Casino on I65

May 19, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports on the Wind Creek Casino that is being built in Atmore by the Creek Indians. Thank goodness, our progressive Escambia County Commission kept the Pensacola Greyhound Track from having $2 poker.…

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PNJ finally reports on Wells

May 19, 2008

You’ve got to love our daily newspaper. Ten days after Rusty Wells named by the Pensacola City Council by 6-3 to be the new City Attorney, the News Journal reports on the problems with Wells (…

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Don’t buy this excuse

May 17, 2008

The excuse being used to defend Mike Whitehead in the Roads, Inc. fundraiser – and was also used by former County Administrator George Touart – is that Escambia County is so small that it is hard…

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Notes: School Board 5.15

May 16, 2008

The Escambia County School Board held a special workshop on May 15 at the J.E. Hall Center regarding impending budget issues and cuts. Board president Patty Hightower opened the meeting and described board members’ recent trip…

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Notes: BCC 5.15

May 16, 2008

Sorry for the late post. It has been a hectic day: Escambia County’s Board of Commissioners breezed through their regular meeting on May 15. After approval of the agenda, the meeting opened with a commissioner’s forum.…

IN Your Head Radio 5.16

May 16, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio. Pam Donovan, The Mayor of The City of Margate who has proposed splitting Florida into two states because South Florida bears an unequal burden–paying more in taxes than the region…

Quote of the day

May 16, 2008

According to PNJ, from Escambia County Commission Chairman Mike Whitehead: I am not ashamed of the fact that I take money from anybody and everybody, and a campaign contribution does not translate into a favorable decision…

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IN Your Head Radio: The Facebook Edition

May 15, 2008

Most of IN Your Head Radio was only available online today due to weather problems. For those that might have missed them, here are today’s interviews Senator Don Gaetz Luman May Kate White…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.15

May 15, 2008

 Today I will welcome Senator Don Gaetz to IN Your Head Radio to discuss the education reforms approved  by the Florida Legislature in its 2008 regular session. And I will talk with Luman May who recently…

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Notes: BCC agenda review 5.15

May 15, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review May 15, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Call to Order at 9:04 a.m. All County Commissioners were present. Items to be added to the agenda: The County Attorney had one add…

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Notes: Special meeting

May 15, 2008

SPECIAL MEETING BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Governmental Complex 221 Palafox Place May 15, 2008, 8:55 a.m. Call to Order at 9:03 a.m. All County Commissioners were present. Recommendation Concerning Roads, Inc., of NWF Versus Escambia…

Whitehead disregards attorney’s instructions

May 15, 2008

County Attorney Allison Perdue Rogers sent an email to all Escambia County commissioners on Friday, May 2. It instructed them as follows: As you are aware, we have pending litigation with Roads, Inc. My advice is…

Video: Jamie Leigh Jones – KBR Rape Victim

May 15, 2008

GoLeft.TV filmed my interview with Jamie Leigh Jones who was gang-raped by coworkers in Baghdad while employed by former Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown Root (KBR). Fox News also picked up this story over the weekend.…

Edwards backs Obama

May 15, 2008

Former Sen. John Edwards endorsed Barrack Obama for president yesterday. I spoke with one Democratic national insider who believes Edwards will be Obama’s VP, not Hillary Clinton. Clinton will stay in the race for now because…

Was it murder?

May 15, 2008

This case has been the buzz on Navarre Beach for over a year. On Feb. 18, 2007, the body of Joshua Whittier, a 21-year-old Navarre resident who had worked with Ford Models, was found face down…