The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 22, 1999

1–S S–Y
17-Year-Old Killer Stuns Violence-Numbed El Salvador
SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador -- When he was 10, his mother took him out of school because other kids were beating him up. Seven years later, he is the most feared man in El Salvador, a serial killer who has come to epitomize the worst of the country's fierce...
2-Minute Drill
JU AD ON THE MOVE? Jacksonville University Athletic Director Tom Seitz has been contacted by Wichita State about the Shockers' vacant athletic director position. Seitz, who has served as JU's AD for six years, said no interview date has been set,...
[2] Newsmakers
LOUIS-DREYFUS' WONDERFUL WORLD Julia Louis-Dreyfus is now a song-and-dance woman. The Seinfeld actress is heading back to TV, teaming up with Drew Carey for a Wonderful World of Disney musical retelling of the Pinocchio story that will be titled...
[2] Police Briefing
Following are crimes and other incidents in Mandarin reported recently to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Burglary: Four alloy wheels and tires valued at $2,024 together were stolen from Buddy Hutchinson Chevrolet, 10880 Philips Highway. Police...
4-Time Slayer Gets 30 Years
ST. AUGUSTINE -- William Darrell Lindsey Sr., a mechanic and farmworker, was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday for murdering four Florida women between 1988 and 1995. Lindsey, 64, didn't comment at his sentencing, though his lawyer said...
6 Shot at Georgia School Gunman Appeared Suicidal
CONYERS, Ga. -- Exactly a month after the Littleton, Colo., campus massacre, a Rockdale County sophomore despondent over his breakup with a girlfriend walked into his high school commons area with a .22 caliber rifle and shot six students yesterday,...
A Chance Encounter Becomes Legal Bog for Ships
Celebrate 2000 May 22, 1969 A daily look at events in First Coast history It was a chance encounter. They were just two ships passing in the night on the St. Johns River. Unfortunately, the Greek tanker Esperis and British freighter Simonburn...
All Sides Seem to Be Winning the War but NATO Taking Toll on Serb Morale
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- NATO is winning its air war against Yugoslavia. President Slobodan Milosevic is winning his ground war on ethnic Albanians. And while the Kosovo Liberation Army may not be winning, it isn't losing either. The alliance says it...
A Pitching Breakdown Barons Bats Batter Suns
For most of this month, pitching has been the biggest reason why the Jacksonville Suns have made a move into contention in the Southern Leauge's East Division. But last night, what is probably the team's biggest strength was a big weakness against...
Architect to Unveil Playground Concept
ORANGE PARK -- Volunteers who have put in months of work on Orange Park's Project Playground will see their efforts move a step closer to reality Thursday. That's when the architect comes to town. John Dean of Leathers & Associates of Utica,...
Area's Unemployment Rate Still Low Companies Struggle to Fill Job Openings
Jacksonville's unemployment rate held steady at 3.1 percent in April for the third straight month but job growth slowed somewhat, the Florida Bureau of Labor Market Information reported yesterday. The number of jobs on employer payrolls in the Jacksonville...
As Russia, China Visitors Grew, Labs Reduced Security
WASHINGTON -- After President Clinton took office, the Energy Department allowed two of its most sensitive nuclear weapons labs to halt background checks on foreign guests to cope with soaring numbers of visiting Chinese and Russian scientists. ...
Assassination Frightens Italy Slaying May Signal Red Brigade's Return
ROME -- A briefcase lying on a bloodied sidewalk. A grieving widow. A commando communique. The killing of a labor official, claimed by the militant Red Brigades, terrifies Italians, who worried yesterday about a possible return to the political...
Australia, Here We Come
Jacksonville University basketball coach Hugh Durham and his team are on a two-week exhibition tour of Australia Departure day has finally arrived. At 3:50 p.m. today, the Dolphins board Delta No. 1059 for the too-many-hours' flight to Sydney, Australia....
A Whole Different View of the Cannes Film Festival Young Moviemaker Makes the Most of His Experience
CANNES, France -- Sunup at Cannes. Cell phones start ringing at the seaside Hotel du Cap, home to the very biggest stars this fortnight. Soon, Mel Gibson, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Sean Connery will be toweling off and sipping their morning coffee....
BEAR SEASON OPENS Nicklaus Shoots `Peaceful' 2-Over
AVONDALE, Pa. -- A few months shy of 60, Jack Nicklaus is more Silver Bear than Golden Bear. His once-blond hair is flecked with gray, his left hip is artificial and his best days on the golf course are only a memory. That doesn't mean he doesn't...
