The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 1, 2010

12-Year-Old Fatally Shot; the Shooting Took Place at a Home in Brunswick, Authorities Say
Byline: TERRY DICKSON BRUNSWICK - City police are continuing an investigation into the Sunday shooting death of a 12-year-old elementary school student in a Brunswick home. Brunswick police Capt. David Seawell confirmed a 12-year-old boy was...
2 Cyclists Stabbed in Parking Lot; A Driver Confronted a Group after One Yelled at Him
Byline: MATT GALNOR An annual Memorial Day bicycle ride landed three men in the hospital - two cyclists who were stabbed and the suspect who'll be charged in the attack. One of the cyclists was in critical condition Monday at Shands Jacksonville,...
7 Months, but No New Bus Shelters; Council Changed the Law to Give JTA Funding
Byline: LARRY HANNAN It's been seven months since the Jacksonville City Council agreed to revise the city's sign law so the Jacksonville Transportation Authority could build bus shelters with advertisements on them. Now, council members are wondering...
A.M. Stir
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY BACK TALK Want to stir it up with A.M. Stir? Find something new everyone should know about? E-mail your comments, beefs and ideas to backtalk@jacksonville.com. REMEMBERING D-DAY ENTERTAINING WAY TO REMEMBER INVASION...
Dancing in the Street; A Quiznos Sign Holder Entertains Motorists with His Multitude of Moves
Byline: HEATHER FUREY When David Nguyen was growing up, his parents wanted him to be a doctor. Instead, he's trying to heal people with a different medicine. "Laughter is the best medicine," Nguyen said. "I love to laugh and try to relate humor...
Duval County Schools Start Tracking Bullying Complaints; EXPANDING THE DISTRICT'S ROLE Starting Next Year, That Tracking Will Include Incidents When Someone Hasn't Been Disciplined
Byline: KATE HOWARD Vianett Brooks says she was taunted and bullied by classmates who quickly decided they didn't like the new girl. The 11-year-old moved from Colorado to J.E.B. Stuart Middle School in Jacksonville in the middle of this school...
FIVE CHEERS; A Salute to Tip
In Jacksonville's civic and business activities, one name consistently comes up: Henry "Tip" Graham. He even earned himself a proclamation from the mayor last week for his many contributions to Jacksonville's quality of life. The proclamation...
Former AD at JU Dies While on Visit; Judson Harris, 79, Was Recently Inducted into School's Hall of Fame
Judson Harris, the second director of athletics in the history of Jacksonville University, died on Saturday. He was 79. Harris died of natural causes while visiting in his hometown of Radford, Va. Harris was the Dolphins' athletic director from...
FSCJ's Alternative to Traditional Textbook Is Catching on; Other Colleges Have Picked Up Local School's Instructional Materials
Byline: MATT COLEMAN The textbook is the bane of the college student's existence. They're priced into the stratosphere. They're constantly being updated or revised. Some are heavy enough to be mistaken for free weights. Those drawbacks got...
Glynn Gives Somber Salute for Sacrifices of the Fallen; Veteran Awarded for Service in Battles at Iwo Jima, Thanks God for Sparing Life
Byline: TERRY DICKSON BRUNSWICK - Rain was falling when the Memorial Day observance began at Glynn County historic courthouse. But nobody left because there were many in the audience of more than 200 that had seen far worse. There were former...
Home Sweet Home for UF; Gators Have Had Success at Home in NCAA; FSU Won't Have That Luxury
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO GAINESVILLE - Florida baseball coach Kevin O'Sullivan needs only to give his players a history lesson to prove the importance of having home-field advantage in the postseason. The program has made five College World Series...
'Idol' Appearance Led to Torment; Teen Says She Became the Target of Harassment by Her Classmates
Byline: TOPHER SANDERS Appearing on "American Idol" last year was the highlight of her life. She got the opportunity to sing on TV's biggest show. But Kaneswa Finnie's brush with fame didn't go well. The nation watched as Simon Cowell panned...
It Was Busch's Night at 600; Everything Fell into Place for His Second Win in Two Weeks
Byline: DON COBLE CONCORD, N.C. - Every time Kurt Busch needed a favor during Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, he got it. When paper clogged his radiator, he got a caution before it overheated his engine. When he needed a late caution to erase a 200-yard...
Paying Now to Save Later, City Tries New Wellness Program; This Time, It's Only for Employees Who Show They Have a Health Issue
Byline: MATT GALNOR Jacksonville is taking another run at paying for city employees to get in shape with personal trainers, saying it's willing to pay a little more now to save millions in insurance costs later. This time, employees from all...
Pruning Blueberries Stimulates Growth
Byline: PAULA LAMB Someone told me I need to prune back my blueberry bushes after the fruit has been harvested. How do I do this? North Florida blueberry gardeners are probably seeing a bit of a late harvest this year - yet another result of...
Remarkable Seniors: JAMIE GROFF Fletcher High School; Hearing Loss, Sight Failing, He Still Plays Football
Byline: KATE HOWARD Jamie Groff had to learn at a young age that he wasn't going to be like everyone else. It started when he was in the fifth grade and he was getting school assignments wrong because he didn't hear the instructions. Groff started...
Saying Thank You, and Goodbye to Loved Ones; One Family Mourns in Private after the Formal Memorial Day Service
Byline: MATT GALNOR The Sheldons drove in while everyone else was driving out. Got a prime parking spot, too. They came to visit their dad and their husband, a 28-year Navy veteran who died in August. "That's my papa," Pepper Sheldon said...
SUMMER of 10; Jacksonville Suns the Team's Most Dominant Players Ranking the 10 Brightest Suns in Southern League Era
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT More than 1,000 baseball players passed through Jacksonville in the last 40 years since the city began play in the Southern League, a Double-A level of minor league baseball. Some were here a week or less, others spent parts...
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ANOTHER BAD IDEA, FLORIDA MARLINS Probably 200,000 people say they were there when Lindsay Scott ran down the sideline in the Florida-Georgia in 1980 in a stadium that seated less than 80,000. In Cleveland, roughly 100,000 people say they attended...
T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Outgoing Leaders Leave Mess Behind
Does it seem that the outgoing city leaders are now in the act of getting even with city workers? They are totally disregarding the needs of the city and want to bid important city services out to the lowest bidder because the city is "broke." The...
United by Generations of Service; A Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Remembers the Great Price Paid
Byline: DANA TREEN Surrounded by walls crammed with the memorabilia of military pride and historic moments, Armand Serio placed his hand lightly over his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance that followed a moment of silence in a Jacksonville Veterans...