The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 19, 2004

5 Questions
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union JIM REAPE Clay High football coach What were the problems that led to the Blue Devils' 0-2 start? We struggled with passing the ball. We lost [star WR] Nolan [Carroll] early in the season, and throwing...
AARP Needs Volunteers for Tax Program
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: Would you let people know that we need more volunteers to help prepare taxes? There was such a great response when you ran it last year. I got some really great volunteers. B.R. ...
ACC Touts Plans; Baseball Grounds Is Host to 18-Game Conference Tournament in May
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Compared to the 2005 Super Bowl, the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament three months later might be anti-climactic. But Sports and Entertainment Board executive director Mike Sullivan said on its...
Bartram Trail Wins District 2-2A Golf; Bears' Ragland Wins Individual Title with a 69; Team Edges Bishop Kenny
Byline: EMILY MOSIER, The Times-Union The Bartram Trail RV is packed and headed to Niceville for the 2A boys golf regional. The Bears, who will ride together with their coaches, won the District 2-2A championship Monday at the Golf Club of Jacksonville...
Bolles Conquers Caples, Moves on; Bishop Kenny No Easy Place to Win Cross-Country Championships
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union With a team win at the prestigious Katie Caples Invitational safely tucked away, the Bolles girls cross country team will look to match that effort on the same Bishop Kenny course Saturday at the District 2-2A...
Candidates' Goals, Experience Differ; Baker Will Have New Property Appraiser for First Time since 1985
Byline: RACHEL DAVIS, The Times-Union Growth and fair assessments are among the key issues to the two candidates for Baker County property appraiser. Republican Mark Lyons is a self-described self-studied expert on the county's property values...
College Capsules
Byline: Jason Schneider, The Times-Union GEORGIA Up next: Arkansas. Where: Fayetteville, Ark. When: 7 p.m. TV: ESPN2. Radio: WDMG (860 AM), Douglas; WGIG (1240 AM), St. Simons Island; WYNR (92.0 FM), WHFX (92.7) Brunswick; WTIF (1340...
Del Rio Expects Leftwich to Play
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union Quarterback Byron Leftwich, who had his sprained right ankle in a walking boot Monday, has the Jaguars walking on air now that they're off to their best start since 1999. Coach Jack Del Rio said he expects...
Duval Will Add Sites to Vote Early
Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union Bush coming Saturday: President to hold rally at The Jacksonville Landing Elections chief resigns: John Stafford suffered a heart attack in March Protests punctuate day: But few snags reported as 1,437...
Electricity Rate Hike Case Faces Dissent; Regulatory Office's "Adversary" Staff Says Georgia Power Should Lower Its Rates Instead
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- When hearings resume next week determining whether Georgia Power can increase its rates, some state analysts will argue for bills to start going in the opposition direction. Though Georgia Power...
Flu Shot Shortage Brings Call for Calm; Jacksonville's Short Vaccine Supply Still Going to Those in High-Risk Groups
Byline: CHERIE BLACK, The Times-Union Florida health officials are urging the public not to panic in the midst of a flu vaccine shortage that has cut the country's supply almost in half. The shortage has caused long lines at distribution centers...
Health, Not Voting Controversy, Cited in Stafford's Resignation
Byline: J. TAYLOR RUSHING and DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union Duval County Supervisor of Elections John Stafford resigned Monday, seven months after a heart attack sent him to the hospital and just two weeks before Election Day. Gov. Jeb Bush is...
In Long Run, Jaguars Need to Ride Taylor
Byline: Gene Frenette, The Times-Union This isn't how it was scripted to go. The idea when the Jaguars' 2004 season unfolded was that Fred Taylor was suppose to carry this offense, take the load off Byron Leftwich and let him grow into the position....
IRAQ; How to Win
Good news from Iraq may be scarce on the evening news or al-Jazeera, but it can be found. One source is e-mails from people who are there. As the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, tells it in an e-mail, Marines on a visit to...
Jacksonville Journal
DUVAL SCHOOLS TO GET EXERCISE, NUTRITION GRANTS Duval County public schools will receive $1.1 million during the next three years to support initiatives aimed at helping children exercise and eat healthy, U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige said...
Junior Loses Appeal on 25-Point Penalty
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost his appeal of a 25-point penalty and $10,000 fine for using a vulgarity during a postrace TV interview. Instead of leading the Nextel Cup standings Monday by a point with five races to go, Earnhardt trails Kurt Busch by 24...
Kids Help Early Literacy Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Act
Byline: BETH KORMANIK, The Times-Union A line of nearly two dozen 4-year-old kids sang songs about letters, numbers and learning Monday morning, an example of what early literacy advocates hope all children can learn when the state installs a pre-kindergarten...
Lineman Commits
Byline: CHASE GOODBRTEAD, The Times-Union Bartram Trail offensive lineman Jeff Griffin has committed to Wake Forest, and will become the first Division I-A football signee in school history when he signs in February. "We really liked the academic...
