The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 21, 1999

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11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Apartment Fire
An 11-year-old boy was killed last night after a fire broke out in his family's apartment near Edward Waters College on Jacksonville's Northside. Fred Howard III and his father, Fred Howard Jr., were moving furniture into their second-floor apartment...
[2] Newsmakers
SINGER'S WIDOW SAYS `NO DEAL' Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Holly, has rejected an offer from Lubbock, Texas, officials of $50,000 and 15 percent of the profits for permission to use the singer's name and likeness in connection with a music festival....
4 Die in Kosovo Mine-Clearing Blast Clinton Asks Refugees to Forgo Revenge on Serbs
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Peacekeepers clearing land mines and booby traps from a school in Kosovo set off an explosion yesterday that killed two Nepalese soldiers and two civilians -- the first allied fatalities since the NATO-led force entered Kosovo...
[4] Newsmakers
SEE THE ROYALS UP CLOSE Prince Edward and his bride Sophie Rhys-Jones were immortalized yesterday at Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum in London, one of the city's premier tourist attractions. The wax figures of the new Earl and Countess of Wessex,...
A Cloud of Doubt Tobacco Crop Woes Hitting Farmers Hard
ALMA -- Drought, plant diseases -- and lawyers and bureaucrats -- are killing a way of life in Southeast Georgia. J. Michael Moore, a University of Georgia tobacco expert, said problems for the most dependable cash crop are coming from all directions....
A/C Maintenance Can Cut Cooling Costs
Dear Jim: We have central air-conditioning and a window unit in my workshop, too. Neither of them cool as well as when they were new. Are there any simple tune-up items that I can do myself? -- Sean L. Dear Sean: There are several simple things...
A Different Angle Eye Spy Focuses Spotlight on Area
ST. AUGUSTINE -- Dressed in blue overalls, her hair pulled back, Heather Alexander doesn't look like she's on the job. At least not when the job is a photo shoot for a department store catalog. But she is working as she checks on arrangements and...
Agassi Is Energized Again Fourth Seed in Great Mood for Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- As the practice match on Court 9 winds down, Andre Agassi provides a running commentary. Every time he smacks a winner, he cracks a one-liner. "I'm like a genius out here," Agassi says with a grin, and the handful of spectators...
Al Gore on His Own Gore, Criticizing Clinton, Seeks Moral Mandate for Presidency
On the day last September when President Clinton summoned his Cabinet to the White House to apologize for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, Vice President Al Gore sat by his side. As the meeting gained emotional force -- Clinton at times...
American Artist Ennobled Women
WASHINGTON -- Mary Cassatt -- the only American ever invited to exhibit with the French impressionists -- was a talented, highborn expatriate artist from Philadelphia who spent her life painting variations on a single theme: the daily activities of...
Amid Talk of Absentee and Deadbeat Fathers and Working Mothers, One Fact Shouldn't Be Ignored: Many Men Are Changing the Face of Parenting by Becoming More Involved Than Ever in Their Children's Lives. Generation Dad Fathers, Kids Both Benefit from Interaction
These can be busy times for fathers. Reginald Iszard fills his free time volunteering at his daughter's school, helping her with her homework, taking his son and daughter to the park. He's given up his league bowling night, but he's got big plans...
A Modern Ceremony of Royal Splendor
WINDSOR, England -- Prince Edward wed commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones in the regal grandeur of Windsor Castle's ornate chapel yesterday, determined to avoid his siblings' highly publicized stumbles and make his marriage last. Thousands lined the streets...
Ancient Church to Get Extra Exit but Safety Decision Will Alter Tradition
JERUSALEM -- More than 800 years since they were entrusted with the only key to one of Christendom's holiest sites, two Muslim families will lose their role as sole gatekeepers to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday....
Anger at Conviction Muted after 17 Years
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Wayne Williams leans across the prison table, borrows paper and pen and rapidly sketches a crude map of the James Jackson Parkway bridge over the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta. "What got me here in the first place was...
