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Mainstream media indicted

Mainstream media indicted

Bill Moyers tackles the media and its role in the Iraq War next week on his PBS show. Northwest Florida makes the show: Moyers also asserts that editors at the Panama City (Fla.) News-Herald received an order from above, "Do not use photos on Page 1A showing civilian casualties. Our sister paper [...]

Elebash bashes port finances

Subject: Port finances Port of Pensacola – Six Months Financial Report The City Finance Director will present the mid-year City financial report to the Council on Monday afternoon, April 23. There has been a downturn in Port business. Revenues for the first six months of the fiscal year [...]

Gaetz sponsors bill to allow panhandling on road ways

State Sen. Don Gaetz has sponsored the Iris Roberts Act (sb1946c1.html) which will allow charitable groups to solicit funds on state roads. Escambia County officials have told us that because the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that governments can't restrict such solicitations to just one [...]

Need Hawkshaw Sponsors

Need Hawkshaw Sponsors

Sponsorships for Hawkshaw are going great but more are needed. We've got levels from $500-$10,000. Read the pdf and email me if your interested -rick@inweekly.net Here is the pdf:Hawkshaw sponsorships Sponsors on board already: Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Fun Coast Promotions, [...]

Hawkshaw party huge success

Hawkshaw party huge success

We have 24 acts - 11 will be local. We have a few slots still to be filled - offers have been made, but waiting to hear back from agents. Tickets are on sale at Regions/AmSouth Bank locations. Saturday: Until June (www.myspace.com/untiljune) Julie Roberts (Julie Roberts) Ligion [...]

SRIA pays for drowning

SRIA pays for drowning

In 2001, the Santa Rosa Island Authority resisted pressure to increase lifeguard protection on Pensacola Beach. Less than a half mile of Pensacola Beach's 8.5 miles of shoreline was guarded that year and 27 swimmers died on local beaches. In 2002 a 18-year-old student drowned during his charter [...]

Favorite area dish

Favorite area dish

The IN is working on its annual Eat! Guide. We're looking for your favorite dishes prepared by local restaurants that you would recommend visitors have to try. For example. one of mine is the Large BBQ pork sandwich by King's BBQ. Give us your suggestions....please don't write Krispy Kreme. [...]

PNJ stays on Front Porch story…ignores firefighters

PNJ stays on Front Porch story…ignores firefighters

The daily newspaper has a story on the letter from Thelma Manley to state Rep. Dave Murzin which we posted on the blog Tuesday afternoon (Manley asks Murzin for help). Melanie Nichols denies any meetings took place outside of the " Sunshine." Jim Reeves (former chairman Michelle MacNeil's [...]

Timely IN cover story

Timely IN cover story

With all the debate over Don Imus, this week's IN cover story on the documentary "Lillie and Leander" is very poignant. Please take the time to read it:  Lillie & Leander: A Legacy of Violence

Blog view – 4/18/07

Blog view – 4/18/07

Va Tech victims

The NY Times has an excellent interactive web page on the victims of the VA Tech shootings. The profile that really got me was Liviu Librescu, 75, a senior researcher and lecturer in engineering and a Holocaust survivor. His students say the professor blocked the door of his classroom to prevent [...]

What did Don Imus actually say?

From Media Matters for America: IMUS: That's some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and -- McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos. IMUS: That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man, that's some -- woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, [...]

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