Best-Laid Plans Don't Always Help Georgia School Learns Hard Way
CONYERS, Ga. -- Jim Borland came home from a business trip last month to find his 18-year-old son, Graham, gripped by news of carnage at a high school in Littleton, Colo. "You know, this could happen in our school system," the teenager recalls warning...
Bikers Battle for Space despite Gains, Cars Still Rule
Three years after Jacksonville committed to build more bike lanes and install bike racks for the first time on buses, the city's small but avid corps of bicyclists say it's a little easier to get around, but cars still rule. About 100 people participated...
Birth of a Beach Was a Promotional Tidal Wave
Celebrate 2000 May 23, 1925 A daily look at events in First Coast history The Beach was dead! Long live the Beach! With the tick of a clock May 23, 1925, the turn of a tide, Jacksonville Beach was born. Pablo Beach became history on the...
Black Democrats Planning Strategy Winning Back Voters on Agenda
ORLANDO -- The state's black Democratic leadership gathered to "unify interests, not to highlight division" in discussing the 2000 election and redistricting. The statewide conference, organized by U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek of Miami, was an attempt...
Black Democrats to Mend Fences United Effort Sought for 2000
TALLAHASSEE -- After a tumultuous year that led to rifts in the party, many of the state's top black Democrats will gather in Orlando today to try to pull together for the 2000 elections. U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek of Miami called the all-day meeting...
Bolles Ball Team Wins Championship
The Bolles School's middle school baseball team had it all: A pair of solid pitchers and an overpowering offense. The mixture resulted in a Southern Conference championship. Bolles rolled to a 10-1 record in a conference that included Mandarin,...
Bradley Campaign Coming Together Candidate Stops in Jacksonville
Democrat Bill Bradley laid out a vision for politics last night that he hopes will transform America -- and carry him to the presidency. Speaking at a $250-a-person Jacksonville fund-raiser, Bradley promised to stick to campaign finance limits,...
Buying Car `as Is'? Check for Problems That Come with Deal
Dear Call Box: I will be buying a used car soon and wondered if you have any advice. Is there a three-day cooling off rule for buying used cars? -- L.D. Dear L.D. There is no three-day cooling off rule for used cars. Once you buy it, it's yours....
Cable TV Outage Fee Proposed
ORANGE PARK -- Imagine receiving $5 every time cable television service to your home is disrupted more than an hour in any 24-hour period. Imagine telephoning the cable TV company to complain and actually being connected relatively quickly to a...
Campaign Donor Pleads Guilty Penalty Deal Assures Cooperation with Federal Investigation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Presidential friend and fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations yesterday and agreed to cooperate in an investigation of illegal Asian donations to Democrats. Justice Department prosecutors...
Cancer Survivors Garden Is on Track Planned for FCCJ Downtown Campus
Though plans for a proposed 14-acre botanical garden on campus have fallen through, a $1 million cancer survivors garden on the Florida Community College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus is expected to be under construction this summer and completed...
Career Heads in Right Direction with Compass Repair Business
Steve Colt says while he never decided what he wanted to be when he grew up, that didn't stop him from having more than one career. After 21 years in the Navy, he turned to teaching math at Wilkinson Junior High School. Ten years later, he was ready...
CHINA Cold War Revival
President Clinton's search for a legacy may be over. If a Washington Post report is correct, he can legitimately claim credit for reviving the Cold War with China. The Post quotes various Western and Chinese analysts as saying the carnage in Yugoslavia...
City Hails New 'Gateway' Long-Awaited Upgrade to Pier Seen as Plus for Green Cove
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- People who grew up in Green Cove Springs say there has always been a city pier, on the St. Johns River at the end of Walnut Street. The first incarnation dated back to the mid-1800s, when the city was developing itself as a...
Clash with Draft's Old Guard Puts Continent between Kin
In England, 63-year-old Preston King is a university professor, author and respected political philosopher. In America, where he was born and raised, King has been a fugitive for almost four decades, a wanted man who faces arrest if he sets foot...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It tastes like hairy raw green beans." -- Ed Bostick, a biology professor at Kennesaw State University, on his recipe for kudzu quiche. Story on this page. PUBLIC FORUMS The Vision Development Team of the Glynn County School...
Columbine Ready to Move on Graduation Mixes Healing, Sadness
LITTLETON, Colo. -- The people at Columbine High School worked for weeks to ensure that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold would not claim one last victim: Graduation. Raw grief, after all, is not supposed to be an element in the bittersweet mix of anticipation...
