Was it murder?

May 15, 2008

This case has been the buzz on Navarre Beach for over a year. On Feb. 18, 2007, the body of Joshua Whittier, a 21-year-old Navarre resident who had worked with Ford Models, was found face down…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.14

May 14, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio, I will talk with Alec Foge. Alec is a former contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His writing also has appeared in The New York Times, People, Mediaweek, Spin, Variety and…

Sheriff in trouble over fishing trip

May 14, 2008

Sarasota Herald Tribune reports: Health care company executive Doyle Moore wanted a $9 million contract with the Sheriff’s Office, so he wanted to get to know Sheriff Bill Balkwill. Sheriff Bill Balkwill and Doyle Moore, the…

Oops, Democrat wins Lott seat

May 14, 2008

In Mississippi – Democrat Travis Childers beat Republican Greg Davis in a special election to replace Republican Roger Wicker, who served in the House since 1994 and was appointed by GOP Gov. Haley Barbour to the…

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Board closes two schools

May 14, 2008

No, it isn’t Escambia County. Mobile County school board on Monday unanimously voted to close two schools when classes end next week Glendale Elementary in Prichard and Shaw High in northwest Mobile. The Escambia County School…

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Roads suit to be discussed privately

May 14, 2008

Roads, Inc. is Escambia County’s largest road contractor and has made millions over the past five years on local government business. The company has manipulated the county laws to create a huge hole in the ground…

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Tree ordinance finally approved

May 14, 2008

Pensacola Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve revisions to city tree and landscape regulations after Emerald Coastkeepers and developers finally agreed on the size that defines a heritage tree— 34-inch tree diameter. Coastkeepers proposed heritage…

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IN Your Head Radio Tuesday 5.13

May 13, 2008

On IN Your Head Radio¬† today, I will talk with Florida State Senator Dave Aronberg of the 27th district. As the youngest member of the State Senate at the age of 37, Dave Aronberg has already…

Ron Paul Revolt

May 13, 2008

Across the blogosphere, there are reports that Ron Paul’s supporters are planning a revolt at the Republican National Convention. The LA Times reported yesterday Paul’s presidential candidacy has been correctly dismissed all along in terms of…

Racist GOP uses Obama in Miss. race

May 13, 2008

The New York Times reports on how the racist element of the Mississippu Republican Party is using the possible nomination of Sen. Barrack Obama to help defeat a white Democratic candidate, Travis Childers, in a Congressional…

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ThyssenKrupp one year later

May 13, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports on the progress of the ThyssenKrupp AG’s $3.7 billion steel mill that was announced this time last year. Employees: 120 hired and working out of an office on Downtowner Boulevard in…

IN Your Head Radio

May 12, 2008

IN Your Head Radio moves to two hours today and takes on such issues as the International Paper Water Quality Improvement Project, the latest on Erin Markes and the safety of our children in area parks.…

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Cavanaugh ‘Dear John’ letter

May 12, 2008

Friends and Colleagues, This morning, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education named me as their next Chancellor, effective July 1. The PASSHE Chancellor has direct responsibility for 14 universities and…

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From mom with kids at the park

May 12, 2008

I am the mother of the girl who was photographed last week at the fountain on South Palafox (Plaza Deluna). I would like to address some left out issues. Rick, I appreciate you giving this story…

Critique of Democrats good

May 12, 2008

I received this email from one local Democrat: Recently, there was an article in the In-Weekly asking if the locally Democratic Party can get their act together. Many Democrats probably wanted to offer some critiques and…