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History of Pensacola Front Porch

The daily has had two articles on possible irregularities with Pensacola's Front Porch and allegations of community liason Thelma Manley misusing funds. PFP was part of Gov. Jeb Bush's faith-based initiatives - similar to what his brother George did when he was in governor of Texas. Here is [...]

Blog view 3/20/07

Blog view 3/20/07

Global Warming, Local Solutions

Press release: PENSACOLA, FL March 19, 2007 – Sustainable West Florida and Gulf Coast Environmental Defense, in coordination with other local organizations, today announced a campaign to raise public awareness about global warming and address climate change issues in the Gulf Coast [...]

IMPACT 100, now IMPACT 472

...not really. They'll keep the IMPACT 100 name, but the good news is they will now give 4 grants of $118,000 each. Press release: IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce its 2007 membership of 472 members. In 2007, IMPACT 100 will distribute [...]

Goombay announces bands

Goombay announces bands

“Lively Up Yourself” is the order of the day. Goombay Gulf Coast announced today its performers for the first ever Goombay Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Belmont-Devilliers district. Steel drum bands representing schools throughout North America scheduled to [...]

Disagree with MOB

Disagree with MOB

I have to disagree with daily columnist and court room diarist, Mark O'Brien, on his last column: Economics 101: Florida offers some of the cheapest tuition in the nation, so it makes sense to raise students' fees and give taxpayers a break." Florida's higher education system is one of the best [...]

City sanitation question

City sanitation question

In today's issue of the daily, Mayor John Fogg says "the rising cost of fuel, which the city did not plan for, was a big reason for the increase". How could the City staff underestimate the cost of fuel? The US Dept. of Energy predicted last year: "As of May 2006, EIA expects that national [...]

Santa Rosa tax scheme

Santa Rosa County has next week - March 27 - a vote to extend the half-cent sales tax for schools. The tax expires next Oct. and provides $7 million to schools. I favor the tax, but that being said, I don't like these special elections that are obviously done so that there will be a weak - but [...]

Blog view 3/19/07

Blog view 3/19/07

This is cool

Here is a website that has a Real-Time Global Bad News map. Check it out. The Global Trouble AlertMap Are you curious about that chemical spill in Minnesota? Or how about the bio hazard situation in Honduras? The Havaria Information Systems AlertMap is updated in (near) real-time and the wealth [...]

Hawkshaw update: Until June

Hawkshaw update: Until June

Check out this band. Q100 is helping us try to get them. They're playing SXSW in Austin To hear them: Until June

Blog view 3/17/07

Blog view 3/17/07

Crist approval rating

Crist approval rating

From Strategic Vision poll 3/9-11: Gov. Charlie Crist's approval 61%/ disapproval 23% Bill Nelson: 52%/36% Mel Martinez: 44%/35% .....ties to Bush Administration are hurting him

Pay question

Pay question

The average pay for a department head or director in both Escambia County and the City of Pensacola is over $90,000. Question: How many department head and company managers in the local private sector are making that much?   From my conversations, I'm hearing $65000-$75,000 is more the norm [...]

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