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Bottle Clubs may keep 5 a.m. close

Bottle Clubs may keep 5 a.m. close

According to sources, the Pensacola City Council is backtracking on its ordinance that would give Bottle Clubs the same close as other night clubs - 3 a.m. They will have the final vote to keep the curfew at 5 a.m. this Thursday. Two steps forward, three steps backwards. The council wants us to [...]

State lawmakers fail again

State lawmakers fail again

The Florida Legislature has failed once again to pass any meaningful tax reform. I decided to pack their bags a day early. All spring we heard from Gov. Crist and the our lawmakers about how they were going to cut property tax bills. Many of us have yet to set any meaningful cuts. Read South [...]

Gannett revenues slip

Gannett revenues slip

But they still made $234 million in the third quarter. Yahoo News has the full report with the facts and figures. Read more

Target Photos

Target Photos

From our art director Justin Griffith:

PNJ points our Sunshine violation

PNJ points our Sunshine violation

The daily newspaper noticed the same slip we did by Escambia Board school board member Claudia Brown-Curry at this week's board meeting. Curry said that she and fellow board member Jeff Bergosh had talked privately about Bergosh's Godzilla statements. (School Board matters should be handled at [...]

Boyd upset with park plans

WEAR TV 3 reports that Leroy Boyd, president of Movement for Change, is upset about the plans for the Community Maritime Park. In a meeting with Judge Lacey Collier, chairman of the CMPA board, Boyd said, "They sold a bill of goods to the community, as what they were gonna do, and already, they're [...]

Miller votes against Sacred Heart

Miller votes against Sacred Heart

The daily newspaper writes on why Congressman Jeff Miller oppose the State Children's Health Insurance Program (Miller stands by Bush on veto ). Let's set aside the issue whether $7 billion a year is too much to spend on children's health when Miller has voted to spend $17 BILLION A MONTH on the [...]

NY Times on Staph

NY Times on Staph

The Escambia County Jail has a staph infection problem. The NY Times has an article today on the bacteria. The national rate is 32 cases per 100,000. Our jail has 33 cases per 1915 prisoners. Nearly 19,000 people died in the United States in 2005 after being infected with virulent drug-resistant [...]

Property Taxes Bounce

The Florida House and Senate still haven't agreed on property taxes. They failed last spring to decide on a tax plan. A judge threw out their constitutional amendment. The pressure is on for the Republican-controlled legislature to get its act together. The St. Pete Times has a good article [...]

Next – Esc. Co. School Board

Since August, we have rotated through the various boards in Escambia County. First, it was the Pensacola City Council with Strong Mayor, Port of Pensacola and The Oar House deck. Then we had Escambia Board of County Commissioners with George Touart, ECAT and more George Touart. Now the public [...]

GGW Francis fights back

GGW Francis fights back

The founder of "Girls Gone Wild," Joe Francis is fighting to improve his tarnished image. He has bought web ads on the News Herald site. The ads link to a web site (www.meetjoefrancis.com ) that give his side of the story. No, he doesn't take his shirt off.

2008 Presidential Race $$$$

2008 Presidential Race $$$$

This summer, the leading Democratic presidential candidates raised twice as much money as their Republican counterparts. The NY Times has a cool interactive graphic on campaign fund raising. Check out: The Money Race

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