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Articles from April 18, 2004

An Etiquette Eye for the Sloppy Guy
Byline: Mark Woods, The Times-Union If it appears I'm sitting slightly straighter this morning, there's a reason. I went to an Etiquette Luncheon. I'm not sure which is more surprising: that Etiquette Luncheons are popping up around the country,...
Armed with Insight, 30-Year-Old Carves out a Niche for Himself; ENTREPRENEUR OFFERS SOME TIPS FOR THOSE STARTING A BUSINESS
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union FERNANDINA BEACH -- Daniel McNicoll was bagging groceries three years ago. Now, his online furniture company is projected to bag up to $500,000 in business this year. It's the furniture business alright,...
At Last, a Hero Remembered at the Wall
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer Marine Corps Master Sgt. Fred James Roberto Jr. left Vietnam in 1969. On Oct. 22, 1982, he died from being there. Roberto's widow, Beverly Wolf, and his family will gather Monday in Washington...
Bookmarks
Byline: Jennifer Fish, The Times-Union BOOK EVENTS -- To celebrate National Library Week (today through Saturday), the Fernandina Beach Branch Library is holding a talk and book signing by local author Victor DiGenti. Digenti, author of Windrusher...
Brunell 'Liked the Way It Turned out'; Former Jaguars QB Is Already Becoming Popular in D.C
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Mark Brunell used to be angry that the Jaguars kept him from testing the NFL's open market last month by trading him to the Washington Redskins. Now, the Jaguars' one-time franchise quarterback couldn't be...
CALMER WATERS? Pole-and-Troll Zone Being Considered for Tiger Shoals
Byline: Joe Julavits, The Times-Union A "pole and troll zone," inside of which powerboaters could only use push poles or trolling motors for propulsion, is being proposed for a popular 2,500-acre section of Mosquito Lagoon near Titusville. The...
'Cudas' Future Seems Solid
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union MACON, Ga. -- For Jacksonville Barracudas minority owner Allan Schonberg, a trip to Macon lasted a little longer than he expected. The morning after the Barracudas beat the Macon Trax 7-4 in Game Two of...
EDUCATION; History Altered
In regard to their education in the important subject of history, the plight of children in public schools may be even worse than previously thought. The Fordham Foundation previously examined materials used to teach history and found some sadly...
Ex-Mobster Singing Born-Again Message; Mafia Boss Who Quit Will Speak at a Church in Jacksonville This Week
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, The Times-Union Michael Franzese became one of the biggest money-earners the mob had seen since Al Capone. He masterminded Mafia scams from auto dealerships to union kickbacks, from financial services to the world of sports...
Florida's Major Theme Parks: Discounts, Deals and Debuts
Byline: Ed Gefen, The Times-Union Planning to visit any of the Sunshine State's four major theme parks this summer? Here's a quick rundown, including admission discounts, deals just for Florida residents and what's new this summer. DISNEY WORLD...
Glynn Police Chief Presents Details on Security to Residents; about 200 Listen to Plans for Large Police Presence during International Summit
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering gave some details into what county residents can expect from the G-8 Summit on Sea Island June 8-10. And as promised, Doering provided some details...
Gotta Go/opus
Last call at the opera OPUS, the Jacksonville Symphony's young professional group, is holding its last event of the season Saturday. OPUS will meet at the University Club for a pre-concert reception hosted by the club's Young Executives Board. Hors...
HAVE ANOTHER ROUND; PGA Is Taking Steps to Reverse Declining Participation Rate
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union M.G. Orender is fond of telling the story about the time he stopped in a small diner during a recent trip to Oklahoma. In the diner was a sign which read: "Please God . . . give us one more oil boom. We won't...
Hundreds Celebrate Earth Day; Exhibits, Crafts, Animals Are Part of Fair Saturday at the Jacksonville Landing Festivities
Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union Earth Day is about protecting the native environment of the cute, little sugar glider. The crowd at the Ecology Fair at The Jacksonville Landing squealed every time the small, furry Australian animal jumped...
New Tarpon Rules Pass for Boca Grande
Byline: Joe Julavits, The Times-Union New rules intended to reduce conflicts among tarpon anglers in Boca Grande Pass have been approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At its meeting last week in Tallahassee, commissioners...
'Noles' Quinney Shoots 4-Under 67 at ACC Tournament
Florida State University senior Katie Quinney of Atlantic Beach carded a career-best 4-under-par 67 to keep the Seminole women's golf team in fourth place after two rounds of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in Clemmons, N.C. Quinney's...
