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Another body found…they’re every where

Another body found…they’re every where

A third dead body was found in the Pensacola area in less than one week. WEAR TV reports the body of an elderly pensacola man was found near a marina in the 700 block of Myrick Street, Saturday morning. Pensacola police say 87-year-old Fealdon Crabtree may have fallen off of the boat he lived [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

MonDaily Dose Christians pack Pelican Park. Another sign of P'cola's declining economy: thieves ride bicycles. Forty minutes away, Mobile has the Junior Miss Pageant and hears the new steel plant may double in size. Do you think the reason the Pensacola daily doesn't report on what's happening [...]

Civil rights nerve struck

Civil rights nerve struck

Last week, the daily newspaper ran an article on a proposed multicultural museum for the Pensacola area. Of course, the pinheads who post to the pnj.com didn't like the idea. One in particular - Rusty - decided to bring me into the discussion: Aren't all of the other museums in town multi-cultural [...]

Why read this blog?

Why read this blog?

Ricksblog.biz maintained its ranking as the #2 Most Influential Blog in Florida this past week. Here are the top ten June 2007 stories posted on this blog that the local daily newspaper didn't report or stories we posted ahead of them: PNJ misses VFD story completely Luke McCoy & Pensacola Speaks [...]

Panhandle Sunday papers…and more

Panhandle Sunday papers…and more

The Pensacola News Journal writes about MATSIG-12 leader - 'Caveman' Holzworth who is leaving Pensacola to be the operations officer for the Second Marine Air Wing Forward in Iraq. As always, reporter Troy Moon did a fine job. Other than that, little else of note. Oh, PNJ did come out in favor of [...]

Cumulus isn’t diverse

Cumulus isn’t diverse

Why is Luke McCoy back on WCOA? Because Cumulus sees nothing wrong with Luke. All the talk about the controversial, conservative talk show host being more diverse is marketing spin. There is a study to prove it. The Center for American Progress and Free Press released a statistical analysis of [...]

Gaydar science

Gaydar science

The New Yorker columnist reports how your hair swirls can identify your sexuality. Also your fingerprint density is a dead giveaway. "Gay men are more likely than straight men to have a counterclockwise whorl." Read the "science" - The Science of Gaydar

Brentwood, next Operation Brownsville?

Brentwood, next Operation Brownsville?

WEAR has called out local government to do something about the Brentwood area. In its newscast last night, it was reported: Some Brent residents say their neighborhood is infested with crime, and nobody cares. They're fed up with their kids watching prostitutes and crack dealers make exchanges in [...]

Oops, PNJ forgets to mention drug side effect

Oops, PNJ forgets to mention drug side effect

The Pensacola News Journal gives a big boost to local pharmacies with an article on Alli,without mentioning it's embarrassing, possible side effect. Alli is the only FDA-approved weight-loss drug on the market available without a prescription. The drug, which sells for $39.24 for a 60 pills, is [...]

Early Voting on Referendum

As of 2 pm today: 2501 early votes have been cast. 4,845 absentees votes received - out of 6900+ requests. You can early vote Saturday - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Based on the past Escambia County single issue votes - projected turnout will be about 15% - meaning [...]

Feds rate hospitals

Feds rate hospitals

The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services has created a website that rates hospitals on their care of heart patients. It actually compares them with national and regional averages. Remember we did a story on quality ratings back in January: Focus on Healthcare Here is the HHS site: Compare [...]

Top Summer Songs of All Time

Summer of 2007 officially arrived yesterday at 10 a.m. – which got me thinking about hot summer days, laying on the beach and listening to the latest hits on the radio. Radio has been replaced with iPods and iTunes. If you were to create a playlist of your favorite summer tunes, what songs would [...]

Little brothers are dummies

and we have a study to prove it. The NY Times reports today: The eldest children in families tend to develop slightly higher I.Q.s than their younger siblings, researchers are reporting, based on a large study that could effectively settle more than a half-century of scientific debate about the [...]

Wasn’t Pres. Bush in Mobile?

Wasn’t Pres. Bush in Mobile?

The PNJ has completely ignored GW Bush's visit to Mobile yesterday. There isn't even a mention in Newsy Neighbors. Pensacola is Bush Country. When the president comes to town, we pack the Pensacola Civic Center. Mobile is an hour's drive away. What bumped Pres. Bush from the front page? A [...]

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