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Fighting Feds over Beach Mouse rules

Finally someone is challenging the feds rules on beach mice. Unfortunately, it's in the Keys not here. Feds Must Retract Mouse Habitat Rule That Bars Hurricane Victims from Rebuilding July 19, 2007 | Pacific Legal Foundation/Valerie Fernandez KEY, FLORIDA; July 19, 2007: Federal officials [...]

Andrews Institute gets international press

The recent training visit of the Pumas to the Andrews Institute has mentioned in a news article on Irelandonline.com: Pumas forward hoping to recover in time for World Cup We may truly become an international healthcare mecca.

Operation Brownsville gets more $$$

Operation Brownsville gets more $$$

WEAR TV reports the Escambia County Commission has awarded the sheriff's office $368 ,000 to keep the Operation Brownsville going. The county's contribution to the Escambia Community Clinics was only $398,000 for the 2006-07 fiscal year. Hmmmmmmmmmmm....what are the prioriities of county [...]

MonDaily Dose

MonDaily Dose

MonDaily Dose News Journal reports on new super middle school. Daily News has some guy with an invention to stop potty mouths. News Herald writes on Cedar Grove having Luke Skywalker's land cruiser. I hate Mondays.

Hotels become condos, sort of

Hotels become condos, sort of

After two delays and nearly three months of backroom meetings between developers, beach residents, county staff & county commissioners and the firing of one SRIA board member, the Escambia County Commission approved an ordinance that allows condos to be called hotels and thereby sidestep the [...]

State Farm, thanks for the memories

State Farm, thanks for the memories

State Farm made $5.32 billion last year. Yet it "must" drop homeowner policies in our area. The insurance giant has over covered the Outzen home since 1986. Last Jan. they raised our premium from $3800 to $14800. We've had two claims in 19 years - Hurricane Elena (1995) $5K, Hurricane Ivan (2008) [...]

Panhandle News Roundup

Panhandle News Roundup

FriDaily Dose State Farm, which only made $5.32 billion profit in 2006, says it will drop home policies along Florida coast. Brandon Ward gets life in prison - no word whether he will have computer access. Newspapers and attorneys keep finding locals abused by Calif. priests. Panama City loses CRA [...]

County may cut library funding

County may cut library funding

As the community tries to improve literacy and low FCAT scores, Escambia County is contemplating cutting its library funding 25% - about $800K to $900K. Meanwhile, the City of Pensacola is staying firm on its commitment to the libraries. The county cuts may mean that branches will close two days [...]

Paul files for third term

This morning Escambia County School Superintendent Jim Paul filed to run for his third term of office - ending all speculation that he would retire in 2008.

THS: Where are the Pelicans now?

In 2004, the News Journal introduced the Pelicans in Paradise - artfully done Pelican statues that raised money for their Newspapers in Education program. Over the past three years, the statues have been dispersed out into the community. We would like to know where are they? Here is the list - [...]

Gannett 2Q report: Profits up; ads down

Gannett Co. reported higher second-quarter profits yesterday thanks to the sale of several newspapers. The largest newspaper publisher in the country (which locally includes Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola  Business Journal, Home & Garden, Bella, Pelican and GoSport)  posted net earnings of [...]

Moms duke it out at Disney

Moms duke it out at Disney

Couldn't resist the headline. The amazing thing about the story, which appears in the Orlando Sentinel, is that neither of the two mothers who battled at the Mad Hatters Tea Cups in the Magic Kingdom are from Pensacola. Read: Mom charged in attack at Disney World's tea cup ride

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