Pensions Are Good, but $1.2 Million in Interest Isn't, City Says
Byline: MATT GALNOR, The Times-Union Jacksonville's pension lobbying team will head to Tallahassee to talk interest payments with the state Division of Retirement. The city is trying to be fair to elected officials, but at the same time minimize...
Peyton's Old Allies Become Big Critics; Insiders Chafe at the Rookie Mayor's Political Fumbles; Supporters Say He's Doing Well Considering the Challenges
Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union Some of Mayor John Peyton's closest campaign allies have become distant, critical and even bitter about the man they helped elect a year ago. People who stood on stages promoting him, defended him against...
Playing Catch-Up after Back Surgery
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer Turn your back, and you'll miss something fun and/or important these days. Get that back operated on, and you'll really have some catching up to do. For instance: -- Kathy and Malcolm Marvin were the...
Plenty of Good Reasons to See Sport Grow
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer The PGA of America's "Play Golf America" initiative has a ton of good ideas and programs to get more adults to take up the game, play more or keep them from leaving it. The club professionals at more...
Question Marks and Asterisks; Steroid Debate Will Hover over Baseball and Its Stats until Issue's Resolution
Byline: Gene Frenette, The Times-Union When Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa played shortstop for three major league teams from 1970-85, the word "steroids" was never mentioned in any baseball conversation among his teammates or friends....
RATINGS; 'Diamonds' Are a Resort's or Restaurant's Best Friend
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach is host for the AAA Four Diamond Awards luncheon Thursday, April 29. No new resorts, inns or restaurants in Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties made the four-diamond...
Readers Ask about Gas Prices, Crime Suspects, Iraq and More
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate A look at recent questions from readers: Q. I noticed you wrote about police looking for a "white male" but you never mention they are looking for a "black male." Hasn't political correctness gone...
Republican Strategy Is to Woo Democrats Away; Right-Leaning Lawmakers Are Part of GOP's Plan for Taking the State House and Bolstering Power
Byline: BRIAN BASINGER, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Republicans at the state Capitol have declared open hunting season on conservative, white Democrats from rural and south Georgia. With the GOP already in control of the Senate and the Governor's...
Scientists' Net Finds Clues to Sea Health; Crew's Catch Lower Than Desired; G-8 Summit May Force Delay in Start to Seafood Season
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union ST. ANDREW SOUND -- Pelicans and squawking sea gulls alert for the prospect of an easy free meal flocked around the Anna as it plied the near-shore choppy waters of St. Andrew then Cumberland Sound. ...
Show Me the Money Is What These Troops Hear; Florida Army National Guard's 153rd Finance Company Handles the Bottom Line for Troops
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- They fight insurgency in Iraq and support the U.S. occupation from an air-conditioned office in Kuwait 500 miles away. Their weapons are computers, contracts and the almighty dollar....
Stanton, Waters Deliver Sweep for UNF
Travis Stanton pitched eight innings in the opener and Chris Waters went seven innings in the second game to lead the fourth-ranked University of North Florida to a doubleheader sweep of USC-Spartanburg on Saturday at Harmon Stadium. Stanton (11-0)...
Teens and Alcohol Can Be a Deadly Combination
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist You can only hope that the message sinks in. A powerful new video made for the State Attorney's Office tells the stories of three young people who were armed and dangerous and who killed, armed...
The General Has New Stage for War Games
Byline: Mike Freeman, The Times-Union In New York, they are calling him General Tom, and of course, you are not surprised. The minute his plane landed, Tom Coughlin began stomping through the Giants organization, spittin'-and-a-cussin', breathing...
The Times-Union Top 100
Times-Union sports writer Bart Hubbuch ranks the top 100 players in next weekend's NFL Draft (with most recent height and weight). Rankings were determined after consultation with scouts, coaches and general managers: Name***Pos. School***Ht.***Wt.***Comment...
WATCHING BLUEGRASS GROW; Country Music's Laid-Back, Casual Cousin Is Thriving, with Plenty of Support in Northeast Florida
Byline: Roger Bull, The Times-Union LIVE OAK -- It was barely noon, the music was just getting started on stage. Nothin' Fancy kicked it off right on time with Dooley: "Dooley slippin' up the holler, Dooley tryin' to make a dollar . . ." Fans...
Wild Turkey for a Lifelong Hunter; Four-Bearded Gobbler Was a Rare Catch
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor With help from a distant train whistle, Mike Lore shot a gobbler on the morning of March 24 in St. Johns County. When Lore approached the bird, he saw it had a fine 11-inch beard. Then he saw...