Pensacola, Florida
Tuesday August 14th 2018


Winners & Losers 8/13/15

Matt Gaetz
The Gaetz family demonstrated last week that misstatements can be corrected without melodrama. When his son, Rep. Matt Gaetz, missed a speaking engagement, Sen. Don Gaetz told reporters that his son had come down with highly contagious whooping cough. He said Matt had caught the disease from Congressman Carlos Curbelo. However, the father spoke too soon. On Friday, Matt Gaetz tweeted the test results showed he did not have the disease: “Whooping Cough tests are negative. Special thx 2 Okaloosa Health Dept. Many apologies @RepCurbelo. Quarantine lifted!”

Pensacola Bayfront Stadium
The home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos earned the number four spot in PETA’s list of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks. The number one spot in the minors goes to the New Britain Rock Cats’ New Britain Stadium, followed by the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field in second place and the Biloxi Shuckers’ MGM Park in third. Rounding out the top five is the Erie SeaWolves’ Jerry Uht Park.

Ray Sansom
The state has paid $600,000 in legal fees to settle a lawsuit by former House Speaker Ray Sansom, who was once one of the most-powerful political figures in Florida. Last February, a judge ruled in favor of Sansom, who sought more than $800,000 to pay for his successful defense against corruption charges. The state appealed the ruling, leading to the settlement.

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