The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 13, 2000

21 Asian-Americans Honored for Valor
WASHINGTON -- Twenty-one Asian-American veterans of World War II will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest honor for valor in combat, for their heroism in France, Italy and the Philippines, the Army announced yesterday. The White House...
$2 a Month for a New Arena Won't Take Us to the Cleaners
Running off at the typewriter. . . . The mayor's Better Jacksonville plan, which will include a new arena and baseball park, will reportedly cost taxpayers an extra $2 a month. Are you kidding me? I spend twice that much getting my clothes dry-cleaned...
ACLU Sues County over Elections Suit Says System in Glades County Is Unfair to Blacks
FORT MYERS -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit yesterday against the Glades County Commission and the local school board, saying the elections system has prevented blacks from winning countywide offices. No black has ever won a county...
Action Urged at Deadly Crossroad
MIDDELBURG -- Crosses stand like silent sentinels on a rural roadside, marking a deadly intersection where six people have died in violent crashes in the past 33 months. Alcohol, excessive speed and running stop signs have contributed to many collisions...
AFRICA Test for the U.N
On two points, there is almost universal consensus about the crisis in Sierra Leone. The rebels are brutal thugs who terrorize civilians with systematic rape, murder and mutilation. The United Nations suffered perhaps the worst humiliation in its...
Arctic Oil Pipeline Has Rewards, Risks Major Spill Would Devastate Region
BEAUFORT SEA, Alaska -- Six miles out on the polar ice pack -- rising out of the silent, frozen sea -- stands a five-acre island and an army of backhoes gouging a massive trench into the ocean floor. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, workers...
Artists Bow to Symphony Guild's Request for 'Music for Your Eyes'
How do you paint a violin? Practice, practice, practice. Ten local artists -- Louise Freshman Brown, John Bunker, Toni Charneco, Ellen Diamond, Jim Draper, Donna Ernest, Carole King Mehrtens, Christian Pierre, Gail Stickley and Steve Williams --...
Beach Tourism Officials Find New Niche Future Focus Will Be on Ecological Travel
It was only a decade ago that the goal of Beaches tourism officials was simply to pack the hotels. Bring everyone to Jacksonville's coast, they said. Everyone is what they got. "The hotels were all $35 a night, and quite frankly, we were getting...
Bowden Back in Clay at Seminole Club's Banquet
He looked like a man enjoying the fruits of his labor. He lavished praised, poked fun at himself and his family, and challenged his audience. Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden was back in Clay County Monday night as the featured...
Bush to Give Away Trigger Locks Clinton Announces 'Smart Gun' Grants
WASHINGTON -- Two days before the Million Mom March for gun control, George W. Bush said yesterday he will distribute free trigger locks in Texas, while President Clinton announced grants to develop "smart gun" technology. Filling out the election-year...
Change Affects Physical Education Time Requirements Could Be Eliminated
ATLANTA -- The state Board of Education amended a rule Thursday, eliminating health and physical education requirements for middle school students. The move will likely spark debate at a public hearing. "This isn't going to make anybody happy,"...
Cheaper AIDS Drugs to Help Few Africa Lacks Resources to Treat All with HIV
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- On an AIDS-ravaged continent where many countries spend only $5 a year per capita on health care, a plan by pharmaceutical companies to reduce sharply the price of AIDS drugs was greeted yesterday as a sign of progress...
China, Taiwan Seek U.S. Help America May Face Diplomatic Tightrope
BEIJING -- China and Taiwan for the first time have begun to ask the United States to intervene in diplomatic attempts to settle their long-standing dispute over the island's status, putting the U.S. government in a delicate position. Tsai Ing-wen,...
Christ Image Drawing Faithful Bradenton Apparition Has Some Vexed
BRADENTON -- Not everyone seemed to be getting a sense of the spiritual from a Christlike image that mysteriously appears on the outer wall of a church when the wall is wet. Church officials believe it is a miraculous event and use a garden hose...
City Improved, but No Sterling Achievement
The third time was not the charm for Mayor John Delaney's ongoing effort to win a prestigious state award for good management. City Hall learned this month that it did not receive the Florida Sterling Award, given by the Governor's Office to businesses...
