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6. Do you like visiting hunting camps?  Yes, proceed to Question 7.  No, go back to Question 4. 7. Can pretend to pay attention when a commissioner speaks?  Yes, proceed to Question 8.  No, go back to Question 4.

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Gene Valentino gave the county administrator nearly all ones and twos. When asked about Oliver’s performance on intergovernmental relations, the commissioners gave five different replies. Robertson wrote Oliver did "fairly well." Grover Robinson thought that he could have worked more on that area and gave Oliver a 3.5. Kevin White wrote that other communities had complained about lack of communication. Valentino asserted Oliver had no relationship with other communities. So it was none, some, could be better, fairly well and excellent – which was it? There was no way for Randy Oliver, or the public, to gain a consistent or meaningful view of his tenure as county administrator. When he spoke at his “execution,” Oliver demonstrated how he had saved the taxpayers millions in his first two years as county administrator. Sadly, the evaluation forms and his presentation were merely “ponies and balloons” to provide three commissioners cover for their real intention of the public evaluation—Oliver’s termination. The not-too-subtle message of the public evaluation was kiss our butts or we will have your head. I guess the only thing for which Oliver can be thankful is he isn’t Pensacola City Council executive. I predict that evaluation will be a humdinger. {in} rick@inweekly.net

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FIGHTING TO THE FINISH LINE the local arms of the Obama and Romney camps have been hustling their candidates for months and don’t have any intentions of slowing down between now and Election Day. “This is far different than what was done four years ago,” said local Romney organizer Troy Schoonover. “The ground game this time is really fantastic.” Campaign volunteers will knock on doors. They will work the phones. They will tell anyone who cares to listen exactly why their candidate is the only sane choice for president of the United States. Obama supporter David Guthrie cast the election in a dire light. It’s a pretty common characterization, regardless of one’s political stripe. “I truly believe it’s the most important election of our life,” Guthrie said. “I don’t say that every election.”

EATING TACOS RINGSIDE Students from the University of West Florida show their support for Obama at the intersection of Pace and Fairfield. / photo by Jeremy Morrison

Local Presidential Campaigns Make Final Push by Jeremy Morrison

For more than a year, the candidates have courted American voters. Now it’s time to decide who gets to take us to the big dance: President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney? On the first Tuesday in November, we will choose the person that will be leading the country for the next four years. In doing so, we will bring to an end a brutal ritual—the presidential election season. But until Nov. 6, the candidates will continue to scour the country for votes. They

will rally the bases and attempt to win over the mythical “undecided.” Much of Obama’s and Romney’s final campaign pushes will be focused on “battleground” or “at-play” or “swing” states. Purple places like Ohio and Florida. The race has gotten tight and it’s time to fight for the only things that matter: enough Electoral College votes for a candidate to claim victory in a country that’s pretty much split down the middle. Escambia County is reliably red and doesn’t demand too much attention from either campaign during crunch time. But

The local Obama headquarters is in a small strip mall on Pace Boulevard. Inside, volunteers have been placing calls from a bank of phones, urging people to vote for their man. Official campaign signage mingles with handmade posters on the wall. A scrap of notebook paper is stuck on an office door: “I ♥ Obama.” On the night of the second presidential debate, supporters gathered in the strip mall headquarters, hoping their candidate would make a better showing than his timid performance during the previous encounter. They watched quietly—maybe waiting to flinch—as the broadcast was projected onto the wall. The mood at the Obama office was a bit shaken. They used to have it locked up, but recent shifts in the polls have given the president’s team a reason to sweat.

Across town, local Republicans had gathered in the back room of Monterrey’s Mexican Grill. They ate chips and salsa and howled at a Fox News broadcast of the debate. This crowd was different. Whipped into a frenzy and ready to fight, or what Schoonover would later call a “really lovely group.” If they could, these people would have grabbed the incumbent by the scruff of the neck in order to drag him into the back room of Monterrey’s and ask him why he was turning the country into such a socialist mess. “You tell him, Romney!” a woman shouted at the television. It’s best to be careful around such irritable aggression. The staff at Monterrey’s made sure to keep the food coming. If they ran out of tacos, it could only be assumed that this crew would head straight to Pace Boulevard and start eating Obama volunteers whole.

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A few days later, the local Obama headquarters appeared in much better spirits. The president had done well enough in the debate and the faithful were all smiles on a Saturday. It was time for a pep rally. With the election only weeks away, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) was in town to rally the troops. A standing room-only crowd packed the strip mall headquarters. Sam Morrissette stood near the wall. His wife, Elsie, would be introducing the congressman. “I wish what is happing now would have happened earlier in my life,” said the tall black man. After volunteering in the president’s 2008 campaign, Morrissette said he hadn’t been as involved this election season—“this is the first time in the building”—but was starting to gear up for the final push of the campaign as the race tightened up.

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“I’m optimistic,” he said, “but I wish I was more so.” As the crowd waited for Clyburn to arrive, Regional Field Director Bre Andrews stepped to the front of the room. She encouraged people to be sure to vote, preferably early. “To show that this is not just red-Pensacola, it’s the Yes-I-Can-Handle,” she said. “We’re not going to be red that much longer.” When Clyburn arrived he seemed as excited to see the president’s supporters as they were to see him. He hugged his way to the front of the room and quickly hit a tentrevival stride. “If this is any indication of the excitement that exists out there, I think we’re in a pretty good place to make this happen,” Clyburn said. The congressman told political war stories, nailed some big-laugh punch lines and provided some energy to sustain volunteers during the final push. He was there to motivate the people who would motivate the people. “I believe the difference between winning and losing in Florida will come down to what we do between now and Nov. 6,” Clyburn said. After the representative’s speech, Obama-supporters stood in line to shake his hand and snap a picture. As he waited, Guthrie explained why he was supporting the president’s re-election. He cited the new Affordable Health Care Act, and the associated changes within the health care system, as one of Obama’s accomplishments that impacted him directly “Without the health care reform, I’d be in a lot worse position” he said, explaining that being self-employed made obtaining insurance difficult. A few blocks away from the Obama campaign headquarters, a group of University of West Florida students stood on the street corner waving signs at passing traffic. A man nearby sold roses from a basket on his bicycle. “It’s very important, as college students, to make sure we vote,” said Shantrella Parker. The students explained that they feel the president is a better choice when it comes to interests they consider important. Specifically, they said Obama could better handle the issues surrounding student loans and education. “We believe in Obama,” said Jason Penny.

Local Romney supporters work the phones at "Victory" headquarters during "Super Saturday." / photo by Jeremy Morrison

PAINTING THE TOWN RED

Over at the local Romney “Victory” headquarters, Republicans were also gearing up for the final phase of the campaign. It was “Super Saturday” and volunteers were manning a room full of phones. “I made calls four years ago,” said Jarod Workman. “It seems like now people are excited this year.” Workman is an intern with the Romney campaign. He’s a graduate student at Pensacola Christian College and a conservative. “I just believe in the things the Republican Party believes in,” Workman said. “—Pro-life, small government, traditional marriage.” The intern said that he’s concerned about the direction Obama has taken the country. He cites the health care law, or “Obamacare.” “I believe it oversteps what the government should do,” Workman said. While he felt that the president would not be able to improve the state of the economy, the supporter pointed to Romney’s business background and said the candidate had the necessary skills to steer the country onto more stable economic footing. “He plans on cutting back, spending less,” Workman said. “That’s how anybody saves money.” At the next table, another intern worked his way through a call list. Derek Brauneis— a student at Pensacola Christian Academy earning community service hours he’s hoping better his chances at a scholarship—is no fan of Obama’s.

“His policies, I don’t agree,” he said. “He’s more socialistic.” Brauneis said he did identify with Romney’s vision. “I agree with his stance on marriage, I agree with his stance on abortion, I agree with his stance on taxes,” he said. The interns seemed confident about Romney’s chances locally. “It’s been a predictably red area,” Workman said. Predictably-red as it may be, the region still manages to see its share of Romneysurrogates. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appears to have taken up residence at The Fish House in downtown Pensacola, and now it looks as if Romney may be coming to town. “Either Romney or Ryan will come before it’s all over,” said Schoonover. “If either one of them come here it will be enormous.”

