Jacksonville Journal

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"I'm not going to stop doing things I think are important

because someone thinks it might benefit me."

-- Jeb Bush, Republican candidate for governor, about the

possibility some might say his involvement with a charter school

in Miami is for political purposes. Story on this page.

BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE

Connie Smith of San Marco had been hearing crows making their

raucous calls out side her kitchen window all day and finally,

she went outside with her son, Stuart, 7, to find out what

was attracting them to perch in her trees.

On the ground, they found a baby crow, injured, apparently

from a fall from its nest.

"Mom, we have to call CHIRPS," her son said. She finally

figured out that he meant BEAKS, the Bird Emergency Aide & Kare

Sanctuary. They called and got instructions on how to place the

baby in a substitute box nest in the tree.

Smith said that forever after, BEAKS will be called CHIRPS

at her house.

PRAYER BREAKFAST

The 1997 Crime Prevention Prayer Breakfast will be held

tomorrow at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel to raise money for

Prisoners of Christ.

The breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the

hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive. Prisoners of Christ is a

non-profit organization that helps just-released prisoners find

a home, church and job through a six-week residential counseling

program.

The program's three halfway homes are funded by donations

from corporations, churches and foundations as well as donations

taken during the prayer breakfast. …