Sheriff embraces the media

June 24, 2008

When was the last time Sheriff Ron McNesby held an open press conference? Has he ever opened himself to the media for questions? Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has actually embraced the media and used it…

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No more Ice Pilots

June 23, 2008

ECHL TERMINATES ICE PILOTS MEMBERSHIP In a statement released by the ECHL on June 23, 2008, the membership of the Pensacola Ice Pilots has been terminated. This week the Ice Pilots will mail full refunds to…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.23

June 23, 2008

Today, IN Your Head Radio will begin an hour early as Larry Butler is away in Nashville. My guests will include John Marks, Mayor of Tallahassee  who is in Miami for The United States Conference of…

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Panel needs to study ECSO budget

June 23, 2008

Okay, it’s time we quit ignoring the pink elephant in the room. The biggest sinkhole in the Escambia County budget is the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office budget. It has grown astronomically over the past eight years.…

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St. Pete Times calls out Crist

June 23, 2008

Finally the mainstream newspapers are pointing out that the popular Florida governor, Charlie Crist, has yet to really deliver on anything. It is all smoke and mirrors and a lot of talk. Gov. Charlie Crist stood…

Offshore drilling

June 23, 2008

The Daily News and the Freedom Newspapers do another excellent job of reporting on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. They ask people in Alabama, Texas and Louisiana what has been their experiences with offshore rigs.…

Carlin dead

June 23, 2008

I hated to read that George Carlin died. The fact that he was 71 makes me feel even older. Carlin was a landmark comedian. His comedy was a social commentary. He actually hosted the first Saturday…

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IN Your Head Radio backtracks

June 20, 2008

Click to listen to these recent radio interviews: Taxwatch Report Stephen Boykewich – New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.20

June 20, 2008

Today: The Florida TaxWatch Center for Local Government Studies will release the results of their  analysis of Escambia County government, Improving Transparency and Accountability in Escambia County Government, today at a press conference here in Pensacola.…

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Notes: City Council 6.19.08

June 20, 2008

June 19 City Council meeting notes: At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, members ultimately voted unanimously to send the controversial tree ordinance back to city staff. Councilman P.C. Wu was the only member absent. Mayor John…

Bailey to head Belmont board

June 20, 2008

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SELECTED FOR BELMONT ARTS CENTER BOARD David Bailey announced as new president PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 18, 2008) – Officials of the Belmont Arts & Cultural Center have recently announced the selection of the new…

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Roads Inc settles

June 20, 2008

The Escambia County Commission accepted a settlement agreement with Roads, Inc. over the huge hole in the ground in the Cantonment area. Roads Inc. six months to complete its pond. Earth-moving equipment needed to work on…

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More notes: Charter Review

June 19, 2008

June 18 Charter Review Commission—Part 2 CRC Chairwoman Crystal Spencer told Mayor John Fogg she is concerned that when she and consultant William Haraway go before the city council on July 1, “There may be some…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.19

June 19, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio I will be talking  with Larry B. Johnson  of Coastkeeper, Inc about the improvements to the Pensacola‘s tree ordinance and I will be taking your rants at 850-437-1620. IN Your Head…

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Tax Watch report tomorrow

June 19, 2008

Florida TaxWatch to Releases Analysis, Recommendations on Improving Escambia County Government PENSACOLA – The Florida TaxWatch Center for Local Government Studies will release the results of its analysis of Escambia County government, Improving Transparency and Accountability…