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Gerry McGill

BP Oil Spill Settlement Announced

The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee spearheading the litigation concerning the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill has announced that a settlement has been reached with BP that will fully compensate…

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Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes in Mobile Bay, AL. Three Dead, One Missing

A Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter on a training mission crashed Tuesday night in Mobile Bay in Alabama. The helicopter carried a crew of four. The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. Rescue…

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Electric Cigarette Explodes in Florida Man's Mouth

A Florida man was smoking on an electronic cigarette when a faulty battery caused it to explode in his mouth. He lost some of his front teeth and a chunk of his tongue and suffered severe burns…

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Go Navy Beat Army

As I write this Navy has just kicked off to Army for the 111th time. Most football fans won't care. Neither team will go to a bowl this year. They are ranked 119 and 120. But the game does…

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National columnist Susan Estrich's unfortunate/uninformed op ed piece

On Monday the Pensacola News Journal ran a piece by the national columnist Susan Estrich titled “Sometimes lawsuits are just plain idiotic.” Unfortunately, she started her column with…

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Seven survive boat capsizing in Florida Keys

A boating incident off the Florida Keys that hit the news yesterday brings to light some basic boating safety practices that all water enthusiasts should practice. On Sunday, 7 individuals were…

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Massive Vessel Moors in Pensacola, Florida

Over the weekend, residents of Pensacola have had an interesting view in the port: on Friday, the massive “Versabar 10,000” docked at the Port of Pensacola. Given rough waters in…

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Man who fell 800 feet in parasailing accident drowned after surviving fall

The St. Petersburg Times (FL) newspaper reported on August 27, 2011 that an autopsy performed on a parasailor who fell from 800 feet survived the fall but subsequently drowned before being rescued…

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Saving face for Mitt Romney. Treat Corporations as People

We probably should not get too upset about what is said at any State Fair gathering, including the Iowa State Fair, but poor Mitt Romney is catching flack for saying that Corporations are people. Of…

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LIGHTNING: the underrated killer

Lightning is the second leading cause of storm related deaths in the United States, killing more persons than tornadoes or hurricanes. Annually lightning strikes more than 400 people killing about…