The Florida Times Union

Articles from September 30, 2000

10 Counties Must Adopt 386 Area Code
TALLAHASSEE -- With cell phones, fax lines and home computers fueling massive demand, the state yesterday carved most of Northeast Florida into two area codes to create more telephone numbers. The change, approved by the Public Service Commission,...
1 in 5 Lumpectomies Incomplete, Study Says Treatment Plan on Rise for Breast Cancer
LONDON -- The proportion of women with early stage breast cancer receiving incorrect treatment in the United States has nearly doubled in the 1990s, increasing from 12 percent in 1989 to 22 percent by 1995, a new study says. The reason is the growing...
2 Contend for Commission Seat
One race. One party. That's all that's on tap Tuesday when Nassau County holds its runoff. Former County Commissioner Tom Branan faces political newcomer Vickie Samus in the Republican race for the District 3 County Commission seat, which covers...
2 Recall Escape from Boat That Sank Ferry Slams into Rocky Islet in Greece
PAROS, Greece -- The sunset on the Aegean Sea had been spectacular and now the two friends awaited their night docking in Paros harbor. A gale wind kicked spray off the sea and howled through the ferry's metal rails. But Heidi Hart and Christine...
45 Turn out for Barrett Cancer Run
About 45 runners turned out to run cancer into the ground during the first Beth Mills Barrett Memorial 5K run at the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life Celebration in Fernandina Beach. The Sept. 23 event was held to honor Beth Mills...
Activists Proposing Water Policy Bill of Rights Unveiled Today 'Common Sense'
ATLANTA -- At first blush, they look like common sense. Clean water is vital to the public's health and well-being, water is a public resource and people have the right to use water on their properties as long as it doesn't interfere with others. ...
American Beach Subject of PBS Show
Several Amelia Island residents might be coming into area homes via the television. A film company confirmed American Beach is the subject of a recently filmed PBS documentary. The show, which likely will air in February, focuses on the beach's...
Annie Cast Shines in Local Production
There's not one famous name in the cast of Annie, which arrived in Jacksonville yesterday for four shows; in fact, most of the actors are on their first national tour. Which proves, I guess, that there's a lot of talent out there. Because this is...
Army Veteran Takes on a New Position -- as Church Pastor
Sixty-eight may seem like an unusual age to begin a new career, but for the Rev. George F. Herring Sr., the newly installed pastor at O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church off Florida A1A in the O'Neal community, it's just right. The 20-year Army veteran...
A Temporary Setback ATS Professional Service Regaining Foothold in Executive Recruiting Field
Smiles, and dollar signs, were in abundance in 1992 when a 15-year-old Jacksonville temporary hiring outfit named ATS decided to team up with a trio of similar businesses. Within two years, the combined company, which named itself AccuStaff, would...
Athens Kids Exchange Art with Russians
ATHENS -- Glenda Ashley, a seventh-grader at W.R. Coile Middle School in Clarke County, is drawing a picture of her family's Independence Day celebration as part of an art swap with students in Russia. Artwork by 50 students in Artemovsky, Russia,...
Atlantic Beach's Site Full of Tidbits
http://www.ci.atlantic-beach.fl.us/ When you get right down to it, there's little need for Web site creators to inform visitors that a site is "under construction." Practically all sites are perpetual works in progress. Such is the case with the...
Boston Neighborhood Fund Fighting High Costs of Living Sellers' Profits Helping Others
BOSTON -- Buy low, sell high: It's a homeowner's dream that is coming true in this city thanks to soaring property values. But while sellers profit, the poor struggle to pay rising rents. In Boston's resurgent Jamaica Plain neighborhood, however,...
Bush Urges Alaska Oil Drilling Gore Scoffs at Using Lands
SAGINAW, Mich. -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush announced details of plans to spark U.S. oil production by drilling in Alaska and elsewhere yesterday, asserting the Clinton-Gore administration had left America "at the mercy of big foreign oil." Vice...
Businesses Pay Up for Role in Debates Sponsors Receive Exposure in Return
WASHINGTON -- The debates between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore are being underwritten by contributions from several companies with major business pending before the government. For their largesse to the Commission on Presidential Debates,...
Cattle Ranchers Get Course on Ultrasound Technology
Vegetarians might want to skip over this report. But those who enjoy an occasional tender, juicy steak might be interested. Cattle ranchers from throughout Northeast Florida will meet at the Clay County Fairgrounds Tuesday evening to learn how to...
