Politics

Crime and Punishment

February 7, 2011

NorthEscambia.com has an interview with State Attorney Bill Eddins and his top assistant Greg Marcille. Eddins: “It is a misconception that overall violent crime is increasing. Violent crime is decreasing. It’s the very visible violent crime…

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Buzz: Should ECUA give City its money back?

February 7, 2011

The daily newspaper reports today that the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority is $27 million under its $316 million budget in its relocation of the Main Street Wastewater Treatment Plant from downtown Pensacola to Cantonment. According to…

BP Disaster

DOJ: Feinberg group should be spending fund faster

February 7, 2011

CNN reports that the Justice Department Friday urged changes to speed up the process and to pay more claims from BP’s $20 billion fund. Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli told Kenneth Feinberg, who heads the Gulf…

Politics

Aquarium funds may be missing

February 4, 2011

I asked Bill Young, founder of Aquarium for Pensacola, what did he mean by “legal concerns” that he had with Rodney Rowe that he mentioned in his apology letter to elected officials. Here is his reply:…

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Suspected killer banned from hunting for life

February 4, 2011

Joshua Wayne Douglas, who has been indicted for the murder of Jamie M. Broxson, may have had early signs of trouble. In January 2007, Douglas pled guilty after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers…

Politics

Gulf Coast REAP Summit 2011

February 4, 2011

There is another initiative on dealing with poverty, not only in Pensacola, but across the Gulf Coast Region. The Gulf Coast REAP Summit 2011, which is sponsored by the Ibis Partners of West Palm Beach and…

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Sheriff Morgan to speak on gun violence

February 4, 2011

Press Release: Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan will speak at Sunday February 6, 2011 at the Parish Hall of All Saints Church, 901 New Warrington Road, Pensacola. The 9:00 am meeting will focus on efforts to…

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GOP Press Release on Aquarium statements

February 4, 2011

Press Release: Escambia County’s Republican Party responded today to a letter from Bill Young, President of the Aquarium for Pensacola, to Senator Marco Rubio which was posted on the In Weekly blog concerning an individual involved…

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Oops, Aquarium leader may have lied again

February 4, 2011

PNJ reporter Jamie Page, whose investigation caught Bill Young, the founder of Aquarium for Pensacola, in lies about his support from elected officials and the number of petition signatures, has found Young may have yet again…

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Greg Brown sign case dismissed

February 3, 2011

Greg Brown, II, a candidate for Florida House, was charged last year for petty theft when he was caught removing the campaign signs of his competitor, Doug Broxson, from the property of J. LaDon Dewrell. Judge…

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More finger-pointing, but no facts from Aquarium group

February 3, 2011

This letter to elected officials is similar to the one Bill Young published before. He blames Rodney Rowe who says has disappeared. However, this time Young says that he has “legal concerns” with Rowe—I’ve sent him…

Buzz

Buzz: CMPA rumblings

February 3, 2011

There are rumblings from Pensacola City Council members about the lawsuit filed by Community Maritime Park Associates against Maritime Park Development Partners. There were no votes by the CMPA board or the City Council to authorize…

BP Disaster

Judge: Feinberg is not independent

February 3, 2011

Bloomberg reports: U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans concluded yesterday that Kenneth Feinberg, head of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility can’t identify himself as an independent administrator. He must fully disclose his ties to…

Politics

Board vote delayed on Brownsville school sale

February 3, 2011

The daily newspaper published an article today (“The cost of rejuvenation”) on the possible sale of the closed Brownsville Middle School to George Hawthorne and his Diversified Program Advisors. The article states the school board delayed…