News

Alabama nuclear reactor has problem

May 12, 2011

CBS NEWS reports: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a rare red finding against the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry nuclear power plant near Athens, Ala. Why? A valve on a residual heat removal system became…

Politics

Gaetz family knows best

May 12, 2011

Okaloosa County officials are upset with both Sen. Don Gaetz and his son, Rep. Matt Gaetz, according to the Daily News. As reporter Tom McLaughlin wrote, “This year the county’s state lawmakers appeared unusually adept at…

Pensacola

The time is now for Pensacola

May 11, 2011

In February 2003, City staff presented to the Pensacola City Council a reported titled “Profile of Pensacola: Demographic, Housing and Economic Characteristics.” The City Council was John R. Fogg, Mayor; Owen W. Eubanks City Council District…

Education

All charges against Spencer Bibbs teacher dismissed

May 11, 2011

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that his office will dismiss all charges against Kenneth Campbell, a music teacher at Spencer Bibbs Elementary School, for sexual misconduct with a student. The investigation by Pensacola Police Department…

Entertainment

Deluna Fest: Why Manchester Orchestra?

May 11, 2011

Manchester Orchestra latest album, “Simple Math,” is getting rave reviews. On the album, the group performs “Pensacola.” —-“Alcohol, dirty malls, Pensacola, Florida bars” Here are the lyrics: Now I have a nagging flaw I never saw…

Caring

Bayou Bash: Get Out The Trash!

May 11, 2011

Press release: Members of The Bream Fishermen Association, Clean and Green, Emerald Coastkeeper, Escambia County Solid Waste, Pensacola NAS at Corry Field and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry invite you to join us in cleaning…

News

Power List: Who is getting nominations?

May 11, 2011

The overnight emails have been tallied. We want more nominations. Here the 15 most popular names – not in a particular order: Marilyn Hess Mike Papantonio David Morgan Bentina Terry Mort O’Sullivan Jim Reeves Lumon May…

Politics

Democrats go after Big Oil

May 11, 2011

U.S. Senate Democrats are going after the oil companies, which enjoy huge profits. The senators want to cut off taxpayer subsidies to the oil industry. According to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), closing tax loopholes for the…

State & National News

Florida hit hard by GOP Medicaid plan

May 11, 2011

The Kaiser Foundation has analyzed the GOP Medicare plan. Projected federal spending on Medicaid for the 10-year period 2012 to 2021 would fall by $1.4 trillion, a 34 percent decline. By 2021, states would receive $243…

Politics

Harper: More loans in danger here than elsewhere

May 11, 2011

Dr. Rick Harper, director of the University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, told the Destin Chamber on Tuesday that 14 percent of bank loans in the region are non-current on…

Politics

DeLuna Fest reorganizes

May 10, 2011

Probably one of the worst kept secrets on Pensacola Beach made the daily newspaper’s website. The “Young Guns” – Nick Bodkins and Nick & Scott Wheatley-have parted ways with Five Flags Tourism Group, which owns the…

State & National News

The Donald tanks in latest poll

May 10, 2011

Daily Beast: Trump has fallen to 8 percent in Public Policy Polling’s most recent survey, just a month after he led the Republican presidential field with 26 percent. Additionally, 53 percent of GOP voters now say…

News

2011 Power List nominations

May 10, 2011

The IN will publish its annual Power List on June 2. The list includes in order the most influential people in the greater Pensacola area. Past #1’s are Fred Levin (2007), Collier Merrill (2008), Lewis Bear,…