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More BP globs headed our way

More BP globs headed our way

From The Ledger: Oil Crisis Focus Now On Tactics Pushed by the strong prevailing wind and currents, the globs of today will become the tar balls of tomorrow on the Panhandle beaches. Key points from the article: Florida officials asked for and got a promise from BP to provide 20 more [...]

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

I walked Pensacola Beach this morning around 6 a.m., wanting to see the beach before the cleanup crews arrived. TV vans lined the parking lot at Casino Beach, about dozen people were walking the beach. When I think of tarballs, I picture black golf-ball-size globs. The beach is dotted with brown [...]

Meek: “Leadership isn’t being in Pensacola to see the first drop of oil.”

I spoke yesterday with Congressman Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Meek was in New York City and had just finished an interview on MSNBC, where he talked about the BP oil disaster. We talked about the mismanagement of the Vessels of Opportunity program and the lack of [...]

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]

Buzz: Orange Beach mayor blasts BP

While Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins is singing kumbaya with BP, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon blasted BP representatives a town hall meeting. Kennon is upset over the boats in the Vessels of Opportunity program not being paid and on how BP and its Unified Command Center have dragged their feet on [...]

Contest: What should BP stand for?

Contest: What should BP stand for?

TrueMajority.org has a contest: What should BP's initials stand for? With millions of gallons of oil still swirling in the Gulf, BP has refused to answer questions about what caused the Deepwater Horizon rig to explode, how much oil it's leaking or when this nightmare might end. This from [...]

BP hires uber Barbie

BP hires uber Barbie

BP has found it has too many men speaking for it nationally and will now use its local BP Barbie approach nationwide. "BP Barbie" is my description for the various female community liaisons hired by the oil giant to deflect criticism and avoid answering any difficult questions. Instead of [...]

Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has moved the meeting with tourism officials from Northwest Florida from today to Sunday. It's anticipated that he will announce his plan to split the $25M that Tony Hayward said on May 17 he would give the state to help "Gulf region return to normal operations." BP had [...]

Coastkeeper update

Coastkeeper update

Press release: Flow rate update, with information from the Incident Command: The National Incident Command’s Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) has developed an independent estimate for the rate at which oil is flowing from BP’s leaking well. Using three different methodologies, the FRTG has [...]

Thomas barely holds on to Paul FCAT gains

Thomas barely holds on to Paul FCAT gains

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas dismisses the one point drop in FCAT reading scores for third graders in the Friday edition of the BP marketing solution, Pensacola News Journal. Thomas tells the PNJ that the district held on to significant gains it has made in recent years. Of course, Thomas [...]

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP is giving the state for tourism will come to Escambia County... unless the county matches [...]

IN May 27 issue

IN May 27 issue

COVER STORY THREE’S COMPANY Less than a year ago Governor Charlie Crist was thought by many political analysts to be a shoe-in for Mel Martinez's vacant U.S. Senate seat. OUTTAKES ALAS, PENSACOLA We are living the novel "Alas, Babylon"--the 1959 book about the fictional Florida town [...]

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