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Attorney General calls about April Fool article

Attorney General calls about April Fool article

Sandi Copes, press secretary for Attorney General Bill McCollum, called asking for a copy of an article by Walker Holmes that reports the Attorney General is investigating the Pensacola City Council (Council Ousted ). Apparently Tallahassee has received several phone calls from angry [...]

Saltmarsh buys blimp, OSC reviewing eBay ideas

There is a marketing war going on between the mega-accounting firms Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund and O'Sullivan Creel. Below is a press release from Saltmarsh on its purchase of the Goodyear Blimp. Jeff DeWeese is busy searching eBay for a similar purchase for his firm OSC. Press Release: [...]

No more sewage dumping in bays or sound

ECUA may have had to relocate the Main Street Sewage Treatment plant if a bill that is currently in the Florida Senate becomes law. The utility will definitely have to stop pumping the effluent from its Pensacola Beach plant into the Santa Rosa Sound. The Senate Committee on Environmental [...]

Greyhound track may get more regulations

Florida is No. 1 in greyhound racetracks. According to the Miami Herald, state regulators want more inspection power and penalties for animal abusers. The industry has had problems from dog-doping with cocaine to force them to run faster to the 2002 discovery that a former Pensacola racetrack [...]

Insurance may have to cover autism

Insurance may have to cover autism

The Daily News reports that the state legislature may require large group health insurance plans to provide diagnostic screening, intervention and treatment of autism. It would prohibit insurance companies from denying autistic children therapy. The bill is called - The Window of Opportunity [...]

Okay, we will help

Okay, we will help

From my point of view these are the top stories at pnj.com -without video, podcast, webcams or forums: (be aware all pnj.com links may have a limited life span) Channel 98 soon could air county broadcasts - Escambia County commission gets its own cable channel. Instead of using BLAB or WUWF-TV, [...]

Darfur through kids’ artwork

Darfur through kids’ artwork

On mission along the border of Chad and Darfur, Human Rights Watch researchers gave children notebooks and crayons to keep them occupied while they spoke with the children’s parents. Without any instruction or guidance, the children drew scenes from their experiences of the war in Darfur. This [...]

Clay Ford report on state house

Wrap-up Week 4 CS/HB 643 Unanimously Passes The House Legislation protecting homeowners from foreclosure fraud easily passed a full vote in the House Chamber Wednesday.House Bill (HB) 643, the Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act was filed in response to the surge of mortgage fraud cases in [...]

I have lost some weight

I have lost some weight

For those of you taking shots at me for the UWF football photo, I do weigh less than I did for this photo: Or this one:

I am a man

The Miami Herald has a solid piece in its Sunday edition on the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Forty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed at a Memphis hotel. The Miami Herald interviewed the sanitation workers whose strike brought King to Memphis. They remember the famous [...]

Where is the news

On Sundays, I work on the Seven Days column for the IN. In the past, I would simply review the news articles on the PNJ and WEAR websites and pick the best news stories for each day. This morning I can't find any news stories on the PNJ website. There are articles on an autism dinner and Joe [...]

New people will run

We are hearing several good candidates are considering runs at public office. School Board, County Commission, City Council and State House are the positions being considered. In Escambia County, the Constitutional offices of Clerk of Courts, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of [...]

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