The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 22, 2003

2 Questioned in Connection with Radio Shack Burglary
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, The Times-Union *******************CORRECTION November 25, 2003 Travis Drumheller, 34 of Callahan was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday in the 6400 block of Lannie Road. A dog in the vehicle also was killed....
4 Face New Charges in Carjacking, Robbery
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Four youths arrested Nov. 5 in connection with a carjacking in Nassau County that ended on Jacksonville's Southside have been charged with the carjacking and armed robbery of a cabdriver. Police said the four...
ACCESSORIZING; Finishing Touches Can Make Big Difference
Byline: Jennifer Fish, The Times-Union When you finish building the base of your wreath with greenery, it's time to accessorize. Here are some tips from staffers at Michael's Arts & Crafts store. -- Location, location: Often, a holiday wreath...
Activist Educates on AIDS; Callahan: Lions Host Monday Event
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Cathy Robinson Pickett gave birth to two things in 1991: her second child, Garrett; and activism in support of others, like herself, who have HIV/AIDS. Pickett, whose tireless work promoting...
Appeals Process Stays in Neptune; Decisions Won't Go to Federal Court
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer The Neptune Beach City Council backed off this week from a decision to send city Board of Appeals decisions to federal court instead of hearing them themselves. After voting 4-1 this month...
A Show of Gratitude; Deaf Dancers Perform to Thank Club
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer When Barbara Conway came Monday to her club's monthly luncheon at Sawgrass Country Club, she expected a tasty meal and light entertainment from a high school dance troupe. What she didn't expect was...
Beach Access Proposal Draws Support, Dissent
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer A proposed state law designed to protect open beach access has drawn swift reaction from the Jacksonville area and beyond. Scott Shine, chairman of the First Coast chapter of Surfrider Foundation, presented...
Beach Shorts
Commission to meet The Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission will have a public hearing Monday on a rezoning request for a 550-unit condominium and yacht club at Beach Marine. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall at 11 Third St. N. The...
Board OKs New School Calendar
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer The Clay County School Board has approved the school calendar for the 2004-05 school year, which has teachers and students reporting to class a few days later than they did this year. But the...
Builders Care Helps Woman Fix Up Home
Byline: Alex Jackson, Staff writer Ruth Alexander's Northside home was in ruins. Alexander, 75, has been living in her house on Longspur Avenue for about 31 years. Her deceased husband and his brother built the three-bedroom house with the two-car...
Clay Puts Hold on Casino-Type Setup; Moratorium Will Keep Businesses out for Now
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer The Clay County Commission used a rare legislative maneuver last week to impose an immediate obstacle to any "casino-style businesses" looking at opening in the county. Commissioners approved...
Clay-UNF Teacher Center Nears; Fleming Island High Is Host
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Almost three years after it was funded, the long-planned Clay-UNF Teacher Inservice Center is in the final stages of construction, nestled within the campus of Fleming Island High. But the $2.5...
Clemson Win, Terps Loss Could Put Tigers in Gator; Bid Could Come Tonight, Depending on Events
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Despite a tumultuous season and an uncertain future for coach Tommy Bowden, Clemson could be invited to play in the Toyota Gator Bowl as the game's Atlantic Coast Conference representative, if the Tigers win...
Clinic Helps Many in Need; Volunteers Do What They Can for Patients
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer Robin Tackette needed to see a doctor. She desperately needed medication for her high blood pressure. But she didn't have the money to pay a doctor, didn't have the money to pay for medication and...
College Kickoff
Top 25 No. 1 Oklahoma (11-0) at Texas Tech (7-4) 3:30 p.m. at Lubbock The top-ranked Sooners look to cap an undefeated regular season. To do so, they must contain Red Raiders QB B.J. Symons, who needs 83 yards to break Ty Detmer's NCAA single-season...
Color Creates the Mood; Let Table's Centerpiece Inspire the Occasion, Floral Designer Says
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT, Times-Union home and garden editor With holiday guests due any day now, you've probably turned your attention to making your home look its best. For inspiration, attend the Art & Antiques Show Thursday, Dec....
