Politics

Morning Joe reinvents Scarborough

July 15, 2008

NY Magazine profiles Pensacola native Joe Scarborough Tom Brokaw summed up the consensus opinion when, a week or so later, he poked his head into Griffin’s office and said, “Scarborough. Who knew?” Read Morning in America…

Outzen vs. McCoy

July 15, 2008

IN Your Head Radio on NewsRadio 1620 will go head-to-head against WCOA & Luke McCoy on Wednesday (July 16), Thursday (July 17) and Friday (July 18) in the mornings. Bubba & Tarsha are taking a few…

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Panama City woman picked by Playboy

July 15, 2008

The pictorial is called “Girls of Olive Garden”….if it was a Pensacola woman, it would be “Girls of Waffle House.” According to the News Herald: “”Shannon,” 22, works at the restaurant’s State 77 location, according to…

Is offshore drilling necessary?

July 15, 2008

The United States currently produces 8 million barrels of oil and other petroleum liquids a day and consumes about 21 million. However, Oil & Gas industry is drilling on just a fraction of areas it already…

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IN Your Head Radio 7.14

July 14, 2008

Escambia County Commission chairman Gene Valentino will call in today from London — He is there for the Farnborough International Air with U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and a delegation from Mobile, Ala. I will also check…

Message: Rhette Anderson

July 14, 2008

Well, Gentlemen, the Race is On! I look forward to our campaign wherein we will discuss the issues and our hopes for the future. It is quite an honor competing with the two of you as…

PNJ to cost more?

July 14, 2008

Gannett Blog reports: “Twenty Gannett newspapers will go up in price four weeks from Monday. Some of the bigger ones are: Louisville, Indianapolis, Rochester, Brevard, Des Moines, Shreveport, Sioux Falls, just to name a few.” Will…

Time: Florida is State of Decay

July 14, 2008

Time Magazine takes a look at Florida and sees an impending disaster. Escambia County missed out on the boom and now is left with the scraps….that is unless you count WalMarts, Dollar Stores and Walgreens as…

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Report: Farnborough International Air Show

July 14, 2008

Escambia County Commission chairman, Gene Valentino, paid his own way to go to his airshow. Comm. Gordon Goodin got Santa Rosa County to pay his way. They are joining U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and a delegation…

If we only had the CMP…

July 14, 2008

A Commander’s Palace restaurant (cost $6 million) opened this weekend at Destin’s Legendary’s HarborWalk Village, the $250 million destination project. We could have had that famous New Orleans restaurant if only the Community Maritime Park was…

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Notes: City 7.10.08

July 11, 2008

A special committee of the whole meeting was held on July 10 at 6:15 to approve the contract of newly appointed city attorney Rusty Wells. After some discussion by council members, councilman Mike Wiggins gave Mr.…

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Notes: BCC 7.10.08

July 11, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – July 10, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor Call to order at 5:31 p.m. All Commissioners were present except Mike Whitehead who was out of town…

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Soccer mom to file against Mike DeSorbo

July 11, 2008

Pensacola city councilman Mike DeSorbo – who has served on the council since 1986 (or is it 1886?) – will have another opponent, Maren DeWeese. Soccer moms control that district. They elected Patty Hightower and Grover…

Zoo wants county cash

July 11, 2008

Daily News reports that The Zoo in Gulf Breeze needs more than fundraisers to stay open. Unless the government steps up, the facility will close. Zoo officials want an interlocal governing authority formed that would include…

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Two new candidates for city council

July 11, 2008

Noon today is the deadline for qualifying to run for Pensacola city council or mayor. Two more people have filed, but have yet to complete qualification. Larry B. Johnson – District 4 against Marty Donovan. Robbie…