Jacksonville Journal

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MUSEUM PARTY

The Museum of Science and History will be holding "The One &

Only Genuine Original MOSH Party," a fundraiser for its new

history exhibit, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The museum will

be closed to the general public for the day.

The party will feature Nickelodeon's Game Lab, a Navy

oceanographic ship and a giant T-Rex. Tickets are required and

run from $175 for a family of five to $1,000. For ticket

information, call (904) 396-7062, extension 240.

JEA JOINS ALLIANCE

With approvals in Georgia and South Carolina this week, the

Jacksonville Electric Authority became a member of a three-state

utility alliance that will sell surplus electricity to other

utilities and buy extra supplies when needed.

"The alliance helps JEA maintain its current low rates both now

and in the future," JEA spokesman Clyde Montgomery said.

The two other members are the Municipal Electric Authority of

Georgia, based in Atlanta, and South Carolina Public Service

Authority, in Moncks Corner, which approved the deal this week.

The JEA approved it April 15.

The combined generating capacity the alliance can make

available is 8,000 megawatts -- or enough to supply three

Jacksonvilles.

-- Simon Barker-Benfield

BROWN EFFORT

She tried first with a visit to Ecuador, and now U.S. Rep.

Corrine Brown of Jacksonville is working in Washington to speed

action on a money laundering case against Jacksonville Beach

resident Jim Williams.

Williams has been in an Ecuadoran prison the past eight months

without a trial on charges he laundered drug money. Brown,

Williams' wife Robin and his brother Charlie went to Guayaquil

last month in an attempt to speed up the case against Williams. …