The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 5, 2009

Band's First CD, 'Finally,' Is Aptly Named
Byline: ROGER BULL First of all, the Peyton Brothers are brothers, all four of them. It's not just a name, it's a real family band. Second, after 35 years of playing together, they've finally put out a CD. Saturday night, they'll release that...
Beth Shalom Hosting 'Yankee Jewish Feminist'
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY Beth Shalom Congregation in Jacksonville will host Amy-Jill Levine, a Jewish academic with an expertise in Christian biblical literature, as its scholar-in-residence June 12-14. Levine is a New Testament studies professor...
Big John Says He's in; after Facing del Rio's Criticism, Jaguars DT Talks of Being Leader
Byline: MICHAEL C. WRIGHT Defensive tackle John Henderson returned to practice Thursday and responded to criticism from Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, who publicly blasted the two-time Pro Bowl player for skipping drills earlier in the week because...
Butch Trucks Expecting the Allman Brothers Band to Ease Up after a Very Busy Year
Byline: ROGER BULL Butch Trucks was there at the beginning, providing the beat for that very first jam that created the Allman Brothers Band. And 40 years later, he's still there. Along with Jaimoe, he's still pounding out the rhythm for one...
City Will Network at Paris Air Show; Who Aviation Authority Delegates Will Join Council President-Elect and Mayor. How Much Taxpayers Ask If $18,000 Price Tag Is Worth Potential Business, Contacts
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the city will spend $18,000 or more to send six people - including the mayor and new City Council president - to the Paris Air Show this month in hopes of drumming up business for...
Coast Lines
OFFICERS WILL BE ELECTED AT AUDUBON MEETING Coastal Georgia Audubon Society will hold its annual meeting and picnic at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blythe Island Regional Park. Drinks, plates and other essentials will be provided, but participants should...
Cumberland Car Tours Get Green Light; Environmental Safety Assured, Park Service Officials Plan Trips to Help Visitors Explore
Byline: GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS - Nearly five years after Congress passed legislation requiring vehicle tours to the north end of Cumberland Island National Seashore, a study has determined the tours will have "no significant impact" on the environment....
Defense: No Proof That Mom Killed Girl; State Contends Woman Has Munchausen Syndrome and Killed Her Child for Attention
Byline: PAUL PINKHAM No medical or scientific evidence exists proving a 2-year-old Jacksonville girl was murdered in 2002, let alone that her mother did it, a lawyer argues in asking a judge to dismiss the woman's case. Chief Assistant Public...
Dining Notes
Byline: LIZ VAN HOOSER YOGABERRY If you haven't tried the tangy frozen yogurt at Yogaberry, you'll soon have a lot more opportunities. Four more locations have been finalized, and more could be on the way. Yogaberry was developed by Jennifer...
Dungy Visit Promotes Family Group; the Former Colts Coach Talks Jaguars, Tebow and Vick during Stop
Byline: HAYS CARLYON Tony Dungy has many football opinions and shared some of them during his visit to Jacksonville on Thursday. The former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers spoke at the AAA Auto Club South Office...
Everyone's a Critic
DRAG ME TO HELL Menacing movie making at its best. All Sam Raimi wants to do is toy with you for 90 minutes, and that's exactly what he does. No frame is safe as he manipulates scene after scene with extreme close-ups, quick cuts, unnerving points...
From Service to U.S. Citizenship; Seventeen Immigrant Troops from 14 Countries Take the Oath at Mayport
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS Several of the service members swearing the oath of allegiance Thursday morning straightened their shoulders a bit as they repeated the list of things they swore to do now that they're citizens. One of those responsibilities:...
GETTING PEOPLE BACK ON THEIR FEET; St. Vincent's Leads the State in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries
Byline: JEREMY COX Outside Nancy Andrews' hospital window, the St. Johns River drifted sleepily Thursday morning toward a horizon still unbroken by the sun's arrival. All was quiet, except for her room. "That looks good," said R. David Heekin...
Great News for Developers, Not So Good to Everyone Else
Byline: RONALD L. LITTLEPAGE Legend has it that Juan Ponce de Leon came to Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth. He didn't find it. But Gov. Charlie Crist and our Legislature apparently have discovered the Fountains of Craziness and Gullibility....
