Month: September 2010

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BP or BS?
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BP or BS?

CHERYL ERICKSON– The Corsair As the creator of Peter Pan once said, “We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.”  James Matthew Barrie had a simple point in this statement. You don’t know what you got, till it’s gone. That rings true for so many things....

President’s religion is irrelevant
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President’s religion is irrelevant

SEAN BLACKWELL – The Corsair According to a recent poll, 18 percent of Americans believe President Obama is Muslim while only 34 percent believe the fact that he is Christian, and not surprising, 43 percent proclaim they don’t know his religion. Why do Americans refuse to believe the president when he says that he is...

Second to the greater good  is how we should live
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Second to the greater good is how we should live

Matthew Leight – The Corsair On the corner of 12th and Gonzalez is where more than 75 artisans and vendors converged for two days of art, music and food. My initial reasons for writing about the New Beginnings Festival were less than virtuous.  My mother had displayed an interest in attending the event and likewise...

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Simmons sentenced to 20 years

Press Release from WILLIAM “BILL” EDDINS, STATE ATTORNEY, FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA September 20, 2010 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Jaworski Lee Simmons was convicted on September 17, 2010 by an Escambia County Jury of Sexual Battery, Threats of Force Likely to Cause Serious Personal Injury, and False Imprisonment. On April 22, 2009, Simmons followed the victim into...

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A New Season…A New Coach

JIM ADAMS- THE CORSAIR Corrected version New head volleyball coach Chris Laird can finally call Pensacola home.  He coached under former volleyball coach Pete Pena in 2002, and spent two years as assistant coach at the University of South Alabama. But much of his coaching career has been spent in Mississippi and Louisiana. “I’ve always...

Pensacola State finalizes deal with Marriot/Hampton
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Pensacola State finalizes deal with Marriot/Hampton

On Tuesday, September 7th, Pensacola State College president, Dr.  Ed Meadows, finalized a $7,500 deal with Marriot/Hampton Director of Sales, Patti Mohan. This relationship saves Pensacola State College  money on lodging and recruiting while the Marriot/Hampton  parent company, LBA Hospitality, gets free advertising. The deal will make available to Pirate recruits up to 75 rooms...