The Florida Times Union

Articles from December 23, 2010

Addazio Leaving UF for Temple; Gators' Offensive Coordinator Expected to Remain with Team for Outback Bowl
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO Florida offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Steve Addazio is headed to Temple to become the Owls' head coach, according to a source close to the situation. The move is expected to be announced today. But...
Another 17 Caught in Glynn Drug Raids; Brunswick Man Dies after Police Stunned Him with a Taser
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - Glynn County narcotics officers arrested 17 people in the second roundup in a week stemming from an undercover investigation. The Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team aided by county and Brunswick police...
As Ball Slips Away, So Do Jags' Chances; Team's Negative Turnover Differential among the Worst in NFL
Byline: VITO STELLINO One of the things coach Jack Del Rio stressed going into the Indianapolis game last week was winning the turnover battle. Instead, the Jaguars lost that 2-0, the game and control of their playoff destiny. That left them...
Biz Owner: CPA Owes Me $1.8M; School District Auditor Was Ruled to Have Diverted Corporate Funds
Byline: MATT DIXON A state accountant who now audits Northeast Florida school districts admitted to using funds from a company she co-owned for personal items, and a forensic audit later found that she had diverted $1.2 million without her business...
Bolles Golfers Refine Their Game through Focus, Drive; Crouch and Jung Lead Their Teams to Top Finishes at the State Tournament
Byline: GARRY SMITS One Bolles golfer is from South Korea and came to the First Coast via Nova Scotia. The other Bolles golfer is a Jacksonville native. That's the main difference between Irene Jung and A.J. Crouch. What they have in common,...
Dead Woman in Car Was Strangled; She Also Was Stabbed after a Fight with Her Lover Who Was Arrested
Jacksonville police say an abusive lover stabbed a woman, then strangled her while she tried to drive through the Northside looking for a hospital. Kevin Christopher Jones, 25, was charged with murder and booked in the Duval County jail after turning...
'Don't Ask' Repeal Doesn't End Debate; Critics Say They Fear Open Homosexuality; Military Rules Say Otherwise
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY Jarod McIntosh wants to join the Navy. Again. Thanks to "don't ask, don't tell," he was kicked out in September after intimate images of his boyfriend were found on a cell phone he carried aboard a sub at Kings Bay Submarine...
Gang Membership Up in North Florida; but Prosecutor Says Increase Is More about a Legal Definition
Byline: DAVID HUNT Northeast Florida criminal investigators have documented a nearly 40 percent jump in gang membership, according to a statewide report released Wednesday. About 2,000 people make up the 127 gangs tallied in the Northeast Florida...
Gators Win, Still Have Issues; Out-of-Rhythm UF Hasn't Scored 70 Points in a Game in a Month
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO GAINESVILLE - Florida beat Radford on Wednesday night to bounce back from Monday's disappointing loss to Jacksonville, but the Gators don't feel a whole lot better about themselves. The 66-55 victory in front of 7,825...
Georgia Briefs
GLYNN POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION BRUNSWICK - Glynn County police continue investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon. The preliminary investigation showed James C. Dickerson, 37,...
Hancock Bank Moving into Texas; Merger with New Orleans Bank Boosts Its Assets to $20 Billion
Byline: MARK BASCH A year after expanding eastward into Jacksonville with the purchase of Peoples First Community Bank, Gulfport, Miss.-based Hancock Holding Co. announced a deal to expand more to the west. The parent company of Hancock Bank...
Jacksonville Journal
MAN CELEBRATES 67TH BY WINNING FANTASY 5 A Jacksonville man has won a six-figure prize from the Florida Lottery. Lottery officials announced Wednesday that Jerry Stamps, 67, had claimed Tuesday's Fantasy 5 top prize worth close to $215,000. Stamps...
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; Jones-Drew Sits out Again
Byline: TANIA GANGULI Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) missed practice again on Wednesday. The Jaguars running back missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices last week before returning on a limited basis on Friday. "It didn't look too good last week,...
Longleaf Pine Preservation Sought; Federal Money Available to Landowners for Disappearing Trees
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - Private landowners in Southeast Georgia are eligible for a share of $5 million in federal funds allocated to the state for preservation and restoration of longleaf pine forests, which once spanned thousands...
More People Expected to Travel over Holidays; HOW FAR? the Average Trip Is Estimated at 1,052 Miles. HOW MUCH? Gas Prices in Florida Will Be about $3 a Gallon
Byline: LARRY HANNAN Christmas is a time to celebrate peace on Earth, goodwill toward men, and, apparently, get as far away from home as possible. Millions of Floridians will get into the Christmas spirit this year by driving or flying. The Times-Union...
New Moms Receive 'Bundles of Love'; the March of Dimes Helps Families with Necessities for Wee Ones
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Mason Tedford was only 11 days old when he and his mother got their first Christmas gift Wednesday morning, and they weren't alone. By the time the March of Dimes finished its rounds this week at neonatal intensive care units...
SCOREBOARD; High Schools
BOYS BASKETBALL ARLINGTON COUNTRY DAY 73, OUR SAVIOR (NY) 47 ARLINGTON COUNTRY DAY (73): Joseph 13, Goodman 16, Baker 18, Javes 9, Summey 4, Morris 9, Browne 4. OUR SAVIOR (47): Obelk 6, Martiev 15, Balamou 15, Walker 8, Thomas, Soumaoro 2....
STATE BUDGET; Tapping the Customers
Gov.-elect Rick Scott has a tough job. With tax collections still shrinking in this bad economy and Medicaid expenses expected to increase by $2.3 billion, Florida faces a projected budget shortfall of moree than $3 billion. And, with the unemployment...
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TEBOW AN FCA TOP STORY The Fellowship of Christian Athletes released its top 10 Christian sports stories of 2010 and - shocking - Tim Tebow is on the list. Tebow being drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos and his jersey becoming the...
T-You; RANTS & RAVES Naval Pilots' 'Training' Just an Obnoxious Joke
Whenever air traffic at Jacksonville NAS gets obnoxious, some equally obnoxious Bozo jumps forward to proclaim that such traffic is "the sound of freedom." It is not the sound of freedom, it is the sound of incompetent pilots unable to consummate...
Wine Tastings
Tasting events in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for the next week. Prices vary. TODAY Anjo Liquors: 9928-1 Old Baymeadows Road, 5-8 p.m. (904) 646-2656. Royal Manor Vineyard and Winery: 223 Royal Ave., Interlachen, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m....
Wiretap Slipup Caught; FBI Agent Seems to Have Inadvertently Tipped off JaxPort Figure Nelson
Byline: PAUL PINKHAM About a month into the FBI's 60-day wiretap of former Jacksonville Port Authority Chairman Tony Nelson's phone, an agent appeared to inadvertently tip Nelson to the secret surveillance, according to a partial transcript released...