The Florida Times Union

Articles from January 16, 2000

[2] Glynn Lost 2 Great Educators
********** CORRECTION (1/19/00) Glynn County School Superintendent William F. Young died Thursday. Because of a reporter's error, Young's middle initial was wrong in a column on Page B-1 Sunday. ********** It's been an awful week...
[2] Rout Has Fans, City in the Mood to Celebrate
********** CORRECTION (1/18/00) Jake Godbold was mayor of Jacksonville when Baltimore Colts owner Robert Irsay visited the city in 1979. Because of a reporter's error, Godbold's name was misspelled in a story on Page A-1 Sunday. **********...
A Beating You Can Dance To
This was not a rap song. This was a rhapsody. No words needed. I mean, wasn't this the most instrumentally perfect Super Bowl tune-up tune a team could ever perform? The Jaguars will never forget this song. The Dolphins wish they could. Remember...
Affirmative Action Key, Women Told NOW Conference Urges Attendees to Stand Together
A 3 percent increase in pay doesn't sound bad -- unless a man holding the same job gets a 15 percent increase just for being the sole provider for his family. It was the excuse given to a handful of New Jersey female bank tellers in the mid-1970s...
A Power Shift, or Political Purge? Governor Shuffles Schools a New Deal
ATLANTA -- Though teachers have felt threatened by some of the provisions of Gov. Roy Barnes' education-reform proposals, perhaps the most radical changes come from his shuffling of the state's education pecking order. He's creating an Office of...
Atlantic Tour Formed for Area Pros
Aspiring professional golfers on the First Coast won't have to develop their skills on mini-tours outside the area, thanks to the formation of the Atlantic Coast Professional Golf Tour. Created by Chris Sullivan of Jacksonville, who has played on...
Beasley's Vision Becomes Reality
Aaron Beasley was walking down the hallway at Alltel Stadium Friday, his usual confident self. This day, though, he was a little more confident than normal. Earlier in the week, the Jaguars cornerback had a vision. While walking down the hall, he...
Brackens Gets Nice Surprise
Everything in Tony Brackens' football sense told him the play was over. He was on the ground. Hands were all over him. Seconds had passed since he fell on the fumble he forced by swatting the ball from quarterback Dan Marino late in the first...
Brunell Stands Tall in Victory Jaguars QB, Play-Calling Spark Success
Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell was sitting in the chair at his locker pulling on his socks after yesterday's AFC Divisional Playoff game when he was asked if he would play next week in the AFC Championship game. "C'mon," he said. "If I played...
Bucs' King Ready to Shed Rookie Tag
TAMPA -- Like his predecessors, Bucs rookie quarterback Shaun King did not produce a lot of points in his first playoff start. But he did produce a win. Prior to King's start yesterday against Washington, only five other rookie quarterbacks had...
Call to Action New Center, Code-Violation Crackdown Show City's Resolve
City inspectors are planning to begin a campaign of "zero tolerance" for certain code violations in two areas of Jacksonville -- signaling that such enforcement will eventually apply everywhere. After focusing in the city's urban core and in Northwest...
City to Pay for Decision to Forgo Tourney
According to First Business in the Jan. 10 Florida Times-Union, the Jacksonville and the Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) turned down the chance of playing host to an American Bowling Congress (ABC) national tournament. If Jacksonville...
Cyclists Help Put Area's Top Trails on Map Project Creates Detailed Guides
The Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, with an $80,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and input from cyclists from Fernandina Beach to Palatka, has issued a series of free maps of cycling trails and routes in Northeast...
Devil of a Challenge Seminoles Take on Duke with First Place on Line
TALLAHASSEE -- Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins has a rather simple -- if not particularly revealing -- explanation for the way Mike Krzyzewski's Duke team has overcome the loss of four first-round NBA draft choices and still managed to extend its...
'D' Keys Tampa Bay Win
TAMPA -- With the exception of a few plays in the third quarter, everything unfolded the way Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy had planned. His defense smothered visiting Washington and caused a pair of turnovers, and his rookie quarterback-led...
Fans Can Cheer Super Bowl XXXIV and Quietly Marvel at Norman Rockwell Exhibit Atlanta's Doubleheader
Super Bowl Sunday, the day each January when the championship game of the National Football League is played, has become one of our great secular holidays, superseding the World Series as America's premiere sports event. So it's appropriate that...
