IN's 2010 Endorsements

It’s ok, dear readers, we know some of you haven’t paid much attention to this upcoming election. All those direct mail advertisements from the candidates probably went straight into the garbage, didn’t they? They’re…

The Buzz: 08.19.10

New Fishing Bridge? Mike Williams, co-host of the Blab TV program “Catchin’ Fish,” tells IN he is starting a campaign to create a new fishing bridge in Pensacola Bay — one that already exists….

WIND WARRIOR

 

Since the beginning of July, John MacTaggart has been cycling across the country to promote the idea of wind-assisted vehicles. But the bike he’s been riding isn’t your typical geared road cruiser; it’s a complex cycling contraption he and his father designed called a Pterosail — incorporating a sail that sits on the side of a recumbent trike.

SAME-GENDER MEMBERSHIPS

The local YMCA’s opposition to family memberships for same-gender couples has created a tiff between the organization and gay rights groups. Doug Landreth, Gay Grassroots president of Northwest Florida, says it was brought to…

REAL DEM EXPRESS

U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek was in Pensacola on Aug. 7 as part of his “Real Dem Express” tour of the state. The IN caught up with him at the Seville Diner. Before sitting down…

PENSACOLA BRIDGE TO BE REPLACED

A representative from the Florida Department of Transportation told the Pensacola City Council at its committee meeting last week that the Pensacola “Three-Mile” Bridge will be replaced in the next six years. The current…

BP CLAIMS DELUSION

[JP-Facebook-Like] BP VP Darryl Willis, who heads the oil giant’s claims processing, spoke at a press conference last week, vaguely telling reporters that his company would foot the bill for outstanding damages caused by…

FCAT SCORES DROP

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Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and the Florida Association of District Superintendents aren’t happy with the 2010 FCAT results. They believe that the results don’t accurately report the gains in fourth and fifth grading because that 2010 test is more aligned to the 2008 and that learning gains should be measured using the 2008 score, not 2009. Florida’s Commissioner of Education didn’t agree, and the 2010 results were upheld.



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