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Disney coming to Panhandle?

News Herald reports: Planners met with Washington County commissioners last week to discuss the future of 50,000 acres of undeveloped land long rumored to be the site of a new Walt Disney theme park. Read ‘Disney’ land’s fate still unclear.

Pelican/IN promotion wins award

The IN sponsored this promotion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5th, 2007 Cleveland, OH – For the seventh consecutive year industry website Gameops.com has announced its Best of Awards for 2007. Five categories were decided by a panel of [...]

PNJ misses Pearl Harbor Day

Maybe it is in their print edition somewhere, but I can't find where the Pensacola News Journal wrote anything in today's issue about Pearl Harbor Day. The FWB Daily News has The infamous day relived. The Panama City News Herald - A date which will live in infamy. Miami Herald: Pearl [...]

County commission studies justice system

At last, the Escambia County commissioners recognize that there just may be a problem with the local criminal justice system. Usually I hate studies (this one will cost $140K), but I have repeatedly written on this blog and in the IN that our local justice system is broken. We can't arrest, bring [...]


The Downtown Improvement Board revealed a 138-page retail strategy yesterday. I missed the press conference and hoped the PNJ would have something about it on its website this morning. No, I see they covered the reinstallation of the crawfish sign at Joe Patti Seafood. I did review the [...]

Outzen Campaign on IN Your Head Radio

Outzen Campaign on IN Your Head Radio

I will discuss my presidential campaign on IN Your Head Radio today from 1:15-2 p.m. Call in and show your support. The number is 437-1620. Read Outzen For President. Listen online - www.newsradio1620.com.

Smokey Bones may come back

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Darden Restaurants has sold its Smokey Bones restaurant chain. Orlando-based Darden Restaurants officially ended its eight-year quest to build a national barbecue chain when it agreed Tuesday to sell its struggling Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill unit to an [...]

Class act: Sharon Barnett

One of the people that wasn't chosen for the Pensacola Charter Review committee was attorney and former League of Women Voters chairman Sharon Barnett. On my earlier post about the committee finalist, Barnett posted: Congratulations to the proposed Charter Review Commission members. If they [...]

MOBY on mentally ill in jail

MOBY on mentally ill in jail

PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien has a good article today on mentally ill prisoners (Florida used to deport mentally ill people, but now we ignore them ) . He writes, "Today, the county jail often is the largest psychiatric facility in a community." Moby fails to mention how many mentally ill people [...]

Cancun’s owner missing

The question on the mind of many Gulf Breeze citizens is whatever happened to July the former owner of Cancun's Mexican Restaurant. Police officials say that he has been missing for over a year and they got very little information from the current owner, Rogelio Chavez, when they asked him about it [...]

IN Your Head Radio – 12/5 edition

IN Your Head Radio – 12/5 edition

My guest today is Michael Caputo of Floridians for Smart Growth. He and his organization oppose the "Hometown Democracy" amendment which would require votes for changes to Comp Plan Amendments. Caputo will be on the show at 1:35 p.m. Listen online @ newsradio1620.com

Gaetz committee proposes charter school changes

Florida's 358 charter schools need greater academic scrutiny and tighter fiscal supervision, according to recommendations being released today by the state Senate. Read Orlando Sentinel article: Florida Senate proposes reforms for state's charter schools

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