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Saturday December 20th 2014

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Virgins for Barack

According to Politico.com: Virgin Islands has voted for Obama. With all of the votes in, the preliminary count is: Obama: 1772 votes (89.9%) Clinton: 149 votes (7.6%). Obama also won Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington.

Apply now for Mobile steel plant jobs

If you'd like a production job at ThyssenKrupp Steel Plant outside of Mobile, the application deadline to be in the first wave of production workers is Friday, Feb. 15. As of late last week, 4,333 people had applied for 500 production jobs at the 2,700-worker steel plant that will open in [...]

Hispanics leaving NW Florida

Santa Rosa Sheriff Wendall Hall's campaign to arrest undocumented workers may be a little like trying to closing the barn doors after the cows have gotten out. The Daily News reports that Hispanics are leaving the area now that the post-Hurricane Ivan jobs have dried up. Read The emigration [...]

I pick up one more vote

Apparently the Arizona Sec. of State Jan Brewer looked under her desk and found one more vote for me. I now have one more vote - total 49 - in the AZ GOP presidential preference primary. Amazingly 1.7% have yet to counted so I can still pick up a few votes. I have further solidified my 21st-place [...]

It is what I have been writing

It is what I have been writing

A friend called me yesterday to rib me about the Florida TaxWatch report. He laughed that TaxWatch is getting paid $100K for I have been writing for years. So I pulled out some old columns from 2005 and he's right. 1/27/05 This month, three prominent community leaders—Quint Studer, Jack [...]

Rising Stars

Rising Stars

Last night we hosted at party and awards ceremony for the 2008 Rising Stars. Over 130 people attended the event held at 600 South. The exciting thing about this group of young adults is that they aren't from some cookie cutter mold. They come from all walks of life in our community and a wide [...]

Gannett revenue down 31 percent

AP & CNN report: Gannett Co. (NYSE:GCI), the largest newspaper publisher in the United States, said Friday that falling revenue from broadcast and newspaper ad sales combined with an impairment charge drove fourth quarter earnings down 31 percent. Don't send care packages to PNJ headquarters just [...]

Diabetes study halted

Diabetes in Escambia County is widespread, particularly in the African-American community. The Comprehensive Assessment for Tracking Health 2005 study revealed the county has 6.64 cases of preventable diabetes for very 10,000 people. The state average is 4.42. The NY Times reports: "For [...]

Check out local hospitals

Want to see how our hospitals rate? Check out FloridaHealthFinder.gov. There are always explanations behind the individual statistics, but getting the information out is important.

New bill: Slots for dog tracks

New bill: Slots for dog tracks

A Florida Senate Senate Regulated Industries Committee approved, 8-1, Wednesday a bill that would allow slot machines at every racetrack and jai-alai fronton in Florida, and bring the state an estimated $354 million more in additional annual tax revenues for education. However, the bill faces long [...]

Outzen surpasses Az vote goal

Outzen surpasses Az vote goal

The Outzen for President campaign now has 48 votes, according to latest reports from the Arizona Sec. of State. Over 98% of the votes have been counted and I've moved into 21st place in the GOP primary. On Jan. 29, Ron Paul had what seemed like 500 signs in the Pensacola area and got 45 votes. I [...]

Outzen campaign waits for final votes

It's 3:54 a.m. The Arizona Secretary of State reports 94 percent of the votes have been counted. I'm sitting with 44 votes - one shy of the 45 votes I need to keep my candidacy alive. I'm tied with Charles Skelley for 22nd place. In last place with 37 votes is Rhett Smith. The Outzen campaign [...]

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