Monday, Nov. 15
Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos announces the chairman of each of the Senate’s 27 standing committees and subcommittees and one joint legislative committee. Local Greg Evers is named to head Criminal Justice.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Florida Legislature votes to delay implementation of the first statewide septic tank inspection program that they passed this spring.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Despite losing 61 seats in the mid-term elections, House Democrats choose to keep Nancy Pelosi as their party leader.
Thursday, Nov. 18
Dick Baker, Collier Merrill and Juanita Scott are reappointed to the Community Maritime Park Association board of trustees. All three have served since November 2006.
Friday, Nov. 19
MSNBC suspends host Joe Scarborough for two days for making campaign contributions to Northwest Florida races, including his own brother’s campaign, without seeking permission from his bosses.
Saturday, Nov. 20
After nearly three weeks in Sacred Heart Hospital, Escambia County Deputy Jeremy Cassady returns home. He was wounded last month in a shootout off Scenic Highway and underwent multiple surgeries.
Sunday, Nov. 21
Two polls show Britons would prefer newly-engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton as the next king and queen instead of his father Prince Charles and wife Camilla. One poll claims 64 percent of people want Prince William to take the throne after Queen Elizabeth.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Ireland announces it will ask for “tens of billions” of Euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to help its crisis-stricken banking system. Earlier, the Irish government denied such a bailout was necessary.