The Florida Times Union

Articles from July 19, 2001

ANGRY BOYFRIENDS WHO KILL KIDS Mothers in Love Can Be Blind to the Warning Signs as Child Homicides Are on the Rise
Byline: Vivian Wakefield and Diana Marrero, Times-Union staff writers April Salley can now see what she could not when her baby boy was alive. With her ex-boyfriend in prison for the death of her son Dylan, she says she should have known the...
Butler Case Grand Jury to Reconvene in 2 Weeks They Will Either Issue Report or Indict Accused Detectives
Byline: Jim Schoettler and Paul Pinkham, Times-Union staff writers A Jacksonville prosecutor who is on a team deciding whether to videotape police interrogations testified before a grand jury investigating the false murder arrest of Brenton Butler....
Butterfield Adjusts to Switching Sides DB Flourishing after Move from WR
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer After playing receiver in college, Tyrone Butterfield ignored his Canadian Football League and Arena Football League coaches when they told him he should move to defensive back. After all,...
Choices for a Late-Night Sweet and Jolt of Caffeine Used to Be Limited, but Eateries All around Jacksonville Are Catering to More-Discerning Palates Dessert & Coffee
Byline: Dan Macdonald, Times-Union food editor Caffeine and sugar may be the hot couple in the Jacksonville area. Just a few years ago, it seemed the only place to get a late-night cup of coffee and a dessert was the Village Inn. Now, there are...
City Eyes Owning Golf Resort Kingsland Courts Convention Trade
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer KINGSLAND -- City officials are discussing a plan that could someday get the city into the golf resort business. Kingsland officials heard an ambitious proposal yesterday that would involve selling...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "We've got a significant problem that needs attention." -- Russ Toal, Georgia's commissioner of community health, commenting on medical errors. Story, this page. ROBBERY INDICTMENT A Fernandina Beach man has been indicted...
CSXT Workers Allege Brain Damage
Byline: Steve Patterson and Christopher Calnan, Times-Union staff writers Eight former railroad employees sued CSX Transportation yesterday, saying they have brain damage from using solvents to clean locomotives at railyards in Jacksonville and...
Distemper Hits Kingsland Pound
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer KINGSLAND -- A canine distemper outbreak at an animal shelter in Camden County is causing animal control officers to temporarily change the way they deal with stray dogs. "It's pretty much restricted...
Don't Jump for Joy Just Yet about Mayor's Local Tax Cut
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Mayor John Delaney smiles proudly and heartily pats himself on the back for lowering property taxes for the seventh straight year. And you're wondering why your pockets are emptier than they...
DOWNTOWN Save the Library
Forcing architects designing the city's new main library to work around dilapidated old buildings would be a major mistake future generations would recognize and regret. The new library is going to be expensive. For the cost, the city needs to get...
Economy Drives NASCAR Sponsors Away
Byline: Don Coble, Times-Union sports writer ATLANTA -- Andy Petree doesn't have to look at the business section of the newspaper to know times are tough. The same Corporate America that a couple of years ago was throwing money into a bottomless...
Homebuilders Group Targets Tree Protection Measure Again
Byline: Matt Galnor, Times-Union staff writer A group of homebuilders is again trying to chop down Jacksonville's voter-approved tree protection measure, using the ax of the legal system. The Northeast Florida Builders Association yesterday added...
It May Be Neighbor's Tree, but Damage Will Be Your Problem
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: If a neighbor's tree falls on my property, who is responsible? -- J.S. Dear J.S. This is a popular question for the obvious reason that it happens a lot. The answer is simple, if...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I felt so stupid. It was too late for me . . . I hope not for someone else." -- April Salley, whose ex-boyfriend is in prison for the death of her son Dylan, says she should have known the 16-month-old was in danger. Story, Page...
Jags RB Arrested in Sting Police: Mack Solicited Undercover Cop for Sex
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Stacey Mack faces an even more uncertain future with the Jaguars after the reserve running back was arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer. Police said Mack, 26, offered $15 for oral...
Lawrence Move Raises Questions
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer The rumors had been circulating for months among those in high school basketball circles. They suspected Jackson High standout Antonio Lawrence would transfer for his senior year, but the only question...
