The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 3, 2012

Biographer Inspired by Jobs; Isaacson Says Genius Is Intelligence Plus Imagination, Creativity
Byline: Charles Broward Walter Isaacson says intelligence is everywhere. But it's combining that with imagination and creativity, he said, that equates to the genius he has written about in his biographies on history's great thinkers, most recently...
Briefs
$100M IN LOSSES CLAIMED BY NHL The financial losses are starting to pile up as a result of the NHL lockout. And on Tuesday, the league made that public. In speaking to reporters after talks finished up for the day between the NHL and the NHLPA,...
Bring Back the Plan for Smart Growth
Once upon a time, the leaders of Jacksonville thought they had the perfect way to pay for the road impacts of new growth. It was called "fair share." But it was just a fairy tale. The program wasn't fair and it wasn't shared. It required developers...
City Wants Pension Money Returned; Jacksonville General Counsel Concluded the Fund Wasn't Legal
Byline: Timothy J. Gibbons Jacksonville is trying to shut down the pension plan in which Police and Fire Pension Fund Executive Director John Keane has been enrolled for more than a decade, although the fund's attorney argues the plan is legal....
College-Prep Gains a Bright Spot amid Duval's Challenges; Pratt-Dannals Also Lauds Progress in Reading at State of the Schools Talk
Byline: Khristopher J. Brooks For Ed Pratt-Dannals, some of the most notable progress in Duval County Public Schools centers on reading proficiency, the "dramatic expansion of career academies" and getting students ready for college. During his...
Did Suspect Break Own Survival Rule? Always Stick Together Was His Advice, Court Hears at Gale Trial
Byline: Terry Dickson DARIEN | Brian Gale, on trial for leaving his 15-year-old stepson in a cold swamp where he died, always stressed never splitting up when in trouble and always took a flashlight, the boy's older brother testified Tuesday. ...
Driskel Faces Huge Test against Tigers; LSU's Loaded Defensive Line Ranks as among College Football's Best
Byline: Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE | Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has responded well in every game this season for the Gators. But he's yet to face a test as tough as the one awaiting him. The sophomore will make his fourth career start...
High School Football Statistics
TEAM OFFENSE School**********GA***Rush***Pass***Avg. Christ's Church***6***1,354***880***446.8 Yulee*********8***1,858***283***428.2 Raines*********6***1,144***599***427.5 Ridgeview******3***1,541***534***415 Sandalwood******5***955***1110***413...
Injured Vets Will Compete; Simpson Cup Will Pit the U.S. versus U.K. in December Golf Tournament
Byline: Garry Smits Gregg Stevenson gave a possible preview of coming attractions Tuesday at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course when he birdied Nos. 10, 13 and 15 at the home of The Players. Stevenson is a former Royal Engineer Commando...
Jaguars Notebook; MJD Should Be Front and Center
Byline: Vito Stellino Don't be surprised if running back Maurice Jones-Drew has a bigger role against the Chicago Bears than he did against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. The Jaguars were so intent on trying to exploit a Cincinnati defense...
Jaguars Taking Stock after First Quarter of Season; Pass Rush, Pass Game Have Struggled; MJD, Monroe and Anger Have Shined
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran There aren't many - if any - good players available for the Jaguars to sign, and impact-making in-season trades in the NFL are rare. But coach Mike Mularkey was quick and adamant when asked what options are available to...
PolitiJax; Gaetz Has Eye on Senate District 4
Though Gov. Rick Scott carried the district by nearly 30 points and Republicans have a 14-point registration advantage, incoming Senate President Don Gaetz said he is not taking Senate District 4 for granted. During lunch with a group of reporters...
Project Pink; A Life Lesson to Be Learned She's Helped Others, Now She's Taking Care of Herself Too
Byline: Dee Quaranta October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We asked readers to recount how breast cancer has touched their lives. Here is one of those stories ... It was five years ago I wrote one of these tribute articles, but it was a tribute...
