The Florida Times Union

Articles from August 3, 2004

'Baby Boselli' Ready to Get Down, Dirty
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer Maybe it's the baby face. Or just that he was asked to help fill the shoes of Tony Boselli, who had that perfect blend of a monster physique, quick feet and, when necessary, an intimidating mean streak....
BRIEFS; Tyson Impresses His Knee Surgeon
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who was knocked out by Danny Williams in the fourth round of their fight Friday night, underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. Tyson suffered a complex lateral tear of the ligament...
Dreams Beckon for Vilano Road; Rundown Stretch En-Route to Makeover by Tenacious Residents with a Vision
Byline: KEN LEWIS, The Times-Union VILANO BEACH -- At the east end of Vilano Road, the Magic Beach Motel glows turquoise, pink and white, with kitschy flamingos embedded in its 45-year-old walls. A clock encircled in pink neon shows the time to...
Edwards Delivers Ticket's Message; the Vice Presidential Nominee Addresses a Mostly Black Crowd in Jacksonville for a Convention
Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards recalled the heroism of the civil rights era, telling a Jacksonville crowd Monday night he and John Kerry will put the country "back on a righteous path." ...
Glynn Schools Consider Tax Cut; Board of Education Sets Hearings after Approving Rate 2 Cents Lower Than Current Rate
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- The Glynn County Board of Education plans to slightly lower its tax rate for property owners in the 12,000-student public school system. The board voted 6-4 Monday to tentatively set the...
Glynn Seeks New Primary Vote Date; County Asks Feds to Approve Sept. 21 School Board Polling
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- The scuttled Glynn County Board of Education primary election would be rescheduled for next month if a panel of three federal judges grants a request from county officials. County Attorney...
It's No Wonder: Women Get Pop Culture Respect; in Cartoons and Comics, Females Today Go from Sidekick to Superheroine
Byline: JENEE OSTERHELDT, The Kansas City Star Female heroes on TV were few and far between when Christy Carlson Romano was a kid. Charlie's Angels and Wonder Woman were fading by the early '80s, and among the prevailing strong females on television...
Jacksonville Journal
JACKSONVILLE JOINS IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Neighborhoods throughout Northeast Florida will take part in National Night Out events tonight. The events are designed to show community unity against crime. Among events scheduled: -- St. Augustine...
Jaguars' Blade No Fan of Parcells; but Defensive Tackle Says Work Ethic, Weight Woes Caused Problems in Dallas
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Willie Blade doesn't care that Bill Parcells has two Super Bowl rings or is considered one of the NFL's most respected coaches. The only thing that matters to the Jaguars' newest defensive tackle is that...
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; Less Weight Feels Great for Slimmer Henderson
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson has a simple explanation for why his production declined last year at the same time his weight was ballooning. "I was eating five baked chicken [breasts] at a time,"...
JAGUARS TRAINING CAMP; Brackens Not in Rush Eased into Camp, Veteran End Faces Fight to Win Job
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union When defensive end Tony Brackens was giving tips to rookie Jorge Cordova on the sidelines during a practice session this week, members of the NFL Films crew were busy capturing the scene. If the filmmakers...
JU, UF Plan to Open Hoop Season at Arena; If Details Are Worked out, Gators Will Play in Town for Second Year in Row
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union Florida and Jacksonville are close to signing a deal to open the 2004-05 college basketball season at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Greg McGarity, Florida's associate athletics director for...
MAD DADS Rally against Violent Acts; Morehouse Student Steps in for Absent Martin Luther King III, Speaks of Black-on-Black Love
Byline: JON SEIDEL, The Times-Union The featured speaker didn't show, but the people who did didn't seem to mind. Martin Luther King III missed his appointment to speak at Monday night's Stop the Violence Rally at A. Phillip Randolph Park. The...
Man Arrested after Fatal Crash
Byline: BRIDGET MURPHY, The Times-Union An Orange Park man was arrested Monday a few hours after authorities said he fled the scene of a fatal crasht. Mikel Dewayne Webb, 26, was being held on an unrelated warrant, according to the Florida Highway...
Marler Strains Right Leg; Second-Year Player Went 20 for 33 Last Year, Locked in Duel for Job This Year
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Jaguars kicking hopeful Seth Marler could be out for an extended period after aggravating a right quadriceps strain that caused him to miss most of the team's offseason practices. Marler, who is locked in...
Morning Briefs
REGENCY ACQUIRES MORE SHOPPING CENTERS Jacksonville-based Regency Centers Corp. said Monday that it acquired, through a joint venture, six shopping centers in the Chicago area. The shopping centers, anchored by Dominick's supermarkets, add 900,000...
POLITICS; Time on the Clock
There are signs that a few conservatives are getting nervous, unnecessarily in our view. They saw the liberal party enjoying its moment in the limelight and worry about the media-bashing President Bush gets daily. There is a tortoise and hare...
Poll Fills Outline of Duval Voters; Religion Plays a Large Role for North Floridians of Both Parties, a UNF Professor Discovers
Byline: Steve Patterson, The Times-Union At least one in five Duval County voters believes the political party they disagree with is sinful, a University of North Florida survey indicates. That view reflects both hard feelings and a powerful...
Retired Gen. Franks Speaks Frankly on Wars; New Book American Soldier Talks about What Lies Ahead in Afghanistan, Iraq; He'll Sign Books at Beaches This Month
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union The United States will require large numbers of troops in Iraq for up to five years to stabilize the Persian Gulf nation, retired Gen. Tommy Franks said Monday in a telephone news conference with reporters...
SCLC Leader Clarifies Remarks; Steele Said He Hasn't Met Mayor Peyton, but City's Small-Business Proposal "Redneckish and Racist."
Byline: MATT GALNOR, The Times-Union A top official with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Monday explained parts of a weekend speech in which he said Jacksonville was a "racist city" and called Mayor John Peyton a "redneck." The...
Sports Extra
Iron Mike and a new line of work Mike Tyson's boxing career seems to be on its last leg -- especially after he sustained a knee injury in Friday's shocking knockout loss to Danny "Who?" Williams. With Tyson reportedly $38 million in debt, the...
Spy Aircraft to Be Built at Cecil; Jet's Construction Could Bring 150 to 200 Jobs
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS, The Times-Union Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will be making the military's newest spy plane at Cecil Commerce Center as part of a team led by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed won the $879...
Students Should Obey the Rules or Get out of School
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist A column I wrote last week about enforcing discipline in the classroom drew a lot of response, especially from teachers. My point was simple. Students should obey the rules. If they don't and...
The Ferber Co. Files Plans for Bartram Crossing
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Developers go where the people are, or where they expect the people to move. The Interstate 95 and St. Augustine Road area in South Jacksonville has grown into such a hot spot. With...
These Readers Have Left Northern Life Behind
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate We continue our reader participation feature on how Yankees realize they have become Jacksonvillians. Susan Rezsonya, Mandarin: My husband, John Rezsonya, raised a New York Giants fan, is the current...
This Napoleon Conquers Hurlers; Greenville Outfielder Leads League in Hitting by a Whopping Margin
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Who is Napoleon Calzado? More importantly, why is he still playing at the Double-A level in August with a .355 average? The 27-year-old outfielder for the Greenville Braves is hitting 32 points higher than...
TRAINING CAMP DIARY; Lots of Work, Little Hazing
Linebacker Daryl Smith, the Jaguars' second round draft pick from Georgia Tech, is chronicling the experience of being a rookie: I was excited when I was drafted by the Jaguars because Jacksonville is only a three-hour drive from my home in Albany,...