Colorful Koi like Artwork, Devotees Say; Enthusiasts' Numbers Grow
Byline: Grant McManus, River Bend Review correspondent Passion, art and a kaleidoscope of colors swirled within pools of water at the World Golf Village. On Nov. 15 and Sunday, nearly 750 people came to the 17th annual Koi Show to admire the...
Community Effort Sought for Library Park; Plans Set, Money Not
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer Interactive trails, a children's reading area and a maze made of shrubbery seem to be closer to reality now that plans are in place for a new park behind the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library. It's just...
Competition from Cadillac; Rear-Wheel-Drive XLR Convertible Takes on Imports
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer When you look at Cadillac's XLR, what image does it Evoq? For Mercedes-Benz (SL500), Jaguar (XK8) and Lexus (SC430), it means there is a new competitor in town when it comes to a mid-size, V-8, rear-wheel-drive...
County OKs $130,000 for Property; Purchase Will Help Council on Aging
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer The County Commission has appropriated the lion's share of the $150,000 needed to purchase two lots in downtown Green Cove Springs, where a two-story wooden house and detached garage stand next...
'Cudas Have Big Edges over Predecessors
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer The Barracudas, Jacksonville's first sports tenant in Veterans Memorial Arena, hope to accomplish what no other minor-league hockey team in this city has ever done over 40 years: duplicate the staying...
Dedication, Instincts Help Clay's Kendrick; Senior Is the 'Heart and Soul' of Blue Devils
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Clay County Line sports writer After four years of tackling bruising fullbacks, towering tight ends and speedy wide receivers who often outweigh him, Clay High School's William Kendrick just keeps on smiling. "I like...
Details in Shorter Supply after Weather Buoy Floats Off
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer A popular source of weather information for First Coast water junkies is cut off after going adrift for several days. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather buoy, normally anchored...
Duke Beats Elon by 82 in Biggest Winning Margin in School History
Alana Beard scored 19 points in No. 4 Duke's 108-26 victory over Elon Friday night, the biggest winning margin in Blue Devils history. Duke (1-1) broke the school margin record of 78 points set against Temple in 1998. No. 6 Stanford 69, Pepperdine...
Empty Bowls Fill Big Need; Money Raised Goes to Salvation Army
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer They doled out money to get in the door. They oohed and aahed over the hundreds of unique hand-crafted ceramic bowls on display -- some simple in their design, others finely detailed, some whimsical...
Expert: Hospitals Need to Cut Errors; Patient Safety Officer Says at Hospitals That Stop Assessing Blame, More Mistakes Are Reported and Ultimately Fixed
Byline: DAVE WILLIAMS, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Hospitals should use medical errors as learning experiences rather than as justifications to punish staffers, an expert in patient safety said this week. "We live in a world that still thinks,...
Federal Funds Likely to Help Renourishment, Dredging
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer Congress is expected to approve a half-million dollars for the Beaches' 2005 beach restoration project and $4 million to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Valley, where dozens of homeowners...
FLETCHER 49, FLAGLER PALM COAST 7; Senators Make History with Victory
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union Fletcher's history-making 49-7 win over Flagler Palm Coast Friday night in the Region 1-5A semifinal was clouded by a knee injury to star running back Roy Polite. But the Senators now have two school firsts:...
Florida Soccer Gets Chance to Avenge SEC Tourney Loss to Tennessee
The Florida women's soccer team can get revenge today. No. 3 seed UF (18-3-2) plays host to No. 14 seed Tennessee (17-4-2) at 1:30 p.m. at Percy Beard Stadium in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gators are 4-0 against the Vols at home,...
Football Games Affect Preseason Basketball; Event Prompts 'Volunteers' to Join Clay Team
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Clay County Line sports writer Clay High School is hosting a four-team, preseason basketball tournament starting Tuesday, and Clay coach Gary Gartin will be using "volunteer" players from the school's general population...
