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Bonfield to leave for Durham

June 2, 2008

The Durham News Observer reports: Tom Bonfield, the city manager of Pensacola, Fla., will be named Durham’s new city manager Tuesday. Read Bonfield to be named Durham city manager…

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Whitehead removed chair in 1996

June 2, 2008

There is much discussion on whether his fellow commissioners would ever actually vote to remove Mike Whitehead as the chairman of the Escambia County Commission. There is some worry that this would be the first time…

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Walton County schools better than Santa Rosa

June 2, 2008

News Herald reports that the Florida Legislature passed the High Performing School District Bill last year to give such districts more flexibility with curriculum and finances. Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties’ school districts were two among…

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Publix got liquor store variance

June 2, 2008

In Santa Rosa County, a liquor store has to be 2,500 ft. Away from a school or a church. The only places inside the City of Gulf Breeze that meet that county ordinance are at the…

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Publix skips Escambia County

June 1, 2008

If you live in Escambia County and want to shop at Publix, you will have to drive to Gulf Breeze. The Florida grocery chain has leaped over Escambia County into Baldwin County. Just another sign that…

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Whitehead hijacks charity tournament

June 1, 2008

Yesterday The Sons of Italy held their annual BOUNA FORTUNA Golf Tournament at Marcus Pointe Golf Club. As with most charity events like that, people paid $75 to play and additional money to sponsor holes and…

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Gannett Blog also went after editor

May 31, 2008

Gannettblog – May 20, 2008: The top editor at the Pensacola News Journal, Dick Schneider, writes about his paper’s asking readers for money-saving ideas to help them through rocky economic times in Florida’s poorest urban county.…

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PNJ may produce your ads in India

May 31, 2008

The Gannettblog reports: Pensacola, Fla., and beyond, advertising-production artists are terrified of being the next to lose jobs to Los Angeles-based 2AdPro, which is shipping their work to India as fast as Gannett will allow. There…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.30

May 30, 2008

Never mind the complaints about how the media are not focusing on the issues. Historically, they never have. Writer Steven Stark of the Independent Boston Phoenix, will tell us about some past campaigns that really got…

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TaxWatch report coming June 17

May 30, 2008

Bob Kerrigan told me last night that the much-anticipated Tax Watch on the finances of Escambia County government will be released June 17. TaxWatch will actually make a presentation to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club in…

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CR ranks hospitals

May 30, 2008

A new system from Consumer Reports rates nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide on the length of hospital stays and number of doctor visits for older adults facing chronic diseases. Nine area hospitals are rated. When looking at…

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Power Party

May 30, 2008

Last night we held a party for those on the 2008 Most Influential and Powerful list. I presented Fred Levin, last year’s #1, and Collier Merrill, this year’s #1, with trophies made by glass blower extraordinaire…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.29

May 29, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio I will  talk with Eric Schmitz who has filed to run for Mayor of Pensacola and I welcome your calls at 850-437-1620. Tune in to IN Your Head Radio today…

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Miller for Lt. Gov.

May 29, 2008

Here’s the new rumor. If John McCain gets elected president, he will appoint Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to the Attorney General spot. Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will become governor. Then our Congressman Jeff Miller will be…