Another Learning Experience Difficult Pinehurst Course Thwarts Duval's Bid for Major
PINEHURST, N.C. -- With each close call, with each Sunday opportunity in a major championship, David Duval of Ponte Vedra Beach said he's learning, picking up experience to be applied the next time he gets the chance. It's just that following his...
Arena Plan Remains in Silence New Amphitheater out, but Area to Be Improved
To John Delaney, it remains one of the most crushing disappointments of his mayoral career. But for some St. Nicholas residents, it's a sweet victory that has them ditching plans to sell their houses and savoring peaceful nights without their walls...
As Internet Commerce Grows, Government Fishes for Taxes
WASHINGTON -- Consumers are flocking to the Internet, where shopping by computer is convenient and easy, the selection seemingly unlimited and the sales tax uncollected. New research shows online sales rising 300 percent a year and possibly topping...
Association President Focuses on `Smart Growth'
It is called "smart growth." And it's what Charles Ruma, president of the National Association of Home Builders, suggests is the solution to addressing growth concerns in cities across the country, including Jacksonville. Ruma discussed the concept...
Audio Books
New releases of audio books: Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson, read by Tony Roberts; Simon & Schuster Audio, one cassette, one hour: Almost two decades ago, Spencer Johnson co-authored The One Minute Manager, influencing a generation...
Avoid Middle Man, Get Free Information on Federal Auctions
Dear Call Box: Where can I get information on government auctions of cars, office equipment and other seized property? -- D.C. Dear D.C. Some companies sell information about government sales of homes, cars and other property. Their advertising...
Barnes Picks a Diverse Team Governor's Appointments Include Minorities Who Rose through Ranks
ATLANTA -- In some ways, Marjorie Harris Young looked like dozens of bureaucrats before her as she was sworn in at the Capitol last week to head Georgia's massive personnel agency. But the company she kept was special. The state's leading black...
BEANTOWN'S NEWEST BOMBER? Boston's Nixon Turns Some Heads at Plate
BOSTON -- They looked the same in the scorebook. Ground balls to second base, or 4-3, if you're scoring at home. But they weren't your basic weak, routine grounders. They had been hit right on the button, vicious smashes that had been flagged...
Beer Law Has Some Foaming Container Rules under Attack Again
TALLAHASSEE -- There is a state law that limits the sizes of beer bottles and cans in Florida. And it has stayed on the books for more than 30 years. Beer wholesalers want the law -- which prevents competition from some foreign beers and microbreweries...
Best Mulch Imitates Ma Nature
Q: I'm confused about mulch. I hear it encourages roaches and termites, but we should use it. What's the story? A: It is confusing because there is no unilateral answer. Mulches are of great benefit to plants. They help the roots stay cool during...
Bits and Bytes
PC USERS' GROUP TO MEET TOMORROW The PC Users' Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Jacksonville University's Gooding Auditorium, 2800 University Blvd. N. An Adobe System presentation will be provided by Koster Associates, the only Adobe...
Blowup Adds to Daly Lore Has 11 on Par-4 Hole
PINEHURST, N.C. -- John Daly added another theatrical misadventure yesterday to his long list of dubious achievements in golf. Daly absorbed an 11 on the par-4 eighth hole at the Pinehurst No. 2 course during the final round of the 99th U.S. Open,...
Blue Angels Cope with Male-Female Relationships Pilot, Officer Violated Order by Socializing
PENSACOLA -- The commander of the Blue Angels investigated and found nothing to a rumor that one of his pilots was having an affair with a female officer in the Navy's precision flying squadron. But that was not the end of the story in this time...
Book Chronicles Ordeal of Cancer Mother, Son Wrote about His Final Days
AUGUSTA -- When Elouise Golphin kneeled next to her dying son's bed -- listening to him confess youthful mischief played out years before -- she wrote what she could not speak. Timothy Yarbrough understood those silent times. "He'd take my hand...
