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GALLERY NIGHT DONATIONS TO HELP SUPPORT KUSS FAMILY, FALLEN BLUE ANGEL AT LEGAL GRAFFITI
Zarzaur Law Graffiti Wall Proceeds To Benefit The Family of Fallen Blue Angel Captain Jeff Kuss
An outpouring of support on social media and beyond went out to U.S. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss’ family after he was killed recently in a Blue Angels jet crash - and the support is not over.
Zarzaur Law, P.A. will be hosting a fundraiser event during July’s Gallery Night on Friday, July 22 starting at 6 p.m. The monthly Gallery Night event, Legal Graffiti, aims to contribute to the GoFundMe account that has yet to meet it’s $500,000 goal.
"We saw a way to get involved in the donation process. It’s such an unfortunate situation and I knew the GoFundMe goal for the Kuss family hadn't been met yet. My firm and I thought this could help his family during such a trying time," Joe Zarzaur of Zarzaur Law, P.A. said.
Capt. Kuss was participating in a pre-show warm-up in Smyrna, Tennessee, when his F/A-18 went down. Multiple witnesses captured video footage of the fiery fall and the explosion and black mushroom cloud that followed. An investigation into what caused the crash is still underway.
Capt. Kuss left behind a wife, Christina, and two small children, 4-year-old Calvin and 1-year-old Sloane. A Go Fund Me account with a goal of $500,000 was set up to ensure Kuss’ wife and children would be taken care of. Thus far, over 75 percent of that goal has been met.
Christina Kuss and children will be briefly attending Gallery Night and Legal Graffiti this Friday to show their appreciation and support for those who have donated thus far.
“Navigating life without Jeff is terrifying and overwhelming,” Christina said on the fundraising page, “but I feel your love and appreciate this support more than I can say.”
Please join the Zarzaur Law team at Gallery Night this Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. in front of Zarzaur Law, P.A. located at the corner of Palafox and Romana in Downtown Pensacola.  The team will be accepting donations to support the Kuss Family throughout the night. Everyone is welcome to participate in Legal Graffiti and support the cause. 
Friends of the Saenger to Screen Classic Disney Movies
For two consecutive Saturdays this summer, the Friends of the Saenger will be showing two Classic Disney films:  Saturday, July 30 is Disney’s 1951 classic “Alice in Wonderland,” and Saturday, August 6 is “Mary Poppins,” that debuted in 1964.  Generously sponsored by Kids’ ER at West Florida Hospital, both movies will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the lobby and box office opening up at 10 a.m.  Tickets are on sale now at the Saenger Theatre Box Office only and admission for each movie is only $5.00.
“With the overwhelming success of our screening of “Frozen” in January and the outpouring support from the community from that event, we were excited to embark on a similar project,” said Jonathan Thompson, President of the Friends of the Saenger.  He continued “Funds raised from the profits from the two movies will be used to continue the Friends of the Saenger’s efforts to maintain and enhance the Saenger Theatre so that it will remain pristine for generations to come.”
  
About Friends of the Saenger:  The Friends of the Saenger is a volunteer not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting and celebrating the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola. For information about FOS or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit pensacolasaenger.com/fos/.
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What:     Alice In Wonderland
Date:      7/30/16 @ 11:00 a.m.
Ticket Prices:  $5.00 for general admission seating

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What:     Mary Poppins
Date:      8/6/16 @ 11:00 a.m.
Ticket Prices:  $5.00 for general admission seating

Making Sense by Michael Reagan
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It's Not the Gun's Fault

It happened after Sandy Hook.

It happened after San Bernardino and Orlando.

It happened last week after Dallas.

Whenever a spoiled young nut job, wannabe Islamic terrorist or disturbed cop-hater goes on a mass killing spree, liberals and their choir members in the mainstream media can be counted on to react in the same ignorant, knee-jerky way.

It was the gun's fault.

It doesn't matter if the weapon was a handgun, an assault weapon look-alike or a deer rifle.

It's never the evil or insane individual who was responsible for the slaughter of innocents. It was the gun.

Gun control is always the liberals' off-the-shelf solution for ending mass murders, the deadly gang wars in Chicago and suicides.

For decades they have demanded stricter gun laws or dreamed of outlawing guns altogether.

Liberals hate everything about guns (unless their body guards are packing them) and don't trust ordinary people to own them or use them.

They'll never understand why our Constitution protects individual gun ownership. (Hint: it's not to protect our right to hunt squirrels.)

Liberals like Hillary Clinton and President Obama would throw the Second Amendment overboard in a Washington minute if they could.

