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Small victory in Insurance War

In the PNJ: The insurer agrees to lower its premiums an additional 2 percent — bringing the total cut since June to an average 9 percent — to comply with new laws passed in January. But those discounts will appear on bills that also carry a 52.7 percent increase approved last [...]

Brain-eating amoeba lives

Brain-eating amoeba lives

From the AP wire: It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.  Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it's killed six boys and young men this [...]

John Edwards isn’t doomed yet

Slate.com reports The third quarter fund-raising numbers are trickling in: Obama raised $19 million, Hillary is reportedly in the same ballpark, Thompson raked in more than $8 million, and McCain's and Richardson's coffers each totaled over $5 million. But the numbers getting the most attention [...]

Blackwater background

I love the Internet with a little digging you can find out tons on nearly anyone. Today the CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince, testifies on Capitol Hill. Blackwater is the military security firm that is undefire in Iraq for shooting first and asking questions later. Many are asking how did Blackwater [...]

No, Freddie, no

No, Freddie, no

Yesterday, GOP presidential hopeful Fred Thompson told Iowa voters that Iraq did indeed have Weapons of Mass Destruction prior to the U.S. invasion. The Des Moines Register reports: was certain former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction prior to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion [...]

A good newspaper

A good newspaper

At the beginning of 2007, PNJ executive editor asked, "What makes a good newspaper?" This NY Times article on the St. Petersburg Times answers that question. They do it by not pushing for profit margins exceeding 20%. Instead, the paper spends money on big investigations and on innovative products [...]

Is GOP ignoring minority vote?

Is GOP ignoring minority vote?

Last Thursday, Tavis Smiley moderated a Republican presidential forum on PBS, where candidates -- for the first time -- answered questions from "a panel exclusively comprised of journalists of color." The only problem was the four Republican frontrunners skipped it - Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John [...]

NY Times covers Atchison

NY Times covers Atchison

NY Times: Town Is Shaken After Prosecutor's Arrest in a Child-Sex Sting To neighbors here, J. D. Roy Atchison was a deft federal prosecutor, an involved father and a devoted volunteer, coaching girls’ softball and basketball teams year in and year out. His wife is a popular science teacher; [...]

Impact 100 has imitator

Impact 100 has imitator

WIND targets downtown revitalization Dothan Eagle - Dothan,AL,USA The group is fashioned after a Pensacola, Fla., organization called Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area. That women's group formed with 100 members, each donating .

Studer is crazy

If you really look at the commitments Quint Studer has made to make the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park successful, you can only draw one conclusion: Quint Studer is insane. He signs a 10-year lease for the stadium - which he personally guarantees and even buys a life insurance that [...]

Alas Baseball Challenge has no reply

This weekend I renewed my challenge to those who oppose the baseball park component of the Community Maritime Park. Pick five minor league baseball parks that have been built in downtown areas since 1999. I will also pick five. We will do an investigation into the ten parks and see if they have [...]

Baseball Challenge

I challenge anyone to identify five minor league baseball parks built since 1999 in downtown areas that have not helped the economies of their cities. Give me a list and I will have Duwayne Escobedo investigate what happened at each. I will also pick five parks so that we have have a large enough [...]

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