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Billings recap: Friday, July 10

Billings recap: Friday, July 10

IT HASN’T SUNKEN IN Friday, July 10 The Pensacola News Journal reports on its front page that “a Beulah couple who adopted 12 children and owned several local businesses were found shot to death in an apparent home invasion Thursday evening.” In December 2005, the daily newspaper had [...]

Billings recap: Later Thursday, July 9

Billings recap: Later Thursday, July 9

FAMILY FEUDS Investigator Terry Hardy arrives on the crime scene at 9:05 p.m. Sgt. Rusty Hoard has been named the lead on the case. Hardy, Tyree and Guy are to assist him. After being updated by Hoard, Hardy is asked to interview April Spencer, who lives in a trailer on the Billings [...]

Race for Containers

Race for Containers

The Panama Canal is expanding---a $5.25 billion project-- to all allow the largest container ships to cut through to the eastern side of North America and, according to AP,  may cut into the dominance of West Coast ports handling freight from Asia. Gulf Coast ports are investing millions to [...]

Valentino to back new arts group

Valentino to back new arts group

According to today's PNJ, Commissioner Gene Valentino will introduce a resolution at the BOCC's Jan. 7 meeting to cease funding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and will instead support giving the allocation to a new all-volunteer group, Arts, Culture and Entertainment (ACE), which will be [...]

Top 20 Viral Videos of 2009

Top 20 Viral Videos of 2009

Sun-Sentinel put this list together. This one is my favorite: View the entire list.

50 things we learned in 2009

50 things we learned in 2009

The Tampa Tribune publishes each year 50 Things we know now that we didn't know this time last year. Here is one that caught my attention: Grumpy people think more clearly because negative moods trigger more attentive, careful thinking. ...which explains Byron Keesler and his riveting BLAB [...]

Cool Chart for ’00s

Cool Chart for ’00s

As only the New York Times can do: see for yourself.

Billings case recap: Early Thursday Evening, July 9

Billings case recap: Early Thursday Evening, July 9

I've been reviewing the various reports on the home invasion and murder of Byrd and Melanie Billings and have put together a narrative of the first eights days of the case, including the events of that tragic night and the subsequent arrests. The narrative is divided into days and in few instances [...]

Buzz: Nothing on credit cards

Buzz: Nothing on credit cards

The county audit of the Arts Council of Northwest Florida didn't cover the credit cards the group processed for local artists. We are still get emails and calls on people owed as much as $1,000 by the Arts Council. Some have been told that the records are locked in the old courthouse and no [...]

P’cola White Squirrels make NYT

P’cola White Squirrels make NYT

NYT Science Q&A: There are an incredible number of white squirrels living here in Pensacola, Fla., on the Gulf Coast. Are they albinos? How would it be genetically possible to have so many in one community? Read answer. I don't think they are referring to No Boss Mayor.

Murzin weighs in on Sinclair-Mediacom spat

Murzin weighs in on Sinclair-Mediacom spat

Chairman Julius Genachowski Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 8-B201 Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Mediacom v. Sinclair Retransmission Consent Dispute Dear Chairman Genachowski, I am concerned that Sinclair Broadcast Group is threatening to withhold our local [...]

Former Pensacolian fights for victims

Former Pensacolian fights for victims

The New York Post has an article about NY State trooper Sayeh Rivazfar de rives crusade against sex offenders. She is pushing for push for a NY state law allowing authorities to take DNA samples from most violent felony suspects as they are arrested, instead of waiting for a conviction. Twenty-one [...]

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