The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 4, 2011

Beaches City Touts Wetlands Tourism; A Boardwalk with a Pier Is Expected to Ease Public Access
Byline: Drew Dixon ATLANTIC BEACH | As the city puts the finishing touches on a new boardwalk and pier that stretches 800 feet into two environmental preserves, city officials are hoping it's the beginning of a much broader plan to draw more eco-friendly...
Cities Are Hothouses of Human Progress
What do Hollywood and Silicon Valley have in common? They are focal points for people with similar interests. Modern communication puts people closer together, creating a critical mass of innovation. Cities also are centers of culture. City residents...
Facing Moral Distress in Medicine; Bioethics Conference Will Address the Issue, a Factor in Burnout, Turnover
Byline: Drew Dixon Nurses are under more "moral distress" than ever when dealing with medical decisions and the people and families they impact, and this is contributing to burnout and turnover in the field, say some experts. The Pediatric Bioethics...
Film's Quick Wit Keeps You Occupied
Byline: Matt Soergel TOWER HEIST **1/2 (2 1/2 out of 4 stars) The people behind "Tower Heist" had to be loving the Occupy Wall Street protests as their movie taxied toward theaters this week. For there's One-Percenter Alan Alda, suavely, comfortably...
Gators Start Hot in Exhibition; Warm Greeting for Donovan's Son Billy, Who Scores 13 for Catholic
Byline: Michael DiRocco EXHIBITION Florida (8)***114 Catholic***57 GAINESVILLE | Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan knew his team had the potential to put up a lot of points, but he wasn't expecting what happened in Thursday night's...
Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids 6-12. Kids 5 and younger are admitted free. TODAY Gates open 3-11 p.m. Specials: Seniors admitted free, $25 ride wristband 7 p.m.: Youth beef show 8 p.m.: Phil Vassar concert 8:30...
Group in Talks with Businessto Save Feral Cats; Fears the Animals near a Shopping Center Were Being Trapped, Killed
Byline: Nicole Hernandez An animal advocacy group is trying to negotiate a humane solution with a company that wants feral cats removed from its property. Christine Booras, who had been taking care of the cats for about a year, received a no-trespass...
Jacksonville Journal
'PRISONERS OF WAR' DOCUMENTARY To mark the next Veterans Day, there's a free showing Sunday of a documentary on four First Coast veterans who were POWs. "Prisoners of War: Stolen Freedom," directed by Eric Flagg and Michael Rothfeld, will play from...
Jaguars' GM Needs Time to Get Job Done
Byline: Gene Frenette When Gene Smith was introduced as the Jaguars' general manager in January 2009, there was much rejoicing within the team offices because people who observed his work ethic and how he scouted for 15 years knew it was an overdue...
Jaguars Players Using Bye Week to Recharge; the Passing Game - to Wide Receivers - Is in Particular Need of Work
Byline: Tania Ganguli Jaguars receiver Jarett Dillard is spending three of his CBA-mandated four days off in Philadelphia, visiting his fiancee. He'll get away from football, which doesn't happen during the regular weekly grind of the sport, and...
Josephine O'Leary: 1931-2011; Dedicated Teacher Touched the Hearts of Many Fixture at Sacred Heart Catholic School Had Returned to Ireland
Byline: Sandy Strickland During her 48 years at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Sister Josephine O'Leary learned every student's name - as many as 20,000. She gave them their report cards and encouraged them to do better. She counseled families, helped...
JPA Wants to End Ferry's Drain; after $2.5 Million in Subsidies, the Agency Now Needs Funds for Port Cargo Projects
Byline: David Bauerlein The St. Johns River Ferry cost the Jacksonville Port Authority almost $2.5 million in subsidies the past four years, an expense JPA officials say drains money that could be spent on projects boosting cargo business. The...
Live Music from near and Far Performing at the Fair
Byline: Tom Szaroleta Editor's note: Columnist Heather Lovejoy is out of the office. Her Music Notes will return next week. The Jacksonville Fair is under way at the fairgrounds adjacent to EverBank Field, and live music is a big part of the...
Neighbor Alerts Residents to House Fire; Early Riser Spots Flames, Awakens Family before Firefighters Arrive
Byline: Clifford Davis Concerned neighbors and Jacksonville firefighters saved a woman and her elderly father and uncle from a Lackawanna house fire Thursday morning. A neighbor woke up about 6 a.m. for work and spotted flames and smoke coming...
Parents Weigh in on Magnet Policy Changes
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski Parents showed up en masse to a community meeting Thursday night to tell Duval County school district officials to leave the magnet school neighborhood preference policy intact. Most wearing bright orange stickers saying...
Restaurants Fete Vets with Freebies
Byline: Gary T. Mills Attention restaurateurs: If your restaurant is planning a special Thanksgiving Day dinner, share it with us so that our readers can make plans for the upcoming holiday. Send your Thanksgiving meal details, including cost, as...
Sleiman Joins Cain Team, Says Philosophies Match; Remembers Small Start for Rick Scott: 'Look How That Turned Out'
Byline: Matt Dixon TALLAHASSEE | You can chalk this one up as a victory for the old-fashioned art of grinning and gripping. Outspoken Jacksonville developer Toney Sleiman was planning on supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry's bid for the Republican...
T-U 2
Byline: Garry Smits 2 CENTS NO NEED FOR AN OUTLAW IMAGE Remember the legendary image of the early days of NASCAR when future team owners, crew chiefs and even drivers got their start building very fast cars for the express purpose of loading...
UF's Easley Won't Face Charges; State Attorney Says All Involved, Witnesses Included, Behaved Badly
Byline: Michael DiRocco Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley will not face charges relating to a sworn complaint filed by the University of Florida Police Department that alleged he attacked a former Alabama player last month. State Attorney...
Week 10 Preview
THREE GAMES TO WATCH FIRST COAST (7-0, 1-0) AT WHITE (6-2, 0-1), 7 P.M. The playoffs have arrived early at White for this District 2-7A contest. The Commanders must find a way to end First Coast's perfect season or they will be home for the playoffs...