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Council breaks own rules

December 30, 2008

The Pensacola City Council may have broken its own rules and procedures when it tried to reconsider the amendment to the Pate Cold Storage lease. Remember the amendment failed to get approval of the Enterprise Operations…

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Best of 2004

December 30, 2008

We’ve built a nice body of work over the past ten years. Here is our Top 10 News Stories for 2004: 1. “Secrets in the Schoolhouse,” Dec. 2 2. “Insurance Disaster,” Oct. 1 3. “Ugly Face…

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Powerball comes to Florida

December 29, 2008

Next Sunday, Floridians will be able to play Powerball- the multi-state (29 state and U.S. territories) lottery with a $300 million jackpot. Starting Sunday, Floridians will be able to buy tickets for Powerball, the popular multistate…

Holley is part of double dipping wave

December 29, 2008

Escambia County tax collector, Janet Holley, retired this month. She will take office again in January. The St. Pete Times reports that Holley is part of a “new crop of double dippers, taking advantage of a…

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Sansom BFF with new boss

December 29, 2008

The Miami Herald reports that Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom took direction from his new boss, Northwest Florida State College president Bob Richburg. Sansom’s mission deliver a $122.5 wish list to the college in a very…

New Year, New Habits

December 29, 2008

There is a website that will help you develop a new habit for 2009 –thepowerofless.com. It challenges you to spend 10 minutes a day for 30 days. It works thus: 1. SIGN UP for the Challenge…

Best Capers of 2008

December 29, 2008

Wired has compiled the best criminal capers of 2008. You can vote on which one you believe is the top caper that is deserving of the coveted Lex Luthor Award for Best Caper of 2008. The…

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Crist treats state budget like we do ours

December 23, 2008

Gov. Charlie Crist has a plan for covering the $2.3 billion state budget deficit. It is not that different from we all have been having to do this year. Crist wants to dip into savings ($850…

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50 things we now know

December 23, 2008

The Tampa Tribune put together this list of things we know now that we didn’t know a year ago. Here are a few factoids on the list: After a decade of increases, the number of mobile…

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Fuji buys Cancun

December 22, 2008

Tony Wang, owner of Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar on North Davis Highway, has bought the old Cancun Mexican Grill in Gulf Breeze. Cancun’s was seized by the feds last year as part of an…

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Economic Development update

December 22, 2008

From the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: * “Project Deep Blue” Site Visit – The Chamber hosted a manufacturer last week that is considering Escambia County for a manufacturing and possible headquarters location. We have…

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Mika who?

December 22, 2008

Washington Post has a piece of Joe Scarborough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski. The article describes how she texts friends and even Joe’s wife Susan during the show while Joe is ranting about something. Mika was here last…

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Bailout bonus babies

December 22, 2008

AP has reviewed the compensation for the executives of the banks and financial institutions that our tax dollars bailed out. Banks that are getting taxpayer bailouts awarded $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses, and other benefits to…

Sansom not only lawmaker on the take

December 22, 2008

The St. Pete Times has found 18 other current and former lawmakers that are employed by state colleges…none of them are from our three districts. Rep. Ed Homan, R-Tampa, a physician who makes $200,000 teaching at…

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Scarborough gets radio show

December 22, 2008

Conservative radio can’t wait for the Obama administration. Of course, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity can’t wait, but others are waiting in the wings. Morning Joe Scarborough is set to convert his TV show with Mika…