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Articles from November 9, 2000

3 Easily Win School Seats in Glynn
BRUNSWICK -- The three newest members of the Glynn County Board of Education led their opponents from the beginning to the end in Tuesday's balloting. All three won decisive victories in the contested races, according to unofficial final results...
All Countywide Incumbents Win in Nassau, despite Early Trend
FERNANDINA BEACH -- Despite early election returns Tuesday that appeared to show an anti-incumbency flavor in Nassau County, by the time all the ballots were counted, voters re-elected every countywide incumbent who was running. In Nassau County...
AOL-Time Warner Decision near Regulators Could Rule on Merger Deal This Week
WASHINGTON -- Antitrust regulators are nearing a decision on the fate of a merger between America Online and Time Warner with an eye toward ensuring the colossal new business won't squelch consumer choice for high-speed Internet connections and other...
Arafat Heads for U.S. as Clashes Continue
JERUSALEM -- Violence flared in the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday even as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat headed for Washington to consult with President Clinton. Palestinian gunmen killed a customs worker on her way to work, and four Palestinians...
Biron Signs with Buffalo
Buffalo Sabres goalie Martin Biron ended his holdout Tuesday, agreeing to a two-year contract worth about $1.3 million. The deal includes incentives that are largely connected to playing time that Biron could reach if starting goalie Dominik Hasek...
Bizarre Occurrences Raise Questions about System Electoral College Could Face Fire
After an Election Day marked by more hairbreadth victories and defeats and more bizarre occurrences than anyone could ever imagine, Americans awoke yesterday wondering not simply who will be president but whether this is any way to elect a government....
Blowouts Give FSU Backups Chance to Move Up Bench
TALLAHASSEE -- The secret to Florida State's success during its nine-year run as Atlantic Coast Conference champions is no secret at all. It's talent. Although few teams in the league are capable of matching the Seminoles' front-line players --...
Boggs Up for Representing Ware
The only change in state House and Senate races in Southeast Georgia came in Ware County where two Waycross lawyers squared off to replace state Rep. Harry D. Dixon, who stepped down to join the Georgia Department of Transportation board. In that...
Chief of Safety Leaves CSX Transportation
The chief of safety at CSX Transportation resigned last week, ending a three-year term that began when the Jacksonville railroad hired the official away from the same job at the Federal Railroad Administration. James Schultz had been a vice president...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "They threw a lot at me. They ran a lot of negative ads. I'm proud of the race I ran. I didn't say one negative thing about this man and that's hard to do." -- State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, who easily won re-election. Story,...
Committee Requests Next Assignments Await Crenshaw, Nelson
With Tuesday's election complete, U.S. Rep.-elect Ander Crenshaw now gets down to the business of chasing key committee assignments on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen.-elect Bill Nelson will travel to Washington next week to meet with his Democratic...
Duval Count Error Led to TV About-Face Florida Taken from Gore Win Column
About a half-hour before network TV anchors pulled Florida from Al Gore's win column Tuesday night, a voter return service used by the networks sent out an ominous message. "We're canceling the vote in County 16," which is Duval County, the e-mail...
Early Bird Flight to Florida Beats Winter Plane Leads Cranes to Warmer Climate
CHASSAHOWITZKA -- Heavy winds in Florida grounded a flock of sandhill cranes and the ultralight aircraft the birds were following as they tried to complete the last 70 miles of their 1,250-mile journey. Two pilots are guiding the birds to the Chassahowitzka...
ELECTIONS Lessons Learned
What has America learned from the narrowest election in years? Recounts and absentee ballots still could pack a wallop and provide a few more surprises after a day full of them. Still, several things seem to be in the political tea leaves, even...
Exhausted Campaign Workers Can't Celebrate, Can't Mourn Election Ambiguity Leaves Them in Limbo
Sleep should have come easily Tuesday night to the political soldiers in the presidential ground war, but their faces are puffy and ragged from sleeping fitfully in front of televisions or on desktops, if they slept at all. With the 2000 presidential...
Final Tally Expected Today as the World Waits Counting on Florida Gore Cuts Bush Lead to about 800 Votes
TALLAHASSEE -- With Florida at ground zero in the presidential election, candidates Al Gore, George W. Bush and the rest of the nation are awaiting results of a recount from the state's 67 counties. Gore moved closer to Bush yesterday, cutting his...
Fresh Starts
TOLBERT'S BAKED POTATO SOUP 3/4 pound bacon 6 large potatoes (about 5 to 51/2 pounds) 1 1/2 pints (3 cups) half-and-half 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter 4 cups chopped yellow onions 4 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon...
