The Florida Times Union

Articles from September 13, 2004

Beige Book Leaves out Hurricanes' Effects
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Economic conditions in the Southeast remained positive in July but met with caution in August, and that was before the full effects of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan. The storms...
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Book Took Long Time to Write; He Had to Live It First
Byline: Charlie Patton, The Times-Union Clyde Jennings has enjoyed his life. Now he's hoping to share that enjoyment. Jennings, 88, said he started making notes for a book when he was in his 20s. A couple of years ago, he confronted the...
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Cheney Uses 9/11 Terrorist Attacks to Safeguard Power
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist It's been three years since Sept. 11, 2001. Three years since terrorists reduced the World Trade Center towers into mountains of rubble, ash and appendages. Three years since they killed some 3,000...
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Defense Grasps Role against Bills; Buffalo's Offense Is Held Back until the Jaguars Are Finally Able to Put Together a Scoring Drive in the Game's Final Minutes
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Jaguars' offense provided the game-winning points on Sunday, but it was the defense that set up one of the most dramatic finishes in team history. Specifically, it was the defense...
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FACE TO FACE: BOB MOLNAR; He Ensures Insurance Claims Are on the Up and Up
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union While you're tallying up any losses from Hurricane Frances, be sure not to exaggerate -- or else someone like Bob Molnar might be knocking on your door. Molnar recently joined The Merrill Group, a Jacksonville...
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Flick Picks
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer Here are some of Times-Union movie critic Matt Soergel's favorite movies in theaters: RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE *** (3 stars) A sequel to a movie based on a video game . . . not exactly the most...
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Florida Rock Sees Bright Stock Outlook in Hurricane Season
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer The hurricane season has been miserable for Floridians, but shareholders of Florida Rock Industries Inc. have seen a silver lining in those dark clouds. Investors are assuming that Florida Rock,...
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FSU Women's Soccer Grabs Win over Stetson
No. 3 Florida State (4-1-0) took 32 shots against Stetson (1-2-1) on Sunday but it wasn't until the 92nd minute when one finally went in. Junior All-American Leah Gallegos scored her 11th career game-winning goal and her fourth golden goal, both...
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Fun for Kids When Power's off (or Not)
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, Times-Union staff writer I'm coasting through today's column. Allow me to explain. For Saturday's Lifestyle section, I compiled a list of 10 simple diversions -- no batteries required -- in case Ivan causes another...
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Funk Finds Fountain of Youth
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Like a kid in a candy store. That's just one description of how Ponte Vedra Beach resident Fred Funk will be feeling this week when he competes in his first Ryder Cup, one way to describe the childlike excitement...
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Gators vs. Volunteers Looks Wet and Wild; Ability to Handle Inclement Weather May Be Key -- as It Was in 2002 Game
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union The biggest issue facing the University of Florida in Saturday's Southeastern Conference opener at Tennessee is not an inexperienced secondary. It is not finding a pass rush, developing more receivers,...
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Get Ready for a Season of Drama
Byline: Mike Freeman, Times-Union sports columnist ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Are you still rubbing your eyes in disbelief? "I haven't processed it all yet," said Jaguars running back Fred Taylor. "Am I dreaming? Did that just happen?" Stop pinching...
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Jacksonville Fights to Focus on International Trade; Experts Say the First Coast Has a Lot of Promise but Has to Figure out How to Use the Resources Properly
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS, The Times-Union Jacksonville's newest export to the Caribbean: Hot water. Not, to be precise, actual gallons of hot water -- just the means to create it. Thermal Conversion Technology, which manufactures passive...
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Jaguars 13, Bills 10; Last-Second Score
WHAT WENT RIGHT Two-minute drill: The Jaguars struggled practicing the two-minute drill in training camp against their own defense, but they were on target Sunday. Byron Leftwich drove them 80 yards in 14 plays, winning the game on a fourth-down...
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Mayfield's Plan: Just Win It; Saturday's Surprise Winner Knew a Victory Would Get Him in Final 10
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union RICHMOND, Va. -- Jeremy Mayfield was tired of crunching numbers before the start of Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at the Richmond International Raceway. So he developed a strategy that required little...
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Mayor Seeks New Pals for Old Group; Godbold Started Older Buddies Program for Seniors, but It Lapsed
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union A popular 1980s Jacksonville program geared toward senior citizens is resurfacing in the city at the end of the month. Mayor John Peyton is sticking with a campaign promise to bring back the Mayor's Older...
