The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 18, 2013

After Fast Start, Sharks Hit Skids; Offense Struggling as Team Tries to Snap 2-Game Losing Streak
Byline: Don Coble Just three weeks ago the Jacksonville Sharks were the only undefeated team and the No. 1-ranked team in the Arena Football League. Now they're trying to snap a two-game losing streak against one of the hottest teams in the league,...
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Around the Region
Got something you'd like to share about your community? Send news-related tips to Times-Union suburban writer Jim Schoettler at jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4385. NASSAU GLOBAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH Nassau County...
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Boy, 5, Takes Dream Trip, Thanks to Bolles Students
Byline: Cindy Holifield & Sandy Strickland A 5-year-old boy named Carter has received a "dream" trip from the fifth-grade class at The Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus. During a Dreams Come True party and reception for Carter and his...
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Briefs
UNF GOLF LEADS AT NCAA REGIONAL The University of North Florida men's golf team maintained its lead after second-round play on Friday of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at Golden Eagle Country Club. The Ospreys followed an opening round 272 (-16)...
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Brunswick's Homes Project Gets under Way; Long-Delayed Development Will Offer Duplex Homes, Townhouses for Low-Income Residents
Byline: Mike Morrison BRUNSWICK | An old schoolyard soon will be the site of new affordable housing in a neighborhood ripe for redevelopment. The former C.B. Greer Elementary School on the north end of town was mostly torn down awhile ago to...
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Cold Noses; Pets of the Week
Each Saturday, the Times-Union's pet blog, Cold Noses, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more information and photos of all the animals featured, go to Jacksonville.com/coldnoses. Nina is a 2-year-old female...
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Golf Roundup; Bradley Holds to Byron Nelson Lead
Keegan Bradley shot a 1-under 69 on Friday in a round that started and ended with bogeys, good enough for a three-stroke lead after two rounds in the Byron Nelson Championship. A day after setting the TPC Four Seasons course record with a 60, also...
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Jacksonville Journal
DIY IRRIGATION CLASS OFFERED IN ARGYLE A free workshop on "Do it Yourself Irrigation Repairs to Save Money" will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Argyle branch library at 7973 Old Middleburg Road, presented by the Duval County Extension Office....
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JAX 2025 Vision Plan Coming out on Saturday; Plan Is a Sweeping Call to Action - but Measurable Goals to Define Success Will Be Decided Later
Byline: David Bauerlein JAX 2025 arrives Saturday. The vision plan for what Jacksonville can become over the next 12 years will be released, setting the stage for organizers to recruit volunteers and civic organizations to act as advocates for...
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Killer Eludes Death Row - Again; Judge Gives Him Life Sentence as He Awaits Trial in Another Murder Case
Byline: Larry Hannan DeShawn Leon Green has avoided Death Row for a second time. But prosecutors will have one more chance to execute him. On Friday, Circuit Judge James Daniel sentenced Green, 28, to life without the possibility of parole for...
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Limited Shield Law Needed for Balance
The Obama administration is addicted to secrecy. It is addicted to plugging leaks. And it is addicted to its secret drone wars overseas. These three addictions are a serious concern to citizens interested in maintaining a balance between freedom...
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Little Guy a Focus for Chamber CEO Priority for; Davis Says He'll Try to Increase Value of Membership for Small Businesses
Byline: Timothy J. Gibbons Calling it the fulfillment of the dream of a lifetime, state Rep. Daniel Davis took over Friday as the president and chief executive officer of JAX Chamber. His focus, he said during the afternoon news conference announcing...
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Man Faces Murder Charge in Burglary; He's Accused of Robbery Involvement with Shooting Victim
Byline: Dana Treen A Jacksonville man has been charged with murder after the shooting death of an accomplice in a Mayport burglary attempt. Cameron Tallon Smith, 21, was arrested Thursday after a resident of a house on Cypress Landing Drive shot...
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Man Sought in JIA Shooting Surrenders; Rodney Lorenzo Addison Faces Drug and Other Charges
Rodney Lorenzo Addison, wanted since Wednesday's police-involved shooting at Jacksonville International Airport, surrendered Friday at the Police Memorial Building. Addison, 20, is charged with auto theft, possession of cocaine, fleeing and attempting...