Local United Way Uses Bulk of Money for Youth Programs
Byline: Rachel Davis, Times-Union staff writer The United Way of Northeast Florida is no different than its regional counterparts in directing the most money over the years to child-development programs. Despite each United Way being autonomous...
Maple Leafs Re-Sign Sundin for 6 Years
Having re-signed captain Mats Sundin for six years at $52.5 million, the Toronto Maple Leafs will now turn their attention to goalie Curtis Joseph. "We've identified Mats and Curtis as cornerstone guys," GM-coach Pat Quinn said. Sundin's deal,...
McCumber Nearly Missed '96 British Open
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer Despite a nightmarish attempt to get there, and a painful right shoulder, Mark McCumber has fond memories of the 1996 British Open at the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, the site for this week's...
Medical Errors Tackled Group Focuses on Drug Mistakes
Byline: Dave Williams, Times-Union staff writer ATLANTA -- Hospitals and major businesses are taking aim with separate initiatives at a health-care issue that's starting to gain the attention of both the industry and the public: preventable medical...
Morning Briefing
STOCKS FALL AS GREENSPAN TESTIMONY BUILDS MALAISE Frustrated by signs that an economic rebound will take longer to materialize, investors sold stocks lower yesterday, backtracking from the optimistic advance Wall Street enjoyed just a day earlier....
Music Lifts Young Spirits Church Nurtures Talent with Arts Camp
Byline: Pat Neleski, Times-Union correspondent Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, Taylor Lance looks in amazement at her fellow 9-year-old and friend, Dowling Payne. Dowling, who has just finished singing in Latin and did it well, has never studied...
New Cooks, Here's Book to Start With
Byline: Dan Macdonald, Times-Union food editor This section is based on the premise that anybody can cook. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and some interest. Knowledge is dispensed here in bits and pieces (hey, I've got to put together...
Newly Released Sexual Predator Charged in Stabbing Death
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer A sexual predator released from prison July 1 has been arrested in the bludgeoning and stabbing death of a Jacksonville woman Tuesday and in an assault on another woman who remained in critical condition...
Panel Tweaks District Map Adjustments Made to Please Residents in Mandarin, Argyle
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur, Times-Union staff writer A pair of strong community objections to Jacksonville's proposed redistricting map may have been soothed yesterday by changes made to the plan by a City Council committee. The defunct Special...
Peterson to Gauge Bid for Governor Democratic Fans like Veteran's Chances in Race
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- When Pete Peterson got off a plane yesterday at Tallahassee Regional Airport, he faced a group of sign-waving supporters and a big decision. Peterson, a former North Florida congressman...
Seacoast Searching for Site for School
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Seacoast Christian Academy, a private institution for students from preschool through high school, is searching for a site that could accommodate its growing student body. "We are...
Seniors Seeing Doctors More Often, CDC Reports
Byline: Walter C. Jones, Times-Union staff writer ATLANTA -- Older Americans, especially blacks, are seeing doctors much more often even as young adults are going less, according to research released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control...
Seniors See Preview of Optical Scan Ballot
Byline: Binyamin Appelbaum, Times-Union staff writer Pat Murzynsky still wonders whether hers was among the 27,000 punch card ballots Duval County election officials rejected in November. She knew whom she had chosen. She just wasn't sure it...
St. Joe Co. Beats Earnings Forecasts; Stock Hits Record
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer The St. Joe Co. yesterday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings and also raised its earnings forecasts for the full year, sending its stock to a new high. The Jacksonville-based...
This Week on Tour
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer PGA TOUR -- Tournament: B.C. Open. -- Site: Endicott, N.Y. -- When: Today-Sunday. -- Course: En-Joie Golf Club (6,994 yards, par-72). -- Purse: $2 million. -- First place: $360,000....
To Fill Nursing Shortage, Health Care Businesses Go Overseas
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union staff writer In response to the overwhelming nursing shortage, many health care businesses are looking overseas. If the shortage trend continues, the United States will need 1.1 million more registered nurses...
United Way Focus Unchanged Children Remain Main Recipients
Byline: Lindsay Tozer, Times-Union staff writer Almost eight decades after founding as the Community Chest to support such agencies as the Boys Home Association and the Daniel Memorial Orphanage, the United Way of Northeast Florida continues its...