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Wednesday November 25th 2015

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Was it murder?

This case has been the buzz on Navarre Beach for over a year. On Feb. 18, 2007, the body of Joshua Whittier, a 21-year-old Navarre resident who had worked with Ford Models, was found face down at the water’s edge of Santa Rosa Sound between Juana’s Pagoda and the Navarre Beach Bridge. The cause [...]

IN Your Head Radio 5.14

Today on IN Your Head Radio, I will talk with Alec Foge. Alec is a former contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His writing also has appeared in The New York Times, People, Mediaweek, Spin, Variety and Vogue. His new book "Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial [...]

Sheriff in trouble over fishing trip

Sarasota Herald Tribune reports: Health care company executive Doyle Moore wanted a $9 million contract with the Sheriff's Office, so he wanted to get to know Sheriff Bill Balkwill. Sheriff Bill Balkwill and Doyle Moore, the CEO of Armor Correctional Health Services, exchanged e-mails in [...]

Oops, Democrat wins Lott seat

In Mississippi - Democrat Travis Childers beat Republican Greg Davis in a special election to replace Republican Roger Wicker, who served in the House since 1994 and was appointed by GOP Gov. Haley Barbour to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott. The Bush/Rove/Barbour machine [...]

Board closes two schools

No, it isn't Escambia County. Mobile County school board on Monday unanimously voted to close two schools when classes end next week Glendale Elementary in Prichard and Shaw High in northwest Mobile. The Escambia County School Board could never make such a decisive vote and make it effective in [...]

Roads suit to be discussed privately

Roads, Inc. is Escambia County's largest road contractor and has made millions over the past five years on local government business. The company has manipulated the county laws to create a huge hole in the ground in Cantonment. At first it was a catfish pond, then a residential lake whose dirt is [...]

Tree ordinance finally approved

Pensacola Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve revisions to city tree and landscape regulations after Emerald Coastkeepers and developers finally agreed on the size that defines a heritage tree--- 34-inch tree diameter. Coastkeepers proposed heritage trees be designated at 24-inch [...]

IN Your Head Radio Tuesday 5.13

On IN Your Head Radio  today, I will talk with Florida State Senator Dave Aronberg of the 27th district. As the youngest member of the State Senate at the age of 37, Dave Aronberg has already passed major consumer protection legislation that safeguards our privacy against identity theft and [...]

Ron Paul Revolt

Across the blogosphere, there are reports that Ron Paul's supporters are planning a revolt at the Republican National Convention. The LA Times reported yesterday Paul's presidential candidacy has been correctly dismissed all along in terms of winning the nomination. He was even excluded as [...]

Racist GOP uses Obama in Miss. race

The New York Times reports on how the racist element of the Mississippu Republican Party is using the possible nomination of Sen. Barrack Obama to help defeat a white Democratic candidate, Travis Childers, in a Congressional race. The race is to fill the seat left open when Representative Roger [...]

ThyssenKrupp one year later

The Mobile Press Register reports on the progress of the ThyssenKrupp AG's $3.7 billion steel mill that was announced this time last year. Employees: 120 hired and working out of an office on Downtowner Boulevard in Mobile. The company is preparing to hire the first production workers screened [...]

IN Your Head Radio

IN Your Head Radio moves to two hours today and takes on such issues as the International Paper Water Quality Improvement Project, the latest on Erin Markes and the safety of our children in area parks. Join me an hour early at 12:00 for IN Your Head Radio on News Radio 1620.  Listen on [...]

Cavanaugh ‘Dear John’ letter

Friends and Colleagues, This morning, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education named me as their next Chancellor, effective July 1. The PASSHE Chancellor has direct responsibility for 14 universities and more than 110,000 students, making it one of the largest [...]

From mom with kids at the park

I am the mother of the girl who was photographed last week at the fountain on South Palafox (Plaza Deluna). I would like to address some left out issues. Rick, I appreciate you giving this story some attention. The policeman who initially helped me was wonderful. He did his job. On a day where [...]

Critique of Democrats good

I received this email from one local Democrat: Recently, there was an article in the In-Weekly asking if the locally Democratic Party can get their act together. Many Democrats probably wanted to offer some critiques and suggestions, but for the good of the party in an election year, they held [...]

Cavanaugh named PA chancellor

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports today John Cavanaugh has been selected by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's board of governors to become the third chancellor in the system's 25-year history. Read Florida candidate named

Naturals lead Texas League

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals have a two-game lead in the North Division of the Texas League. They beat Springfield both Friday and Saturday in front of crowds of over 5,000 each game. Looks like Springdale is really enjoying its new ballpark. Here in Pensacola, the Pelicans are now 3-1 - [...]

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