The Florida Times Union

Articles from January 28, 2006

18 from Clay County Receive Technical Diplomas
Eighteen Clay County residents receiving diplomas from the First Coast Technical Institute at a graduation ceremony this month. The school's annual winter graduation was held Jan. 12 in St. Augustine. More than 100 diplomas were distributed to...
23 Things You Might Not Know about the Rev. Jerry Vines
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY A lot of folks know at least a little something about the Rev. Jerry Vines. They might know him as the pastor of the 28,000-member First Baptist Church in downtown Jacksonville, where he will deliver his last official sermon...
2 Cars as Weapons, 1 Aims at Officer
Byline: DAN SCANLAN An off-duty Jacksonville police officer had to jump for safety Jan. 21 when a man she had ordered to stop tried to run her over outside the Boston Market at 10135 San Jose Blvd. Now officers are looking for a silver 1997 Cadillac...
3 Men Arrested in 2004 Slaying; They're Charged with the Shooting Death of a Convenience Store Clerk
Police arrested three men Friday in the 2004 shooting death of a Jacksonville convenience store clerk. Abdullatief I. Mashhour, 40, of Jacksonville was killed Dec. 26, 2004, during a robbery at Mattie Food Store at 545 Woodbine St. Police have...
Access Danica: Fans Close in on Patrick
Byline: DON COBLE DAYTONA BEACH -- Cameras click, and children wave post cards and markers every time Danica Patrick walks through the garage area. She's accustomed to attracting attention, but she wasn't prepared for her reception at this year's...
Alliance for Mentally Ill Plans; Program for Family Members
Byline: KEVIN TURNER NASSAU COUNTY -- A case of mental illness can claim more than one victim. It's also difficult for the families of its victims. Family members of mentally ill people might not understand what is happening to their loved one...
Anniversary Celebrated with Donations
Byline: MARY MARAGHY Mike and Mary Jane Sullivan celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and collected 461 pounds of food for the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs. Mike, a longtime food pantry volunteer, and his wife renewed their vows at...
Area Catholic Schools Mark Special Week; There Will Be Faith-Based Projects, and Some Activities Just for Fun
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Bingo and parent coffee hours. Collecting food for the poor and writing letters to soldiers overseas. Those are some of the activities next week as two Mandarin schools join in the nationwide Catholic Schools Week. Hewing...
Are Good Manners Too Much to Ask For?
Byline: Jackie Rooney The holiday season is well over. Have you written your thank you notes yet? The Rooney Bin's No. 1 son made a comment that reminded me of the frequent dearth of manners in today's world. Mind you, he has yet to put pen to...
Around the Bend; Do You Live in the Twin Lakes Academy Middle School Zone?
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Attention fifth-graders and their parents in the Twin Lakes Academy Middle School attendance area: A series of Monday informational meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Feb. 27 or March 27 at the campus at 8050 Point...
Artist Depicts Variety of Area Beaches; Museum Will Display Mural
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy Artist Lisa Kirksey is a self-taught expert on Beaches sand. After she was commissioned to paint a panoramic mural of Beaches-area landscapes for the soon-to-reopen Beaches Area Historical Society museum, she collected...
At Kernan Middle, a Special Session Will Help Parents
Byline: JOHN CARTER The faculty and staff of Kernan Middle School say theirs may not be a magnet school, but they're proud of the institution and its offerings nonetheless. They want the surrounding community to know about: Their relatively...
Beach Shorts
INTRACOASTAL BRIDGE The Jacksonville Transportation Authority awarded a $64.6 million contract to replace the Beach Boulevard Intracoastal Waterway Bridge project to Superior Construction Co. of Jacksonville. The project, funded by the Better...
Big Win on Special Night; BK Beats Fernandina Beach on Night When Crusaders Honor Ex-Coach
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT A large part of the reason why Joe Pichardo has spent the last 33 years at Bishop Kenny, including the past 28 as basketball coach, was on hand at Kenny's gym Friday night. Over 70 of Pichardo's former players turned out...