Gators Play Takeaway Turnovers Have Provided UF's Margin of Victory
GAINESVILLE -- Forget disguising coverages, using a variety of blitzes, or jamming the line of scrimmage to stop the run. For the University of Florida to beat South Carolina, the Gators must do just one thing on defense. Force turnovers. UF's...
Georgia GOP Thwarted in Bid to Gain a Majority in Legislature
ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans entered Tuesday's election gunning for their first majority in either chamber of the General Assembly since Reconstruction. Those high hopes were dashed, despite the coattails of presidential nominee George W. Bush,...
Georgians Split Their Tickets Ideology Mattered More Than Parties
ATLANTA -- Politicos who had stayed up all night Tuesday were still awaiting returns yesterday afternoon, fighting yawns and trying to make some sense of voting in Georgia. "Overall, I think the election's pretty much a wash," said David Worley,...
GOP Gains in Rural Northeast Florida Democrats Lose 2 House Races
After years of scooping up Jacksonville legislative seats, Republicans have broken through in rural Northeast Florida. GOP candidates Aaron Bean and Joe H. Pickens won state House seats Tuesday in two districts that have been controlled by Democrats...
GOP Might as Well Give Up Its Quest to Unseat Brown
Let me just say that we pundits like to brag "I told you so" and conveniently forget the parts we had flat-out wrong in all of the wisdom we dispensed leading up to Election Day. For instance, I'm sure that Rush Limbaugh no longer remembers having...
GOP Slips in Congress; Democrats Map Strategy 1 Senate, 2 House Races Undecided
WASHINGTON -- Republicans took nervous stock yesterday of their congressional majorities, smaller in the House and approaching the vanishing point in the Senate. Democrats vowed to press for their campaign agenda in the new Congress. Senate Minority...
Go-Vote Effort Aids Turnout
WASHINGTON -- Get-out-the-vote efforts, a barrage of political ads and intense media coverage were cited as explanations for increased voter participation in this year's election. An estimated 51 percent of Americans old enough to vote did so on...
In Terms of Taste, Jacksonville Is Ahead of the Game
All the Super Bowl hubbub has left this town thinking it has finally made it. When 2005 rolls around, the rest of the state will have to take us seriously. We're hosting a Super Bowl; they'll have to admit we are in the big leagues then, right?...
It's Time for Pecan Lovers to Celebrate
While you were looking the other way, the new pecan crop came in. Down Texas way, the river bottoms are littered with fat, torpedo-shaped shells, and on Sunday afternoons, you'll spy whole families traipsing through the woods -- twigs and shells...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "This type of referendum, I think, is really dangerous." -- Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville, commenting on the high-speed rail measure that voters approved Tuesday. Story on this page. SHOO FLU WITH A SHOT Additional flu shot...
Jaguars Get Continuity Back in Line Dallas Game Best of Season for Unit
The lone returning starter is so banged up he misses practice once a week. The center is a guard new to the position, the rookie left guard is a college center new to that spot. The right guard is with his third team in six months, while the right...
Japanese Red Army Leader Seized after Decades on Run
TOKYO -- Defiant after decades on the run, the leader of a Japanese revolutionary group responsible for terrorist massacres in Israel and Italy pumped her fists in triumph after her surprise arrest yesterday in Japan's second-largest city. Wearing...
JEDC Examines Types of Workers Needed in Northeast Florida
What types of workers are needed in Northeast Florida? "Sample areas" of employment needs include information technology, software engineers, aircraft workers, electrical engineers and nurses. And don't forget hospitality workers, says Kitty...
Keyplayers Jazz Spectacular at Great American Piano Competition
The location has changed, but you'll see some familiar faces at this year's Great American Piano Competition. The event, which many consider the crown jewel of the WJCT Jacksonville Jazz Festival, has moved from the Florida Theatre to the more elegant...
Long Lines Slow Glynn Voting Other Counties See Heavy Turnout, High Absentee Tally
BRUNSWICK -- Randy Shoemaker waited until after work Tuesday night to vote. So did a lot of other people across Southeast Georgia. Shoemaker estimated there were about 90 people waiting in line ahead of him when he arrived at Jane Macon Middle School...
Lucent Plans Job Cuts, Shuffles Management
TRENTON, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies, stung by a string of disappointing profits, plans to streamline its upper management, enhance employee incentives and eliminate what analysts say could be as much as 10,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force....
