Surprise: Santa Rosa to help Zoo

July 22, 2008

Just when it seemed inevitable The Zoo would go out of business, the Santa Rosa County Commission tentatively agreed to give its foundation $125,000 a year for the next three years – if they can get…

Battle of the drug busts

July 22, 2008

It’s an election year so we are seeing the sheriff’s offices in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties making more and more high profile drug busts. First, it was the ECSO in Century. Yesterday a SRCSO raid…

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Surprise: Marty Donovan begs for lawsuit

July 22, 2008

The Pensacola City Council approved in the Committee of the Whole a new financing plan for the Community Maritime Park – 9-1. According to the daily newspaper, the lone dissenter and long-time park opponent, Councilman Marty…

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IN Your Head Radio backtracks

July 21, 2008

Friday’s interview with Michael Kraskin of Comedy Central’s digital media and Jim Banister of SpectrumDNA Click here to listen…

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Fisher withdraws

July 21, 2008

From Todd Fisher: To all my supporters, friends and potential voters: I just submitted the following letter (9:15 AM) to David Stafford and withdrew from the Pensacola City Council District 3 race. Obviously I am very…

U.S. Open champ to open restaurant

July 21, 2008

Former LPGA U.S. Open winner Donna Caponi will open August 20 a restaurant at Scenic Hills Golf Club. It will be aptly named Caponi’s. In 1969, Donna Caponi won her first U.S. Women’s Open in Pensacola…

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Borrowers betrayed

July 21, 2008

Miami Herald has a big investigative piece on how thousands with criminal records work unlicensed as loan originators. More than half the mortgage professionals registered in Florida — 120,563 — entered the industry this decade without…

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Where’s Crist on air tanker bid?

July 21, 2008

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley was upset that his state didn’t get the Volkswagon plant that went instead to Chattanooga, Tenn. Now he is focusing on Mobile getting the $35 billion Air Force contract to build 600…

Scooter revolution

July 21, 2008

The News Herald reports that scooters are becoming popular in the Panama City area. Why not? They get over 100 miles to the gallon and retail from $2000 to $8000. Read Scooters making sense.…

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Will PYP wake up for Charter review?

July 21, 2008

The Pensacola city council is looking to diversify its Charter review commission. Council members have been asked to nominate and eventually appoint a black male, a female, and a white male as alternates to the commission.…

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There ought to be a word

July 18, 2008

Comedy Central is coming on IN Your Head Radio – Morning Edition to talk about Indecision 2008 and a Pensacola version of Political Addictionary. Help us come up with a word for: To shirk your responsibilities…

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Note: BCC 7.17.08

July 17, 2008

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WORKSHOP BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Escambia County Government Complex 221 Palafox Place July 17, 2008 Call to order at 9:07 a.m. by Commissioner Marie Young. Commissioner Gene Valentino was absent. Old Courthouse…

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McCain Speech to NAACP

July 17, 2008

Remarks by John McCain to the 99th Annual NAACP Convention By Press Office July 16, 2008 ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery to the 99th Annual NAACP…

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Gannett suffers

July 17, 2008

Gannett Blog reports: In a much-anticipated report, Gannett just disclosed that earnings dived 36% from a year ago, on a worse-than-expected drop in revenue. Chairman and CEO Craig Dubow said the near-term outlook is grim. Flagship…

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State Farm strikes again

July 17, 2008

Daily News reports State Farm wants at 47 percent rate increase. Read more Miami Herald increase could be as much as 70 percent for some homeowners. More…