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Outtakes 6/30/11

Outtakes 6/30/11

AGAINST ALL ODDS A reader asked me, “How has the Independent News survived for a dozen years?” We’re a free publication solely dependent on advertising in an era that has seen the 9/11 tragedy, [...]

Winners & Losers 6/30/11

Winners & Losers 6/30/11

The IN political hack, muckracker and yellow journalist alumni association met and voted on the biggest winners of the first 12 years of the Independent News. In true Winners & Losers style, all [...]

Outtakes 6/23/11

Outtakes 6/23/11

RACISM HASN’T VANISHED Race remains a heated discussion in Pensacola. Usually it’s buried deep and only surfaces when someone dares to promote a program that might help the minority community. [...]

Winners & Losers 6/23/11

Winners & Losers 6/23/11

Winners RON SWANSON Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Judge Swanson to replace Peter D. Webster on the First District Court of Appeal. Swanson has served on the First Judicial Circuit Court since 2003 [...]

Outtakes 6/16/11

Outtakes 6/16/11

BLUE ANGEL HONOR One of the most difficult things a person can do is walk away from something he loves. Commander Dave Koss did just that when he voluntarily stepped down last month as leader of the [...]

Rant & Rave 6/16/11

Rant & Rave 6/16/11

DIVERSITY IS GOOD BUSINESS In Pensacola the minority population is about 40% (approximately 33.5% African American, 2.9% Hispanic, 2.4% Asian, and 1% Native American). However, the minority [...]

Winners & Losers 6/16/11

Winners & Losers 6/16/11

Winners EMERALD COAST UTILITIES AUTHORITY The bids for tearing down the Main Street Treatment Plant have come in much lower than anticipated. ECUA has seven bidders that want the job, and their [...]

Outtakes 6/9/11

Outtakes 6/9/11

VAGABOND CORPORATIONS The mantra for Republican governors and lawmakers is “We must create jobs.” The strategy du jour is a series of tax breaks for corporations, tax cuts for businesses and [...]

Winners & Losers 6/9/11

Winners & Losers 6/9/11

The summer blockbusters are out. The Movie, Book and Web Section of the Entertainment Division of the Southeast Territory of the IN news and entertainment empire has come up with these Pensacola [...]

Outtakes 6/2/11

Outtakes 6/2/11

MENTORS NEEDED When working on the 2011 Power List, I began asking leaders about their mentors. Who helped them along the way to success? Who do they go to for advice and help? Leadership in [...]

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