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Beach waters make N.O. paper

August 11, 2008

The Times-Picayune writes on the drowning dangers in the Gulf (Dangers lurk in gulf waters). Unfortunately reporter doesn’t know Bob West doesn’t patrol Perdido.…

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Paper exposes politician’s online personas

August 11, 2008

Apparently Jeff Bergosh isn’t the only elected official who has posted to a newspaper’s website under a false name. The Eagle-Tribune of Haverhill, MA exposed a city councilman who had posted comments on the paper’s website…

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Recommendation to daily – close your web site

August 11, 2008

Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has studied daily newspapers and believes their websites are killing their print editions. A reader of The New York Times’ print edition generates about 170 times as much…

Hayes dead

August 11, 2008

The Master of Soul, Issac Hayes, died yesterday in Memphis. Hayes exuded cool. His Grammy and Oscar winning song – Theme from Shaft – is a pop classic. He was also the voice of Chef on…

Is McCain too old?

August 11, 2008

The St. Pete Times dares to ask the question (read more) This election is testing all our prejudices – race for Obama; age for McCain. I wish it was more about issues. Sadly this weekend I…

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Obama VP via text messaging

August 11, 2008

Got an text message late Sunday inviting me to learn about Barrack Obama’s running mate selection via e-mail and/or text message. Sign up here if you want to participate. For the text message announcement, text VP…

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PNJ raises daily paper price 50 percent

August 10, 2008

In the Sunday edition, the Pensacola News Journal announces that it is increasing of its single weekday issues from 50 cents to 75 cents. The Independent News will remain free.…

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ECSO buys scooters

August 9, 2008

Sheriff Ron McNesby’s love affair with gadgets continues. The latest is T3 Mobile – cost $9,000 for three-wheeled scooter includes red and blue flashing lights and a siren. We have helicopters, boats, and mobile command center….not…

GO Zone amended not for us

August 8, 2008

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that was recently signed by President Bush has clause that adds Colbert County in northern Alabama to the Gulf Opportunity Zone, the region that gets federal benefits to…

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Baptist names redevelopment advisory

August 8, 2008

As a locally-owned, not for profit organization, Baptist Health Care (BHC) continues to seek innovative, resourceful ways to maintain a solid foundation of health care services in our community that are accessible to all citizens. To…

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CMPA meeting in turmoil

August 8, 2008

We are getting word the Community Maritime Park Associates Board meeting is more hectic than usual. I’m piecing this together from several phone calls and text messages of those at the meeting. Judge Collier tried to…

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Note: BCC regular meeting 8.07

August 8, 2008

AGENDA Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – August 7, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor 1. Call to Order. (PLEASE TURN YOUR CELL PHONE TO THE VIBRATE, SILENCE, OR OFF SETTING) **Grover…

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Notes: BCC Agenda meeting

August 8, 2008

**** mark the comments made AGENDA (***Agenda review 9a.m.) Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – August 7, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor 1. Call to Order. **Janet Holley and Chris Jones…

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CMPA meets today

August 8, 2008

It is 702 days since Pensacola voters passed the Community Maritime Park referendum. Or 1 year, 11 months, 2 days * 60,652,800 seconds * 1,010,880 minutes * 16,848 hours * 100 weeks (rounded down)…

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Fred Levin vs. County

August 8, 2008

The County is suing “SmartCop” – whose major stockholder is Fred Levin – because the Public Safety Department says the software has never worked properly. The PNJ has an article on it – somewhere after the…