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Miller, Gaetz, Evers, Ford, Murzin honorary chairs for Rick Scott

September 30, 2010

Honorary Campaign Chairmen: Governor Bob Martinez Campaign Co-Chairs: Tom Slade, former RPOF Chairman and Sharon Day, RNC Secretary Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs US Senator George Lemieux, Congressman Jeff Miller, Congressman Ander Crenshaw Congressman Cliff Sterns, Congressman John…

Politics

Sink strikes back at Scott

September 30, 2010

Alex Sink has launched a new ad in which she focuses on opponent Rick Scott’s past problems. She begins by stating that she knows “Floridians have a lot of questions about Rick Scott” and contrasts her…

Politics

Oops, GOP uses wrong figures in slamming Sink

September 30, 2010

The Republican Party has been caught using incorrect figures in trying to slam Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for governor against Rick Scott. The ad, which stopped running Monday, has two claims: that Florida’s pension…

BP Disaster News

Latest BP claims stats, Candy man delivers

September 30, 2010

Claims for Lost Profits by Industry Fishing: Claims paid 11837–$ 253,976,900.00 Food, Beverage and Lodging: Claims paid 13763– $ 179,184,100.00 Rental Property(ies): Claims paid 7643– $ 85,219,800.00 Retail, Sales and Service: Claims paid 6588– $ 173,735,600.00…

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Bed Tax down 5 percent YTD, but 29-46 percent June, July

September 29, 2010

Through August 2010, tourist development tax collections (also known as bed taxes) are down only 5 percent, according to the Clerk of Courts/Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha. However, June and July were terrible for Pensacola Beach and…

BP Disaster

Mabus report fails to recommend BP Go Zone

September 29, 2010

The U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, held a press conference at Sanders Beach today to tout his plan for the recovery of the Gulf Coast from the BP oil disaster. The report has some…

Politics

Local income falls for third consecutive year

September 29, 2010

Household incomes fell in Escambia County for the third consecutive year and are barely ahead of the 2005 figures, according 2009 American Community Survey which was just released by the US Census Bureau. Our median household…

BP Disaster News

BP’s Safety Division

September 29, 2010

According to the NY Times,  BP will soon add a safety division to better prepare for such disasters as the Deep Horizon explosion. BP Managing Director Robert Dudley is quoted as saying the recent moves are…

News

Missing Child Not Seen In Years

September 28, 2010

ECSO Press Release: On August 30, 2010 the Escambia Sheriff’s Office responded to 6101 Chicago Ave in reference to a missing person. Contact was made with William McShane (37) who stated that his daughter was missing.…

Pensacola Politics

Once upon a time, Rusty Wells moonlighted, too

September 28, 2010

The daily newspaper is questioning the (unofficial or official?) policy that allowed firefighters to conduct their side businesses while on duty. The PNJ asks in its editorial, “Was Sumner the only firefighter using city time, equipment…

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Meet MacArthur Foundation winners

September 28, 2010

The Washington Post has a slideshow of the 23 individuals who won MacArthur Foundation fellowships ($500K). They include three physicists, three denizens of Cambridge, a sculptor and a type designer, a jazz pianist and a violinist,…

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Florida second in gun smuggling category

September 28, 2010

Hugh Wiggins, who has been indicted in Mississippi for being an accessory after the fact in the Billings’ murders, smuggled the weapons used in the crime to a friend near Pascagoula. Since then, the feds have…

BP Disaster

News: baby fish proliferate

September 28, 2010

Mobile Press Register reports that scientists have found baby snapper, trout, grouper and grunt everywhere. Early results from an annual count of juvenile fish in grass beds scattered around the northern Gulf of Mexico suggest that…