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Federal BP cases to be heard in New Orleans

August 10, 2010

Today the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled that the oil spill litigation will be consolidated in New Orleans, before the Honorable Judge Carl J. Barbier. The motion was signed by the Chair, John Heyburn II,…

News

Wyche legacy hurts

August 10, 2010

John Wyche has been convicted of racketeering and unlawful financial transactions. Over $750,000 intended to help the poor in Escambia County was diverted to his personal use. This comes on the heals of Darnell Sims being…

BP Disaster

BP critic found dead

August 10, 2010

….not me or Mike Papantonio Matt Simmons, famous for his controversial criticisms of BP and calls for full disclosure regarding the true nature of the oil disaster in the Gulf, is dead. From WLBZ: The Knox…

Politics

Greene still battling Cuba trip backlash

August 10, 2010

Latest Press Release from Jeff Greene, who running against Kendrick Meek for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate: JEFF GREENE PROVIDES DOCUMENTS THAT PROVE BOAT STOP IN CUBA WAS FOR MECHANICAL REPAIRS West Palm Beach, FL –…

Entertainment

Humor for 3:35 pm on Monday

August 9, 2010

Since for the majority of you works means returning to the cubicle farm for another five days of boredom and finding ways to waste time The Inquisitr has spared no expense in tracking down some great…

Pensacola

Maritime Film tells story of the park

August 9, 2010

With the help of Barnes West, we produced a film on the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park—how it started, who worked on it, why it’s named for Vince Whibbs, Sr., etc. It seems like every…

BP Disaster

BP reneges on May claims

August 9, 2010

Once upon a time, BP told Northwest Florida that they would make it right. Our claims would be paid. In fact, their representatives, including BP VP Darryl Willis, assured us by giving people “on the spot”…

Education

P.J. O’Rourke, UWF Writer-in-Residence

August 9, 2010

Press Release: UWF NAMES P.J. O’ROURKE AS THE FIRST WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE; O’ROURKE TO SPEAK AT UWF SEPT. 8 PENSACOLA – The University of West Florida has named P.J. O’Rourke as the university’s first writer-in-residence. The noted author…

Education

Montclair Elementary needs turnaround

August 9, 2010

The school that is having trouble with the FCAT is Montclair Elementary. It has gone from “A” school three years ago to a “F”. It was the turnaround school of the 2007-2008 school year. School Grades…

News

Wind Warrior

August 9, 2010

Since the beginning of July, John MacTaggart has been cycling across the country to promote the idea of wind-assisted vehicles. But the bike he’s been riding isn’t your typical geared road cruiser; it’s a complex cycling…

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BP finally puts money into escrow

August 9, 2010

Press Release (Note that this is nearly two months after they made the commitment): BP announced today that it has established a trust and made a $3 billion initial deposit of the previously-announced $20 billion escrow…

Politics

Behind the PNJ circulation numbers

August 9, 2010

Last week, the Pensacola News Journal announced it was “listed as the 13th fastest growing US Daily Newspaper in America and the #1 fastest growing US Daily Newspaper in Gannett according to analysis by the Audience…

Politics

Wacko Amendment of the Month

August 9, 2010

Remember getting Christmas gift cards that said you had been entered in the “Cheese of the Month,” “Wine of the Month” or “Fruit of the Month” club. Every month you would get a new cheese, bottle…

BP Disaster

Buzz: VoO told not to report oil?

August 9, 2010

Over the weekend, I was told by a family member of one of BP’s Vessels of Opportunity program that the boat captain had been told last week by his supervisor not to report any oil to…

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Oil hits Mississippi marshes

August 9, 2010

The Mobile Press Register continues to report on BP oil washing on the shores of Mississippi and Alabama. The latest story by reported Ben Raines tells of oil penetrating deep into the green marsh grass of…