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McKissick's Diagnosis Is Lesson for All; Bethel Baptist Pastor Shares His Experience with Prostate Cancer to Alert Other African-American Men
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Jr., co-senior pastor at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville, has gone public with his recent prostate cancer diagnosis to prompt other men to get screened. McKissick is a...
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Memo to JU: Team Needs Better Players
Byline: Gene Frenette Regardless of whether Jacksonville University makes the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball tournament as the lowest seed at No. 8, the Dolphins under outgoing coach Terry Alexander have been unable to avoid the program's worst...
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On Mission to Ecuador, Nicaragua; Putnam County EMT Travels There to Teach Firefighters
Byline: Sandy Strickland Jason Matchett read a story on the Internet about firefighters in a Nicaraguan village receiving donated equipment from the United States. There was just one problem - a crucial one. They didn't know how to use it. Matchett...
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Orb Ready for Second Jewel; Derby Winner Expected to Go off at Short Odds against 8 Foes
Byline: Richard Rosenblatt BALTIMORE | Everything's a go for Orb. The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course....
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Sharks Medicine Director Arrested; Accused of Ordering Drugs without OK of Team Physicians
Byline: Dana Treen The director of sports medicine for the Jacksonville Sharks professional arena football team has been arrested on trafficking in controlled substances and other drug charges. A pharmacy alerted the team's physician in early...
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Sign Up for Master Gardener Class, Receive In-Depth Training; County Extension Office Classes Begin in Late July and End in October
Byline: Terry Brite DelValle "Master Gardener" classes are gearing up in Northeast Florida. If you have an interest in gardening and in serving your community, this class may be for you. "Master Gardener" is a title given to individuals who receive...
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Sisters Find Building Sooo ... Rappelling; Volunteers Take a Walk Down EverBank Center in Boy Scout Fundraiser
Byline: Andrew Pantazi Where Julia and Bay streets meet in downtown Jacksonville, drivers searched for parking, jaywalkers hurried across the street, a man shouted about false religions - and two sisters hoisted themselves over the ledge of a building...
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Stark Memories Linger 26 Years after Attack; 37 Sailors Killed by Iraqi Missiles Honored at Mayport
Byline: William Browning Chris Hallett, 58, stood in the shade beside the USS Stark Memorial on Friday remembering. "I was just coming off shift, way back in the hangar," he said. "It was a normal night, everything was pretty quiet. The first...
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Teacher Accused of Chokehold Fired; Michael J. Ford, a Clay County Gym Teacher, Says He'll Be Vindicated
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski A fired Clay County gym teacher, charged with child abuse after a confrontation with a 13-year-old student last month, says he will be vindicated. Michael J. Ford, 42, is accused of using a chokehold and shoving the...
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Tebow Message a Clear One; He Doesn't Debate His Status, but Shares Stories of Hope at Fundraiser
Byline: Justin Barney Tim Tebow came home on Friday night with a message that's become a recurring theme in his ministry. NFL quarterback or not - and he's not right now after being released by the New York Jets - Tebow's going to continue using...
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To Battle Dodder Vine, You Have to Consider Killing Host
Byline: Tom Bruton I have a yellow vine that looks like spaghetti growing in my hydrangeas. What is it and how do I get rid of it? What you have is a parasitic plant called dodder (Cuscuta campestris) that is a leafless vine. Other names include...
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T-U 2
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran 2 CENTS THOUGHTS ON BLACKMON, THE JAGUARS AND THE OWENS RELEASE Five thoughts on the Jaguars 10 weeks before the start of training camp: - Bravo to general manager Dave Caldwell for making proper usage of the NFL's...
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WHICH DUTY TO GOD? If the Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Openly Gay Children in Their Ranks, Many Area Churches Will Have a Decision to Make
Byline: Kate Howard Perry When the Boy Scouts of America vote Thursday on whether to allow openly gay children to be Scouts, churches in Northeast Florida that sponsor troops will be watching. Some are from denominations that oppose homosexuality...
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