Free Will Astrology 11/21/19

By Rob Brezsny Week of November 21 ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Beware of what disturbs the heart,” said Ibn Mas’ud, a companion of the prophet Mohammed. “If something unsettles your heart, then abandon it.” My wise Aries friend Artemisia has a different perspective. She advises, “Pay close attention to what disturbs the heart. Whatever has […]

Charter School Hustle

—Who made Money on McReynolds School Sale By Rick Outzen and Jeremy Morrison Teaching is seen by many as a dedicated profession whose motive is not profit. However, charter schools in Florida have been very profitable for some. A highly critical report released last year from Integrity Florida outlined a number of issues haunting the […]

News of the Weird 11/21/19

By the Editors at Andrews McMeel The Entrepreneurial Spirit About a year ago, Les and Paula Ansley of Mossel Bay, South Africa, stumbled upon a novel idea for a new type of spirit, which they call Indlovu Gin, the Associated Press reports. During a safari, they learned that elephants eat a wide variety of fruits […]

The Port’s Path

By Jeremy Morrison The environment enveloping the Port of Pensacola is just about perfect. It looks a little like the quasi-industrial waterfront of paradise, with the sparkling blue water of Pensacola Bay fading seamlessly into a sunny-day sky. That blue is especially piercing. “It’s the most vibrant blue I’ve seen in a long time,” notes […]

Outtakes – In Plain Sight

By Rick Outzen Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his administration once again have turned a blind eye to providing oversight of a charter school while precious dollars were siphoned out of the classroom. In 2015, we broke the news of financial and management issues at two charter schools run by Newpoint Education Partners. The […]

Not Your Average Jims

By Savannah Evanoff He’s a Jim. You’re a Jim. Everyone’s a Jim when you’re talking to the band Jimbo. They started out as The Nobodies; now everyone is a Jim(bo). Ryan Post, a drummer and vocalist, said the name of their pop/indie group started as an inside joke back at Gulf Breeze High School. “In […]