Blackwater Makes Offer on Landing; Sleiman Turns Down the $6 Million Proposal
Byline: JOE LIGHT Officials from Blackwater Capital and Value Acquisition Fund have offered Toney Sleiman $6 million to purchase The Jacksonville Landing, an offer the developer said he will refuse. Blackwater's move is the latest twist in a...
Board Muzzles 2 Pit Bulls That Attacked Couple, Dogs
Byline: Caren Burmeister JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- The owners of two pit bulls that were declared dangerous dogs this week after a Jan. 4 attack of a couple and their dogs at Tall Pines Park will have to leash and muzzle their dogs whenever they are...
Bolles Boys Claim 4-3A Title; Bahri's Goal in 71st Minute Lifts Bulldogs to 1-0 Soccer Victory over Episcopal
Byline: DAVID JOHNSON Bolles attacked the goal for 70 minutes with nothing to show for it. But midfielder Georges Bahri's soft roller proved good enough to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 win over Episcopal and the District 4-3A boys soccer title. ...
Catholic Schools on City's Westside Plan Festivities
Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND Catholic Schools Week on the Westside will be a time to visit classrooms, collect canned goods for the needy, wear crazy hats and maybe shave the athletic director's beard. The festivities, celebrated Sunday through Friday,...
Chamber Leader Has West Side at Heart
Byline: KEVIN TURNER CALLAHAN -- For the first time in its history, the new president of the Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is also the mayor of Callahan. Callahan Mayor Shirley Graham said she sees no problems in...
Citrus Greening Has Now Become a Threat in Florida; the Disease, Spread by Insects Called Psyllids, Makes the Fruit Inedible
Byline: TERRY BRITE DELVALLE Citrus canker, which has threatened Florida's $9 billion citrus industry, has gotten a lot of attention in recent months. But a worse disease has been found in the state. In 2005, huanglongbing (HLB), also called...
CITY COUNCIL AUDITOR; Keeping Legacy Strong
Of all the innovations that resulted from the reforms in Jacksonville city government in the late 1960s, probably the most valuable and enduring service has been provided by the City Council auditor's staff. The auditors can be relied upon to give...
Clothes Closet Celebrating Some 'Providential' Growth; Agency Reaches More Each Year
Byline: MARY MARAGHY The expansion of the Clothes Closet of Orange Park last year couldn't have come at a more opportune time. The non-profit agency put the finishing touches to a 4,000-square-foot addition just in time to accommodate a rush...
Coast Lines
NO INJURIES REPORTED IN GLYNN COUNTY BANK HEIST A man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money Friday afternoon after robbing a Glynn County bank in the center of a busy shopping area. No injuries were reported in the holdup about 1:30 p.m....
Community Notebook; Onyx Community Awards Presented Today
Byline: JOHN CARTER The Onyx Community Awards will be presented beginning at 6 p.m. today at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville. WJXT TV-4 news anchor Rob Sweeting will emcee the black-tie awards gala, which organizers say will be held annually....
Community Notebook; Take a Cruise with FCCJ and Bid on Flight Simulator
Byline: DAN SCANLAN The Florida Community College at Jacksonville Foundation will host a scholarship fundraising gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the college's Deerwood Center at 9911 Old Baymeadows Road. Honorary co-chairs David and Linda...
County to Buy Utility at Discount; Commission OKs $26.8 Million Price
Byline: Christina Abel St. Johns County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to buy the St. Johns Service Co. water and sewer utility for $26.8 million, about $200,000 less than the original price. The purchase includes a $1.2 million escrow...
Couple's Vacation Becomes Fraud Nightmare; Thief Steals Information from Hotel
Byline: Christina Abel A Ponte Vedra Beach family got an upsetting surprise about eight months after they returned from a dream vacation in the Bahamas -- their credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other personal information had been...
Courthouse Design Draws Notice; Architectural Group Offers Its Praises
Byline: KEVIN TURNER YULEE -- A national architectural institute has recognized the Nassau County Judicial Annex as an example of excellence in design. Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects notified Nassau County Circuit Judge...
