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Larry Craig may unresign, unplea guilty

The word is Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) may try to take back his resignation and his guilty plea. Craig had been arrested for lewd conduct in a men's bathroom on June 11, 2007, and lated pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct I found a transcript of Craig's police interview in [...]

Alabama spankings

Here's a story that is strange even by Pensacola's standards: Authorities are investigating allegations that now-suspended Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas periodically removed prisoners from Mobile County Metro Jail and spanked them in a room at the courthouse, according to courthouse [...]

Touart fails to follow-thru on Roads, Inc

WEAR TV 3 also reports on the clay pit being dug by Roads, Inc. in the Cantonment area. I posted an open letter from residents to the county commissioners last week (Letter on Roads Inc ). Channel Three's Greg Neumann reports that in July Touart told WEAR TV 3 that he was going to instruct his [...]

WEAR TV interviews Studer

On WEAR TV 3, Dan Thomas interviewed Quint Studer yesterday on the progress of the Community Maritime Park. Here are two quotes from the broadcast: "I'm a guy who's not real patient. I'd like to see it move a little quicker. It's not so much that people are moving slowly. It's just I'd like to [...]

NCAA needs senior coaching division

When the older golfers could no longer compete with the rising stars, the PGA created the senior PGA. Maybe the NCAA needs to create a special league for coaches like Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno. Of course, I'm a SEC fan.

Touart poll update

Votes have nearly doubled since 11 a.m. - all for firing. Nothing: 1,182 Suspension: 10,812 Termination: 63,669 Resignation: 152

Sugar Bowl Collection

We got this press release: WHO:             The Historic New Orleans Collection WHAT:           Classic! A Celebration of Sugar Bowl Memories WHEN:           Thursday, November 29, 2007–Sunday, January 13, 2008 Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., [...]

Touart poll gets record votes

As of 11 am, September 4, 39,477 votes have been cast on the poll concerning the future employment of County Administrator George Touart. What should happen to County Administrator George Touart? Nothing:  1,182 votes He should be suspended: 10,812 votes He should be fired: 27,334 [...]

Mason-Dixon poll on gambling

In August, Mason-Dixon conducted a poll on gambling in Florida. Here are a few of the questions and how Florida residents responded: QUESTION: Florida’s tax revenues from pari-mutuel wagering have fallen by more than half over the past decade. According to some industry officials, much of this [...]

BOCC agenda set

County Administrator George Touart's contract and possible suspension are set to be discussed on Thursday, September 6 at 5:34 p.m. Read:  agenda.pdf

Word of the week: Trust

With big Escambia County commission meeting on Thursday, the word of the week will be "trust." How do the commissioners rebuild public trust in county government after the revelations that its county administrator has had private business dealings with developers, planning board members, [...]

Poker rooms successful everywhere, but not here

Poker rooms successful everywhere, but not here

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that poker rooms at dog and horse tracks around the state are booming. Why not in Escambia County you ask? Because the Escambia County commissioners decided in their wisdom that poker was bad for us. ???? From the article: Revenue at Florida's 18 [...]

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