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The King’s Speech connection

March 14, 2011

Everything has a connection to Pensacola or Germany. Latest proof: The King’s Speech, Oscar-winning film about King George VI. In the movie, King Edward abdicates the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Wallis Simpson’s first…

State & National News

Year of the GOP Governor

March 14, 2011

From Miami Herald: Republicans now hold the governor’s office in 29 states. In addition to New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Florida’s Rick Scott, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich, here are some others to watch: Mitch…

News

Union/Tea Party Joke heard over the weekend

March 14, 2011

A school teacher, Tea Party member and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes…

Politics

Mainstreet Fairness Act

March 14, 2011

Illinois has passed a law that makes online retailers collect sales taxes on its sales to Illinois businesses and citizens. This isn’t a new tax, but the law puts the small retailers on a more level…

State & National News

Carnival Cruises pulls out of Mobile

March 12, 2011

Last decade, cruise ships were seen as possible salvation for the Port of Pensacola. Of course, the City could get its act together and Mobile landed Carnival. Now the cruise line has announced it is pulling…

News

College pres turns on former benefactors

March 12, 2011

The Daily News is reporting that Bob Richburg, former Northwest Florida State College president, has agreed to testify against Ray Sansom and Jay Odom in their grand theft trial scheduled to begin March 21. In exchange…

Politics

One down, two to go

March 12, 2011

City Attorney Rusty Wells has turned in his resignation, effective April 15. Well, age 66, has been on city staff since he was 26 and was promoted in 2008 to city attorney. His retirement leaves City…

News

Rick Scott coming to Pensacola

March 11, 2011

Press Release: The Escambia County Republican Executive Committee (“ECREC”) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Governor Rick Scott at our 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner at New World Landing in Pensacola on the evening…

News Politics

Bergosh blog post on Hawthorne contract

March 11, 2011

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has posted on his blog what happened at the board workshop regarding the proposed sale of the closed Brownsville Middle School to George Hawthorne and his Diversity Program Advisors. His comments…

Buzz

Buzz: Behind scenes Brownsville sale

March 11, 2011

The daily newspaper has a news brief on the sale of Brownsville Middle School being delayed another month. School district staff had to admit to the School Board that George Hawthorne has not paid any money…

State & National News

Tsunami alert (video/photos)

March 11, 2011

Google: Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan. See slideshow. Reuters: The biggest earthquake to hit…

State & National News

Budget madness: does cutting taxes help

March 10, 2011

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities issued Wednesday its report on budget shortfalls. The upcoming fiscal year (FY2012) is shaping up as one of states’ most difficult budget years on record, according to the report. Thus…