Councilman Not Giving Up
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- City Councilman Matthew Tinney said he will honor his commitment to his constituents and remain in office, despite his frustration at the council's failure to give him a leadership position. But he said he still believed that...
Council Members to Tour City Freshmen Seek to Learn about Colleagues' Districts
The 14 new Jacksonville City Council members who will take office July 1 believe bus tours may provide the key to making their transition a smoother one. Members-elect Jerry Holland, Lad Daniels and Doyle Carter came up with the idea for taking...
Council Pair's Last Projects: New Names
Two City Council members who will leave office July 1 want to rename some of Jacksonville's parks, tennis courts, streets and community centers for several area leaders, including a current councilman and the father of another councilman. Councilman...
Council Up in Arms over Zoning
Jacksonville City Councilman Mike Hogan tells a story about how delighted his parents were to build their home on the Westside next to a large pasture. They knew the home would always have a good value, until the pastureland became the Ramona Park...
De la Hoya Returns to Old-School Form
Oscar De La Hoya could probably take it easy tonight, box Oba Carr for 12 rounds and add another $5 million to his already fat bank account. With a megafight slated with fellow welterweight champion Felix Trinidad and other big bouts ahead, it would...
Detective Kills Officer He Dated, Then Himself
SAVANNAH -- A former Savannah policeman killed an officer he was dating before turning the gun on himself in a mall parking lot, officials said. Police who knew them, Cpl. Christy Mayes and former detective Kenneth Griffin, say the relationship...
DNA to Unlock War Remains Effort a First for Pentagon
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon for the first time will attempt to use DNA technology to identify remains of U.S. troops killed in the Korean War and buried as "unknowns" at the National Memorial Cemetery in Hawaii. About 70 sets of remains are candidates...
`Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' Returns to CBS in Movie Form
HOLLYWOOD -- Shots and hoofbeats echoed through the trees of a Western movie ranch near Santa Clarita, Calif., as a camera truck careened around the bend, followed by glamorous actress Jane Seymour driving a buckboard at breakneck speed with a company...
E-Grocers Bagging Support Some of Internet's Elite Bet on Success
NEW YORK -- You'll buy a book, balance your checkbook and even invest in stocks over the Internet. But when it comes time for grocery shopping, most folks still hop in the car and head for the supermarket. That may change soon. Some of the Internet's...
GOP Vows to Protect Trust Fund
WASHINGTON -- Republicans who control Congress are determined to end decades of raids on the Social Security trust fund by locking the money away under strict congressional control, the GOP said yesterday. Rep. James Rogan, R-Calif., promised in...
Gore Campaign Hampered by Image as Stiff No. 2
In the midst of Al Gore's current travails -- as he lags in the polls behind a Texas governor with no national track record, and behind a former Red Cross leader who has never run for elective office -- perhaps he can console himself with the knowledge...
Grunfeld Has a Distant View
NEW YORK -- Like the rest of the New York Knicks, Ernie Grunfeld had the day off yesterday. Unlike the others, he won't be back at Madison Square Garden when their series against the Atlanta Hawks resumes. Grunfeld, the former general manager...
Gun-Law Furor Set in House Volatile Issue Dividing Parties
WASHINGTON -- A three-way battle is shaping up in the House over the same issue that snarled the Senate in testy debate the past week: gun control. Most Democrats and some Republicans seem willing to copy much of what the Senate adopted when it...
Here's One Solution to Cure That Funk over All That Junk
Q: We are mad about flea markets, yard sales, auctions -- mad about other people's junk, my husband says! For 15 years, since we were married, we've been living with our accumulations. I can't even call them "collections," there's so much different...
Hogan's `Forums' a Real Hit He's Held 100 Town Meetings
City Councilman Mike Hogan reached a milestone this past week -- his 100th town meeting. While running for his first term in 1991, Hogan heard complaints that government was too far removed from the people. So twice a year, Hogan started holding...
Hopefuls Take Up Gun Laws Candidates Speak at GOP Conference
AUGUSTA -- A sterner guiding hand from parents and stronger discipline from teachers -- not more gun control laws -- are the best ways to prevent more outbreaks of school violence, two Republican presidential candidates said yesterday. Former Tennessee...
Horn World Descends on Athens Classes, Concerts Top Annual Meet
ATHENS, Ga. -- Hundreds of musicians are tooting their horns in Athens -- site of this week's International Horn Society. The five-day symposium of French horn aficionados includes classes by top players and teachers, recitals and concerts at churches...
