The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 31, 2000

A Biting Response Rapper Eminem's Follow-Up Fired Up
Imagine for a moment that you're a struggling rapper with a self-described "white trash" upbringing, playing in clubs when you can, while your girlfriend, who's also the mother of your child, works in strip clubs to make ends meet. Then you get...
Accidental Drug Overdose Kills Middleburg Teenager
A Middleburg teenager died of an accidental drug overdose over the weekend after taking methadone pills and drinking alcohol. Amy Wright, 16, and her 15-year-old sister spent Saturday night at the home of two male teenage friends on Marigold Avenue...
A Century of Helping the Aged St. Johns Terrace Celebrates Birthday
Visitors have commented that the three-story brick facility with its homey atmosphere, flowered curtains, Chippendale-style furniture and skirted sofas looks like a nice Bed and Breakfast. "It's just so different from any standard institution,"...
A Graduation Validation Girl's Success Didn't Come Easy
Seventeen-year-old Leticia Murray is late. Her mother, Rebecca Brown, sits in a chair outside her small Jacksonville apartment, half-standing as every car rounds the corner. For Brown, every second ushers closer one of the proudest moments of her...
Another Manatee Danger? Intracoastal Left out of Plan
Even though the Intracoastal Waterway wasn't included in a new state plan to protect manatees in Jacksonville, environmental officials cautioned that the coastal channel has as many sea cows as the St. Johns River and other areas. The Florida Fish...
Appeal Rejected in 'Toolbox Murder' Chiropractor Claimed Lawyer Ineffective, Made Trial Errors
The appeal of a wealthy chiropractor at the heart of Georgia's infamous "toolbox murder case" was rejected yesterday by the state Supreme Court. Jack Ray Wallace of Powder Springs claimed that he was wrongfully convicted of killing his third wife...
Auburn off UF Schedule
DESTIN -- The Southeastern Conference took the first and likely final step yesterday to changing the annual league schedule -- a move that ends the University of Florida's annual rivalry with Auburn. Under the new proposal, which was approved 12-0...
Audience Members Become Part of 'Late Night Catechism'
If you're an especially shy theatergoer, here are a few suggestions for how to behave at Late Night Catechism, the delightful offering from the FCCJ Artist Series now playing at the Wilson Center for the Arts: Don't arrive late; dress conservatively;...
Barnes & Noble to Offer Online Classes
NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble.com will start offering free online classes this summer on its Web site, allowing people to learn about everything from astronomy to dieting right. The New York-based retailer said yesterday that it was building Barnes...
Bicycle Hero Is the Real Thing
"The International Bike Police made me an honorary member last year. I was in Chicago, and I taught 80 members. Some kids came by on bikes while I was showing them something. One said, 'Who does that guy think he is, Hans Rey?' " Hans Rey smiled...
Burglars Get $400,000 in Jewelry from Upscale Neighborhood
Burglaries are not all that uncommon in Clay County. But a burglary in which jewelry worth about $450,000 is taken from a home, particularly one that is located in a relatively crime-free, upscale neighborhood, is uncommon. That's why the Clay...
Bush Axes Cedar Swamp Purchase Governor Says No to Spending Projects Totaling $313.7 Million
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush vetoed money for the proposed purchase of Cedar Swamp in Jacksonville and a long list of other projects yesterday before signing a $50.9 billion state budget for the coming year. His veto list of $313.7 million was almost...
Bush Hits Democrats on Military Readiness
DENVER -- George W. Bush accused the Clinton-Gore administration yesterday of letting the U.S. military decay and said low morale and troop readiness disqualify the vice president from promotion to commander in chief. "The Clinton-Gore record cries...
Clay Hill Teacher to Try News Station Internship
Clay Hill Elementary School teacher Evelyn Chastain has received a scholarship from a state technology authority that will allow her to spend the summer interning at WJXT TV-4 in Jacksonville. The 2000 Florida Teacher Quest scholarship is given...
Clinton Begins Europe Tour to Discuss Defense, Mideast
LISBON, Portugal -- Standing on shores where explorers launched voyages of discovery five centuries ago, President Clinton opened a weeklong European journey yesterday saying, "We have a few stormy waters still to navigate." He looked ahead to his...
