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IN June 14 issue

IN June 14 issue

The IN staff names the 50 most influential and most powerful people in the Pensacola area (Who's the Man? ). The people chosen are the ones who can really make things happen...oftentimes behind the scenes without leaving any fingerprints. Yes, the list is almost all old white men....but it is [...]

Princess Di speaks….to Sarasota woman

Princess Di speaks….to Sarasota woman

We also got this press release and passed it on to Newsy Neighbors. Princess Diana Speaks to Clairvoyant from the Afterlife Sarasota, Fla.  / June 13, 2007 – It seems everyone has a comment on the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.  Now, says Clairvoyant Athena Star, the [...]

Apologies are from Satan

I got this email today. Not sure if it is from someone who misunderstood our last cover story, a Luke McCoy fan or just a random email sent to all papers in the area: We read and see on the news about certain black people wanting white people to give an apology for slavery. Let me first say that [...]

Top Cities for income growth

Bizjournals.com has compiled a list of top 100 metropolitan areas for income growth. Pensacola is nowhere on the list....which is no surprise. Birmingham tops the list. Other areas in the South: Charleston, SC #5 Nashville #8 Cape Coral-Ft. Myers #9 Jackson, Miss #13 Little Rock, [...]

Symphony loses director

Symphony loses director

  Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Edgar Herrera-Arizmendi has accepted a position with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. From the PSO press release: During his tenure with the Pensacola Symphony, he re-conceptualized the organization’s marketing strategy, boosting income [...]

Suggested guests for Pensacola Speaks

In Troy Moon's article, the station manager says "one of the changes to the program will be to have guests on the program offering opposing viewpoints." She couldn't name any guests that have been confirmed. I think that we should suggest a few guests - both local and national - to help WCOA [...]

New report says Florida healthcare at the bottom

New report says Florida healthcare at the bottom

Commonwealth Fund releases a study today that shows Florida ranks 40th in access to care, 45th in quality and 39th in equity of care. Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Florida ranks 50th in coverage, with 26.9 percent of adults under 65 uninsured. According to a report by the [...]

Inweekly news roundup

Inweekly news roundup

WedsDaily Dose Brownsville man learns you can't tie up grandma and whack her. Troy Moon writes that WCOA's "Pensacola Speaks" is about what's right with Pensacola. FWB may have shortchanged its city employees. Women file suit against Girls Gone Wild....they didn't know the camera was real. YOU [...]

Slavery – No Longer Global Family Secret

The State Department agrees that slavery is a problem. Should we send this to "Newsy Neighbors"? U.S. Releases Report on Modern-Day Slavery; Rice Says Problem No Longer a "Global Family Secret" WASHINGTON (June 12, 2007) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today named nations which have made [...]

Miller has no problem with McCoy

Miller has no problem with McCoy

When Luke McCoy retired, our Congressman Jeff Miller gave this speech from the House floor. Apparently diversity isn't an issue for the congressman: In Recognition of the Retirement of Luke McCoy from “Pensacola Speaks” May 22nd, 2007 Madam Speaker, it is a great honor for me to rise today [...]

GOP grumblings on Access Escambia

GOP grumblings on Access Escambia

We're hearing grumbings among the local GOP executive committee that some of their members oppose the half-cent sales tax for primary care for the uninsured and poor because they are afraid it will go to helping illegal immigrants. It doesn't matter that rules are in place that all beneficiaries [...]

Fighting panhandlers elsewhere

Fighting panhandlers elsewhere

It looks like Comm. Gene Valentino was ahead of other communities in dealing with panhandlers. The St. Pete Times reports that the city of St. Petersburg is considering ordinances on the issue. Read: Neighbors vs. Panhandlers - "It's pervasive across our entire community," said a neighborhood [...]

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