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Positive Business News

Two positive business items this week: High-Tech Business Park - County and City leaders agree to move ahead. Could create 1000 jobs for area. Strategic Health Intelligence Summit - The Chamber hosted this national event brought together nearly 200 local and national health care, military, [...]

King press conference not for us

King press conference not for us

Rev. Hugh King's press conference really wasn't for the white community or the press. It was to defend himself in front of his congregation and the African-American community. There is a strong feeling among blacks in Pensacola and Escambia County that their most outspoken leaders are targeted by [...]

Thompson campaign has Katherine Harris flavor

Thompson campaign has Katherine Harris flavor

Jennifer Marks, the former press secretary for Katherine Harris' senate campaign last year. She will join Tim Buckley in directing the grassroots efforts in the Tampa Bay region. Marks' main job in the Harris campaign was to explain way the insane ramblings of her candidate. Time will tell if [...]

Hammer named Publisher

Former Pensacola New Journal executive editor Randy Hammer has been appointed the publisher of Citizen Times in Asheville, NC. Another local boy makes good. Read Hammer named AC-T publisher

Discuss Ray Nagin on INYHR

Discuss Ray Nagin on INYHR

I will interview Gambit Weekly (the alternative newsweekly in New Orleans) writer Jason Berry on New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Berry is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Tulane University and author of the novel "Last of the Red Hot Poppas." Listen on NewsRadio 1620AM or streaming audio on [...]

DeVilliers Street extension

DeVilliers Street extension

From: Ed Spears Neighborhood & Economic Development Administrator City of Pensacola Morning Rick ā€“ Hope all is well. FYI ā€“ the DeVilliers Street extension has not been eliminated from the CMP. The street has not been changed at all from the original Gindroz Plan. The amount of [...]

Area GOP backing wrong candidate

Area GOP backing wrong candidate

It appears that area Republicans are lining up behind Fred Thompson. Escambia County party chairman Clay Ingram is his local "grassroots" leader. State Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze, has been named co-chairman of "Florida Veterans for Fred." This won't be the first time that area Republicans [...]

Who do CMP delays hurt

Who do CMP delays hurt

Today's article on the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park in the daily newspaper ( Park backers: Plan still delivers) has me wondering why the proposed change in plans that eliminates the DeVilliers Street extension and moves the project a little more to the east such a big deal to certain [...]

Whitehead new board chairman

Whitehead new board chairman

For the second time in his four-year term, Mike Whitehead will be the chairman of the Escambia County commission. He last served in 2005. County insiders thought he would be the chair again in 2006, but fellow commissioner Gene Valentino surprised everyone by nominating Kevin White instead. The [...]

Morning Joe

The NY Times reports MSNBC - the cable channel that broadcasts Joe Scarborough's "Morning Joe" - is in negotiations with Rosie O'Donnell. Joe is frank as always in his phone interview for the article: ā€œIā€™m just as conservative as I was in 1994, when everyone was calling me a right-wing [...]

2008 Florida Primary Ballot

2008 Florida Primary Ballot

Presidential Primary Ballots are now official....Al Gore is not on the ballot: Republicans: Rudolph Giuliani Mike Huckabee Duncan Hunter Alan Keyes John McCain Ron Paul Mitt Romney Tom Tancredo Fred Thompson Democrats: Joe Biden Hillary Clinton Christopher Dodd John [...]

Nagin – unifier or divider

I've watched with curiosity the reactions in the white community to having Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, speak in Pensacola at the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce's City to City Economic Exchange Conference. Reginald Dogan, in his column in today's daily newspaper (Nagin [...]

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