DIFFERENT PATHS

Near a table of snacks toward the back end of “Victory” headquarters, Mona Roberts took a break from making calls for Romney. She talked about the country her grandchildren would be inheriting and why she was spending her time volunteering. “Because I’m a red-white-and-blue girl,” Roberts said. Her dad was a veteran. She didn’t think he would have been able to handle the Obama years. “If my dad had not already expired,” she said, “what’s happening to this country would have killed him.”

Like the crowd at Monterrey’s, Roberts is riled up. She can’t stomach it—on a near physical level—any longer. “The person in the White House does not love this country as he should,” she said. “Is that strong enough?” Back on the Pace Boulevard corner, the Obama supporters said that they understood they faced an uphill trek in Escambia County. “I’ve actually been a little nervous about putting an Obama sticker on my car because my coworker got her tires slashed,” said Sherieka Bailey, adding that the group’s signs were also drawing passionate responses from passerby. “—Somebody told me to ‘Go f-myself with this poster.’” Bailey said she understands the passion from the opposition. Like Robertson, she understands that the candidates are laying out starkly different visions of America. “We are going on different paths,” Bailey said, turning her attention back to the streetcorner campaigning. {in}

SOULS TO THE POLLS

In 2008, the Sunday prior to Election Day was a pretty big deal in minority communities. Across the country, church members voted en masse in an event known as Souls to the Polls. The Souls to the Polls event—popular among African-American and Latino churches—isn’t partisan based. Congregations are not instructed who to vote for, just encouraged to vote. In Florida, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, 33.2 percent of all African-American voters and 23.6 percent of Latino voters cast their ballots on that last Sunday of early voting in the 2008 election. This election year, some states have passed new laws that impact the Souls to the Polls events. In Florida, the Sunday prior to Election Day is no longer open for voting. The state’s law was challenged in federal court, but in September a judge ruled that a clear case could not be made that such a rule would negatively affect African-Americans’ right to vote. As a result, many congregations are being encouraged to cast their vote on Oct. 28, the last Sunday available for early voting in Florida.

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In some political races, the elections are forgone conclusions. No one’s putting any money on Mindy Pare over David Morgan. Other races make for better sport. Though one candidate may appear to be pulling ahead with a reassuring lead, there’s the other candidate that refuses to yield to the grim predictions of political bookies that have them slumping away on Election Day after suffering a sound thumping. These candidates—the underdogs—are out to beat the odds. Going door-to-door, or stumping at local luncheons, they urge voters to turn conventional wisdom inside out. Escambia County voters will see a number of local underdogs on their ballot in November. Will they shake up the foregone conclusions or validate the safe bets.

Claudia Brown-Curry stands in front of an abandoned piece of property a couple of blocks off of Cervantes Street. It’s not unlike any number of other abandoned properties owned by the Escambia County School District—wrapped in a chain link fence and left to rot into the landscape. “When I see a problem, I’m trying to see a solution,” said Brown-Curry, looking at the ghostly building. Currently a guidance counselor at Brentwood Elementary School, Brown-Curry is challenging incumbent Malcolm Thomas for the Escambia County supervisor of schools position. The candidate feels the district needs a new direction. “I know we can do better,” Brown-Curry said. “And I cannot afford to sit on the sideline and know that I could be a part of the change.” This will be the third time the candidate—a former school board member—has sought the supervisor’s seat. She ran against Superintendent Jim Paul in 2004, and then lost to Thomas in 2008. She feels like this might be her year. “It’s out there,” Brown-Curry said. “It’s percolating in the community.” This candidate could be considered an underdog on several levels. To begin with,

she’s running against an incumbent with name recognition and a record. Thomas is also bringing in a considerable amount of money, with $56,720.35 compared to Brown-Curry’s $16,722. Another factor in this partisan race that could tilt the scales toward Thomas is the politi-scape that defines Escambia County. The incumbent, a Republican, stands to fair well in an area that’s traditionally right-leaning and in an election year that sees the GOP rather energized on the national level. “I don’t even address it as that—I’m Claudia—yes, I’m listed under the Democratic party, but I am who I am,” Brown-Curry said, noting that a portion of her campaign contributions stemmed from Republican donors concerned with the school system. “On the local level, people cross over.” Counting on voters being dissatisfied with the current performance in the school district, this candidate is hoping to upset preconceived notions about who will be leading the area’s education system into the future. “Things have gotta change here,” BrownCurry said. “They’re gonna change.”

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“Crime is a big problem,” Wingate said. “Houses being broken into, people getting shot in the community, people driving by and shooting in the night.” The candidate also thinks he could better serve the city and District 5 when it comes to council’s relationship with Mayor Ashton Hayward’s administration—“personally, I think he should be at the city council meetings.” In one way, this candidate bucks the underdog label. He has filled his campaign coffer far more than Jerralds. While the incumbent appears confident at $679.93, Wingate has brought in $4,295. “I think people see that I would have a different approach to the job on city council,” the candidate said. “I guess it’s their belief in me that motivates them to give me their money.”

HOLDING WATER

There are two serious candidates left in the Escambia County Utility Authority District 1 race. One has raised $870, while the other has raised $17,045.12. “Clearly, I’m not a campaign fundraiser,” said incumbent Elizabeth Susan Campbell. “That’s not what I do. That’s what a politician does.” Campbell is trying to hold on to her seat in the face of challenger Vicki Campbell. During the August primary, the Republican challenger beat Logan Fink, who himself raised $11,920. The incumbent said she isn’t surprised by her opponent’s purse. “She’s involved in the legal and real estate profession and we know there’s money there,” Campbell said, noting that the challenger also resides in a wealthy neighborhood. “All she’s gotta do is ask her neighbors.” Campbell said she is relying on her record on the ECUA. She questions her opponent’s positions—“I don’t know where Mrs. Vicki is going with her budget cuts”— and said she is focused on maintaining the utility authority’s infrastructure. “Not at a Cadillac-level, but certainly at a top-of-the-line Lincoln-level,” she said. When first winning the District 1 seat, Campbell was an outspoken critic of the ECUA’s use of fluoride in the water supply. She cited health concerns, but found little appetite among the board to explore the issue. The candidate still prides herself on being the only person on the board to question the use of fluoride. “We’re talking about nerve development, how our children’s brains are developing,” Campbell said. “Nobody wants to put that information out there. I brought it before the board and they wouldn’t even consider it.” This candidate recognizes her underdog status in the race. She knows her opponent has built up a lethal war chest, and appears disinterested in doing so herself. “That’s partly the reason I’m kind of an underdog, is because I’m not interested in politics, I’m interested in doing the right thing,” Campbell said. “—that sounds cliché.” When asked to predict her chances of a victory at the polls, the candidate dodged the question and looked coyly toward Election Day. “Am I gonna call it?” Campbell laughed. “Exciting. Interesting.” {in}

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DIY Costume Ideas Sure you could be a sexy nurse. Or a sexy witch. Or a sexy whatever. Again. Or you could think outside the box—and by "box" we mean pre-packaged costumes—and create your own. With just a little creativity and planning, we bet you can come up with something much cooler than a run of the mill costume shop get-up. It will probably be way more popular at whatever party or club you're going to and maybe even save you some cash. Inspiration for clever costumes is pretty easy to come by. We didn't have to look any further than Facebook, the Presidential Election, reality TV and IMDB to come up with tons of ideas. Here are some of our favorites—each one is totally of the moment and fairly easy to pull off, especially if you use our pointers.

HONEY BOO BOO CHILD

You can bet your ass if you're Honey Boo Boo Child, people will get it. And probably be jealous they didn't think of it. Essentials: Pink frilly dress, blonde wig, pageant crown and, of course, a can of her infamous "Go-Go Juice." You'll also need to master that accent and at least one catchphrase—Honey Boo Boo ain't nothing without her "redneckognize."

