Escambia County News Politics

Valentino Officially Cleared

August 18, 2010

The State Attorney’s Office announced today that they would not appeal last week’s court ruling that dismissed charges against Commissioner Gene Valentino. Press Release: “State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the State of Florida will…

BP Disaster

O’Brien responds to Beast article

August 18, 2010

[JP-Facebook-Like] My article on what fishermen are saying about their experiences in the Vessels of Opportunity program has blown up on the web (Huffington Post). Both O’Brien’s Response Management and BP have responded. O’Brien’s Response Management:…

Entertainment

Hero Babies will fight Terror Babies

August 18, 2010

[JP-Facebook-Like] Jon Stewart has the solution to fighting the “terror babies”—-how pregnant women from other countries are birthing U.S. citizens and then training them as terrorists, only to return in 10-20 years and attack us. The…

News Pensacola

PNJ: “Wells has to go”

August 18, 2010

[JP-Facebook-Like] The News Journal has done its research and weighed in on the Wells’ email issue. “No doubt some will say it’s too harsh to fire Wells for something many other people are guilty of. But…

News

BP will take no more new claims

August 17, 2010

BP is pulling out of the claims process early according to a company press release. BP will stop accepting new claims into its system at the end of Wednesday, August 18. From August 19 – 22,…

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New Study Shows Oil On Seafloor

August 17, 2010

A study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida shows that the dispersants are creating oil plumes that are settling on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. There’s been speculation for weeks over…

Pensacola Politics

Official Pensacola Employee Manual

August 17, 2010

What does the employee manual say about computer usage, emails and internet ( page 23): Computer Usage City owned computers are used throughout the organization for the express purpose of carrying out the official business of…

News Pensacola

What a second, Mayor Wiggins

August 17, 2010

This morning one odd thing about the City Council and the Wells Debacle hit me. Why didn’t Mayor Wiggins know about the emails prior to the Committee of the Whole? Councilwoman Maren DeWeese met with City…

BP Disaster

Oil Spill Cover Up

August 17, 2010

I’ve been working on an investigation into the once-heralded Vessels of Opportunity for The Daily Beast. While officials claim most of the oil from America’s worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding…

BP Disaster

Vessels of Opportunity winding down

August 16, 2010

As tar balls washed up this weekend on the beaches of Dauphin Island, Ala., more and more boat captains are being notified that they services are no longer needed for the Vessels of Opportunity. Some have…

News

Judge dismisses case against Valentino

August 14, 2010

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino had the misdemeanor charge of soliciting a political contribution inside the Escambia Co. Office Complex dismissed today. Email message from Valentino: Dear Family, Friends and Supporters My faith has been restored…