Notes: Charter review 4.16.08

April 17, 2008

April 16 Charter Review Commission meeting notes: Near the beginning of the meeting, chairperson Crystal Spencer talked about the budget the CRC now has, after herself and consultant William Haraway were in the “hot seat.” There…

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Suter is a headache

April 17, 2008

Suter Elementary parents refuse to quietly go away….especially when it comes to possible closure of their highly successful, but small, neighborhood school. It could be the issue that undoes Patty Hightower’s re-election bid for her School…

Interview on Markes case

April 17, 2008

Here is my interview with Santa Rosa Press Gazette reporter Jeni Senter on the Erin Markes hearing on April 16: Listen: Jeni Senter…

Celente interview

April 17, 2008

Yesterday I interviewed Gerald Celente, the foremost authority on Trend Forecasting, Research, and Analysis Trends research analysis. Celente is the author of Trends 2000 and publisher of the Trends Journal®. Celente has produced some of the…

Markes takes off bracelet

April 16, 2008

State Attorney agreed today that Erin Markes is not a flight risk and doesn’t have to wear the monitoring bracelet. Santa Rosa Press Gazette was there: http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/markes_3377___article.html/santa_erin.html…

Sarasota cuts 100 jobs

April 16, 2008

Sarasota is cutting 100 jobs, reducing the work force to the same size it was in the early 1990s – the city – which is about the same size as Pensacola – has 740 employees. According…

Radio: Hear interview on Markes

April 16, 2008

Here is my interview with Dianna Fitzgerald, founder of the National Lissencephaly Network, on Erin Markes – 19 year old mother whose has been arrested for criminal neglect after his son, age 4, was admitted to…

Naturals lose in bottom of 9th, 3-2

April 16, 2008

For 2 1/2 hours, under clear skies and 64 degrees, 3,653 fans enjoyed baseball in the new ballpark of the Northwest Ark. Naturals. The team lost 3-2 when Jose Duarte grounded out to second base with…

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Moby writes. We wonder.

April 16, 2008

It looks like Mike O’Brien, PNJ columnist, is becoming more and more like Earle Bowden – meaning less understandable. In today’s column, the aged scribe is for/against budget cuts for non-profits that provide social services. Not…

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Bayou Chico dredging

April 16, 2008

The PNJ has found out about the dredging of Bayou Chico and how the county is destroying pristine lakes with the sediment from the bayou. You have to see the photos – DEP downplays pollution fear.…

BCC meets behind closed doors on Roads

April 15, 2008

From the Sunday paper: PUBLIC NOTICE ____________________________________________ IT IS THE INTENTIONof the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County, Florida, to hold a private meeting with its attorney to discuss pending litigation in the case of…

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Notes: City budget workshop, Part 2

April 15, 2008

April 14 City budget workshop – Part 2: Keep in mind, city officials’ talking points include “rightsizing” the budget to “maintain core and priority services.” Next up: Fire Department. Fire Chief Frank Edwards said there will…

Radio: Dianna Fitzgerald

April 15, 2008

Founder of National Lissencephaly Network, Dianna Fitzgerald, will be on IN Your Head Radio to give us the latest update on Erin Markes. Listen from 1-2 p.m. on newsradio1620.com. I was reviewing my guest list for…

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Markes in court tomorrow

April 15, 2008

Erin Brittany Markes will appear tomorrow, April 16, at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Ron Swanson in court room 213 in the Santa Rosa County courthouse. Markes is the 19-year-old Pace mother was jailed for criminal…