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Outtakes 2/10/11

Outtakes 2/10/11

LOST OPPORTUNITIES Pensacola has been jokingly called “The Land of Potential,” but it really is “The Land of Missed Opportunities.” People complain about the lack of jobs, shrinking military [...]

Outtakes 2/3/11

Outtakes 2/3/11

DON’T DRINK THE WATER, PART 2 There is something about the month of January that attracts weird news stories. A year ago, I got in trouble with the Emerald Coast Utility Authority for joking that [...]

Winners & Losers 2/3/11

Winners & Losers 2/3/11

Winners PENSACOLA BAY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The organization announced last week that it has raised more than $7.3 million, $800,000 more than its goal of $6.5 million for Vision 2015, its [...]

Rant & Rave 2/3/11

Rant & Rave 2/3/11

DON’T BLAME US We were taken in by Rodney Rowe because of his self—purported political clout and understanding of running a not—for—profit. Mr. Rowe introduced himself to me back in October [...]

Winners & Losers 1/27/11

Winners & Losers 1/27/11

Winners BOB KERRIGAN Local attorney Bob Kerrigan will be presented with this year’s Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award commemorates the late Miami [...]

Outtakes 1/27/11

Outtakes 1/27/11

PENSACOLA IS TOO NICE That is something one doesn’t hear too often. When I read that Bill Young had been caught misrepresenting the support for his Aquarium for Pensacola project, that was my first [...]

Winners & Losers 1/20/11

Winners & Losers 1/20/11

Winners TRAINING OFFICER BROCK JESTER, FIRE CAPTAIN RICHARD HARRIS, AND FIRE LIEUTENANT JINNY CRANOR The grant team for the Pensacola Fire Department landed $377,232 in federal grant funds from [...]

Rant & Rave 1/20/11

Rant & Rave 1/20/11

HELP FOR BROWNSVILLE Because I know that Brownsville and West Pensacola are of interest to you, I wanted to be sure that you were aware of some projects that are in motion that will affect those [...]

Outttakes 1/20/11

Outttakes 1/20/11

BIG BOY He was Robert Collins’s dog. When my father-in-law died in 2005 after a long battle with cancer, we were given his chocolate Labrador mix. The dog’s name was “Big Boy,” which was an [...]

Outtakes 1/13/11

Outtakes 1/13/11

IMPATIENCE I know that patience is a virtue, but could impatience also be one? Since it is one of my character traits, it most likely is not. Pensacola likes to play it safe. We study, hire [...]

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