Coalition Cabinet Restored in Northern Ireland
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- As Northern Ireland's resurrected Catholic-Protestant government got back to business yesterday, both sides expressed hope that the unlikely coalition will survive on the second try. But nobody involved predicted smooth...
Coast Lines
Quote, unquote "We try to be connected with the kids and make up for what they might be missing at home." -- Barbara Wright, principal at Barrow Elementary School, one of the Georgia schools honored for ensuring that students in poverty receive...
Coffee Break Starbucks Turning Asian Tea-Drinkers into Latte Lovers
TOKYO -- A customer must be lucky to get a seat. Those who can't -- and there are droves -- spill onto the sidewalk, sipping lattes or chatting on cell phones as aproned employees push paper cups of coffee across the counter. Welcome to the world's...
Concussion-Plagued Lindros Hasn't Decided Future
VOORHEES, N.J. -- Subdued and appearing to hold back tears, Eric Lindros is getting used to all the questions about whether he will play hockey again. He can deal with that. What he might not be able to deal with is another concussion. "I don't...
Consumer Confidence Rebounds Sharply
NEW YORK -- American consumers brushed aside concerns about the jumpy stock market and higher interest rates this month, registering their strongest level of confidence in economic conditions since January, when it reached an all-time high. The...
Cornerstone III Nearing Goal for Big Corporate Contributions
With about a month remaining until the June 30 target date, the chief organizer for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone III campaign said major commitments appear to be substantially on track. Contractor Preston Haskell, co-chairman...
Council on Aging Recognizes Its Volunteers
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Volunteers for the Clay County Council on Aging enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments and recognition last week. The Green Cove Springs Senior Center, which has served as the location of the organization's headquarters...
Court: Costs Factor in Clean-Air Dispute
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court drew gasps from environmentalists and praise from industry representatives yesterday by expanding its review of a major clean-air dispute. The justices said they will decide whether anti-pollution regulations must...
Criticism Pummels Kosovo's Media Dispute Grows over Press Freedom
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- A newspaper closely tied to Kosovo Albanian leader Hashim Thaci accused a Serb U.N. translator of membership in a Serb paramilitary unit that beat, robbed and expelled its neighbors. Two weeks later, he was found stabbed to...
Dracula Develops a Lust for Money
POIANA BRASOV, Romania -- Romania has sunk its fangs into the vampire legend with a horror fest for Dracula devotees in deepest Transylvania. No garlic, crucifixes or other banes of vampires were in sight when 30 Dracula buffs from the United States,...
Durham Adds Size to Program
The Jacksonville University men's basketball team will be getting a new look for the 2000-2001 season. They will be bigger inside. "What our recruiting has done this year is given us a different look inside," said Dolphins head coach Hugh Durham....
Elementary School's Quilt Tells Wide-Ranging Story
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Fragments of a worn Italian flag. Cheery dolls that a Chilean mother stitched from socks and yarn. Squares of faded denim. Each piece of fabric woven into the quilt at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School tells a story about...
E-Mail Hints Unease on Gore Environmentalists Question His Legacy
WASHINGTON -- A Sierra Club board member wrote colleagues six months ago to urge they not endorse Al Gore, arguing the vice president had a "tawdry environmental record" and left natural resources "hostage to the highest bidder," an internal e-mail...
Enjoying Life on the Job
Every day, just about, Jim Dickey tears himself away from the serenity of his home on Lake Asbury in Clay County to report to his minimum-wage gig at Acura of Orange Park. There, Dickey chauffeurs customers to and from work, home and appointments...
Ethiopia Claims Victory as Peace Talks Open
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia opened peace talks with Eritrea yesterday, saying it had already won most of its aims through war and boasting that its 18-day offensive had forced its humbled neighbor to terms. Ethiopia announced hours before...
Everything Can Grow in Our Soil -- Well, Sort Of
Moving from the cold and windy suburb of Buffalo, N.Y., to a Northeast Florida beach community was like a ticket to paradise for this winter-weary gardener. Growing up in a snow belt, USDA hardiness zone 5, meant average low temperatures of minus...
Exhumation May Rewrite History Man Claimed to Be Outlaw Jesse James
GRANBURY, Texas -- Acting under court orders, cemetery crewmen moved aside a hefty headstone yesterday and dug up the remains of a man who died in 1951 and is said to have claimed he was the legendary outlaw Jesse James. The history books say James...