City Must Help Pay Cleanup 100 Groups Targeted by EPA
ATLANTIC BEACH -- Atlantic Beach is one of about 100 organizations being ordered to help pay to clean up a former waste oil recycling facility in Jacksonville. All cities, companies and other entities that conducted business with Bill Johns Waste...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Nobody is losing their job. But if someone leaves, that job probably will not be filled." -- District Finance Director George Ruehling, discussing a salary freeze recommendation for Glynn County public school employees. See story,...
Computer Glitch Stops All Gun Sales
WASHINGTON -- All gun sales have been halted nationwide since Thursday afternoon because an internal software problem in the FBI criminal history database has temporarily halted instant background checks of gun buyers, the FBI said yesterday. The...
Condo Residents Can't Save Wayward Alligator
SAFETY HARBOR -- Residents at a condominium struggled for three hours trying to spare "Little Al," a wayward alligator who went for a swim in the condo pool. But their efforts were in vain; the state sent a trapper to take the gator away and destroy...
CONSERVATION Stearns Is Right
With a budget surplus now expected perhaps to hit $240 billion this year, the U.S. House couldn't resist the temptation to go on a major shopping spree Thursday. House Resolution 701, approved overwhelmingly, commits the federal government to spend...
Don Juan Rose Needs More Than Love
Q: My Don Juan rose seems to be going crazy, sending up sprouts everywhere. The flowers on the newer stems seem to be smaller, and I'm having problems with that powdery disease. Should I just pull up the plant? A: I wouldn't. All these problems...
Do Try This at Home Showhouse Ideas Easy, Inexpensive to Do on Your Own
Walking through the $1.8 million showhouse doesn't have to turn you green with envy. Instead, get inspired. Here are some easy-to-adapt ideas from the interior designers that worked their transformation magic on this year's showhouse. Handle...
Duval Seeks $1.4 Million for Teaching Academy Community Asked to Help Fulfill Dream
Duval County is at risk of losing $4 million in matching state funds if it is unable to raise an additional $1.4 million to create a new teacher education center. The county originally had until June 30, the end of the fiscal year, to generate the...
Embassy Serves as an Ode to Cold War Soviet Bugs Raised U.S. Building's Cost
MOSCOW -- After decades of delay, and more than $130 million squandered, the United States officially opened its new embassy in Moscow yesterday, marking the end of one of the most tortured diplomatic construction endeavors in history. With a statesman's...
Escape from Sierra Leone Monitors Recount Harrowing Trek
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Day after day, night after night, the U.N. peacekeepers hunkered down in their compound endured the harassing gunfire and the taunts of rebels who came to their camp gate wearing U.N. uniforms. "I skinned the guy who was...
Even Pets Help Presidential Candidates Voters like a Leader Who's Kind to Animals
WASHINGTON -- If George W. Bush wins the election, he won't be the only new White House occupant with a presidential pedigree. Meet Spot Fetcher Bush, the Texas governor's English springer spaniel, daughter of George and Barbara Bush's famous Millie....
Foster Parents Take the Kids to the Zoo
On any other day, it would have cost 70-year-old Margaret Hoffman at least $30 for her and her five foster children to visit the Jacksonville zoo. But when they visited May 6, the only price Hoffman paid came in the form of swollen feet. Hoffman...
Grand Slam Lifts UF; Miami Tops JU
Florida catcher Tony Socarras did not get many at bats last night, but it took just one swing for him to make a big impact. Socarras, who was ejected in the fourth inning, hit a grand slam in the second to help the Gators to a 9-1 win against Georgia...
Gun Control March Just Start for Moms
WASHINGTON -- While tomorrow's Million Mom March for gun control will focus on victims rather than politicians, the rally leader said mothers around the country will transform their grass-roots movement afterwards into an organization that will endorse...
Hawkins, Stars Stop Suns
The Jacksonville Suns received good starting pitching and out-hit the Huntsville Stars last night. Yet, they failed to get the win, falling 4-2 in front of 7,345 at Wolfson Park. Further proof, according to manager Gene Roof, that the Suns still...
Heat Edges Knicks
NEW YORK -- Anthony Carter's incredible shot from behind the backboard -- which didn't count until an offensive goaltending call was waved off -- gave the Miami Heat a 77-76 overtime victory over the New York Knicks last night. In a strange finish...