Boredom Busters Books Inspire Crafty Readers
If you're trying to get your children to read during the summer, don't use the following lines: Reading is educational. Your vocabulary will improve. Superintendent John Fryer suggests reading 25 books a year to improve academic achievement....
Boyfriend Charged in Death 24-Year-Old Dies after Inhaling Gas
VIERA -- A man was charged with manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend, who passed out with a plastic bag over her head while sniffing laughing gas. Michael Lemay sold laughing gas as a recreational drug and provided the gas at home to 24-year-old...
Bravo Airing Eight-Hour French Version of `Count of Monte Cristo'
After 18 years, Edmond Dantes escaped from an island prison to find his beloved father dead from grief, his fiancee married to his sworn enemy, and his best friends -- now prominent men -- accomplices in his false arrest. "If you didn't see fit...
Brunell's Favorite Play Is with His Kids
Mark Brunell has a phone in his ear, a crying baby in his arms and a 4-year-old boy hanging on his leg. And the boy is holding a frog -- a real, live frog. His daughter, 7-year-old Caitlin, has a friend over at the house to go swimming. And there...
Bump in the Road Spurs See Streak End in Game 3
NEW YORK -- It took 41 days for someone to beat the San Antonio Spurs, and the NBA Finals took on a whole different look when the New York Knicks did just that. Behind 34 points from Allan Houston in one of the best games of his career, the Knicks...
Burying Time Capsules in Vogue across Nation
CATONSVILLE, Md. -- When the call went out for the stuff of life, Irene Mundy answered with a new toothbrush, eye drops and a sheet of Barney the purple dinosaur stickers. The 92-year-old former teacher had scoured her shelves for the minutiae of...
Business at UGa on Way Up
ATHENS -- The University of Georgia's graduate business program is beginning to grow -- and may soon grow a lot. George Benson, the new dean of UGa's Terry College of Business, said when he came a year ago that one of his goals was to double or...
By Law, a Spouse's Ex Can't Harass by Phone
Q: My husband's former wife, who moved to another state after their divorce, calls me constantly, cursing and berating me. I have been to local law enforcement and although my state has a law against harassing telephone calls, because this woman lives...
Carnival Cruises Soup Up Food and Beverage Menus
Carnival Cruise Lines never ceases to surprise passengers -- especially those sailing on a "fun ship" for the first time. As one of the best values at sea, Carnival actually delivers a terrific onboard experience -- perhaps nowhere more surprising...
Carpetbagger Label Might Not Hurt First Lady
WASHINGTON -- For sheer political opportunism, Hillary Rodham Clinton has nothing on James Shields. Footloose and eager to serve, Shields, the nephew of an Ohio congressman, was Oregon's territorial governor in the mid-1800s. He later became a senator...
Carrying on a Family Tradition Created by His Dad, Physician Eduardo Balbona Takes His Young Sons on Weekend Visits to the Hospital, to the Delight of Patients the Doctor Is in Master Master Joseph Balbona Shares His Healing Touch
Jean Atkins was staring at the walls of her private room at Baptist Medical Center, waiting for time to pass and heal the wound in her 90-year-old body the day after surgery to remove colon cancer cells. Then into the room bounced a blond-haired...
Case of the Missing Cobia Stumps Experts
Another spring has come and gone, and again the annual cobia migration along Atlantic beaches appears to have bypassed Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. What once was an eagerly anticipated event -- the arrival of manta rays and hitchhiking...
Celebration, Uncertainty for Refugees
Twenty-five years ago, TimesUnion staff writer Judy Wells spent a year living in Turkey. Recently she returned, touring the country. Before leaving, she switched from vacation to work and spent a day at the Turkishrun camp for Kosovar refugees near...