FISH RAPPED Angry Jags Use Big Plays to Demolish Dolphins
It has built and built inside of the Jaguars for much of this season, and yesterday it finally came to a boil. All the talk about the team being a product of its schedule had produced an angry attitude than ran through the team almost to a man. It...
Free Reign Proves Downfall for Charters Operating Schools a Risky Proposition
A group of people, all of whom care deeply about the welfare of children, receives nearly $2 million in tax dollars to open a school for students who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting. To help this new school succeed, those who...
FSU May Focus Efforts on Curry
Florida State's chances of landing Hialeah American cornerback Corey Bailey have gone from good to nil in a week's time, as the state's No. 2 player at his position missed his visit to FSU last weekend and apparently has opted against rescheduling....
Game Report
ON THE FIELD Play of the day: Pick a play, any play, but one of the biggest -- and strangest -- came in the first quarter. Dolphins QB Dan Marino dropped to pass, and Jaguars DE Tony Brackens stripped the ball, then recovered the fumble at the Dolphins...
Glynn Lost 2 Great Educators
It's been an awful week for the Glynn County school system. Thursday's death of Superintendent William R. Young stunned educators. In Dr. Young's short tenure, he had passed through the fire of budget shortfalls from the preceding administration...
Good Question
Q: I come across countless Web sites when I use the Internet. How can I create my own? A: A quick question: Is this business or pleasure? Your needs will ultimately determine what kind of services you choose, and how much you're willing to pay...
It Was Jagswatch for TV Star Hasselhoff
One of the most jubilant Jaguars fans yesterday was Baywatch star and former Jacksonville resident David Hasselhoff, who was in town as a guest of QB Mark Brunell. Hasselhoff met Brunell after singing the national anthem before a 1997 Jaguars game,...
Jags' Smith Knew He Could Beat Press
Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith said all the right things this week, praising Miami's secondary, calling it one of the best in the NFL. He gave credit to cornerback Sam Madison, who will make his first Pro Bowl appearance next month. But deep inside,...
Jaguars Not City's First Stars
Ah, the wonder of evolution! The sweet redemption of passing time. Jacksonville stands today at the pinnacle of Jaguar culture, a first-tier American city with a National Football League franchise to prove it. Forgiven and forgotten is the oversight...
Loud and Proud 'Fin Heads' and Jaguars Fans Tolerate Each Other during Raucous Day at the Stadium
John and Gary Mazzanoble sat side-by-side around a glowing grill, a plume of smoke the only thing that separated them. While they joked about the upcoming game among a group of friends, quite a few fans stopped to gaze at the two. Some snapped pictures...
Marino's Legend Tarnished by Lopsided Loss
Mark Brunell took one look at the small army of television cameras and photographers swarming around Dan Marino as he exited the field. He decided to pass, figuring he had already escaped the game unscathed and that there was no way to get so much...
Mora No Saint, but Miracle Worker
INDIANAPOLIS -- The lasting memory of Jim Mora was one of momentary mental breakdown and burnout. Coaching in the NFL ended for Mora in 1996, his 10th season as coach at New Orleans, when he imploded in a postgame tirade about the pathetic play...
News Stories, Columns, Editorials Are Different in Important Ways
Journalists don't make it easy for the readers to sort out straight news and opinion, yet the distinctions are critical to the credibility of newspapers. For instance, readers often complain that an opinion column is not objective. Or that a...
Novel Depicts Seamen on Fragile Golf Coast
A few years ago, novelist Connie May Fowler and her husband, Mika, a photographer, moved from St. Augustine to a little beach house at Alligator Point on Florida's Gulf Coast, not far from Tallahassee. She found a fascinating, disappearing way of...
Offensive Line Accomplishes Its Missions Gardener and Bowens Contained in 62-7 Rout
Sixty-two points, and John Wade still didn't think the Jaguars offensive line did anything remarkable. What's important, Wade said, is that the unit didn't need to put opposing linemen on their backs. Tailback Fred Taylor needs only a bit of open...
Portrait of a Lost Artist Frenchman Eugene Louis Charvot's Work, Long Held by His Family in Jacksonville, Comes to Light Again at the Cummer
Eugene Louis Charvot never set foot on American soil. He drew his artistic inspiration from the pastoral French countryside and from the exotic streets of North Africa. A few of his pieces hang in a museum near his birthplace of Moulins, France....
