BP Disaster

News: baby fish proliferate

September 28, 2010

Mobile Press Register reports that scientists have found baby snapper, trout, grouper and grunt everywhere. Early results from an annual count of juvenile fish in grass beds scattered around the northern Gulf of Mexico suggest that…

Education

“You, me, be drug free!”

September 27, 2010

It may be grammatically incorrect, but the Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ administration has the slogan for its new drug awareness campaign: “You, me, be drug free!” Hopefully the sentence won’t be on the FCAT exam. Press Release:…

Politics

Southwest to buy Air Tran

September 27, 2010

Press Release: Southwest Airlines [NYSE:LUV] announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc. [NYSE:AAI], the parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran), for…

News

Pensacola orphan soars to success

September 27, 2010

I came across this obituary of a Pensacola orphan that was an aviator and contemporary of Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran. She was orphaned and reared as a foster child, desperately poor, in Florida’s panhandle near Pensacola.…

BP Disaster News

Is Oil Really Breaking Down?

September 24, 2010

A Greenpeace boat is housing a team of researchers near the site of the Deep Horizon disaster. The group is hoping to discover if the oil is being eaten up by the microbes or just settling…

Politics

Rubio: 2010’s Katherine Harris?

September 24, 2010

That’s what political consultant Chris Ingram calls GOP senate candidate Marco Rubio on his blog, Irreverent View. Ingram writes that Rubio “told me of a $4K-$5K charge on his RPOF credit card for new kitchen floors…

News Politics

What they say

September 24, 2010

In 1994, Republicans released their “Contract with America.” In 2006, the Democrats pushed a “New Direction for America.” The recently-released “Pledge to America” is the Republican’s plan for how they would run Congress if they were…

Politics

Okaloosa TDC cancels BP debit cards

September 23, 2010

Less than one week after launching its BP-funded debit card program to attract tourists, Okaloosa County TDC has had to cancel it. The Okaloosa County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicked-off its gift card program last Friday,…

News

Scanners help meth dealers

September 23, 2010

Several of the local media have been fighting with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office over the county purchasing a $12.5 million communications systems for use by the agency, EMS, fire department, road department, road prison and…

BP Disaster News

News: Feinberg says he’s faster now

September 22, 2010

Mobile Press Register: Oil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg said Tuesday that he is “satisfying his worst critics” by speeding up his review process, pointing to a drastic jump in the number of claims paid over…

News Pensacola Politics

Mack speaks out against ECUA hike

September 22, 2010

Pensacola Councilwoman Diane Mack is recommending business owners speak against the proposed ECUA rate hikes for water and sewer: “At a time when small businesses in Escambia County continue to struggle in an economy severely affected…

News Politics

Scott picks up endorsements

September 22, 2010

Got three emails from Rick Scott for Governor campaign within one minute: Florida Home Builders Endorse Rick Scott for Governor : “FHBA supports Rick Scott in his candidacy for Governor of the State of Florida. His…

News

ECSO Mail Policy

September 21, 2010

According to a representative from the SRCSO, Sheriff Wendell Hall is expected to release a statement regarding the ACLU suit sometime today or tomorrow. The new policy only allows prisoners to correspond with friends and family through…

News

ACLU Sues Santa Rosa Sheriff

September 21, 2010

Press Release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) and the Florida Justice Institute (FJI) today announced the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County Sheriff. The lawsuit challenges the…