The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 15, 2002

Around the State
GEORGIA TECH -- Up next: Maryland. -- Where: Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md. -- When: 7:45 p.m., Thursday. -- TV: ESPN. -- Radio: WSFN (790 AM), Brunswick; WDMG (860 AM), Douglas; WLOP (1370 AM), Jesup; WXRB (1350 AM), Waycross. --...
Barracudas Roster Mix of Young, Old; Sanderson, 32, Joins Seven Rookies
Byline: Jeff Walker, Times-Union sports writer The Jacksonville Barracudas have an identity. Following the team's 5-2 exhibition victory over the St. Pete Parrots on Saturday, coach Kurt Wickenheiser finalized his roster for the inaugural season...
Blazers Preparing for 'Bear Raid'; Central Arkansas Attacks through Air
Byline: Matt Stewart, Times-Union correspondent VALDOSTA -- To borrow a phrase made popular by Pat Dye two weeks ago, Valdosta State will find out if its secondary is "man enough" to stop Central Arkansas this Saturday. The game was supposed...
BRUNELL'S CONDITION; No Decision on Brunell's Status
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer It's not going to cure Mark Brunell's headache, but Mike Pereira, the NFL director of officiating, said yesterday that Tennessee Titans cornerback Samari Rolle should have been flagged for a helmet-to-helmet...
Candidate Has Had Brushes with Police
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Georgia congressional candidate Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. has been arrested at least four times since 1988. Walker, a Democrat, is running against Republican Max Burns for the chance to represent the newly drawn 12th Congressional...
Citibank May Put Center on Southside
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Citibank could announce within days where it will establish a potential 75-acre Jacksonville operations center, which we've reported could end up in one of several Southside locations,...
Cocktail Napkins Deliver Message in Bars, Nightclubs; Warnings about Drugs, Drinking
Byline: Tia Mitchell, Times-Union staff writer At four local watering holes, bartenders are serving up some education with each cocktail. The area clubs will distribute napkins provided by the Florida Department of Health that educate patrons...
Critics Should Give Stafford a Rest on Poll Helper Idea
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Spinning around the news dial ... click. Supervisor of Elections John Stafford has been taking a lot of flak lately, with much of it deserved. But Democratic leaders were out of line last...
Defense Attorney Dies at 55
Byline: Rich Tucker, Times-Union staff writer Longtime Jacksonville attorney Richard D. Nichols died yesterday. Publicly, he was known for defending people charged with the most brutal of crimes, including Joshua Phillips, the teen convicted...
ELECTION 2002; GOVERNOR Bush, McBride Turn to Radio Familiar Themes Honed for Debate
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- Bill McBride has focused on a question made famous by Ronald Reagan: Are you better off than you were four years ago? Jeb Bush has, in so many words, asked a different question: Where's...
Familiar Names Helping Union County
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer LAKE BUTLER -- When Andrew Zow and Bennie Alexander moved on from Union County High to embark upon their college football careers in 1997, they left behind a state-best 40-game win streak, a run...
Ferrari President: F1 Plan 'Insane'
The head of Ferrari racing called Formula One's plans to introduce a handicapping system next season "insane." Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, whose team won 15-of-17 F1 races this season, made his remarks one day after five-time...
First-and-10
Jaguars at Ravens 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS COACH JAGUARS: Tom Coughlin (65-52 in eight seasons). RAVENS: Brian Billick (37-22 in four seasons). RECORD JAGUARS: 3-2 overall, 0-2 in the AFC South. RAVENS: 2-3 overall, 1-0 in the AFC North....
Florida Campus Corner
Byline: David Fox, Times-Union correspondent HOOPS COMINGS, GOINGS Florida guard James White returned to basketball practice yesterday after missing the first three practices and Midnight Madness with a suspension. While White returned, Danish...
Florida Notebook
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer THIRD-QUARTER WOES Florida hasn't had much success after halftime in games this season. In fact, Florida has been absolutely abysmal in the third quarter in the past two games. The Gators...
Florida State Campus Corner
Byline: Collin Mickle, Times-Union correspondent WOMEN'S BASKETBALL STARTS PRACTICE Florida State's women's basketball team began practice Saturday. Coach Sue Semrau's team is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2001-02 season in which the...
Forecasters Expect Lows in the 50s
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer Many in Northeast Florida may be donning light jackets and long-sleeved shirts this week to keep warm as the first cold front of the season moves into the region. Temperatures will drop lower...