Hurricane Season on Way; '98 Victims Still Recovering
KEY WEST -- Eight months after Hurricane Georges sent a neighbor's fishing boat crashing through his living room wall, John Strock is still sleeping in his garage. The waterfront cottage his father built hasn't been repaired since the storm rumbled...
Ice Rink Gets New Landlord Renovation Set for Skate World
Skate World has a new landlord, and it soon may have a new look. The Jacksonville company turning the former Phillips Mall into a business park has purchased the nearby land that Skate World sits on and plans a renovation of the 101,000-square-foot...
Israel Gets to Know New Leader Campaign Allowed Little Personality
JERUSALEM -- Israeli voters made a remarkable leap of faith last week. They elected a new prime minister by a landslide -- knowing little beyond broad outlines of his politics, his policies or his personal philosophy. Now Ehud Barak is beginning...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "We find it extremely odd that she hasn't made contact with her 15-year-old son or her mother." -- Police Sgt. Scott McLeod, speaking of Jody Anne Hicks who disappeared May 10 after shopping in St. Augustine. Story on this page....
Jags Could Have Edge If Cowboys Cut Deion
An interesting plot could be developing with Dallas Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders that is sure to intrigue the Jacksonville Jaguars front office. Until Sanders injured his big toe last November against Arizona, the Cowboys were moving toward extending...
Jags' Taylor to Stick with Black
Jaguars running back Fred Taylor said yesterday he will continue employing William "Tank" Black as his agent, even though the NFL Players Association filed a disciplinary complaint against Black this week. The NFLPA, through its agent disciplinary...
Jury Foreman Urges Steele Retrial
WASHINGTON -- Jurors voted 9-3 to convict Julie Hiatt Steele, and prosecutor Kenneth Starr should "seriously consider" retrying the case, the jury foreman said yesterday. Jack Hawxhurst said the evidence that Steele lied in Starr's investigation...
Kenny Girls Do It Again at State Track Meet
When the Bishop Kenny girls track and field team entered the gates of the Class 4A state track and field meet last Thursday, you could hear the murmurs from the other teams. Gainesville's Percy Beard Field was, after all, the site of last year's...
Kids Finding Ways to Obtain Weapons Study Shows Adults Main Gun Pipeline
WASHINGTON -- From his grandfather's house, 12-year-old Andrew Golden got the guns he used to shoot up his Jonesboro, Ark., classmates. In Colorado, Dylan Klebold had his girlfriend buy guns for him because she was just old enough to make a legal purchase...
Larger Kosovo Peacekeeping Forces Likely Needed More Americans Would Face Call
WASHINGTON -- Peace in Kosovo will take nearly twice as many American peacekeepers as originally envisioned, military planners are finding. As NATO diplomats last week struggled to find a settlement to the Kosovo conflict that will permit Kosovar...
Life on the Beach
ATLANTIC BEACH A group that is revitalizing the oceanfront district on Atlantic Boulevard has rejected a $1.1 million bid that was nearly twice what the agency wants to spend on landscaping, curbing and paving. Town Center voted Tuesday night...
Lucci Won't Miss Losing Streak Daytime Star Ends 18-Year Emmy Wait
NEW YORK -- The streak that made her famous is over, but Susan Lucci won't miss it a bit. Not at all. Her 18 years of losses came to overshadow Lucci's acting as the villainous Erica Kane on ABC's All My Children and the Daytime Emmys itself before...
Lucky Lucci Captures Emmy on 19th Attempt
NEW YORK -- After 18 nominations and 18 losses, hard-luck soap star Susan Lucci finally came up a winner. Lucci, whose status as a longtime loser often overshadowed her work, won the Daytime Emmy award for best actress yesterday for portraying the...
Making Net Gains Belfour Shaking Image as Big-Game Flop
DALLAS -- Ed Belfour of the Dallas Stars is intent on shaking his reputation as a goaltender who can't win the big one. There would be no better way to do it than by outdueling Colorado's Patrick Roy in the Western Conference finals. When the...
Making the Grade -- and More 7th-Graders Succeed on College Entrance Tests
St. Johns County seventh-grader Stephen Donoho took a college entrance exam this year. And though the Fruit Cove 13-year-old didn't study for it, he outscored 90 percent of the nation's high school seniors who took the same test. "I am firmly...
Manatee Deaths Prompt Lawsuit 1999 First Quarter Highest Count Ever
ORLANDO -- Manatee advocates say they will sue state and federal officials to bring about stricter enforcement of boat speeds and waterfront development laws in light of a jump in the number of boat-related deaths in the past 15 months. "We're very...