RICH KIDS OF INSTAGRAM

A perfect group costume for a group that isn't good at planning. Just get together, pop bottles, act rich and douchey and you're pretty much there. Essentials: Champagne, credit cards and, of course, iPhones.

KIM, KANYE AND MERCY

Kim Kardashian has a new boyfriend and a new cat—so even if you were her last year, you can do it again. Perfect for couples looking for an excuse to pull out their best heels and sneakers. Essentials: A tight dress, hair extensions and a booty (real or fake—totally up to you) for the ladies. Sunglasses and a hoodie/blazer combo for the guys. A white pouffy cat (again real or fake—totally up to you) as the adorable Mercy.

TAYLOR SWIFT

PSY "GANGNAM STYLE"

If you've got a blue blazer, this is the costume for you. Or a black blazer. Or a pink blazer. Or really any blazer. Essentials: A fitted blazer, sunglasses, a bow tie and black and white dress shoes. Bonus points if you can pull off the dance moves.

The latest incarnation of the countrypop superstar is all about "Red"—it's the title of her new album. Take that and run with it. Essentials: Red lipstick, a guitar, pretty much any cutesy, girly outfit. Don't forget to practice Taylor's signature surprised face in the mirror while getting ready.

’FIFTY SHADES OF GREY'S’ ANASTASIA STEELE This one is pretty easy— even if you haven't read the book. We haven't, but we still know how to pull off trashy romance novel chic. Essentials: Handcuffs, a grey tie, heels you can't really walk in and maybe a copy of the book for reference just in case anybody thinks you're a streetwalker.


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"GREAT GATSBY"

Get ahead of the game and do a “Great Gatsby” inspired costume before Baz Luhrmann's sure to be masterpiece comes out next year. We predict it will be everywhere Halloween '13. Essentials: Flapper dresses, glittery headbands and costume jewelry for the ladies. Tuxes for the boys. Google Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan—you'll get a pretty perfect picture of what you should be going for.

From lattes to beers to muffins, pumpkin seems to pop up in just about everything this time of year. Fall's favorite ingredient even makes an appearance on the menu at downtown's newest restaurant Carmen's Lunch Bar in the form of spiced organic pumpkin seeds. Do yourself a favor and order them—you won't be sorry. Here are some recipes to help you get on the pumpkin bandwagon—courtesy of Chef Kiley Bolster from The Magnolia.

THE CRAWLEY SISTERS OF ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’

”Mad Men” is so last year. “Downton Abbey” is the latest "it" TV show with amazing costume design just begging you to rip it off. Essentials: Vintage everything—dresses, hats and gloves. Pearls, pale skin and tight curled updo's are also a must.

CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP 2 12 oz cans pumpkin purée 3 12 oz cans coconut milk 16 oz Vegetable stock 4 tablespoons curry powder One teaspoon grated ginger One yellow onion, finely diced Two cloves garlic, grated over microplane Greek yogurt Olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Add in ginger, garlic and curry powder and let cook a few minutes. Add

THE ROMNEY BOYS

Tagg, Craig, Josh, Matt and Ben might not be very exciting individually, but put the five together and you've got a pretty entertaining and easy group costume idea. Essentials: Five boys, styled to look like a bland, yet handsome, Tommy Hilfiger ad. Add nametags like they wore on Conan to help keep track of who's who.

in all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and leave it alone, at least thirty minutes, but it only gets better the longer you wait. Blend with immersion blender. Taste, add salt & pepper to taste. Serve with dollop of Greek yogurt and fresh cracked pepper. Serves 6. PUMPKIN PUDDING TRIFLES Jell-O Vanilla Pudding, prepared according to box directions One can puréed pumpkin One teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice One box gingersnap cookies, crumbled Whisk puréed pumpkin into vanilla pudding, add in pumpkin pie spice. In a half-pint mason jar (or wine glass, etc), begin layering each the gingersnap crumbles and pumpkin pudding in alternating layers, finishing with pudding layer. Top with dollop of whipped topping and extra gingersnap crumbles. Serves 4. If you're too lazy to cook these awesome recipes, stop by The Magnolia. Kiley always has a fall treat or two on the menu.


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Seville Quarter's Halloween 2011 Costume Contest contestants / photo by Bud Lovoy

 HAUNTED TOURS

10.26 & 10.27 PENSACOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 22ND ANNUAL HAUNTED TOURS The Pensacola Historical Society ghost hunting tours are back. Whether you choose a walking or tram tour, there is no escaping the ghosts of Pensacola’s past. There are four walking routes to choose from: Ghastly Ghosts of North Seville, Murder and Mayham, Tragedy and Terror of South Seville and the adults only Redlight Tour. This year is also a first for the Tram of the Doomed Tour through North Hill in Seville Quarter’s Wahoo tram. Walking tours run every 30 minutes between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Trolley tours run at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 and last an hour. Walking tours are $10 for adults $5 for children 12 and under, tram tours are $16 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Proceeds for all tickets benefit the Pensacola Historical Society. Tours begin at T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum at 330 S Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Wendi Davis at 595-5985 or visit historicpensacola.org. 10.26 & 10.27 ‘A GRAVE OCCASION: HALLOWEEN TOUR ON THE BLOOD RED TROLLEY’ From the Red Trolley Repertory Theatre, is a tour that takes you through the story of ancient sailors who have been haunting Pensacola since their ship was swept away by a hurricane hundreds of years ago. The tours begin at 1401 E. Gregory St. at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, visit halloweentrolley.com. 10.26, 10.27 & 10.31 HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE TOUR The Haunted Lighthouse Tour is fun for the entire family. Navigate through the keeper’s quarters, dressed in Halloween decorations and enjoy friendly activities and a few lighthearted scares. Tours begin at 6 p.m. each evening and are open to all ages and costumes are welcome. The tour is located at 2081 Radford Blvd. on NAS Pensacola; the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 393-1561 or visit pensacolalighthouse.org. 10.27 & 10.28 GHOSTS OF MILTON WALKING TOUR The Ghosts of Milton Walking Tour features the tornado of 1962 and Civil War stops. The tour runs Friday and Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m. and begins at the Imogene Theatre located at 6866 Caroline St. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 221-7599 or 626-2100. 10.30 HALLOWEEN HIKE The University of West Florida Outdoor Adventures is offering a free, twilight

hike on the Edward Ball Trail beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. Wear your costume and bring individually wrapped candy for a treat swap. The trail is located at 11000 University Pkwy., behind Building 10. For more information, contact Shaun Boren at 474-2819 or recreation@uwf.edu. Haunted Events 10.25-10.31 MAIN STREET MILTON HAUNTED HOUSE The Main Street Milton Haunted House is open from 7 p.m. to midnight, located in downtown Milton. Tickets are only $5. 10.26-10.28 & 10.31 FLORA-BAMA HAUNTED HOUSE Flora-Bama, located at 17401 Perdido Key Dr., will host a haunted house that runs from 6 to 10 p.m. the weekend before Halloween and begins at 8 a.m. the day of. Visit florabama.com or call 492-0611 for more details. 10.27 HAUNTED TALES Ever wonder if the Pensacola Pier is haunted? Here’s your chance to hear the tales of the pier. For those who may be afraid of the dark, the event starts at 2 p.m. at Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach. For more information, call 916-9755 or visit margaritavillehotel.com.

