Escambia County

Bay County deals with landfills

January 14, 2008

Florida DEP is praising the Bay County commissioners for adopting ordinances to better regulate construction and debris landfills. Maybe the Escambia and Santa Rosa county commissioners should check into it. From News Herald: The Florida Department…

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State colleges suffer under cuts

January 14, 2008

The state university system has lost $65.2-million for this budget year, thanks to emergency cuts made during the fall special session. Here’s a breakdown: * UF: $9.8-million * UCF: $6.2-million * USF: $6.7-million * FSU: $7.7-million…

Latte Wars brewing

January 14, 2008

It’s McDonalds vs Starbucks. The prize is dominance in the $11 billion specialty coffee industry. In 2000, then Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz declared his company would be the “McDonalds of coffee.” Well now McDonalds wants to…

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Emails attacks Obama

January 13, 2008

There are two emails that are circulating around Pensacola that attack Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. One declares that he is a closet Muslim – which in some people’s eyes makes him an enemy of…

Pinellas has high DUI conviction rate

January 13, 2008

The latest Traffic Citation Statistics that the Florida Department Of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles website has on DUI arrests and convictions is for 2006. That report shows Pinellas County has a 94 percent conviction rate…

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Florida’s Most Influential Blogs

January 13, 2008

Ricksblog.biz is ranked Florida’s Most Influential Blog by Blognetnews.com – moving up from #12 last week. The Pensacola area now has three blogs in the top 20: Mark O’Brien’s (#17) and Pensacola Beach Blog (#20).…

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Is Rudy coming to Pcola?

January 12, 2008

There is a persistent buzz that GOP presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani will be coming to Pensacola this week. No confirmation yet, but stay tuned. Meanwhile supporters of Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will host…

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IN Your Head Radio wrap-up

January 12, 2008

Another week of stellar guests on IN Your Head Radio. 1/7/08 Gerald Cilente -Trends Research Institute Talked about the coming Economic 9/11 and the spread of the tax revolt across the country. 1/8/08 Bob Geary –…

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Report: Insurers fleece public

January 12, 2008

I love the St. Pete Times. Here is a report that it did on how the big insurance companies have ripped off their policyholders. The property insurance industry not only racked up near-record profits in 2007…

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Gannett blogger reveals identity

January 12, 2008

He is Jim Hopkins. Yesterday, I left the Gannett Co. Inc. after 20 years’ work as a reporter and editor. I was one of the 43 USA Today employees who took a buyout last month. And…

King may be ousted from CMPA

January 12, 2008

WEAR TV 3 reports that CMPA chairman Judge Lacey Collier has asked board members to begin considering removing Hugh King from the board. The issue will be placed on the board’s Feb. 8 agenda. Last April,…

Bank of America may buy Countrywide

January 11, 2008

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Bank of America may bailout Countrywide Financial. A Bank of America-led buyout is “the one and only hope that [Countrywide] has” to avoid bankruptcy, according to Sean Egan, managing director of independent…

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Father a crackhead

January 11, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports the Lam Luong, the man who was confessed to throwing his four young children from the highest point of Dauphin Island bridge early Monday, had recently become a desperate crack addict…

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Jan. Primary could have big turnout

January 11, 2008

According to Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford, 9,395 ballots have been mailed out to county voters who have requested absentee ballots. This projects out tp a turnout between 35-40%. For the 2004 presidential primary,…

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Jim Paul on radio show today

January 11, 2008

Escambia Superintendent of Schools Jim Paul will be interviewed on IN Your Head Radio today between 1-2 p.m. Listen online newsradio1620.com.…