Sansom not only lawmaker on the take

December 22, 2008

The St. Pete Times has found 18 other current and former lawmakers that are employed by state colleges…none of them are from our three districts. Rep. Ed Homan, R-Tampa, a physician who makes $200,000 teaching at…

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Scarborough gets radio show

December 22, 2008

Conservative radio can’t wait for the Obama administration. Of course, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity can’t wait, but others are waiting in the wings. Morning Joe Scarborough is set to convert his TV show with Mika…

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PNJ writes Hall editorial, nine days later

December 20, 2008

The daily newspaper takes on Sam Hall for leaving a council meeting early to avoid a vote and possibly lying about a trip to Atlanta. The event happened on Dec. 11. The editorial is published on…

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Van Galen gets Wisc. chancellorship

December 19, 2008

UWF Vice President for Advancement has been recommended to be the next Chancellor for University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Read news-uwrf-chancellor-recommendation…

ECSO sheriff settles with Jeff Van Camp

December 19, 2008

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has settled with former deputy Jeff Van Camp – or more accurately McNesby’s insurance carrier did. Van Camp has been reinstated as the head of Crimestoppers at the ECSO. There was…

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How journalism will survive

December 19, 2008

From Online Journalism Review: Activist newsrooms don’t have to abandon journalistic principles, says Robert Niles. “They simply need to refocus on principles they should have been aspiring to all along — such as accuracy, truth and…

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Don Gaetz: Real power

December 19, 2008

State Sen. Don Gaetz has been appointed by Senate President Jeff Atwater to head the Senate Select Committee on Florida’s Economy. According to Atwater: “The mission of this Select Committee on Florida’s Economy is to create…

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Sansom bumper stickers

December 19, 2008

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves a bumper sticker to honor his special relationship with Northwest Florida State College. Here are a few suggestions: Got state funds? Got job! Honk, if you never attended a NWFSC…

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How will state lawmakers serve us?

December 19, 2008

Our state representatives, Greg Evers, Dave Murzin and Clay Ford, have been given their committee and council assignments. We have two chairmanships: Evers votes on Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee and Murzin on Economic Development…

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NWFSC loves Sansom, not Gaetz

December 19, 2008

“I have never been invited to a meeting of the Northwest Florida State College board of directors in my life.”—my favorite from today’s Daily News article on a special meeting the Board of Trustees of Northwest…

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Beware of gift cards

December 18, 2008

If you bought a gift card at Experience Salon, you are out of luck. The new owners – former employees of Experience – have told customers that will not honor gift cards issued by their former…

Bits and pieces

December 18, 2008

We heard yesterday that the negotiations between new Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and the teachers union have broken off. Union wants a larger pay increase than Thomas can give, especially with projected cuts coming from…

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Bye, Luke

December 18, 2008

WCOA host Luke McCoy has his last show on Friday, Dec. 19. It has been reported that Cumulus will replace him and “Pensacola Speaks” with syndicated programming. Luke saw the candidates for which he campaigned so…

Best and worst nursing homes

December 18, 2008

The Federal government has a new rating system for nursing homes. According to the system, the best ones (Five stars overall ) in Pensacola are Bayside Manor, Haven of Our Lady of Peace and Rosewood Manor.…

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Light day

December 17, 2008

Little under the weather today. Will try to catch up this afternoon.…