The Florida Times Union

Articles from March 15, 2005

10 Doctors Sue Satilla Hospital
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union Ten cardiologists banned from using Satilla Regional Medical Center equipment and facilities have sued the hospital for reinstatement and more than $5 million each in damages. The suit filed Monday in Ware...
A Debate: The Bible and Gays
Byline: Phillip Milano, Times-Union staff writer QUESTION Why do fundamentalist Christians cite the Old Testament for their views on homosexuality when it is not part of the Ten Commandments? If they follow this part of the Old Testament, how...
All Eyes Still on Bennett
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Twelve months from now, when Jason Bennett's closely scrutinized high school career comes to an end, Arlington Country Day basketball coach Rex Morgan has no doubt his 7-foot-3 center will be a...
BRACKETOLOGY 101; Picking 64 Hoops Winners an Exact Science? Uh, Not Exactly
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union Today is Tuesday, which means that by now, you should have revised your NCAA Tournament bracket at least three times. "From grandmothers to nine-year-olds, from school teachers to mailmen to sportscasters,...
CITIZENS HAVE THEIR SAY ON MEDICAID; Lawmakers Listen to Those Who Need Program's Help Panel Has Been Seeking Ideas for Medicaid Reform
Byline: CHERIE BLACK, The Times-Union Sondra Mallow stood in front of a panel of state senators and representatives in Jacksonville Monday and pleaded for her children's illness to be recognized under the Medicaid waiver. Her three children suffer...
City Takes New Look at Moving, Restoring Brewster Hospital; Newest Estimate $1.7 Million to Rehabilitate Historic Structure
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union A plan to move and restore historic Brewster Hospital is being readied by Jacksonville City Hall -- again. The latest version, being rolled out five years after the city's first draft, calls for moving...
Commander Uncertain What's Next for Him, Too; He Would like Carrier to Remain Part of Force So He Can Finish His Tour
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union Navy Capt. Dennis FitzPatrick hoped he could serve a normal tour as the commander of USS John F. Kennedy. But fate, which hasn't been kind to Kennedy skippers in recent years, wouldn't cooperate. Taking...
Corrections Officer Faces Assault Charge; Four Others Face Discipline for Failure to Acknowledge Incident with Inmate
********************CORRECTION March 16, 2005 A deputy on patrol found a car involved in an accident that claimed the life of Bridget Hagen of Palatka about 7 a.m. Sunday. Because of incorrect information from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the...
Davenport Bounces Back, Roddick Wins Easily in Indian Wells
Overcoming gusty winds that sent sand swirling around the court Monday, Lindsay Davenport beat Meghann Shaughnessy in the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. No. 1 Davenport bounced back after losing the second set and came away a 6-2, 2-6,...
Donovan's Seen It All in NCAA
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union Billy Donovan came close to a national championship as a player at Providence during the 1980s. He got even closer as a coach at Florida in 2000. But he also has experienced heartbreak in the NCAA Tournament,...
Education
THE OLD BECOMES NEW There are no magic bullets in education. It takes involved parents, dynamic teachers and students committed to learning. Most of all, it takes hard work. Anything that distracts from learning needs to be eliminated. Distractions...
EWC Women's Team Optimistic; Player Hopes to Give Son More Winning News after NAIA First-Round Game
Byline: FRANCINE KING, The Times-Union Edward Waters College guard Ruth Waters hopes she can make a special phone call on Wednesday after the Lady Tigers' first-round NAIA tournament game. Waters, 25, wants to be able to tell her son, Nathaniel...
Florida Coastal Plans New Sports Law Center; Jacksonville School to Be One of Three in Nation to Offer Full Concentration
Byline: JORDAN RODACK, The Times-Union Calling all aspiring Jerry Maguires. Jacksonville's Florida Coastal School of Law will launch a sports law center, which will serve as a training ground for budding sports agents. Dean Peter Goplerud...
