Politics

Outzen votes keep coming

February 10, 2008

My vote total is now 51! I’m starting to suspect there is home-cooking going on with the vote count in Arizona. Why has it taken so long to complete the vote? I may have actually won,…

Virgins for Barack

February 10, 2008

According to Politico.com: Virgin Islands has voted for Obama. With all of the votes in, the preliminary count is: Obama: 1772 votes (89.9%) Clinton: 149 votes (7.6%). Obama also won Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington.…

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Apply now for Mobile steel plant jobs

February 10, 2008

If you’d like a production job at ThyssenKrupp Steel Plant outside of Mobile, the application deadline to be in the first wave of production workers is Friday, Feb. 15. As of late last week, 4,333 people…

Hispanics leaving NW Florida

February 10, 2008

Santa Rosa Sheriff Wendall Hall’s campaign to arrest undocumented workers may be a little like trying to closing the barn doors after the cows have gotten out. The Daily News reports that Hispanics are leaving the…

I pick up one more vote

February 8, 2008

Apparently the Arizona Sec. of State Jan Brewer looked under her desk and found one more vote for me. I now have one more vote – total 49 – in the AZ GOP presidential preference primary.…

It is what I have been writing

February 8, 2008

A friend called me yesterday to rib me about the Florida TaxWatch report. He laughed that TaxWatch is getting paid $100K for I have been writing for years. So I pulled out some old columns from…

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Rising Stars

February 8, 2008

Last night we hosted at party and awards ceremony for the 2008 Rising Stars. Over 130 people attended the event held at 600 South. The exciting thing about this group of young adults is that they…

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Gannett revenue down 31 percent

February 7, 2008

AP & CNN report: Gannett Co. (NYSE:GCI), the largest newspaper publisher in the United States, said Friday that falling revenue from broadcast and newspaper ad sales combined with an impairment charge drove fourth quarter earnings down…

Diabetes study halted

February 7, 2008

Diabetes in Escambia County is widespread, particularly in the African-American community. The Comprehensive Assessment for Tracking Health 2005 study revealed the county has 6.64 cases of preventable diabetes for very 10,000 people. The state average is…

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Check out local hospitals

February 7, 2008

Want to see how our hospitals rate? Check out FloridaHealthFinder.gov. There are always explanations behind the individual statistics, but getting the information out is important.…

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New bill: Slots for dog tracks

February 7, 2008

A Florida Senate Senate Regulated Industries Committee approved, 8-1, Wednesday a bill that would allow slot machines at every racetrack and jai-alai fronton in Florida, and bring the state an estimated $354 million more in additional…

Outzen surpasses Az vote goal

February 7, 2008

The Outzen for President campaign now has 48 votes, according to latest reports from the Arizona Sec. of State. Over 98% of the votes have been counted and I’ve moved into 21st place in the GOP…

Outzen campaign waits for final votes

February 6, 2008

It’s 3:54 a.m. The Arizona Secretary of State reports 94 percent of the votes have been counted. I’m sitting with 44 votes – one shy of the 45 votes I need to keep my candidacy alive.…

NBC names McCain AZ GOP winner

February 5, 2008

I refuse to concede until every vote is counted. And like the Midway Fire District, I will ask for a recount regardless of the margin.…