From Visit Florida: Four Florida Beaches Named Best in the U.S. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 17, 2008) – Four Florida beaches are being recognized as best in America by a popular online travel community. The Sunshine State dominates the list, with more Top 10 beaches in the U.S. than any other [...]
The NY Times picked up this story today. The radio interview was powerful. Julin talked about the incident and how it tested her faith. Read Families Sue Chiquita in Deaths of 5 Men.
On IN Your Head Radio, I have Tania Julin, the widow of Mark Rich. Rich was one of three missionaries – Mark Rich, Dave Mankins and Rick Tenenoff – abducted on January 31, 1993 by the Colombian terrorist group known as “FARC” from the village of Púcuro, on the Panamanian-Colombian border. [...]
It has been 559 days since Pensacola voters approved the Community Maritime Park - or 1 year, 6 months, 12 days. 559 days can be converted to one of these units: * 48,297,600 seconds * 804,960 minutes * 13,416 hours * 79 weeks (rounded down) Meanwhile Springdale Ark who [...]
Developer Ronnie Gilley plans to build a Branson, Mo. type entertainment complex near Dothan called Country Crossings. It will be on 766 acres on U.S. 231 off Alabama 109. The Houston County, Ala., County Commission approved the project on March 1. Check out Gilley’s Web site, [...]
There is a price for tough law-and-order policies. The Daily News reports that "state officials estimate Florida's prisons will swell to 100,000 inmates by year's end, with about 20 percent serving sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Each prisoner costs more than $19,000 a year to incarcerate, [...]
Mark O'Brien doesn't understand how growth works. It's this statement in his Sunday column that has got me thinking: The pooh-bahs of Pensacola can promote downtown all they want, but Nine Mile Road and 12th Avenue are both thriving -- and they're doing it without lots of government aid and [...]
The most foul posters to the PNJ website may have themselves with more legal troubles than they ever counted on. This time it won’t be the News Journal that is outing them. One of targets of the constant, baseless attacks and lies is tired of the daily barrage pof slanderous posts. He plans [...]
The Pensacola City Council held 21 regular meetings in 2007. Mike DeSorbo missed 4. Marty Donovan and John Fogg missed 3 each. Ronald Townsend, Jewel Cannada-Wynn and PC Wu missed 2 each. Sam Hall and Jack Nobles missed 1 each. Mike Wiggins and John Jeralds made every regular meeting.
School Board member Jeff Bergosh left yesterday's regular school board workshop early and did not return to complete the meeting. Obviously there is a problem since this has been happening nearly every month since the school board moved the workshops to the earlier time. Bergosh should ask [...]
Ronnie Arnold has dropped out the race for Escambia County Superintendent of Schools. Email from: Ronnie Arnold After much careful deliberation in recent days, I am regretfully announcing today my withdrawal from the Republican primary for Escambia County Superintendent of Schools. I [...]
March 13 City Council meeting notes: Wow. Thursday night’s council meeting drew fierce debate over how the city awards its contracts and allegations of racism from audience members. At one point, Leroy Boyd of Movement for Change called for city manager Tom Bonfield to be fired. Boyd also [...]
Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 now has 563 members! That makes it the largest Impact group in the country. They’ll be able to give away five $100,000+ grants this year. Fantastic!!! We need Impact members in public office.
Mike Papantonio has a column in the Pensacola News Journal. Joe Scarborough has a column in the Pensacola News Journal. Why can't I? Apparently the sticking point is my requirement that I be published in the front page of the Local section in the Obrien/Dogan slot. I have too much hair to put a [...]
Pensacola News Journal is about to launch its redesigned web site. The new look looks a lot like the Daily News site and other daily newspaper sites. It seems to be more readable. Gives attention to its forums and blogs.
Expect recycling to heat up in the Pensacola area. Our cover story (Trash Talk) frames the issue and the players. The Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission will discuss it at their joint meeting next week. Leadership Pensacola will begin their education program for household [...]