PNJ remix – 7/11 issue for short attention spans

July 11, 2006

coffeeWe’ve cut out of the frills in the PNJ articles just for you. Headlines, plus opening and/or closing sentences.

Nobles ordered to demolish boathouses

After fielding numerous complaints over several years, Escambia County has ordered Pensacola City Councilman Jack Nobles to tear down or repair three unsightly boathouses on Bayou Chico.

“I take a lot of pictures of them, because they’re the ugliest things around,” Beverly West said.

Eglin may lose 3,400 jobs

Economic damage to Northwest Florida could top $1 billion, expert says

Eglin Air Force Base, the big winner during last year’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearings, may lose the 46th Test Wing and its 3,400 military and civilian jobs to Edwards AFB in California.

College athletes hope to score with Habitat project

Students to build 6 homes during sports tourney

College students vying in November for national titles in an Olympic-style tournament will build a record-number of Habitat for Humanity homes while competing in Pensacola.

Murder trail set to begin

A jury was selected Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a Pensacola man (Preston Scott) accused of stabbing his wife (Tina Lafayette Scott) to death the day after Christmas 2004.

According to Melton and Byrd, Scott would not let any man talk to Tina Scott — not even her male children and stepchildren.

Beach could be pet paradise

The Santa Rosa County Commission has agreed to study the possibility of establishing a pet-friendly area on Navarre Beach.

Commissioners will hear a report from county staff, then consider the request next month.

 

Astronaut on mission to inspire

The first black woman (Dr. Mae C. Jemison)  to explore space is a wanna-be hippie.

“She can really help motivate teachers, who can, in turn, motivate the kids,” Pilcher said of Jemison.

 

Suit could nix judicial elections

Just weeks before dozens of candidates are set to qualify for 55 new judicial seats statewide, a group of South Florida lawyers is asking the state Supreme Court to invalidate the elections.

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