The Florida Times Union

Articles from December 15, 1997

A Damper on the Holidays Weather Chills Tree Sales, Events
A few wet chickens were the only creatures inhabiting the town of Bethlehem yesterday, the setting for an annual living nativity behind the Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church. In San Marco, the annual tour of homes went on last night as planned....
Baby Cries, Tensions Will Rise 'Mad about You' Special Episode
Mad About You is no stranger to innovation. The series caused a stir two seasons ago with a finale that tested the strength of the Buchman marriage. Tomorrow's edition (8 p.m., NBC) is billed as another special episode. Filmed like a one-act...
Brunell's Deep Pass Sets Up Big Day
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- So much for ol' conservative, throw-underneath, play-itsafe Mark Brunell. That was last week. This was yesterday -- on the Jaguars' first offensive play from scrimmage, their quarterback threw deep down the left sideline....
Fazoli's Manager, Employee Wounded in Robbery
The manager of an Orange Park restaurant was critically injured and a 17-year-old employee wounded in a robbery late Saturday, police said. Three robbers forced their way into Fazoli's about 11 p.m., after grabbing another employee who...
First Part of Another St. Augustine Outlet Mall Approved
Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on a second major outlet mall on Interstate 95 near St. Augustine. The St. John County Planning and Zoning Agency gave final development plan approval this month for a 315,189-square-foot...
FSU Stings Florida Jackson's Last-Second Shot Beats Gators
ORLANDO -- They went into the game foreseeing matchup problems with height and experience. It wound up being a mismatch -- right to the last play of the game. How fitting that Randell Jackson, Florida State's 6-foot-10 forward, nailed...
Game Report
ON THE FIELD Attendance: 41,231 (38,793 no-shows). Weather: 29 degrees, 13 mph winds (9 degree wind chill). Play of the day: On first-and-10 from the Jaguars 21, Bills QB Alex Van Pelt rolled to the right sideline, then threw back across...
Honoring a Holiday Sacrifice Brunswick Shipyard Busy on a Christmas
BRUNSWICK -- Some people who built the ships that helped win World War II gathered near their old workplace yesterday to celebrate a Christmas Day they spent on the job. First Presbyterian Church of Brunswick hosted a commemorative service...
In Denial, Again Smith Won't Admit Boselli Got Him
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Tony Boselli walked slow, tall and proud through the tunnel to the locker room, and that's when the fans started yelling. "Boselli, Smith ate your lunch." "Boselli, you -- --." "Boselli, Smith killed you." Boselli...
In the Pipeline
Projects filed recently with various regulatory agencies include the following. For the convenience of those seeking more information, city development numbers are included for concurrency filings and site-plan reviews when available. COMMERCIAL/RETAIL:...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "They were so much a part of my life. There is a part of me missing, and I don't know if it will ever change." -- Jane Dykstra on the deaths of her daughter and granddaughters last December in a trailer fire. Story, this...
Jags Reached Their Goal; Now Leave Them Alone
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Postseason. Playoffs. Period. For now, nothing else really matters. So don't you dare try to make the Jaguars feel badly about barely holding on against the Buffalo Bills on a Siberian Sunday in December. Don't...
Jaguars Stop Late Bills Rally
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- As the day grew darker yesterday, the Jaguars' playoff hopes appeared to dim, too. After leading 14-0 against the Buffalo Bills, the Jaguars did their usual routine of letting a team back into a game. Only this time,...
Jaguars vs. Bills Dissecting the Game by Quarters
1st quarter: A 60-yard Mark Brunell-to-Keenan McCardell pass on the Jaguars' first play set up Brunell's 13yard scramble around left end for a touchdown. Another drive died on an interception, but the Bills' offense couldn't mount any ...
Look out, It's the TV Season for Those Holiday Canned Hams
Holiday specials pop up all over the screen this week. As always, many are better left in the box unwrapped. This year's Silent Night, Scary Night award goes to The X-Files, which just concluded its two-part, nightmarish version of A Christmas...
News Anchors Hail from Larger Cities
The most visible members of Jacksonville's newest news team are relatively young, have mostly worked in larger markets and, for the moment at least, are all white. That last point concerns Jim Church, WJXX TV-25's news director. He hinted...
News Team Launching Shows Today
Ten months after it came on the air, Jacksonville's WJXX TV-25 jumps aggressively into the local news race today with seven newscasts totaling more than 4 1/2 hours that will originate from the station's new studio off Butler Boulevard. ...
One-on-One Was Fun Jags Didn't Give Boselli Much Help
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Once again, Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith was whining about Jaguars tackle Tony Boselli having help blocking him yesterday. Once again, Smith was wrong. Of the 58 plays -- not counting kneeldowns at the end...
Overlooked on Your Birthday Christmas Birthdays Can Get Lost in Shuffle
KINGSLAND -- Every year since she was born, 6-year-old Aimee Noelle Lonidier has had two birthday celebrations. One falls on the anniversary of her birth, Dec. 25, and the other is six months later. June 25 is Aimee's unbirthday. People...
Rice's Barnett Severance Package Comes under Fire
Charles Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Barnett Banks Inc., will get a hefty severance package as part of the sale of Jacksonville-based Barnett to NationsBank of Charlotte, N.C. The package includes an annual paycheck of...
Skyway Service Starts Today Hours Will Be Short at First
After a year of being shut down, the Automated Skyway Express is scheduled to return today with a new route and a new name. Just call it the Skyway. The start-up is early, according to Marci Larson, a Jacksonville Transportation Authority...
Smith, Brown Critical of Two Jags
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Last year the Jaguars came to Buffalo and stunned the Bills by pulling out a 30-27 victory in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Yesterday, it wasn't the Jaguars' 20-14 win that surprised the Bills. It was their...
The Players.The Fans.Everyone Expected the Team to Make the Postseason. but They Had to Wait for a Cold Day in New York before the Jaguars Were Again. PLAYOFF-BOUND!
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Jaguars' 20-14 victory over the Buffalo Bills yesterday puts them into the AFC playoffs for the second consecutive year and gives them a franchise-record 10th regular-season victory. It also gave them something...
These Children's Books Should Entertain, Educate and Amuse
Title: Electra and the Charlotte Russe Author/illustrator: Corrine Demas Bliss/Michael Garland Publisher: Boyds Mill Press Price: $14.95 Ages: 7 and older When Electra's mother plans a tea party, Electra is responsible for visiting Mrs....
Tift Aims for Title after Win
ATLANTA -- Tift County quarterback Worth Bowers couldn't make the all-Region 1-AAAA team in the regular season. But he made the all-state team Saturday night in the Class AAAA playoff semifinals at the Georgia Dome. The senior completed...
Trials and Tribulations of Reform Settlements with High Punitive Damages Have Businesses Calling for Tort Changes
In September, when a Louisiana jury hit CSX Transportation with $2.5 billion in punitive damages, the Jacksonville-based firm suddenly found itself thrust into the spotlight, the latest symbol of what critics call an out-of-control jury system....
Tug of War: A Child Seeks Independence
It was the lime green shorts. That's when I knew my relationship with my daughter would never be the same. It was at that point, on a warm summer day shortly before she turned 5, that I realized that the mother-daughter tug of war had begun....
Untapped Talent Pool Blacks Often Passed over for Top Spots
Five years ago, Ron Cooper had one of the most coveted assistant coaching jobs in the country -- second in command behind Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz. He was only 31, considered one of the brightest young coaches in the country. Had...