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Be Heard on County Survey

Be Heard on County Survey

From Escambia Community Collaborative: Please give the following survey your consideration. The Escambia Community Collaborative invites you to do just that by completing an online survey. What you think matters! The primary partners of the Escambia Community Collaborative are United Way of [...]

Clear cutting inside Pensacola again

Clear cutting inside Pensacola again

City of Pensacola shot itself in the foot again by allowing the complete clear-cutting of the Airport Blvd property next to Lowes. This comes months after the City let the same thing happen on Brent Lane behind Toys R Us (new Rave Theater). Thousands of trees are mowed down. Citizens aren't [...]

Do the dead pay late charges?

Do the dead pay late charges?

Got this in my email over the weekend: A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been$0.00, now somewhere around $60.00. A family [...]

Did Joe drop the F-Bomb on TV?

Did Joe drop the F-Bomb on TV?

Talking Head Tucker Carlson interviewed Pensacola's own Joe Scarborough about his prediction that the Democrats would take back control of Congress. Joe's response to Carlson's introduction of Joe as a folk hero was "That's pretty f***ing awesome." Or did he say freaking? Check it out for [...]

Gannett may gobble up Tribune papers

Gannett may gobble up Tribune papers

Reporters in the Tribune Group (South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, LA Times) are reporting that Pensacola News Journal owner Gannett may bid on their papers ( READ HERE). Executives from the McLean, Va.-based media giant, which publishes 90 U.S. newspapers, including top-read USA Today, [...]

How Newsroom Works

How Newsroom Works

A Greensboro editor has diagramed how the newsroom work at a daily newspaper works. Ours isn't as complicated. I will try to come up with one for your reading enjoyment. (See DIAGRAM )

Borat has glorious weekend

Borat has glorious weekend

Have you seen the movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" or just "Borat"? It stars Sacha Baron Cohen (who played Ali G on HBO for two seasons) as TV newsman from the glorious nation of Kazakhstan.  The flick took in $29 million to remain the [...]

Mark Obrien translator 11/13/06

Mark Obrien translator 11/13/06

Last week, it was cancer. Today it's being fat that is bad. (Prediction - next week it'll be drinking). Ever sensitive to those battling healthcare costs, 300% increases in insurance premiums and unaffordable housing, O'Brien suggests visiting feedthepig.com and calculating how much you save by not [...]

IN Your Head Radio – 11/10/06 show

IN Your Head Radio – 11/10/06 show

November 10, 2006 Show Winners & Losers: 2007 Pensacola Film Fest suggestions Interview: Ed Spears - Community Maritime Park Associates Loaded Gun: Paul Ewing - singer Rant: Veterans Day Click HERE to Listen

Real Jesus Camp closes

Real Jesus Camp closes

The Seattle Times is reporting youth preacher Becky Fisher is closing her "Kids on Fire" summer camp that is featured in the documentary "Jesus Camp." Right now we're just not a safe ministry," Becky Fischer, the fiery Pentecostal pastor featured in "Jesus Camp," said Tuesday. Read the article: [...]

Yeo charges to be dropped

Yeo charges to be dropped

The PNJ wrote on Tuesday, Nov. 7 that Donald Yeo had been arrested for stealing a WEAR TV3 microphone at the Pres. Bush rally on the day before. READ ARTICLE HERE Reliable sources have told us that the charges will be dropped. Apparently someone else put the microphone in Yeo's backpack while he [...]

We told you so …Touchscreen voting

We told you so …Touchscreen voting

From Orlando Sentinel: Touch-screen-voting machines in at least four Florida counties recorded unusually high percentages of ballots with no votes in Tuesday's election -- a sign that new electronic-ballot machines may not be as foolproof as hoped. Most of the post-election attention Thursday [...]

Mark O’Brien translator – 11/10/06

Mark O’Brien translator – 11/10/06

Actually a pretty good column from Mark in the PNJ: Winners of the recent city bid to develop a city parcel near Gulf Power on Ninth Avenue have found the land is softer than thought. Will have to put in pilings before Hawkshaw East can be built. (RO: Expect co-developer Jim Reeves to sell a few [...]

Stick it Rick Baste a success

Stick it Rick Baste a success

Last night the Baste Roast of me raised nearly $25,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. It was a memorable time for all --everybody got a few good licks in. Collier Merrill stole the show with a routine he and my daughter Cat had worked out. He came in late right before his spot on the program - [...]

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