Go Ahead, Be a Showoff; If You Have a Collection You Love, Don't Hide It Away
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT, Times-Union home and garden editor Whether its Fiesta ware or fishing lures, collecting is the avocation of millions. "We're all drawn to gather things for personal reasons, some so complex that we don't even...
Have a Tomato, Tom, Because Your Opinion Is Showing
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist What do tomatoes, underwear and Tom Slade have in common? Absolutely nothing, except each can provide us with a chuckle today. The Tallahassee Democrat published an update last week on the...
Hostage-Taker Made Threats before He Fired
Byline: BRIDGET MURPHY, The Times-Union First he menaced a woman in the parking lot of a Jacksonville grocery store. Then he threatened a man inside a nearby Hess Express at 1066 University Blvd. N. with a gun, prompting a call to police for...
In Wayne's World, Escaping Softball Talk Isn't Easy; ACD Coach Knows His Pitcher and Catcher Well -- They're His Daughters
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union Wayne Eagle has a respite at home. He has his one hideaway, a little room with a couch, rocking chair, television and a stereo. Depending on who is telling the story, the room is either for his benefit...
Jacksonville Journal
ST. JOHNS RELAY FOR LIFE FACULTY GAME IS FRIDAY The St. Johns County Relay for Life will have the third annual Relay for Life Basketball Challenge at 7 p.m. Friday at Switzerland Point Middle School, 1223 Greenbriar Road. The basketball challenge...
Molly Hatchet Lead Singer Loved Job; Mr. Brown Died Thursday at His Home in Davie of Renal Failure, a Complication of His Diabetes
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, The Times-Union The funeral will be this morning for the man whose gutsy, growling voice defined a band arguably second only to Lynyrd Skynyrd in epitomizing Southern rock music. Jacksonville native Danny Joe Brown...
Morning Briefs
JACKSONVILLE COMPANIES IN HIRING MOOD FOR SPRING Manpower Inc. said 47 percent of Jacksonville companies interviewed expect to hire more employees from April to June, according to Manpower's quarterly employment outlook survey. That's up from 33...
Ponte Vedra Firm Processing Applicants for Wynn Casino; Vegas Hotel Project Recruitmax's Largest Software Venture
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS, The Times-Union In just over a month, the most expensive casino in the world will open in Las Vegas -- and the 10,000 people who work there will all have a First Coast connection. All of the employees at the $2.7 billion...
Public Works Scrutinizes How to House City Offices; Goal to Get Government Offices off Riverfront and out of Leased Space
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union Plans are on hold to build two facilities to process permits and house court documents on the outskirts of Jacksonville's downtown. Also, decisions for how to use the vacant but city-owned Haverty's building...
Senate Passes Its Version of 2006 Budget, despite Gripes; House-Senate Committee Now Meets to Hammer out Final Details before Vote
Byline: BRIAN BASINGER, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- A state budget that includes $64 million in construction bonds for Georgia's ports and waterways and a 2 percent pay raise for all teachers and state employees won easy approval Monday in the Senate....
Sports Extra
Byline: Francine King, The Times-Union 2CENTS Ask any college basketball junkie -- or even a casual fan -- what his favorite month is and you'll get a single answer: March. Well, folks, it's finally here. March Madness officially began...
Trio Picked Wrong Target to Shoot at; Suspects Accused of Firing BB Gun, Blowing out Rear Window of Truck Owned by Clay Deputy
Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union Mike Punsky's Chevrolet Suburban was a sitting target, but it was the wrong one for a trio now charged with blowing out the Clay County deputy's rear windows with a BB gun Saturday night. Punsky, 38, and his...
Valuable Info from Consumer Services Agency
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate This is the fifth of seven columns on good resources for consumers. Have you been called by a charity that is new to you? Is it legitimate? Will most of your contribution go to the needy? Or is...
Welcome to Wide, Warped World of Sports
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer More than ever, I'm convinced the best tool to keep handy in observing the sports world is a slide rule. Because in no time at all, so much -- the image of Mark McGwire, a team's RPI, David Duval's...