Caring

Help for veterans

May 31, 2011

I received this email from Dave Glassman on a new initiative to help veterans: I’m pleased to inform you that the Center for Strategic Military Excellence (CSME) is forging ahead with a new project to assist…

Politics

Homeowners ask Bondi to change stance

May 31, 2011

Florida homeowners are asking Attorney General Pam Bondi to reconsider her stance on litigation against mortgage companies, according to the Florida Tribune. A working group of attorneys general in all 50 states are currently negotiating a…

BP Disaster

Did dispersants make BP disaster worse?

May 31, 2011

According to preliminary research by several Florida scientists, the combination of oil and Corexit, the chemical BP used to dissolve the slick, is more toxic to tiny plants and animals than the oil in most cases.…

Politics

No area companies make Florida Trend lists.

May 31, 2011

Florida Trend magazine will published in June its top 200 largest privately-held companies in the state. The St. Pete Times has revealed the top 50 (here). There are no Pensacola area companies on the list, which…

News

Cantonment Cow strangler on the loose

May 31, 2011

NorthEscambia.com has the exclusive story of a cow being strangled Monday in the Enon community, off Highway 97-A. The owner of the cow found the animal dead in a pasture just behind his house as he…

Escambia County

Cadillac Banks writes BOCC

May 31, 2011

Music promoter William “Cadillac” Banks has written the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners asking that the board either fund his two-day music festival that will target African-American tourists and performers or send the issue back…

BP Disaster

Gulf Coast Restoration meeting tomorrow

May 31, 2011

Press Release: The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which President Obama has directed by executive order to develop a restoration strategy for the Gulf of Mexico, will hold a meeting in Pensacola on Wednesday, June…

News

Budget signing a private event

May 29, 2011

Current.com reports Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the state budget at The Villages retirement community was not open to the public, despite being in a public square. Declaring the town square event to be “private,” Scott’s…

State & National News

Gov. Scott called

May 28, 2011

Actually it was a robo call that the Republican Party of Florida paid for. Gov. Scott praised his “Jobs” budget and how it meets his commitment to “put job creation front and center.” He also bragged…

Buzz

Buzz: DIB tickets funeral

May 28, 2011

The buzz around downtown is the Downtown Improvement Board meter brigade actually ticketed a funeral procession. There is also talk of a possible lawsuit against the DIB for not having an independent judicial appeals process for…

Education

Escambia FCAT – Third Grade Math

May 26, 2011

Three highest performing third grades were at Pensacola Beach Charter (100 percent scoring 3 or above), Byrneville Charter (96 percent) and A.K. Suter (95 percent).  Three most improved schools:  Montclair (up 24 pts.), Weis (+14 pts.)…

Education

Escambia FCAT – Third Grade Reading

May 26, 2011

The Byrneville and Pensacola Beach charter schools have the highest percentage of student scoring 3 or above. The three most improved schools were Spencer Bibbs (up 12 pts), L.D. MacArthur (up 11) and Cordova Park (up…

Education News

FCAT overview – not bad

May 26, 2011

I’m working out of the office this morning. Looked at the test results for the area school districts. Escambia County matched the state average for percentage at 3 or above on the reading for third graders…