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Crime, crime, crime

Crime, crime, crime

The nightly news on WEAR TV 3 is becoming the daily crime report - with stories on shootings, convenience store robberies, home invasions, beatings. Here is the list of crime stories on the WEAR website this morning: Student Attacked After School Innerarity Crime Spree Pensacola Woman [...]

Groundbreaking for $3.7 billion Mobile area plant tomorrow

The Mobile Register reports ThyssenKrupp is betting that the North American market for steel -- particularly within the South's growing automotive industry -- and will need a $3.7 billion steel plant. Tomorrow they break ground on the project.  Read article

OWC two-step

First the president of Okaloosa-Walton College retires on Sept. 30. Thirty days later, the OWC board of trustees is ready to rehire Bob Richburg. Shades of Touart? No, the Daily News explains: Richburg left OWC Sept. 31 after 30 years in the Florida’s community college system to take [...]

IN 2007 Halloween Mask

Be warned. Your kids and state legislators may have nightmares Check out pdf: mask.pdf

Celebrating son runs up $53K bill at strip club

No, the son wasn't named Touart. No, the club isn't Arety's Angels. The son is 24-year-old Tommy Salter.  His dad, Joe Salter of Mary Esther, said he could charge about $600 on  dad's AMEX card. Instead the tab at Club 10 in  Okaloosa County totaled $53K. Daddy filed reports with the [...]

Local budget summit needed

It's time all the constitutional officers, county commissioners and city councils to get together and look at consolidation. Where can they share costs? How can money be saved? Last winter, I suggested a blue ribbon panel to study consolidation ("Feeding at the Trough" ), but no one wanted to [...]

Why do services have to be cut?

The daily newspaper has an article that asserts that property tax cuts mean services cuts (aptly headlined "Tax cuts mean service cuts "). Why? Shouldn't the first step be to look at payroll? We can cut employees without cutting services. Don't cut frontline personnel - firefighters, police, "on [...]

Girls Gone Wild in Destin – no way

Girls Gone Wild in Destin – no way

Girls Gone Wild owner has been trying to remake his image as I've reported on this blog. Joe Francis has bought ads on the websites of all the daily newspapers in Northwest Florida pushing his site: MeetJoeFrancis.com. On the site, Francis claims a Destin city official has asked him to film there. [...]

Saufley is not only bad landfill

Saufley is not only bad landfill

The daily newspaper reports that there will yet another delay on the Saufley Landfill clean up. However, there is another problem landfil - Coyote Landfill in Navarre which is polluting the air with hydrogen sulfide. The Daily News reports that a letter has been sent to Gov. Charlie Crist asking [...]

Godzilla has website

Godzilla has website

Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh has his own website in which he goes after the Pensacola News Journal - jeffbergosh.net. Bergosh asserts that he has been targeted by the PNJ: The truth is crystal clear; I’m just a small town, part time school board member that made the PNJ [...]

Crist makes Facebook

Crist makes Facebook

During the heat of the debate over the budget and property tax reform, Gov. Charlie Crist decided to have a few cold ones at Big Daddy's in Tallahassee  - a favorite FSU student bar. Several Crist photos made the Facebook pages of the college students at the bar. The Sarasota Herald Tribune had [...]

New FEMA low

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has hit a new low by rigging a press conference with fake reporters. FEMA announced the news conference last Tuesday with 15 minutes' notice and provided an 800 number for reporters, but it was not set up to take questions. When no reporters showed up, FEMA [...]

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