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June 16 Beach Update

June 16, 2010

* Winds from the south will continue to push oil towards our shores. Today we have a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 90s and high humidity may hinder cleanup efforts. * NOAA near…

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New (Brew) Orleans launches ad campaign

June 16, 2010

From Gambit: The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) plans to launch a rapid-fire public relations and advertising campaign across major US markets starting Friday, June 18 — burning through its $5 million share of…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Who has qualified for local races?

June 16, 2010

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections released the following list of candidates that have qualified completely as of June 15. There are still several holes: County Commissioner, District 2 Gene M. Valentino (Qualified 6/15/10) Santa Rosa Island…

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More comments

June 16, 2010

The comments on my Facebook wall were just as mixed: You have got to be kidding me, that was it!!!??? –Susan —— Is it me or do others find the “our neighbors in the gulf” reference…

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The Daily Beast: Where’s the Beef?

June 16, 2010

I covered the local reaction for The Daily Beast to President Obama’s speech. The response was more negative than I expected. People wanted to believe, but eight weeks into this crisis, people are tired of speeches.…

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EOC: Tuesday, June 15 update

June 15, 2010

Escambia Disaster Response – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Tuesday, June 15 5:30 p.m. – Update #46 * Winds from the south will continue to push oil towards our shores. Today we have a 30 percent chance…

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Obama speech – 7 pm Atlas

June 15, 2010

I’ll be watching Pres. Obama give his speech on the BP oil disaster tonight at 7 p.m. at the Atlas Oyster Bar. I want your reactions to the speech. Post your thoughts here, send me an…

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EOC: Wiggins notes

June 15, 2010

Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins talked about how proud he was of Pensacola Beach today, especially when he saw Pres. Obama and Gov. Crist walk towards the water near the fishing pier. Wiggins said that he was…

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EOC: County sent BP $9.1M invoice

June 15, 2010

County Budget Director Amy Lovoy reports that Escambia County has sent ESIS Government Entity Claims Team, the BP subcontractor handling claims, on Friday, June 11, an invoice for $9.1 million. The invoice covers $74,923 actual expenditures…

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EOC: Obama meeting notes

June 15, 2010

Commissioner Grover Robinson spoke about his conversation with President Barack Obama today. He was joined by Congressman Miller, Adm. Thad Allen,Senator LeMieux, Gov. Crist, CFO Sink, Mayor Wiggins and a few other state and county officials.…

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Miller gets ahead of Obama

June 15, 2010

…it’s an old political trick, but effective MILLER ASKS OBAMA FOR MORE RESOURCES, MORE SKIMMERS, ‘OPPORTUNITY ZONE’ FOR FLORIDA WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) today met with President Barack Obama on Pensacola Beach to…

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Opening statement: Oil CEO Hearing

June 15, 2010

Here is the opening statement for Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, at a hearing today with the CEOs of the top five oil companies: 57 days ago, in the…

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Obama’s visit

June 15, 2010

The IN staff is spread out from Pensacola Beach to NAS Pensacola. We may not be able to update the blog much this morning. However, post what you see and hear today. If you have a…

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BP hot line calls go nowhere

June 15, 2010

KHOU in Houston, TX recently interviewed, under the condition of anonymity, an employee hired to receive calls for BP to talk about how the call center handles the calls from our area. Over 200,000 phone calls…

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Remember the Three Little Pigs

June 15, 2010

In May, I wrote about how BP cut corners at its Texas City refinery and it cost 15 workers their lives in a 2005 explosion. We got a copy of the infamous Three Little Pigs memo…