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BP is burning sea turtle alive

June 20, 2010

Mike Ellis is a boat captain who’s been rescuing the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles near Deepwater Horizon. He’s got some pretty horrifying news to share: BP is burning turtles caught in the oil spill and…

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News: Bay County has its turn

June 20, 2010

Panama City News Herald: Cleanup crews were stretched out along western Bay County beaches Saturday, picking up the first coined-sized tar balls and smaller tar “flecks” from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that residents and officials…

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Remembering Manute Bol

June 20, 2010

Manute Bol: An appreciation for a Special Blessing by Wim Laven Remember Manute Bol? He was the tallest person to ever play in NBA, for 10 seasons. He could touch the rim without jumping—so tall (it…

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Oil Disposal

June 20, 2010

Chasidy Hobbs of Emerald Coastkeepers has been working on how people can dispose of the tarballs that they may pick up. She got this reply from DEP: Good morning, Chasidy. Two solutions to this have been…

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News: Okaloosa County awaits BP oil onslaught

June 20, 2010

Northwest Florida Daily News reports: As Walton County beaches witnessed their heaviest showing of tar balls to date, Okaloosa officials are gearing up for a second strong wave of weathered oil to hit shores Monday. Read…

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Letter: BP will get to it…when they can

June 20, 2010

I’ve heard several complaints about the BP help lines, especially on the tarballs. I was sent this letter today. The decontamination and Vessels of Opportunity program have issues, too: I found an oil slick in Pensacola…

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Sunnyside of BP

June 20, 2010

Pensacola’s unemployment has continued to drop and we have lower unemployment than the rest of the state. Expect the rate to continue to drop as BP’s contractors continue to hire more locals….if we can keep the…

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It’s time to end this nonsense

June 20, 2010

We have two has-beens–scions of old Pensacola–that are out to stop a project that will revitalize downtown Pensacola and, in the process, are trying to become relevant. Marty Donovan is the classic lose-lose personality. He doesn’t…

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Donovan/Nobles petition could cost city millions

June 19, 2010

The City has already taken the New Market Tax credits – $12 million. A condition of the New Market Tax Credits was that the City Council pass the design & build contract for the stadium (and,yes,…

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Buzz: Is Donovan lying about signatures?

June 19, 2010

He’s baaaaaaaaack. Former City Councilman Marty Donovan is trying yet another petition drive against the Community Maritime Park. This time he’s brought with Jack Nobles, Byron Kessler, Todd Synder, Dorothy Rowe, Jackie Johnston, Mark Greskovich, Malcolm…

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Buzz: Land sharks are swimming, want county $$$

June 19, 2010

Cody Rawson of Roads, Inc. has formed a new company, Shoreline Protective Services, LLC, (incorporated on June 15, 2010). He has made a proposal to provide and deploy boom for Escambia County. I’m not sure if…

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Impact of Deepwater Drilling ban

June 19, 2010

Louisiana Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association did this preliminary analysis: Impacts of President Obama’s Order Halting Work on 33 Exploratory Wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico The Presidential Order does not affect the 4,515…