The Florida Times Union

Articles from August 10, 2009

Bookstore Carves out Niche among Readers; Mumford Library Books' Customer Service Is Award-Winning
Byline: CHARLIE PATTON From the outside it's a pretty ordinary-looking place, just another Jacksonville storefront in a suburban office park off Philips Highway. But if you love books, a visit to Mumford Library Books is "like a trip to paradise,"...
FOUR CHEERS; City's Elite Lawyers
Five members of the city of Jacksonville's General Counsel's Office made Florida Trend magazine's list of "Florida Legal Elite" among local and state government lawyers. The magazine invited members of The Florida Bar to submit names of government...
Free Teacher Supply Depot Opens Friday; Public School Teachers Can Fill Up Three Totes with Class Supplies
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA Duval County public school teachers, staff and PTA presidents are gearing up for the biggest shopping spree - or at least biggest free one - of the year. And organizers of the Back-To-School Giveaway at the Teacher Supply...
Gothic Churches Draw Architect to Jacksonville's Past; He Wrote a Novel Based on Some of His Research of the Existing Parishes
Byline: CHARLIE PATTON For Charles E. "Pat" Pattillo III, the Carpenter Gothic churches of the St. Johns River have long been a source of fascination. Pattillo, who spent 40 years as a Jacksonville architect, has spent the 15 years since he retired...
Jags' Two-Minute Warning; Team Needs More Time on Drill after Struggling in Scrimmage, del Rio Says
Byline: VITO STELLINO Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio's plan for the Saturday night scrimmage was to include work on the two-minute drill. What he found out is that the team needs even more work on that drill. Del Rio appeared generally pleased...
Man, 18, Dies after Late Night Jacksonville Shooting
An 18-year-old found lying in the street died following a shooting late Saturday on West 10th Street in Jacksonville, police said. Police cordoned off at least two blocks at 10th near Spires Street about 11 p.m. Saturday after responding to the...
More like Her Are Needed; Transplant Surgeon Dana Perry Is Notable in Her Profession in Part Because She's a Female
Byline: JEREMY COX Dana Perry won't soon forget her first day as a staff transplant surgeon. At 8 a.m., an hour into her inaugural shift at Mayo Clinic Florida, her cell phone rang. Her first liver transplant was going to be that night, she learned....
Net Loss on Reports, but Real Estate Companies' Stocks Rise
Byline: MARK BASCH Both of Jacksonville's publicly traded real estate developers reported net losses for the second quarter last week, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise in the current economy. But you might have been surprised to see the...
Old Hospital Redo Nearly Done; Changes to the Old St. Marys Hospital Include a Lab, Offices and a Pharmacy
Byline: GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS - Less than six months after Southeast Georgia Health System opened its new 90,000-square-foot Camden Campus, the hospital in St. Marys has nearly completed another major construction project. Workers are completing...
Other Energy Sources Need Land; That's the Biggest Drawback of Solar, Wind Power, Scientists Say
Byline: WALTER C. JONES Using some type of renewable fuel to generate electricity instead of nuclear reactors would take considerable land under today's technology, according to experts. The drawbacks to nuclear power generation lead policy makers...
Public Is Invited to Quiz Rutherford in Live Chat; YOUR TURN He's the Latest to Be Interviewed about the City Budget; Viewers Can Post Their Questions Live
Byline: DAVID HUNT Projected to spend nearly $358 million next year, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is by far the largest chunk of the city budget. Spending is expected to grow by $18 million, but Sheriff John Rutherford attributes that to...
Safety Debate Still Looms over Nuke Plants; despite Their Safety Record, Issue Arises as 26 More Are Planned
Byline: WALTER C. JONES After no nuclear power plants were built for 30 years, now there are 17 utilities planning to construct 26 plants across the country, led by two reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Yet, the issue that stopped reactor construction...
Skirt! Blogista; Take Pride in Yourself; You Can Be a Light to Others
Byline: AMANDA BILLY I teach Sunday School, and yesterday I received one of the highest compliments I think I could ever hope to hear from one of the girls in my group. We were talking about a friend of hers, and how he's not really like the other...
South Georgia Counties Dole out Funding
Byline: CAROLE HAWKINS Southeast Georgia has received about $48 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as stimulus projects. Below are some of the highlights and a county-by-county look at how some of the money...
Strain and Sadness as Family Honors Haleigh; SAD ANNIVERSARIES Today Marks 6 Months since She Disappeared; She Turns 6 Next Week. FAMILY FIGHTS Tensions Are High between the Girl's Parents and Family
Byline: DANA TREEN Six months into the unsolved disappearance of Haleigh Cummings, those who deeply love her believe she is still alive. It's about the only thing on which the two families closest to the investigation of her disappearance can...
The Flag That Marked a Vietnam Veteran's Life, His Death and His Service to His Country Has Finished Its Journey ... Traveling to His Daughter's Hands
Byline: ROGER BULL The flag left California on the back of a motorcycle on Tuesday and rode across the country, passed from one rider to another. Sunday afternoon, that flag was handed to his daughter in Palm Coast, where Michael Alan Gares used...
This Year, Our Attention Is on Electric Rates; JEA, Beaches Energy Both Charging More; Florida Power & Light Wants to Do Same
Byline: DAVID BAUERLEIN If 2008 was about $4-a-gallon gas and pain at the pump, this year is about the price at the switch. Florida Power & Light, which serves tens of thousands of customers in Northeast Florida, has filed for the first increase...
Tickets Increase for Not Wearing Your Seat Belt; More North Florida Drivers Cited since the Law Took Effect in July
Byline: LARRY HANNAN Police are citing a lot more drivers for not wearing seat belts since a new law went into effect at the start of July. Before then drivers had to be pulled over for something else, like speeding, for police to cite someone...
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LAWN SERVICE NEEDED Appalachian State senior quarterback Armanti Edwards, who helped lead the Mountaineers' 34-32 upset of Michigan in 2007, will be sidelined for up to a month after he ran over his right foot while mowing the lawn at his off-campus...
Woman's Bank Fraud Trial Today; Former Real Estate Worker Accused of Stealing $95,000
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - A Camden County woman will stand trial beginning today on 55 federal counts of bank fraud in a case involving checks written over a 20-month period on her former employer's business bank account. Charlene...