Man, Son Found Dead at Home
A father and son were found dead in their Arlington apartment yesterday, but police said there are few clues about how they died. Francis Ruffner, 46, and Shawn Ruffner, 23, were found about 1 p.m. at 1205 Easter St. A neighbor found them upon...
Missing Woman Sought Trail Ends after May 10 Purchases
Jody Anne Hicks hasn't been seen since she bought a new outfit from a St. Augustine clothing boutique almost two weeks ago. The Jacksonville insurance saleswoman's car was found in Sawgrass six days later with food scattered around it, her new outfit...
Modern Fish Servers Evolved from Early Knives and Forks
One's fingers were possibly the earliest serving spoons and forks. Later, shells or carved horns were used. By the Middle Ages, the serving pieces included a carving knife with a broad blade, a skewer and perhaps a fork. These pieces gradually became...
Morning Briefing
MARKETS HEAD DOWN IN LISTLESS TRADING Stock prices were mixed yesterday as investors, worried about the effect rising interest rates might have on big-name stocks, moved money into small-cap issues. Broader stock indicators were mixed. Most indexes...
Most Optimistic on Y2K Threat but They'll Get Extra Cash Just in Case
WASHINGTON -- Most people in a new survey say they anticipate little effect from the year 2000 computer problem on their bank accounts -- but that's not stopping them from setting aside a little extra cash in the days before New Year's. A new Gallup...
Nation Briefing
TITAN IV ROCKET MAKES FIRST SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Titan IVB rocket carrying a classified satellite lifted off and separated from its booster early yesterday, marking the first successful launch after a series of...
NATO Insists Raid Accuracy Nearly Perfect No Pause in Belgrade Attacks
NATO and the United States apologized yesterday for another errant air attack that damaged the Swiss Embassy in Belgrade during a diplomatic reception but also defended the air campaign as one of the most accurate in modern warfare. In describing...
New State GOP Chief Seeks Unity
AUGUSTA -- Georgia Republicans left their annual convention yesterday with a better feel for the field of GOP presidential hopefuls and a new chairman to lead the party into the 2000 elections. "The message I'd like to take out of here is unity...
New Traditions Breakfast, Lunch Spot Opens Inside Historic Club
The group reviving the Historic Seminole Club realized part of its dream yesterday when a restaurant opened on the first floor of the downtown club, which sat dark for nine years. Traditions at the Historic Seminole Club serves breakfast and lunch...
No Easy No Cure for Tomato Wilt
Q: My tomato plants are wilting even though they are getting plenty of water. What's wrong with them. A: Tomatos are susceptible to several diseases, including three kinds of wilts. The wilting indicates that your plants are infected with fusarium,...
No Evans Link Found with Columbine
EVANS -- Authorities have found no connection between the students responsible for the school massacre in Colorado and two Evans High School students arrested the day before the April 20 shooting. "At this point, there appears to be no connection,"...
No Stain, No Gain Craftsman Is Committed to Stained-Glass Restoration in Springfield
Old, run-down houses in Springfield attract a different breed of people. Psychologists might label them compulsive rescuers. A.J. Shreve simplifies it. "We are crazy," said Shreve. Why else, he and other Springfield restoration pioneers figure,...
Nuclear Arms Initiatives Eroded by NATO Strikes
MOSCOW -- The NATO strikes against Yugoslavia and resulting tensions with Russia and China have created serious new threats to nuclear arms reduction measures and other global arms control efforts, many of which were already faltering, according to...
Ozone Is a Pool Alternative to Chemicals
Dear Jim: We spend a lot on chemicals for our swimming pool. I heard of no-chemical ozone pool and spa purifiers. How do they work and are they safe? -- Ed K. Dear Ed: Ozone is probably the best swimming pool and spa water purification method available,...
Pacers Gain 3-0 Advantage
PHILADELPHIA -- Different building, same result. The Indiana Pacers are just as calm, and devastatingly effective no matter where they play. With 29 points from Reggie Miller and a meticulous attack befitting their playoff experience, the Pacers...
Panel OKs Embryo Research
WASHINGTON -- A presidentially appointed ethics panel has decided to recommend that the federal government begin funding some research on human embryos, saying the moral cost of destroying embryos in research is outweighed by the social good that could...
Peca Is Sabres' Appointed Pest
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wiry, bespectacled Michael Peca of the Buffalo Sabres is no menace in street clothes. On the ice, the former Selke Trophy winner as the NHL's top defensive forward has been quite a bit of trouble for the likes of Alexei Yashin,...
