The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 13, 2012

Bolles Rises, Beats Baker; with Raines Next, Bulldogs Must Try to Get Healthy
Byline: Justin Barney If the Bolles football team was looking ahead to next week, it was hard to tell. With their biggest game of the season on the horizon, the Bulldogs roared to life in the second half and shredded visiting Baker County 42-18...
Breast Cancer Goes Public; It Used to Be That the Disease Was Only Mentioned in Whispers; That's No Longer the Case
Byline: Carrie Resch Breast cancer, once a taboo subject, is no longer a suffer-in-silence disease. With support groups and awareness campaigns across the nation, breast cancer advocates are hoping to educate the masses and destigmatize the disease,...
Coastal President Resigning; Valerie Hepburn Will Leave the College at the End of Spring Semester
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK, GA. | Valerie Hepburn announced Friday she will resign the presidency of College of Coastal Georgia at the end of the spring semester. Hepburn said she has finished laying the foundation for the college and that...
Cold Noses; Pets of the Week
Each Saturday, the Times-Union's pet blog, Cold Noses, is featuring pets available for adoption at area shelters. For more information and photos of all the animals featured, go to jacksonville.com/coldnoses. Playful Kimbo is a 2-year-old mixed...
Fans Find Pink, Teal Match; Breast Cancer Month Popular Cause Even among NFL Players
Byline: Mike Marino Pink. Not really compatible with teal. Except it was last Sunday at EverBank Field and, for the rest of the month, will be with all the other clashing colors in the NFL. For the fourth straight year the league is supporting...
Governor 'Shocked' by FSCJ Deal; Scott Expresses Dismay at Board's Awarding a $1.2 Million Exit Contract to Steve Wallace
Byline: Adam Kealoha Causey PONTE VEDRA BEACH | Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he expects the Florida State College at Jacksonville board to "do the right thing" to ease taxpayer concerns about President Steve Wallace's $1.2 million exit contract....
High School Scoreboard
FOOTBALL Friday's results AREA Bartram Trail 55, Stanton 14 Bolles 42, Baker County 18 Bradford 28, Keystone Heights 21 Cedar Creek Chr. 51, Beacon of Hope 7 Clay 20, Orange Park 14 First Coast 37, Yulee 23 Flagler Palm Coast...
Jacksonville Journal
JACKSONVILLE COUNTRY DAY GROWS Jacksonville Country Day School had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to introduce a new $4 million multipurpose building. The building includes a full-size basketball court, dance studio, aerobic/karate studio and...
Mandarin Nursing Home Unveils New Expansion; River Garden Hebrew Home Opening a 2-Story Addition Monday
Byline: Dan Scanlan Jacksonville's River Garden Hebrew Home had only four retirees calling it home when it was started 66 years ago in Riverside. Now growth at its 180-bed nursing home and 80-unit retirement community has mandated a 10,000-square-foot...
Mark Richt's Bulldogs Need a New Trick
Byline: Gene Frenette It has long reached the point where Georgia's football program under Mark Richt can't seem to get off the underachievement train. The Bulldogs win plenty of games, just not ones that qualify as the signature variety anymore....
Naming Game at the Beaches; but Which Name? Some Want Swath along Coast to Be San Pablo Island
Byline: Jim Schoettler PONTE VEDRA BEACH | Neil McGuinness took his high-energy island-naming road show into enemy territory Friday morning and left a bit bruised but still driven. McGuinness and a handful of civic-minded history buffs from Mayport...
No. 4 Florida (5-0, 4-0) at Vanderbilt (2-3, 1-2)
Byline: Hays Carlyon VANDERBILT STADIUM, NASHVILLE, TENN. 6 P.M. (ESPNU) WHO SHOULD WIN Florida has found a running game that wears down opponents. Vanderbilt struggles in run defense, which should allow UF to keep its record perfect. UNDER...
Opinion Roundup; in Praise of Mentors in Our Schools
One of the secrets of mentors in the schools has nothing to do with education and more to do with character. A mentor encourages a struggling student to keep trying, to get up after falling down, that failure can be learning experience, that those...