 NIGHTLIFE

10.25, 10.26 &10.27 THRILLER DANCE SHOW Relive the 1980s and watch the Phoggettes Dance Team perform the Michael Jackson number Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. in the Phineas Phogg's room at Seville Quarter, located at 130 E. Government Street. Admission is free with Seville Quarter Membership Card or normal admission charge after 8 p.m. Visit sevillequarter.com or call 434-6211 for more information. 10.25 HOWL AT THE MOON CONTEST Let your inner wolf free at midnight to try and win a prize. The annual Coors Light Howl at the Moon Contest will be held at Rosie O’Grady’s inside Seville Quarter, located at 130 E. Government Street. Admission is free with Seville Quarter Membership Card or normal admission charge after 8 p.m. Visit sevillequarter.com or call 434-6211 for more information. 10.26 SEVILLE QUARANTINE There will be a zombie virus outbreak at Phineas Phoggs, inside Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. starting at 9 p.m. The Undead Happy Hour is $5 at the door, with your first drink one the house until 10 p.m. Dance to music provided by DJ Mod Eschar, DJ Insector-X and DJ Starseed. There will also be a costume contest where the sexiest zombie receives a $100 gift certificate to

Gulf Coast Tattoo. The scariest zombie will receive an $80 gift certificate to Kaoz Tattoo with Pete Van Horn IV. Second places will receive $20 bar tabs for the night. Visit sevillequarter.com or call 434-6211 for more information. 10.27 HALLOWEEN AT BAMBOO WILLIES Go for the costume contest, which begins at 12 p.m. and stay for live music and drinks. Located at 400 Quietwater Beach Rd., Pensacola Beach. For more information call 916-9888 or visit bamboowillies.com. 10.27 HAUNTED HALLOWEEN STREET PARTY Party in your Halloween costume at the Seville Quarter Haunted Halloween Street Party. For more information, call 434-6211 or visit sevillequarter.com 10.27 HALLOWEEN BASH AT THE SANDSHAKER Party on the beach and enjoy live music by Trunk Monkey from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and The Sandshaker, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. For more information, visit sandshaker.com. 10.27 SEXY SOUTHERN WITCH WITH A TWIST CONTEST Seville’s annual Sexy Witch Contest will be held in Phineas Phoggs—also known as Seville Quarter’s Haunted Mansion—at 10 p.m. The contest is open to witches 21 and up, winners will receive a prize package from Seville, Southern Comfort & Miller Brewing Co. Free admission for anyone dressed in a witch costume. For more information, call 434-6211 or visit sevillequarter.com. 10.27 PRE-HALLOWEEN BASH AT EMERALD CITY Wear your costume and check out the “Spooktacular” show at midnight, with the Ghouls of the Emerald Coast at Emerald City, 406 E. Wright Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. with drink specials all night long and music provided by DJ Dewight Barkley. For more information, call 433-9491 or visit emeraldcitypensacola.com. 10.27 HALLOWEEN PARTY AT PADDY O’LEARY’S Get a little green on Halloween at Paddy O’ Leary’s, located at 49 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach. Party starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call 916-9808 or visit paddyolearysirishpub.com. 10.28 B.A.R.E. MONSTER MASH Bar and restaurant employees, head to Seville, 130 E. Government St. dressed as your favorite dead rock star and enjoy drink specials and live music starting at 9 p.m. For more information, call 434-6211 or visit sevillequarter.com. 10.30 SPOOKY MARGARITA TASTING It’s five o’ clock somewhere! Sip and taste some festive drinks, starting at 4 p.m. Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach. For more information, call 916-9755 or visit or visit margaritavillehotel.com 10.31 DAYTIME HALLOWEEN PARTY Don’t let sunlight stop you from partying on Halloween. Head to Paddy O’ Leary’s, 49 Via De Luna, for free food, cash prizes and more. Party starts at 12 p.m. For more information, call 916-9808 visit paddyolearysirishpub.com. 10.31 HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE SANDSHAKER Wear your costumes for $2 drinks and $3 Wackers. Mike Jencks provides live music. Party begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m., located at 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. For more information, visit sandshaker.com. 10.31 $1000 COSTUME CONTEST AT SEVILLE Pensacola’s largest Halloween Costume Contest offers a grand prize of $1000. The top 20 receive prizes as well. Registration begins at 7 p.m., contest begins at 9 p.m. in Phineas Phogg’s. The contest is open to anyone 21 or up. Admission to the party is free with a Seville Member Card, or normal admission charge after 8 p.m. The party will continue throughout Seville Quarter with great music and tricks and treats. For more information, call 434-6211 or visit sevillequarter.com

10.31 BECKY’S HALLOWEEN BAR GAMES For those with a competitive spirit, head to Sabine Sandbar for Halloween bar games and bingo. The games begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 934-3141 or visit dalesbigdeck.com. 10.31 SCARYOKE WITH KRAZY GEORGE For those who want to party on Halloween, but don’t want to miss your weekly karaoke gig, check out Seville’s Scaryoke at 8 p.m. Dress up in your best Halloween costume for free admission. For more information, call 434-6211 or visit sevillequarter.com. 10.31 HELLBOUND HALLOWEEN PARTY AT EMERALD CITY Celebrate Halloween at Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. with free well drinks and draft beer. Doors open at 9 p.m., cover charge is $10. At 1 a.m., the “Devilish Divas,” Lauren Mitchell, Regine Phillips and Ebony Sinclair, will host the costume contest, winner takes home $1000 in cash and prizes. For more information, call 433-9491 or visit emeraldcitypensacola.com.

 PERFORMANCES

10.26, 10.27 & 10.28 “A CRACK IN REALITY: A HALLOWEEN CABARET” Loblolly’s annual Halloween cabaret will be held in building C of the First City Art Center (formally Belmont Arts Center) located at 1060 N. Guillemard Street. “A Crack in Reality” features songs and verse from Loblolly’s past 12 years of Halloween Cabarets. The performance is for adults only. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15. A portion of the proceeds will go to Manna Food Bank of Pensacola. It is asked that audience also bring non-perishable food donations. And yes, costumes are welcome. Call 479-4530 to make your reservations. 10.25-10.28 & 10.31 THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Pensacola Little Theatre’s annual production of the 1975 cult movie is back. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $14 to $30 with special discounts throughout the show’s run prop bags are available for $5, personal props are prohibited. Bring in a roll of toilet paper to receive $5 off on Oct. 25, bring your college id to receive $5 off Oct. 26, wear your pajamas to get $5 off on Oct. 28 and Oct. 31 all ladies receive $5 off. On Oct. 27, enter the Rocky Horror Costume Contest. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $5. For more information, call 434-0257 or visit pensacolalittletheatre.com.

 KID-FRIENDLY

10.26, 10.27 & 10.28 DIXON PRIMARY HAYSTACKULAR Get lost in one of the largest hay mazes in the region. The cost is $5 or $3 for seniors and children younger than three. Activities include a rope slide, haybale slide, hay ride and corn crawl. The Pace Area Chamber of Commerce will sell sausage dogs, hot dogs and drinks. The hay maze is located at S.S. Dixon Primary School, 4560 Pace Patriot Blvd. Call 995-3660 for more information. 10.27 3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EGG HAUNT Come out in costume, with a flashlight in head and join Play Pensacola to “haunt” for Halloween Eggs at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex, located at 2130 Summit Blvd., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities include a haunted hay ride, haunted trail, carnival games and great food. Children up to age 13 are welcome to participate in the egg haunts. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Manna Food Bank. For more information, call 4365670 or visit playpensacola.com.


