The Florida Times Union

Articles from April 22, 1997

2-Minute Drill
JAGUARS AGREEMENTS Valdosta State's Lance Funderburk, a 6-foot-4, 227-pound quarterback, was one of 11 rookie free agents the Jaguars reached verbal contract agreements with yesterday. The others include: Pittsburgh's Curtis Anderson, a...
A Gallop Poll? Horse Count Set
Officials at Cumberland Island say it's time again to take a close, methodical look at one of the most popular attractions at the national seashore -- the wild horses. Park officials said it's important to take an annual census to determine...
Attitude, Offense Lift Bucs
In yesterday's 4-0 victory at Lee, the First Coast High School softball team gave Lee a crash course in hitting and also gave the Generals a good dose of moxie. Th Buccaneers (20-4), ranked seventh in Class 5A, racked up nine hits against...
Chiles Issues Call for School Construction
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Lawton Chiles said yesterday the Legislature needs to raise more money for school construction, but it is too early to talk about calling a special session for that purpose. "With almost two full weeks left in the regular...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Chip mills in themselves are not evil, forest-eating entities"" -- Frank Stewart, a spokesman for the American Forest and Paper Association. Environmental groups want to see the industry more heavily regulated. Story on...
College Beat
FLORIDA STATE SOFTBALL Heavy rain in the fourth inning of Saturday's ACC championship game between FSU and Maryland forced the Seminoles to settle for a share of the league title. The Seminoles and Terrapins were locked in a scoreless...
Court Stays Jones Execution
The Florida Supreme Court issued an indefinite stay yesterday in the execution of Death Row inmate Leo Jones, who lost his bid to have the state's electric chair declared unconstitutional. The stay followed a ruling by Circuit Judge A.C. Soud...
Curci's Induction Recalls Origins of QB Excellence
********** CORRECTION (4/24/97) Because of a reporting error, the name of the University of Miami's football coach in 1959 was incorrect on Page D-5 of Tuesday's editions. Andy Gustafson was Miami's coach in 1959. ********** ...
Devastation on the Plains
AT A GLANCE A look at the flood in Grand Forks, N.D.: EXTENT: 80 to 90 percent of the city is flooded by the Red River. EVACUATIONS: 90 percent to 95 percent of the city of 50,000 have left their homes. RIVER: 53.92 feet yesterday,...
Earth Day Tip: Clean Garage, Recycle Waste
Today is Earth Day and a good time to remind consumers of their options for disposing of and recycling potentially dangerous household wastes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines hazardous wastes as material that is corrosive,...
Ellis Gets 6 Years in Prison
Navy prosecutors have done what their civilian counterparts failed to do: put Timothy Ellis behind bars for the 1994 death of his 2 1/2-year-old son, Timothy Ellis Jr. Jurors yesterday sentenced Ellis, a Navy petty officer, to six years...
FRESH START PAYS OFF Wolfson's White Running Wild
You can't see the dent on Geno White's right knee, the only physical reminder of a dislocated kneecap he sustained six years ago, as he flies by on the track. And even if you catch him when he's standing still, you still have to look closely...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Jean, from the very beginning, smoked one cigarette after another." -- Dana Raulerson, Jean Connor's sister, in the Connor estate's lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds. Story on Page A-1. BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE Kristin Bielecki...
JU Hires Milligan as Administrator
Barry Milligan always knew he wanted to become an athletic administrator. But to do it at his alma mater is like a dream come true. Milligan has been hired as Jacksonville University assistant athletic director for marketing and public...
Leader of `Holy War' on Waste Uses Pricey Chariot
Hey, Tommy Hazouri, do you remember all the grief you took when you were mayor -- some of it from me -- for tooling around town in a taxpayer-purchased "limousine" at the same time you were talking about cutting budgets to the bone? I...
Money Watch
WALL STREET Stocks pulled back yesterday as another inflation warning from the Federal Reserve quickly rattled the uneasy calm behind last week's rally. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 43.34 to 6,660.21, bouncing back over the...
Officials Seek Clues in 3 Military Crashes
The military's recent loss of three aircraft to southeast Georgia crashes in one week -- all in the same region -- is sure to grab the attention of top officials, an aviation expert said yesterday. Especially since Georgia lawmakers in Washington...
Police Identify Man Shot, Killed by Officer
Police have identified Antonio Kishawn Mathis as the man shot and killed by a Jacksonville police officer early Sunday morning. Police released Mathis' name late yesterday after notifying his next of kin out of state. Police said Mathis,...
Principal Keeps Date with Pig Students Squeal with Delight
Unlike her Muppet Show counterpart, this little piggy uttered nary an "oink, oink" nor batted an eyelid during her visit last week to Venetia Elementary School. For most of Friday morning, Petunia snuggled quietly in the arms of Patricia...
Prisoner Perks, Job Losses Doom Privatizing Prisons
TALLAHASSEE -- An ambitious plan allowing the takeover of state prisons by private companies appears to be dead in the Legislature. In contrast to the beginning of the annual session, House Speaker Daniel Webster and Senate President Toni...
Rays Rock Suns Pitching with Six Runs in First
It wasn't a good sign for the Jacksonville Suns when pitcher Seth Greisinger allowed Orlando to hit for the cycle in the first inning. In fact, the Rays got their cycle after just five batters. Victimized by high pitches and getting behind...
Second Moody Jet Crashes; Pilot Not Hurt
PEARSON, Ga. -- In the second crash of a Moody Air Force Base jet and the third of a military plane in South Georgia in less than a week, an F-16 fighter crashed yesterday in a remote area of Atkinson County. The pilot ejected safely when...
Second Moody Jet Crashes; Pilot Safe
PEARSON -- In the second crash of a Moody Air Force Base jet and the third of a military plane in South Georgia in less than a week, an F-16 fighter crashed yesterday in a remote area of Atkinson County. The pilot ejected safely when the...
Smoker's Habit Recalled Ads Reassured Her, Attorney Argues
Jean Connor, who died of lung cancer in 1995, was a quintessential chain smoker, her sister and daughter testified yesterday in a Jacksonville courtroom. "Jean, from the very beginning, smoked one cigarette after another," said Connor's...
State Farm Invading Bankers' Turf
In a rare move for an insurance company, State Farm is going into the banking business. The decision turns the tables on banks that have been moving into the turf of insurance companies, selling policies and aligning with insurers. State...
St. Joe Boosts Its CEO's Salary Rummell's $600,000 Base Pay Comparable to Other Companies
St. Joe Corp.'s top executives historically have been underpaid -- that is, underpaid relative to the salaries paid at other major corporations. But with a new administration and a new business philosophy at St. Joe, the company has instituted...
Waste Hauler Accuses City, Lobbyists of Deal-Making
This edition of City Notes, a regular Saturday feature, was inadvertantly omitted last weekend. A Jacksonville garbage hauler has accused various city officials of closed-door deal-making with lobbyists for its larger competitors, in a...
Williams Evidence Displayed
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador -- With U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, newspaper and television reporters, attorneys and others crowded around her desk, the judge handling a Jacksonville Beach, Fla., man's drug money laundering case displayed some evidence yesterday:...