The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 27, 2001

Around the State
GEORGIA TECH -- Up next: Florida State. -- Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee. -- When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday. -- TV: ESPN. -- Radio: WSFN (790 AM), Brunswick; WDMG (860 AM), Douglas; WLOP (1370 AM), Jesup; WXRB (1350 AM), Waycross....
Baby Sitter Sought in Toddler Saga Picked Up in Tampa Girl Faces Charge of Child Neglect
Byline: Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writer The 14-year-old baby sitter accused of leaving a toddler with a man at a Jacksonville bus station last week has been picked up by police in Tampa, authorities said yesterday. A detective was en...
Boys Basketball Notebook
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer ACD ACCEPTS PENALTIES After final arguments, an impending lawsuit, thousands of pages of documents, and enough legal action to fill a John Grisham novel, the Arlington Country Day School finally...
BRIEFS Georgia Southern 2nd in Coaches Poll
Georgia Southern was ranked second in the ESPN/USA Today Division I-AA Top 25 college football coaches poll released yesterday, just 28 points behind No. 1 Montana. The Eagles (10-1) did not receive a first-place vote; Montana (10-1) received 17,...
BRIEFS Innovative Court for Davis Cup Final
Australia's top singles players had their first hit on the portable grass court at Melbourne Park yesterday and said they liked what they felt in advance of this weekend's Davis Cup final against France. Pat Rafter, Wimbledon runner-up this year,...
Camden Concludes Landfill Deal Planned Purchase Will Give County Solid Waste Dump Site for Next Century
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer WOODBINE -- An agreement to buy a private landfill from Durango-Georgia Paper Co. has Camden County commissioners predicting that residents will have a place to dump solid waste for the next 100 years....
Camden Ponders What Went Wrong
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union sports writer The game that everyone was anticipating in the second round of the playoffs has become the game that wasn't, and Camden County coach Jeff Herron was looking back on why yesterday. Going into...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "The entrepreneurial, 'do it for myself' idea didn't really last very long. We decided it would be nice to be able to give something back, because there is such a need." -- Shirley Harris, on efforts to sell African art and funnel...
Coughlin Defends His Defensive Coordinator but Says Scheme Will Be Changed
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer Coach Tom Coughlin came to the defense of his beleaguered defensive coordinator, Gary Moeller, yesterday, but suggested the Jaguars will have to make changes in their defensive scheme simply because...
Football Notebook
Byline: Chase Goodbread and Bryan Mulle Mullen, Times-Union sports writers BROKEN PLAY WORKS Turns out, Trinity Christian's game-winning touchdown Friday night against Gainesville P.K. Yonge was a blown assignment. On the Blue Wave's 2-yard line,...
Gator Bowl Takes a Risk FSU Could Arrive with Five Losses
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer The Toyota Gator Bowl is taking risks with its Florida State vs. Virginia Tech matchup, announced yesterday. It gambles having a five-loss team (FSU) in the game for the first time, and inviting...
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA Pompa and Circumstance Trinity Turns to Understudy Back for Semifinals
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Drew Steinmetz awoke Saturday morning with bruises up and down his arms, and a couple more on his back. Getting out of bed wasn't easy. For the Trinity Christian sophomore football player,...
In Postseason, Wing-T Attacks Bog Down
Byline: Chase Goodbread , Times-Union sports writer Our subject today is wing-T offenses which, when pressed to throw the football, can't. The playoff graveyard is so filled with them, they take up their own wing. Wing-T, I suppose. For plenty...
It's a Whole New Game for the State Legislature
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist In football, the locker room talk would be about getting back to a winning game plan. If that didn't happen, the coach would be worried about looking for a new job. The last time the Florida...
JAA Approves Plan to Seek Bids for New Headquarters at Airport
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer The Jacksonville Airport Authority is looking for a developer to build a $6 million to $8 million office building on authority property that would house the JAA's new headquarters. The board...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It's kind of a place-holder. There's going to be a road around there, but no one really knows exactly where it's going to be." -- Thad Crowe, Clay County planning director, on plans for a highway between Green Cove Springs and...
Jags Quick to Defend WR Smith
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer Wide receiver Jimmy Smith got the strong endorsement of his Jaguars teammates yesterday. Prosecutors announced yesterday that Smith tested positive for cocaine after a Nov. 11 traffic stop but...
