Politics

Insight: Battle over racism continues

June 4, 2010

One of my dearest friends, Rev. Larry Ware. We graduated together from Ole Miss and is now retired with his grandchildren in Coffeeville, Miss. We have been exchanging emails on fighting injustice and particularly racism. I…

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Buzz: Obama may be coming

June 4, 2010

My sources tell me that an advance team from the Secret Service was on Pensacola Beach yesterday. The buzz is that President Barack Obama may be coming here. Calls to county officials found none of them…

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BP does damage control on impact to wildlife

June 4, 2010

One of the most frustrating aspects of covering the BP oil disaster is getting accurate numbers on the marine and wildlife killed by the 21 million gallons of crude oil that has been spewing from Deepwater…

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Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

June 4, 2010

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered…

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Kings of the Spill

June 3, 2010

From Slate’s Big Money website: The massive mess from the BP oil spill has turned into an opportunity for several businesses. Whether they’re polishing their images by helping out or rushing to fill the niche demands…

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BP Doesn’t Want Help From Big Dogs

June 3, 2010

According to the New York Daily News, BP rejected a request from Hollywood director James Cameron to look at new ways to use underwater machinery. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/03/2010-06-03_james_cameron_says_bp_turned_away_his_offer_to_help_with_gulf_oil_spill.html…

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Coby updates council on EOC and Bayou Chico

June 3, 2010

From: Al Coby Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 2:19 PM To: City Council Cc: Directors Plus Subject: Oil Spill Update City Council, Below is the most recent oil spill information from the Escambia County EOC. In…

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County frustrations with BP mount

June 3, 2010

Spoke with County Commissioner Grover Robinson. He is very frustrated with the lack of communication from BP and its Unified Command on its plans to clean up the beaches at Perdido Key and on Santa Rosa…

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Oil Sheen Off Navarre

June 3, 2010

From Santa Rosa County PIO Joy Tsubooka: A light oil sheen was reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approximately six miles from Navarre Pier today.  The Coast Guard has sent a skimmer into…

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Text from the BP battlefront

June 3, 2010

This text message was forwarded to me: I hope someone will take some initiative soon. The Coast Guard skimmer vessel also told Jerry they could not skim oil in the presence of sargasso weed. There is…