Fuzzy I-AA Picture; Bethune-Cookman Could Get At-Large Bid with Victory over Rattlers
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union Florida A&M coach Billy Joe knew even before the season started that his team had no chance of making the Division I-AA playoffs. Bethune-Cookman College coach Alvin Wyatt will find out soon enough if...
Grand Opening for JU; Dolphins Newcomers Shine in 88-47 Win over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union The only thing apparently missing from Jacksonville University's season-opening performance Friday was first-time jitters. Freshman forward Haminn Quaintance provided a refreshing offensive spark. Junior-college...
Guns, Robberies Mark Atlantic Beach Weekend
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer An Atlantic Beach man was shot three times Nov. 15 at an apartment complex, and two armed robberies were reported in the city last weekend. Police responded Nov. 15 to Atlantic Arms apartment...
High Schools
BOLLES 41, TALLAHASSEE GODBY 14 The region semifinals game was tied for only 14 seconds in the third quarter before Bolles scored 27 unanswered points for the home victory Friday night. John Philpot ran 49 yards to score the tiebreaking touchdown....
Holiday Dinner for All at Church
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer A week before Thanksgiving last year, Selena Hayle felt compelled to host a Thanksgiving dinner for Clay County people who are homeless, lonely or have to work that day. "It was an experimental...
Holiday Home Tours
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, The Times Union Get into the spirit of the season, and glean some great decor ideas. Take a home tour. From St. Augustine to St. Simons Island, Ga., houses are decked in their Christmas best. Here's a list of jolly...
Hot, Hotter, Hottest; Chili Cook-Off a Hit in Mandarin
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer There were chili peppers of all kinds, of course, in the recipes at the Mandarin Area Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's ninth annual Chili Cook-Off. Chicken and tofu also were mixed into the chili...
House Fire Appears Intentional; Investigators Want to Question Juveniles Seen in Area before Brunswick Blaze
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- Fire investigators dug through charred timbers and ashes Friday searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed a house built more than 100 years ago and severely damaged its twin next door. ...
Husband Sues over Wife's Death in Bridge Crash; Man Says Companies Not Taking Responsibility for Actions That Led to Shands Bridge Accident
Byline: SHAWNA SUNDIN, The Times-Union The husband of the woman who died in September after her Jeep Cherokee was hit and pushed off the Shands Bridge filed a lawsuit Friday against the two companies that had vehicles involved in the accident. ...
International Flavor; Poetry, Arts Take Stage at FCCJ
Byline: Linda McDonald, River City News correspondent The papers in her hands shook while she read, but her voice did not waver. Strong and bold, Adelina Pollo conveyed the poem's rhyme, even though most in the audience did not understand the...
Jacksonville Jobless Rate on Decline; Positive Economy Reports Take Unemployment Figures from 5.5 Percent to 5.0 Percent
Byline: Mark Basch, The Times-Union Jacksonville's unemployment rate dropped sharply in October, the state's labor agency said Friday, providing further evidence of an economic recovery. The jobless rate in the Jacksonville metropolitan area...
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; Offensive Line Has Challenge vs. Jets
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union The Jaguars' offensive line will be under the microscope again Sunday, but this time Titans coach Jeff Fisher won't have anything to do with the scrutiny. The line has the task of blocking the New York Jets'...
Jaguars Team Up to Encourage Children to Read; Nassau: Program Works with Libraries
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer The Jacksonville Jaguars are encouraging kids to read, and the Nassau County library system is the place to start. Nassau County's libraries again are participating in the Jaguars' Playbooks...
JOHN F. KENNEDY; One of a Kind
When historians are surveyed, John F. Kennedy frequently is listed among the nation's greatest presidents. Kennedy, who was assassinated 40 years ago today, was in the Oval Office three years. It's debatable whether anyone can achieve greatness...
JTA OKs Atlantic, Kernan Overpass; Mayor and City Council Will Review Recommendation
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union The Jacksonville Transportation Authority board voted Friday in favor of constructing an Atlantic Boulevard overpass across Kernan Boulevard. But the JTA board decided more study is needed before making...
