On mission along the border of Chad and Darfur, Human Rights Watch researchers gave children notebooks and crayons to keep them occupied while they spoke with the children’s parents. Without any instruction or guidance, the children drew scenes from their experiences of the war in Darfur. This [...]
Wrap-up Week 4 CS/HB 643 Unanimously Passes The House Legislation protecting homeowners from foreclosure fraud easily passed a full vote in the House Chamber Wednesday.House Bill (HB) 643, the Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act was filed in response to the surge of mortgage fraud cases in [...]
For those of you taking shots at me for the UWF football photo, I do weigh less than I did for this photo: Or this one:
The Miami Herald has a solid piece in its Sunday edition on the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Forty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed at a Memphis hotel. The Miami Herald interviewed the sanitation workers whose strike brought King to Memphis. They remember the famous [...]
On Sundays, I work on the Seven Days column for the IN. In the past, I would simply review the news articles on the PNJ and WEAR websites and pick the best news stories for each day. This morning I can't find any news stories on the PNJ website. There are articles on an autism dinner and Joe [...]
We are hearing several good candidates are considering runs at public office. School Board, County Commission, City Council and State House are the positions being considered. In Escambia County, the Constitutional offices of Clerk of Courts, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of [...]
In July 2007, we published our Ballsy Plan IV - Government Budgeting for Dummies I reviewed the article this morning and found we weren't too far off with some of our ideas: 1. PRIVATIZE AND SAVE CASH Neither Pensacola nor Escambia County needs a large legal department. Pensacola spends [...]
PNJ columnist Mark (Moby) O'Brien cries out for the government workers in his column today: It's painful and awkward, worrying if your job will vanish or change dramatically before the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Yet some observers seem downright gleeful at the prospect of people losing [...]
The April Fool's issue has been a tremendous online success. INweekly.net had its busiest Thursday ever with 6,375 unique visitors. The cover story - Pensacola, Alabama? - is now the second most emailed article after just one day on the site. This blog had over 9,464 visitors yesterday. BTW: [...]
The Fiesta Forces had their best sign-up party ever last night - adding a record number of new members. If you missed the party, you can still sign up online - www.fiestaoffiveflags.org
Pensacola Junior College (Fla.) jumps up three spots to take the No. 1 ranking in this week's RINGOR™ NJCAA Division I Baseball Poll. The Pirates received 109 total poll votes and five of 10 first place votes to take the top spot away from Region 8 rival Miami-Dade College (Fla.), which falls to [...]
Escambia County's largest road contractor and who is paid millions by the county in an open contract is officially suing Escambia County of its catfish pond lake.
Come to Seville Quarter tonight and join the Fiesta Forces. The party is from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The Forces are the volunteer manpower behind all the events which Fiesta coordinates. Members participate in yearly events which include Crawfish Creole Fiesta, and the Pensacola Seafood Festival. IN is [...]
Herb Peterson, who invented the Egg McMuffin as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald's restaurants, has died, a Southern California McDonald's official said Wednesday. He was 89. Peterson co-owned and operated six McDonald's restaurants in Santa Barbara and Goleta, Fraker said. Peterson came [...]
Hulk Hogan, the 12-time world heavyweight champion wrestler, and the crew for his VH1 show "Hogan Knows Best" invaded Panama City Beach on Wednesday. The Hulkster navigated the maze Wednesday at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park on the last shooting day for the Spring Break segment of VH1’s “Hogan [...]
Here is my interview with Tania Julin, one of a group of widows who is suing Chiquita Brand for supporting the terrorist that abducted and killed their husbands. Listen here.