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Good News

September 5, 2008

This is a huge step in the right direction. Escambia County Commission reduces the county’s 2007-08 property tax millage rate from 8.017 mils to 6.9755 mils in the 2008-09 fiscal year – 13% reduction. This represents…

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O’Sullivan’s speech at Chamber annual meeting

September 4, 2008

Given today at New World Landing: Good morning and welcome. We’re here today because we share an interest, a love and a concern for our community. Whether we’re small business owners or members of a large…

Live blogging on Palin speech

September 4, 2008

From Pushing Rope 10:31 Palin hits the stage. 10:33 Palin accepts nomination. Shocking. 1036 So far Palin is hitting the right notes. 10:38 Talking about family and panning to cute daughter. Smooth. 10:39 Palin will be…

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No gangs?

September 4, 2008

More teen on teen violence. Yet no one wants to call gang-related. WEAR TV reports: Pensacola Police say a 16 year old stabbed an 18 year old Wednesday evening. It happened near the corner of Hart…

Not everyone happy with Palin

September 4, 2008

Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan and former John McCain adviser, Time columnist, and MSNBC contributor Mike Murphy were caught on tape disparaging John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as…

Palin speech

September 4, 2008

Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States… I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend…

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People are not happy here

September 3, 2008

Yesterday, the Better Pensacola Forum has released its first Quality of Life survey that was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. The managing trustee of the non-profit, Jerry Maygarden, says, “The numbers are…

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Quality of Life survey

September 3, 2008

Escambia County and Pensacola on the Right Track or Wrong Track: 54% Escambia say headed in wrong direction; 52% Pensacola say headed in wrong direction. Only 20% say we are headed in the right direction in…

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More on Better Pensacola Forum and survey

September 3, 2008

The Better Pensacola Forum has released its first annual attitude survey. The Quality of Life survey was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. The company surveyed 800 registered Escambia County voters during the…

Condo-hotel king slips

September 2, 2008

Our cover story for Aug. 28 was on the condo-hotel issue on Pensacola Beach. The Herald Tribune writes about Robert Falor, who a newspaper once called the “condo-hotel king.” Things are going so well for Falor…

Question

September 2, 2008

Who will now give the speech at the GOP convention talking about how effective abstinence is in stopping teen pregnancy? Funny how the Republicans are twisting the meaning of family values now.…

Pssst, pick up signs

September 2, 2008

Will somebody tell Rex Blackburn and Mike Holloway to take down the Re-elect McNesby signs? Most of the other candidates have picked theirs up. Surely Ronnie Mac still has money in his campaign account to pay…

McCain Vetter defends VP pick

September 2, 2008

The person in the McCain responsible for doing the background check on Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate and the Alaska Governor, is Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. Wouldn’t you hate to be that guy? The AP has…

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Crist visits Milton

September 2, 2008

Gov. Charlie Crist visited the shelter at the Milton Community Center. It was more than a publicity stunt. According to volunteers there, Crist shook hands, thanked volunteers and really spent time with the evacuees from Louisiana….even…

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Apology

September 1, 2008

I took a complete days away from the blog, and it looks like a few bigots creeped into the comments. With Obama in the presidential race, I guess such attempts are to be expected. I’ve deleted…