Create a Waterfall in Your Yard Pond
Whoosh, burble, whoosh. Shhh. Gardeners and DIYers who crave the soothing sound of running water will really take to one of Beckett's latest introductions. The All-In-One Waterfall Kit ($249 at Home Depot) includes step-by-step instructions, a pump,...
Demeniuk Gets Life for Each Slain Son; the Only Other Punishment Available for First-Degree Murder Is the Death Penalty
Byline: RICHARD PRIOR ST. AUGUSTINE -- His voice cracking with every word, the father of twin boys who were shot to death in 2001 said it was only within the past year that he could bring himself to bury his children's ashes along with their favorite...
Desire for Vengeance Tempered -- 'Only God Has All the Facts'; 30 Years after His Daughter's Murder, Pastor Tries to Live Christian Principles
Byline: MARY MARAGHY Thirty years after his 16-year-old daughter was murdered, an 80-year-old pastor preaches about forgiveness and compassion. "Too many people are trying to get even, and it's not possible. I preach that vengeance is the Lord's,"...
Driver Not Prosecuted for Causing Fatal Crash; the State Attorney's Office Says the Man Whose Violations Led to the Deaths of Two Was Inattentive, but Not Reckless
Byline: DEBORAH CEARNAL The Clay County office of the State Attorney will not prosecute a man whose driving violations resulted in the death of a woman and her unborn child. In a Jan. 23 disposition statement, Division Chief Rebecca Zima indicated...
Educators Vying for Top Camden Spot; County to Consider Two Men to Replace Retiring Schools Superintendent
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI KINGSLAND -- Two experienced Camden County educators are under consideration by the county Board of Education to lead the 9,600-student public school system. The school board is planning to select on Thursday, Feb. 9,...
Exploring the 2 Sides of Springfield
Byline: Alison Trinidad It's hard to define Springfield as it is now. It seems the 500-acre historic district north of downtown Jacksonville is stuck in transition. Shiny, well-kept SUVs sit beside rundown Chevys in restaurant parking lots...
Girl Scouts Learn about Professions at Career Day; They Also Ask Questions to Female Entrepreneurs
Girl Scouts from throughout the area converged in Orange Park recently to learn about entrepreneurship and a variety of professions. Cadette-level scouts gathered at Asbury United Methodist Church, which held the event Jan. 21. During the morning,...
Girls on the Run Ready for Season; Deadline to Take Part Is Coming Up
Byline: KATHERINE CROAKMAN The deadline is looming for local girls who want to walk or run to higher self-esteem. Daughters, nieces, neighbors, cousins or any young girl between the ages of 8 and 12, regardless of athletic ability, can register...
Giving Back
Byline: Kevin Turner AMELIA ISLAND -- For two years, Dottie Prince has been mother to dozens of newborn kittens. Prince, an active member of Cats Angels, a Fernandina Beach-based cat rescue group, often spends her days -- and nights -- feeding...
Green Cove Wants Patience for Road, Drainage Projects; the $6.5 Million Construction Will Take Nearly a Year
Byline: BETH REESE CRAVEY The beginnings of what will be nearly a yearlong road improvement and drainage project on U.S. 17 in Green Cove Springs has already gotten residents' attention, but city officials are pleading for patience. Residents...
Highly Touted Safety Leaning toward Georgia
Byline: MARC WEISZER ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia has enjoyed more than a little success in recent years with homegrown talent at the safety position. Sean Jones, Thomas Davis and Greg Blue are Georgia products that turned into All-American safeties....
Home for Troubled Girls Can Expand; with Separate Staff Housing, More Girls Can Stay in the Main Home
Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND A residential home on the Westside for pregnant and troubled teenage girls has acquired another 2 1/2 acres for staff housing. The property, set among pine and oak trees, will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday at 6900 Wheat...
Home & Garden; Lifestyle
FUN FIND TOTS ARE SURE TO LOVE THE QUACKING NOISES Doing a little Valentine's Day shopping for the youngest sweetheart in your life? He or she will love this old-fashioned pull-along called Quackers, which makes a great companion for tots beginning...