Jury Rules against 2 Health Firms; State Farm to Get Nearly $4 Million over Billing Dispute
Byline: SARAH SKIDMORE, The Times-Union A jury verdict issued this week in federal court determined two Jacksonville-based health companies should pay State Farm Insurance nearly $4 million resulting from a billing dispute. The case may become one...
Keeping the Faith
Byline: Glenda S. Jenkins, Nassau Neighbors correspondent FOOD PICKUP The pickup date for Food Source grocery orders placed with Five Point Baptist Church, 261-4615, is today. The program will provide items for a Thanksgiving meal. For more...
Keystone Heights Elementary Celebrates Holiday with Music
Byline: Toi Jefferson, County Line staff writer Keystone Heights Elementary's music classes will have a special Thanksgiving event Monday. Music teacher Ramona Peronto will host Anna Sucsy, who will perform with her bluegrass group during the morning...
Library Chief Asks to Delay New Branches; He Would Rather Delay Services the Public Hasn't Received Than Cut Operation Days, Hours
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union Jacksonville Public Library officials could delay the opening of a couple new branch libraries in an effort to cut some money from the library system's operating budget. Mayor John Peyton set a $25.7...
'Major Event' Newspapers Are Worth More
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: I have a newspaper reporting that President John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. Is it worth anything? No name Dear reader: If it is complete and in good condition, it might...
Making It Look Just Right
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, The Times-Union It's holiday home tour time, and one First Coast home is in the national spotlight. An oceanfront getaway at The Villas at Coast Cottages on St. Simons Island, Ga., is this year's Coastal Living magazine...
Many Will Take Steps for Funds to Fight Hunger
Byline: John Carter, Staff writer They're hungry to remind us. They're taking steps to make us aware. Hundreds of residents throughout the city will be walking Sunday as they take part in the annual Greater Jacksonville Crop Walks to build...
Mentor Program Expanding; Nassau: Volunteers Help 1 Hour a Week
Byline: Marise Nazzaro, Nassau Neighbors correspondent What a difference an hour can make -- improved academics, better attitude, increased self-confidence. According to teachers, parents and students at Atlantic Elementary School, Emma Love...
Morning Briefs
SUNTRUST BANK MOVING TO HUMANA BUILDING SunTrust Bank will relocate its North Florida regional office to what is now known as the Humana building at 76 S. Laura St., where it will occupy 50,000 square feet. The building will be reflagged SunTrust...
Nassau Notes
BENEFIT BAZAAR Cats Angels' ABC Christmas Bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center auditorium in Fernandina Beach. HOLIDAY CLOSINGS All banks, the post office and government offices will be closed...
Native Leads Hospital Staff; Fernandina: Physician, Father of 4 Chosen to Oversee 100
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer The medical employees at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau have elected homegrown talent to serve as their new chief of staff. Gerald Burford, an internal medicine physician born and raised in...
Neighbors Fleeing as City Expands; Yulee: Lifelong Residents Decide to Sell Their Homes
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Jereline Williams has lived in her Yulee neighborhood for 36 years, eight years in her present house. She and her husband recently put asphalt in their driveway, which is lined with carefully...
Neptune Beach Considers Sign Rules
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer To create a uniform look for signs along Atlantic Boulevard at the Beaches, the Neptune Beach City Council this week considered adopting Atlantic Beach's rules, which call for signs on the...
New Elementary School Site Set at Coppergate
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer The Clay County School Board has approved plans to buy a 25-acre parcel of land in the Coppergate subdivision in Middleburg for an elementary school to open in 2007. The board, at a Tuesday...
Newest Commission Members Now Leaders; Stern, Maguire to Push Economic Plans
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer The two most recently elected members of the St. Johns County Commission were appointed this week to the board's two top leadership posts. A year ago, Karen Stern and Bruce Maguire took their first...
New Pier Project Awash in Progress
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer Contractors have begun laying a wooden deck on the new $3.5 million fishing pier at Fourth Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach as the construction project has reached eastward to the high tide line....
New Sidewalks Get Public Input; Fruit Cove Road Walkways to Be 5 Feet Wide
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Dozens of Fruit Cove Road residents at a town meeting got a closer look at a county plan to install 5-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the winding road starting later next year. Residents were able to look...
