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Articles from November 10, 2003

1st Place Sports Finds a Place Again in Orange Park
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union When 1st Place Sports opened its first store in Orange Park 25 years ago, the fit wasn't quite right. "It was a little bit too early," said co-owner Doug Alred. So Alred, and his wife, Jane, closed...
Beach Bopper Gets Hopping at Arlington Dance Club He Helped Create
Byline: Charlie Patton, The Times-Union Michael Payne loves to dance. His particular passion is a form of swing dancing known as beach bop. It's the kind of dancing the semi-retired Vietnam veteran learned growing up near the beach in Virginia...
Bowden Not Yet Ready to Make Change at QB; Rix, Walker Both Had Trouble during Loss at Clemson, Florida State Coach Says
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Succinctly summing up Clemson's defensive game plan in the aftermath of Saturday night's 26-10 historic victory over Florida State, linebacker John Leake said: "We tried to make them one-dimensional...
Brantley High Foresters Take Top FFA Honors; Students Beat out Teams from 38 States for National Championship
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union NAHUNTA -- The Future Farmers of America forestry team at Brantley County High School has a deeply rooted winning tradition. The team consisting of Jerrin Flowers, Erin Vickers, Buck Taylor and Hampton...
Buyers Showing Interest in St. Joe's RiverCamps
Byline: EARL DANIELS, The Times-Union The St. Joe Co. is pleased with turnout of prospective buyers who want to buy a lot to build a house in the woods. The Jacksonville-based publicly traded company recently announced that 314 prospective buyers...
'Championship' Saturday for UF; South Carolina Is Last Test Florida Must Pass to Stay Alive in SEC East Race
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union Florida offensive tackle Max Starks is going to spend this week worrying about an unfamiliar language and why people behave the way they do. And while that sounds like he's trying to figure out the BCS...
Clark Trades in $33,200 SUV for Allowance Instead
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union Jacksonville Airport Authority Executive Director John Clark traded in his $33,200 sports utility vehicle in September -- just nine months after the authority bought it at his request, JAA officials confirmed....
Clijsters Tops Injured Capriati in WTA Championships Semifinal
Kim Clijsters rallied from a set down and a 3-2 deficit in the third to beat an injured Jennifer Capriati 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's semifinals of the WTA Championships in Los Angeles. Clijsters won the final 10 games against Capriati, who was playing...
Colts Question Play Calling; Colts Put Big Emphasis on Passing Game, Calling Only 21 Running Plays, 15 for Edgerrin James
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Flying high at 7-1, it seems to have taken only one loss for a rift to develop within the Indianapolis Colts. Perhaps it's because the loss was to the Jaguars, 28-23 Sunday at Alltel Stadium, who won only...
Dash of Revenge for Taylor, Jags; 32-Yard Run Secures First Win in 6 Games against Indy
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union This game may be remembered as the true beginning of the Jaguars' new era. After being energized by coach Jack Del Rio's emotional halftime speech, the Jaguars overcame a 20-7 deficit by riding the broad...
Donors Give Less to Charity as Need Grows; but Jacksonville Groups Getting through Tough Times Better Than Most Nationwide
Byline: BINYAMIN APPELBAUM, The Times-Union A weak economy continued to constrict the flow of donations to Jacksonville charities last year, part of a national trend in which total giving to the largest charities declined for the first time in years....
Emotion Helps Jags Shatter Bad Habits
Byline: Gene Frenette, The Times-Union If this is how the Jaguars are going to respond, maybe Fred Taylor and Jack Del Rio ought to get angry a little more often. Let their emotions spill out. Let an opposing player know that you're not going...
Flick Picks
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer LOVE ACTUALLY ***1/2 (3 1/2 stars) About the most flat-out enjoyable romantic comedy of the year, with 10-interconnected love stories written with much flair by Richard Curtis (Notting Hill). Plenty...
Food Lion Showing Steady Rise with Increased Sales
Byline: Mark Basch, The Times-Union At a time when supermarket chains are struggling to increase sales, things are looking up at Food Lion. Delhaize Group, a Belgium-based company that owns Food Lion and three smaller U.S. chains, said last week...
Game Report
WHAT WENT RIGHT Pep talk: Coach Jack Del Rio did his Knute Rockne imitation when he challenged the team with an emotional halftime tirade that he ended by shattering a glass he threw on the floor. You can debate about whether those type of speeches...
Girls Soccer Preview
5 TEAMS TO WATCH Bishop Kenny: The Crusaders were a win away from Class 2A state final four and return a deep team in search of the 4A crown. Bolles: After losing a strong senior class, young players will need to perform well to repeat last season's...