FCCJ Caps Comeback in Grand Style Stars Put Together Nine-Run 9th Inning
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- It was as good as over. The Florida Community College at Jacksonville baseball team was down to its last out. The Stars had been battling from behind nearly from the beginning yesterday in their elimination game against...
Feds to Test 2 Popular Diets for Safety, Effectiveness
WASHINGTON -- Worried that Americans are doing the wrong thing to lose weight, the government has decided to test two of the nation's most popular diets -- low-carbohydrate and low-fat -- to see which is the more effective and safer way to drop the...
Fernandina Minister Named Pastor of the Year
Conrad Sharps is the kind of pastor that other clergy in the county come to, either for advice or for the sheer pleasure of hearing him preach. The inter-faith Academy of Parish Clergy named Sharps "Pastor of the Year" this month for his dedication...
Few Brows Raise for Portuguese Company
A Portuguese manufacturing firm is trying to negotiate a deal with Clay County to build a plant just south of Green Cove Springs that a consultant claims could be worth $50 million in five years. But whether CVN Concrete Poles of Lisbon decides...
Fire Danger Shows No Letup City Council Backs Ban on Fireworks
The dry conditions helping to spark fires around Florida are likely to get worse before they get better, Gov. Jeb Bush said yesterday. "This is a serious, serious issue," Bush said. "And unfortunately there's no indication that there is going to...
Florida Law Sets Strict Restrictions on Working Minors
Dear Call Box: Could you tell me the rules about hours that minors can work? -- No name Dear reader: With summer employment nearing for teens, it's wise to bone up on Florida law, which is stricter in many cases than federal law. We can't cover...
Fort Stewart Hurricane Plan to Take Families into Account Soldiers Had to Stay as Floyd Approached
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Fort Stewart officials concede that when Hurricane Floyd was approaching Georgia's coast last year, it created chaos for families of thousands of soldiers. Confusion reigned when Liberty County evacuated and Fort Stewart did...
Friend Arrested in Boy's Killing Police Charge 15-Year-Old with Kidnapping, Murder
INTERLACHEN -- A 15-year-old boy was arrested last night in the strangulation of 12-year-old Jerry Lee Alley Jr., whose body was found Monday in a dried out septic tank with an elastic bandage around his neck. John Anthony Silva, a friend of the...
From Navy to Nautilus New Gym Adds to Cecil Field Overhaul
Body willing, you can climb Mount Everest, all 29,035 feet of it, at Cecil Field on Jacksonville's Westside. You can tone your abs, biceps and triceps. You can reserve a lakeside picnic pavilion for birthday parties and reunions. You can shoot...
FSU Cheerleaders Have a Touch of Fernandina
Fernandina Beach High School senior Aimee Kotopka craves the spotlight. After jumping, dancing and flipping through three cuts, she will perform regularly in an 80,000-seat arena as a new member of Florida State University's cheerleading squad....
Gun Locks Giveaway in Duval County Offer Meant to Promote Safety
Twenty East Arlington and Mayport homes may be safer after residents took advantage of an offer of free gun locks from the Duval County Health Department last week. They attended a meeting of the Sheriff's Advisory Council for Sector F at the library...
Historic Church Honored Preservation Award Goes to Trinity
Trinity United Methodist Church, the gateway to Fernandina Beach's 50-block historic district, has another star in its crown. The historic church, whose congregation dates to 1821, celebrated the completion of a $315,000 restoration project in December....
Impasse on Closed Rail Crossing $10,000 CSX Offer Declined in Grand Park
The Grand Park Community Association turned down $10,000 that CSX Transportation offered in consolation for closing a railroad crossing in Northwest Jacksonville. The association also asked the company to reopen the road or build an overpass. ...
'Insider' Continues to Battle Big Tobacco Real-Life Hero of Movie Aims to Educate Children
To millions, he's The Insider -- the real-life hero from the 1999 Hollywood hit who took on Big Tobacco at the risk of his high-paying job, his marriage and at times, his life. Jeffrey Wigand endured the threats while testifying as the star witness...
INS Official Convicted of Giving Secrets to Cuban
MIAMI -- A U.S. immigration official was found guilty of espionage yesterday after getting caught in a government sting passing secret information to a friend with ties to Cuba. Mariano Faget, 54, a naturalized U.S. citizen who came from Cuba as...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "This is a serious, serious issue. And unfortunately there's no indication that there is going to be any rain this week." -- Gov. Jeb Bush about the danger of wildfires in Florida. Story on this page. PARENTS ARRESTED Seven...
