Politics

Marty pre-files

June 16, 2008

Marty Donovan prefiled to run again for his city council seat on Friday, June 13. So all the council crew, except for John Fogg, is gunning to come back for another fun tour. Great! Two more…

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Living on $275 a week

June 16, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel asks, “Could you live on $275 a week?” Florida’s $275 weekly maximum benefit for the unemployed hasn’t changed in 10 years. In Massachusetts, unemployed workers collect up to $600 a week. In Georgia,…

Mobile wins again – $101 million

June 16, 2008

Mobile Press Register reports that the Mobile hotel industry is booming. Mobile has no beach. Yet a Press-Register analysis of city lodging tax records shows that people spent more than $101 million on hotels in the…

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City golf course

June 16, 2008

A favorite gripe of PNJ columnist Mark “Moby” O’Brien is the city-owned Osceola Golf Course – not the Port of Pensacola. Well, Fort Walton Beach is having similar issues with the budget for its golf course.…

Notes: CMPA meeting 6.13.08

June 16, 2008

June 13 Community Maritime Park Associates Board meeting notes: Much of Friday’s Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees was standing room only as the two master developer candidates gave their presentations and took questions from…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.13

June 13, 2008

We will talk to Dahlia Hashad, Domestic Human Rights Program Director for Amnesty International. Yesterday,  the Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners being held at Guantánamo Bay have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts. …

Sheriff candidates debate, no arrests

June 13, 2008

In Broward County, sheriff candidates debated and no one threatened to arrest anyone. Amazing. There appears to be a trend to sheriff’s debates with news coverage and no threats. Only in Escambia County does an ECSO…

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DeeDee Ritchie for Mayor

June 13, 2008

There is a group trying to convince DeeDee Ritchie to run for mayor of Pensacola. The former state representative is seriously considering this re-entry into public service. Ritchie was the Florida teacher of the year when…

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Notes: BCC 6.12.08

June 13, 2008

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WORKSHOP BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Escambia County Government Complex 221 Palafox Place June 12, 2008 Call to order at 9:06 a.m. Commissioners White, Whitehead, Young and Valentino were present. “Everything happened pretty…

Jaden Markes dies

June 13, 2008

The four-year-old that was the center of the national controversy of whether he was suffering from Miller-Dieker Syndrome or child neglect died peacefully yesterday in hospice care at West Florida Hospital. Read Jaden Markes dies in…

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Notes: City manager meeting

June 12, 2008

June 11 City Council Special Meeting: City Manager Tom Bonfield didn’t say a word. But the city council and mayor sure did. They talked about learning—from the media—that Bonfield plans to leave for the same post…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.11

June 11, 2008

Did new City Attorney Rusty Wells accurately describe his side work for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office? We will talk to local attorney Bert Oram about that.  We’ll also talk to Tom Bonfield about his tenure as…

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Double toll to beach

June 11, 2008

The SRIA is considering doubling the toll to Pensacola Beach – to $2. The additional buck will go to pay for a parking garage. The parking is needed. However, I’m not sure there should be any…

Missing part of Levitt story

June 11, 2008

Both the PNJ and WEAR TV 3 have similar stories on the arrest of Andrea Levitt, the 28 yr. old who ran off with a teenage boy and her two kids. Someone tipped off Crimestoppers –…