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Gannett blogger reveals identity

January 12, 2008

He is Jim Hopkins. Yesterday, I left the Gannett Co. Inc. after 20 years’ work as a reporter and editor. I was one of the 43 USA Today employees who took a buyout last month. And…

King may be ousted from CMPA

January 12, 2008

WEAR TV 3 reports that CMPA chairman Judge Lacey Collier has asked board members to begin considering removing Hugh King from the board. The issue will be placed on the board’s Feb. 8 agenda. Last April,…

Bank of America may buy Countrywide

January 11, 2008

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Bank of America may bailout Countrywide Financial. A Bank of America-led buyout is “the one and only hope that [Countrywide] has” to avoid bankruptcy, according to Sean Egan, managing director of independent…

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Father a crackhead

January 11, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports the Lam Luong, the man who was confessed to throwing his four young children from the highest point of Dauphin Island bridge early Monday, had recently become a desperate crack addict…

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Jan. Primary could have big turnout

January 11, 2008

According to Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford, 9,395 ballots have been mailed out to county voters who have requested absentee ballots. This projects out tp a turnout between 35-40%. For the 2004 presidential primary,…

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Jim Paul on radio show today

January 11, 2008

Escambia Superintendent of Schools Jim Paul will be interviewed on IN Your Head Radio today between 1-2 p.m. Listen online newsradio1620.com.…

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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…