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Air tanker deal may be shot down

CQ Politics is reporting that the White House directed the Pentagon to delay procurement of air refueling tankers by five years and cancel plans for a new long-range bomber---which ends the Gulf Coast region's chances of getting Northrop Grumman Corp. to build a plant in Mobile. Read more.

ECSO Prostitution Sweep (photos)

ECSO Prostitution Sweep (photos)

Last night, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office did a prostitution sweep of the county. Here are the photos of the johns and the prostitutes that were arrested:

You read it first here

Today's News Journal is like reading last week's blog. Front page tells you that there is a signed developer agreement on the CMPA. It doesn't look like City Manager Al Coby is in any hurry to get the agreement to the City Council for a vote. The PNJ reports Coby might not present it until [...]

Beitsch reviews signed agreement

How does the developer agreement between the City and the Maritime Park Developers answer the concerns that City Manager Al Coby expressed to the Pensacola City Council? Should MPDP assume it brings into question the future role of the CMPA. – CMPA has active management, advisory, [...]

Economic Development Update

From Charles Wood, Pensacola Chamber VP: * ATCOM Meeting – Our armed services department held their Defense Aerospace and Technology Committee (DATCOM) meeting last week. The committee is made up of our technology based defense contractors, which range from the big guys like General [...]

Buzz: CMPA has signed developer agreement

Last night, CMPA/City of Pensacola reached agreement with the proposed master developer, Maritime Park Development Partners. The agreement needs approval by the CMPA board and the Pensacola City Council.

Radical idea – invest in Pensacola

INVEST PENSACOLA This is a radical idea, one that really requires people thinking “outside of the box.” Why we don’t have the city pension funds invest in the Community Maritime Park by buying the CRA bonds? The city general, fire and police funds total nearly $200 million. They lost more [...]

Dead birds on Palafox

Dead birds are dotting the sidewalk along South Palafox Street. It's a strange, eerie sight. None have been given parking tickets...yet.

Be a part of history

There will one permanent marker of this City's 450th Celebration - the DeLuna statue at the foot of Palafox. Fiesta of Five Flags/Celebrate Pensacola are selling engraved pavers - starting at $100 - that will be placed at the base of the statue. There are only 350 available at this price and they [...]

Buzz: Purge coming at School District

There are rumblings that Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas will be moving his people into Administration. Several Jim Paul people will be not have their contracts renewed or will be demoted. Some of the changes should be expected. Thomas made no big staff changes when he took office and [...]

Update on Stimulus package

From Jerry Maygarden: COMMUNIQUE CAPITOL HILL GROUP Wednesday, March 04, 2009 TALLAHASSEE—The process for distributing federal stimulus funds to state and local governments remains elusive. Moreover, the State of Florida does not seem to have a clearly defined methodology for [...]

Geography of a Recession

NY Times has a cool graphic - The Geography of a Recession Escambia County has the worst unemployment in the area: Escambia County, FL 7.7% Santa Rosa 7% Okaloosa 6% Walton 5.8% Baldwin, AL 5.7% Mobile, AL 6.5%

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