'Noles Open with Win; Maine Hangs around until FSU Pulls Away Midway through the Second Half
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State never found its offensive rhythm against Maine in Friday night's season opener, but the Seminoles were able to fall back on their defense in a 69-49 victory over the Black Bears. ...
No Mass Destruction, Just Mass Pleasure at WineFest
Byline: Jackie Rooney, Shorelines columnist Thus far, no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq. But there is evidence that, in 6,000 B.C., Saddam Hussein's Mesopotamian forebears were cultivating grapes and making wine, which, consumed...
Nothing Doing for Raines; Vikings' Season Ends with Shutout Loss to Suwannee
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union LIVE OAK -- The defense with the better reputation entering Friday night's Region 1-3A football semifinal between Raines and Suwannee was the Vikings', with four shutouts in their previous five games. ...
Outstanding Citizen; Man Combines His Love for Kids, Sports
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Miss a meeting and you're appointed to a job you didn't want. Or so Murphy's Law of volunteering goes. But Hilliard Action Committee member Kevin Webb recently experienced the law's reverse:...
Parcells Isn't Happy, and That's Good
Byline: RANDY GALLOWAY, Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH, Texas -- During the radio at midweek, a welcome voice was heard. Bill Parcells sounded grouchy as he answered media questions. Grouchy is good. Since training camp, the give-and-take...
POLICE BRIEFING; Masked Men Steal Cash from Restaurant Worker
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Two masked men with shotguns stole an undetermined amount of cash late Monday from an employee at Michelangelo's Italian restaurant at 10950 San Jose Blvd., after they were told there was no money in the business....
POLICE BRIEFING; Suspect Arrested in Armed Assault Victim Was Threatened at Gunpoint over His Cell Phone
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Police arrested a 20-year-old Fernandina Beach man on a charge of aggravated assault after a gun was used to convince another man to lend his cellular telephone outside an apartment complex at 3544 St. Johns Bluff...
POLICE BRIEFS; 8 Apartments in Same Area Burglarized
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer A rash of burglaries at two apartment complexes in the vicinity of Wells Road and Crossings Boulevard in Orange Park kept deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Office busy Wednesday. Six...
POLICE BRIEFS; Man Reports Nearly $3,000 Meal Overcharge
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches area police departments ATLANTIC BEACH A man reported Nov. 9 that his bank account had been charged $2,916 for a meal at...
Program Shows Art Can Extend beyond Sight
Byline: Susan Brandenburg, River City News correspondent Donning paper-thin gloves, visually impaired visitors to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens' Art Beyond Sight open house Nov. 13 took a "Touch Tour" guided by the Cummer's Hope McMath,...
SANDALWOOD 7, LAKE MARY 6; Saints Win Defensive Battle Wells Sets Rushing Mark, as Sandalwood Reaches Region Final
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union On a night that Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells became Northeast Florida's single-season rushing leader, he shared the spotlight with the Saints defense, which turned in its season-best performance to...
Save the Date
IT'S SHOW TIME FOR CAMELLIAS See the queen of the winter garden at her best during the Camellia Society of North Florida's annual show. It'll be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road. To enter blooms,...
Search Is on for Bigger Staff as System Expands; Better Jacksonville Plan Calls for Addition of 135 Jobs in the System, 52 for Librarians
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union Staffing a new Main Library twice the size of the one it will replace, plus finding employees for six new and 12 renovated libraries in Jacksonville, is chore enough. Add to that there's a shortage of...
Sec Saturday
No. 3 LSU (9-1) at No. 15 Ole Miss (8-2) 3:30 p.m. at Oxford (CBS) The stakes are clear for LSU: A victory over Mississippi puts the Tigers in control of the Southeastern Conference West and in the race for the national championship. LSU (9-1,...
Sir Elton's the King of Huge Opening Night; Crowd Hails New Arena with Gleaming Reviews, Singalongs
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union The lights went down, the crowd roared, the organ music swelled and Dennis DeGuzman was ready to party. Even in the capacity crowd that packed Jacksonville's spanking new arena for an inaugural Elton John...