How Will Florida React to Adversity? Younger Gators Face a Losing Streak for the First Time after Unbeaten Start to the Season
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO GAINESVILLE -- Regress or respond? That's the issue facing the Florida men's basketball team for today's home game against Vanderbilt. Consecutive losses to Tennessee and South Carolina have followed a 17-0 start, and...
Implement Positive Change in Your Life
Byline: Bob Boyd We all understand that change is difficult, but I don't think we appreciate just how difficult. Statistics show that even if our life depends on changing, nine out of 10 will literally risk death rather than change their habits....
In Education
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS Nassau County Schools and the Florida Department of Education will present "Families Building Better Readers Parent Workshops" Tuesday at Callahan Elementary School, 449618 U.S. 301; and Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Atlantic Elementary...
In Right Setting, Camellia Should Thrive
Byline: BECKY WERN Q: Can you recommend how I should pick a camellia for my yard? Camellias are wonderful plants. When well sited, they flower and grow with little or no care, and do so year after year. The perfect site for a camellia is one...
Jacksonville Journal
300 EXPECTED FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION The First Coast chapter of Families with Children from China will celebrate the Year of the Dog during Chinese New Year festivities Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Sawgrass Marriott. The event will begin...
Keeping the Faith
MUSIC MINISTRY A music team from CTI Music Ministries will appear at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. CTI Music Ministries teams travel to churches, schools, colleges, prisons...
Kids Get a Lesson about the Birds and the Bees ... Literally
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- Kindergartner Brody Skiff was excited about making robin eggs. He rolled small pieces of light blue dough between his palms, then placed them in a brown nest, also made of dough. "I'm going to make...
Live from Detroit, It's WFXJ, 930 AM
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT WFXJ lives up to its self-imposed billing as "Jacksonville's Sports Leader" among radio stations. The morning and afternoon shows on 930 AM next week will originate from the Super Bowl media headquarters in Detroit. The Pete...
Meals on Wheels Looking for Some More Volunteers; More Families Being Added to Waiting List
Byline: DAN SCANLAN A Southside church is looking for a few good volunteers to fill a Meals on Wheels need by next month. And a few more wouldn't hurt the overall Meals on Wheels program, say coordinators. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church...
Microchip IDs Can Be Real Horse-Saver; Katrina Turns One Couple into Believers
Byline: CHRISTY WHITEHEAD In the weeks that followed Hurricane Katrina, several hundred animals, including horses, found themselves homeless and waiting for their owners to come back and get them. Keystone Heights couple Chris and Dale Dunn helped...
Nassau Considering New Threats Ordinance; Phoned, E-Mail Threats Would Count, Too
Byline: KEVIN TURNER YULEE -- Nassau County Sheriff's Office officials say they are frustrated with state laws that don't let police act in all cases when one person threatens another. For example, if someone calls a person and tells the individual...
Nassau Notes
FOSTER CARE VISITS Representatives from Nassau County Family Matters visited all foster children in the department's care during a recent 30-day period, the Florida Department of Children and Families announced this month. Florida now ranks second...
No Need for Speed; Brumos Team Taking 'Slow, Steady' Approach to Race
Byline: DON COBLE DAYTONA BEACH -- The kind of pace that Hurley Haywood wants out of his Brumos Racing sports car -- "slow and steady" -- also would be a record at Daytona International Speedway. Haywood, a five-time winner of the Rolex 24 Hours...
Now Star Player Will Be Coaching
Byline: Brent Beaird One of Clay County's most successful athletes will make her coaching debut Feb. 7 as the softball coach for Fleming Island High School. Former Arkansas University pitcher Heather Schlichtman, an Orange Park graduate, is excited...
Officials Warn of Improper Divisions; City Must Approve Property Splits
Byline: Drew Dixon NEPTUNE BEACH -- City officials are warning property owners, attorneys and real estate and mortgage brokers about illegal subdivisions of property lots. City Manager Jim Jarboe sent a letter this month to several real estate...
OK, It's Time to Get Back to This Column
Byline: Lamar Thames I'm baaack! Did you miss me? I didn't think so. Actually, I didn't go anywhere. I just took a couple of weeks' sabbatical from column writing to take care of other priorities, like my 4-iron slice and sand wedge snafus....
