The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 24, 2002

AIDS Center Widens Battle Brunswick Group Takes Word to Public
Byline: Brian Basinger, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- Terri Whitten knows that most people don't consider beauty shops and grocery stores to be important battlegrounds in the war against AIDS. But as one of the few AIDS-prevention educators...
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American Access Moves Main Office to Clay
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer Clay County now has a public company it can call its own. American Access Technologies Inc. has officially closed its headquarters office in Lake Mary and moved its offices to its metals plant in Keystone...
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Apartment Complex to Get Town-Center Feel
Byline: Earl Daniels, Times-Union business writer Most new neighborhoods that are built based on a town-center concept have been based on single-family houses. Village Walk, a $26 million Southside mixed-use residential and commercial development,...
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Bush's Lead Even Bigger in Duval Police Organization Adds Endorsement
The commanding lead that Gov. Jeb Bush holds over Democratic challengers in statewide polls is even larger among Duval County voters, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by the local GOP. Across Florida, a recent Mason-Dixon poll showed...
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Career Track
BANKING/FINANCE -- Taylor Woodrow Inc. announced the appointment of Brian Watson as chief financial officer for North Florida operations. -- The Jacksonville Bank announced the appointment of Kimberly M. DeLong to Mandarin branch manager. ...
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Collins Delivers in Clutch: Suns' No. 9 Leads Victory
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer The Jacksonville Suns used a pair of clutch hits from leading hitter Mike Collins to score four runs en route to a 5-1 win over Tennessee last night at Wolfson Park. The win improved Jacksonville's...
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Even Routine Operations Demand Precision, Accuracy No Room for Mistakes When Refueling at Sea
Byline: Rachel Davis, Times-Union staff writer ABOARD THE USS VICKSBURG -- Capt. Dave Britt is barking orders at the crew on the port side of this guided-missile cruiser as they move closer to the 42,000-ton oiler. "Looking good, Andy, they're...
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Ex-Civil Rights Leader Calls for More Black Votes SCLC Founder Speaks at Rally for Ex-Rep.Tony Hill
Byline: Rich Tucker, Times-Union staff writer Veteran civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery brought his booming voice and empowering message to a Northside church yesterday, calling for more black citizens to vote and take an active interest...
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Fleming Island Trying to Grow Its Own Identity Area Is Bursting with New Retail, but Office Jobs Have Yet to Arrive
Byline: Binyamin Appelbaum, Times-Union staff writer Over the last few years, many of America's largest retailers have opened shop on Fleming Island, lining County Road 220 with big box stores and strip centers and restaurants at roadside. Soon,...
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HEALTH CARE Do No Harm
Under no circumstances should Congress make the Medicare situation worse. As difficult as it is to believe, that could happen -- given the fact that it is an election year. The danger is that the politicians, falling over themselves to outbid each...
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Health Care Systems Plan to Merge
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer Asencion Health, which includes St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville, and Carondelet Health System have announced plans to unite. Asencion and Carondelet signed a letter of intent in...
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History Found in Renovations St. Marys Dock in Park Service Plans
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer ST. MARYS -- Millers Dock, a landmark until it was demolished after it partially collapsed a decade ago, will be resurrected as part of a $2.7 million waterfront renovation. Plans for the new dock...
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HIV Fight Gets Ally in Black Churches
Byline: Brian Basinger, Times-Union staff writer MACON, Ga. -- Dexter Zachary wasn't angry after discovering he had contracted HIV from his boyfriend. "I don't hold it against him,'' said Zachary, who was diagnosed in 2000 with the virus that...
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Hot Pursuit Avid Collectors Stay Revved Up over Hot Wheels Cars
Byline: Roger Bull, Times-Union staff writer The guys came in early and set up their cars on the folding tables. Rows of little Hot Wheels cars and trucks, most still in the same packaging they're sold in. (They lose their value if you actually...
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'I Just Love Playing Football' Smith Has Issues with Jags, but Eager to Report
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Jimmy Smith would seem to have good reason to be upset with the Jaguars these days. The club recently released popular wide receiver Keenan McCardell, Smith's close friend and prolific on-field...
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In the Pipeline
Projects filed recently with various regulatory agencies include the following. City development numbers are included for concurrency filings and site-plan reviews when available. COMMERCIAL -- Site clearing for CVS/pharmacy, 7341 Atlantic Blvd.,...
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Old Bear Paints a Beautiful Picture
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, Times-Union staff writer Author A.A. Milne created stories based on his son and some stuffed toys. The son's name? Christopher Robin. Toys? Well, one was called Pooh, another, Tigger. Children love hearing "the...
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Sailing a Wave of Apathy Is Treacherous for Voters
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist The primary election is barely two months away. By that time, I hope the foolishness I'm hearing from people who are accustomed to coasting on a wave of apathy will be over. These folks say they...
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Sayles Captures 'Sunshine State' Cast, Crew Get Look in Ritz Premiere
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer In Sunshine State, filmmaker John Sayles takes a slice-of-life look at life in the northeastern corner of Florida -- and gets it right. He's captured the look of the place: the live oak hammocks,...
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Skateboard Ministries Drawing Young to Church Jacksonville Pastors Say Idea Working
Byline: Mary Maraghy, Times-Union staff writer In a Jacksonville church hall, a dozen teenage boys stood on skateboards, then attempted to flip the boards 360 degrees with their toes. The Rev. Al Force, youth pastor at Oceanway Assembly of God,...
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Storm on Track for Return to Nationals
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer ORANGE PARK -- The Ponte Vedra Storm, a team of 9-year-old girls, didn't show much excitement after winning their tournament bracket yesterday at the got milk? 3v3 Soccer Shootout at the Eagle Harbor...
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Teacher Has a Flair for Dramatic but Colorful Clothes Mask a Serious Side
Byline: Joe Humphrey, Times-Union staff writer How good is the last day of school for a teacher dressed like a soup can? "M'm! M'm! Good!" Michael Fritton, 41, a drama teacher at The Bolles School, walked the riverfront campus on the final...
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Transplant Games to Be Family Affair CPA Convinced Cycling Helped Recovery after Kidney Replacement, Hip Surgery
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, Times-Union staff writer J.T. Rhodes, CPA. At 9:45 on a weekday morning, one expects to see him behind a desk, analyzing spread sheets and calculating deductions, the gray pin-striped jacket of his understated...
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TV Show to Give Updates on Jacksonville Airport System
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer The Jacksonville Airport Authority has started to broadcast a monthly public awareness program to tell people about Jacksonville's airport system. Each program, called Airport News, is scheduled...
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What's New
MOVES -- The Jewelry Design Institute, formerly headquartered in Richmond, Va., has moved to the Ocean Gate Plaza, 4320 A1A S., Suite 3, St. Augustine. HONORS/AWARDS -- Susan Burns was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the annual Mail Boxes...
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Young Teams Fill Need for Service Youths Back Their Faith with Deeds
Byline: Mary Maraghy, Times-Union staff writer Alberta Stone cried, danced and shouted for joy last week when a group of young people showed up at her Jacksonville home to paint and clean up her debris-filled yard. "I have been praying for a...
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