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Gannett woes

June 23, 2009

The Deal Magazine analyzes the debt obligations of Gannett, owner of the Pensacola News Journal. The company must raise $400 million between now and 2011 in a market where many bondholders would refer default. Moody’s has…

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ED Free Week pledge

June 22, 2009

Rick’s Blog is having an Economic Development Free Week. No posts will be made on Economic Development, various ED plans or political antics regarding ED. We have also set up an ED Free Week pledge for…

Escambia County

Staff proposes using General Funds for ECUA debt

June 22, 2009

There are three big items up for discussion during today’s committee meetings of the Pensacola City Council: billing non-profits for parades, compensation and benefit study, and amending the inter-local agreement with ECUA over demolishing the Main…

Escambia County Politics

Scarborough honored at The Fish House

June 20, 2009

Collier Merrill hosted a party and book signing for Joe Scarborough,host of “Morning Joe,” our former Congressman and one-time publisher and editor of our paper. Joe’s book, “The Last Best Hope”, is a bestseller that focuses…

Escambia County Politics

Rubio picks up conservative endorsement

June 20, 2009

Miami Herald is reporting that South Florida conservatives aren’t happy Gov. Charlie Crist being described as ”GOP’s Barack Obama” and “the man who might be the answer to the GOP’s problems.” The GOP right wing wants…

Escambia County

FBI looking at Sansom case

June 20, 2009

The St. Pete Times reports that the FBI is investigating the dealings of State Rep. Ray Sansom, former NWFS College Pres. Bob Richburg and developer Jay Odom. The trio is facing felony charges over allegedly securing…

Escambia County

Economic Development free week

June 19, 2009

Until Commissioner Gene Valentino or the Chamber releases any new or modified plans for economic development, we’re taking a break. The pro GV side wants to focus on attacking the Chamber or individuals. No one seems…

Escambia County Politics

Crist visits Pensacola

June 18, 2009

Lewis Bear, Jr. and Collier Merrill, III –the 2009 and 2008 IN Power list winners– hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Charlie Crist tonight at The Fish House. State Sen. Don Gaetz introduced Gov. Crist and announced…

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WWRMcD

June 18, 2009

What would Ronnie McNesby do? The PNJ’s online editorial says that Ronnie McNesby would have done a better job of handling the K9 attack on Vickie White than Sheriff Morgan. Really? Really? In February 2005, a…

Escambia County

Morgan responds

June 18, 2009

“We are still not sure what happened in this incident,” Sheriff David Morgan tells the IN. “We have set protocols for these types of incidents.” Morgan said that Internal Affairs has walked through several times what…

Escambia County

PNJ tackles K-9 attack

June 18, 2009

The daily newspaper is on Sheriff David Morgan on the Monday attack by one of the ECSO dogs on Vicki White. This morning they printed an online editorial that essentially called out Sheriff Morgan for his…

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Unrest in the black community

June 18, 2009

The arrest of John Wyche for allegedly misusing nearly $500,000 has got leaders in the black community nervous. Though some will admit off the record that Wyche maybe a crook, there still is fear that the…

Escambia County

Oops, Sansom letter went to reporter

June 18, 2009

The major daily newspapers in Northwest Florida have articles on Randy Sansom, the older brother of State Rep. Ray Sansom, raising money for the indicted official’s legal defense. Ray Sansom has been charged with official misconduct…