Chain Reaction Hits NE Florida Group Fighting Birth Defects
When students listen to the daily announcements this year at St. Johns Country Day School, they can hear the voice of Bill Whitmire, 17, urging them to start taking folic acid now so they can have healthy babies in the future. When students walked...
Cheney Brings Promise to First Coast Nominee Rouses Crowd with Talk about Military Hundreds Attend Rally
Dick Cheney's promises of better resources for the armed forces and fewer "unwise deployments" were nearly lost in the thunder of supporters yesterday who turned out in fiercely pro-military Jacksonville to hear the Republican vice presidential nominee....
Church Healing after Betrayal Former Pastor Fooled Many
BRUNSWICK -- A Brunswick church rocked by the conviction of its pastor and his wife in a North Carolina real estate investment scheme has no plans to close its doors, the interim pastor said yesterday. Diane Edwards said the 2 1/2-year-old Ministry...
City to Review Senior Services Transportation Squabble Underscores Problems
In the glare of well-publicized problems, key members of the Jacksonville City Council plan a top-to-bottom survey of city programs serving the transportation needs of senior citizens and the disabled. The study, to begin next month in the council's...
Clay Chamber of Commerce Honors Military Contributions
A single Clay County mother who is based at Jacksonville Naval Air Station and volunteers in a multitude of areas was honored this week as the Chamber of Commerce's Military Person of the Year. Tracey LeNaye Mitchell, who is a claims paralegal for...
Clay Halts Emergency Service to Bradford Residents
Clay County has provided first-response emergency rescue service for injured and seriously ill residents of southern Bradford County for years. But as of tomorrow, that free service will come to an end. Jim Corbin, boss of Clay County's fire...
Clay Roots Important to Miss Florida
The countdown has begun for Candace Rodatz, the only Miss Florida pageant winner ever from Clay County and the second from Northeast Florida. On Oct. 14, she'll be in Atlantic City waiting to see whether she can follow in the footsteps of Leanza...
Clay Students to Profit at Career Day
In November, students from all five Clay County high schools will get a taste of the variety of careers available in their hometowns. And they might even get jobs. The Nov. 14 event will be the first such countywide "career extravaganza" and...
Clinton Will Stop in Jacksonville President to Rally for Brown, the White House Confirms
********** CORRECTION October 3, 2000 Tickets to a Jacksonville rally where President Clinton will speak tomorrow are available at U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's campaign headquarters in the Gateway Shopping Center, 5238-13 Norwood Avenue, and...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "There's nothing being put forth here that's anything but common sense." -- Deborah Sheppard, the Altamaha Riverkeeper, speaking about the newly defined Water Bill of Rights at a meeting in Darien yesterday. Story, this page. ...
Collection Perfection Interior Decorator Donna Wilson Understands That You Are What You Keep -- So Don't Allow Your Treasured Displays to Turn into Clutter
Mary Engelbreit, artist and national maven of cozy home design, says the definitive number is three. Terry Kovel, co-author of more than 75 books on antiques and collectibles and a syndicated newspaper column, says it's five. The debate: What...
Companionship -- and a Good Cause Lunch Bunch Donates Gifts
The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach's Lunch Bunch brings more than just a sampling of covered dishes to its members -- there's also food for the soul. Around the long kitchen table, hands are busy. The 10 to 12 members of the Lunch Bunch are busy...
Congress Approves Millions for Port Dredging Projects $7.5 Million for Palm Valley Bridge
WASHINGTON -- With the end of the federal budget year arriving this weekend, Congress continues to struggle to finish next year's budget. As lawmakers toiled, Jacksonville and Southeast Georgia benefited from numerous additions to a conference report...
Court to Decide Rights of Pregnant Drug Users Opponents Say Tests Violate Constitution
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Lori Griffin was about to go home from the hospital after an overnight stay for premature labor pains. Instead, she was slapped in handcuffs after testing positive for cocaine. "They told me I was under arrest for distributing...
DEFENSE the Small Stick
Air Force Gen. Michael Ryan put military preparedness in perspective this week when he told a Senate committee that "our people are deploying over three times more often with a force 60 percent of its former size." As Ryan implied, the United States...
