NY Times reports that the casinos along the Gulf Coast are doing better than they did before Hurricane Katrina. Boomtown New Orleans, for instance, a casino on the edge of the city that was not flooded, booked $83 million in profit last year, nearly triple its pre-Katrina best. In Biloxi, even [...]
MonDaily Dose Monday editions are the weakest issues of the week. Today's papers prove it.
In the 60s & 70s - Miami Dolphins were Florida's pro football team. Sure we had to watch the Saints every Sunday on WKRG, but we rooted for the Dolphins Sun-Sentinel is conducting a poll to determine the all-time Dolphin team. Mark Clayton or Paul Warfield? Jason Taylor or Bill Stanfill? [...]
The News Herald reports the construction of the new $9 million, 55,000-square-foot Bay County Public Library is on schedule and will be completed by April 2008. Read Cover almost finished for county library Hmmmmmm....
The Ft. Walton Beach Daily News reports: The disappearance of about 50 Canada geese from the Tiger Point Golf and Country Club was at first a Gulf Breeze mystery. Later, when persistent area residents learned the birds had been rounded up and euthanized by agents of the federal [...]
The Independent News has come up with its ideas for government budgets (Ballsy Plan IV ). Suggestions range from privatization to annexation to consolidation. The goal of the county commission and city council shouldn't be to see how many gov't jobs can be saved, but how low can the tax rates be [...]
News Journal reports a former Catholic High School teacher is charged with using a mirror to look under a woman's skirt at a Pensacola bookstore - Ex-teacher accused of voyeurism. Pensacola Beach loses drinkable water when main breaks. Bushwacker sales skyrocket - Beach water main break [...]
From Duwayne Escobedo: Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille says no criminal investigation of overpayments of stipends to volunteer firefighters is being conducted right now. "At this point, we have no involvement," he says. The Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller [...]
In March 2006, Escambia County voters approved the sales tax extension that included $34.6 million for libraries and community centers. To date, nothing has been done to the downtown library. We've renovated the old police station in Century and a space in a strip center on the Westside into [...]
From Moblie Register: One of the westernmost points of the Mobile city limits will creep a little closer to Schillinger Road when an annexation approved Tuesday by the Mobile City Council takes effect. The city will add 50 acres owned by Wynnfield Development, a company controlled by local [...]
WedsDaily Dose Gulf County Sheriff resigns. WalMart won't give up on Mary Esther store. Dog mauls owners. Another typical Wednesday news day.
From the IN staff: For the first time in three generations, an Outzen male has reached the ripe old age of 50. We had a betting pool going on whether the old man would make it. To our surprise Rick showed up for work today. Here's Rick's AFTER-50 to-do list . . . 10. Raise prices for [...]
There is growing debate whether newspapers should require people to use their real names when they comment on articles on the papers' websites. The Sacramento Bee has decided to require real names. Here is an column on their decision: Requiring names with online comments .... too often, the [...]