Jags' Smith Tests Positive for Cocaine in Traffic Stop No Charges Filed against Receiver
Byline: Paul Pinkham and Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writers Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith tested positive for cocaine after a Nov. 11 traffic stop but won't be charged with drug use or driving under the influence, prosecutors...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer HARDY'S STATUS UNCERTAIN Linebacker Kevin Hardy's season is in question because of a knee condition that might require surgery. Hardy, a six-year veteran and one of the Jaguars' sack leaders...
Jax Raceways Set for Crowning Event
Byline: Donnie Helmly, Times-Union correspondent A black tie affair will wrap up the NASCAR season for Jax Raceways as drivers, crew members, track officials and fans congregate at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Morocco Temple for the crowning of the champions....
JIA Seeks Exemption to Federal Worker Rule
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer The Jacksonville Airport Authority voted yesterday to request that Jacksonville International Airport become one of only five airports in the nation with non-federal security workers. One...
Lawtey Chief Has Lasted, and Has Title to Prove It Folks Say Jordan Good at His Job
Byline: Rich Tucker, Times-Union staff writer LAWTEY -- It was just a few weeks ago that researchers from the Guinness Book of Records confirmed Millard Jordan's suspicion that he is the longest-serving police chief in the world. "You know that...
LEGISLATURE Finish the Job
When the second special session of the Florida Legislature begins today, there will be some posturing, but the outcome is likely to be a budget that is eminently fair, because it displeases everyone. Cutting spending definitely is not as much fun as...
Morning Briefing
VA CLINIC PLANS NEW BUILDING The Jacksonville Veteran's Administration Health Clinic will be building a new facility, said chief medical officer James Borland. Borland could not disclose the possible sites being considered. The new facility will...
Morrison and Carter Repeat as Skins Champs
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer When Garrett Morrison watched his chip clear the rough, drop onto the 15th green of the Deerwood Club and disappear into the hole to capture the 12th annual Outback Skins Game yesterday, his first thoughts...
Oracal Still Has Big Plans for Business
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Oracal USA President Ben Philips said yesterday that the Jacksonville-based company anticipates a potential $25 million to $40 million investment in a possible manufacturing, office...
Pittsburgh Paper Details Sept. 11 Crash
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: I'd like to know more about the man on the jet plane that went down in Pennsylvania who said, "Let's roll." I'd like to know the details. -- J.E., Southside Dear J.E. A good source...
Road a Controversial Line in Sands of Clay Planning
Byline: Binyamin Appelbaum, Times-Union staff writer LAKE ASBURY -- The road that will make development possible in this largely inaccessible region -- a proposed highway between Green Cove Springs and the current terminus of Branan Field-Chaffee...
Schools Web Site Making Grade Access Keeps Parents Connected
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- Memo to students in Glynn County public schools: Technology has eliminated any plausible deniabilty you might have when your parents ask about your report card. The school system...
Schools Won't Be Spared Cuts Lawmakers Tackle Budget Woes Today
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- When Florida senators tackled a $1.3 billion budget shortfall last month, they tried to shield the state's public school classrooms from major cuts. But as lawmakers meet again today...
Seminoles AD Hart Fires Back
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State athletic director Dave Hart launched a forceful counterattack yesterday to what he described as a "very unfair and unfounded attack" on Bobby Bowden and the football program...
Sept. 11 Is Changing Sentiments toward Military Recruitment and Training on College Campuses ABOUT FACE
Byline: Marcia Mattson, Times-Union staff writer Fort Lauderdale sophomore Ken Kimball never feels uncomfortable walking the University of Florida campus in his Navy ROTC uniform. Once in a while he passes an anti-military or peace demonstration,...
Smith Deserves Benefit of the Doubt This Time
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer Nothing about this did-he-or-didn't-he saga involving Jimmy Smith makes any sense. It's like trying to put together a puzzle where only half the pieces fit. Suddenly, talk about the Jaguars' exasperating...
St. Johns Judge Cites Conflict, Steps Aside Unrelated Suit Hangs over '98 Slaying Trial
Byline: Jim Schoettler, Times-Union staff writer A St. Johns County judge has removed himself from a murder case after saying he thought his role would conflict with an unrelated lawsuit he has filed over an accident involving the same officer who...
UF's Johnson Doesn't Know When to Quit
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- The conditioning drills are no different from the ones football players at other high schools run, but the coaching staff's goal is. Sarasota Riverview High School football coach...