The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 19, 2002

A Difficult Time Clearing Customs; White Coach Finds Key to Immigrant's Success
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer For three years, Dan Disch wasn't sure quite what to make of Guerlin Dervil. Dervil, a Haitian immigrant, showed promise athletically as a football player at White High, but didn't know his plays...
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Around the State
GEORGIA TECH -- This week: does not play. -- Up next: Georgia. -- Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens. -- When: 3:30 p.m., Nov. 30. -- TV: CBS. -- Radio: WSFN (790 AM), Brunswick; WDMG (860 AM), Douglas; WLOP (1370 AM), Jesup; WXRB (1350...
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Bank of America Plans Cuts in Jacksonville; 107 Will Be Let Go by Year's End
Byline: Timothy J. Gibbons, Times-Union business writer Bank of America is laying off 107 technology and operation workers from its Jacksonville facility, employees were told yesterday, part of a nationwide workforce reduction that will continue...
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Better to Be a Legend Than to Follow One
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer The moment Mark Richt came out for pregame warm-ups Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium, members of Georgia's band greeted him with chants of "Coach! Coach! Coach!" They did it again when Richt left the...
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Buzzword at Valdosta: Catawba; Blazers' First-Round Opponent Eliminated VSU from Last Year's Division II Playoffs
Byline: Matt Stewart, Times-Union correspondent VALDOSTA -- Three weeks ago, Valdosta State running back Aaron Jenkins looked forward to playing one team, and one team only, in the first round of the Division II playoffs. "Catawba," Jenkins said...
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Chances of Video Lottery Revisited; State Budget Woes Again Fuel Debate
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- Faced with daunting budget problems, incoming Senate President Jim King said yesterday the Senate will consider allowing expanded gambling to help Florida collect more tax dollars. ...
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Club Claims Racial Profiling by Police; T-Birds Notifies City It Will Sue
Byline: Paul Pinkham, Times-Union staff writer A popular Southside nightclub plans to sue Jacksonville police and fire officials for racially motivated harassment, claiming they stepped up patrols and cut occupancy levels after the club began attracting...
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Equipment Failure Likely Cause of Crash; Kennedy F-14 Pilot Killed during Launch
Byline: Rachel Davis, Times-Union staff writer Aircraft equipment failure likely caused the March 2 crash of an F-14B Tomcat launching off the Jacksonville-based USS John F. Kennedy in the Mediterranean Sea, according to an investigation report...
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Florida Campus Corner
Byline: David Fox, Times-Union correspondent GOLF TEAM GETS 'WONDER TWINS' They've been called the Wonder Twins, but Florida women's golf coach Jill Briles-Hinton is just glad to call them Gators. Phenoms Aree and Naree Song Wongluekiet signed...
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Florida State Campus Corner
Byline: Collin Mickle, Times-Union correspondent WOMEN'S SOCCER REACHES CHILLY SWEET 16 FSU's soccer team shook off a disappointing regular-season finale with two victories in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles, who hosted...
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Get an Expert to Test Home for Toxic Mold
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: Will you tell me where I can purchase the kits that test for toxic mold in houses? Thanks. -- B.G. Dear B.G. Bill Nowlin of the Duval County Health Department referred us to the American...
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Heavy Rains Damage Cotton, Slow Harvest; Already-Difficult Season Takes Downward Turn
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer JESUP -- In spite of a five-year drought, Billy Burch had a good cotton crop. Then heavy rains began in the late summer, and his crop is now ruining in his fields west of Jesup. "When the cotton...
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High School
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer GIRLS SOCCER 5 Players to Watch Jenna Silverberg, Nease, Sr.: 2001 area scoring leader for Class 2A championship team. Lauren Strebler, Bishop Kenny, Jr.: FACA All-State selection, District...
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H.S. Extra
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Weigh-in: Nine area teams still eyeing state title . . . Trinity travels familiar playoff road . . . Six area backs clear 1,000 regular-season yards RECRUITING TRAIL John Frady OL, Bolles...