One Enough for Providence; Kelly's Early Goal Pushes Stallions Past ACD into Boys Regional Quarterfinals
Byline: NICK ZACCARDI Providence midfielder Jason Kelly could have been frustrated on Friday night, but he came out smiling after the Stallions defeated Arlington Country Day 1-0 in the District 2-2A boys soccer final. Kelly found the net three...
Parc Group Donates 2,400 Acres for Preserve; Nocatee Developer Hands Land over to Commission
Byline: Christina Abel The Parc Group, developer of the massive Nocatee development planned southwest of Ponte Vedra Beach, donated a 2,400-acre preserve to St. Johns County commissioners Tuesday. As part of the development order for the 15,000-home,...
Patient Assault Claims Go Unreported; Hospital Vows Better Treatment in Future
Byline: Caren Burmeister Baptist Medical Center-Beaches officials never told police that two patients complained that a male nurse sexually molested them while they were being treated there in April and May of 2004. State health investigators...
Police Briefs
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches-area police departments: ATLANTIC BEACH A 20-year-old man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop...
Police Briefs; 2 Youths Shot with a BB Gun at Flea Market
Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND Two youths, 17 and 16, were shot with a BB gun after an altercation inside a Westside flea market at 2 p.m. Jan. 21. The 17-year-old told police he attends high school with the suspected shooter's girlfriend, had gotten...
Police Briefs; Group Attacked by Gang of Teen Boys with Baseball Bats
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Two boys, 14 and 15, were attacked by baseball bat-wielding teens Jan. 20, while a 15-year-old girl was punched and shoved when she tried to help in the 6800 block of Old Kings Road South. While they gave police details of...
Police Briefs; Man Faces Charges from Routine Stop
Byline: DAN SCANLAN A routine stop early Sunday to check on a van stopped outside Jay's Professional Dry Cleaners & Laundry at 10025 San Jose Blvd. resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old Mandarin man on charges of carrying a concealed weapon,...
Providing Happy Medium; Mazda5 Micro-Minivan Has Six Seats, Good Gas Mileage
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Goldilocks had the right idea when she sought a place to rest and found Papa and Mama Bears' chairs too big, but the last and smallest chair "just right." The typical American family with one or two children probably has faced...
Rants & Raves; TV Reporters Covering Crash with No Sensitivity Infuriates Reader T-YOU
I am writing about the TV news coverage of the school bus crash and the resulting fire. I am furious with the local anchors. In their search for providing up-to-the minute coverage, they have forgotten that they are dealing with people that are left...
Real-Life 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero to Speak at Jacksonville University
Byline: JOHN CARTER Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of the Rwandan genocide portrayed in Hotel Rwanda, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Jacksonville University's Swisher Gymnasium. His speech, "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to be...
Rural-Area Lawmakers Band Together
Byline: DAVID PITTMAN ATLANTA -- It may not be as established or powerful as the caucuses spawned by blacks and women legislators, but the recently formed Rural Caucus has found a growing need for its existence in the General Assembly. After...
Sadness Hovers over Landstar Event; Transportation Secretary Mineta Says Washington Will Keep a Closer Eye on the Nation's Truck Drivers
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS Crashes like this week's fatal accident in Lake Butler will spur the federal government to take a closer look at who is driving the nation's trucks, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta told truckers in Jacksonville...
Seahawks Are Birds of New Feather
Byline: Gene Frenette No NFL team can be defined in a snapshot moment. The Seattle Seahawks' season-opening 26-14 loss to the Jaguars is a textbook example. On that brutally hot September afternoon, Mike Holmgren's team didn't look any different...
Simply Fantastic; with Ceiling Fans, Practicality -- Cooling Your Room and Saving Electricity -- Can Be Stylish, Too
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT Consider the cool benefits to having a ceiling fan. First, you'll have to forget all Trading Spaces episodes where the designer casts the ceiling fan as the Decor Villain and rips it out of the ceiling mere seconds...