How Floods Destroyed a Year of Hard Work; Farms Plan for Worst but Hope for Best and Let Chips Fall Where They May
Byline: KEVIN TURNER HASTINGS - For one month out of each year, potatoes grown in Northeast Florida are the majority of all potatoes served on American tables east of the Mississippi River. But last month's flooding rains were devastating to...
It's a Jam-PACKED WEEKEND OF MUSIC; Two-Day Event Brings Impressive Number of Big Name Acts Together in Live Oak
Byline: ROGER BULL This has been a special year for the Allman Brothers Band, a historical year. It's been 40 years since that first jam on March 26, 1969, when Duane Allman, Butch Trucks, Dickey Betts, Barry Oakley and Jai Johnny Johanson, better...
Jack's Clicks
Byline: GARY T. MILLS Add your event, venue or band to our online calendar. Just click "Submit your event" on the yellow Events box at the top of each page to get started. PHOTOS OF THE WEEK A look at Jacksonville's entertainment and social...
Jack's Picks
SAT Jacksonville puts the class back into beauty pageants with the Inaugural Ms. Senior Jacksonville Pageant. Fourteen women will compete for the honor of Ms. Senior Jacksonville, and we can probably count on this to be a scandal-free event, unlike...
Lunch at the Landing a Treat for Taste Buds
Byline: J.F. MIX Frugal workers is the downtown area must be brown- bagging it to save a buck or two during these pressing economic times. That can be the only reason that Karlene's Deli & Bakery in The Jacksonville Landing isn't booming with...
Military Trying to Get Mental Health Care Right; SEE IT Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Isn't Unusual after Combat. HEAL IT the Military's Stance Has Changed, with Troops Encouraged to Seek Help If Needed
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS Mike Murray got back to Mayport Naval Station from Afghanistan eight months ago, but his experiences there haven't faded. "I haven't had a good night's sleep once since I've gotten home," said the petty officer first...
Morning Briefs
APARTMENT COMPLEX TO OPEN AT BEACHES Alliance Residential Co., a Phoenix-based real estate firm, recently unveiled Beach House at Jacksonville Beach. The gated complex located at the intersection of Penman Road and Shetter Avenue will contain...
Notes
Byline: ROGER BULL Josh Turner Tonight Josh Turner made a lot of people notice when he arrived on the country scene with 2003's "Long Black Train." Not only was his voice deeper than just about anyone's since Johnny Cash, the song was also...
O'Sullivan Fast Worker; Communication Key to Big Success in Coach's Second Season at UF
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO GAINESVILLE - Sometimes, Josh Adams has no idea what Kevin O'Sullivan is saying. Florida's baseball coach will be trying to explain something to the team, and he'll use a word that has Adams and the rest of his teammates...
Penalties near on St. Johns Silt Runoff; Florida DOT Faces $7,256 in Fines and Fees If Water Agency Agrees to the Settlement
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON The St. Johns River turned a creamy coffee color in July in downtown Jacksonville when hard rains flushed a wall of silt off of an Interstate 95 construction project. Inspectors wanted to write up the Florida Department...
SUPREME COURT; Is Change Needed?
The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor as a member of the Supreme Court has raised a number of issues regarding one of the three branches of the federal government. Presuming a nominee is qualified, is there a legitimate reason to diversify the membership...
Tornado Blows through Southern Glynn County; 'Miracle No One Was Killed,' Disaster Response Chief Says
Byline: TERRY DICKSON and TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - A gas station was ground zero Thursday for a tornado that dropped out of a line of severe thunderstorms that cut a swath across southern Glynn County, toppling trees, downing power lines and...
Trinity Rescue Mission Gives Back to Community; Toys Were among the Many Items Donated to Eureka Garden
Byline: JOSH SALMAN At age 13, Jack Shaw was living on the streets. By 14, he was addicted to crack cocaine. Now 41, he's been homeless off and on for most of his life. Though Shaw is working to get his own life together while living at the Trinity...
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CHEATING IS CHEATING, DANICA From the Los Angeles Times: Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Smallwood, on Indy Racing League driver Danica Patrick telling Sports Illustrated's Dan Patrick that taking performance-enhancing drugs isn't cheating...
Working on My Trance-Formation
Byline: LAURA CAPITANO My first attempt at Dance Trance fitness looked more like some blooper-reel antics than a smokin' hot hip-hop dance routine. They've got this step called the grapevine, which requires you to move sideways as you alternate...