Providence's Professional Look; Helping out the High School Team's QB Is Ex-Jaguars Signal-Caller Mark Brunell
Byline: Justin Barney Jonathan Pearce used to wear the No. 8 jersey with Jaguars across the front and pretend that he was playing quarterback for the hometown team. Like probably every kid in the city in youth football, he looked up to former quarterback...
Questions on Leadership at FSCJ Still Up in the Air; Board Did Not Talk about Call from Governor for a 'Top-Down Review'
Byline: Kate Howard Perry & Adam Kealoha Causey This is what was clear after Florida State College at Jacksonville's board meeting on Tuesday: Middle managers will bare the brunt of blame for costly financial aid problems, and the faculty union...
Reasons for Optimism about Downtown
Byline: Ron Littlepage I'm more optimistic about downtown's future this week than I was last week. That renewed hope came as the City Council's Rules Committee spent Monday morning reviewing the appointees to the new Downtown Investment Authority....
Sagging Pants Show Failure to Learn Values
Byline: Melissa Ross Call it a crime of fashion. Brunswick has just banned the wearing of sagging pants. Drop trou enough to let your boxers or briefs show in the South Georgia town, and you'll be slapped with a $25 fine. Brunswick city officials,...
School Board Action
Here's some of the action taken Tuesday by the Duval County School Board: Item: Plan to improve achievement at Andrew Jackson High School What it means: A plan on how to raise the academic achievement for students at Jackson. The plan includes...
Scoreboard; High Schools
VOLLEYBALL BAKER COUNTY D. PAXON 25-22, 25-15, 25-19 Digs: Holland (BC) 13, Trizonis (P) 7. Kills: Holland (BC) 9, Trizonis (P) 9. Records: Baker County 8-4, Paxon 8-7. BARTRAM TRAIL D. CLAY 25-22, 25-20, 25-22 Digs: Burkins (B) 12,...
Senior PSC Member Won't Take Part in Lone Debate on TV; Wise's Decision Catches Flak from Opponent; 2 Seats Up for Election
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATLANTA | The longest-serving member of the Georgia Public Service Commission will not participate in the only televised debate scheduled for that utility oversight panel during the general election, the Atlanta Press Club...
Success Park Showing Its Success; the 2-Acre Setting Lies on the Edward Waters Campus
Byline: Janay Cook Jacksonville's Success Park opened Tuesday after being postponed for a month due to heavy rain and after more than a year of construction. The grand opening attracted a crowd of city children, residents and officials. The...
T-U 2
Byline: Hays Carlyon HAYS, THE MAGNIFICENTLY INACCURATE We were rolling. Then, it fell apart. A 3-0 start turned into a 3-3-1 week, leaving your humble seer 16-14-1. Despite the setback, I'm oozing confidence heading into this week. LSU (minus...
Victims' Nonprofit Closed after Robbery; Computers Were Taken from Group That Aids Families Hit by Homicide
A Northwest Jacksonville nonprofit that assists families of homicide victims has been forced to close its doors until computers can be replaced after a weekend burglary. Beverly McClain, executive director of Families of Slain Children, said she...
Women Veterans Tee off with 'Ruptured Duck' Tourney; 2-Day Event Is 'An Instant Bonding' for Attendees
Byline: William Browning A cluster of women cracked golf balls off the first hole's tee at Mayport Naval Station's Windy Harbor Golf Course about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, and one of them, an Army veteran, said, "Be all that you can be!" Another one...
Working on the First Coast; A Guide through the Obstacles Espinosa Helps Small and Minority-Owned Businesses Land Contracts
Byline: Drew Dixon Raul Espinosa knows what it's like to be on his own without any help. When he was 14, he fled communism and Fidel Castro and left his native Cuba for the United States in 1960. Leaving his parents behind, Espinosa said it was...
'Wouldn't Put a Dog in Those Apartments'; Almost Half of Shannon Ridge Complex Is Condemned
Byline: Dan Scanlan The shiny sign on one of the Shannon Ridge apartment complex's faded-yellow cinder block walls says "Move-In Special." But Jackie Jones wasn't moving in Tuesday. Trudging down Shenandoah Avenue with her clothes in bags,...