News

Another email in support of Koss

June 6, 2011

Editor: I haven’t written your publication before because I let you slide on most things, but when I noticed that you had Commander Dave Koss, formerly Flight Leader of the Blue Angels listed in the “LOSERS”…

State & National News

Jobs budget cuts jobs

June 6, 2011

Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that the state budget which goes into effect on July—the one Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed as the jobs budget– will result in the loss of thousands of jobs: Some 4,500 positions…

Hurricane

Tropical disturbance in Caribbean

June 6, 2011

From Sun Sentinel: The National Hurricane Center has called off a planned flight Monday by a U.S. Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane to investigate a broad but disorganized low pressure system over the central and…

Business

More Clearwire leaving Milton

June 6, 2011

GeekWire has another take on Clearwire backing out of its expansion commitment in Milton and outsourcing its call center to TeleTech Holdings. The Milton shift was part of a major strategy change by Clearwire, involving 700…

Politics

June 2 Winners & Losers catches heat

June 6, 2011

We made former Blue Angels loser last week in our Winners & Losers column. Not all our readers agreed. From retired Adm. Robert Kelly: “Hope you might reconsider labeling Dave Koss as a loser (IN June…

Entertainment

Palin screws up American History

June 5, 2011

According to Tea Party sweetheart, Sarah Palin, Paul Revere rode through Boston ringing a bell to warn “the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms.” Once called on her misstep, Palin denied that…

Business

Sarasota lose proposed Jackson Lab, 3,000 jobs

June 4, 2011

Jackson Laboratory, currently based in Maine, had requested for $100 million in state funding, for a proposed biomedical village in Sarasota County. By 2031, the lab would have had an annual economic impact of $550 million,…

Pensacola

Hayward appoints pension advisory board

June 3, 2011

Press Release: As part of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s 20 Solutions for 2011 campaign platform to address lingering pension problems with the City’s various employee pension funds, today the Mayor announced a seven-member Pension Advisory Committee to…

Education

Buzz: Escambia High in lockdown

June 3, 2011

A parent just called to tell me that Escambia High School went into lockdown this morning. An armed trespasser was seen on campus. Escambia County Sherif’f’s Office responded. The suspect was chased towards Myrtle Grove Elementary…

Politics

Richburg saga is not over

June 3, 2011

Bob Richburg, former president of Northwest Florida State College, dominated Okaloosa County for decades. He was the dean of the college presidents in the panhandle…that was until the Sansom-Odom hangar scandal. Daily News reports Richburg still…