"The mediation's just been a total failure and it's almost
inevitable that the thing goes to trial."
-- Southpoint Business Association attorney Gary Christian on
Charter Medical Corp.'s juvenile treatment facility. Story on
BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE
Ribault River area resident Harriett Jarrett was trying very
hard to please her three grandchildren as she cooked for
them recently. She even went to the extent of asking each one
if they liked carrots. She received a unanimous yes, so she
steamed a pot of them and put them on the table with the meal.
As she dished out the dinner, 4-year-old Eddie Graham Jr. stared
at the carrots a moment then said, "Gammy, I don't like the wet
ones. I only like the dry ones." The "dry ones" are sweet raw
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GRANT TO REVITALIZE
Jacksonville has received a $125,000 federal grant to help pay
for a job training and computer training program in an area
targeted for revitalization by Mayor John Delaney.
The grant, announced yesterday, is part of the federal "Weed
and Seed" program, which aims to rid neighborhoods of criminals
and provide housing and employment.
The program will serve residents in the New Town, College
Gardens and Myrtle Avenue areas that are part of Delaney's
"intensive care" neighborhood effort.
-- Jim Saunders
MOWING THE OPPOSITION
Wolfson High School softball players on Monday let Principal
David White know how angry they are over comments he made about
their coach, Sherry Peterson. …