State & National News

Sen. Bill Nelson targeted by GOP

December 13, 2010

Miami Herald reports Republicans view Democrat Bill Nelson as vulnerable in Republican-dominated Florida. He is up for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Outgoing Sen. George LeMieux, State Senate President Mike Haridopolos, U.S. Rep. Connie…

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Taj Mahal courthouse opens today

December 12, 2010

St. Petersburg Times’ Lucy Morgan busted wide open the story on the $50-million courthouse for the First District Court of Appeals. Today it opens and many lawmakers have amnesia as to how the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature…

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Buzz: Rhee on Scott team?

December 12, 2010

One rumor coming from Tallahassee is that former Washington. D.C., schools chief Michelle Rhee will head education for Gov.-elect Rick Scott. That would shake things up.…

Politics

Unanswered MPDP questions

December 11, 2010

CMPA attorney Ed Fleming has one month to complete his investigation into the contract performance and contract formation of Maritime Park Development Partners, the developer of the Community Maritime Park. With subpoena powers, Fleming may run…

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CMPA votes 9-2 to cancel MPDP for convenience

December 10, 2010

The Community Maritime Park Associate Board of Directors voted 9-2, after over 90 minutes of discussion, to terminate Maritime Park Development Partners, LLC as the project coordinator for the public construction. MPDP still has the right…

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Another homicide

December 10, 2010

Press Release: A man was shot and killed around 11:30 pm Thursday, December 8, near the intersection of Tower Terrace and Tower Road. Deputies responded to the Kangaroo Convenience Store, located at 7950 Pensacola Blvd. for…

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Day 3: Nodine murder trial

December 10, 2010

Cpl. Daniel Steelman of Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office testified yesterday at the murder trial of former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the May 9 death of his girlfriend Angel Downs. Steelman said Nodine, who cried…

Politics

MPDP: “Betrayal and Disappointment”

December 10, 2010

The one person that has been consistently mentioned in both the Request for Qualification and Request for Proposal is Cynthia Griffith, Saxet Realty. Her role per the RFQ was in charge of Commercial Retail and Restaurant…

Politics

Another problem for MPDP, Davison

December 10, 2010

The development agreement between CMPA and MPDP has an assignment clause: “Article XVIII, Section 18.01 Assignments. The Developer shall have not have the right to assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement or related management…

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Buzz: Heaton/MPDP offers pass-through deal?

December 10, 2010

George Hawthorne, who drafted the EBO agreement for the MPDP/CMPA, will report to the Community Maritime Park Associates board today that he and Greg Green, the subcontractor in PNJ article today and of whom I wrote…

State & National News

Tax-Cut Deal Price Tag: $868 Billion

December 10, 2010

Wall Street Journal: The numbers are in on Obama’s tax-cut compromise with the GOP, and they’re not pretty. Senate leaders began debating the measure Thursday night, and unveiled the plan’s estimated cost while they were at…

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I was fooled, too, by Davison

December 9, 2010

I was fooled by Scott Davison. I believe in the Community Maritime Park project. I believe in the Contractor’s Academy. On a Saturday morning over three years ago, I spent four hours with Davison at Crema,…