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The Corsair wins state student press top award

Published: October 11, 2006 The Corsair garnered top honors and “Issue” was runner-up in the Florida Community College Press Association General Excellence awards Oct. 13 in Ft. Lauderdale.  The Corsair has won the award 13 of 16 years. The Corsair also placed in 17 of 18 categories, with first place in eight. The newspaper did...

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Bluegrass bands bring music to Milton

Heather Madden Published: October 11, 2006 On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Milton campus was packed with melodious sounds and concertgoers for the Gulf Coast Bluegrass Music Association’s Fall Bluegrass Day.  The show was hosted by the association and the PJC Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society. People of all ages attended to enjoy the tunes...

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‘South Pacific’ casting wraps up, rehearsal begins

Jennifer Rich-Neal Published: October 11, 2006 The casting of “South Pacific” has ended and rehearsals are now underway. “The auditions were very competitive and we had to turn away many,” Rodney Whatley, director of theatre, said of the casting process. A total of 65 hopefuls turned out to audition for parts in “South Pacific” and...

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Ex-Corsair staffer sentenced

Melissa Brown Published: October 11, 2006 Former Corsair sports editor Brian Nephi McLellan, 20, was sentenced Oct. 5 to nearly a year in jail and sexual offender status stemming from an arrest last July on eight counts of third degree felony with “possession of [a] photograph of [a] sexual performance by a child.” McLellan originally...

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Schedule changes to begin in January

Regina Kent Published: October 11, 2006 Starting in January, PJC students at all locations will have the opportunity to enjoy three day weekends, every weekend.  Instead of 50 minute Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes, students will have the opportunity to take 90 minute Monday and Wednesday classes. “We realized before Ivan and Dennis hit that a...

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PJC nursing students save lives……one simulated patient at a time

Jennifer Rich-Neal Published: October 11, 2006 The hands-on training students receive in The Center for Patient Simulation, Training, and Research helps prepare them for situations in a real emergency room. “We believe that is the best way they learn,” said Rusty King, educational director for the center. Today’s emergency rooms can be intense and require...

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SHAGADELIC EATS: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melissa Brown Published: October 11, 2006 Chocolate chip cookies are one of America’s iconic foods.  Whether we leave them for Santa on Christmas Eve, make a floury mess baking them with grandma, or simply peel open a store-bought package, Americans probably eat more chocolate chip cookies than any other kind of cookie. This edition of...

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Credibility down and belly-up for Sony stock

Ricky Di and Chris Sapp Published: October 11, 2006 All good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t exclude the mediocre. Sony has been a big name in the gaming industry for over a decade now, but that may not be so for very much longer.  Recent “screw-ups” have pretty much sealed the...

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Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association

Melissa Brown Published: October 11, 2006 The Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association was selected as a runner-up for Astronomy magazine’s inaugural “Out-of-this-world” award for public programming on Sept. 12. PJC’s Dr. Wayne Wooten spearheads the club, serving as the Astronomical League Liaison and said the Association is “very proud to be recognized.” In a congratulatory e-mail...