Hot Dog! Michigan Big Game Jackpot Winner Finds $98 in 'Condiments' Paid Off
LANSING, Mich. -- A swimming pool installer who put down a $100 bill for a hot dog and 98 Big Game lottery tickets stepped forward with his wife and three children yesterday to claim half of the record $363 million jackpot. "I guess I'd like to...
Improved Weather Eases Fire Threat Los Alamos Blaze Forces 25,000 to Flee
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- The blowtorch winds and searing heat that fed a raging wildfire broke yesterday, easing the threat to Los Alamos from a blaze that destroyed 260 homes, damaged the town's nuclear weapons laboratory and forced 25,000 people to flee....
Inspect Orchids for Signs of Rot, Spots on Leaves
Many moms will be surprised tomorrow with an orchid plant for Mother's Day. These beautiful flowers entice many consumers to try their hand at growing them. Others shy away because of past failures. Actually, some species of orchids are easier to grow...
Interactive TV Makes Ads Reach out like That Video? Buy the CD Now
NEW ORLEANS -- With a few points and clicks of a remote, consumers could order a pizza with their favorite toppings right off their TV screen, buy a CD during a live broadcast concert or request information from a local dealer during a car commercial....
INVESTing in Better Days Domestic Violence Team Making Difference
It was the kind of phone call Kimberly Parker-McNeal said makes her feel good about her job. Parker-McNeal, an advocate with an 8-month-old Jacksonville program designed to assist victims of domestic violence, had heard from a woman "who had completely...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "If we can't do this, the whole initiative is dead." -- State Sen. Jim Horne, R-Orange Park, said the crux is on local business and community leaders to plea for $1.4 million to create a new teacher education center. Story on...
Jacksonville's Scents City Has Bounty of Memorable Aromas in the Air
On most days, Kyle Knight can tell which way the wind is blowing. A wind from the east is good -- salty sea air sure beats the stale mix of sun tan lotion and sweat that comes from the north or south. Knight is a lifeguard at Jacksonville Beach....
Judge Affirms Abortion Right Ruling Overturns Law on Parental Notification
TALLAHASSEE -- A law requiring parents to be notified when their minor daughter seeks an abortion was overturned yesterday by a judge who ruled the measure violates the daughter's right to privacy. The law, passed by the 1999 Legislature, hasn't...
JU Soccer Left in Limbo after Mihailovic Firing
While Jacksonville University's soccer program copes with an NCAA investigation and without head coach Aleks Mihailovic, many of the Dolphins players and incoming freshmen have been put in limbo about whether to suit up for JU in the 2000 season. ...
Kevin's Grille Completely Smoke-Free
At the risk of losing too many longtime patrons or appearing too Californian, restaurateur Kevin Curtin has opened a smoke-free restaurant in Jacksonville Beach. And in a truly bold step, he's also banned smoke from the bar. Since opening Kevin's...
'Keystone Kids' Get Together, Reflect on Idyllic Childhood
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS -- Robert Menzen recalls playing baseball. Frank Duguid remembers pushing the local fire engine to get it started. Linda Wharton has recollections of the little red school house. What Menzen, Duguid and Wharton all remember is growing...
Kids Design Playground Architect Lets Students Shape Plans
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Beaches children want their new playground in South Jacksonville Beach to have a pizza place, stairs that make music when you step on them and a tree house with a twisting slide that brings them back to earth. Those were just...
Life on the Beach
ATLANTIC BEACH SMOKE TESTING -- Officials will smoke-test the city's sewers next week to find sources of odors, leaks and breaks in sewer lines and septic tanks. The yellowish-white smoke is harmless and may have a slight odor. The testing will...
Maine Takes Stab at Controlling Drug Prices Pharmaceutical Firms Vow to Challenge Law
NEW YORK -- The debate over how to control drug costs moved from the nation's capital to Maine this week when it became the first state to decide to use its bargaining power to negotiate prices of prescription medicine for people without coverage....
Man on a Mission Work against Cancer Recognized
Hal and Louise McDonald have had their share of heartache. Their son, Ernie, died in 1984 after a six-year battle with colon cancer. Ernie's wife, Hope Ann, died following a similar struggle with lung cancer five years later. In addition, Hal's...
