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Florida Lt. Governor
2:58 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Lawsuit Demands Scott Name A Lt. Governor

A lawsuit seeks to order Gov. Scott to name a second-in-command within 30 days.
Credit Reuters

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is being sued over his decision to leave the post of lieutenant governor vacant for nearly ten months. A Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist is asking the Florida Supreme Court to force an appointment within 30 days.

Article-4, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution says: “There shall be a lieutenant governor, who shall perform such duties pertaining to the office of governor as shall be assigned by the governor, except when otherwise provided by law, and such other duties as may be prescribed by law.”

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Recycling
6:11 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Santa Rosa Addresses Recycling Contract

Credit Nachetz

The Santa Rosa County Commission is at odds with the company providing recycling services to the county. But a resolution could come as early as Thursday morning’s regular meeting.

County Attorney Angela Jones says the complaints – such as overflowing drop-off sites, unattended properties, and a 30 thousand dollar debt owed to the county – are considered violations of the five-year contract signed in 2012. County Administrator Hunter Walker concurred, but added that short of the county going back into the recycling business, they have no other choice.

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Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
5:38 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

LISTEN: Pensacola Symphony Presents 'Beethoven And Blue Jeans'

Credit Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

It's Beethoven and Blue Jeans at the Pensacola Symphony this Saturday, with a wide ranging program featuring a return appearance of trumpeter Ryan Anthony.  Peter Rubardt and Hedi Salanki were in the studios earlier this week to talk about the program.

The concert is coming up this Saturday at 8:00pm in the Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola. Tickets and information available at  435-2533 or pensacolasymphony.com

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Commentary
5:27 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Carl Wernicke: Our Clean Waterways Are Key To Our Prosperity

Credit IHMC

   Driving in to work Wednesday I saw something I have seen before, but not often.  I don’t see it often because it’s not often that we have a cold snap hard enough to ice over the surface of local bayous.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
4:59 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

January Means Learning To Protect Yourself From Cervical Cancer

Dr. Angela Ziebarth
Credit Sacred Heart Medical Oncology Group

January has been designated by congress as National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and health officials nationwide are spreading the word that cervical cancer is preventable.

According to estimates from the National Cancer Institute, last year there were over 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer in the US.  Over 4,000 women died from the disease.  But those numbers used to be higher-- much higher.  Since the introduction of the Pap Smear test in the 1950s, cervical cancer rates in the US have declined by over 60%.

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