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June 3 issue: The Power List

June 3, 2010

Independent News June 3, 2010 COVER STORY POWER SHIFTS IN 2010 The past year has been a tough year for area power brokers. The collapsing real estate market and financial crisis have greatly impacted the local…

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Latest report from DH Unified Command

June 3, 2010

Critical response assets are being moved across all the Gulf Coast states in preparation for potential near- and long-term oil impacts. In Alabama, the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress arrived in Mobile Bay today to protect Dauphin…

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Buzz: Oil slick looks like diarrhea

June 2, 2010

Had a guest at Martini Night stop and tell me that her husband had to drive through the oil slick to fish in the Gulf. He describe it as looking like diarrhea. I had another person…

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Buzz: Orange Beach mayor blasts BP

June 2, 2010

While Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins is singing kumbaya with BP, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon blasted BP representatives a town hall meeting. Kennon is upset over the boats in the Vessels of Opportunity program not being…

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News: BOP failed 62 times in three years

June 2, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor reports: The 2009 BOP reliability report: One safety-critical failure was so severe that, if a blowout had occurred at the time of the test, “they would not have been able to contain…

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Buzz: PNJ happy with our coverage

June 2, 2010

I was told today that PNJ leadership is happy with my coverage of the BP oil disaster because it gets them more advertising from BP and law firms. As you know, I have refused any BP…

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Dauphin Island hit with BP oil

June 2, 2010

Red-brown oil has hit the beaches on Dauphin Island. We knew it was inevitable, even though many hoped that just maybe our area would be spared. Unfortunately, with the Deepwater Horizon well still spewing oil after…

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BP fish tales

June 2, 2010

Spoke with two charter boat captains last night. Globs of oil/dispersants have been sited in the Gulf of Mexico off of Pensacola. They range in size from tennis balls to dinner plates. The globs are stay…