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Michelle Obama will be in the Civic Center

It has been confirmed for Tuesday. Expect her to draw as well if not better than Palin. The Democrats are not surrendering this area to the GOP. BTW: Barack had over 100,000 at his rally in St. Louis today.

Michelle Obama coming to Pensacola

A good source inside the Democratic Party called to say that the word is out that Michelle Obama is coming to Pensacola on Tuesday. No details yet.

City Council may extend freezer lease

Looks like Pate Stevedore doesn't want to take any chances on the election. It is pressing to extend its freezer lease with the City. Watch for Jack Nobles and Marty Donovan to push this through. This just makes it harder to get mixed-use at the Port of Pensacola. This should be tabled until the [...]

Downtown Residential strategy meeting

CRA and Downtown Residential Market Potential - Updated Report Presentation At its regular meeting on Monday, October 20, 2008, the Community Redevelopment Agency will have a presentation on the update to the CRA and Downtown Residential Market Potential Study. The meeting will take place [...]

Just when you think all is lost in politics

Last night, John McCain and Barack Obama spoke that the annual Al Smith Dinner. They poked fun at themselves and each other. And he referred to the awkward moment in the second debate when he disdainfully referred to Mr. Obama as “that one.” “He doesn’t mind at all,’’ Mr. McCain [...]

Oops, Joe isn’t a plumber

Joe the Plumber who confronted Obama at a rally and was a key part of McCain's attack during the third debate isn't really a plumber. According to Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 50 in Toledo, where Joe lives, Joe never served in the apprentice program or got a license. The Miami Herald reports [...]

Message on Amendment 6

Dear Friends of The Oar House: As you may know, The Oar House is owned and operated by Marina Management Corporation, owner and operator of four marinas in the Pensacola area. On the ballot this year is Constitutional Amendment #6, which addresses a fairness issue related to the taxing of [...]

County may get curbside recycling Jan. 1, 2009

From Francesca Maxime: Team, It is with utmost pride and joy, that I'm writing to share the fantastic news that the ECUA Citizens Committe - which includes the 5 current ECUA Board Members - UNANIMOUSLY voted to APPROVE curbside recycling for ALL of Escambia County, starting January 1, 2009. [...]

Smart Move: EADS puts Trent Lott on board

Mobile Register reports the EADS - the partner of Northrup Grumman in the Mobile air tanker deal - has put former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott on its board of directors. "I said when I retired from the Senate that I would look for opportunities to help Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, and [...]

FWB violated Sunshine Law

Daily News reports that Fort Walton Beach city staff is scrambling to develop a plan to reduce the city's exposure to lawsuits stemming from dozens of closed committee meetings should have been open to the public. Fort Walton Beach attorney Toni Craig has determined the city violated Florida's [...]

Oops, McCain liked ACORN in 2006

Blogger Marc Ambinder digs up a pretty damning video, given McCain's current line of attack on Barack Obama. In 2006, McCain told members of ACORN, UNITE HERE, SEIU, and PAW that they were "what makes America special." Read more. McCain speaks at the 1:30 mark.

How Time grades the third debate

McCain: A- Obama: B McCain won, but Obama didn't get rattled by the attacks. Grading the final presidential debate

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