Martini Night – 7/12/06

July 13, 2006

Martini Rod Smith will kick off a media bus tour at Seville Square – Tuesday, July 18, 8 am. Smith, a state senator from the Gainesville area, hopes to be the Democratic nominee for Gov.

Community Maritime Park supporters are getting ready to launch door-to-door campaign soon.

A lot of talk about Blue Angel Weekend – if the crowds are too large, it could be a disaster. Only 30K showed up last year and everything went smooth. No way Pensacola Beach can handle 100,000 people.

Real Estate market is sloooooooooooow. Condo sales are also lagging due to high insurance costs.

Jack Nobles is extremely pissed over PNJ article. There’s speculation over who pressed Touart to enforce code finally. Apparently Nobles took documents to daily to show his family has been trying to get contractors to repair boat houses.

Who leaked to PNJ the possible West Florida Hospital and Baptist Hospital merger? The rumors have been flying around for months. We chose to stay away until there was something concrete. There still is no agreement, so we chose not to publish anything.

Larry Johnson is getting tons of phone calls asking him to run against Pensacola City Councilman Marty Donovan now that Rhette Anderson has dropped out. Donovan defeated Johnson last time, but Larry has maintained high positive profile since then. He would give Donovan a race.

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