House approves offshore drilling

September 17, 2008

Everywhere except west coast of Florida – Read Keeping our distance. This South Florida Sun-Sentinel article has a cool multimedia feature.…

Bell replacement won’t be from here

September 17, 2008

Yesterday Gov. Charlie Crist interviewed the three finalists for the Florida Supreme Court seat vacated by Pensacola native Kenneth Bell’s seat. None are from Escambia, Santa Rosa or even Okaloosa County. The finalist are First District…

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Speaker of the House, 2014

September 17, 2008

Supporters of local State Rep. Clay Ford have raised thousands under the premise that Ford will be the Florida Speaker of the House in 2014. Well, it ain’t that simple. In fact, the St. Petersburg Times…

Real estate seminar a success

September 17, 2008

Over 75 people attended our first-ever housing seminar last night. The seminar, “Pre-contract to Post-Closing”, was co-sponsored by Escambia-Santa Rosa Real Estate Council, Pensacola Young Professionals and the Independent News. The speakers were Alan Bookman, Richard…

Joe Brown rocks

September 17, 2008

Troy Moon did a nice story in the PNJ about Joe Brown, the oldest active barber in Florida at age 92 (Read more). Joe works at Esquire Barber Shop, the political gossip center for downtown Pensacola.…

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Gannett newspaper revenue falls again

September 16, 2008

The parent company of the Pensacola News Journal reports its non-broadcast revenue dropped to $300 million, compared with $361 million in August 2007, was only slightly higher than the 16.3% decrease in June and 16.7% in…

Why no anti-immigration talk?

September 16, 2008

For the first half of this year and much of last, illegal immigrants were a big issue for Republicans. Some believe Sheriff Wendell Hall can credit his raids on undocumented workers as one of the keys…

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Sunnyside of stock market crash

September 16, 2008

The Sydney Morning Herald reports oil plunged below $92 to a seven-month low in Asian trade. The price of a barrel of crude fell 4.2%, or $4.06, to $91.65, marking a more than 35% drop from…

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Miller upset with Sears

September 16, 2008

Sears Retail recently introduced the All American Army Brand’s First Infantry Division clothing collection. Military sold licensing rights to Sears for the clothing, much like a college or pro sports team. Congressman Jeff Miller tells the…

Hmmmm, Lehman fall does have impact

September 16, 2008

Despite what you might read in the daily newspaper, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy will have an impact here, albeit an indirect one. The Miami Herald reports (Florida pension fund, Citizens hold Lehman securities)that the Florida pension…

Who is next

September 15, 2008

It could be insurance giant American International Group. NY Times reports AIG is seeking a $40 billion bridge loan from the Federal Reserve, “as it faces a potential downgrade from credit ratings agencies that could spell…

Financial crisis continues

September 15, 2008

We’ve been writing about it since January. Trends researcher Gerald Celente predicted it in his newsletter in late December 2007 and talked about it on IN Your Head Radio. Celente said we were headed for an…

Buy a Lotto ticket

September 15, 2008

No ticket matched all six Lotto numbers drawn Saturday night, pushing the jackpot to $37 million for Wednesday’s drawing. Do you feel lucky? If you win, you can pay the city’s pension costs for three years….maybe.…

Sarasota plans for electric cars

September 15, 2008

Some cities plan ahead. Herald Tribune reports on how the City of Sarasota is planning for plug-in electric hybrids and how to fuel them. Read Park & Plug…

More Swift boat type ads coming

September 14, 2008

From Washington Post article For McCain – American Issues Project which emerged on the scene in August, airing controversial anti-Obama ads in four battleground states — Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan — that sought to raise…