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Dollar and Sins

Dollar and Sins

The Oil Spill Penance Race Begins By Jeremy Morrison Nearly two months into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Tony Hayward made a curious promise. BP’s quintessential British CEO wasn’t [...]

The Buzz 12/29/11

The Buzz 12/29/11

BP’D OFF While BP, along with federal and state governments, appear ready to move into the restoration phase of post-spill efforts, there are others who are hung up on claims. Like David [...]

Winners & Losers ’11

Winners & Losers ’11

For the first time in the past six years, Pensacola had a relatively uneventful summer–no hurricanes, park or city charter referendums, sensational murder cases or oil spills.  However, the year [...]

Winners & Losers 11/24/11

Winners & Losers 11/24/11

WINNERS WILSON ROBERTSON The Escambia County Commissioner won’t have to worry about any ethics investigations interfering with his Thanksgiving holiday. The Florida Attorney General, Commission [...]

The Buzz 11/24/11

The Buzz 11/24/11

BP STICKS AROUND The man at the local BP claim’s facility couldn’t speculate about the decision to keep the doors open. He could only provide a freshly printed flyer with the new hours of [...]

Ills of the Spill

Ills of the Spill

The impact on human health By Jeremy Morrison So far the meeting was going well. Clinically cordial, with deli cold cuts and coffee. But then James “Catfish” Miller decided to make some [...]

Outtakes 11/03/11

Outtakes 11/03/11

NO FAITH IN BP DRILLING The federal government recently awarded BP its first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon accident. After killing 11 men and polluting [...]

Outtakes 9/29/11

Outtakes 9/29/11

SIDING WITH LOCALS The Independent News may have been the only newspaper in the country that refused to take any BP ads concerning the oil spill and its version of the facts. The decision cost us [...]

Outtakes 9/8/11

Outtakes 9/8/11

BP BARBIE FLASHBACK I miss the BP Barbies Liz Castro and Lucia Bustamante. Imagine how those spin doctors would have handled the oil sheens spotted in August near the site of the Deepwater Horizon [...]

Winners & Losers 9/1/11

Winners & Losers 9/1/11

WINNERS ASHTON HAYWARD The Mayor of Pensacola scored big with his announcement of the demolition of the dilapidated Blount Junior High School, which has been closed since 1982. Fulfilling a campaign [...]

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