Cement Plan Falls Apart Permit Allowing Factory to Be Built by Ichetucknee River Rejected
Citing a paving company's record of polluting, Florida's environmental secretary yesterday refused to let the firm's executives build a cement factory near the Ichetucknee River, a clear waterway where thousands of visitors ride inner tubes downstream....
Changing E-Mail Program Requires a Bit of Digging
Q: I have been using Eudora as my mail client for the past few years, but recently I have been looking at the Netscape Messenger as an excellent e-mail facility as well. However, I am unable to find out where to tell Windows 95 that I no longer...
Charlton Open to Sharing Jail
FOLKSTON -- A proposed tri-county project could determine whether Charlton County gets a long-awaited jail and could help the county save money. The county hasn't had a place to hold its inmates since 1995, when a judge ordered a jail built in 1906...
Child Genius Is 30 Now, Still a Whiz Kid
MIAMI -- Stephen Baccus was hailed as a child genius -- a whiz kid with a sky-high IQ who graduated from college at age 14 with a computer science degree and passed the state bar exam at 17. His academic accomplishments landed him on television...
Churches Try to Balance Tradition with Non-Tradition
MARIETTA -- Bordered by a pasture and woods but not far from encroaching suburban sprawl, Mount Calvary Baptist Church is struggling with growing pains many of Georgia's small, traditional churches face in the next century. The church, formed in...
Churches Try to Stay Relevant Changes Made to Be Center of Life Again
AUGUSTA -- Jay Johnson and his family have spent much of the last 50 years at Abilene Baptist Church. Sunday morning services, weeknight youth meetings, weekend dinners and Wednesday night Bible studies were all part of the routine. Much has changed...
Classical Music Has Rich History in Jacksonville Frederick Delius Tops Century of Ties
Images of Jacksonville's early days are linked to an old stereotype of the city as a backwater cultural wasteland named Cowford. But actually, classical music had a strong presence as early as the mid-to-late 1800s. A Florida Daily Times writer...
Clifton Fadiman Dies, Known as Writer, Editor
SANIBEL ISLAND -- Clifton Fadiman, a writer, book editor, radio and television entertainer who was host of the popular radio show Information Please in the 1930s, died yesterday. He was 95. Fadiman, who died at his son's home, was diagnosed with...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I told him I don't care what you are feeling, whether you are angry or discouraged, write it down." -- Elouise Golphin, who asked her son to chronicle his nine-month course of chemotherapy. Story on this page. JAZZ ON THE ISLAND...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "The single most important thing we can do to address that is improve teacher quality." -- Jan Kettlewell, who serves as assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs with the Board of Regents, says students still are not performing...
Cobia Getting Mixed Reviews
Here's a look at how the spring cobia run played out in other areas. PORT CANAVERAL -- "It was marginal, better than last year and the year before, but not what we're accustomed to," said guide Jim Ross, who works out of Port Canaveral's Saltwater...
Companions for Summer
As we all know, there are two types of reading: the type you have to do and the type you want to do. For me, summer is the time for pleasure reading. Throughout the school year, I collect a small stack of good books to read during the summer. I...
CONGRESS History Is Upheld
The U.S. House vote on posting the Ten Commandments may have offended those who were determined to be offended. But it was the correct decision, nonetheless. Overwhelmingly, the House approved legislation to permit displaying the commandments in...
Congressional Sites Offer Contacts, Tips for Writing Leaders
If you need to contact your congressional leaders in Washington, there are several sources for their addresses and phone numbers. The Congressional Directory is a reference book available at the library. On the Internet, there are Web sites for...
CONGRESS King Bill III
History turns on small things. If King George III had been Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II probably would be leader of the free world instead of Clinton. Had there been gun control in the American colonies, there would have been no Lexington and...
Contemporary Kitchen Has a Familiar Charm
Q: Country kitchens may be all the rage, but my husband and I really like the looks of contemporary, as long as it's comfortable to work and entertain in. We're dreaming of redoing our kitchen and would like to know what's new and interesting --...
