Politics

Passing Gas With Joe Scarborough

January 11, 2008

From the Boston Dig: I caught up with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and pressed him on the few fireworks that crackled during the debates. The Republican debate could have been titled “Versus Romney,” given the comical…

Burt loses final appeal

January 11, 2008

Anti-abortion activist John Burt lost his final appeal this week in the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. He was arrested and charged in 2003 with four counts of lewd or lascivious child molestation…

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No ruling on CMP funding

January 11, 2008

Another Thursday passes without the Florida Supreme Court issuing a ruling on whether or not Community Redevelopment Agencies can issue bonds using the tax dollars for repayment. First we were told the court would make a…

Dowd tackles Clinton crying

January 11, 2008

Maureen Dowd writes on Hillary’s crying moment: When I walked into the office Monday, people were clustering around a computer to watch what they thought they would never see: Hillary Clinton with the unmistakable look of…

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Wear Orange Protest

January 10, 2008

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on people “opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is Guantánamo Bay.” Jan. 11, 2008, is…

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Jim Paul arrested

January 10, 2008

As you may have already heard, Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Jim Paul was arrested this morning at 3:30 a.m. in Clearwater, Fl an charged with DUI. We made the arrest the focus of today’s IN…

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Armed Robbery Suspects Caught

January 10, 2008

The U.S. Marshall Service reports that the U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Pensacola. he U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force…

Tobacco suit deadline is Friday

January 10, 2008

If you want to go after the country’s five largest tobacco and blame them for your health problems, you must your case by tomorrow to capitalize on a Florida Supreme Court ruling. The Sun-Sentinel reports: In…

Delegate count

January 10, 2008

With all the talk about the presidential races being close, let’s look at the actual delegate counts. Romney leads on the GOP side. Clinton has the most delegates on the Democratic side. Even though McCain won…

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Walton County gets biodiesel plant

January 10, 2008

Walton County Commission voted to approve a contract for Gulf Coast Energy Inc. to an ethanol and biodiesel plant in Mossy Head that will be the nation’s first facility to produce both fuels at the same…

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Tallahassee still messing with education

January 10, 2008

Spoke with a friend in Tallahassee yesterday about what is going with the state legislature which is holding its committee meetings. When it comes to education, the big talk is centering around outlawing baggy pants and…

City sues bank

January 9, 2008

This is a first. A city sues a bank over its lending practices claiming that they discriminated against black borrowers and led to a wave of foreclosures that has reduced city tax revenues and increased its…

New Public Library

January 9, 2008

While Pensacola gets by with an antiquated downtown public library, Panama City is finishing its new 55,000-sq. ft. library. The Pensacola City Council has been discussing a new library for over two decades. A citizens’ task…