Knight Defends Conduct Professional Help Not Needed, He Says
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Bob Knight said last night he needs to control his temper -- all of the time -- under a new "zero-tolerance" policy imposed on him by Indiana University. But he said his behavior in 29 years as coach at Indiana "overall has...
L.A. Police Widen Hunt for Killer of Chief's Kin
LOS ANGELES -- Investigators stepped up their search yesterday for the man who shot Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter to death as she pulled away from the drive-through window at a fast-food restaurant. Police did not identify the suspect,...
Legislature Funds Projects; Bush Action Next
Six lanes on Interstate 95 from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach, $1 million for a Nassau County library, plans to renovate the Aviation Aerospace Center at Cecil Field and more funding for medical advancement at Shands Jacksonville hospital are some...
Life on the Beach
ATLANTIC BEACH ISLAND APPRAISAL -- A new appraisal of Johnston Island's value, which is much lower than a 1996 appraisal, may hinder the city's plans to purchase the Intracoastal Waterway island, said Mayor John Meserve. The Florida Department...
Matchbox Twenty's Growth Spurt
Matchbox Twenty's recent announcement that it would begin spelling out the "20" in its band name sounded a little pretentious, as if lead singer Rob Thomas' Grammy win for his collaboration with Carlos Santana had gone to his head. However, after...
Meet Gary Roegner
Gary Roegner made his way from a small town in Iowa to Jacksonville, but one thing that didn't change was his proximity to farm animals. Roegner has been the general manager for the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair downtown for 20 years. ...
Meeting Tomorrow to Focus on Arlington Road Projects
Want to know the latest on the route and schedule for building the Wonderwood Connector? Curious about how Monument Road will look when the widening project is finished? Concerned about how you will be affected by the Regency Bypass? All three...
Meet Justice Barrington
If you tell 7-year-old Justice Barrington of Mandarin the year you were born, he can tell you what president was in office and the dates of that president's birth and death. "This is extraordinary for a 7-year-old," said Debbie Solano, Justice's...
Meet Linda Boyd
On May 14, 1998, Arlington resident Linda Boyd read an article in The Florida Times-Union that made her take action. A toddler had wandered into the path of an oncoming train in Lafayette, Ind., and was literally kicked to safety by a highly motivated...
Meet Mark Goltiao
Mark Goltiao creates award-winning illustrations using pens, pencils, a computer, a scanner and a mouse. "They say I'm a post-modernist," said Goltiao, a graphic artist who loves to fuse pop culture designs and conservative modern art features when...
Military Personnel Help Shape Lives at West Beaches Schools
Sixty-eight-year-old Perry Eskew doesn't need to spend every day at Alimacani Elementary School in the West Beaches, helping students and teachers. But he has a penchant for helping young people do the best they can. "My hope is perhaps to make...
Morning Briefing
GATEWAY SHUNS INTEL FOR INTERNET GADGETS Gateway Inc. has chosen upstart chipmaker Transmeta to power two new devices for Internet access, dealing a blow to the combined rule of Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. in personal computing. The San Diego,...
Nation Briefing
CHURCH BOMBING SUSPECT FREED ON $200,000 BAIL BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The second ex-Ku Klux Klansman charged with murder in a church bombing that killed four black girls was freed on $200,000 bond yesterday, nearly two weeks after his arrest. Thomas...
Newsmakers
MIME'S OUTDOOR SHOW ENDS ABRUPTLY Marcel Marceau cut short a show in Mexico City when spectators rushed the open-air stage on which he was performing, trying to get a better view. The French mime had just begun his routine on Sunday night at a public...
No Brackens Player Misses First Practice of Team's Pre-Camp
Jaguars Pro Bowl defensive end Tony Brackens did not take part in the team's first practice of the team's pre-camp yesterday, a move that surprised coach Tom Coughlin. "He was supposed to be here, that's all I can tell you," Coughlin said. "He was...
One of Clay's Joy's: Heading out to Gold Head
When I was working on a news story recently about Gold Head Branch State Park, a friend arrived at my house. It just so happened that she was a newcomer to Clay County. In Keystone Heights, at least, a newcomer is described as anyone who has been here...