Speed Bumps out, Humps In
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer For Neptune Beach residents east of Third Street, speed bumps are out and speed humps are in as the city looks for a more effective way to slow traffic on secondary streets. Speed humps...
SPORTS BRIEFS; St. Johns Country Day Misses Final Four Shot
St. Johns Country Day School soccer team fell one game short of reaching the Final Four of the state's fall soccer championships, losing to longtime rival Gainesville Oak Hall in the Region 1 final Tuesday. St. Johns surrendered two late goals in...
Spotlight, Show Belonged Not to the Place but to the Knight at the Piano; Pop Icon Journeys through Decades of Hits, Moves Crowd without Much Talk
Byline: EYDER PERALTA, The Times-Union It looked more like the stage a box-theatre company would use: the black floor, only a tiny box in the large room, and the lighting rig, hardly a rock star's play thing. The smoke settled as the crowd, perhaps...
St. Augustine's White Lights a Holiday Treasure; Today's Illuminating Start to the Annual Nights of Lights Event Will Draw Thousands
Byline: SHAWNA SUNDIN, The Times-Union ST. AUGUSTINE -- A decade ago there was little to do in St. Augustine after Thanksgiving. In fact many downtown shopkeepers used to close for the winter. But that all changed in 1993 when Nights of Lights...
St. Matthew's Girls Reign in Hoops; Westside School Wins Division Title
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer Robin Manges watched in nail-biting anxiety as her daughter's basketball team went into overtime in a game that would define its season. But the girls from St. Matthew's Catholic School on the Westside pulled...
Take a Look at the Roar on Game Day
Byline: Rich Ray, Times-Union staff Have a busy schedule? If so, you have something in common with the members of The Roar of the Jaguars. As Tiffany Bowen details in this week's contribution to the Jaguars Journal at First Coast Community, many...
This Woman Just Ignored Naysayers
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist Thirty years ago, a line beneath a Times-Union photo of Sharon Chester, then a new University of North Florida graduate, described her as a multiple sclerosis victim. Good thing she ignored her...
Tradition: Yes, It's That Time of Year
Byline: Lamar Thames, Clay County Line general manager It is traditional for newspaper columnists to write their annual "What I am thankful for" columns at this time of year, meaning around Thanksgiving. Since the feasting day is Thursday and I...
Turkey Classic Surf Contest Today at Anastasia State Park
Byline: Brian Kosoy, Times-Union correspondent After their near-upset of the Tennessee Titans last week, the Jaguars take their roadshow to New Jersey, where they take on the New York Jets on Sunday. Hopefully Jaguars running back Fred Taylor will...
U.S. Salvages First Round with Furious Comeback; Americans Trail by One Point after Slow Start, but Know It Could Have Been Worse
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The United States is behind the Rest of the World by a point after Friday's foursomes matches in the UBS Cup. The U.S. team members consider themselves fortunate. After trailing...
Walkers to Raise Funds to Fight Hunger; Westside Crop Walk, Others Sunday
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer Nancy Moore has arthritis in her feet and won't be able to put on her walking shoes for this year's Crop Walk to fight hunger locally and around the globe. But Moore said she feels so strongly about the cause...
Walkers Will Walk to Help Ease Hunger
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Hundreds of people will take to the streets of Mandarin and the Southside Sunday to help ease hunger at home and around the world during two of the six Greater Jacksonville Crop Walks to End Hunger. Geneva Presbyterian...
Who's Who at the Art & Antiques Show
David Tutera Who: A party planner whose list of clients includes Elton John, Barbara Walters, Prince Charles and the Rolling Stones. He is the author of A Passion for Parties (Simon & Schuster, $35) and America Entertains: A Year of Imaginative...
Young Dancer Working Hard at Her Dream
Byline: Susan D. Brandenburg, River City News correspondent When Lauren Robbins of Arlington was 3 years old, she was so agile that her late grandfather, Luther Robbins, nicknamed her "the curtain climber." Today, as the curtain rises on stages...