Somber Remembrance; Mourners Recall 7 Children's Love of Life, God during Memorial
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA RAIFORD -- Some walked into Fellowship Baptist Church in Raiford hand in hand. Others linked their arms. There were about 60 in all when they walked down the center of the church Friday night, each carrying a flower in...
Springfield Is Site for Lofts on Main; Retail/condominium Complex Wins Approval
Byline: JOHN CARTER A retail and condominium complex proposed for Main Street in Springfield recently got the OK from Jacksonville's Historic Preservation Committee. San Marco-based real estate developer Cesery Cos. is planning an $8 million,...
State Cites 3 Area Gas Stations for Gouging; Ronnie's in Jacksonville and 2 St. Johns County Stations Are Fined
Byline: David Bauerlein After motorists cried foul when gas prices shot past $3 per gallon during hurricane season, state investigators said this week three Northeast Florida stations gouged their customers at the pump. But one station, Ronnie's...
St. JOHNS GROWTH; Hastings' Big Chance
Hastings, the tiny town in southwest St. Johns County with a big reputation for producing potato chips, is about to be super-sized by growth. In the last few years, only a dozen or so new homes have popped up in the town of about 640 people. But...
Students Plant 50 Trees for School's Anniversary; Terry Parker High Gets Landscape Makeover
Byline: CARRIE RESCH Terry Parker High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and getting a little landscape makeover to boot. Dozens of volunteers turned out recently for a tree planting on Florida's State Arbor Day, with Terry...
Subdividing Property Now a Hot Issue at the Beaches
Byline: Drew Dixon With little land left to build on in the Beaches area, subdividing existing properties into smaller lots is becoming a popular means of property development. But these types of subdivisions have erupted into major controversies...
Sun May Set Soon on Waterfront Restaurant; Condos Planned for Lighthouse Grille Lot
Byline: Drew Dixon JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- The steaks, ribs, seafood and sights probably won't be available much longer at the Lighthouse Grille, a waterfront restaurant that's expected to be replaced by condominiums. This could be the last weekend...
Teens' Fort Shut Down by Police; the 25-Foot-Long Underground Hideout Was a Disaster Waiting to Happen, Sheriff's Deputies Say
Byline: DEBORAH CEARNAL An underground meeting place was a refuge for the teens, but deputies saw it as a potential death trap. "I'm glad we found it in time before something bad happened," Lt. Jack Clanton of the community relations unit said...
Telecom Industry Bill Clears Senate; the Measure Would Keep the PSC from Determining Rates and Operating Conditions
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate approved a bill this week that would keep the state from regulating the newest forms of communication technologies. Senate Bill 120, which passed 46-3, makes it clear the Georgia Public Service...
T-YOU; the Dating Game She Even Converted Him to a Harley Fan
To our readers: We want your submissions for our new T-You features. For The Dating Game, send us a note about a funny event, happy ending or "war story" from the frontlines of your past or present dating life. Tell us your brief tale of mirth, joy...
Ultramarathon Set to Test Runners on 35 Miles of Beach
Byline: Brian Kosoy From ultra-marathoners to soccer stars, the Beaches have it all this weekend. Here are this week's top performers and events: THIS WEEKEND: PERFORMANCE MULTISPORTS will present the annual Performance Jetty-2-Jetty Beach Ultramarathon...
When to Do It Yourself, and When to Call in a Professional
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT Is installing a ceiling fan a do-it-yourself project? "Let's put it this way, if you have never done anything with electrical wiring, installing a fan is not the place to start," said Lou Manfredini, aka "Ace's...
Where Were You When Inspiration Tumbled Down in Disaster?
The nation watched as the space shuttle Challenger rocketed into the crisp blue sky 20 years ago today. The world mourned when the shuttle broke apart, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Times-Union asked readers for their feelings from...
Wolfson Class of 1966 Plans 40-Year Reunion June 9-10
Byline: Rhonda Reese Remember 10-cent burgers at Krystal, lime freezes from the Texas Drive In or perusing through the parking lot at Frische's Big Boy's looking for friends? If so, you might be a member of Wolfson High School's first graduating...