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Winners & Losers 12.23.10

Winners & Losers 12.23.10

Winners ASHTON HAYWARD The novice candidate upset incumbent Mike Wiggins to become Pensacola’s first strong mayor with bright ideas, a big campaign war chest and a wide base of support from all [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard The Cabral Chrysler dealership in Manteca, Calif., was so desperate for a sale in October that one of its employees picked up potential customer Donald Davis, 67, at his nursing [...]

Naughty Or Nice? 2010 Edition

Naughty Or Nice? 2010 Edition

Since 2004, Independent News’ tradition is to give holiday gifts to our elected officials, leaders and newsmakers. We work long, hard hours to find unique, quirky gifts that will have special [...]

Outtakes 12.16

Outtakes 12.16

HOODWINKED? Maritime Park Development Partners (MPDP) was fired recently as the project manager for the Community Maritime Park. As our investigation revealed, there are definite issues about the bid [...]

Last Word—Charmere Gatson

Last Word—Charmere Gatson

Charmere Gatson University of West Florida, LeaP Class of 2011 What is your chief characteristic? Perseverance, because through all of the struggles I’ve been through in this life – most [...]

Champagne Wishes

Champagne Wishes

Distinctive Kitchens Hosts Grand Champagne Tasting By Jennie McKeon Even though it’s the holiday season, you don’t need a reason to enjoy some fine bubbly. At Distinctive Kitchens’ fourth [...]

A Holiday Classic

A Holiday Classic

Ballet Pensacola Presents “The Nutcracker” by Jennie McKeon It’s a Christmas tradition that will never get old. Whether you’re going to see the Sugar Plum Fairy or Clara and the [...]

Legal High on the Way Out

Legal High on the Way Out

DEA, Armed Forces Ban Spice By Brett Hutchins Spice, K2, Blaze and Red X Dawn are hot commodities. These synthetic cannabis products—fake marijuana—are sold legally in local tobacco and [...]

The Buzz 12.16

The Buzz 12.16

MPDP BETRAYAL The one person who has been consistently mentioned in both the Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) is Cynthia Griffin of Saxet Realty. Her role per the RFQ [...]

Stories You May Have Missed

Stories You May Have Missed

MILLER LOSES ELECTION CHALLENGE New York Times: An Alaska Superior Court judge ruled against Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller, rejecting the claim that the name of his write-in opponent, [...]

Winners & Losers 12.16

Winners & Losers 12.16

Winners COMMUNITY MARITIME PARK The daily newspaper article proclaiming that Quint and Rishy Studer may have bought a Major League Baseball Double-A team to play in the maritime park to start the [...]

Hot Times 12.16

Hot Times 12.16

THURSDAY 12.16 ZOO LIGHTS 5-9 p.m. Through Dec. 23. Also Dec. 26-31. Enjoy the beauty of the zoo at night and thousands of sparkling holiday lights. General admission $7. Members $5. Train rides [...]

Feel the Funk

Feel the Funk

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk Comes to Vinyl Music Hall By Kate Peterson Ivan Neville is the son of the famed New Orleans musician Aaron Neville. In 2003, Ivan, along with his cousin Ian Neville, [...]

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

StoryCorps MobileBooth Returning to Collect Oil Spill Stories The national oral history project, StoryCorps, is returning to Pensacola to collect oil spill stories for preservation at the Library of [...]

News of the Weird 12.16

News of the Weird 12.16

By Chuck Sheppard Among the oppressive patriarchal customs that remain in force in Saudi Arabia is a requirement that females obtain their father’s (or guardian’s) permission before marrying [...]

Hoodwinked?

Hoodwinked?

The misrepresentations, broken promises and puffery of the maritime park developer By Rick Outzen The man in charge of developing the most important public-private project in the history of the [...]

Outtakes 12.9

Outtakes 12.9

MAKE A DIFFERENCE For three years, Studer Group has been running ads in the Independent News and Gulf Breeze News honoring individuals and groups that are making this community a better place for all [...]

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