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Jacksonville Journal
LIGHT PARADE ENTRY Monday is the deadline for boaters to enter the 18th annual Jacksonville Light Parade, the annual procession of 100 power and sail vessels decorated in colorful lights to celebrate the holiday season. Boaters can register by contacting...
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Jags' Eyes on ... Canada? Grey Cup Interests Ex-CFL Players
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Even though more than 2,200 miles separate Jacksonville and Edmonton, Alberta, the Grey Cup isn't going unnoticed at Alltel Stadium this week. A host of Jaguars players, coaches and scouts with...
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Lopez OK with Augusta; Would Accept Membership
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer ST. AUGUSTINE -- World Golf Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez doesn't believe the Augusta National Golf Club should be forced to invite a woman member against its wishes. That said, Lopez would enthusiastically...
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More Chilly Nights, Clear Days Ahead; It's Wrap-and-Peel Weather Time
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, Times-Union staff writer It got off to a nippy start but, oh, what a beautiful day yesterday. And Mother Nature is promising us more of the same -- chilly nights and glorious days. "It'll be a beautiful week," WJXT...
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Morning Briefing
BOMBARDIER CUTS 50 LOCAL WORKERS Bombardier Capital announced it is laying off 50 employees locally. The company is a Jacksonville-based financial services subsidiary of Bombardier Inc., a Montreal-based maker of airplanes, trains and recreational...
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No Free Ride for UF Freshmen; Ready or Not, Five Counted on to Provide Immediate Lift
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- Anthony Roberson, full of the confidence that comes with being one of the most sought-after high school basketball players in the country, said he's ready. So did Rashid Al-Kaleem,...
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Notebook
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer BIG FOOT University Christian kicker Clay Gregory knocked home a 50-yard field goal in a 33-8 win against Bronson Friday, the longest field goal in the area that night and Gregory's first of...
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Notebook
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer PLAYERS REWARDED Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin had his team practice in pads each of the past two weeks, then gave the players Monday off after subsequent victories over Washington and Houston. ...
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PBS Brings Founding Father Benjamin Franklin to Life
Byline: Nancy McAlister, Times-Union staff writer Richard Easton's best roles have ranged from Hamlet and Macbeth to his Tony Award-winning portrayal of A.E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. Now he's been chosen to personify the...
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Putnam Man Faces Murder Charge
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer A Putnam County man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an Interlachen man during an argument Friday. Eugene F. Townsend, 49, of Edgar was charged with shooting William Thomas Morris...
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Retailers Find Christmas Not the Only Draw as Holiday Shopping Season Poised to Start
Byline: Gregory Richards, Times-Union business writer It's beginning to look like more than just Christmas on store shelves this year. Hanukkah is playing a more prominent role with major retailers, and stores like Target are betting they can profit...
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Six-Game Shootout for Jags
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer Coach Tom Coughlin is where he wants to be with six games remaining in the regular season. The Jaguars coach has a team that's still alive in the playoff hunt. "It's very encouraging. It's fun....
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Tough Choices Await FHSAA
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Board meetings of the Florida High School Activities Association sometimes amount to little more than a couple of rubber stamps on minor issues and maybe an appeal or two. Monday's meeting will...
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Winning First Prize Never Felt like This before for GOP
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist When Republican legislators gather in Tallahassee today for a short organizational session, along with the few Democrats who survived Nov. 5, surely they will be wondering why voters patted them...
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Wonderwood Project Falls Behind Schedule; Late 2005 Earliest Date Predicted for Completion
Byline: David Bauerlein, Times-Union staff writer *******************CORRECTION November 20, 2002 Because of errors by a reporter and an editor, an incorrect map appeared on Page B-1 yesterday. Above is the correct map and information for the...
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Your Roots Are Showing; You Never Know What Might Fall out of Family Tree
Byline: Marcia Mattson, Times-Union staff writer Great Aunt Matilda told such wonderful tales about her war hero granddad that you wanted to know more. But your simple genealogy search uncovered the real story: The guy was a deserter. So much...
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