Putnam Mill Still Considering Options Discharge Pipeline at Heart of Dispute
Despite having advice from a dream team of technical experts, environmental agencies say it's still unclear how -- or whether -- a Putnam County paper mill will avoid building a discharge pipeline into the St. Johns River. The pipeline has been...
'Rent' Musical 'Life Affirming' despite Tragedy
From the moment it debuted in New York in the spring of 1996, Rent has been hailed as a revolutionary musical. To quote Newsweek, it completed "a fortuitous trilogy, begun by Hair in 1967 and continued by A Chorus Line in 1975 ... [that] deal with...
River Logs Harvest in Limbo Environmental, Legal Study Still in Works
BRUNSWICK -- The bottoms of Georgia's coastal rivers harbor some expensive timber -- some of which fell more than 100 years ago. The trees sank in the Altamaha in the 1800s and early 1900s when lumbermen used the rivers to float old-growth timbers...
Rout Has Fans, City in the Mood to Celebrate
No one expected that. Not that any Jaguars fan is complaining. The Jaguars' dominating 62-7 victory yesterday against the Dolphins left many in Jacksonville feeling good -- no, jubilant --- about their team and their town. Still, the suddenness...
Sail-Racer Johnson Looks for Results with High-Tech Boat
Jacksonville sail-racer Greg Johnson is hoping to crack into the big time this week. Johnson and his crew will be competing for the first time in their new 1D-35, Southern Spirit, in what is arguably the most prestigious sailing series of the year,...
Super Bowl Berth Now a Win Away
62-7 AFC record for playoff points Taylor's 90-yarder longest ever Record crowd of 75,173 AFC Championship game will be at Alltel Stadium next Sunday Who's next? Who cares. It won't matter if the Jaguars duplicate yesterday's effort. In the...
Tables Were Turned on Johnson
Being humbled 62-7 was a new experience for almost all members of the Miami Dolphins. The fact the beating came in the playoffs, in what could be the swan songs for quarterback Dan Marino and coach Jimmy Johnson, added an extra sting to yesterday's...
Talbot's Happy Trails Parks Are Havens for Bikers, Hikers
There aren't many places left in North Florida and South Georgia where cyclists and hikers can take their pick between unspoiled, nearly deserted beaches, trails and wide, well-paved and lightly traveled roads. Talbot Island State Park, which includes...
Taylor Makes It Look Easy
Fred Taylor tried hard afterward. For a few seconds anyway. What athletes are supposed to do is compliment the opponent, no matter the score, so after rushing for 135 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the first half of a 62-7 victory over the...
Tennessee Torn over Manning, Titans
INDIANAPOLIS -- There are the Colts season tickets sold to fans living in the state of Tennessee. There is the history of the college football player turned icon, his world evolving in some strange, surreal way, into their world. There is Peyton...
The Health of the St. Johns River Is Worth Extra Effort
During the recent beautiful weather, the St. Johns River has been particularly sparkling, so it seems an appropriate time to revisit two issues that are important to the river's health. Those people concerned about Georgia-Pacific's plan to build...
The Wells Watch
MAKING PLANS Today: Find out why the crocodile's in the bathtub in the musical Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, opening production of Theatreworks' three-part Super Sunday Series for children ages 4-12, 2 p.m., Florida Theatre, $7 per show or $18 for the...
Turnovers and Singletary Amount to Dolphins Loss
Sebastian Singletary hadn't been playing what he considered a bad game for Stetson last night at Jacksonville's Swisher Gym. But he wasn't playing the type of game that after 14 games had him leading the Hatters in scoring and leading the Trans...
Uneasy Alliance for Bush, Minority African-Americans Evaluate Governor
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush sat down with Rep. Willie Logan and three other Black Caucus members on the second day of this month's special session and gave them the bad news: He would not support their amendment to the death penalty appeals bill....
United Way Exceeds 1999 Goal, Raises More Than $17.2 Million
For the seventh consecutive year, the United Way of Northeast Florida raised a record amount of money to benefit charities throughout the region. More than $17.2 million was raised during the 1999 campaign, a 9 percent increase over last year's...