Doctor's Legacy Helps Others Learn Grant a Boon to Students
Freshman Allison Thoms never met the man who's helping put her through the University of North Florida. Barely three weeks into her first semester, the pre-med major learned that physician Roger Ernest Ferrell Jr. had died in the wee hours during...
Dolphins' Return to Sea Nears 10th Anniversary
TAMPA -- Pioneers Echo and Misha are marking a milestone -- the 10th anniversary of the successful return to the wild of two male bottle-nosed dolphins that had been used in laboratory studies. "We had to see what the dolphins would tell us," said...
Domestic Violence Month Is October
Every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world a woman is abused. That abuse is not always physical -- it can take other forms.. Every 15 seconds is a scary thought, according to Sharon Youngerman, executive director of Quigley House. It's even scarier...
Eddie Wins 'Big Brother' Jackpot Beat out 9 Others for $500,000
LOS ANGELES -- The 88-day endurance test is over. Eddie McGee, the blunt New Yorker who lost his left leg to cancer, won a half million dollars as the survivor on the CBS reality show Big Brother. Fans of the show overwhelmingly chose the University...
Episcopal Not Missing a Beat with Less-Experienced Squad Than in '99
After reaching the state 3A semifinals last season, the Episcopal volleyball team lost all but two of its starters. The Eagles, however, did not miss a beat. Currently 12-1, with its only loss coming from fierce district 4-3A rival Bolles (15-10,...
Exhibit on Teen Pregnancy Set for Karpeles
A new photography exhibit opening this week at a Springfield museum is designed to make teenagers think about the consequences of teen pregnancy and parenthood. Children of Children: Portraits and Stories of Teenage Parents goes up Monday at the...
First Night Fans Hope for Next Year
ATLANTIC BEACH -- To the disappointment of many, the city's annual New Year's Eve celebration called First Night has been called off this year. But plans are under way to revive the event next year. The group that oversees First Night canceled...
Fletcher Violence a 'Rivalry' Dispute Was Long-Simmering
A Beaches neighborhood rivalry that's been brewing for as long as a decade led to two fights at Fletcher High School this week, including one in which 11 students were arrested, police and school officials said. Groups of teenagers from Jacksonville...
Florida GOP Returns Thousands from Donor Convicted of Fraud Millionaire Had Given since 1998
TALLAHASSEE -- George W. Bush and the Florida Republican Party decided yesterday to return thousands of dollars in donations to a contributor with a troubled record of selling "alternative" medicines. A. Glenn Braswell has earned millions selling...
From Back Yard to Wildlife Refuge Couple Turns Outdoor Area into Subdivision Sanctuary
When Norm Dunn moved into his home a year ago, he and his new bride, Judy, filled it with things they love, including family photographs and a piano with Judy Dunn's music books nearby. Momentos of Norm Dunn's service in the Navy and the Air Force...
Fund-Raisers Aimed at Preserving School
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- A group of community leaders is banking on two upcoming fund-raisers to help save a red brick elementary school that was once the center of Jacksonville Beach's black community. The Jacksonville Beach Elementary Preservation...
Funds to Help Poor Get on Feet Millions Will Get State off Welfare, into Work
ATLANTA -- The state is using $145 million in leftover federal welfare funds to get more Georgians off public assistance and onto the workforce. But some advocates for the poor say the money still won't be enough to address the needs, while others...
Gardening Tasks Easier in October
September lived up to its reputation of being the wettest month of the year. With October comes drier weather (we think) and also cooler temperatures (we hope) that should make working in the landscape lots more pleasant. Here's a list of tasks for...
Gators' Defense under Scrutiny Spurrier Looks for Improvement
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Jon Hoke says he doesn't read newspapers during the college football season, but there's no way Florida's defensive coordinator can not know his work is under fire -- because some of the criticism has come from his boss. More...
Hogs Praise Carter Arkansas Worried about Georgia QB
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For the skinny on Georgia vs. Arkansas, take a postgame peek at the statistics of Bulldogs quarterback Quincy Carter. "When Quincy Carter goes, that whole team goes," said Arkansas coach Houston Nutt, whose team faces Georgia...
Howard Better Than Record
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida A&M, which has blown out every opponent it has faced this season, takes on Howard today at Bragg Stadium, where FAMU has not lost since the 1998 season opener. The undefeated Rattlers are ranked fourth in the nation. The...
