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Beach Poker Players Know When To Hold 'Em, When To Fold 'Em
The three time Player of the
Month Phil Tracy has beenup to his
winning ways again at the Texas
Hold 'Em 4444 Fun tables on
Pensacola Beach. Tracy outlasted a
trio of poker playing divas at the
Sandshaker on July 7 when he took
home a win over Kim Duell, Chelsea
Rogers and Billie Urquhart.
The following Monday night
belonged to Justin Scher who played
to first place over Indiana native
Sean Gough after a 40 minute final
showdown July 13. Justin came
close to winning on July 20 but
settled for second place behind Glen
Poker players gather at Paddy
O'Leary's in downtown Pensacola
Beach for action four nights per
week. Ted Gordon had all the chips
on July 2 to make a trip to the
winner's circle. Kristin Larmier was
the runner up in a 16 player match-
Ricky Dempsey was the winner
over Tootie Humphrey on July 5.
Dempsey was the second place
player behind Phil Tracy on July 12.
The fellow who keeps vehicles
flowing onto the island, Richard
Butler, found himself with all the
chips on July 14. Sean Gough was
Lucky Irish lass Christy
Sullivan played a great game of
poker on July 15 but could not over-
take Scott Tomey from Pace who
powered his way to the final table.
And, Phil Tracy claimed his
third win of the month on July 16
knocking off Ted Gorder in the final.
Todd Lentini says all is fair in
love and cards, so he maneuvered
himself into first place on July 19
over his girlfriend Kristin Larmier.
Lentini scored a win on July 21 over
Ryan Schnippert who was celebrat-
ing his birthday.
Phil Tracy's full boat sailed into
the winner's circle past Kim Duell's
straight on July 22.
From The Chip Stack
Doc Burleson is a guitarist in
the hot new beach poker jam band
aptly named Full Boat.
Phil Tracy was awarded a
United States Marine Corps pelican
for his three-peat. The pelican, a rep-
lica of the large one on Palafox
Street, was donated by Island Times.
Questions? Poker hotline 850-
Les "The Slugger"
Solymossy gets a hit during the
Pensacola Beach Community
Church Co-Ed softball game July
14 at Shoreline Park. The Beach
Church team beat the GulfBreeze
Presbyterians. The season ended
on July 23.
SMostly Nuts &Bolts
, T -"y
What if you were offered a
one way ticket to Mars? Would
you go? Buzz Aldrin suggests this
as part of his plan for space travel.
He should know because he was
one of the American astronauts to
walk on the moon. Instead of com-
peting with another country like
China to go back to the moon, Al-
drin thinks we should colonize
Mars. I second that opinion. How
would you feel if you found out
that some ancient race lived on
Mars three hundred million years
ago or a billion years ago?
How would you like to land
on an asteroid or one of Mars'
moons like Phobos? It sheds a
whole different light on a midpoint
in travel like the Atlanta Interna-
tional Airport. And what would
your spaceship need for travel? It
would require radiation shields,
artificial gravity, food production
and recycling facilities and a
power plant which could be sent
first or travel attached to the ship.
It could also contain a capsule for
those coming back to Earth.
Did you know that NASA
designed a space station habita-
tion module and then canceled
the design? It could be resur-
rected, built and launched in a
few years. It could be attached
to the space station as a dry run
to see how it fared in space with
newer improved models follow-
ing suit preparing for space
travel. This would also help cre-
ate technical and non-technical
This is something that I
think humanity needs to seri-
ously consider. Do we want to
fight until we have destroyed
everything that is beautiful
about us as a species? Or
wouldn't it be better to take our
intellectual gifts and explore the
Universe? I think that heading to
Mars is the better plan and
when I saw our astronauts first
walk on the Moon, I thought by
now (40 years later) I would be
sending post cards from Mars!
The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses
for their support of the 2009 Pensacola Beach Air Show!
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Special thanks to the
Santa Rosa Island
Authority, US Navy,
our members and all
our hard working
for keeping the
flying high above
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ahd call me in the morning...
