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The Outtakes 9/27/12

The Outtakes 9/27/12

THE BATTLE There are major and minor political battles being waged as we move towards the November general election.  The most significant local race is for the Escambia County Commission District [...]

Outtakes 9/20/12

Outtakes 9/20/12

SUCCESS IS OKAY Pensacola likes failures. People would rather see someone fall from grace, than see them rise to success. They prefer jeering to cheering…as long as it’s not directed towards [...]

Winners & Losers 9/20/12

Winners & Losers 9/20/12

Winners Ashley Garrett The Pensacola resident is running in the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon on Saturday, September 22, to raise money for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in honor [...]

Winners & Losers 9/13/12

Winners & Losers 9/13/12

WINNERS P.C. Wu The Pensacola councilman is the 1st vice president of the Florida League of Cities for 2012-13. Wu took the leadership post during the recent Florida League of Cities 86th Annual [...]

Outtakes 9/13/12

Outtakes 9/13/12

Battle For Our Future Mediocrity is the natural state of things in Pensacola. Don’t make waves and risk nothing and then life is decent. The status quo is maintained. Nothing bad happens and one [...]

Outttakes 9/6/12

Outttakes 9/6/12

A Much-Needed Win Why do nine out of 10 Pensacola residents believe the city is moving in the right direction? Some can point to the strong-mayor form of government and they would be partially [...]

Winners & Losers 9/6/12

Winners & Losers 9/6/12

Winners Andy Terhaar The political newcomer will be the new Pensacola City Councilman for District 3 thanks to incumbent Maren DeWeese withdrawing from the race on Monday, August 27. Terhaar, age [...]

Outtakes 8/30/12

Outtakes 8/30/12

GOOD START The Independent News has been reporting on gangs, gun violence and the disparities in education, employment and economic opportunity for years. When we reported on the racial disparities [...]

Winners & Losers 8/30/12

Winners & Losers 8/30/12

Winners Billy Hamilton The Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ shortstop stole on August 21 four bases to set a new professional baseball record for stolen bases in a single season. The record fell 20 [...]

Outtakes 8/23/12

Outtakes 8/23/12

BIG BOY Editor’s note: This column first ran in January 2011. I thought it was appropriate for this special issue. He was Robert Collins’ dog. When my father-in-law died in 2005 after a [...]

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