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50 Favorite magazines

July 10, 2008

Chicago Tribune has published its annual list of its 50 favorite magazines. Remarkably, Bella is not on the list. Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Esquire are. Read more.…

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Pensacola drops, too

July 10, 2008

Pensacola has lost people too according to the U.S. Census estimates released today. This is not good. Both the county and its largest city are losing people. It’s not the poor, sick and illiterate that are…

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Escambia drops population

July 10, 2008

The U.S. Census estimates are in. Escambia County lost 214 people. Santa Rosa gained 2,475. Baldwin County, Ala. gained 3,536. The three counties together have 625,220 people. Unfortunately Escambia County is the poorest, least literate and…

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Deportations on the rise

July 10, 2008

Miami Herald reports: “Deportations in Florida jump by almost 50 percent, setting a pace that likely will surpass last year’s total and exceed a 10-year high mark.” More…

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Tanker contract to be rebid

July 9, 2008

The U.S. Air Force will rebid the $35 billion contract to build new refueling tankers. The Defense Department will be making the decision by Dec. 31 — not the Air Force. I talked with Mobile County…

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IN Your Head Radio 7.9

July 9, 2008

Today on In Your Head Radio at 12:00 noon: Attorney General Bill McCollum  who last week filed a lawsuit against Countrywide Financial, one of the nation’s largest mortgage companies, for allegedly engaging in deceptive and unfair…

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Notes: Council committees 7.07.08

July 8, 2008

The City Council meeting started promptly at 3:15 p.m. on June 16 in the Haglar meeting room of City Hall. The approval of minutes (yawn) passed, and the Council members proceeded to tackle the items on…

Military upgrades expensive

July 8, 2008

According to the Mobile Press Register, Defense Department has trouble with military managers and contractors failing to deliver new weapons on time at the agreed-upon price. GAO reported in April to Congress that major new weapons…

Harry Dent campaign signs popping up

July 8, 2008

The Daily News reports that District Attorney Harvey Dent from the Batman comic strip and movies has campaign signs popping up in Fort Walton Beach. Comic fans know that Dent became the criminal “Two Face”….wonder if…

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Santa Rosa County rejects progress

July 8, 2008

Yesterday, Escambia County Comm. Gene Valentino went before the Santa Rosa County Commission asking that they join a regional transportation authority that would have the power to bond out gas tax revenues and work on the…

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Web: Top Ten Digital Music sites

July 7, 2008

It’s Monday and you really don’t want to start work just yet…so explore these web sites instead. Wired has come up it’s Top 10 Music sites. Sites were chosen based not only on what they currently…

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Ivey to leave Louisville paper

July 7, 2008

Former PNJ publisher Denise Ivey is leaving the The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY. The alt-paper, LEO, has this take on what it calls the “Friday Afternoon Massacre.” …from Ivey’s memo: “I am so proud of The…

McCain not getting Bush dollars

July 7, 2008

St. Petersburg Times reports that of the top 55 George W. Bush donors only 20 have made big contributions to Sen. John McCain’s campaign. Is it the economy or a lack of love for McCain? Does…

GOP seats vulnerable

July 7, 2008

Tampa Tribune reports that the Democratic party believes it can wage competitive races for at least five U.S. House seats now held by Florida Republicans. Not against Jeff “No GO Zone” Miller – our congressman. Top…