Gullah Center Possible; McIntosh Site under Study
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer DARIEN -- A National Park Service plan to preserve the Gullah-Geechee culture of the southern Atlantic coast could result in a heritage center in McIntosh County. It is just one of three alternatives...
Health, Rights Clash on Smoke-Free Issue
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer They snuffed it out in public buildings. They discouraged it in the workplace. Now health advocates concerned about secondhand smoke want to extinguish smoking in Mary Abraham's favorite...
H.S. Extra
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Weigh-in: White, UC, Suwannee enter state polls, Raines out in 4A . . . Only three area punters averaging 40-plus. RECRUITING TRAIL Matt Kinsey LB, University Christian Size: 6-3, 225...
IMMIGRATION; Amnesty Antics
It was the ultimate triumph of politics over policy when House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., promised amnesty for many illegal immigrants if only their supporters restore a Democratic majority to the lower chamber. Gephardt is introducing...
Jacksonville Journal
QUIET WEEK Jacksonville and AT&T Broadband attorneys agreed that no evidence would be presented this week in the process to revoke AT&T's franchise and only public comment would be heard during City Council committees this week. The first...
Jags Extra
Byline: Vito Stellino and Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writers Opening lines: Due to Brunell injury, no line on game vs. Ravens . . . Jaguars least penalized team in NFL . . . Ravens 3 for 3 on 4th down. BURNING QUESTION Why hasn't Kent...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer EFFORT DISMAYS COUGHLIN Coach Tom Coughlin bemoaned the Jaguars' poor energy level and preparation in Sunday's 23-14 loss at Tennessee, attributing much of it to overconfidence from the previous...
JEA Unveils Revamped Northside Generating Station; Units Converted to Increase Power, Cut Pollution
Byline: David Bauerlein, Times-Union staff writer The Better Jacksonville Plan will feature a lot of ribbon-cuttings and soaring oratory in the coming years when the new county courthouse, arena, baseball park and main library are built. But...
League Cleans Up Pile
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Listen to just about any NFL old-timer, and chances are he will recall fondly when a player all but risked life and limb by diving into a pile. Like a virtual Three Stooges episode on grass, players...
Lemon Law May Apply to This Car
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: We were told that the car we purchased had been checked and was in perfect condition. This car was driven by the manager of the dealership, a demo with 5,500 miles, sold as new to...
Mandarin Cries Foul (Play)
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Here's what Mandarin knows: On the bus headed down to Oviedo for a key District 1-6A game Oct. 4, the football team showed no signs of mass illness. During the game, as many as 15 Mustangs developed...
Morning Briefing
NIMNICHT BUYS MORRISON PONTIAC Nimnicht Chevrolet of 1550 Cassat Ave. has purchased Morrison Pontiac of 3919 Philips Highway, officials with both companies confirmed yesterday. Lee Nimnicht, co-owner of the Chevrolet dealerships that bears his...
Mortgage Firms Invest on First Coast
Byline: Gregory Richards, Times-Union business writer In the last month, four mortgage firms have announced plans to locate or expand operations in Jacksonville. Such moves are helping Jacksonville to solidify its position as what some industry...
Notebook
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer WILLIAMS ON MEND Baker County RB Kelly Williams, the Wildcats' leading rusher, is nearly recovered from a knee injury that kept him out of most of his team's key District 4-3A loss to Lee. ...
Officer Back Home 139 Years after Death; Confederate Prisoner of War Buried in Fernandina Beach
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, Times-Union staff writer The small pine box was gently lowered into the grave in Fernandina Beach's Bosque Bello Cemetery by two uniformed men as two others stood at attention. Then all four gave a silent salute to...
Ready, Willing and Able; People with Disabilities Flourish in Growing Range of Jobs
Byline: Marcia Mattson, Times-Union staff writer Like most company vice presidents, James A. Kutsch works daily on computers, gets faxes and e-mails and does a lot of business over the phone. It isn't until he steps into a meeting with his Seeing...
Teacher Arrested on Sex Charge; Girl, 15, Reports Incidents to Police
Byline: Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writer A Duval County schoolteacher has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl told police the two had sexual contact in his home. Shawn McKim, 31, was hired this school year as physical education teacher...
Waldon Trial Begins Today; Experts Critique Crime Scenarios
Byline: Jim Schoettler, Times-Union staff writer A police officer and another man took turns choking each other with a rope to near-unconsciousness. A volunteer got wedged between the back seat and cage of Jacksonville police car 1041 to show...