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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

Don’t even mention your stance on it, just mention that almost every existing minimum wage job and many medium-income jobs will inevitably be automated in the next 10 to 20 years, if not sooner. Bank tellers, fast food, taxis, clerks, vehicle repair, mail delivery…you name it...
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Reviews by Jane Morgan and Joni Williams

Taking place in 1979 Santa Barbara, this is the story of 15-year-old Jamie and his upbringing by his mom Dorothea (Annette Bening), as well as the two tenants in their house and Jamie’s best friend Julie (Elle Fanning)...
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

This is also the time of year that brings a steady dose of catastrophic death. Pedestrian and bicycle fatalities have become numbingly familiar. The new million-dollar crosswalkie things don’t seem to be much of a solution...
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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Playing Live in Pensacola Friday, June 30

We don’t get to tour as much as we’d like, because their (Buck and McCaughey's) schedules are pretty intense. We’re doing a July show in Marina Del Rey California, and then up to Portland, Oregon, to write the new record. It might be a more acoustic sounding album...
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

By Wynn Parks

In his courses, Pooler doesn’t teach below 132 feet, which precludes the Variable Weight event. “That kind of competition is the realm of a handful of divers—the hardcore boys,” he says. “They go down over 400 feet, and conditions in the Gulf aren’t really conducive to competitive freedive training anyway...
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Joni Williams Checks Out Chef Dan's New Place

But wait, there’s more. Said restaurant also has a separate bar about as far away from a redneck dive as you can get (not that we don’t love a good dive, mind you)...
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Monday, June 19th, 2017

By Bruce Collier

The Brooklyn native has been in and around kitchens for more than 30 years, having learned his craft in the restaurant and hospitality business in New York, Salt Lake City and Pensacola, eventually coming here to Regatta Bay. It was at Regatta where he began offering cooking demonstrations to the public...
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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Movie Review by Kimberly White

I’d anticipated this movie for months, and attended the first showing at Destin Commons the day it was released to almost universal acclaim. The movie depicts the bond created between a Marine and her war dog, Rex, as they scour dry, dusty roads and buildings searching for IEDs...
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Couple Talks Huck and Lilly, Kellie Picker's Reality Show and More

They offer to buy lunch at Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar, and I happily accept even though it’s way too early to take full advantage of the couple’s generosity by ordering several pricey cocktails. I’m grateful they don’t like any of that weird stuff on their pie...
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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Bruce Collier Visits the Black Pearl on Okaloosa Island

The restaurant is basically a rectangle, with a bar to the immediate right of the entrance, an inside dining room, and an open-air dining area with spacious frame windows looking onto the beach (with the fishing pier off to the right)...