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Monday Morning Quarterback
Fan reaction after the Jaguars' 13-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday: I think the Jaguars played an awesome defensive game. I think Leftwich needs to throw the ball down the field more. We have great receivers, just like Wilford showed on...
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News Bites
OPHTHALMOLOGIST TO LEAD STATE MEDICAL ORGANIZATION A local doctor, Michael Stewart, is the new president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. The organization represents ophthalmologists throughout the state. Stewart is chief of ophthalmology...
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Next Generation Rides the Surf; Grom Surf Series Fosters Local Scene for Youths
Byline: KEN LEWIS, The Times-Union Kelly Pyle watched the surfers from the shore, her injured ankle all patched up with duct tape. Any other 15-year-old who hurt herself skateboarding might have skipped the season's sixth Grom Surf Series competition...
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NOTEBOOK; Impressive Debut for Scobee
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It didn't take long for Josh Scobee to justify the Jaguars' faith in him. The rookie kicker from Louisiana Tech made his NFL debut a memorable one Sunday, converting both his field-goal...
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OPENING THRILLER; TD Pass on Final Play Lifts Jaguars
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- This may be remembered as Byron Leftwich's coming out party. The second-year quarterback, in his 14th NFL start, did an imitation of John Elway and Joe Montana on Sunday. He showed...
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Passenger Rail Idea Back on Track; Atlanta-Athens Route Could Be Next after Project Now under Way
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- After years of trying to get workers shuttled by trains instead of cars, rail advocates are beginning to see their efforts chug forward. State officials hope to have commuter service running...
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Pipeline
COMMERCIAL -- Jacksonville Planning and Development Department and conditional concurrency review for Kohl's, Bartram Park, St. Augustine Road, west of Interstate 95, on 8.73 acres, 96,077 square feet, with expansion of 20,000 square feet, $3 million;...
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PREP NOTEBOOK; Fletcher Swimming Improved
Swim coaches have recently mentioned the return of Fletcher High as an elite program in the area. And second-year coach Bob Anderson knows his boys and girls have improved from last season, when the boys finished second to Mandarin in the Gateway...
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Satilla Has New Watchdog; Family of Riverkeeper from Waynesville Has a Long History on the Blackwater Stream
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union WAYNESVILLE -- Gordon Rogers' workplace starts on the outskirts of Fitzgerald and ends at the ocean. Now about two weeks on his job, Rogers has the gray-bearded face people can put with the name Satilla...
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Sports Extra
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union CHASING 257 Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's chase for the major league record for hits in a season (257) looked like a pipe dream a month ago, but the Japanese phenom has averaged about two hits per...
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STRATEGY: WAREHOUSE CONDOMINIUMS; Businesses Find Advantages to Owning Space
Byline: M.C. MOEWE, The Times-Union *******************CORRECTION September 14, 2004 Warehouse Condos USA sells warehouse condominiums for $65 to $87 per square foot. Because of a reporter's error, the price was incorrectly listed Monday on Page...
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Talk Back
Kudos after the storm Many thanks to Albertson's on Merrill Road for remaining open while all other area stores closed. We went at least three times in two days for supplies, and it was busy every time. Sarah Duncan, Jacksonville I am a teacher...
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TERRORISM; the Stakes
For those in the Western world, accustomed to thinking in terms of nation-states, it is puzzling and frustrating to be fighting a shadowy enemy that seems to have no home and no roots. But, for non-Muslims in the United States, the writings of Bernard...
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WAR; Planning Ahead
From the leftist viewpoint, Dwight Eisenhower must have been a lousy general, because his plan for the largest military operation in history did not go exactly as planned. Democrats today probably should be investigating Eisenhower, demanding to...
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What's New
HONORS/AWARDS -- Prudential Network Realty has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year with a Gibraltar Circle Award from Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc. The award recognizes the company as being one of the top 50 out of more than 1,700...
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YOU SHOULD KNOW: PETER GOPLERUD; Law School Dean Finds Florida Agreeable
YOU SHOULD KNOW: PETER GOPLERUD Law school dean finds Florida agreeable By MARK BASCH The Times-Union As the nation's only for-profit law school fully accredited by the American Bar Association, you might think Florida Coastal School of...
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You Want Me to Do WHAT? You Can Teach a Cat -- Young or Old -- New Tricks, Say Agility Show Organizers
Byline: Judy Wells, The Times-Union DELAND -- Here, kitty. There, kitty. No, kitty. Please, kitty. Cats don't exactly heel, sit or stay on command the way dogs do, yet cat agility is the latest, fastest-growing (OK, the only growing) sport among...
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