Our cover story for April 5 (Burning Down The House) reveals the troubles of the Escambia County volunteer fire departments - nearly 3 out of 4 isn't properly certified. The state requires 160 hours of training to Firefighter 1 Certification. Without that certification, the volunteer isn't suppose [...]
From Military Times: The House Armed Services Committee is banishing the global war on terror from the 2008 defense budget. This is not because the war has been won, lost or even called off, but because the committee's Democratic leadership doesn't like the phrase. A memo for the committee [...]
Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi writes: Don't do it, Billy. Don't you dare. Don't go to Kentucky, where they only want you because you're the trendiest name out there. Stay at Florida, where they gave you the opportunity to make your name. Don't go to Kentucky, where they want [...]
State Rep. Greg Evers has endorsed Rudy Giulliani for president, according to Giulliani's campaign. I think it's because "Rudy" is his favorite movie.
St. Pete Times reports that one sentence has been by state House bill that could undue wetlands protection in 20 counties. The sentence: "In order to avoid duplication and inefficiency, no local government shall enact or enforce a wetland regulatory program." HB 957, sponsored by Rep. Trudi [...]
My Outtakes last week - "MORE DOWNTOWN PROGRESS" (Read it again) - has generated a lot of discussion. There are about 60 retail establishments in the downtown Pensacola area. They are all locally owned. Only about a third actively market themselves, have thriving businesses, participate in joint [...]
Inweekly.net and this blog hit new highs for March. We have nearly doubled our visitors to the site since December 2006. We had 110,455 visitors to the inweekly.net last month - and 596,723 hits. Thank you.
Mitt Romney is reporting that he has raised just over $20-million for the first quarter in his bid for the GOP nomination for president in 2008. He also lent his campaign $2.35-million, putting the total at $23-million. Meanwhile, John "I'm not crazy" McCain raised $12.5-million for the quarter [...]
We were able to get a copy of staff memo of the future Guantanamo Bay prison. It's long, but interesting reading. Pay close attention to pages 9 and 10, listed are the brigs that the Democrats on the Armed Services Committee suggest as replacements detention facilities after they close [...]
Here is the list of firms that responded to the RFQ for the design specs for the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park. There are 9 groups - several partnered on their proposals - from Pensacola, New Orleans, Montgomery, Atlanta and Sarasota. Read pdf:CMPA Design 1