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05/24/2010
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Panama City Now Landing Planes

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Panama City opens with first flights Panama City opens with first flights  Danny Tindell / dtindell@dothaneagle.com A Southwest Arlines jet is at the Northwest Florida Beaches Intenational airport on Sunday, May 23, 2010. By Debbie Ingram Published: May 24, 2010 Updated: May 24, 2010 » 0 Comments | Post a Comment 1 vote Buzz up! PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Passengers and sight-seers filed inside the new Panama City airport Sunday for the first flights in and out of the new $330 million facility. The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport,

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05/20/2010
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The Beach of Northwest Florida

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THE Beach on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Group Markets Florida Beach Vacations from Pensacola to Apalachicola Share Article| Dec 6, 2008 Pamela Watson For years visitors driving to Northwest Florida beaches have made Destin, Fort Walton, Panama City, Pensacola and other Gulf Coast towns their summer vacation destination Now with a new name and regional marketing, these Florida beach communities hope to bring in even more tourists from all over the U.S., Canada and Europe to a regional brand called simply “THE Beach.� The group, Coastal Vision 3000, is

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05/18/2010
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BP now Stemming 40% of Leak from the Source

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Progress in stemming Gulf oil spill From correspondents in New Orleans From: AFP May 19, 2010 2:56AM BP has reported further progress in stemming a gushing Gulf of Mexico oil spill as concerns grew for Florida’s sensitive coral reefs and political fallout from the disaster spread. The British energy giant, which has been struggling to contain the disaster, said overnight a tube inserted into a leaking oil pipe is now sucking up about 40 per cent of the crude, about twice as much as it did one day earlier. The

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05/18/2010
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Vacation Home Deduction; A Tax Guide

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Vacation Home Deduction: A Tax Guide Do you own a vacation or second home that you can treat as: •A personal home •A business lodging complex •Part personal home and part rental property •Part personal home and part hobby rental •A one-unit motel If “yes,” you will love this article because it will help you put more money in your pockets. What is a vacation home? Technically, tax law says a “vacation home” is a dwelling you use for both: •Personal, and •Rental purposes A dwelling includes a house, apartment,

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05/16/2010
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BP Gets Partial Control Over Oil Leak

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Breaking news: BP gets partial control over Gulf oil spill with siphon now in place Overhead view of BP oil spill on May 1, 2010 NASAIf you like this … Louisiana residents panic as part of Gulf closed to fishing, shrimping, etc. due to oil spill Louisiana seafood is safe to eat despite the Gulf oil spill View all » BP announced just after the noon hour that they have a mile long tube in place drawing away oil from the huge crude oil spill that occurred after an explosion

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05/15/2010
Destin

View the Latest Oil Spill Trajectory from NOAA

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The oil spill has gradually drifted to the west away from Florida for the last 10 days. Florida still has no reports of oil, tar balls, or smell. Here is a link to the latest trajectory map from NOAA- Oil Spill Trajectory Map Here are two other sites that can help you stay updated on the oil spill and whether it will affect the Destin area. Deepwater Horizon Response – This site offers up to date information on all efforts to clean up the oil spill and which areas are

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05/15/2010
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Gulf Oil Spill Update May 15

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BP misses on first tube try BP missed on its first attempt to place the riser insertion tube into the end of the leaking Macondo riser on Friday night and into Saturday. Noah Brenner, Anthony Guegel, Anthea Pitt and wire reports 15 May 2010 19:27 GMT The plan called for ROVs to put a 6-inch pipe into the end of the 21-inch riser. Around the pipe is a stopper-like washer that will plug the end of the riser and diver all the flow into the smaller tube. BP operations boss

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05/12/2010
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Oil Spill Policy by Five Star Beach Properties

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Five Star Beach Properties, a luxury vacation rental company, has implemented an oil spill policy to protect all guests. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Log (Press Release) – May 05, 2010 – Five Star Beach properties is a luxury vacation rental rental company in Destin, Florida. We understand your concern over the oil spill in the gulf and the effects that it may have on your upcoming vacation. We have been watching the situation very closely as it directly affects our business and livelihood. At Five Star Beach Properties we run

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05/12/2010
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Panama City Airport Update

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FAA Approves New Airport Operating Certificate by NewPFN on May 12, 2010 NEWS RELEASE Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Wins Final FAA Approval May 23rd Grand Opening Right on Schedule Panama City, Florida – (May 11, 2010) – The Panama City Bay County Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) today announced that Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport has received its Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. The new airport is scheduled to begin service Sunday, May 23. “This is a significant milestone in the development of

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12/17/2009
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Southwest will be Landing in Panama City on May 23!

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Bay County lands Southwest // VIDEO, PHOTOS, DOCUMENT Comments 58 | Recommend 6 Low-cost carrier to begin service in May from Panama City to 4 destinations October 21, 2009 01:10:00 PM By PAT KELLY / News Herald Writer WEST BAY — Beach balls were tossed aloft, pom-poms waved and hundreds stood and cheered Wednesday in the unfinished terminal of the airport construction site near West Bay as Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced via streaming video that his low-cost airline was coming to Bay County. “This is the largest airline

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