Howard Dreaming of the Future Plans Already Turn to Next Olympics
The bad emotions are fleeting for Jessica Howard. Of course, no one could blame her it they weren't these days as hour after hour of Olympic competition airs on network and cable television. Howard, the best rhythmic gymnast in the country, had...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "The church is not there for Pastor Simpson. The church is there because God established the church for the ministry." -- Diane Edwards, interim pastor at Ministry Center in Brunswick, Ga., about former pastor James Simpson, convicted...
Jaguars Notebook
PLAYERS HOLD MEETING TO BOOST MORALE The Jaguars held a players-only meeting yesterday following practice to air some of their troubles. The 10-minute meeting was held on the practice field and called by veteran middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson....
Judge Won't Block Swimming Pool Safety Enforcement Challenge Calls Statute 'Confusing'
TALLAHASSEE -- A trial judge yesterday refused to stop enforcement of a pool-safety law that goes into effect tomorrow, saying he didn't see the emergency warned of by critics of the law. A lawsuit filed this week by a Tallahassee businessman argues...
JU Needs Breakthrough Win
The Jacksonville University football team believes that it's just a step or two away from turning around the season. Both defensive coordinator Shap Boyd and backup quarterback Scott Brickley say it's all a matter of things "clicking" on the field....
Kids Told: 'It's OK to Touch' at Museum, It's 'Hands-On'
The roof line of the non-profit Hands-On Children's Museum at 8580 Beach Blvd. looks like a castle, its crenelated battlements soaring above the busy commuter road. And when the little interactive museum opens Monday, museum founder Pam Locke said,...
Land Conservation to Get $12 Billion 6-Year Plan Goes for Many Projects
WASHINGTON -- The White House yesterday embraced a congressional compromise to pump at least $1.6 billion a year into a new land conservation program over the next six years. "We're delighted with the result," said George Frampton, chairman of the...
Life on the Beach
JACKSONVILLE BEACH PARK UPGRADES -- The City Council will discuss park improvements at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 11 Third. St. N. The council will be asked to approve an application for a $350,000 state grant for a new field and restrooms at...
Maryland to Log Bullet Fingerprints Spent Casings to Go in Database
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Beginning tomorrow, with every new handgun sold in Maryland, the manufacturer will have to give state police a spent shell casing carrying the weapon's ballistic fingerprint. Under the law -- the first of its kind in the nation...
Meet Bryana Owens
She's only 9. And she learned to ride a two-wheeler only two years ago, mostly in her Mandarin neighborhood, then on longer weekly rides with her family. But last weekend, Bryana Owens did 95 miles on her 21-speed touring bicycle during the PGA...
Meet John Beach
It began when John Beach was 6 and his grandmother gave him an Elvis record titled All Shook Up. Beach said he's been "all shook up ever since." That gift spawned a lifelong fascination with the King of Rock 'n' Roll that led the Argyle Forest...
Meet Terry Akins
Terry L. Akins, who has called Woodland Acres home his entire life, is this year's recipient of the Individual Neighborhood Service Award for the Greater Arlington/Beaches Citizens Planning Advisory Committee, presented this month at the Mayor's Neighborhood...
Methodist Church Men's Club Sets Fish Fry
About 300 people are expected to enjoy the fish fry the Fort Caroline United Methodist Church's Men's Club is planning from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7. The fish fry will be at the church, at 8510 Fort Caroline Road, just past the Arlington Branch YMCA....
More Money Burning Holes in Americans' Pockets
WASHINGTON -- Americans saw their incomes grow in August and spent all of it and more, which drove down the nation's savings rate to the lowest point on record. Despite the strong jump in consumer spending, analysts were still betting the Federal Reserve...
Morning Briefing
APPLE WARNING SENDS MARKET LOWER Technology issues again pulled the market lower yesterday after an earnings warning by Apple Computer revived anxiety about corporate profits. Apple's bad news, released late Thursday, came on the heels of one...
Mother Upset over Thefts from Son's Grave
Last Christmas, Kathy O'Steen placed a ceramic Santa Claus on her 6-year-old son's grave. It was stolen. At Easter, she decorated it with a 4-foot windmill, ceramic bunnies and plastic eggs. They, too, were swiped. On Sunday, O'Steen reached...
Nation Briefing
TOWN HOLDS ELECTION; NOBODY BOTHERS TO VOTE NEW ASHFORD, Mass. -- A primary election that didn't spark any competition among local candidates didn't inspire anyone to vote in this tiny western Massachusetts town, either. None of the town's 202...