Painful Confession: I'm Too Old to Play
It doesn't seem so long ago that I was a junior in college and part of a team of young male sports writers who played a practice game against the women's basketball team at the University of Florida. We not only competed against the Lady Gators, we...
Palestinians Socialize across Barbed-Wire Border
DOHEIRA, Lebanon -- Palestinian relatives who'd never met stretched hands through swirls of barbed wire at the Lebanon-Israel border yesterday, making introductions and asking whatever happened to loved ones in each other's land, which many have never...
Pier Station Continuing Tradition with Janie Houston Day Saturday to Celebrate Janie Houston Day
Combine a Miami Dolphin, barbecue, softball games, music and dance. Add years of tradition. The result is Janie Houston Day in the Pier Station community west of Green Cove Springs, a free event open to the public that will be held Saturday....
Pilots Aren't Pulling Any More Stunts Now
A noisy and potentially hazardous Fernandina Beach controversy has died quietly and smoothly. A few months ago some city residents found themselves being dive-bombed by aerobatic airplanes swooping low and shooting high while performing barrel rolls,...
Plans for Fort George Island Take Shape
For the past few years, when it came to a plan for the future of Fort George Island, residents and politicians focused on the Ribault Clubhouse. Restoring the clubhouse has become an integral part of plans to make Fort George Island part of a tourism...
Players Frustrated by Rainout
PARIS -- On a day when rain washed out every match at the French Open for perhaps the first time in history, the hottest player in the world spent a bummer of a birthday trying to contain his impatience. Magnus Norman, who recently knocked Andre...
Police Briefing
Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin and Northwest St. Johns County, according to the Jacksonville and St. Johns County sheriff's offices: DUVAL COUNTY Armed robbery 10200 block of St. Augustine Road --...
Police Briefing
The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: STRONG-ARM ROBBERY 3800 block of Picador Court -- An undetermined amount of money was stolen at 7:45 p.m. May 24...
Policy Pronouncements Giving Campaign Substance
Sift through the sound bites and look beyond the polls and you'll find something striking about this year's presidential campaign: a remarkable amount of substance. Over the past several months, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush...
POLITICS A Quick Start
Rick Lazio was 14 points down in the public opinion polls when he stepped in to replace Rudy Giuliani as liberal Hillary Rodham Clinton's conservative opponent in the New York race for the U.S. Senate. But within days he was dead even, two points...
Poor Children Get Teachers' Attention
ATLANTA -- Approximately 58 percent of the nation's low-income fourth-graders can't read, and 67 percent of impoverished eighth-graders can't perform basic math calculations, according to education watchdogs. The statistics paint a grim picture...
Retrial Begins in Newborn's Death Opening Arguments Heard in Manslaughter Case
ST. AUGUSTINE -- Tanya Hudson was either surprised by the arrival of her dead baby or had simply run out of options and killed the child at the end of an unwanted pregnancy, attorneys told jurors at the opening of her manslaughter trial yesterday....
Ridgeview 'Diplomats' Take Part in Lesson
When Ridgeview High School teacher Susan Taboada told her Contemporary History students they would participate in an online project requiring them to immerse themselves in the culture and politics of a faraway country they knew little about, and represent...
Roads Rise from Dirt, Slowly Some May Take Decades
After retiring 18 years ago, Robert and Barbara Kennedy moved from New York to a 3-acre slice of heaven across the road from Deer Spring Lake in Keystone Heights. They built a home and a barn and began to enjoy the country life: clean, quiet air,...
Sara Lee Slims Down, Sheds Several Brands
CHICAGO -- Sara Lee Corp.'s new chief executive overhauled the company yesterday before even officially taking over. The streamlining will keep established brands like Sara Lee cheesecakes, Playtex bras and Jimmy Dean sausages but shed high-profile...
School Board Debates Voucher Implementation No Plan OK'd at Workshop
Debating between what it is required to do by law vs. what is best for parents, the Duval County School Board struggled to determine how best to implement vouchers. The concern among board members was how to provide parents with as much information...
Schools Accepting No Excuses Program Recognized for Helping Educate Poor
ATLANTA -- Barrow Elementary School students aren't allowed to make excuses for poor academic performance. They can't blame poverty, parents or uncaring teachers. Principal Barbara Wright sees to it personally. She and her staff were among 37...
