News Politics

Negative Rick Scott ads, emails continue

September 21, 2010

GOP candidate for governor, Rick Scott, continues his ads and emails attacking his Democratic opponent, Alex Sink. Today’s attack centers on taxes: “Liberal Alex Sink…Higher Taxes…Morning, noon and night.” This tactic worked against his opponent in…

Politics

Rick Scott is at again, more negative ads

September 21, 2010

GOP candidate for governor, Rick Scott, has built his campaign on negative campaigning. Our office receives attack emails daily from his campaign. The onslaught defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum and now the target is Alex Sink.…

Education

Leonard Skinner dies

September 21, 2010

The namesake of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leonard Skinner, died Monday in his sleep at the St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville. The basketball coach and gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in…

Politics

News: Rubio has personal financial problems

September 20, 2010

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported on Sunday that GOP candidate Marco Rubio, who is seeking the U.S. Senate seat against Congressman Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, “has gone deep into debt and struggled to make…

Politics

ACLU Challenges False Statements

September 20, 2010

Press Release: ACLU Challenges False Statements by Opponents to Proposed Fair Districts Amendments 5 & 6 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the People over Politics Campaign today released the following…

Pensacola

Pensacola: City of Choice in 1988

September 20, 2010

I also ran across this speech given on July 12, 1988 by City Manager Rod Kendig to the North Pensacola Optimist Club. Annexation was an issue then, too. The first goal of the City was to…

News Pensacola

Another city plan that never quite happened

September 20, 2010

In 2003, the Pensacola City Council created a Strategic Plan outlining goals and programs through 2009. One of the six goals was “Pensacola: A Growing City” – which made an annexation plan a high priority. As…

Escambia County

History of Escambia County Administrators

September 20, 2010

The job of county administrator was created in 1977. Escambia County has had 14 people hold the job — average tenure 1 year, 8 months if you include the interim and acting administrators. Exclude them –…

News

Pensacola plane crashes near Longview, Tx

September 20, 2010

The Shreveport Times reports that a small plane from Pensacola crashed late Sunday night into a hay barn in Panola County, Texas, after it ran out of fuel. No word on who was flying the aircraft.…

BP Disaster

Where are BP funds for research?

September 20, 2010

On May 24, BP promised $500 million to research impact of its oil disaster on the Gulf. A panel of scientists would determine how the money would be distributed, according to the announcement. Four months later,…