State & National News

Guy Says He Owns 50% Of Facebook

April 12, 2011

From Business Insider: Paul Ceglia is the man who sued Mark Zuckerberg last July, claiming that, way back in 2003, Zuckerberg had agreed to give him a 50% ownership in the project that became Facebook. He’s…

Education

School District to install online crimestopper

April 12, 2011

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the daily newspaper that the Escambia County School District will have available next August an online application for anonymously reporting misconduct like bullying, harassment and sexual incidents. Principals will be sent emails…

Caring

Tijuana Flats Supports Pensacola High!

April 12, 2011

Press Release: Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. ( 4970 Bayou Boulevard – Suite 300) announced today their fundraiser for the Pensacola High School International Baccalaureate seniors. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of their sales to the…

News

The story I didn’t do

April 12, 2011

On Monday, I recognized Sheree Cagle’s name among the list of DUI arrests and chose not to pursue a story on the incident. Cagle is the principal of Hallmark and Allie Yniestra elementary school and she…

Education

How Santa Rosa schools handle crime and violence?

April 12, 2011

I interviewed yesterday Bill Emerson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Santa Rosa County Public School District, about the School Environmental Safety Incident Report (SESIR) and how his schools report incidents to law…

Education

Jeff Bergosh retrospective (Godzilla audio)

April 11, 2011

Here is the audio of Jeff Bergosh when he admitted in 2007 that he was the “Godzilla” (135 posts on the PNJ website) and he defends why he didn’t do anything wrong. He attacks the PNJ…

Education

Will School Board write an apology letter, too?

April 11, 2011

The 16-year-old Tate High School student charged with sexual assault of a 14-year-old female student in a classroom has pleaded no contest this morning. He will be on probation until he turns 19 years old. He…

Education

WMS Saga: Sex and FCAT

April 11, 2011

The Warrington Middle School saga continues as more parents and teachers come forward. We have reports of oral sex in a classroom while the teacher was present and another teacher not teaching the curriculum, but instead…

Politics

Scott gets BP money, TDC may call emergency meeting

April 11, 2011

Press Release: GOVERNOR SCOTT GETS $30 MILLION FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA MARKETING FROM BP Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that the Northwest Florida Tourism Council (NWFTC) will receive a $30-million BP marketing grant to…

State & National News

St. Pete Times: Scott-O-Meter

April 11, 2011

PolitiFact Florida has compiled promises that Rick Scott made during the 2010 campaign and is tracking their progress on its Scott-O-Meter. The St. Pete Times knows how to do this better than anyone. Read more.…

Escambia County Politics

Century wants a marketing strategy

April 11, 2011

NorthEscambia.com reports that Century leaders recently met to discuss how to attract economic development (Read more). Two suggestions: 1. Hire one of the sign people that the daily newspaper interviewed today to flag people off Highway…

News

Question unanswered

April 11, 2011

The daily newspaper front page feature by Mark O’Brien on the charming people who hold signs on street corners and are “loved” (“Sign beyond words”) failed to ask the most important question: “Is that job a…

State & National News

Two stories from Sunday

April 11, 2011

These two stories of corruption in local government caught my eye. The first one is by the Miami Herald “Robaina at center of Hialeah’s ‘shadow banking’: Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina has played a central role in…

News Pensacola Politics

Port of Pensacola: Next Big Issue

April 11, 2011

The future of the Port of Pensacola could be hotly debated this year. Mayor Ashton Hayward has appointed a Port Advisory Committee and City Council President Maren DeWeese is asking the Pensacola City Council to do…