Pensacola, Florida
Sunday June 16th 2019


Winners & Losers 1/24/13

Malcolm Thomas
The Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has proposed school marshals as a part of a comprehensive plan to make the public schools safer. The marshals will be dressed in plainclothes and armed, and they will focus on protecting the elementary schools. The details need to be worked out with local enforcement, but it’s a creative approach to the issue.

Alfred Morris
The NFL rookie broke the single-season rushing record of the Washington Redskins, and helped the team’s other young superstar, Robert Griffin III, lead the team to the playoffs. Morris is a graduate of Pine Forest High School and a product of the Southern Youth Sports Association.

Debbie Anderson
Santa Rosa District Schools has honored the principal of S. S. Dixon Primary School as its Innovative Principal of the Year. The Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders annually sponsors the award at the state level.

Sam Jones
The city of Mobile’s strong mayor is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He has taken a stand against gun violence and urged President Obama to make it harder for dangerous people to possess guns and easier for police and prosecutors to crack down on them. Pensacola City Hall? (crickets chirping).


Alex Sink
The chances the former Florida CFO will repeat as the Democrats candidate for governor are slim. The latest poll by Public Policy Polling shows former Republican Governor Charlie Crist as the likely standard bearer, ahead of Sink, 52-18 percentage points.

Ananth Prasad
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad believes that counties and the state won’t be able to count on gas taxes to fund road construction. He wants to see more toll roads and will propose the state legislature give the counties the power to implement tolls.

Lance Armstrong
The worst-kept secret in sports is that the seven-time Tour de France winner used and distributed performance-enhancing drugs. However, he finally admitted it on Oprah Winfrey’s cable TV show. Heck, he had already been banned for life from professional cycling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the French Cycling Federation stripped him of his wins.

Manti Te’o
Every college male has claimed at one time to have a date that didn’t really exist. However, few of the imaginary girlfriends die or get reported in the national media. Maybe the Norte Dame linebacker was duped, but so were sportswriters across the country.