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Winners & Losers 3/8/12

Winners

ADRIAN STILLS The National Black Golf Hall of Fame has announced that the director of Golf Operations at the City of Pensacola’s Osceola Golf Course is among its 2012 class of inductees. As a player, Stills was a three-time All American at South Carolina State University, won three Florida PGA section events, 20 mini-tour championships and competed in two U.S. Opens. Under Stills’ supervision, Osceola underwent a complete renovation in 2011, reconfiguring several holes and adding new turf, bunkers and cart paths.

INTERNATIONAL PAPER For the ninth time in the last 10 years, the company was named the “Most Admired Company in the Forest and Paper Products Industry” by FORTUNE Magazine. To generate the ranking, each company was rated on a scale of 1-10 across different categories. International Paper earned the top score in people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and global competitiveness.

DAN BUSSE The principal of George Stone Technical Center has been named dean of Workforce Education and Vocational Support at Pensacola State College. He is president of Florida Leadership for Career and Technical Education. Honors include 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 Escambia Association for Career and Technical Education Educator of the Year.

Losers

CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL All five members of the city council have been charged with “non-criminal violations” of Florida’s Sunshine Law. Council President Charles Baugh and members Phillip Berezo, Benjamin Iannucci, Tim Grandberry and Robyn Helt each face a fine of up to $500 on a single count that states four e-mails they shared were determined to have “constituted a violation of the law,” according to State Attorney Bill Eddins.

RUSH LIMBAUGH The liberal media, women and his advertisers have no sense of humor. Everybody knows the syndicated radio talk show host considers “slut” an affectionate, funny term. Why would a third-year law student at Georgetown University testifying before Congress be upset? Oh, maybe it was the part when she was asked, “Did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex you have?” GOP humor is an enigma.

NORM ROSS The deputy superintendent believes the reason the school district and city of Pensacola can’t agree on reuse of the closed school property inside the city limits was because of a “divide between the Mayor’s Office and City Council.” Mayor Ashton Hayward said there is no such discord on this issue. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas sent a follow-up email agreeing with Hayward. Word games are silly.