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IN Halloween Guide 2012 10.26 & 10.27 SPOOKTACULAR SCIENCE BY THE SEA For an educational, spooky evening check out the Navarre Beach Science Station for the Spooktacular Science by the Sea event. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night you can explore the sea, check out glow in the dark creatures, trick or treat through 10, sea-themed stations and enjoy edible eyeballs. Admission is $5 and free for children two and under. For more information, visit navarresciencestation.org. 10.27 & 10.28 BOO AT THE ZOO Join in on the scare-free fun at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Kids are encouraged to wear non-scary Halloween costumes while enjoying a trail of trick-or-treating stations. The trick or treat trail is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission ending at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for all ages, season pass holders receive $1 off. For more information, call 932-2229 or visit gulfbreezezoo.org. 10.27 GLAMOWEEN SPA NIGHT Drop your daughter’s off to enjoy a spooktacular spa treatment, treats and crafts a Confetti Couture Events, 801 N. 9th Ave. at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 and $15 for additional siblings. Call 244-9384 to make your reservation. 10.28 TRUNK OR TREAT FESTIVAL From 2 to 4 p.m. kids can enjoy crafts, pony rides, a cookie walk and a silent auction for the adults. At the Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920 Panferio Dr. Dancingly Yours will provide entertainment and Mr. Reno’s Reptiles will feature creepy, crawly creatures such as an alligator, bearded dragon and scorpions. Call 9326628 for more information. 10.30 GOBLIN CAULDRON CRAFTS Start your day with spooky crafts starting at 10 a.m., Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach. For more information, call 916-9755 or visit margaritavillehotel.com 10.30 WITCHES BREW CRAFTS If you missed the morning crafts, concoct your witches brew at 2 p.m. Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach. For more information, call 916-9755 or visit margaritavillehotel.com. 10.31 FALL FESTIVAL/TRUNK OR TREAT Celebrate Halloween at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at 9301 Gulf Beach Hwy. From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy free hot dogs, trunk or treat, games, a bouncy house, face painting and, of course, candy. The cost is free. Call 492-1818 for more information.

 PUMPKIN FRIENDLY

10.27 UNDERWATER PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST Get your scuba gear and head to Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze for the 21st Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. You can also participate in a separate contest on dry land. Registration is $30 per team and proceeds go towards finding a cure for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Safety checks and registration begin at 12 p.m., carving begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call 456-8845.

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“The audience can expect a ‘dark’ “I've always felt show—grotesque lyrics, sinister costumes, that our theatre has and haunting melodies,” added Winschief. something to offer The cast this year is made up of: everyone, and I am Winschief, Hunt Scarritt, Lisa Goodness glad to see us have this and Patricia Simmons with Joe Winschief new opportunity to at the piano. redesign things a bit,” “The show is a little different this year: said Allison Winschief. We have a new cast member and a dif“Loblolly certainly is ferent pianist, so adjustments have been not ending—this is only made for that,” said Winschief. “We have a metamorphosis.” added a few monologues and changed up For the past 13 some of the songs. years, Loblolly has proAs Simmons expressed her gratitude duced over 76 plays. for the community’s support to Loblolly, It was the Halloween Winschief points out the good that Loblolly productions that were brings to the community. special since they “I think the Loblolly Halloween shows were co-written by the are the perfect example of how creative Loblolly company. minds can collaborate and create something “Yolanda [Reed, that not only educates, but also entertains artistic director and Patricia Simmons in “A Crack in Reality: A Halloween Cabaret” the public,” Winschief said. “I am proud co-founder] has been of the work we do and couldn't be more hona unifying force,” SimKeeping with its tradition of an annual ored to be part of a production.” {in} mons said. “But the Halloween cabaret, the Loblolly Theatre Halloween shows were more group writCompany is back—at least for Halloween ten—by the body of creators that weekend. is the Loblolly Theatre.” Since the Loblolly Theatre lost its space Much like the cabaret show in the old Sacred Heart building, it wasn’t last year at The Leisure Club, “A clear if the company was going to be able to Crack in Reality: A Halloween produce a show. Cabaret,” will feature songs, verses “We don’t know about the future,” WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, 3 p.m. and prose from previous Hallowsaid Patricia Simmons, acting coach and Oct. 29 een productions. There were some co-founder of the Loblolly Theatre. “It’s WHERE: First Art Center, 1060 N. Guildeletions, some additions, but as wonderful that we’re able to do this. It’s lemard St., Classroom C with any Loblolly performance, it so hard to think about not doing a HalCOST: $15, all proceeds toward Manna will be entertaining. loween show.” Food Bank of Pensacola, non-perishable “It’s a cabaret that explores “A Crack in Reality: A Halloween donations are welcome the mythologies of Halloween,” Cabaret” will play the weekend before HalDETAILS: Call 479-4530 for reservations Simmons said. “It’s for adults. It’s loween in the First City Art Center—formally bawdy and grotesque. We’re pretty Belmont Arts & Cultural Center. hideous in our costumes.”

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I Have Cancer, Now What?

Navigating Breast Cancer

by Jennie McKeon

MASTECTOMY VS. LUMPECTOMY

“The biggest impact on survival is early detection. That’s why women need to start screening at age 40.” Dr. Patrick Dial Dr. Patrick Dial When Debbie Innis was diagnosed with breast cancer this past January, she had just one thought to herself. “Why did you skip your last two mammograms?” she recalled. Innis’ family history has a lot of cancer, none of it breast, which is why she “religiously” schedules colonoscopies. Even though she works at Baptist Hospital as an operating room nurse her yearly mammogram slipped her mind—twice. As soon as she realized, she did a self-examination. “I reached over and I knew it was cancer,” she said. “It was that quick.” One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point of their lives. Yes, breast cancer research has made leaps and bounds in recent years and the survival rate is 93 percent for stage 0 patients, but it doesn’t ease the minds of those women and their families about what to expect.

side the stress, the fear of the unknown, biopsies and surgery she says waiting was the hardest part. “It was scary—very scary,” she said. “Waiting was very difficult.” Once a tumor is found to be malignant, or cancerous, the speed picks up, which can add to the stress and fears that lie with cancer treatment. “After the biopsy is read by a pathologist and found to be malignant, the patient is referred to a surgeon that same day,” said Patrick Dial, general and oncology surgeon at West Florida Hospital.

“The treatment generally depends on the patient’s age, menopausal status, the stage of cancer, the risk for spread or recurrence and the patient’s general health.”

THE WAITING GAME

Not all tumors are diagnosed as quickly as Innis’. If your yearly mammogram ends in abnormal results, your doctor will run the least invasive tests first to investigate such as a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound and then biopsy that area. “The denser breasts—more tissue area— are harder to identify; they might also want to do an MRI,” said Nutan DeJoubner, oncologist with Baptist Medical Group. Diane Lindemann was adamant about her yearly mammograms when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in July. Along-

One of the most common questions doctors hear from breast cancer patients is “Will I lose my breast?” With the progress of medical technology and early detection, women don’t always have to worry. “It used to be, ‘Everybody has to have a mastectomy,’” Dr. Dial said. “Now you can pretty much tell a patient they don’t need a mastectomy. We shrink the tumor to where you only have to do a lumpectomy.” Instead of a mastectomy—surgical removal of the breast and lymph nodes—a lumpectomy is when the cancer is removed with a rim of normal breast tissue with or without lymph node removal. “Studies have shown that survival and risk of recurrence are comparable when done in the setting of a small tumor,” Dr. DeJoubner said. For younger women or women that carry the BRC 1 or BRC 2 gene, recurrence rate is higher and a mastectomy may be recommended. “Say you have a patient who is under the age of 35, recurrence is fairly high,” Dr. Dial said. Women who test positive for the BRC1 gene have a 60 to 90 percent chance of developing breast cancer and with BRC2 is a 40 to 85 percent chance. “If you test positive for the genes it’s recommended you have a bilateral mastectomy, which is removal of both breasts,” Dr. Dial said.

Dr. Patrick Dial

Dr. Nutan DeJoubner

Often times, regular testing helps to avoid breast cancer and surgery all together. “The biggest impact on survival is early detection,” Dr. Dial said. “That’s why women need to start screening at age 40. It’s lent itself to less surgery which equals better care and survival.” Another thing that doctors test is the hormone receptors in breast cancer cells. “The female hormone estrogen is known to stimulate the growth and development of breast cancer,” said Dr. DeJoubner. “It does so through receptors found on the breast cancer cells called estrogen receptors (ER) or progesterone receptor (PR).” If these receptors are found in breast cancer cells, hormone therapy is used to block the hormones from their receptor to inhibit growth effects on cancer cells. Both Lindemann and Innis had lumpectomies. After waiting for diagnosis and going through with radiation and/or chemotherapy after surgery, the surgery itself seems to be the easiest part. “My surgery was amazing,” said Lindemann. “Oddly enough, it was an in-andout procedure.” Feeling “normal” before, during and after cancer is important. To wear a wig or opt for breast reconstruction is not vain. In fact, reconstruction is covered by insurance. “It’s important that it’s available if they want it,” Dr. Dial said. After surgery a patient will undergo radiation and/or chemotherapy. “The treatment for cancer is more like personalized medicine,” said Dr. DeJoubner. “It is not only based on the cancer type but also on patient preference and so, one patient may be treated different from the other.” Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells to decrease the chances of recurrence. The drugs may be administered by mouth or injection through IV needles. Chemotherapy is usually given in cycles and can be as short as a few months or as long as two years. “The treatment generally depends on the patient’s age, menopausal status, the stage of cancer, the risk for spread or recurrence and the patient’s general health,” Dr. DeJoubner. Innis started chemotherapy in February and ended in July. “It will knock you in the creek,” she said. “Everything else wasn’t bad.”