Controversy Clouds Cup Sabres Claim Stars' First Title Is Tainted
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The NHL got what it wanted most: a competitive, entertaining and dramatic Stanley Cup final. It also got what it needed least: a possibly tainted title. Brett Hull's rebound goal at 14:51 of the third overtime gave the Dallas Stars...
Council to Consider Exception for Worker
An attempt to bend City Hall rules to guarantee a City Council aide some job security is one of many matters members of the outgoing council will take up at its last meeting tonight. In addition to measures varying from emergency park spending to...
Court to Review Cable Anti-Smut Law White House Seeks Revival of Measure
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether a federal anti-smut law went too far in trying to keep families who do not subscribe to cable TV channels like Playboy Television from getting glimpses and earfuls of the raunchy stuff....
Cyclists Go the Distance Women Bike Coast to Coast for Cause
With hoots, yips, a champagne dousing and a rendition of America the Beautiful finished, Shawn Frizzell and 33 other women ended a coast-to-coast ride yesterday-every 12 minutes and afflicts more than 178,000 women each year in the United States, according...
Cyclones Hold off Battery
Alejandro Gonzalez is familiar with scoring off kicks. This season, the Jacksonville Cyclones midfielder has scored four goals in that manner. He added a little twist last night. Gonzalez scored in the final minute of the match off a deflection...
Decision on Aetna's Request Not Expected Today
The Florida Department of Insurance is not likely to decide today on Aetna U.S. Healthcare's request to acquire Florida's Prudential HealthCare members. Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson was supposed to reach a decision today, but spokesman Dan...
Degas in New Orleans Summer-Long Exhibit Shows Impression City Made on French Artist
Impressionist painter Edgar Degas arrived in New Orleans in October 1872. The Parisian spent only five months in the city, but his ties to the exotic locale marked both his life and his art. This summer, New Orleans -- a city that loves to claim...
Disappointed 'Noles Plan on CWS Return
OMAHA, Neb. -- Kevin Cash sat quietly in the Rosenblatt Stadium dugout, after he was retired on strikes by Miami's Michael Neu for the final out in Saturday's College World Series championship game. Instead of burying his head in disappointment,...
Don't Celebrate Death of Pipeline Plan Just Yet
Spinning around the news dial . . . click. A word of caution for lovers of the St. Johns River: It's premature to celebrate the demise of Georgia-Pacific's plan to build a pipeline into the middle of the river to dump polluted effluent from its...
Downtown Site for IRS Center May Be Chosen by August
A long-awaited downtown Internal Revenue Service customer-service center site could be chosen by late August. We're told that developers presented up to five downtown sites to the General Services Administration in Atlanta last week. While GSA spokesman...
Eckerd Pharmacists Cite Workload in Suit
LARGO -- Hundreds of Eckerd pharmacists who say that increased workload can lead to exhaustion and error have joined a class-action lawsuit against the drugstore chain, contending they were illegally denied overtime for extra hours worked. In the...
Editors Told of Education Challenges
ST. AUGUSTINE -- Unless Florida wants to be known as a tuition-free state, it must make dramatic changes in one of its most prominent scholarship programs, state University System Chancellor Adam Herbert said yesterday. Herbert said efforts to increase...
E-Mail? It's According to Who's Governor
TALLAHASSEE -- The governor of Arkansas takes a cell phone and laptop on fishing trips. The governor of Kansas doesn't even have a computer terminal in his office. When it comes to cyberspace, most governors are wired to the Internet, but not many...
English Gets Put to a Test Bilingual Education Programs Replaced
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Shrieking with laughter, the children race around the playing field, gleefully soaking classmates and teachers alike. "Mas agua!" they yell. More water! They're barely recognizable as the crisply dressed youngsters who filed...