Miami No. 2 in First BCS Rankings; 'Canes Ahead of Oklahoma, Even Though Sooners Second in Both Human Polls
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Those wacky computer polls are at it again. The new Bowl Championship Series formula was supposed to bring added weight to the "human polls" -- the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN coaches...
Morning Briefs
3 LOCAL COMPANIES AMONG INC.'S FASTEST GROWING Three First Coast companies are among the fastest growing private companies in the country, according to Inc. magazine's annual list. Dynamic Corporate Solutions in Orange Park and InMotion Pictures...
Mott, Purdy See Different Solutions; Efficiency and Economy in the Department Are Top Issues
Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union The Nov. 2 general election candidates for public defender in the 7th Circuit have different ideas on how to improve efficiency and cut costs in the department. Democratic candidate Thomas R. Mott, a criminal...
Nursing Homes Top List for Flu Shots; South Georgia Health Departments Set Priorities for Distribution of Scarce Vaccine
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union Health departments across South Georgia will be providing flu shots to nursing home patients and those who care for them in the coming days before giving any of the scarce vaccine to lower-risk patients, officials...
Peyton's Mention of Tolls Brings Back Bad Memories
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist I remember toll roads in Jacksonville and so do a lot of other people. And more than one of them are scratching their heads today trying to figure out why in the world Mayor John Peyton would...
Players, Keep Your 'Eyes on the Ball'; Black Paint on the Face Helps Reduce Bothersome Glare from the Sunlight
Byline: ED GEFEN, The Times-Union Coaches in just about every sport tell their players to keep their eyes on the ball. But in football, that can be more difficult than it sounds. When you wear a helmet, that reduces your peripheral vision --...
Rogers Prepares for the World
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union Corky Rogers has seen plenty in more than 30 years of coaching prep football, but even the Bolles coach doesn't quite know what to expect this February from NFL Global Junior Championship IX. The international...
Sailors Will Try out New Fashions; Mayport-Based Cruiser Will Be One Test Site for Uniforms Designed to Be More Practical
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union Sailors from the Jacksonville-based USS Philippine Sea will provide a fashion tryout for the Navy's new concept work uniforms that were unveiled Monday. Beginning this winter, 60 men and women, officers...
Setters Leave Their Egos at Door; Those Who Assist the Spikers Know Volleyball Cheers Aren't for Them
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union At last week's Gateway Conference Volleyball Tournament championship, Jill Thomas said anything and everything in Mandarin's huddle to keep her team motivated. She raised her voice, encouraging her team passionately...
Sims' Performance Was One to Remember
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Virginia's linebacker corps was rated as the nation's best by a number of preseason publications, but Florida State sophomore linebacker Ernie Sims might like to ask for a midseason review. With...
Slaying Suspect 'Adored' Victim; Neighbor Recalls Teenager Charged in the Death of Arlington Woman
Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union *******************CORRECTIONS October 20, 2004 A teenager charged in the death of his grandmother in Jacksonville was picked up by authorities Sunday in Luling, La. Because of a reporter's error, the location...
SOME 'BOO' IN YOUR BOOK; Young Readers Will Find Monstrous Pleasure in This Spirited List of Literary Treats with Halloween Themes
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT, Times-Union children's book reviewer If you're worried that wart-covered witches and treacherous trolls will scare away young readers in search of Halloween literary treats, crack the spine of Spooky Hour by Tony...
Stroud, Ayodele Lead Improved Pass Rush
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union The Jaguars are climbing the NFL charts after surpassing their season sack total in one afternoon Sunday. The team's six sacks in a 22-16 victory over Kansas City were the most by the Jaguars since the 2000...
STUDENTS GET PRIMER ON VOTING; They Cast Vote for President Theatreworks Program Provides Voting Packages and 45-Minute Presentation on Voting
Byline: Roger Bull, The Times-Union Early voting is just getting under way in Florida. But the kids have already spoken. About 2,300 elementary and middle school students brought their ballots to the Florida Theatre yesterday for a Theatreworks...
VOTING; Double Trouble
********************CORRECTION October 21, 2004 It is illegal for registered voters to cast more than one ballot in the same election. However, it is not illegal to be registered to vote in Florida and another state. Because of incorrect information...
Windsor Report on Episcopals Overwhelming, Complex, Clergy Say; Anglican Panel Calls on Church "To Confess, Seek Reconciliation" for Ordaining Gay Bishop
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union At nearly 100 pages, the Windsor Report is theologically complex and overwhelming, First Coast clergy said. "People will be studying this for years to come," said the Rev. Sam Pascoe, rector at Grace Church,...
Zook Wary of Trip to Mississippi State
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union GAINESVILLE -- Mississippi State is 1-5 with losses to Vanderbilt and Division I-AA Maine. Florida coach Ron Zook is trying to make sure his players don't believe that Saturday's game in Starkville, Miss.,...