Make Salad, Not Sides, to Create Simple Meal
How do you know what to serve with an entree and feel good about calling it dinner? Keep it simple. Keep it simple. Keep it simple. When dinner is a hearty soup or stew, a skillet meal packed with vegetables, or a meaty sauce with pasta, then...
Many Offices Closed for Veterans Day Tomorrow, Saturday
********** CORRECTION November 10, 2000 The Fernandina Beach and Callahan public libraries will be closed today and open Saturday. Because of a reporter's error, the hours for Nassau County libraries were incorrect in a Call Box column...
Morning Briefing
JACKSONVILLE HOME SALES RISE 10 PERCENT Existing home sales in the Jacksonville area in the third quarter increased by 10 percent to 3,089 units from 2,819 in the third quarter of 1999, according to statistics released yesterday by the Florida Association...
Nease Boys Win State Class 2A Golf Title
FORT PIERCE -- Last year's fourth-place finish in the state Class 2A golf championship wasn't enough for Nease's boys team. So the Panthers came to Fort Pierce this week wanting more, and they got it: Nease shot a 573, including a 294 yesterday,...
Newsmakers
ACTRESS HOME AFTER ACCIDENT Model and actress Lauren Hutton has been released from a Las Vegas hospital after being treated for injuries from a motorcycle crash last month. Hutton, 55, suffered multiple fractures in one leg, a broken wrist and several...
No Doubting Thomas Auburn Freshman LB Has Made Big Impression
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville plans to pencil in No. 54 at linebacker for the next few years. Redshirt freshman Dontarrious Thomas is expected to make his second career start for the 22nd-ranked Tigers Saturday against No. 15 Georgia....
Non-Fan Still Not Swayed by Fine 'Sound of Music'
How do you solve a problem like The Sound of Music? It's a justifiably revered musical, the last show written by the great team of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, and filled with some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest...
Notebook
LINEBACKERS SHUFFLE The Jaguars still have several key players limited in practice, but some of those are expected to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. MLB Hardy Nickerson, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last Friday, has been...
Notebook
GEORGIA TECH READY FOR ANOTHER WILD ONE Most teams have at least one wild and crazy game each season. For Georgia Tech and Virginia, it always seems to happen at this time of year. Momentous comebacks and fluky upsets are the norm when these...
Parents Undervalue Vaccines, Study Finds
CHICAGO -- A sizable number of parents have misconceptions about vaccines, with many believing that too many immunizations can weaken their children's ability to fight diseases, a survey found. About one-fourth of parents surveyed said children...
Picks
TONIGHT -- White at Englewood -- The Rams' motivation is clear enough: They want to avoid a winless season. White's motivation is an at-large playoff berth, which can be obtained with a win and a little help from the Tallahassee Godby-Tallahassee...
Play Hard for Heart's Sake Active People Cut Risk during Exertion
There's a good way to prevent cardiac arrest during vigorous exercise, a new study finds: Get plenty of vigorous exercise. The 12-year study of thousands of male physicians showed that men who exercised at least five times a week had a much lower...
Practice Report
SENIOR CLASS NONDESCRIPT Saturday's game will be the final home game for this year's seniors, but losing that group of 13 players probably won't hurt the Gators too much next season. QB Jesse Palmer, FB Rod Frazier, NT Buck Gurley, RG Leon Hires,...
Practice Report
AGEISM AT WORK? It's an issue that likely has never played a role in determining the Heisman Trophy winner: age. It may be a factor this year, however. While Florida State QB Chris Weinke is enjoying a Heisman-caliber year, and is considered...
Presidential Cliffhanger Fascinates, Stuns World Leaders, Newspapers Caught Off-Guard
TOKYO -- Japan's top newspaper put out a special edition, then pulled it back. World leaders hesitated -- who gets the congratulations? The German foreign minister just shrugged his shoulders. The cliffhanger presidential election in the United...
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE ELECTION Winner May Be Clear Today -- or Nov. 17
Q. When will we know who the next president is going to be? A. Probably this afternoon, if not sooner. Everything hinges on the outcome of Florida, because no other state is seriously discussing a recount and neither Vice President Al Gore nor...
REGULATION Cost Doesn't Matter?
While the presidential election proves the old adage that almost nothing is a sure thing, there remain at least a few constants. For example, no issue is so simple that lawyers cannot find a way to make it very complex. That was proved again Tuesday,...