Phillies GM Fires Back at Schilling
PHILADELPHIA -- This would be perfect for an editorial cartoon: Curt Schilling, enormous and menacing on the mound, unleashes a sizzling fastball. Standing at the plate with a skinny bat is Phillies General Manager Ed Wade. Two days after Schilling...
Phonefee Fight Continues Court Orders FCC to Review '97 Decision
WASHINGTON -- A battle over fees that make up a big part of long-distance bills is headed back to federal regulators. A federal appeals court said the way the fees were calculated wasn't adequately explained. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
Police Briefing
Following are crimes and other incidents on the Westside reported recently to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Throwing deadly missiles: Two boys, both 14, were arrested and charged with throwing deadly missiles after police caught them in...
Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Drug Case
A Jacksonville police officer arrested in February after paying undercover officers $90,000 for 11 pounds of cocaine pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to dealing and transporting the drug. Carl Kohn Jr. admitted selling cocaine while in...
Professor Gets to Root of Kudzu
KENNESAW -- Kudzu may be a weed to most people, but its scientific, culinary and ornamental qualities have captured Ed Bostick's fascination. Bostick, a biology professor at Kennesaw State University, has been known to jump in a kudzu patch or have...
Rams' No. 2 Pitcher Delivered No. 1 Effort
Charlie Farah always asked his coach to start the big games. Being behind potential first-round draft pick Brett Myers in the Englewood pitching rotation, coach Mike Boswell rarely needed Farah for the top opponents. But he started the biggest game...
Raytheon Drops Internet Chat Suit
BOSTON -- When the Raytheon Co. suspected some employees were chatting behind its back on the Internet, the defense contractor took them to court. Claiming 21 people were using aliases to divulge company secrets, Raytheon got their real identities...
Refugees' Exodus Resumes Troops Order People out of Kosovo City
MORINI, Albania -- After a weeklong lull, Kosovo refugees again poured across the Albanian border yesterday, saying Yugoslav forces had come banging on their doors and ordering them out of their homes only hours earlier. The first refugees appeared...
Regency's Old Friend Returning Renovated Library Reopening Today
There's a place opening in Arlington today where visitors can select from 85,000 books, 150 newspapers and magazines and browse the Internet from 31 computers. For those who don't intend to take anything home, there'll be plenty of room to lounge...
REGULATION Undoing Good Deeds
Deregulation of the airline industry is one of the most sensible and successful things Congress has done in decades. The latest bad idea out of Washington would begin reversing airline deregulation. It comes from a Republican, naturally. The...
Rotary Club Honors Thrasher as Clay County Citizen of Year
ORANGE PARK -- Calling him a great American success story, Sen. Jim Horne praised friend and colleague Rep. John Thrasher at a meeting of the Orange Park Rotary Club Tuesday night. "I put him in a class with my dad and my dad was the greatest man...
Sandalwood Rushing toward Winning Ways Powell Carries Saints in Jamboree
The Sandalwood Saints were 13 yards away from their end zone, and just as the ball was about to be snapped, in that brief moment of silence, a Sandalwood assistant coach screamed, "Here comes the touchdown." Normally the statement would be considered...
S.C. Pushed for Tritium Output Savannah River Site Panel's Backup Choice
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A U.S. House committee has passed legislation that would make Savannah River Site the top choice for tritium production if commercial reactors in Tennessee cannot be licensed for the job. U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had promised...
Starry Nights Crowd Goes Count Ry
Country music star John Michael Montgomery complained a bit about hitting the high notes after six months off the road, but there were no complaints from the crowd at Starry Nights at the Met at Metropolitan Park on Friday night. WJCT TV-7 officials...
Start New Plants with Cuttings of the Old
Have you seen a plant at a friend or neighbor's home that you want for your own? Don't sneak over at night and dig up the plant. Ask permission to take a few cuttings and try your luck at rooting them. Many plants can be propagated by home gardeners....
St. Johns Names Schools Bartram, Menendez Will Be Namesakes
A scenic street and a Spanish settler are the namesakes of St. Johns County's two new high schools. Names and attendance zones for the 1,500-seat schools opening in 2000 were decided Tuesday night. Committees of parents, students, community members...
Students Hear about Holocaust from Survivor
Mandarin Middle School students learning about the Holocaust set textbooks aside recently to hear a firsthand account. In a crowded classroom, all eyes were glued to 81-year-old Carla Schipper of Mandarin, a Holocaust survivor, who lived in Holland...