South Alabama will have football

April 2, 2008

I also had an interview with Joey Jones, the first head coach for the University of South Alabama Jaguars. They will start playing games in 2009 and will at the major college level – vying for…

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Springdale set to open baseball park

April 2, 2008

The Springdale, Ark. held a referendum for a 1-cent sales tax to pay for a minor league baseball park in July 2006 – about six weeks before Pensacola approved the Community Maritime Park. Springdale did not…

PYP to Hold an Elected Official Meet and Greet

April 1, 2008

Press Release: Pensacola Young Professionals to Hold an Elected Official Meet and Greet Pensacola, FL—Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP) will hold a meet and greet with Escambia County and City of Pensacola elected officials April 16, from…

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Hospital scores are in

April 1, 2008

The HCAHPS are in for our hospitals and are available on the federal website:www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov HCAHPS is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care. HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers…

Most Complete April Fools Day web offerings

April 1, 2008

Included on the list are New Google search tool that can see into future; Election Deathmatch Coverage; eHarmony founder finds love on Match.com; and flying penguins sent to rainforest. The list keeps growing. Read more.…

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Gannett Blog looks at PNJ

April 1, 2008

Jim Hopkins and his Gannett Blog take a look at the new front page design of the Pensacola News Journal – Hot Off the Press: Pensacola News Journal. The At-A-Glance link gives an interesting read on…

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Board closes 7 schools

April 1, 2008

Not here. The Volusia County School Board will close seven schools in three years. The five board members overwhelmingly voted to close the schools, saying they had no choice because they were “held hostage” by a…

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Business 101

April 1, 2008

Florida House leaders have proposed a $65.1 billion budget with no pay raises for state employees, but willl allow Gov. Charlie Crist to use reserves and trust funds if Florida’s tax collections continue to fall short.…

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Reply from Attorney General

March 31, 2008

Looks like I won’t be prosecuted this time. ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Re: Independent News – Walker Holmes Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:14:30 -0400 From: Sandi Copes To: rick@inweekly.net No worries. Perhaps in the…

Email to Sandi Copes

March 31, 2008

My apology to Florida Attorney General: ——- Original Message ——– Subject: Independent News – Walker Holmes Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:56:34 -0500 From: Rick Outzen Reply-To: rick@inweekly.net Organization: Independent News To: Sandi.copes@myfloridalegal.com The March 27…

Attorney General calls about April Fool article

March 31, 2008

Sandi Copes, press secretary for Attorney General Bill McCollum, called asking for a copy of an article by Walker Holmes that reports the Attorney General is investigating the Pensacola City Council (Council Ousted ). Apparently Tallahassee…

Saltmarsh buys blimp, OSC reviewing eBay ideas

March 31, 2008

There is a marketing war going on between the mega-accounting firms Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund and O’Sullivan Creel. Below is a press release from Saltmarsh on its purchase of the Goodyear Blimp. Jeff DeWeese is busy…

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No more sewage dumping in bays or sound

March 31, 2008

ECUA may have had to relocate the Main Street Sewage Treatment plant if a bill that is currently in the Florida Senate becomes law. The utility will definitely have to stop pumping the effluent from its…

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Greyhound track may get more regulations

March 31, 2008

Florida is No. 1 in greyhound racetracks. According to the Miami Herald, state regulators want more inspection power and penalties for animal abusers. The industry has had problems from dog-doping with cocaine to force them to…