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Property Taxes Bounce

October 17, 2007

The Florida House and Senate still haven’t agreed on property taxes. They failed last spring to decide on a tax plan. A judge threw out their constitutional amendment. The pressure is on for the Republican-controlled legislature…

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Next – Esc. Co. School Board

October 17, 2007

Since August, we have rotated through the various boards in Escambia County. First, it was the Pensacola City Council with Strong Mayor, Port of Pensacola and The Oar House deck. Then we had Escambia Board of…

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GGW Francis fights back

October 17, 2007

The founder of “Girls Gone Wild,” Joe Francis is fighting to improve his tarnished image. He has bought web ads on the News Herald site. The ads link to a web site (www.meetjoefrancis.com ) that give…

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2008 Presidential Race $$$$

October 16, 2007

This summer, the leading Democratic presidential candidates raised twice as much money as their Republican counterparts. The NY Times has a cool interactive graphic on campaign fund raising. Check out: The Money Race…

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Mitt knocks on door of Christian Right

October 16, 2007

For Bush, the Christian Right was his power base that delivered votes in 2000 and 2004. The vote is up for grabs in 2008. The NY Times reports on Mitt Romney’s efforts to win their support.…

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Ron Paul on IN Your Head Radio

October 15, 2007

Well, not the man himself, but someone from his national campaign headquarters. Should be interesting. We’ve expanded the show from Noon to 2 p.m. on NewsRadio 1620am. Other guests: Katie White (Community Maritime Park), Marina Paul…

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Touart recap

October 15, 2007

All five Escambia county commissioners knew that County Attorney Janet Lander was working with former County Administrator George Touart and his attorney on a severance package prior to the Sept. 6. None of them knew the…

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Meanwhile on Fox News

October 15, 2007

There is a rumble in the media that Gen. David Petraeus, not Al Gore deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Fox News featured several times over the weekend New York Sun editor Seth Lipsky, whose paper ran…

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Another general speaks out

October 15, 2007

On Friday, Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez called the Bush administration’s handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was “living a nightmare with no end in sight.” The New York Times reports…

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Touart “jumped the gun”

October 12, 2007

After watching the tapes, it is apparent that former County Administrator George Touart may have jumped the gun on his retirement. Whether he thought he had an agreement or he feared being fired – doesn’t take…

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Video: BOCC argue over Whitehead stmts

October 11, 2007

At the October 11 Committee of the Whole, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners discussed the PNJ article and Mike Whitehead’s statements about three commissioners reneging on a deal with former County Administrator George Touart. Forgive…

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Studer Book – presales hit

October 11, 2007

Quint Studer’s latest book – Results That Last: Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top  – is moving up the bestseller list of Amazon.com. #6 in      Books > Business & Investing >…

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Touart to run?

October 11, 2007

There is persistent rumor that former County Administrator George Touart plans to run for the Escambia County Commission – not in 2008 but 2010. I’ve heard it from two different sources, but have not confirmed it…

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Whitehead calls out others

October 11, 2007

The PNJ reports that in an email that Commissioners White, Young and Valentino tricked County Administrator George Touart to resign and then reneged on the agreement. This is the same message that other Touart supporters have…

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Naysayer claims CMP plan hoax

October 11, 2007

Got this post to the blog: Rick Outzen, Shame on you for linking to the PNJ hosted PDF file of the “latest” park features. That 16 page PDF file is a hoax. Print it out, then…