The doctor is in and she's hip, too!
By Tracey Pinkston, J.D., M.D.
The Beach is so beautiful! One
look at the traffic coming onto the
Beach each weekend tells me I am
far from alone in loving these hot
gorgeous days. The air seems so
clean, the water so sparkly, and the
sky so blue that it belies the reports
of our measured air and water qual-
ity. Escambia County ranks as one
of the worst counties in the United
States for both air and water quality
according to www.scorecard.org.
Just go to the site, type in your zip
code, and voila, all the bad news
quantified and then stacked up
against other counties nationwide.
Even if we count the Beach as more
like Santa Rosa County, since we are
separated from the rest of "America"
by waterways and a couple of
bridges, we would still rate poor, but
not the worst, for air and water qual-
ity. Not good, but still, oh, so beau-
tiful. Lately, I have been getting a
lot of questions from parents about
how to live in paradise and still pro-
tect their children from harmful un-
seen chemicals lurking beneath the
Here are some starting places.
First, filteryour water. I think I may
have said this in other articles-
maybe all of them! A good carbon
filter on your tap is a fabulous start
to keeping harmful chemicals out of
your kids. This includes chlorine,
lead, other heavy metals, coliforms
(icky bacteria), and other toxins are
well filtered by a good tap or pitcher
type filter. Remember to use the fil-
tered water for cooking, brushing
teeth, and making coffee, too. This
may sound like a third world-type
precaution, but check out the
scorecard site and you decide!
Second, filter your shower or
bath. Our skin as the largest organ
in our bodies is amazingly good at
absorbing things. Have you noticed
all the new advertisements for medi-
cations you can rub on the outside
of your body to treat ailments on the
inside? And like pharmaceutical
chemicals, the skin also absorbs
many other chemicals, such as chlo-
rine, lead, and other toxins. So, put
a filter on your tub or shower to pro-
tect your kids from extra chemical
absorption through the skin.
In the next article I will discuss
vitamins and reducing toxins inyour
child's life. It sounds like alphabet
soup but vitamins C, D and DHA are
on my good list.
It is a shame that our earth has
become so contaminated, but we
can still enjoy the beautiful para-
dise in which we live as long as
we take some precautions to mini-
mize our exposure and that of our
children to the toxic hazards in our
Keep Reading -Please always
consult your doctor before starting
or stopping any medication or nu-
(These statements have not been reviewed
by the Food and Drug Administration. This ar-
ticle is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent,
or cure any disease. This article is intended for
general informational purposes only. It is not
intended as specific medical advice for any indi-
vidual. Please seek the advice of a physician or
other licensed health care provider before under-
taking any health-related changes in your medi-
cations or lifestyle.)
Simple Tips Keep Cars Safe From Theft
Keep your wheels safe from
summertime thieves by following
these Car Protection Tips:
Lock your car 50% of sto-
len cars are unlocked.
Take your keys with you and
never hide a second set of keys in Don't keep purses, check-
the car. books, briefcases, laptops, or GPS
m Park in well-lighted areas. If units, in plain view. Lock them in
you have a garage, use it. your trunk.
Never leave the car running If you have an emergency, dial
and unattended. 9-1-1.
Stressed? On Overwhelm? Economic PTSD?
Feeling centered and balanced is not a luxury..
it is a necessity to cope these days.
Acupuncture, Hypnosis and Chinese Herbs
can help... alot!
Get Well Feel Good Look Great
Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches
Dr. Tracey Pinkston
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* Medicare & Tricare
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July 28, 2009
readin' the water i
by Saltwater Rick
is fine and the fishing is fantastic.
The Specks are ripping it up in the
morning in the grass beds all around
our Island. The bait fish are school-
ing and making the predators crazy
as they follow and shred up the wa-
ters when they feed. When it's calm
it's a real trip just to watch. With a
light rig in your hands the night's
dinner is waiting for your jig.
