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Winners & Losers 8/9/12

WINNERS
Susan Davis
Sacred Heart Health System and Ascension Health have announced the appointment of Susan Davis as the President and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System, that includes hospitals in Pensacola, Walton County, Panama City and Port St. Joe, as well as a network of physicians stretching from Gulf Shores, Ala. to Apalachicola, Fla. In addition to her role at Sacred Heart, Davis also will serve as Ascension Health’s Ministry Market Leader for Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York and Connecticut.

Larry Orvis
The United States Army recognized the bureau manager for Visit Pensacola for his 28 years of military service by inducting him into the Transportation Corps Hall of Fame and into the Ancient Order of Saint Christopher. During his U.S. Army career, Orvis has also received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Mike Fasano
The First Amendment Foundation has awarded State Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) with the 2012 Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award for his work during the 2012 legislative session. After Fasano questioned a privatization deal for the prison system, Senate President Mike Haridopolos stripped him of his chairmanship. The deal never made it through the legislature.

LOSERS

Gerald Robinson
Florida Department of Education Commissioner has submitted his resignation effective at the end of August to return to his family still living in Virginia. The FCAT 2.0 didn’t go so well for Robinson who had been on the job only a year. Gov. Rick Scott needed a scapegoat to deflect criticism from parents over the constant tinkering with the state’s public education by the Republicans.

Badminton
The women’s doubles pairs from China, South Korea and Indonesia were disqualified from the London Olympics for deliberately throwing their matches to secure a better run to the medal rounds. The Badminton World Federation disqualified the four pairs saying they needed to take a strong stance against conduct “clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport.”

BP
The British oil giant announced a major drop in profits after it was forced to sell key assets. BP is on the brink of leaving Russia, where it had hoped to make billions, and faces huge fines in the United States over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company posted a 96 percent drop in adjusted profit for the second quarter, one of the biggest profit slumps in its history. Take heart, readers, BP has acquired another 43 exploration leases in the Gulf.