House of Sticks: What else is new

February 25, 2015

By Kent Lyndon Hello, again. I promised I would return, amid the “frosty” conditions of Mother Nature, to give you a few updates about the ongoing derivatives and accompanying LIBOR rate scandals around the country. Allow…


Hightower named to statewide committee on education

February 25, 2015

Escambia County School Board member Patty Hightower has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a new statewide committee that will explore testing, parent involvement, and other education issues. Hightower is the current chair of the…


Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

February 24, 2015

On Pensacola Speaks, we will talk about the PATS Center. PATS stands for Program for Academically Talented Students. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to…


Do parents pick favorites?

February 24, 2015

NPR’s Morning Edition had a great segment on family relationships and what happens when kids perceive their parents have a favorite. Alex Jensen, a psychologist with Brigham Young University found that the children who believe they…

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IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

February 24, 2015

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute has selected IN Rising Star Hong Tran as operations services director. Tran has been at Baptist Health Care for 10 years and has served as the corporate director of strategic planning…


What did I learn yesterday on WCOA

February 24, 2015

We launched Pensacola Speaks yesterday. The one-hour format will take some adjusting on my part, but the guests were solid. What did I learn? 1. Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May said the gambling vs. pot issue…


Media organizations want records preserved in FDLE case

February 24, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to “a series of unfortunate incidents,” media companies and other open-government backers filed an emergency motion Monday seeking to assure that Gov. Rick Scott and the state…