Project Pink; Childhood Lessons Included 'C' Word Bronx Family Coped with Episodes of Breast Cancer with a Smile
Byline: Tim Stavropulos October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We asked readers to recount how breast cancer has touched their lives. Here is one of those stories ... In 1957, breast cancer awareness wasn't in vogue - at least not on Simpson...
Project Pink; THE NEXT CHAPTER Deegan Makes Fight against Breast Cancer a Full-Time Job
Byline: Dan Scanlan Donna Deegan may have left Jacksonville's First Coast News to focus full time on The Donna Foundation and events like the 26.2 With Donna marathon. But the former anchor said she is far from retired. The breast cancer survivor...
Prune Dead Rose Branches before They Take the Whole Plant Out
Byline: Becky Wern I know we aren't supposed to prune, but I'm seeing some dead branches in my roses. Can I remove them now? Dead branches in roses should be removed as soon as possible. They are caused by one of several fungal organisms that...
Rants & Raves; Disgusting Demeanor
I hope you watched the vice presidential debate on Thursday evening. The performance by Vice President Biden was one of the most disgusting shows of childish behavior in modern political history. Fox News reported that he interrupted Congressman Ryan...
Roundup
WEST NASSAU***27 PALATKA***(OT) 21 Reagan Wright scored on a 6-yard run in overtime to lift the Warriors (3-3) over visiting Palatka (2-4). ... Wright rushed for 86 yards on seven attempts, including a 37-yard score in the first quarter. ......
Sec Previews
Byline: Hays Carlyon 4 FOOTBALLS No. 3 South Carolina (6-0, 4-0) at No. 9 LSU (5-1, 1-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN): These two teams couldn't be at more opposite emotional levels coming into this game. LSU got physically whipped at Florida, losing 14-6 last...
She Took on Breast Cancer, and She's Winning; Judith Coleman Wouldn't Allow Any Negative Words as She Fought the Disease
Byline: Garry Smits Less than two months after finding a lump the size of a golf ball in her right breast last year, Judith Coleman caddied 36 holes in one day to help Scott Hend qualify for the U.S. Open at Congressional. After undergoing tests...
Student Progress Goals Set by Race; Bar for Black Kids Is Set Lowest, Then White Kids; It's Highest for Asians
Byline: Topher Sanders & Khristopher J. Brooks Florida has set the bar for student achievement for the next six years. The problem for some is that it's different depending on a student's race. The state Board of Education unanimously...
SWAT Called, Bomb-Making Suspect Surrenders; Incident Took Place in the Lake Shore Drive Neighborhood; No One Injured
About two hours into a Jacksonville SWAT standoff with a bomb-making suspect, police took the man into custody with no one harmed. Police surrounded the Lake Shore neighborhood Friday after the man being served a warrant by U.S. deputy marshals...
Teen Learns to Live with Tragedy; 15-Year-Old's Mother and an Aunt Have Died of Breast Cancer
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey Loss is nothing new for Abbie Fite. She is only 15, but already in her young life she has lost her mother and an aunt to breast cancer. Her grandmother was diagnosed with the disease as well but is a seven-year survivor....
Time to Go to War against the Weeds in Your Garden
Byline: Terry Brite DelValle Finally, a welcome break in the heat and humidity has arrived. A cold front moved through our area and maybe the days of an outside sauna are behind us. That's good news because an abundance of rain has generated a bumper...
Tow Operator Pulls Woman to Safety
Byline: Cindy Holifield & Sandy Strickland A St. Marys, Ga., woman is alive and well, thanks to the quick response of a tow boat operator. The boat containing four women became stranded on the St. Marys River at Fernandina Beach last week,...
UNF, JU Both Eager for Season; Ospreys Have Senior Strength; Road Trip Valuable for Dolphins
Byline: Jeff Elliott The University of North Florida and Jacksonville University rolled out the basketballs Friday amid a feeling of optimism for both schools. The positive vibes for the two Atlantic Sun Conference members are for different reasons,...