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One shoe diaries

A Florida couple's dream of traveling has lead to an adventure filled with shoes. Their trip started in Pensacola after Hurricane Ivan destroyed their home. And now they are traveling the country trying to solve a mystery. How do shoes end up on the roads? To learn more about their travels and the [...]

CEOs are partners in recycling business

CEOs are partners in recycling business

Code Enforcement Officers Sotiri Thagouras and Steve Littlejohn (who are the subjects of this week's IN cover story - Bubbas on Patrol ) are partners in Environfirst Services Inc - a company that handles Catalytic Converter Recycling according to www.scrapspot.com. Wonder how this fits under the [...]

Memo: Combining Code and Corrections

....Looks like my rumor was true. Here is a memo we got from our public records request: To: Bob McLaughlin, County Administrator, Alison Perdue Rogers, County Attorney From: Ryan E. Ross, Assistant County Attorney Date: March 10, 2008 Re: Combining of Code Enforcement and Animal Control [...]

Second time around- Baptist dates West Florida

For the second time around Baptist Heath Care is talking about uniting with West Florida Hospital. In August 2006, talks between West Florida Hospital and Baptist Heath Care about a possible cost-saving alliance have been called off after news was leaked to the press. This time Al Stubblefield, [...]

Moving code enforcement

Moving code enforcement

We heard over the weekend that there is some discussion inside the county government to move Code Enforcement under the Road Prison so that code enforcement officers can be re-classified as corrections officers and get their badges back. We will pursue this lead today.

More special PNJ websites

More special PNJ websites

Last year the Pensacola News Journal launched its moms website - stretchmarks.com... I mean pcolamoms.com. According to Gannett's 2007 annual report more websites may be coming - sort of sounds like their 2006-07 launch of monthly tabloids, doesn't it?: Online sites for dads, pets, college [...]

Gannett newspapers focus on over 40s

The Gannett Blog reports that the owner of the Pensacola News Journal has Gannett Newspaper Division Print Task Force that has concluded Print's future is all about local news and baby boomers. Newspaper division chief Sue Clark-Johnson sent the report to publishers in the last month or so. The [...]

Independent commission reviews county jail

Unfortunately it is not the Escambia County jail. The Tampa Tribune reports an independent review commission will get its first look today at the inner workings of Hillsborough County's jail system a month after a string of abuse complaints went public. Sheriff David Gee created the commission [...]

Iraq costs US $12B per month

Miami Herald reports: In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the "burn" rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book. Beyond 2008, working with "best-case" and [...]

Ricksblog visits jump again

Ricksblog visits jump again

Our unique visitors for the first nine days of March are up 65 percent from the same period last year. Page views are up 112 percent over March 2007.

Argument for Mass Transit

Argument for Mass Transit

The Air Quality Study by Georgia Tech indicates the greatest health risks come from congested roads. The tendency is to want to have a big company to blame for population. It's uncomfortable to see ourselves and our cars as the problem. If traffic congestion is a major health risk, then we need to [...]

Cancer and air quality

Both the IN and PNJ have written about cancer this week. We wrote on a Baldwin County mother's fight to have the state study high cancer rates in her community ( Cancer Concerns ). The PNJ has the air quality study conducted by Georgia Tech (Toxic hot spots ). I've read the executive summary [...]

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