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health & wellness Chemotherapy patients may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, infections, bleeding, weight change, mouth sores, and throat soreness. “Some of these problems may continue for some time after chemotherapy ends,” said Dr. DeJoubner. “Some drugs cause short-term hair loss.” As hair does grow back some time after treatment, Innis points out—with a laugh— that it doesn’t always look like your hair when it comes back. “It’s growing back in a real funny way,” she said. “But some hair is better than no hair. I’m lucky I wear a hat to work.” Radiation uses radiation particles, like XRays, to treat cancer and it is most commonly used to treat breast cancer after surgery. Lindemann is about halfway through her radiation treatment. “It’s nothing that’s lengthy,” she said. “It only takes about 15 minutes from the time you go in and come out. And you go five days a week.” She’s often tired, but that could be from her job as a ninth grade teacher at Pensacola High School.

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No matter what side of the fight you’re on, you can help fund breast cancer research or sport pink to spread awareness. Stores all around the community have special, pink-themed sections, here’s just a few picks to put on your shopping list. • FRESHWATER PEARL NECKLACE Local artist Bia Thomas created this leather necklace in honor of breast cancer awareness. You can purchase it for $24 at Mezza De Luna Consignment Studio. 8 S. Palafox, 437-3377. • WOODSTOCK CHIMES OF HOPE Pensacola Hardware has a table dedicated to pink ribbons. From cookie cutters, to sink strainers to blankets, you can show your support or find that perfect gift for the survivor in your life, including the Chimes of Hope wind chime for $33. A portion of the proceeds benefit organizations that fight breast cancer. Pensacola Hardware, 20 E. Gregory St., 438-3186. • AVEDA PINK RIBBON HAND RELIEF Aveda’s hand relief lotion leaves dry and chapped hands noticeably softer and smoother. During the month of October, Aveda will donate $4 from every purchase of the hand relief lotion to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. London W1, 120 S. Palafox, 433-2120.

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PINK HAPPY HOUR AND MARGARITA TASTING Head to Margaritaville to make pink crafts to support breast cancer awareness starting at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., is the pink margarita tasting. Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach. 916-9755.

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• VERA BRADLEY RIBBONS LINE Every year since 1999, Vera Bradley creates a new design to honor breast cancer awareness. The accessories company contributes about $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Pizzaz Personalized Gifts & Events, 832 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., 934-3436. • PINK GOLD AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE Wear your support around your neck with this rose gold and diamond pendant from Beré Jewelers. Prices range from $305-$425. White there, you can also purchase and/or order Pandora beads and bracelets, where a portion of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Prices range from $35-$45. Beré Jewelers, 209 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., 934-2688. • LIVE BY TIG NOTARO Comedian Tig Notaro has gone through a bacterial infection, unexpectedly losing her mother and breast cancer in the span of only a few months. Hear her critically acclaimed live set at Largo in Los Angeles. A portion of the $5 download will benefit breast cancer research. Visit louisck.net to purchase. {in}

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BAPTIST HEALTH CARE 434-4071, ebaptisthealthcare.org Baptist Health Care is a communityowned, not-for-profit health care organization serving Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Baptist Health Care includes four hospitals, two medical parks, Baptist Manor, Baptist Home Health Care and Durable Medical Equipment, Baptist Leadership Institute, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and Lakeview Center. SACRED HEART HEALTH SYSTEM 416-7000, sacred-heart.org More than 600 primary and specialty physicians practice at Sacred Heart, a not-forprofit healthcare organization. Its main services include Sacred Heart Medical Group, a network of primary care physicians, a 24-hour Emergency Trauma Center, a Pediatric Trauma Referral Center and centers of excellence specializing in women's health, cardiac care, orthopedics, cancer care and the care of children. WEST FLORIDA HEALTHCARE 494-3212, westfloridahospital.com West Florida Healthcare is proud to offer the only local hospital featuring all private rooms. The West Florida campus also offers the area’s only comprehensive rehabilitation hospital and a mental health facility. West Florida also provides services in cardiovascular surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, emergency care, behavioral health, obstetrics and many other medical specialties.

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ANYTIME FITNESS 100 S. Alcaniz St., 469-1144 6301 N. 9th Ave. #4, 969-1348 anytimefitness.com Anytime Fitness is open 24-hours all year long. The gym membership can be used at any Anytime Fitness location. Each new member receives a free personal fitness orientation, including an explanation and demonstration of basic exercise principles and a quick, safe and effective exercise program. Training continues throughout membership with online tools such as a diet tracker, workout planner and virtual coaching. FIXED ON FITNESS, INC. 554-1648, fixedonfitness.com Fixed on Fitness boot camp provides an ideal combination of personal training, accountability, camaraderie and hard work, which results in a dynamic approach to total fitness. Throughout the six weeks of boot camp, you are introduced to a variety of workout techniques, exercises and challenges. Each workout is different, so campers experience 24 new workouts.

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LUMINOUS LIFE HYPNOTHERAPY 346-7865, luminouslifehypnotherapy.com Susan Dunlop, M.A., C.H.T., offers hypnosis as therapy for a variety of issues such as bereavement, relationship problems, divorce recovery, stress management, depression, phobias, negative habits, motivation, sleep problems, trauma, sports excellence, pain management and more. Dunlop is an internationally certified hypnotherapist trained in the United States by the American Academy of Hypnotherapy, the nation's foremost hypnotherapy institute.

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Space Invaders from Alabama in people he has played with over the years. Bottletree is just where Teasley was when we had a chance to chat.

Space Invaders are coming here and bringing a great night of spacey entertainment our way. Man or Astro-Man? is a surf, spacerock band who’s been bringing their unique blend of music to audiences since the ‘90s. Just to get an idea about this group, their names are Star Crunch (Brian Causey) on guitar, Birdstuff (Brian Teasley) on drums, and Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard (Robert DelBueno) on bass guitar and electronics. As you can tell they have an affinity for the unusual. This transcends to their music style—a loud surf rock sound with some outer space elements mixed in. They often dress up in space suits, have a space/NASA theme on stage, use sample space sounds and references from movies and have an out of this world light show. IN was able to tune in the right frequency and reach Brian Teasley, aka Birdstuff, founding member and extraterrestrial drummer for the band. Recently, he opened a music venue in downtown Birmingham, Ala. Bottletree is a café and bar venue where he is able to bring

IN: How did the band form? TEASLEY: Star Crunch [Named after the Little Debbie snack] and I were doing a lot of different things musically. It was a time when people were uber serious, everyone was into holierthan-thou indie rock that seemed it was sillier than being silly. We were home for Christmas from college, and got into my parents’ old records; Dick Dale and others caught our attention. Punk music appeared because it was fast, a no bullshit genre. No singing about girlfriends—punk rock mitigates that and is the perfect vehicle. IN: Have you ever played with Dick Dale? TEASLEY: We have played with him a few times. He is a trip. He came from another era of entertainment. He is boisterous, but he invented what we take for granted. He deserves the respect. What annoys me is those that are non-legends who act the same way. IN: Have you heard that Gulf Breeze is known for its UFO sightings? TEASLEY: Yes, I have heard of the UFO sightings. We were very much into UFO sightings— it was the topic of the ‘90s with “The X-Files.” We evolved as a band a bit; we were 19 when we started. We like to play around with the imagery—you can’t one-up sci-fi.