Massive Fire Sends Smoke for Miles
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The devastating fire that has charred 28,000 acres in and around Los Alamos draped a chalky haze over northern New Mexico and caused watery eyes, scratchy throats and runny noses for those living in the path of the smoke. At times...
Math Student Beats 227 for Top Honor
WASHINGTON -- An eighth-grader from Aurora, Ill., won the national MathCounts competition yesterday, solving an algebra problem to beat out 227 other "mathletes." Ruozhou "Joe" Jia, 14, a pupil at Washington Middle School, solved the equation in...
McGwire Donates Corvette
ST. LOUIS -- The red Corvette Mark McGwire drove away with the night he broke the single-season home run record is now parked across the street from Busch Stadium. The Cardinals gave McGwire the '62 Corvette to honor his historic 62nd homer on Sept....
Meet Bill Hoffman
Bill Hoffman recently hit the 10-gallon mark -- as in donating 10 gallons of blood to the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance. He started giving blood 22 years ago to help save the life of a National Guard member. He continued giving after spotting a blood...
Meet Robert Gee Witty
Robert Gee Witty is a computer-age preacher who began his religious work when he was 17. He continues to do so via the Internet and in person, even at age 93 as he lives in the Westminster Woods retirement community in Fruit Cove. Born in Kentucky,...
Morning Briefing
REPORT SPARKS MODEST GAINS Stocks rose yesterday after the government's report of a decline in wholesale prices in April helped quell recent worries about rising interest rates. But investors took profits in late afternoon, proving that a single...
Moscow Could Lose under Putin St. Petersburg's Status Noticeably Elevated
MOSCOW -- When Russian rulers from Ivan the Terrible to the Bolsheviks wanted to make major changes, they moved to a new capital -- a tradition that has some Russians asking if President Vladimir Putin wants to leave Moscow. Putin's decision to...
National Debt Clock to Be Unplugged Budget Surpluses Make Sign Obsolete
NEW YORK -- Time has run out for the National Debt Clock. For more than a decade, the green electronic sign atop a building near Times Square has chronicled the second-to-second growth in the national debt. Often the debt was rising so fast the...
Nation Briefing
TEXAS SERIAL KILLER UNABLE TO STOP CRIMES, DOCTOR SAYS HOUSTON -- Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Texas Railroad Killer, has no remorse and no awareness he committed any horrendous crimes because he believes he is on a divine mission to eliminate evil,...
Needy May Get Housing Help Soon
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Help could be on the way to improve substandard housing conditions for Clay County's neediest residents. The County Commission approved an application Tuesday for a $750,000 state housing assistance grant designed to aid elderly,...
Neighbor to Neighbor
Question: I own a vacant lot on Johnnie Circle East near 118th Street. Last year I heard that a sewer system would be put in because the existing one is failing. When will they do this and how much will it cost property owners to connect to the new...
Neptune No Speed Trap, AAA Official Says
NEPTUNE BEACH -- The police department uses strategically placed mannequins in police cars to slow drivers down. It has two officers who write more traffic tickets than anyone else at the Beaches. The police keep constant watch over Florida A1A,...
Newsmakers
GIRL POWER WINS BOY BAND An all-girl school in Buffalo, N.Y., won all-boy band LFO for an evening by collecting 2.1 million pennies for charity. LFO will perform for Holy Angels Academy as the grand prize in a penny drive sponsored by a radio station....
Nowhere Grew; New Bridge Set
In the summer of 1937, when the search for Amelia Earhart was called off and Eddie L. Ervin was much younger, the Army Engineers opened the Palm Valley bridge. The span linked the jungles of Nowhere and the wilderness of Who Cares, the chigger capital...
Parents Plan Drug-Free Graduation Parties
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- High school seniors are gearing up for graduation and the parties that come with it. Some parties might go unsupervised and involve alcohol and drug use. A Jacksonville drug-free coalition has started a program at Fletcher...
Park Achieves 75 Years as City Oasis
In its 75 years, the historic park with the nude, winged statue and sweeping view of the St. Johns River has attracted picnickers, courting couples, frolicking children, fishermen, artists, joggers, dog-walkers and hungry workers on lunch breaks. ...