Neighbor to Neighbor
Question: I've noticed the video cameras atop the light posts on the major traffic arteries around Jacksonville that are part of the Intelligent Transportation System to let authorities view accidents and traffic backups. Are the shots available on...
Newsmakers
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS' GETS ACTING DUES A diverse group of actors and directors, including Jimmy Smits, Billy Dee Williams and James Coburn, are being honored for their efforts to bring diversity to film and television. Nine people will be honored...
Nickerson's Flex May Be Nixed Next
The NFL has outlawed the Dirty Bird and the Bob 'N Weave, and now it's going to make sure Terrell Owens' midfield "prayer" draws a 15-yard penalty. How much longer before Jimmy Smith's touchdown dance and Hardy Nickerson's flexing pose after big hits...
Options Abound for Glass Block Windows
Dear Jim: I am remodeling my home and I plan to use new style decorative glass block windows on the exterior and for interior accents. Are they very energy efficient and are there low-cost do-it-yourself kits? -- Paul G. Dear Paul: You have many...
Plumbers Help Others Start New Career
Two longtime Jacksonville plumbers are starting a new life. And they're helping a couple of young men get a new start as well -- a start that will help them begin a career in plumbing. After months of "long thought and prayer," Don Rogers, 48,...
Police Briefing
The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: ASSAULT: 10400 block of Osprey Nest Drive West -- A 31-year-old Mandarin man was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Sept. 23 on charges...
Police Briefing
The following are crimes and other activities reported recently on the Westside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: -- An 18-year-old man was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon after a fight in the parking lot...
Police Briefing 3 Arrested in Brawl outside Restaurant
Two 21-year-old Southside men and a 22-year-old Southside man were arrested Monday on aggravated battery charges after police said they beat and kicked another man unconscious at Hooters, 1137 Beacon Point Drive. Police said two of the men had been...
Police Investigating a Rash of Burglaries on Southside
A 34-year-old Southside man was arrested Monday on two counts of burglary after police said he broke into the M&M Package Store, 3814 Beach Blvd. Sept. 11 and the Havana Jax Cafe at 2578 Atlantic Blvd. the next day. Police said Eugene Ray Tawney...
Practice Fields May Be Added Youth Leagues Short on Space
The Nassau County School Board has agreed to a joint recreation project with the city and the county that could give Fernandina Beach's recreation leagues more practice fields. John Ruis, the superintendent of Nassau County schools, said the school...
Public Safety
Clay County sheriff's detectives are investigating two armed robberies on Blanding Boulevard, including a holdup of a business and a woman as she was getting out of her car in a parking lot. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, a man walked into the Clark Co....
Pumpkins Popping Up across the First Coast as Pies or Jack-O'-Lanterns, Many Rely on the Orange Orb
Accompanied by cool and breezy weather, another icon of autumn is beginning to appear in Georgia and Northeast Florida. Truckload by truckload, pumpkins are piling up in area patches, awaiting families and businesses in search of the bright orange...
Residents Insist Roscoe Be Made Safer
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- Sidewalks, lower speed limits and no-passing lines head the list of safety improvements residents want for Roscoe Boulevard, where three people were killed recently in traffic accidents. But the residents will settle for less...
Residents Want 1-Way Ticket Cherry Street Traffic the Concern
NEPTUNE BEACH -- Cherry Street resident Terri Cater has tried to get relief from the "high traffic" on her block of the street for four years. That relief may soon be in sight, at least temporarily. The City Council will consider an ordinance...
Snake in Yard Is Probably No Enemy
Q: I've seen three snakes in my yard in the last week and I'm scared to death. What can I do to keep them away? A: Snakes are showing up in a lot of places where they aren't usually seen. High water levels are forcing them to move to higher ground....
Space Crunch in Sheriff's Office Commission OK's Buying New Property
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is having growing pains again. Six years after buying and renovating a building for a Middleburg substation on Blanding Boulevard, Sheriff Scott Lancaster has received County Commission approval...
St. Johns Schools Try to Catch Up with Growth
A larger-than-expected student population forced the St. Johns County School Board to play catch-up a week ago, as the board approved the emergency hiring of 14 new high school teachers and bumped up the budget by $900,000 for textbooks that were not...
