Nixing Disney nightclubs

June 28, 2008

Disney has announced it is closing, effective Sept 2008, six night clubs on its Pleasure Island. It will be shifting to a more family-friendly environment. Read The party’s over at Pleasure Island: Disney to shut down…

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Okaloosa sheriff’s race heated

June 28, 2008

Face it. All sheriff’s races are. From the Daily News: “The two men hoping to unseat Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris claim the same thing: Morris is the invisible man. “You shouldn’t be hiding behind a…

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Where the Hell is Matt?

June 28, 2008

This is so cool. Four months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands. You can turn HD off if it’s playing jerky or taking too long to load. Where the Hell is Matt?…

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Baptist move increases need for CMP

June 27, 2008

Baptist Hospital moving out of the west side of Pensacola could have a dire impact on the economy on that part of the city. All the small businesses that depend on the hospital employees could be…

Lock and Load, baby

June 27, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed the Second Amendment and by a 5-4 vote struck down a District if Columbia law that banned handguns (AP WIRE). The Second Amendment is something the U.S. Supreme Court has…

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Finally some consolidation…in health care

June 27, 2008

For years, people have said the Pensacola area had too many hospitals – Baptist, Gulf Breeze, Sacred Heart, Santa Rosa Medical Center. West Florida and Naval Hospital. As our population declined, it become harder to fill…

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McDonald used internet

June 26, 2008

Esther McDonald -PCC alum who is accused of denying internships and honor programs at the U.S. Department of Justice for political or ideological affiliations – determined whether candidates had liberal affiliations based in part upon information…

PCC grad at heart of the DOJ scandal

June 26, 2008

There are two people blasted in the inspector general report: Michael Elston, who was chief of staff to the deputy attorney general, and Esther McDonald, a counsel in the associate attorney general’s office. Fine concluded that…

Justice Department played politics with internships

June 26, 2008

Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine issued a report yesterday that cites how the Bush Administration’s Justice Department has become highly partisan. According to the Star Tribune: In 2006, some applicants for sought-after jobs in the…

Papantonio team finalist for national award

June 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2008 TEAM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS NAMED AS FINALIST FOR TRIAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WASHINGTON – A team of dogged environmental lawyers who won a $380 million class action lawsuit…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.25

June 25, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio. Many Florida races are being affected by what is being called an “UN-Democratic Loophole.” Candidates ensure write-in candidates run against them in order to block votes. Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres,…

Pensacola employer prospect?

June 25, 2008

The Tampa Tribune reports that the global electronics maker Jabil Circuit Inc. is considering moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations out of St. Petersburg. Jabil employs about 2,000 people in the area. A few hundred work…

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Miller plagiarizes speech

June 25, 2008

Daily News reports that Congressman Jeff Miller posted a speech on his Web site without acknowledging that it was written by a speech Sen. Johnny Isakson from Georgia for his son’s high school graduation in 1988.…

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Pensacola gets gang task force

June 25, 2008

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, is establishing seven task forces across the state to deal with gang activity. Pensacola will have one. Also: Tallahassee, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Myers, and Miami. I have had McCollum several…