Entertainment

Reviews of Jane’s Addiction, no riots mentioned

June 24, 2011

JAM Magazine: Edgefest – April 30, 2011, Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Jane’s Addiction is an acquired taste. Thousands in attendance danced, sang and cheered a very fit looking Perry Farrell throughout the night….The show started…

Politics

ECUA accepts bid to demolish Main St. Plant

June 23, 2011

Press Release: The projection was for a bid as high as $3.5 million, but after the Emerald Coat Utilities Authority (ECUA) Board voted to accept a bid for $734,617.00, the Authority will now save $2,765,383.00 in…

Politics

Harris cleared of all ethics charges

June 23, 2011

Press Release: The Florida Commission on Ethics upheld the Recommended Order of Judge Diane Cleavinger and cleared Dr. Brice Harris of any wrong-doing. Harris was cleared of all allegations that he violated Florida’s ethics laws in…

Entertainment

Bob Graham writes thriller

June 23, 2011

Orlando Sentinel: Tony Ramos has a few things going for him. He’s a handsome, street-savvy Cuban-American, an intelligence operative who speaks Pashto and Arabic, a gifted athlete with an NCAA tennis title and a dresser so…

State & National News

Scott shakes up staff

June 23, 2011

Mary Anne Carter, the chief policy advisor to Gov. Rick Scott, turned in her resignation letter a day after Gov. Rick Scott announced his chief of staff, Mike Prendergast, is leaving his job to become executive…

Buzz

Buzz: Fear of Jane’s Addiction

June 23, 2011

Some Pensacola Beach businesses are spreading rumors that Jane’s Addiction will bring a negative element to the beach. They fear riots and uncontrolled lawlessness. After all, the band has “addiction” in its name. Now the naysayers…

State & National News

Judge says jury should decide death penalty

June 23, 2011

U.S. Federal District Judge Jose Martinez ruled that Florida’s death penalty is unconstitutional because juries, not judges, should be the ones to determine ‘aggravating factors’ in sentencing criminals to die. According to the Miami Herald, the…

Politics

Navarre Beach Pier booms — over 320 people/day

June 22, 2011

Press Release: Over 117,600 people are estimated to have visited the Navarre Beach Pier in its first year of operations. Pier managers, The Pier, Inc., report 28,743 fishing and 88,755 walking admissions were paid from June…

BP Disaster

Transocean blames BP for oil rig disaster

June 22, 2011

Reuters reports Transocean Ltd , the owner of the oil drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last year, blamed BP Plc (BP.L) in a report released on today for decisions that…

Education

Student drug testing to cost parents

June 22, 2011

The Escambia County School Board passed on first reading an amendment to its random student drug testing program which will begin in the fall for middle and high school students that participate in extracurricular activities, athletics…

Politics

More on PNJ layoffs

June 22, 2011

The latest round of Gannett layoffs, 700 people throughout their chain, included the Pensacola News Journal. Our daily had avoided the previous two rounds, but corporate headquarters wouldn’t let them pass this time. What sucks for…

Buzz

Buzz: Mark O’Brien laid off

June 21, 2011

The buzz is longtime PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien has been laid off. On his Facebook page, O’Brien has posted: Don’t weep for me, Pensacola. I just took a dip in the swimming pool and now am…