Strict Restrictions for Teens Wanting a Driver's License
Dear Call Box: Could you please give the guidelines for teenagers getting their driver's licenses and permits? I have a son who will turn 15 in November and he has received conflicting information from friends. I think the law has recently changed...
St. Simons Airport Switches to Automated Weather Reports
ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Human weather-watchers are being replaced by computers at St. Simons' Malcolm McKinnon Airport, the last of 17 airports around Georgia to get a new automated weather-monitoring system. On Oct. 25, pilots at the airport will...
Students Boycott Classes in First Opposition Battle Milosevic Stands Firm for Runoff
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Thousands of high school students shunned classes, opposition supporters rallied in the capital and shopkeepers walked off the job yesterday in the first wave of a nationwide blitz aimed at forcing President Slobodan Milosevic...
Teacher Training Gets Boost at UNF Academy Named for Frederick H. Schultz
Educators throughout Duval County gathered at the University of North Florida yesterday to celebrate a new academy designed to improve teaching and to honor the man who led its campaign. The event acknowledged the work UNF will provide to the new...
Tears Flow over U.S. Soccer Loss
SYDNEY, Australia -- The orange box of tissues got a workout. Yesterday, 15 hours after their sudden-death overtime loss in the gold medal game, the U.S. women's soccer team was still crying. There were tears of sadness over not winning the gold,...
Tech Seeks First ACC Win
One week after squeaking by Marshall in a game head coach Carl Torbush called a "must-win," North Carolina faces another critical game today against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels (3-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have already matched their win...
The County Line
Serving the readers of the greater Clay County area. CLAY COUNTY RUNOFF ELECTION: Clay County residents will be going back to the polls Tuesday for the second time in a month to decide which candidate they would rather represent them on the County...
The Need for Speed Hilliard Man Raises Prize-Winning Racing Pigeons
On a recent lightning-filled Friday evening, Michael Coiro sat in his Hilliard home and pondered the fate of 15 prized pigeons he had sent to the races. The racing pigeons had been driven to Cairo, Ill., where they were released earlier that morning...
Tiger? No, It's Maggert
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Jeff Maggert never thought anyone would mistake him for Tiger Woods. Maggert, one of the shortest hitters on the PGA Tour with only two career victories, took one of the largest 36-hole leads this year by staying out of the...
Trinity Hands Hilliard First Loss
The intermittment rain was the only thing that let up last night in Trinity Christian's clash with previously unbeaten Hilliard. Everything else came in bunches for Trinity. The Class 2A second-ranked Conquerors scored early and often to rout...
Trojans Blast Braves Jerome Smith Rushes for 229 Yards
One Times-Union Super 11 running back marched for 229 yards in Ribault's 31-0 win over visiting Parker last night. The other Super 11 back could only march the sidelines for one half, and found few holes in the other. Ribault's Jerome Smith sprung...
Tropical Storm Forms off Yucatan Joyce, Isaac Lose Strength as Keith Develops
Tropical Storm Keith swirled to life yesterday in the northwest Caribbean from a depression that has been soaking much of Central America. It was drifting to the northwest and could become a hurricane today, forecasters said. The torrential rains...
UNF Students Get a Close Look at Politics
They went behind the "media curtain" and came back with varying reactions. By the end, some were disillusioned and some wanted to do it again. But all of them know something more about the making of Campaign 2000. Students in the University of...
'We Deal with Mastery' Orange Park Engineering Academy Makes Waves
In Marshall Gross' drafting class at Orange Park High School, some students were hunched over drafting boards, meticulously putting pencil to paper. Other students were also drafting, but on computers. All were focused on their work, seemingly...
Weinke Has Sprain FSU QB Expected to Play against UM
The collective sigh of relief out of Florida State coaches, players and supporters last night could have provided enough of a breeze to be felt all the way to Miami. Quarterback Chris Weinke's left foot pain is merely a sprain, meaning the second-ranked...
Westside Ready for CROP Walk
The sneaker is a size 11 thrift store find. Mary Coleman of Lake Shore Presbyterian Church sprayed it gold and decorated it with glitter. Now it's serving as an incentive to get Westside youth involved in the CROP Walk to fight hunger at home and...
William Plans Year of Work, Travel before College Prince Blasts Book by Diana Aide
LONDON -- A relaxed and confident Prince William, talking about his plans at a news conference yesterday, said a book by Princess Diana's former chief aide was a betrayal of her trust. "Of course, Harry and I are both quite upset about it -- that...