'Party with a Purpose' Airs Live Radio Show Host in Tune with Black Community Visits First Coast
When radio personality Tom Joyner came to Jacksonville yesterday, he brought a national audience, a sense of humor and a commitment to social causes. The live performance before a crowd of about 3,000 fans in the Prime Osborn Convention Center was...
Pet Birds of Prey Won't Rid Houses of Pesky Roof Rats
Dear Call Box: I saw a photograph in the paper of a woman with an owl and wondered if a pet owl could be a solution to getting rid of roof rats without poisoning pets? -- No name Dear reader: Your concern is justified. Roof rats come from the same...
Philippine Hostages Allowed Letters Home Contact Breaks Days of Silence
JOLO, Philippines -- Muslim rebels holding 21 hostages in the Philippine jungle reopened contact with negotiators yesterday by delivering letters from their captives, but refused to release two sick hostages. Abdul Rajab Azzarouq, a former Libyan...
Plane Crashes after Takeoff, Pilot Hurt
A 67-year-old Fernandina Beach man was injured when his small plane crashed while taking off from Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport yesterday afternoon, police said. The single-engine plane, described by airport officials and police as a Piper...
Police Briefing
Following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Northside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. -- A 68-year-old man and his 63-year-old wife were arrested Tuesday at their Northside home in the 3400 block of Grunthal Street and...
Police Briefing
Following are crimes and other incidents reported recently in Arlington to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. -- A 22-year-old Arlington man was arrested Tuesday at Royal Pointe Apartments, 7507 Beach Blvd., after a police officer reported he was...
Police Briefing
The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: -- Two 16-year-old Mandarin girls were arrested Sunday on burglary charges after police said they were seen breaking into...
Police Briefing
The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: -- Police are searching for a man who stole a bicycle, lawn mower and weed eater Sunday from a home in the 4200 block...
Police Briefing
The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Westside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: -- A 33-year-old man was arrested at 1 p.m. Sunday on aggravated assault charges after chasing his wife through their house with...
Power and Control Even at 36, Johnson Has Plenty of Both
PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson will turn 37 in September, yet with trancelike intensity and unmatched discipline, he has never been better. He is a 6-foot-10 marvel of tightly wound muscle and remarkable control, so good that he has been unbeatable in...
Prisons Hobbled by Older Inmates System Sees Higher Health Care Costs
ATLANTA -- A combination of medical advances, tougher sentencing laws and fewer paroles is producing an older inmate population in Georgia, driving up the prison system's health costs, according to a report released this week. More than 3,000 inmates...
Public Safety
MIDDLEBURG A Middleburg man was arrested May 6 after police said he angrily confronted the driver ahead of him in a Taco Bell drive-through lane, cursing, spitting and moving his vehicle forward and intentionally striking the other driver's car...
Races for Congress Take Shape in Florida 4th District Field Busy; Brown Faces GOP Foe
TALLAHASSEE -- They're off and running for Congress in Florida. Qualifying for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives closed at noon yesterday, with a large crop of candidates that included some big names and a host of unknowns. (Qualifying...
Residents Getting Together Reuniting Neighborhood
Southside Estates was one of the first post-World War II-era subdivisions to spring up in Duval County in the 1940s. The neighborhood streets where former state Sen. Bill Bankhead grew up were laid out perpendicular to a little-used dirt road now...
Rustin Keeping Her Job Name Change Still a Priority
Although she still plans to campaign for a new group name, Jacksonville City Councilwoman Faye Rustin said Tuesday she will continue as president of the Northside Businessmen's Club. Two weeks ago, Rustin said she was wrestling with whether to resign...
School Upgrades Facilities Paxon School 47 Years Old
For the past four years, the focus at Paxon School for Advanced Studies has been on building a strong academic program. But now it's the aging facility that is getting some attention -- a $7 million renovation. Work started in January and is expected...
Sharing a Narrow Roadway Bicyclists, Drivers at Odds
A group of bicyclists who normally flock to Mandarin Road for weeknight rides is asking for understanding from motorists when they zip down the winding road. The bicyclists say they sometimes have to ride two or more abreast as riders shift back...
Smooth Maneuver Businesses That Change Locations Hope Customers Follow
For small business owners, moving their business location has all the charm of getting a root canal. "It is a risk," said Bob Pearce, owner of Chelsea Photographic, who moved a mile or so down the road from the 2000 block of San Marco Boulevard...
