The Florida Times Union

Articles from July 30, 2001

$38 Million Gift Inspires Debate Jacksonville Native Funds Smithsonian Exhibit
Byline: Bruce I. Friedland, Times-Union staff writer WASHINGTON -- Americans love success stories. So does Jacksonville native Katherine B. Reynolds, who captured headlines in the nation's capital this spring with a $38 million donation to the...
5 1/2 Years after Tax Referendum, Charlton Still Has No Jail Money Collected, but Construction Remains on Hold
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer FOLKSTON -- Pressured by two federal judges, Charlton County voters approved a 1-cent sales tax in November 1995 to raise the money to build a $2 million jail. But nearly six years later, with...
Agassi Makes Quick Work of Sampras
Andre Agassi continued his recent domination of Pete Sampras with a 6-4, 6-2 victory yesterday in the Mercedes-Benz Cup final in Los Angeles -- his most lopsided win in two years over his rival. Agassi trails 17-14 in the 12-year rivalry, but he's...
Analysts Say Insituform Sell-Off an Overreaction
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer Insituform Technologies Inc. was riding high at a record $43.20 on July 19, but the stock came crashing down the next day even as the company announced a 37 percent increase in second-quarter earnings....
Bowden Can Understand Spurrier's Pain
ORLANDO -- Bobby Bowden and Steve Spurrier aren't best friends, but they're close enough for Bowden to notice a difference in Spurrier yesterday when the two spoke before the annual gathering of the state's college football coaches at the Citrus Bowl....
Camp Report
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer TIMES AND TEMPERATURES The Jaguars practice in full pads at 8:40 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today with a high of 91 degrees expected. They had yesterday off. COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 41 days until the...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "The worst thing she is guilty of is being friends with these people." -- Michael Gallien on his daughter Holly's expulsion from school for reputedly knowing of friends' plot to bomb their school. Story, this page. RIVER MANAGEMENT...
Coker Confident; Spurrier Wary
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer ORLANDO -- Larry Coker is cocky, Steve Spurrier is concerned, and Bobby Bowden is content. And nobody has even practiced yet. The buzz is about the college football publications, which have...
CRIME A Bipartisan Plan
It isn't often that U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, and Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, are on the same side of an issue. But HR 912 isn't a typical bill. It seeks to keep the accused from being executed for crimes they didn't commit. No reasonable...
Deerwood/Epping Defends River City Title
Byline: Michael Boyle, Times-Union sports writer Deerwood/Epping Swim Club took its third consecutive title -- and sixth overall -- at the 2001 River City Swim League Championships at The Bolles School yesterday.. Deerwood/Epping finished with...
Dialysis Patients Await Decision on 3 Drugs
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer The Florida Society of Nephrology and the Florida Medical Association urged the Jacksonville-based state carrier of Medicare to continue coverage of three drugs used by many dialysis patients....
Diamond Jaxx Knocks off Suns
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer Visiting West Tenn scored five runs in the 10th inning yesterday to extend two streaks in front of 2,227 at Wolfson Park. The 8-5 victory ran the Diamond Jaxx winning streak to six games, while...
EWC Coach Just Wants to Be Noticed
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist ORLANDO -- As Lamonte Massie headed for the stage, the room began to empty. A pack of reporters surrounded the previous speaker and, like ants carrying a bread crumb, headed for the door with him....
Expanding Our World with Books
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, Times-Union staff writer Paddington Bear's adventures involve sticky marmalade sandwiches and his befuddled ideas about humans. Harry Potter is all about magic and friendship and intellectual curiosity. Children...
First Coast Investor to Buy 78,000 Acres of Timberland
Byline: Earl Daniels, Times-Union business writer Timberland investor Holland Ware recently agreed to buy about 78,000 acres of timberland in Alabama and Georgia from Temple-Inland Inc. of Diboll, Texas, located south of Houston, for $56 million....
Housewife for Hire How Much Is the Job of Taking Care of a Family of Four Really Worth?
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer Summer for many of us is all about jumping the workaday rut and either doing nothing or doing something as far removed from the norm as time and finances allow. Temp workers and colleagues can plug the...
In the Pipeline
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Projects filed recently with various regulatory agencies include the following. City development numbers are included for concurrency filings and site-plan reviews when available. ...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "We take it very personally. When you threaten one pastor, you really threaten us all." -- The Rev. Ted Corley, pastor of Mayfair Baptist Church. Story, this page. SHERIFF TO STROLL Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover, who takes...
JAGUARS TRAINING CAMP 2001 Unhappy Campers Contract Gripes Threatening to Bubble Over
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer It isn't the heat or the onset of two-a-days in full pads this morning that explains the general state of grouchiness in the Jaguars' training camp. It's the money. Just ask linebacker Kevin...
JIA Gets Clearance for Initial Expansion
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Jacksonville International Airport has been cleared for an expansion that will provide more space for ticket counters, baggage handling, ground transportation and concessions storage....
'Our Kids Are Missing, Too' Area Families Envious of Attention on Levy
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer Missing Washington intern Chandra Levy has no link to Joshua Smith, Keith Cauley or Yvonne Belcher. Even so, the 24-year-old intern's disappearance nearly three months ago has generated a bittersweet...
Skynyrd's 'Cut-Up' Remembered as Family, Friends, Fans Mourn, 'Party' Still Planned for Wilkeson
Byline: Rachel Davis, Times-Union staff writer As the 80-year-old mother of Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson sits quietly in the living room of a friend's home yesterday, her family swarms around with stories. Friends and family members wander...
State's International Trade Rises
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer International trade increased 6.3 percent during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to the Wachovia Florida World Trade Index. Trade activity,...
These Bagels Are a Laughing Matter
Byline: Moshay Simpson, Times-Union business writer It's called Funny Bagels On-the-Go-Combos. Are they funny? Are they gut-bustingly hilarious? Guess you need to go to Publix or Winn-Dixie to find out. The point is they are in Jacksonville now....
Waiting for a Ship to Come in Jacksonville Says It Can Have a Terminal Built on a Number of Different Sites, Creating a Market That Can Serve 249,000 People. Why Isn't That Idea Floating with the Cruise Lines?
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer For years, Jacksonville officials have been on a constant quest for a cruise line. Ready-made port facilities and the possibility of untold profits appear like it would be a no-lose situation...
White Pastors to Join in March They'll Support Black Minister in Crime Area
Byline: Paul Pinkham, Times-Union staff writer At least 30 white pastors plan to march through a crime-ridden neighborhood tomorrow night to support a black minister who told Jacksonville police he was threatened by drug dealers. "We take it...