Faces of American War deaths

March 21, 2008

USA Today has statistical breakdown in the U.S. death toll in the five-year Iraq War. The total deaths is 3983 serviceman, plus eight Defense Department civilians. 77% are under age 30. Army 72% Marines 25% Navy…

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Widow on radio again

March 21, 2008

Today, I am on the road. At News Radio 1620, we will replay my interviews with Tania Julin, one of a group of widows who is suing Chiquita Brand for supporting the terrorist that abducted and…

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Feedback

March 21, 2008

How do you like our coverage of the city council and county commission meetings? We are going in a different direction than Gannett and the PNJ. They have the sizzle with their new website, videos, forums,…

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Notes: BCC 3.20

March 20, 2008

Commissioner salaries were still on the agenda: Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 20 March 2008 1. Call to order at 5:32 p.m. 2. Invocation – Commissioner Whitehead. 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 4.…

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Notes: Agenda Review 3.20

March 20, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting Morning Agenda Review Called to order at 9:03 a.m. All County Commissioners were present except for Commissioner Marie Young. Young arrived at 9:30 a.m. Items to be added to the…

Notes: Budget workshop 3.20

March 20, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget, Continued 20 March 2008 Call to order at 10:40 a.m. All county commissioners were present. ITEM 40: Animal Control 1 ACO Eliminated/operating…

Taxes for cars, not economy

March 20, 2008

People have asked me why can’t Escambia County follow the lead of Sarasota County and fast-track its Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) budget to jumpstart our economy. During the next six years, Sarasota County officials plan…

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ECUA blocking curbside recycling

March 20, 2008

Everything with Emerald Coast Utility Authority is a negotiation. Cleaning up the water that it supplied the to Gulf Breeze in the 1990s; the IP pipeline to clean up Perdido Bay; Relocation of the Main St.…

Notes: Commission budget workshop Mar. 19

March 19, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget 19 March 2008 Call to order at 8:35 a.m. Grover Robinson started discussion by suggesting cutting the commissioners’ salary by 5 percent.…

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Cannada-Wynn gave EW Bullock zero

March 19, 2008

At last week’s Pensacola City Council meeting, Leroy Boyd of Movement for Change and others made a big deal about E.W. Bullock being awarded the marketing contract for Energy Services of Pensacola – even though they…

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pnj.com

March 19, 2008

The new pnj.com website is locking up my Foxfire browser. Understand my computer isn’t the latest model and I do have a number of spam blockers and filters that stop macros. But seriously it’s slowing down…

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Notes: Joint City-County meeting 3.18

March 19, 2008

Joint Meeting of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners and the Pensacola City Council 18 March 2008 Hagler Mason Conference Room, City Hall Note: This meeting was primarily for discussion between the government entities. Few decisions…

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More on Charter Review

March 18, 2008

We also received this email report on the meeting: “Sharon Barnett from the League of Women Voters made a very good point that I think should be shared. She charged the review board to think about…

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Border patrol expert on radio

March 18, 2008

I will have Zack Taylor on IN Your Head Radio today. Mr. Taylor is a charter member of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. He served as a Border Patrol Officer from 1976-2003. He…

Find the news on pnj.com

March 18, 2008

We have a new contest at the IN. Find the news on pnj.com. See the videos. See the photo galleries. See their blogs and forums. See pcolamoms.com. Where is the news?…