those who love the Fox News Channel. Here…

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Betting at dogtracks upped

July 3, 2007

Remember when our county commissioners back off a proposal by Comm. Gene Valentino to allow a poker room at the Pensacola Greyhound Track? Well the state has made it possible to gamble even more at other…

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Weigh in on Libby being sprung

July 3, 2007

Likes Scooter Libby’s commutation – Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle: OK. I’M GLAD President Bush commuted the 30-month prison sentence of Scooter Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Like Bush, I buy…

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Panhandle news roundup

July 3, 2007

TuesDaily Dose >Pensacola News Journal writes about new laws on meth labs, temporary tags and black infant mortality. Completely misses fire stipend audit (VFD Audit – Draft Copy ), but so did WEAR TV. Daily News…

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Scapecchi files for Sheriff

July 2, 2007

Larry Scapecchi, a 25 year law enforcement veteran, has filed to run for Escambia County Sheriff. He will be running as a Democrat. Scapecchi retired in Jan. 2007 as a Lieutenant with the ESCO. Over his…

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Audit Findings – Significant Potential Liability

July 2, 2007

From the report by the Escambia Clerk of Courts: We believe the volunteer fire departments are misinterpreting the Firefighter I exemptions granted by the State, and the non-certified volunteers are being allowed in the Exclusionary Zone…