There is nothing like a topwater
jig in the sunrise light and when a
big Speck or Redfish comes up and
takes it; it will send a shock up your
spine and put a grin on your face.
Only a cat with a mouse can under-
stand what you are feeling. You'll be
glad you took the time to get wet.
Flounder are also making them-
selves available, so bounce a grub
along the bottom andbe patient. Let
them take it, you'll know when that
pole goes over, that dinner is on its
The Big boat are always com-
ing in with loads of Snapper and
Grouper andjust about anything else
Pensacola Beach, Ft
Authentic Irish Pub
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Texas Hold 'Em
Tues, Wed,Thurs, Sun
Happy Hour 12 to 7 PM
49 Via de Luna
you can name. Book yourself and
your friends a trip. It's worth every
penny just being out on the Gulf.
King Macs are all over so put your
fightin' gloves on.
Fishing just got more expen-
sive. Beginning onAugust 1, Florida
residents will be required to pur-
chase a fishing license to fish from
the beach, the bridge, and local
docks. The license is $9. You don't
need the license if you fish from an
already commercially licensed ves-
sel or pier or if you currently hold a
saltwater fishing license.
If you are using a pole with no
reel, such as a cane pole, you are also
There are no outlets who offer
the permits on the Beach. Gulf
Breeze Bait and Tackle has fishing
licenses for sale. For more informa-
tion, call 888-347-4356 or visit
Do yourself a favor, go Fishin'.
Tommy Harmon, 11, of Pensacola,
won the first prize trophy at the
Fourth of July Tiki Slide competi-
tion on Pensacola Beach. His
superman style put him ahead of
a dozen competitors of all ages.
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Fri. 7/31 & Sat. 8/1 9pm-lam
Sat. 8/1 4pm-8pm
Kyle Parker Ba 7 en each
Sun. 8/2 -pm Pensacola Beach
S(Across from the Boardwalk)
Dolphins in the wild
Enjoy a relaxing cruise
& see Dolphins
in their natural habitat.
Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
Winners in the Fourth of July Tiki Slide contest on Pensacola Beach
are (front row, Lto R): Tommy Harmon, Chelby Bowen, Coach Harmon,
Josh Parrish Priest, Peter Harmon, and Cailyn Cook. Back row (L to
R): Terri McKamey, Tiki Island General Manager; Sean Harmon, Tiki
Staffer Rebecca Carpenter, Colby Bowen, Richard Jackson, and Megan
9 crab races
The World Infamous Seadog
(Deep Sea Crab Diver, 5 Time Indy Crab
Champion Master of Ceremonies)
brings racing action to
the crab track!
atch as your highly
cross trained crab
darts for the finish line!
Join Seadog along
with all the aon. Every winner receives
th all the action. a picture & Official Indy
ooseb Crab Race T-Shirt
Cad race or the Crab races immediately
d Vine! ` Ifollowing the
friis e\ sunset cannon
All proceeds go to raising free range
crabs and the official Seadog Crab
It's the stupidest thing
you've ever seen!
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OPEN 10AM-3AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
July 28, 2009
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Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming
Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
beer batter fried, or steamed in beer
SYSEEST R BEACH BAR!
We sell so many, you know they're fresh! 'Neath the moon & stars on our beach
"Floundering at its best"
'Best seafood on
Fromers Guide to Florida
FRED FLOUNDER, Founder
At the traffic light on beautiful Pensacola Bead
"Best seafood on
"Great Vibes...and happy
Florida Trend Magazine
h 932-2003 Since 1971
CRAB & SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
Fried Shrimp Great Steaks Upstairs Beach View Dining
Living Reef Aquarium Bar Outdoor Gulfside Deck
Best Sunday Brunch!
Crab Cakes Benedict,
Crab Omelets, Bottomless
Champagne & Bloody Marys,
Live Steel Band
Open 7 days a week
we go'g e
Larist Selecti I Crab on the Beach
Alaskan Snow Dungeness
She Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Cakes
Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach
July 28, 2009