Dave Dunwoody http://wuwf.org en Veterans Affairs Committees Create Plan For Reform http://wuwf.org/post/veterans-affairs-committees-create-plan-reform <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program, scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.</span></p><p>Republican Cong. Jeff Miller and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, and their staffs, worked through the weekend to finalize the plan, in time for consideration before Congress leaves for its August break. At a news conference on Monday, Miller said the blueprint also begins a conversation about the future of the VA.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:18:50 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 12471 at http://wuwf.org Veterans Affairs Committees Create Plan For Reform Wahoos Seek Naming Rights For Ballpark http://wuwf.org/post/wahoos-seek-naming-rights-ballpark <p>“Bayfront Stadium,” “Blue Wahoo Stadium,” “Community Maritime Park” – the home of baseball’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos goes by many name, but by next season it may have just one – for a price.</p><p>Ed Spears, the Executive Director of Community Maritime Park Associates, say that work is underway to sell the naming rights to the ballpark in downtown Pensacola, for a large chunk of change – between $250,000 and $500,000.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:57:50 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 12321 at http://wuwf.org Wahoos Seek Naming Rights For Ballpark Chamber Creates Economic Development Agency http://wuwf.org/post/chamber-creates-economic-development-agency <p></p><p>After months of preparation, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce is ready to launch a separate agency for economic development. Among other things, it gets the Chamber out from under Florida’s Sunshine Law.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:56:57 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 12196 at http://wuwf.org Chamber Creates Economic Development Agency Pensacola Hosts Stormwater Symposium http://wuwf.org/post/pensacola-hosts-stormwater-symposium <p></p><p>The Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission hosted a stormwater symposium Friday morning, with both promising to cooperate on ways to control flooding. The session was held before a packed room at the Pensacola Bay Center.</p><p>Torrential rainfall in late April totaled 27 inches in the Pensacola area in a 24-hour period. The resultant flood caused massive damage to roadways – including four parts of Scenic Highway that were washed out. Flooding also swamped some businesses downtown.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:29:41 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 12045 at http://wuwf.org Pensacola Hosts Stormwater Symposium Remembering 'One Small Step' 45 Years Later http://wuwf.org/post/remembering-one-small-step-45-years-later <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On July 20, 1969, man became an interstellar voyager when Apollo 11 made the first of a half-dozen visits on the moon.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It was 45 years ago when the world heard astronaut Neil Armstrong’s “One giant step for mankind” remark as he stepped down onto the lunar surface. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first of a dozen Americans to walk on the moon and return home safely. A third astronaut, Michael Collins, piloted the Apollo 11 command spacecraft in lunar orbit.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:18:26 +0000 Dave Dunwoody 12006 at http://wuwf.org Remembering 'One Small Step' 45 Years Later