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Buzz: CMPA rumblings

February 3, 2011

There are rumblings from Pensacola City Council members about the lawsuit filed by Community Maritime Park Associates against Maritime Park Development Partners. There were no votes by the CMPA board or the City Council to authorize…

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Judge: Feinberg is not independent

February 3, 2011

Bloomberg reports: U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans concluded yesterday that Kenneth Feinberg, head of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility can’t identify himself as an independent administrator. He must fully disclose his ties to…

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Politics

Board vote delayed on Brownsville school sale

February 3, 2011

The daily newspaper published an article today (“The cost of rejuvenation”) on the possible sale of the closed Brownsville Middle School to George Hawthorne and his Diversified Program Advisors. The article states the school board delayed…

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News

Gov. Scott wants to drop DROP

February 2, 2011

It’s only one sentence in the daily paper’s article on Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed changes to the state pension system. Scott wants to end DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Plan) by closing the plan effective July 1.…

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Ingram files fertilizer bill

February 2, 2011

The Florida Tribune reports that Rep. Clay Ingram, a freshman state lawmaker from Pensacola, filed HB 457 last week. The bill prohibits local governments from regulating fertilizers while also granting the Florida Department of Agriculture and…

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Texas woman loses title

February 2, 2011

Eunice G. Sanborn of Jacksonville, Texas was listed by Gerontology Research Group in Los Angeles listed as the world’s oldest person, based on data from the 1900 census. She died on Monday.…

State & National News

Trend Alert: More revolts coming

February 2, 2011

For years, I have kept in contact with Gerald Celente, one of the best trend experts in the world. He is a political atheist, meaning he doesn’t worry about liberals, conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. In 2008,…

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Norman resigns from United Way, McLaughlin named interim

February 1, 2011

United Way of Escambia County has accepted the resignation of Jean Norman, president/CEO of the agency since March 2005. Board Chair Doris Young said: “During her service, Jean was a committed, hands-on leader who cared deeply…

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Newsweek-Daily Beast merger complete

February 1, 2011

Press Release: Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), announced today they have completed their merger which was previously announced on November 12, 2010. The combined company will now be…