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Winners & Losers 4/28/11

Winners & Losers 4/28/11

Winners VISITPENSACOLA.COM The Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently honored by the Web Marketing Association for outstanding travel website during the 9th Annual [...]

Outtakes 4/28/11

Outtakes 4/28/11

GRUDGE POLITICS Andrew Jackson brought Pensacola and the Florida territory into the United States. For about nine months in 1821, the general served as the military governor of Florida. His residence [...]

Winners & Losers 4/21/11

Winners & Losers 4/21/11

Winners JACK GRAY The retired pastor of St. Anne’s Catholic Church was honored recently as Chaplain of the Day in the Florida Senate. Gray’s selection as Senate chaplain was sponsored by [...]

Outtakes 4/21/11

Outtakes 4/21/11

BEYOND PERFECT We were slow to understand the true impact of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, 2010. Yes, 11 lives were lost, but we, in Pensacola, had been lulled into thinking [...]

Winners & Losers 4/14/11

Winners & Losers 4/14/11

Winners JOE PASSERETTI The partner of Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon has been elected as the First Judicial Circuit representative for the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyer Division. The [...]

Outtakes 4/14/11

Outtakes 4/14/11

FOOLISH IN Actress Grace Zabriskie talks about aspiring to be the fool. She told the audience at a recent program at the University of West Florida, “There are kings and their courts, filled with [...]

Winners & Losers 4/7

Winners & Losers 4/7

Winners JAKE BOUCHARD The Chain Reaction President, CR Academy member and Booker T. Washington High senior, was selected as one of 12 students into the highly competitive 2011 Service Scholar [...]

Outtakes 4/7

Outtakes 4/7

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT Children have the fundamental right to attend a school that is safe. Unfortunately, the Florida primary and secondary education system is myopically focused on test scores. Good [...]

Outtakes 3/31/11

Outtakes 3/31/11

Note: Publisher Rick Outzen is taking a break from his column this week. Muckraker Walker Holmes has agreed to fill in for him. ME AND MR. JONES Horace Jones is the unluckiest person in Escambia [...]

Winners & Losers 3/31/11

Winners & Losers 3/31/11

During the 2008 election cycle, the writers at Comedy Central created definitions based on events in the political world and asked viewers to suggest words for those definitions for a feature that [...]

Outtakes 3/24/11

Outtakes 3/24/11

DOUBTING THOMAS Malcolm Thomas doesn’t give speeches. The Escambia County Superintendent of Schools preaches. The sermons are an odd blend of hubris and a collection of positives about his school [...]

Winners & Losers 3/24/11

Winners & Losers 3/24/11

Winners COX COMMUNICATIONS The cable company has been named to the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for its demonstrated use of diversity best practices and measured results. [...]

Winners & Losers 3/17/11

Winners & Losers 3/17/11

Winners BISHOP JOHN RICARD Pope Benedict XVI has granted retirement to the Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJ, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee. The retirement is effective immediately. In addition [...]

Outtakes 3/17/11

Outtakes 3/17/11

MODERN ‘LES MIS’ The local PBS station has been broadcasting a special concert version of the musical “Les Miserables”, which is based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name about [...]

Outtakes 3/10/11

Outtakes 3/10/11

MERITLESS FCAT The concept of merit pay makes sense. The best workers deserve to be paid better than slackers. No one can argue against that, unless you are one of the slackers. That’s why the new [...]

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