Escambia County tax collector, Janet Holley, retired this month. She will take office again in January. The St. Pete Times reports that Holley is part of a "new crop of double dippers, taking advantage of a loophole in state law that allows them to 'retire' by taking 30 days off and return to work [...]
The Miami Herald reports that Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom took direction from his new boss, Northwest Florida State College president Bob Richburg. Sansom's mission deliver a $122.5 wish list to the college in a very tight budget year. Read School has a friend in Legislature.
There is a website that will help you develop a new habit for 2009 -thepowerofless.com. It challenges you to spend 10 minutes a day for 30 days. It works thus: 1. SIGN UP for the Challenge by joining THE POWER OF LESS Challenge forum … it’s free. 2. PUBLICLY COMMIT. Once you’ve [...]
Wired has compiled the best criminal capers of 2008. You can vote on which one you believe is the top caper that is deserving of the coveted Lex Luthor Award for Best Caper of 2008. The list includes The Snohomish Smokescreen; The Plumas Lake Penny Pinch; The Reverse Philly; The [...]
The Walker Holmes mystery "Deadline" continues. Remember the events depicted in this novella are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. I have used some real places, but the characters are unique And as always with my writing, please forgive the [...]
The Walker Holmes mystery "Deadline" continues. During the holidays, I will post chapters more often. Remember the events depicted in this novella are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. I have used some real places, but the characters are [...]
Gov. Charlie Crist has a plan for covering the $2.3 billion state budget deficit. It is not that different from we all have been having to do this year. Crist wants to dip into savings ($850 million from reserves), use his credit "cards" (borrow rather than pay cash for $300 million in prison [...]
The Tampa Tribune put together this list of things we know now that we didn't know a year ago. Here are a few factoids on the list: After a decade of increases, the number of mobile phones being shipped to market is shrinking. Consumers are sticking with their phones longer. People in a [...]
Tony Wang, owner of Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar on North Davis Highway, has bought the old Cancun Mexican Grill in Gulf Breeze. Cancun's was seized by the feds last year as part of an illegal drug operation. Wang bought it at auction.
From the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: * “Project Deep Blue” Site Visit – The Chamber hosted a manufacturer last week that is considering Escambia County for a manufacturing and possible headquarters location. We have since met with the firm at their out-of-state offices and [...]
Washington Post has a piece of Joe Scarborough's co-host Mika Brzezinski. The article describes how she texts friends and even Joe's wife Susan during the show while Joe is ranting about something. Mika was here last January when Rudy Guiliani was in town. She and Joe did their morning show from [...]
AP has reviewed the compensation for the executives of the banks and financial institutions that our tax dollars bailed out. Banks that are getting taxpayer bailouts awarded $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses, and other benefits to top execs in 2007. So while their companies were going down the [...]
The St. Pete Times has found 18 other current and former lawmakers that are employed by state colleges...none of them are from our three districts. Rep. Ed Homan, R-Tampa, a physician who makes $200,000 teaching at the USF medical school. Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Treasure Island, is the economic [...]