The Democratic Congress recently passed a bill mandating that FEMA pay 100% of the cleanup and repair costs of local governments for the 2005 hurricanes. This means another $386 million for the state. Escambia County gets $12.2 million; Santa Rosa $9 million; Okaloosa $2.1 million Do you think [...]
WEAR TV reported last night that Century Mayor Evelyn Hammond is facing ethics charges. The first allegation centers on the mayor's son, Eddie Hammond, who is a supervisor for the town's utilities company....which doesn't seem like a good idea. Eddie Hammond reportedly had a delinquent bill [...]
TuesDaily Dose Whitehead rebuilds image on taxes, Rubio and Murzin. News Herald writes about Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. The rest you can just skim.
I'm producing "The Alt Report" for GoLeft.tv. The segment features stories reported by alt-weekly newspapers across the country and that are overlooked by the mainstream media. These early segments are a little rough, but will improve over time. Topic: "Lillie and Leander: A Legacy of [...]
From the Insurance Journal: State Farm generated a record $5.32 billion profit last year. In 2005 – due to Hurricane Katrina - the insurance giant only earned a profit of $3.24 billion. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Rust Jr. earned $11.66 million in 2006 compared to $6.4 million in [...]
In the daily newspaper's article on Jimmy Lee ending his relationship with The Boeing Championship, , Lee bemoans that Pensacola would never support his event. (Jimmy)Lee never could get the Pensacola area to fully embrace the tournament. Even among people with an interest in golf, it was a tough [...]
MonDaily Dose Mobile looks for school superintendent (He's not elected). Ft. Walton Beach explodes. PNJ covers property taxes.
Pentagon has confirmed 110 fatalities in May with as many as 12 more as yet unconfirmed . The two deadliest months occurred in April and November 2004, when major US offensives resulted in death tolls of 135 and 137 respectively. Not all has been bad. Anbar Province, a Sunni area west of [...]
From Sun-Sentinel: The original pink flamingo lawn ornament, the symbol of kitsch whose obituary was almost written after its central Massachusetts manufacturer went out of business, is rising phoenix-like from the ashes and taking wing to upstate New York. Read:Flamingos back from the dead In [...]
The Pensacola News Journal focuses on property taxes (Tax crisis hits home ) - an issue that no other major daily in the state is writing about in Florida today. It could be our daily is ahead of every major newspaper in the state ....or that far behind. The St. Pete Times writes whether South [...]
The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know. "The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, "are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents [...]
According to AP: Days after Cindy Sheehan said she was stepping down as the face of the anti-war movement, an organization that supports the U.S. intervention in Iraq said Friday it plans to buy her protest site outside President Bush's ranch. Read: War backers seek to buy protest site