Skaters Rally for a Legal Place to Skate
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- After paying $400 in skateboarding fines, 21-year-old Chris Kendall found a way to curb the problem. But his effort was reduced to shambles. Scattered along the sidewalk in front of his house on Second Avenue North are remnants...
Soaking Up Summer Don't Miss out on Opportunities for Seasonal Fun -- in the Sun, or Otherwise
School is out, summer weather is in and a variety of entertainment is readily available. Enjoy the outdoors as a family with one of the many summer festivals or take a trip to the beach. When the heat becomes unbearable, take in a blockbuster...
Soward Doesn't Expect to Hold Out
The nerves had faded, his hands were better, but most notable about the Jaguars' first-round draft choice yesterday were his words. The question was posed to R. Jay Soward, "Will your contract be an issue?" His response? An emphatic, "No." ...
'So We Talked All Night about the Rest of Our Lives . . .' This Year's Popular 'Graduation' Song Is a Catchy Tune
"Wear sunscreen." Last year, those simple words of advice were heard by nearly every high school graduate in the country. Baz Luhrmann's song, Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen), a monologue of maxims and nuggets of wisdom directed at the class of...
Stock Market Whiz Sets Up Scholarship to Honor Friend
BOSTON -- By teenage standards, David Glattstein is loaded. He parlayed a minor stock market investment into more than $20,000, all of which he could use to indulge in whatever teen fantasy he desires. But Glattstein, 18, has bigger plans. He's...
Students Become More Vocal in Protesting Peru's Fujimori
LIMA, Peru -- In the wake of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's tainted re-election, students now represent one of the loudest and most visible challenges to his rule. During Sunday's vote, the world watched as riot police used tear gas to disperse...
The Answer Line
CLAY ELECTRIC: What are some tips to keep my home comfortable and keep my electric bill down this summer? Answer: An air conditioner thermostat setting of 78 degrees or higher is recommended to save energy. Consider using a ceiling or oscillating...
The County Line
Serving the readers of the greater Clay County area every Wednesday and Saturday. CLAY HIGH SCHOOL BAND HONORS: The Clay High School band received top rankings at three recent music festivals. The most recent showing was at the Smoky Mountain...
Trade Chief to Visit China Irvin's Mission: To Promote Ga. Farm Products
ATLANTA -- On the heels of House passage of the U.S.-China trade bill, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin plans to promote the state's agricultural products during a trade mission scheduled for June. Though Irvin already had planned...
Two Area Banks to Join Forces
Two Jacksonville-based banks are merging but nobody is leaving town. Alliance Capital Partners said yesterday it is buying Marine National Bank and merging it into its wholly owned subsidiary, First Alliance Bank, a federally chartered savings bank....
U.S., EU in Conflict on Trade
LISBON, Portugal -- U.S.-European trade approaches $1 billion a day, but one negative persists in trans-Atlantic relations as President Clinton meets with European leaders: America's proposed tax breaks for some of its biggest exporters. Earlier...
Veteran Houchin Decides to Concentrate on Breeding
An institution on the Jacksonville Racing Circuit is no more. Richard Houchin, after more than 20 years of producing and racing some of the finest greyhounds competing at the Jacksonville and Orange Park kennel clubs, has retired and will now concentrate...
Wall Street Launches Summer Rally NASDAQ Index Has Largest Percentage Gain Ever
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's traditional summer rally began right on cue yesterday, with the Nasdaq composite index staging its best day ever as investors returned from the Memorial Day weekend in search of bargains. Technology and telecommunications...
White House Advisers Either Packing or Gone
WASHINGTON -- For a few hundred White House aides, many of whom have worked for Bill Clinton since 1991 or 1992, this is like senior year: time to move on. Some of the president's advisers are taking an early slide while others work on their resumes....
World Briefing
CANADA: SIXTH PERSON DIES IN E. COLI OUTBREAK WALKERTON, Ontario -- An elderly patient yesterday became the sixth fatality in one of the continent's worst E. coli outbreaks. Hundreds have been infected and more than 20 remained hospitalized. ...
World of Business
DELOREAN CREDITORS FINALLY GETTING PAID The DeLorean Motor Co., which collapsed more than 17 years ago amid charges of money laundering, is about to end its bankruptcy proceedings, and its creditors may get almost all of what they are owed, the...