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Miller and Payne try to take out Cronley

The day after the November 17 Enterprise Operations Committee meeting, Airport Director Frank Miller and Asst. City Manager Robert Payne focused on how to discredit Jim Cronley who spoke out against the Airport Hotel Lease. From: Frank Miller Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3:35 PM To: Robert [...]

IN investigation of the Airport Hotel deal

The two primary negotiators of the Airport Hotel Lease are gone - Frank Miller and Robert Payne. In December 2008, IN paid $187.16 to get copies of the city emails concerning the deal. The second appraisal and the appraisal review came to light when Bob Kerrigan made a public records request [...]

Buzz: Rumors flying about County Complex

State Attorney's office is questioning county employees and others about possible Sunshine Law violations by Commissioner Gene Valentino. Jane Birdwell is trying to convince people that the Comm. Valentino was the winner of the Tuesday meeting and is trying to drum up support for his [...]

Whatburger closes 14 FL stores

Whatburger closes 14 FL stores

The Corpus Christi, Texas-based Whataburger company is closing 14 of its Central Florida locations. About 400 people will lose their jobs. Whataburger has been in the Pensacola area for over 40 years and our locations appear to be safe.

McCollum speech on violence in the black community

Attorney General Bill McCollum spoke today at the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community that is being held in Jacksonville. Last year’s conference brought 1,600 participants. The conference is a collaborative effort sponsored by AG McCollum and Georgia Attorney General [...]

Jamal Lee case thrown out

Jamal Lee case thrown out

No good witnesses....and the statements given by witnesses were too inconsistent to allow the case to proceed, according to Judge Linda Nobles. Lee was to go on trial for the murder of Pine Forest High School student Daryl Williams and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of Marcuis [...]

See Valentino DVD presentation

NorthEscambia.com has uploaded Commissioner Gene Valentino's DVD presentation. It lasts about ten minutes. Check it our here.

Kerr waffles on ice hockey

Tim Kerr is telling the PNJ that his team may not be able to play hockey this season. Kerr is under the gun to sell sell 1,250 season tickets in a 90-day period that began May 15 so that he can get a sweetheart lease at the Civic Center. When the Escambia County Commission agreed to invest [...]

What happened on November 17, 2008?

I have reviewed the actual video of the Enterprise Operations for Nov. 17. Jack Nobles is the chairman. Robert Payne, then asst. City manager, is the one who gave the background on the agreement. Rusty Wells was present. Frank Miller, Airport Director, is presenting the lease to the committee [...]

Damning report on hotel lease

As we and others believed, the Airport lease with Sandspur Development was highly flawed. The audit of the Airport Hotel lease agreement with Sandspur Development has been released by staff. The audit was due April 30 and was conducted by Richard Law of the Tallahassee CPA firm, Law, Redd, Crona [...]

Where’s the beef?

Where’s the beef?

That’s the question that I and others had after Commissioner Gene Valentino’s prerecorded presentation and the follow-up Q&A on Tuesday, May 19. The only change in the presentation from the one handed out last week was BPM deleted St. Lucia from one of the slides. When I interviewed [...]

Show begins at 4pm

Show begins at 4pm

Today's Joint meeting of the commission and council event will be a highly orchestrated event. BPM Marketing - who designed the Chamber's magnet campaign, but is now working for Commissioner Valentino - has been calling around town asking people to speak out in favor of Gene's plan. Apparently [...]

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