Politics

Newsweek and The Daily Beast merge

November 12, 2010

TDB founder Tina Brown announces today that her website has merged with Newsweek: Some weddings take longer to plan than others. The union of The Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine finally took place with a coffee-mug…

Politics

GOP pays well

November 12, 2010

Republican-controlled Florida Legislature will have 61 staffers in the House Speaker and Senate President’s offices that make at least $100,000, according to the Miami Herald. In the House, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon has given salaries of…

Politics

Publix/Winn Dixie have problem with plastic bags

November 12, 2010

Tampa Tribune tested more than a dozen bags from major grocers and found certain bags sold in Winn-Dixie and Publix stores had lead levels that concerned health officials. According to the paper, the danger is more…

News

Childers saga not over

November 11, 2010

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal vacated yesterday the earlier 2-1 ruling in favor of W.D. Childers and will rehear Childers’ appeal. The June ruling reversed former Florida Senate President W.D. Childers’ bribery conviction, which…

Education

Brownsville Middle School back up for discussion

November 11, 2010

Nearly a year after Superintendent Malcolm Thomas broke off negotiations with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for the dilapidated Brownsville Middle School that has been closed since 2007, the Escambia County School Board will discuss it on…

Politics

More on ECAT bus ad contract

November 10, 2010

A reader sent me a copy of the contract for the ECAT bus ads. It specifically states no ad contracts should be extended or renewed beyond Dec. 31, 2010 (Section 3 E). The Transit Advertising Limited…

Politics

Gaetz to head Reapportionment Committee

November 10, 2010

Incoming Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos today announced Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) will chair the Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee. Senator Gaetz was first elected in 2006 and previously served as Superintendent of Schools in Okaloosa County. “With…

Politics

Why even debate ECAT bus ads?

November 10, 2010

The daily had an article on the Escambia County Commission considering whether or not to bring in house ECAT’s bus advertising program: “ECAT bus ads debated at committee meeting.” Deborah Crossland, owner of Transit Advertising Limited…

News

B-25 Mitchell Bomber part of Blues Homecoming Air Show

November 10, 2010

Press Release: Disabled American Veterans brings message to the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on the Wings of a B-25 NAS Pensacola, Florida – The Disabled American Veterans will once again take to the skies to…

News

I love C-SPAN

November 9, 2010

Woke up early this morning and watched on C-SPAN the hearings of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The Legal Counsel led by Fred Bartlit walked through what their…

Politics

Orlando City Housing going Green

November 8, 2010

Press Release: A milestone was reached Friday, Nov. 5 in the ongoing cooperative efforts between the local U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the City of Orlando Housing Division to construct affordable homes in a more…

BP Disaster

BP to hold another round of forums

November 8, 2010

BP is holding a series of public forums across the panhandle all month to answer questions about the recovery process. BP representatives, U.S. Coast Guard officials and the FWC will answer questions about beach clean up,…