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IN: Speaking about sci-fi and space sounds, what is your resource for those? TEASLEY: We have used so many, we forgot where they came from. We would watch sci-fi movies with an Akai S1000 sampler hooked up to the VCR to record the sounds. Not to overinflate what we do, it is not rocket science. There is a whole website dedicated to finding out where stuff came from. We have gotten away from pulling sounds from movies. If a movie wants to use a song then we have to find the source of the sound clip. We started making our own stuff. We record sound effects during live shows.

IN: What are your musical weapons of choice? TEASLEY: People think we carry around printers and other stuff because our performance is a little odd ball, mad-scientist like. That is part of the show from time to time, but we are really a rock band—two guitars, bass and drums. I grew up in an age of Keith Moon from The Who, guys were Midwest guys, we played Ludwig’s. Kids look into what other people play. John Bonham played Ludwig’s. I was into weird Japanese knock offs, kooky off brands with made up names. We are a loud rock band, tone is not important. I don’t believe in capital punishment except for stealing band equipment. There has been a rash of equipment being stolen; Tom Petty recently became a victim. Just unforgiveable.

“No singing about girlfriends— punk rock mitigates that and is the perfect vehicle.”

IN: What is one of your shows like? TEASLEY: We give it our all. We always wanted to be entertainers. The influence of punk rock is that it connects to the audience. Some elements of comedy are mixed in. We self-destruct and pull it off. We like to highlight mistakes versus hiding them. We bring a lot to the table, not a parody of being baby-faced kids going crazy, an acceptable range of what we present. Harder, more intense—we handle ourselves on stage. Rock and roll is a game of youth. We bring yesterday’s technology tomorrow. {in}

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IN: Why choose this particularly hard/ fast/surf/punk genre? TEASLEY: It was an evolution from a traditional surf band. A, we were not good at it; we were not the guys in suits with synchronized moves. B, we toured so much, the same band opened every night, and we decided to move away from that a little bit—do so much more. Evolve. We were glad we moved to Touch and Go records— WHAT: Man or Astro-Man? with The Ocmuch more punk surf rock. Many topus Project thought that was a sell-out move beWHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27 cause the idea was that the label was WHERE: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox Place outside the scene. Our band is what it COST: $15 is, we are proud and we worked hard. DETAILS: astroman.com; vinylmusichall.com Seems disingenuous to wave a flag or be about just one thing.

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‘PENSACOLA STATE ART FACULTY EXHIBITION’ 7 a.m. through Dec 14. Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Bldg 15, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Bldg 15. 484-2550 or pensacolastate.edu. ‘THE GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER EXHIBITION’ 8 a.m. through Nov 4. The Wright Place, 6 E. Wright St. 432-1434 or fumcpensacola.com. ‘A ROADTRIP THROUGH FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGY’ 10 a.m. DARC, 207 E. Main St. 595-0050, ext. 107 or flpublicarchaeology.org/darc.php. ‘INTEGRATE. REPLICATE. GENERATE’ 10 a.m. through Dec 22. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org. ‘YONDERLY: AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF JULIE HUGHES’ 10 a.m. through Nov 1.University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 11000 University Blvd, Bldg. 82. 474-3247 or uwf.edu. ‘COLLABORATING WITH NATURE’ 10 a.m. through Nov 10. Blue Morning Gallery, 21 S. Palafox. 429-9100 or bluemorninggallery.com. ‘JULIA KAY’S PORTRAIT PARTY ROADSHOW’ 10 a.m. through Nov 10. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox, 432-3080 or artelgallery.org. PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIR 4 p.m. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy. 944-4500 or pensacolafair.com. PLAY HAPPY HOUR 4 p.m. Play, 16 S. Palafox, Suite 100. 466-3080 or iplaypensacola.com. JOE OCCHIPINTI JAZZ WINE TASTING 5 p.m. Aragon Wine Market, 27 S. Ninth Ave. 433-9463 or aragonwinemarket.com. ‘AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP’ 5 p.m. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org. WINE TASTING AT AWM 5 p.m. Aragon Wine Market, 27 S. Ninth Ave. 433-9463 or aragonwinemarket.com. ‘HOPS & HARVEST’ 5:30 p.m. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or goodgrits.com. HOWL-OWEEN PARTY AT THE SPOTTED DOG $6 The Spotted Dog, located at 124 S. Palafox. Go to spotteddogboutique.com for more information. SPOOKTACULAR SCIENCE BY THE SEA 6 p.m. Free-$5 Navarre Beach Science Station. For more information, visit navarresciencestation.org. ‘FINE WINE & CUISINE FALL DINNER CLASS’ 6 p.m. $60, registration required. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com. VEGAN DINNER AT EOTL 6 p.m. End of the Line Café, 610 E. Wright St. 429-0336 or eotlcafe.com.

HERB STUDY CLASS 6 p.m. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org. AFRICAN DRUMMING CLASSES 6:30 p.m. $2$5. Gull Point Community Center, 7000 Spanish Trail. For more information contact, 291-2718, 324-4928 or hurreyupstageandfilmworks.com MAIN STREET MILTON HAUNTED HOUSE 7 p.m. $5. Downtown Milton. BRAD BARNES OPEN COLLEGE JAM 7:30 p.m. Goat Lips Beer Garden, 2811 Copter Rd. 474-1919. ‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’ 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 434-0257 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. HOWL AT THE MOON CONTEST 8 p.m. Rosie O’Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. ‘MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER: LIVE DANCE SHOW’ 9 p.m. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

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‘PENSACOLA STATE ART FACULTY EXHIBITION’ 8 a.m. through Dec 14. Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Bldg 15, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Bldg 15. 4842550 or pensacolastate.edu. ‘A ROADTRIP THROUGH FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGY’ 10 a.m. DARC, 207 E. Main St. 595-0050, ext. 107 or flpublicarchaeology.org/darc.php. ‘INTEGRATE. REPLICATE. GENERATE’ 10 a.m. through Dec 22. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org. ‘YONDERLY: AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF JULIE HUGHES’ 10 a.m. through Nov 1.University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 11000 University Blvd, Bldg. 82. 474-3247 or uwf.edu. ‘COLLABORATING WITH NATURE’ 10 a.m. through Nov 10. Blue Morning Gallery, 21 S. Palafox. 429-9100 or bluemorninggallery.com. ‘JULIA KAY’S PORTRAIT PARTY ROADSHOW’ 10 a.m. through Nov 10. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox, 432-3080 or artelgallery.org. GOBLIN CAULDON CRAFTS 10 a.m. Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, 916-9755. ‘CLASSICS! BY CHAMBER THEATRE’ 10:30 a.m. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com. WITCHES BREW CRAFTS 2 p.m. Margaritaville

Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, 916-9755. TRUNK OR TREAT FESTIVAL 2 p.m. Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920 Panferio Dr. Call 932-6628 for more information. DIXON PRIMARY HAYSTACKULAR $3-$5 S.S. Dixon Primary School, 4560 Pace Patriot Blvd. Call 995-3660 for more information. PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIR 4 p.m. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy. 944-4500 or pensacolafair.com. PLAY HAPPY HOUR 4 p.m. Play, 16 S. Palafox, Suite 100. 466-3080 or iplaypensacola.com. WINE TASTING AT DK 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com. WINE TASTING AT SEVILLE QUARTER 5 p.m. Palace Café at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. ‘LIMITED DINNER AND HAPPY HOUR AT GREGORY STREET’ 5 p.m. $16-$20. Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Baked Lemon Pepper Grouper, Chicken Cordon Blue. Gregory Street Assembly Hall, 501 E. Gregory St. 607-8633. WINE TASTING AT CITY GROCERY 5:15 p.m. City Grocery, 2050 N. 12th Ave. 469-8100. WINE AND GLIDE SEGWAY TOUR 5:30 p.m. $45. Emerald Coast Tours, 701 S. Palafox. 4179292 or emeraldcoasttours.net. WINE TASTING AT EAST HILL MARKET 5:30 p.m. 1216 N. Ninth Ave. SPOOKTACULAR SCIENCE BY THE SEA 6 p.m. Free-$5 Navarre Beach Science Station. For more information, visit navarresciencestation.org. ‘RAT PACK REUNION’ 6 p.m. $100 per ticket, $800 per table. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 432-1475 ext 305. HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE TOUR 6 p.m. $3-$5.

Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Shell Rd. 393-1561 or pensacolalighthouse.org. FLORA BAMA HAUNTED HOUSE 6 p.m. Florabama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. 492-0611 or Florabama.com. ‘BOO AT THE ZOO’ 6 p.m. $10. Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Pwy. 932-2229 or gulfbreezezoo.org. HAUNTED HOUSE WALKING TOURS 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30 p.m. $5-$10. Ghost Meter Rentals $5. T.T. Wentworth Museum, 330 S. Jefferson. 595-5985 ext. 111. HAUNTED TROLLEY TOURS 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. $8-$16. Ghost Meter Rentals $5. T.T. Wentworth Museum, 330 S. Jefferson. 595-5985 ext 111. JOE OCCHIPINTI BIG BAND 6:30 p.m. Gregory Street Assembly Hall, 501 E. Gregory St. 307-8633. ‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’ 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 434-0257 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. ‘A CRACK IN REALITY: A HALLOWEEN CABARET’ 8 p.m., $15, all proceeds go to Manna Food Bank. First Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. Call 479-4530 to make your reservations. HEALTHY START SILENT AUCTION 8 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. 474-5333. SWING DANCING 8:30 p.m. American Legion, 1401 Intendencia St. $5. 437-5465 or pensacolaswing.com ‘MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER: LIVE DANCE SHOW’ 9 p.m. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

Florabama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. 492-0611 or florabama.com. TIM SPENCER 6 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com. KNEE DEEP 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s at the Point, 5851 Galvez Rd. 497-0071 or hubstaceys.com. POSI-TONES 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. KARAOKE WITH BECKY 7:30 p.m. Sabine Sandbar, 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach. 934-3141 or dalesbigdeck.com. MIKE BOCCIA 7:45 p.m. Goat Lips Beer Garden, 2811 Copter Rd. 474-1919. FIRST CITY BLUES BAND 8 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. HOLLY SHELTON AND DAVID SHELANDER 8 p.m. Ragtyme Grille, 201 S. Jefferson St. 4299655 or ragtyme.net. DENTON HATCHER ‘THE SOAP BOX BLUES’ 8 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com. THE BLENDERS 8:30 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or hubstaceys.com. FISH SANDWICH 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Rd., Pensacola Beach. 9169888 or bamboowillies.com. TRUNK MONKEY 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com.

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J. HAWKINS 3 p.m. Florabama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. 492-0611 or florabama.com JOHNNY BARBATO, TROY BRANNON 5 p.m.

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news of the weird HORSE SHOW JUMPING, MINUS THE HORSE Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle broomsticks). According to an October report in The Wall Street Journal, an international association headed by retired pro equestrian Jessica Newman produces at least 15 shows a year, with between 40 to 130 competitors galloping over jumps that vary from two to four feet high (five feet in “Grand Prix” events), with the “riders” graded as if they were on horses (timed, with points off for contacting the rails). Explained Newman about the shows’ success: “It’s just fun to be a horse.” LATEST RELIGIOUS MESSAGES The CIA and the National Security Agency may play roles, but Kentucky’s homeland security law explicitly acknowledges “God” as the key to the war on terrorism. In August, the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to hear atheists’ challenges to the state’s 2002 “legislative finding” that the state’s “safety and security” cannot be achieved without God’s help. A lower court wrote that since the law did not “advance” religion but merely paid “lip service” to a belief in God, it did not violate the separation of church and state doctrine. • Seventy people, including 20 children, were discovered in August in an eight-storyhigh, all-underground bunker in Kazan in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, and authorities said the quasi-religious sect had probably been there for nearly 10 years without heat or forced ventilation -- or sunlight. The group is nominally Islamist, but according to a dispatch by London’s The Guardian, the sect is more likely under the individual control of 83-year-old, self-described prophet Fayzrahman Satarov. • The Tax on Worship: When the Roman Catholic Church in Germany warned in September that too many Catholics were opting out of paying the country’s “religious tax,” many Americans got their first-ever notice that some European democracies actually tax worship. The Catholic Church made it official that anyone backing out of the income tax surcharge

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would be ineligible to receive Holy Communion or religious burial (although the tax avoider could still receive Last Rites). (Under the German constitution, a church can directly recoup its expenses from members or choose to allow the government to collect the levy on the church’s behalf, minus a collection fee. Two German states add 8 percent to whatever the church member’s tax bill is, and the other states add 9 percent.) PERSPECTIVE The Bronx, where nearly onethird of the population lives in poverty, is the poorest of the five New York City boroughs, with per-capita income 70 percent lower than neighboring Manhattan’s. Yet among the city’s most ambitious public works projects under construction is an 18-hole golf course in the Bronx’s Ferry Point Park, estimated to cost the city $97 million, according to a September New York Times report. Furthermore, golf may be losing popularity. The Times reported that rounds of golf in New York City have dwindled (from 880,000 on 12 municipal courses in 1966 to 561,000 on 13 courses in 2011). From the city’s standpoint, it gets a course to be operated by a Donald Trump company and is hoping to build a waterfront esplanade adjacent to the course. LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS (1) Todd Kettler, 37, was arrested in October in Kalamazoo Township, Mich., and charged with robbing a Southfield, Mich., bank five days earlier. The manager of a strip club in the Township had noticed that Kettler was handing women money saturated with red dye, and called the police. (2) Two men, ages 45 and 42, were arrested in Toronto in September after they walked into a neighborhood money-transfer store with $520,250 in a duffel bag and attempted to wire that amount to an address in Los Angeles. Police charged them in connection with an ongoing money-laundering investigation. {in} From Universal Press Syndicate Chuck Shepherd’s News Of The Weird © 2012 Chuck Shepherd

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Good Eats:

I must confess that Grits a Ya Ya is a personal weakness when I visit The Fish House; however, I have never had a bad meal at The Fish House and the Soul Rolls start my every meal there.

Retail Therapy:

I love to cook and Joe Patti’s Seafood is my favorite retail store because of their extensive variety of fish and seafood (I leave the “real” shopping to my wife as her therapy). I can’t wait for the Fresh Market to open.

Watering Holes:

I am not much of a drinker, however, I have been known to enjoy a pina colada from

the Tiki Bar at the Pensacola Beach Hilton or at one of the restaurants at the Quietwater Beach boardwalk. You can’t beat the scenery.

Nightlife:

$3 Cocktails Tuesday & Wednesday $2 Well Drinks Wednesday 5-close

Outdoors:

Live Music at Shark Fin every Tuesday Night with Jones & Company

Live music, lively atmosphere and good food is my idea of a great time out for the evening. Five Sisters Blues Café delivers southern flavors and soulful music in the historic Belmont-Devilliers community.

For outdoor fun I am a sucker for fishing—anywhere. Whether I am fishing for redfish, speckled trout or sheephead in the Pensacola or Perdido Bays or cobia or red snapper fishing in the Gulf, I do not care as long as I have bait.

Arts & Culture:

My biggest surprise and one of the key reasons I relocated to Pensacola from Gulf Shores was the diversity of arts and culture venues in the city. It is amazing that such a small town has such a large number of arts and cultural events—the Opera, the Historic District, Museums, the Symphony, etc.

Never Miss Events/Festivals:

Joe Patti’s Seafood

I would never miss the Blue Angels on Pensacola Beach; however, the Seafood Festival, Mardi Gras and the Greek Festival are also spectacular. However, I do miss the Goombay Festival. {in}

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