What anti-gun nuts have turned to lately in their fight against gun violence and mass killings is the idea of "ammo control."

Restricting the size of magazines or the number of cartridges a pistol or rifle can hold is the liberals' latest "magic bullet."

A liberal friend of mine recently tried to persuade me that ammo control was a good idea.

"OK," I said, "let's accept your premise. Let's say we restrict my shotgun's capacity to just three shells.

"If I went into a movie theater to kill people, how many times do you think I could reload before someone could stop me? Three? Four?

"Therefore, in effect you're telling me it's OK for someone to be able to kill nine or 12 people, but no more. You're not doing anything to prevent mass murders.

"All you're doing is putting a limit on the number of dead. So killing 30 people is not OK, but killing 12 is? Would you like to choose the 12 people?"

He didn't answer.

Gun control. Ammo control. Knife control. Bomb control. Rock control.

They won't stop people killing each other in ones, twos or dozens. They won't stop the gang murders in the big cities.

Murder rates in 20 cities like Chicago and Baltimore and L.A., where young black males in gangs murder each other every weekend, have spiked recently.

But gang control, not gun control, is what's needed in those dangerous urban places, which account for about half of the country's annual homicide total.

Despite all the media and political attention given to the killing of six cops in Dallas and the killings of black men by cops in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, Americans are not murdering each other today as much as they used to.

The rate of homicides per 100,000 Americans fell almost by half between 1993 and 2013, from 7.0 to 3.6. Meanwhile, during that same period the number of guns owned per capita went from .95 to 1.45.

No one really knows for sure, but America has an estimated 350 million guns within its borders.

About 12,000 of those weapons on average are now used in homicides each year ---- down from 18,000 in 1993.

According to my calculator, that means about .99996571 percent of the guns in America's collection will not murder a single person this year.

Twelve thousand dead is still too many. But controlling guns won't bring down that toll. Controlling the humans who pull their triggers will.
Copyright ©2014 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.
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Quietwater Beach Ferry Workshop Scheduled for July 28
Escambia County will host a public workshop Thursday, July 28 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. to provide information and gather input for the planned improvements scheduled for the Quietwater Beach Pier, which is one of the three ferry landing sites for the Pensacola Bay Ferry Passenger Service expected to begin March 2017. The workshop will take place at the Santa Rosa Island Authority Office board meeting room, located at 1 Via De Luna Drive on Pensacola Beach. County staff will be available to answer questions from citizens, and project consultant Hatch Mott MacDonald will provide phase I concept displays, information and public comment forms. District 4 Commissioner and Chairman Grover Robinson will also attend the workshop to speak about the project.
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Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center Will Releases Three Rehabilitated Sea Turtles



The press is invited to attend.  


Release Time: Thursday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. CST 

Where: Henderson Beach State Park.

We request the release of this story after July 21, 2016. 


Facts and timeline:
 

Sandy
Arrived 5/18/2016 Weight estimated at ~43.2kg
Female Loggerhead
Released: 7/21/16
-Initially found in surf out front of Surf Dweller on Okaloosa Island by a kayaker
-Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge was called and they dropped her off here for rehab
-Buoyant at surface upon arrival and covered in small barnacles
-Started diving a few weeks ago

Green Bean
Arrived 6/24/2016 Weight was 6.9kg
Juvenile Green Sea Turtle
Released: 7/21/16
-Found by Destin Snorkel at the East Jetty of Destin Harbor
-Initially had fishing line embedded in front right flipper. Fishing hook in mouth and fishing line loosely wrapped around neck.


Brocc
Arrived 6/29/2016 Weight 8.3kg
Juvenile Green Sea Turtle
Released: 7/21/16
-Caught at Navarre Beach Fishing Pier
-Hook in front left flipper and corner of left cheek

"It has been a busy summer of sea turtle releases as we continue to work to preserve these endangered species of animals" said Allen McDowell, Gulfarium Curator of Fish and Invertebrates. 


The Gulfarium CARE (Conserve, Act, Rehabilitate, Educate) Program is open to all species of sea turtles, each of which are classified as either threatened or endangered. Upon arriving at the Gulfarium turtles are evaluated by animal care and veterinary staff, and work begins for rehabilitation, recovery, or release. 

The Gulfarium CARE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is proud to act as a beacon for coastal conservation through marine animal rescue and rehabilitation. Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to Gulfarium CARE Foundation at 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 or dropped off at the Gulfarium gift shop any day of the week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Three sea turtles, Sandy, Green Bean, and Brocc have been rehabilitated and will be released to the Gulf of Mexico on 7/21/16 by the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center.