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BP hires unemployed to work beaches

June 6, 2010

Actual Press Release [I kid you not]: Date June 5, 2010 MOBILE, Ala. – The Unified Command in Mobile announced today the first deployment of the Qualified Community Responder (QCR) program that will put unemployed individuals…

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Rants & Raves

June 6, 2010

Because we have been so tight for space in the paper, we’ve not run Rants & Raves for the past month. Here are some the letters to the editor and emails that we’ve received: Rick: Great…

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Commissioner says don’t believe BP

June 6, 2010

I returned to the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center for the first time in four weeks…and I got some memorable quotes and answers that reputed much of what BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamonte said on WEAR TV…

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BP offers photo op to national media

June 6, 2010

BP is still working hard to win over the national media. Here are photos taken by Kim Carmichael of the media looking at the tugboat that is supposed to decontaminate the boats that ride through the…

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Why I call them BP Barbies

June 6, 2010

I’ve taken some heat for not being politically correct with my description of the spokeswomen for British Petroleum as “BP Barbie.” On Saturday night, WEAR TV 3 had a live interview with yet another spokesperson for…

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Pensacola Blogs ranked in Top 10

June 6, 2010

BlogNetNews ranks the most influential blogs in the state. Our area has top in the top 10: Ricksblog.biz and Pensacola Beach Blog: 1: ricksblog.biz 2: EYE ON MIAMI 3: The Buzz 4: South Florida Daily Blog…

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More BP globs headed our way

June 6, 2010

From The Ledger: Oil Crisis Focus Now On Tactics Pushed by the strong prevailing wind and currents, the globs of today will become the tar balls of tomorrow on the Panhandle beaches. Key points from the…

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OIL IMPACTS BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

June 6, 2010

Press Release – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Tar balls of weathered oil began washing up along Gulf beaches at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon with the high tide at approximately 3:00 p.m. Cleanup…

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Escambia EOC Update #36

June 6, 2010

Press release – Saturday, June 5 – 5:30 p.m. – Update #36: # The beaches at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. # For a second day, tar balls and mats washed onto the shoreline…

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BP Claims chief here on Sunday

June 5, 2010

While most of Pensacola is in church tomorrow, BP Chief Claims Officer Darryl Willis will visit the Escambia County EOC (6575 North “W” Street, Pensacola) at 9:00 a.m. He will attend the EOC briefing and join…

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Perdido Key: Photo ops and few BP globs

June 5, 2010

I drove over to Perdido Key this afternoon. Very few BP globs could be found on the beach. The ones I did see were the size of pennies and nickels. Pensacola Beach was much worse. I…

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Peaceful Rally against BP

June 5, 2010

From Chris Slick: Sunday, June 6, 2010 Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm Location: Pensacola Downtown BP Gas Station Street: 1 West Cervantes Street City/Town: Pensacola, FL Show up with a sign or two and as many friends…

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Tony, it may be time for soap on a rope

June 5, 2010

On Thursday morning, I was interviewed by Jim Sanborn and Don Parker on WCOA 1370 AM They asked me what I thought about BP CEO Tony Hayward’s statement that he wanted his life back. My response:…