Hair Tips from the Pros; These Three Jaguars Prefer Their Longer-Locks Looks
Byline: Roger Bull, The Times-Union We're talking hair here, long hair. It's bounced in and out of style for almost 40 years. And it's back. You can see it Sunday afternoons, coming out of the backs of football helmets. Jaguars have it. Players...
Hokies' Loss May Turn into Gator Bowl's Gain; Virginia Tech Is Front-Runner for Jan. 1 Game; Florida State Loss Puts Seminoles in Mix as Well
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union After another week of upsets and last-minute thrillers among teams in the mix to play in the Toyota Gator Bowl, Virginia Tech has emerged as the favorite to represent the Big East, according to the chairman of...
It's Time for Custard and Mustard
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, Times-Union staff writer After Tony Pepperoni decides he can't eat one more plate of macaroni and cheese, he marches into the kitchen to diversify the family menu. His list of suggested meals is the main ingredient...
Jacksonville in Political Spotlight; U.S. House Leader and Presidential Candidate Dean in Search of Support
Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union How much is Florida a political battleground in the 2004 elections? Even Jacksonville is getting attention from national players early. U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is expected here today...
Jags 'Got after Us,' QB Manning Says; Colts' High-Powered Offense Unable to Come Back after Losing Lead in Final Minutes
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has led 14 rallies in the fourth quarter or overtime to win games in his six-year NFL career -- including one of the most memorable in league history last month against...
Jags Keep Freeney from Being Factor; Defender Came in with Six Sacks and Three Forced Fumbles in Previous Three Games
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union The Jaguars never gave Dwight Freeney a chance to test Byron Leftwich's ballhandling skills. Freeney, a fearsome pass-rush specialist for the Indianapolis Colts with a knack for forcing fumbles, loomed as...
Jail as a Growth Industry Should Concern Everyone
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist I'm going to talk about responsibility today. I thought I'd delve into the topic this week for the people who believe that simply embracing the idea of personal responsibility is all it takes...
Landing May Get Office Tower
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer On Thursday, developer Toney Sleiman and Mayor John Peyton intend to unveil the grand plans to redevelop The Jacksonville Landing downtown. The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at...
Library Projects Run under Budget; City's Direct Purchase Program Given Credit for Cost Savings
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union With about a quarter of the work done, Jacksonville's new $95 million Main Library is about $1 million under budget, the Mayor's Office reported last week. The 300,000-square-foot building is on track...
Monday Morning Quarterback
Congratulations, Jaguars. We knew you had it in you. It's never too late to have a great season. Sidney Drashin Ponte Vedra Beach Hey Fred, thanks for showing up this year, great second effort. Think consistency. Wess Boatwright Jacksonville...
POLITICS; Watch Out
Voters beware: Unscrupulous political activists never cease trying to hoodwink the American people, and it's only going to get worse now that the 2004 election campaign is getting under way. One fallacy being spread currently is that it would be...
Residents Stop Suspect after Tot Run over; Child, 2, Is Critical but Stable
Byline: Jim Schoettler, The Times-Union A boy. A bouncing ball. A Jacksonville street. A speeding Blazer. All came together in an instant Saturday afternoon, leaving 2-year-old Keshawn Holmes critically injured and a bunch of witnesses incensed....
Small Crowd a 'Huge' Help, del Rio Says
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union The smallest regular-season home crowd in team history didn't sound like it to Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio. The announced turnout of 45,037 at Alltel Stadium was so loud, particularly in the fourth quarter,...
South Georgia Groups Feel Pinch; Economy, Terrorist Attacks Led Donors to Cut Back Giving since 9/11
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- South Georgia non-profit charitable and social service organizations also have experienced a downturn in donations, with the sluggish local and national economy to blame, organization officials...
Taylor Motivated; Colts' Doss Diplomatic; Taylor Got Last Word with Touchdown, Says Colts Rookie Safety
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Fred Taylor backed up his vow to "punish'' Mike Doss, but the Jaguars running back didn't feel like stopping there Sunday. So Taylor punished the rest of the Indianapolis Colts, too. The result of Taylor's...
The Perils of Plastic; Chemicals in Everyday Items May Have Serious Health Ramifications
Byline: Marcia Mattson, The Times-Union ********************CORRECTION November 18, 2003 European nations have not decided to ban baby bottles made with the chemical bisphenol A. Because of a reporter's error, a story on Page 10 of First Business...
What's New
CONTRACTS -- Paramount Community Development Corp. of Lake Mary awarded Summit Contractors Inc. the contract to build Madison Woods Apartments, an 18-building, 240-unit complex on Lem Turner Boulevard. DONATIONS/GRANTS -- Atlanta Bread Co....