Even If Inflation and Short-Term Rates Rise, Effects Won't Last
WASHINGTON -- In-and-out online day traders and gloomy Wall Street pundits get all the attention, but the true heroes of this amazing bull market are: a) companies that keep reinventing themselves, cutting costs and developing new products to stay...
Fallback Position Duval Knows He Can't Back into Open Title
PINEHURST, N.C. -- No one's going anywhere, reasoned David Duval. So he swallowed his 75 in yesterday's third round of the U.S. Open, and his 2-over-pa status for the tournament, second-guessing only his execution, not his strategy. "I hit three...
Father's Day Founder Fought for Special Day of Observance
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Dads getting new ties today, or just spending the day kicking back, owe a debt to the mother of Father's Day. Without Sonora Smart Dodd, the third Sunday of each June might be just another day for lawn-mowing and endless to-do...
FBI, CIA Shuffling Spy Roles Agencies Chagrined by China Reports
WASHINGTON -- Stung by recent allegations of rampant Chinese espionage, officials at the FBI and CIA are moving toward a wholesale restructuring of their counterintelligence operations to plug potential holes in national security. The need for such...
Few Parents Opt out of School Uniforms Decision to Come Next Week
Few middle and high school parents in Duval County have completed opt-out forms to exempt their children from wearing uniforms when school resumes in August. The exact number of students opted out will be released by the school system within a week,...
Fiction
TITLE: Gardens in the Dunes AUTHOR: Leslie Marmon Silko DATA: Simon & Schuster, 479 pages, $25 Review by Patrick Smith This novel is a dense, rich narrative that limes the cycle of life, death, and rebirth in fertile gardens lovingly nurtured...
Florida Ethics: Conflict of Terms? Studies Find That the State's Rules for Lawmakers Measure Up
A legislator works a side job for a company that will reap big benefits if a bill passes and becomes law. Should the legislator report the conflict and abstain from voting, simply abstain without telling anyone, or shut up and vote? If he's a...
Florida's Computer-Savvy Governor Wired and Ready
TALLAHASSEE -- Clear across the country, Gov. Jeb Bush is still wired to people in Florida. A tech-savvy governor who spends 25 to 30 hours a week reading and sending e-mail, Bush has his laptop computer in place as he sits in an airport parking...
Florida State's History of Torment with Miami Continues with One-Run Loss
The Hurricane Hex strikes again. Only now can Mike Martin begin to understand the gutwrenching agony that Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden felt all those years. This is what it's like to be on the cusp of a national championship, then have...
Flower Power Attracts Tourists
SARCOXIE, Mo. -- It doesn't take an outsider long to discover that this quiet, unassuming town in the southwest corner of Missouri, a town that took its name from a 19th-century Indian chief, is actually "The Peony Capital of the World." Indeed,...
Frederick Rhead's Pottery Has High Collectible Value
Frederick Rhead went into the family pottery business in England but later became an important figure in the industry in the United States. Pottery collectors will be interested in his work history. His family had been potters in England for six...
From Corporate Halls to Museum Walls Haskell Collection to Open at Cummer
What may be the finest private art collection in Jacksonville, as well as perhaps the best corporate art collection in the Southeast, goes on display this week at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. "Sign and Gesture: Contemporary Abstract Art...
From Gorky Park to Havana Moscow Sleuth Snoops in Cuba
TITLE: Havana Bay AUTHOR: Martin Cruz Smith DATA: Random House, 329 pages, $24.95 Review by Dan Scanlan The anonymous note to Moscow detective Arkady Renko was short -- his one-time assassin-turned-friend, Sergei Pribluda, was in trouble in...
Fugitive's Past Life Comes Crashing Down on New One Model Mother of 3 a Suspected Terrorist
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Every Monday at 8:30 a.m., Sara Jane Olson sat down in front of a microphone and read aloud a week's worth of local papers so blind people could call in and listen to the news. Exceptionally bright, inquisitive and a semi-professional...
