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IN Your Head Radio 7.30

Today on IN Your Head Radio we will talk with Attorney General Bill McCollum about his call for an investigation into the Office of Financial Regulation, the state agency overseeing the mortgage industry, after a Miami Herald investigation revealed how state regulators had allowed thousands of [...]

Bennigan’s, Steak & Ale close

Orlando Sentinel reports - Bennigan's and Steak & Ale closed their company-owned locations ... and filed for bankruptcy protection in one of the largest restaurant failures in recent memory. Read more

Crist sets two-week deadline on review

At yesterdays' Florida Cabinet meeting, Gov. Charlie Crist gave Don Saxon, the head of the Office of Financial Regulation, two weeks to come up with a plan to toughen licensing standards for mortgage brokers. He has also ordered his own inspector general to investigate the OFR -- the agency that [...]

McCain/John Rich concert now free

The first press release for the GOP-sponsored John Rich (of Big & Rich) concert in Panama City on Friday would cost $10 per ticket. Now it's free. According to the News Herald, Democrats have a lot to say about the change in ticket price: "Although we, and most country music fans, would [...]

UF beats out Ole Miss

Times have changed. The Princeton Review ranks the University of Florida as the No. 1 Party School. Ole Miss came in second. The Ole Miss Pikes (Pi Kappa Alpha) must have been kicked off campus again. 1. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 2. University of Mississippi, University, [...]

Bad hiring at DOJ

Last month I reported on how the Department of Justice under Alberto Gonzalez had used the Internet to reject some of the top law students in the country from getting internships and being accepted into honors programs as the DOJ. I wrote how one of the culprits was a Pensacola Christian College [...]

Linens’n Things closing stores

It appears Pensacola store is safe, but the retailer is closing 57 under-performing stores nationwide. When retailer's parent company, Linens Holding Co., filed for bankruptcy on May 2, it had announced then it would close 120 stores so this is actual good news.

More on Borrowers Betrayed

Last week I reported on the blog on the Miami Herald's special investigation - "Borrowers Betrayed" - that revealed how state regulators had allowed thousands of criminals to become loan originators allowing consumers to be bilked out of millions of dollars. I had Michael Sallah, Miami Herald's [...]

TOBaW – There Ought to Be a Word

Give us a word for: - (verb) To take credit for things while serving public office that you had little or nothing to do with. We're seeing a lot of this in Escambia Co. District 1 commission race: Whitehead vs. Wilson Robertson.

McCain likes music, too

The big Internet myth being spread last week was that only reason Barack Obama had such a big crowd in Berlin (200,000 plus) was that there was a rock concert tied to it. Obama has had music as a part of his rallies for months. Using a popular local rock band has been a key component of many of his [...]

IN Your Head Radio Backtracks

Author Jian Ping on her book “Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China” Click here to listen Read about the book 

Save gas – four-day work weeks

Mobile Press Register reports that government agencies are switching to four-work weeks to save gas. Employees will work four 10-hour days. Schedules will be staggered to cover Fridays. Read more.

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