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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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Southern Living Article on the Florida Panhandle

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Summer at the Gulf Escape to Florida’s Panhandle, where the water sparkles clearer, the sand shines whiter, and the fun never stops. Our Editor reveals his favorite haunts. Share Yahoo BuzzFacebookTwitterDigg | Print | Email | Add Comment | Text size:AAA Summer at the Gulf (PROMO) Rosemary Beach is a favorite destination in the area. Meg McKinney Simle / styling Rose Nguyen Click to Enlarge I have vacationed here as a child, as a teenager, as a newlywed, and as a father. My wife and I plan to vacation here

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05/12/2010
Destin

Utopia in Destin, Florida- Pure Elegance

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Utopia is the finest gulf front vacation condo in the Silver Shells resort. This condo is located in St. Maarten, the only true gulf front rental capable building in the Silver Shells resort. This is a very large two bedroom, two bath condo that sleeps 6 comfortably. Utopia is a ground floor lanai unit. Walk out your sliding glass door and walk directly to the beach or pool, no need to wait for elevators. This Destin vacation rental condo has just been completely remodeled in 2009 and features the finest

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05/12/2010
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Hollywood – Gulf Front in Miramar Beach

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Hollywood is a spectacular gulf front residence located in the Frangista Beach neighborhood on Scenic Hwy 98. This upscale residence features a private splash pool on the deck overlooking the beach that can also be heated. There is a private elevator that reaches all three floors. Hollywood is always one of the most popular Destin rentals because of it’s upscale furnishings and amenities. Enjoy a luxury gulf front vacation at a great price. The first floor features a living area with flat screen television and wet bar. This room opens

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05/12/2010
Destin

Camelot in Destiny by the Sea

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Camelot is a spectacular gulf front estate in Destiny by the Sea. This luxury rental property features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and close to 5,000 square feet. Camelot is pure luxury with marble floors and top of the line finishes and furnishings throughout. This gorgeous home features King or Queen sleeping accommodations in each bedroom. It also features 3 gulf front bedrooms and all bedrooms have private baths and televisions. Camelot features an elevator spanning all 3 floors so all guests are welcome. Enjoy the spacious living room with top

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05/12/2010
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Casa Blanca in Destiny by the Sea

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Casa Blanca is one of the finest homes in the Destin area. This fine property is located beach front in the gated community of Destiny by the Sea. This 6 bedroom home boasts over 6,800 square feet and every bedroom features a private bath. Casa Blanca is built on a double lot and is one of the few homes on the beach that provide a full size swimming pool and hot tub. This home also features a full movie theater with stadium seating and 110″ projection screen. This home has

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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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05/12/2010
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Le Grand Cirque in Destin

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Le Grand Cirque Seen by millions of people around the world, this must see Cirque extravaganza has broken box office records all over the Globe including becoming the biggest ever selling shows in the history of the Sydney Opera house. Le Grand Cirque is a jaw-dropping visual feast of breathtaking group acrobatics and white-knuckle stunts and has been described by the press as “The Next generation of Cirque Du Soleil” (Southen Style) Featuring more than 40 champion acrobats and performers from Brazil, Canada, Russia, Mongolia, Europe and China, the performers

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05/12/2010
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Caribbean Paradise in Caribe

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Caribbean Paradise is the ultimate in luxury beach front vacation homes. This caribbean inspired custom home is located directly one lot from the gulf of Mexico. There is no home built on the gulf front lot in front making Caribbean Paradise virtually a beach front home. The powder white sands literally stretch to the front of the home! You have incredible unobstructed views of the gulf from every room and porch. This beautiful home is located in the Caribbean inspired neighborhood of Caribe. Caribe is one of the most interesting

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