Georgia Lottery Defended in Wake of Gambling Study Suggestions Already in Place, Leaders Say
ATLANTA -- Georgia lottery officials say they already follow many of the recommendations listed in a new federal report recommending that the legal gambling age be raised to 21 and lottery advertising be limited. Georgia Lottery President Rebecca...
Georgia Outpaces Nation in Woman-Owned Firms
ATLANTA -- Five years ago, Ella Koscik was working in the marketing department of an Atlanta temporary agency, a job she landed after the twentysomething couldn't decide what road in life to take. Everything was going fine until the company was bought...
Glynn Man Takes Time to Rhyme
Roger Macauley had a good week. He got to play the role of a cash register thief in a segment of the syndicated television show America's Dumbest Criminals. Roger was quite a sight, sweating like crazy as he repeatedly ran down the sidewalk in a...
Good Question
Q: I've been doing a lot of shopping online lately. How can I protect myself from fraud on the Internet? A: An increasing number of people are shopping on the Internet instead of running to the mall or flipping through a mail-order catalog....
Gore's Russia Talks Helped End War, but Then .
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore's diligent wooing of the Russian government had all the makings of a foreign policy triumph, where tough talk and subtle diplomacy combined beautifully to lead to a breakthrough in the Kosovo peace process. Then,...
Grow Blueberries in Full Sun for Easy Pickings in Summer
If you want an easy, edible fruit to add to your landscape, try your luck at blueberries. They're easy to grow as long as the site is suitable. Plant blueberries in an area with full sun, and make sure the soil is well-drained, organic and acidic....
Gun Control Issue Brings out Sickening Side of Politics
Politics can make you want to retch. Take what's going on in Congress with so-called gun control legislation. It involves really a quite simple idea: Federal law requires that licensed gun dealers conduct a background check on a customer before...
Hall Picks Are Part of Political Process Questions Likely as Basketball Inductees Are Named
Five years ago, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner went to his senior media adviser, Arthur Richman, with an order: Get former Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Richman got...
Hamm Skips Celebration
Trotting around the Giants Stadium field, saluting the largest crowd to see a women's sporting event in this country, the U.S. soccer team was missing someone: Mia Hamm. No big deal. Having Hamm in the lineup is much more crucial than having her...
Healthy Choices More Patients Opting for Suburban Hospitals
While he surgically probed Lucille Jones' shoulder looking for wear and tear, Greg Smith sang an off-key version of Richie Valens' La Bamba, which was playing on a black boom box in the back of the operating room at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. ...
Hemingway's Niece Keeps Legacy Alive
All who follow literary matters are aware by now that we mark the centenary of the birth of Ernest Hemingway this year. He was born July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Ill. He died, by his own hand, July 2, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho. Hilary Hemingway, the...
Here's a Tip: Extra Pay Should Reward Good Service
I hate tipping. So when I tip, I resent it. Want to know why? Here's an example: Recently I booked a van to take me to the airport for a business trip. I had broken my right toe and couldn't drive. When the driver arrived, I waited at my front door...
Hillary vs. Rudy: A Blockbuster on Broadway
NEW YORK -- There's something about Hillary. She's the saintly wronged wife. She's the weaselly carpetbagger. Strong and smart, she'll safeguard an important U.S. Senate seat for the Democrats. Machiavellian, but untested, she'll unite a fractious...
Holmes Targets Foreman `Bonecrusher' Battered in Legends Bout
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Larry Holmes had barely toweled off from his victory over James "Bonecrusher" Smith when he declared George Foreman his next opponent. Holmes stopped Smith in the eighth round Friday night, giving him the first heavyweight...
Homes, Apartments a Celebration of Durkeeville New Development a Public, Private Mix
Take a stroll in the 1100 block of West Sixth Street in Durkeeville this weekend and expect to see some excitement. Three new model homes that would fit in nicely with any moderate-income subdivision in the area will be showcased in a grand opening...