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Bergosh=Godzilla

It's official. School Board member Jeff Bergosh is the "Godzilla" on pnj.com. Bergosh appeared on IN Your Head Radio today to give his side of the story (NewsRadio 1620 AM). Bergosh said about posting to pnj.com: "When the Pensacola News Journal created an anonymous forum, encouraging use of [...]

Bush won’t pay for kids health

President Bush vetoed a bill to expand the State's Child Health Insurance Program last week. The SCHIP was created to help the working poor who earned too much to qualify for Medicaid, but who still couldn't afford private insurance. Bush believes the plan would end up helping out middle income [...]

Bergosh saga

Bergosh saga

The News Journal is getting beat up on its website over the Jeff Bergosh/Godzilla story. There are three issues here: Should those who post to pnj.com have a right to privacy? Should an elected official use false names to promote himself and his political views on a blog or forum? Should [...]

M.L. died last night

In May 2007, I wrote an Outtakes column on my childhood friend who suffered a heart attack - M.L. Virden. He died last night. Read: Outtakes

Blog protest

From the blogger "Truth": Rick Outzen, I stand accused in post #12.I sincerly believe you pander to the liberals & progressive socialists on this blog.I become incensed when YOU dont have the balls to let someone other than your”elect” offer opinion on this blog.I arrived at my political views [...]

PNJ outs only Godzilla

PNJ outs only Godzilla

For some reason the daily newspaper publishes who they believe to be "Godzilla" on the comment section of their website yet they won't report who "Will Waspo" or the other bigots and racists are on the site. Tell us the email addresses of the people who continually slander Quint Studer. Come on, [...]

Touart: Fire me. I dare you.

Touart: Fire me. I dare you.

"Former" County Administrator George Touart wants to come back to work. His attorney says that he only offered to retired because County Atty Janet Lander said the Commissioners Gene Valentino, Kevin White and Marie Young agreed to let him stay on the payroll until April 2008. Of course, Lander [...]

Small victory in Insurance War

In the PNJ: The insurer agrees to lower its premiums an additional 2 percent — bringing the total cut since June to an average 9 percent — to comply with new laws passed in January. But those discounts will appear on bills that also carry a 52.7 percent increase approved last [...]

Brain-eating amoeba lives

Brain-eating amoeba lives

From the AP wire: It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.  Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it's killed six boys and young men this [...]

John Edwards isn’t doomed yet

Slate.com reports The third quarter fund-raising numbers are trickling in: Obama raised $19 million, Hillary is reportedly in the same ballpark, Thompson raked in more than $8 million, and McCain's and Richardson's coffers each totaled over $5 million. But the numbers getting the most attention [...]

Blackwater background

I love the Internet with a little digging you can find out tons on nearly anyone. Today the CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince, testifies on Capitol Hill. Blackwater is the military security firm that is undefire in Iraq for shooting first and asking questions later. Many are asking how did Blackwater [...]

No, Freddie, no

No, Freddie, no

Yesterday, GOP presidential hopeful Fred Thompson told Iowa voters that Iraq did indeed have Weapons of Mass Destruction prior to the U.S. invasion. The Des Moines Register reports: was certain former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction prior to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion [...]

A good newspaper

A good newspaper

At the beginning of 2007, PNJ executive editor asked, "What makes a good newspaper?" This NY Times article on the St. Petersburg Times answers that question. They do it by not pushing for profit margins exceeding 20%. Instead, the paper spends money on big investigations and on innovative products [...]

Is GOP ignoring minority vote?

Is GOP ignoring minority vote?

Last Thursday, Tavis Smiley moderated a Republican presidential forum on PBS, where candidates -- for the first time -- answered questions from "a panel exclusively comprised of journalists of color." The only problem was the four Republican frontrunners skipped it - Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John [...]

NY Times covers Atchison

NY Times covers Atchison

NY Times: Town Is Shaken After Prosecutor's Arrest in a Child-Sex Sting To neighbors here, J. D. Roy Atchison was a deft federal prosecutor, an involved father and a devoted volunteer, coaching girls’ softball and basketball teams year in and year out. His wife is a popular science teacher; [...]

Impact 100 has imitator

Impact 100 has imitator

WIND targets downtown revitalization Dothan Eagle - Dothan,AL,USA The group is fashioned after a Pensacola, Fla., organization called Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area. That women's group formed with 100 members, each donating .

Studer is crazy

If you really look at the commitments Quint Studer has made to make the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park successful, you can only draw one conclusion: Quint Studer is insane. He signs a 10-year lease for the stadium - which he personally guarantees and even buys a life insurance that [...]

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