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…

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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…

Education

“You, me, be drug free!”

September 27, 2010

It may be grammatically incorrect, but the Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ administration has the slogan for its new drug awareness campaign: “You, me, be drug free!” Hopefully the sentence won’t be on the FCAT exam. Press Release:…

Politics

Southwest to buy Air Tran

September 27, 2010

Press Release: Southwest Airlines [NYSE:LUV] announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc. [NYSE:AAI], the parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran), for…

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Pensacola orphan soars to success

September 27, 2010

I came across this obituary of a Pensacola orphan that was an aviator and contemporary of Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran. She was orphaned and reared as a foster child, desperately poor, in Florida’s panhandle near Pensacola.…

BP Disaster News

Is Oil Really Breaking Down?

September 24, 2010

A Greenpeace boat is housing a team of researchers near the site of the Deep Horizon disaster. The group is hoping to discover if the oil is being eaten up by the microbes or just settling…

Politics

Rubio: 2010’s Katherine Harris?

September 24, 2010

That’s what political consultant Chris Ingram calls GOP senate candidate Marco Rubio on his blog, Irreverent View. Ingram writes that Rubio “told me of a $4K-$5K charge on his RPOF credit card for new kitchen floors…

News Politics

What they say

September 24, 2010

In 1994, Republicans released their “Contract with America.” In 2006, the Democrats pushed a “New Direction for America.” The recently-released “Pledge to America” is the Republican’s plan for how they would run Congress if they were…

Politics

Okaloosa TDC cancels BP debit cards

September 23, 2010

Less than one week after launching its BP-funded debit card program to attract tourists, Okaloosa County TDC has had to cancel it. The Okaloosa County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicked-off its gift card program last Friday,…

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Scanners help meth dealers

September 23, 2010

Several of the local media have been fighting with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office over the county purchasing a $12.5 million communications systems for use by the agency, EMS, fire department, road department, road prison and…