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Wednesday December 19th 2018


Summer of BP Quiz

Check Out Your Summer 2010 News IQ
by IN staff

1. Who was the Pensacola bar owner that was rejected 21-17 by the Florida Senate and allowed to sit on the Public Service Commission?
a) Steve Stevens
b) Nick Zangari
c) Terry Johnson
d) Seamas Hunt

2. Who was the George Touart supporter who was arrested for trespassing on the property of one of Touart’s political opponents?
a) Derek Cosson
b) Charlie Fairchild
c) Mark Clabaugh
d) Rex Blackburn

3. Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino beat Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine in the 2010 Flora-Bama Mullet Toss. What was his winning distance?
a) 50 ft.
b) 88 ft.
c) 75 ft.
d) 101.5 ft.

4. The IN coined the phrase “BP Barbie” to identify the female spokespersons for the oil giant. Which of the following was not a BP Barbie?
a) Liz Castro
b) Anne Kolton
c) Kendra Wilkinson
d) Lucia Bustamante

5. What was the slogan of the May 2010 ad campaign by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to attract tourists to Florida?
a) “Our Coast is Clear”
b) “What Tar Balls?”
c) “Still Better Than Mississippi”
d) “This isn’t the first time we have survived the British”

6. In May 2010, the IN visited the hometown of Blair Manuel, one of the 11 workers killed by the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig. What is that small Louisiana town?
a) Breaux Bridge
b) Houma
c) Lafayette
d) Eunice

7. An almost four-month investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement culminated with charges being filed on eight known gang members and two gang associates. What was the name of the gang?
a) Garnet Circle Boys
b) Montclair Boyz
c) Shanty Town Posse
d) Tick Tock Gang

8. Who was the BP vice president in charge of the BP claims process?
a) Gary Coleman
b) Darryl Willis
c) Doug Suttles
d) Thad Allen

9. What was the social website that became a viral hit for mocking BP public relations efforts regarding the oil disaster?
a) Facebook: Give_Tony_A_Life
b) MySpace: Oops_BP
c) Twitter: BeyondPollution
d) Twitter: BPGlobalPR

10. How did Kindra Arnesan, wife of one of the Louisiana fishermen who became ill while working with the BP cleanup effort, describe BP’s public relations efforts?
a) Ponies and balloons
b) Bull$#@*
c) Wonderful
d) Smoke and mirrors

11. What is the musical instrument that was popular at the 2010 World Cup?
a) Bugle
b) Kazoo
c) Vuvuzela
d) Cowbell

12. What was the name of the political action committee formed by Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles to oppose the stadium at the maritime park?
a) “Save Our City”
b) “No $48 Million Debt”
c) “Wah-wah”
d) “Park Yes, Stadium No”

13. Where did Jimmy Buffett hold his televised benefit concert?
a) The Hangout, Gulf Shores, Ala.
b) Margaritaville, Pensacola Beach
c) Flora-Bama, Perdido Key
d) Okaloosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach

14. Who is the new CEO of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce?
a) John Hitzman
b) Jim Hizer
c) Gene Valentino
d) Collier Merrill
15. Who is the political candidate who was caught on video taking down his opponent’s campaign signs?
a) Jeff Greene
b) Doug Broxson
c) Greg Evers
d) Greg Brown, Jr.

16. Who was the Pensacola attorney who argued in front of the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation to hold the BP trials in Pensacola?
a) Neil Overholtz
b) Bob Kerrigan
c) Mike Papantonio
d) John Asmar

17. Who is the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that will be resigning on Sept. 10?
a) Carol Browner
b) Keith Wilkins
c) Mike Sole
d) Jeff Kottkamp

18. Who is the University of West Florida’s first writer-in-residence?
a) P.J. O’Rourke
b) Elmore Leonard
c) Anne Rice
d) John Grisham

19.  Which of these people did Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles not try to deliver their box of anti-maritime park petitions?
a) Ericka Burnett
b) Mike Wiggins
c) David Jester
d) Al Coby

20. Where did BP set up a staging area for boom cleaning in Escambia County?
a) Bayou Texar
b) Bayou Chico
c) Grande Lagoon
d) NAS Pensacola

Answers: 1 a, 2 c, 3 b, 4 c, 5 a, 6 d, 7 a, 8 b, 9 d, 10 a, 11 c, 12 d, 13 a, 14 b, 15 d, 16 a, 17 c, 18 a, 19 d, 20 b

This story, published Sept. 9, 2010 incorrectly posted the answer to the following question:

2. Who was the George Touart supporter who was arrested for trespassing on the property of one of Touart’s political opponents?
a) Derek Cosson
b) Charlie Fairchild
c) Mark Clabaugh
d) Rex Blackburn

The answer incorrectly given in the key was b) and it should have been c). We inadvertently transposed the answer. Mark Clabaugh pleaded in June noll contendere to trespassing-occupied structure or conveyance and was given six months probation.

This correction was updated Sept. 17.

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