BP Disaster

Oil dispersant may be washing up

August 3, 2010

Mobile Press Register is reporting that the stained, brown water seen washing up in pockets along Alabama beaches for the last two weeks appears to contain the dispersant widely used on oil from the Deepwater Horizon…

Politics

Rick Scott: Discrimination lawsuit plagues his past

August 2, 2010

I’ve started my research into GOP governor candidate Rick Scott. The fact his former company Columbia/HCA paid billions in fines, penalties and civil lawsuits for falsifiying reports to increase Medicare reimbursements, among other violations, is troubling.…

Politics

McCollum gets in a few licks, but Scott survives debate

August 2, 2010

Today’s Spanish-language debate between GOP governor candidates had a few jabs, but no knockout punches. Bill McCollum took a swipe at his opponent Rick Scott’s shady history with Columbia/HCA: “‘Rick, let’s get serious. You said you…

BP Disaster

DEP Sole turns in resignation

August 2, 2010

Mike Sole, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, sent Gov. Charlie Crist a letter of resignation, effective Sept. 10, 2010, “now that the Deepwater Horizon well has been capped, and Florida is on the…

BP Disaster

Pensacola homes could lose $40K in value

August 2, 2010

CoreLogic, a California-based provider of information, analytics and business services, reported today that the impact of the BP DeepWater Horizon oil spill on home values in the coastal counties along the Gulf coast communities is expected…

News

Drug lords control Mexican media

August 2, 2010

The Washington Post writes about the near blackout of any coverage of the drug war along the Mexico-U.S. border. Two weeks ago, Mexican soldiers clashed in Nuevo Laredo with drug cartel gangsters in running gun battles…

News

Bed Room Intruder Song

August 2, 2010

The story is serious and the intended victim’s brother goes off on the intruder. And of course, somebody found a way to put it all to music:…

News

McCollum must win GOP debates

August 2, 2010

Attorney General Bill McCollum has to soundly defeat his upstart challenger, millionaire Rick Scott, in the two debates to be held this week, if McCollum is to have any chance of winning the Republican party’s nomination…

Entertainment News

Zoo is making comeback

August 2, 2010

The Ft. Walton Beach Daily News reports that new owner and CEO Eric Mogensen of the Gulf Breeze Zoo says attendance is about 15 percent higher than what was budgeted. The zoo closed in August 2009…

News

Palin: Obama lacks cojones

August 2, 2010

Pensacola’s favorite former Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin, made headlines again when she attacked President Obama on “Fox News Sunday” when she said zona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has “the cojones” that President Obama “does not have”…

BP Disaster

Menhaden may be key indicator of Gulf health

August 2, 2010

The Mobile Press Register writes that the sudden and complete crash of the herring population in the wake of the Exxon Valdez spill holds a powerful lesson for the scientists and regulators charged with reopening the…

News Pensacola

Who will be Pensacola’s next mayor?

August 2, 2010

You have read the daily newspaper’s cover stories on the mayoral candidates. Hopefully you’ve attended one of the public forums on the race. By now, if you live in the City of Pensacola, you’ve been visited…