Escambia County Politics

Rebuttal to Maygarden viewpoint

October 7, 2009

In today’s daily paper, former Pensacola Mayor Jerry Maygarden makes that point that economic development is not the city government’s job. While I agree with Maygarden that the primary role of municipal government is public safety,…

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State Attorney issues more hand slaps

October 7, 2009

State Attorney Bill Eddins doesn’t want to prosecute any elected officials for Sunshine Law violations. Instead, he let Santa Rosa County officials off with a warning, accepted their defense that they didn’t know better and issued…

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Valentino will run for re-election

October 7, 2009

Yesterday, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino filed to run again for his District 2 seat. The incumbent already has two opponents, Robert Kelley and Andy Kowalski, in the 2010 Republican primary. Former County Administrator George Touart…

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Buzz: Unrest over Steen death

October 6, 2009

The Pensacola Police Department is hitting the internet to find witnesses to the death of 17-year-old Victor Damarius Steen. The teen was shot with a Taser by Officer Jerald Ard in the early hours of Saturday,…

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Murder pursued near UWF

October 6, 2009

An alert has been issued on the UWF campus: “Police are pursing a murder suspect in woods near campus: W/M 42yro DK GRN shirt jeans 5-8 160. If seen call 9-1-1.”…

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P.J. O’ROURKE TO SPEAK AT UWF

October 6, 2009

Press Release: The University of West Florida Jerry Maygarden Lecture Series will feature P.J. O’Rourke Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, Building 82. O’Rourke will present “Pirates…

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DeMaria wins

October 6, 2009

Press Release: Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria is the winner of a Native American Music Award (NAMMY). He won in the Native Heart category for his soundtrack “Siyotanka: The Legend of the Flute.” DeMaria composed and performed…

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Marty Donovan knew bond issue was more than $40M

October 6, 2009

We found the minutes from a March 27, 2006 special meeting of the Pensacola City Council. During the discussion of the bond issue, Councilman Marty Donovan, who opposed the Community Maritime Park, asked City Finance Director…

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Oops, PNJ mistakes net for gross

October 6, 2009

In Oct. 15, 2005 presentation to the Pensacola City Council, the City staff made it clear that the net funding to the Community Maritime Park would be $40 million—and that is the contractual obligation that the…

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Mobile wants Southwest Airlines

October 6, 2009

Mobile Press Register reports: Mobile Regional Airport and business leaders are launching a new push for Southwest Airlines, which could include efforts to give public money and free hotel rooms as enticements. The Mobile Area Chamber…

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Judge “guts” Sansom, Richburg cases

October 6, 2009

Daily News reports that Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis issued a blanket order Monday addressing motions to dismiss criminal charges filed in April and May against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom, Northwest Florida State College…

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Conservative blogging trends

October 6, 2009

By NetRightNation.com One of the big issues last week and over the weekend was the IOC’s choice to not hold the Olympics in Chicago in 2016. Top Issues 1. Health Care 2. Iran 3. Republican Party…

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Keel-laying ceremony today

October 6, 2009

Today at 11 a.m. the National Museum of Naval Aviation is holding a National Flight Academy Keel-Laying ceremony that links back to the Navy’s proud traditions. Since the interior construction of the National Flight Academy, designed…

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“God is the ultimate trump card”

October 6, 2009

LIBERAL TRADING CARDS Press Release: Liberty Counsel has launched a new program called Adopt a Liberal™. The program encourages people to pray for those in leadership to restore poor leaders to right thinking. The Adopt a…

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Save RadioLive

October 5, 2009

Budget cuts may force WUWF to drop its very popular RadioLive. Press Release: Grassroots Effort Successfully Keeps Radio Alive Executive Director and RadioLive host, Pat Crawford explained, “The impact of the economic recession made it clear…