State Budget Helps $3.1 Million for Beaches
The Legislature kept the Beaches in mind last week when it passed a budget that includes about $3.1 million for roads, sewer and drainage projects from Atlantic Beach to Palm Valley. The $50.9 billion budget included projects such as improving the...
St. Johns County Acts to Halt Developers, Protect Eagles
The St. Johns County Commission reversed a staff decision last week to lift a construction ban that had prohibited construction work at Julington Creek Plantation because it was annoying a family of bald eagles nearby. The ban on work on four expensive...
Students Spread Facts on Mental Health
When a seventh-grader called the Mental Health Association of Northeast Florida for information on mental illnesses, officials realized they had little information available for youth. "It's all written for adults," said Susan Siemer, president...
Suicidal Official Causes Standoff
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A congressman accused of bigamy repeatedly fired a pistol in the National Assembly yesterday and threatened to kill himself before finally surrendering after a five-hour standoff. Congressman Marlon Boanerges Castillo, 41,...
Take a Tip from Some Pros Planned, Painted, Polished and Positioned, the Interior of This Year's Symphony Showhouse Is Sure to Inspire the Home Decorator in You
Walking through a designers' showhouse is like watching an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. You get to see what a 7,000-square-foot, $1.8 million home looks like after more than 20 designers put their talents to work on the decor. ...
Teacher Salary Freeze Suggested Glynn County Measures Would Save $4.3 Million
BRUNSWICK -- Glynn County public school employees face a salary freeze but won't lose their jobs. The Board of Education in an unanimous vote Thursday adopted recommendations from its financial advisers to freeze salaries, reduce local supplements...
The County Line
Serving the readers of the greater Clay County area every Wednesday and Saturday. FOOD DRIVES LETTER CARRIERS: Letter carriers at Keystone Heights Post Office will be doing more than delivering mail today. The carriers will be collecting non-perishable...
The Ultimate Final Adventure Company Offers to Launch Cremated Remains to Moon
LOS ANGELES -- Call it another giant leap for mankind. Celestis Inc., which launched cremated bits of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and LSD guru Timothy Leary into the heavens more than three years ago, is now taking reservations to bury the...
Tornadoes Rip through Midwest Fast-Moving Storm Kills 2 and Injures at Least 2 Dozen
A quickly moving storm spawned tornadoes, high winds and baseball-sized hail from Texas to Michigan last night, killing one person in Texas and injuring at least two dozen others. A 4-year-old Kansas girl died earlier in the day in the aftermath of...
Tough Lebanon Task Awaits U.N
SHAKRA, Lebanon -- Irish peacekeeper John Mahoney, in blue U.N. helmet and reinforced flak jacket, kept his tattooed forearm firmly on the machine gun mounted atop his battered white armored personnel carrier as it bounced along a winding valley road...
Wary Tomcats Won't Blow off Winless Steam
Jeff McCrone is convinced tonight's game in Roanoke is the most critical game of the Jacksonville Tomcats' inaugural arenafootball2 season -- mostly because it appears as if it should be the easiest. The Tomcats (3-2) need a win to keep pace with...
Wholesale Prices Fall for First Time in More Than a Year
WASHINGTON -- Wholesale prices fell in April for the first time in 14 months as energy costs took their biggest dive in nine years, more than outweighing a sharp jump in food prices. But even with the good news on inflation, economists expect the...
Women's Business Group Honors 3
When Patsy Underwood finally made it to the podium yesterday to receive her business ownership award, she was at a loss for words. "I don't know where to start," said Underwood, president and CEO of Atlantic Laser Inc. of Jacksonville. "They said,...
World's Apes Disappearing at Alarming Rate
LISLE, Ill. -- The world's great apes are hurtling toward extinction at a rate that is alarming scientists. At an urgent meeting this week of wildlife and zoo researchers from 12 nations, experts said new estimates of the populations of chimpanzees,...
WPP Group Buys Young & Rubicam in Biggest Deal in Advertising Industry
NEW YORK -- In the advertising industry's biggest buyout, WPP Group PLC is paying about $4.3 billion in stock for Young & Rubicam Inc., which created the Jell-O jingle, invited soda drinkers to "Be a Pepper" and made Snoopy an insurance salesman....