BP Disaster

BP told to break up

May 20, 2011

The Guardian reports that BP chief executive Bob Dudley has been warned that he must break up his huge oil business into three separate parts to increase its stock market value or face the possibility of…

Buzz

Buzz: Morgan to file today

May 20, 2011

The buzz is Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan will file today to run for his second term of office.…

Politics

Mardi Gras could fill rooms with new event

May 20, 2011

Danny Zimmern shared the Pensacola Mardi Gras proposal for the BP Tourism funds: We are proposing a new event, The Pensacola Mardi Gras Marching Band Madness Parade and Competition to be held the last week end…

Education News

Last Day of School

May 20, 2011

Okaloosa County had its last day of school yesterday. Walton County will have its last day next Thursday. Escambia County’s last day is June 3. For Santa Rosa County, it’s June 9.  …

Escambia County

Salaries for commissioner aides

May 20, 2011

Commissioner Gene Valentino can be an easy target for criticism. His methods are heavy-handed at times and he steps into “it” quite often. However, I can’t fault Valentino for wanting to get the salary of his…

Politics

BP tourism funds are for tourism

May 20, 2011

Marie Young convinced her fellow county commissioners to delay approving the allocation of the $4.38 million of BP funds that was established by Escambia Tourist Development Council after the TDC had met for six hours and…

News

This day in history…on the Blog

May 20, 2011

The blog has been around since 2005. Here is what I have written on this day during that period: May 20, 2007: IN was in the second day of Hawkshaw, the concert that introduced Zac Brown…

Politics

GB Chamber CEO Peltier resigns

May 19, 2011

Press Release: The Board of Directors of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce has accepted the resignation of Meg Peltier as President/CEO. Meg will be leaving the chamber to pursue an exciting new career opportunity…

State & National News

Scott signs election bill

May 19, 2011

Press Release: The League of Women Voters of Florida is gravely disappointed by Governor Rick Scott’s decision to approve HB 1355, a controversial elections bill that the League considers an assault on voters. By signing HB…

News

The Ed Show again

May 19, 2011

Mike Papantonio and I have been asked to guest host The Ed Show, the syndicated radio version, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. He’s the talent, I’m the sidekick. Guests include Tyson Slocum from Public Citizen, Eric Schroek…

State & National News

Rick Scott for President, Part 2

May 19, 2011

Don’t laugh. NY Times columnist Nate Silver writes that a Southerner has an edge in winning the GOP presidential nomination. Since 1980, a Southerner has finished first or second in every Iowa Republican presidential caucus. More…

Politics

Trump’s name has legal trouble

May 19, 2011

Buyers of apartments in the Trump International Hotel and Tower Fort Lauderdale thought Donald Trump was the developer. He was a mere licensor who was paid for the use of his name. When the project got…