Rivalry Resumes in Season Finale Warner Robins-Northside Tomorrow
ATLANTA -- Tomorrow marks the second consecutive year Warner Robins and crosstown rival Northside will meet with major consequences on the line for the state's highest high school classification. That's hardly a news bulletin in middle Georgia,...
School Board to Have New Look Newcomers Vow Fresh Perspectives
Term limits have changed the face of the Duval County School Board, replacing 44 years of experience with three newcomers all vowing to offer fresh perspectives to issues facing schools and students. "This is what's going to lead my life for the...
Seasoning from a Jar Makes for Zesty Tacos
No packets of dry mix to bother with! It's all in the jar with Taco Bell Pour 'N Simmer Taco Seasoning. Members of the Times-Union Consumer Panel filled tacos or soft tortilla shells with the Garden flavor, a blend of onions, tomatoes and peppers....
Season Is over for JU FSU Advances, Gators on Deck
TALLAHASSEE -- It was only appropriate that coach Patrick Baker's touted freshman class, largely responsible for delivering Florida State its first NCAA Tournament women's soccer berth, provided the impetus for the first postseason victory. Freshmen...
Second House Fire Death in 24 Hours Linked to Space Heater
For the second time within 24 hours, an elderly Jacksonville man died in a house fire investigators are linking to a space heater. Rooseveltte Clark, 74, was found in the living room of his small duplex at 2512 Moncrief Road after fire gutted a...
Second Kursk Note Tells of Despair aboard Sub
MOSCOW -- A second note written by a sailor on the sunken submarine Kursk told of 23 survivors, weak from carbon monoxide poisoning, huddled in the rear compartment after the disaster, and predicted they could not escape, a senior Russian government...
South Korean Automaker Daewoo Declared Bankrupt
SEOUL, South Korea -- Creditors of Daewoo Motor Co. declared the nation's third-biggest automaker bankrupt yesterday after its labor union rejected a restructuring plan calling for layoffs. Daewoo's creditors could now be at a disadvantage as they...
Spreading a Little Cheer Couple Sets Up Bird Houses in Nursing Homes
While staying in a long-term care center after her hip surgery, Leona Longino became depressed and wouldn't leave her room. But when the 74-year-old Jacksonville woman learned an aviary of finches had been set up in the lobby, she became determined...
Teams Bid for Japanese Star
AMELIA ISLAND -- It's not quite up to the level of the Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez sweepstakes, but the bidding for the negotiating rights to the top hitter in Japan came to a close yesterday. And fitting for a competition whose contestants...
The Show Must Go on, except When It Can't
Depending on your viewpoint, what happened last weekend at Players-By-The-Sea is infuriating, heartbreaking, bizarre and/or amusing. I have to confess that when I first heard from my friend and Times-Union colleague Soyia Ellison that Stage Door,...
Townsend Officially on JPA Board
Local businessman Ronald Townsend was formally placed on the board overseeing the Jacksonville Port Authority yesterday -- the same board he voted to abolish three months ago. Townsend, a retired television station executive who works as a communications...
Train Hurtles toward Lawmakers Finding Money Won't Be Easy
Blinking through an election hangover, Floridians awoke yesterday and realized they'd bought themselves a train. Almost overlooked in a whirlwind of national politics, voters Tuesday passed a potentially historic referendum requiring the state to...
Underclassmen Spur Crusaders Brown, Moore Aid Final-Four Run
Elizabeth Tyson provided her usual highlight reel hits. Elizabeth Brookshire dished out several assists and reeled off her crisp low-lying serves. And as expected, the Bishop Kenny volleyball team was on its way to a third consecutive state final four...
Vote Split Divides Pundits Optimism Reigns amid National Limbo
The United States was built on two equally solid foundations: a Constitution that turns ideals into laws, and an unswerving sense that healthy competition creates better products. Rarely in American history have these two principles come together...
Woods Speaks, Tour Says It's Listening No Player Bigger Than Game, Beman Warns
A high-ranking PGA Tour official said Tiger Woods' recent remarks in a Golf World interview would be taken "seriously," and the Tour's former commissioner yesterday was critical of Woods' actions. "Obviously, the Tour takes the concerns of any of...
Write-Ins Were Right in Glynn They Lost Big to Fendig, Clark
BRUNSWICK -- Two write-in candidates for Glynn County Commission seats were right in their earlier predictions that they faced uphill battles. In the at-large race, Heidt Neal "Cap" Fendig Jr. easily defeated Brunswick pulmonologist Philip Saleeby...