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Mary Poppins wins Tony

Mary Poppins wins Tony

...the award, not the Soprano. Minutes before the Sopranos final episode aired on Sunday. Local Ashley Brown performed "Chim Chim, Cher-ee" on CBS's broadcast of the Tony Awards. Her musical won Best Revival of a Musical. Here is a NY TIMES slideshow of the musical numbers of the night, [...]

Rick’s Blog No. 6 Most Influential Blog in Florida

Rick’s Blog No. 6 Most Influential Blog in Florida

According to BlogNetNews.com, this blog is the sixth most influential blog in Florida. It's the top political blog north of Gainesville. Here are the top ten: 1 Babalu 2 Florida Progressive Coalition 3 Bark Bark Woof Woof 4 Pekin Prattles 5 Sticks of Fire 6 ricksblog.biz 7 The Buzz 8 State [...]

INweekly dailies highlight

INweekly dailies highlight

TuesDaily Dose It's that time of year when people get upset about the graffiti on the 17th Ave. Bridge. Oh, there's a story on property taxes. Okaloosa County creates a school for kids retained twice. A new modular home company opens in Chipley - yes, Pensacola is losing businesses to Chipley [...]

How stupid is Pensacola?

How stupid is Pensacola?

That's the question that WCOA is asking and hoping the answer is "Very." Will Pensacola believe that Luke McCoy's only problem is that his show "Pensacola Speaks" lacked diversity? The diversity spin is only a word game played by the station that solidifies McCoy's relationship with his [...]

Yep, Luke is back

Yep, Luke is back

Opening without any explanation why he left "Pensacola Speaks," Luke McCoy promised to be fresh, kinder, better than ever and more diverse. Don Parker screened all his calls. They have tried to use hipper music - that is if you consider the Beatles hip. Apparently diverse is the key. In the [...]

Please help daily…you can report for them

Please help daily…you can report for them

Today the daily will accept news stories from the public. According to yesterday's column by the executive editor Dick Schneider: Each day, we'll have information on how you, too, can be the eyes and ears of our community. We'll provide a simple online access point and you can send us anything, [...]

Is Florida’s boom over?

Is Florida’s boom over?

The St. Pete Times writes that the state's 50 year population boom may be over. Three of the nation's largest van lines moved more customers out of the state than into it last year, reversing a decades-long trend. Only U-Haul bucked the trend. The number of Florida drivers seeking licenses in other [...]

State government has higher revenue, too.

State government has higher revenue, too.

With all the finger pointing by the state lawmakers over how local governments are growing and just keep absorbing property tax increases, the NY Times reports that Florida has the second largest unexpected state revenue increase in the country this year - $2,742,000,000. State government isn't [...]

Hospitals without real need

For years Baptist Hospital has been trying to put beds in its Nine Mile Road facility and make it a full hospital. West Florida Hospital is only blocks away and has empty beds. Baptist exec Jerry Maygarden tried repeatedly to get special bills tacked on to legislation to make it happen. Sacred [...]

Property tax Q & A

Property tax Q & A

The daily has devoted days of coverage to property taxes, and I still get questions about what is the real impact. The Orlando Sentinel did a great Q&A. Q: What are lawmakers going to do for me? A: That depends who you are. All property owners -- business owners, primary homeowners, snowbirds [...]

INweekly newspaper highlights

INweekly newspaper highlights

MonDaily Dose PNJ writes on Joe Scarborough replacing Imus and has another property tax article. The Daily News is asleep and doesn't update website. News Herald looks at what schools are required to do fight childhood obesity.

Sopranos ending disappoints

Sopranos ending disappoints

Dull. Spent entire show waiting for something big to happen. Phil gets knocked off, not Tony. Homeland Security helps Tony's crew locate him. AJ goes to work in the movies after torching SUV and threatening to join Army. Meadow might go into civil rights law. Carmela has plans to renovate beach [...]

PNJ adds disclaimer and posting rules

Here's something new on the pnj.com site: pnj.com and its related sites are pleased to be able to offer its users the opportunity to make comments and hold conversations online. However, the interactive nature of the Internet makes it impracticable for our staff to monitor each and every posting. [...]

Wernicke nails it

In his Sunday column (Carl Wernicke: Our real problem remains insurance ), Carl Wernicke nails it. Insurance is a much bigger issue than property taxes. The Insurance companies continue to make billions, but whine that they must raise premiums. Their executive are sitting back and laughing at [...]

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