The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 14, 2010

Annoy Your Liberal Friends, Enjoy a Vacation in Arizona
Byline: Phil Fretz Pity poor Arizona! First, the federal government causes it a lot of economic damage by failing to enforce the immigration laws. Then, when Arizona decides to lend a helping hand on enforcement, the political left gets in...
Arizona Chemical Plans IPO
Byline: Mark Basch Three years after investment firm Rhone Capital bought the company, Arizona Chemical Ltd. is going public. The Jacksonville-based company has filed registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell an...
Ash Warnings Hazardous to Home Sales; Potential Buyers Decide against It, and Lenders Are Reluctant to Lend; Properties Take the Hit
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON If there's a way to say land is targeted for a $100 million environmental cleanup without calling it hazardous, that would really help Jacksonville City Hall right now. But finding those words is proving tough for the...
Beloved Art Teacher Retires; She Created a Refuge in Her Classroom for Kids
Byline: SARA CONRAD Baker County High School teacher Marilyn Harrell was such an inspiring art teacher that Mark Bryant, who was her student 22 years ago, still comes back to visit her every year. His family's holiday tradition is to visit Harrell...
Business Is All in a Name; Choosing the Right Identity Can Be a Messy Process or Come in the Blink of an Eye
Byline: DAVID BAUERLEIN For 38 years, Quality Sign Co. was the name for a family-owned Jacksonville business that specializes in manufacturing large, custom-designed signs. This month, the company rolled out a new name, Harbinger. There's no...
City Digging Deeper into Outsourcing; Privatizing Services Reduces Pension Costs, Retains Expertise
Byline: MATT GALNOR Jacksonville's city budget crunch and Mayor John Peyton's focus on cutting employee costs are sending the city in search of cheaper ways to provide core services. The workers who make sure new buildings meet city code, the...
COLLEGE BASEBALL; MUTUAL OMAHA Seminoles Top Vanderbilt, Join Gators in CWS
Byline: GARRY SMITS TALLAHASSEE - The baseball player in Sherman Johnson saw the logic in Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin ordering an intentional walk to pitch to Johnson with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. But inside, Johnson was doing...
Delay Sought in Warren Schools Case; 3 Board Members Are Fighting Removal after Complaints
Byline: WALTER C. JONES ATLANTA - The attorney fighting the removal from office of three Warren County School Board members said he is seeking a one-month delay in the hearing to research the case. The board members are fighting their removal...
FOUR CHEERS; Fighting Obesity
Duval County Medical Society spokesman Jay Millson was very impressed by the First Coast Kids Triathlon, which drew about 1,000 young people, ages 5 to 15. In an e-mail, Millson wrote: "I think our community needs to recognize the organizers, Tom...
Hamlin a Spoiler Winner at Michigan; Driver Gets Fifth Victory in Last 10 Starts since Cars Dumped Wings
Byline: DON COBLE BROOKLYN, Mich. - It wasn't enough that Denny Hamlin was more than 100 yards ahead on the final lap Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway. It was the way he completely dominated the other laps in the Heluva Good! 400 that...
He's So Original; Daryl "Spinner" Howland Gets a Kick out of Life Coaching the Axemen Keeps Him at Center of Rough, Rowdy Sport
Byline: TRACY JONES It's one of the toughest sports in the world, and after the 80 minutes of play, the match usually ends with a winner, mud and sometimes, blood. Rugby is a game that's rougher and tougher than American football, and protective...
In D.C., Sandalwood Graduate 'Someone to Keep Your Eye on'; Reuben Brigety Serving as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Byline: MATT SOERGEL Reuben Brigety II never made Eagle Scout. "It still rankles, to this day," he says, laughing. But he can afford to chuckle, with a resume like his. One warning, though: If you're prone to feelings of envy or inferiority,...
Kidnapping of Homemaker Shook Jacksonville in 1976
Byline: JESSIE-LYNNE KERR The nightmare began shortly after 9 a.m. on a Wednesday - Sept. 22, 1976. A petite Jacksonville homemaker and mother of two was abducted at gunpoint from her Beauclerc home on San Bernado Drive. The man posed as a police...
Man Shot, Killed at Eureka Gardens
A man found shot after police heard gunfire while patrolling Jacksonville's Eureka Gardens apartments died Sunday after he was taken to Shands Jacksonville. The man, believed to be in his early 20s, was found after police heard several shots about...
Married 50 Years or Longer, These Couples Know What It Takes; MAKING IT LAST
Byline: TRACY JONES Infidelity, financial woes or just plain-old falling out of love - there are plenty of reasons couples cite as the catalyst to divorce. Causes aside, 79,466 Floridians divorced last year, and Florida's divorce rate remains one...
Nursing Home Staffing Law Still Criticized; Facilities Say It Affords More Flexibility; Critics Say Care Is Diminished
Byline: BRANDON LARRABEE TALLAHASSEE - A new law passed in the last legislative session includes a little-noticed change in staffing requirements for nursing homes that some advocates say could lead to lower-quality care. What's more, these advocates...
POLITICAL NOTES; Few Questions, Fewer Answers on Gubernatorial Candidate's Past Columbia/HCA Probe and One Republican's Role Trouble Some
Byline: DAVID HUNT If GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott wasn't responsible for the fraud investigation that netted his former company, Columbia/HCA, a $1.7 billion fine, who was? That was all Bill Collins, a Navy veteran who called himself...
Skirt! Loves
OPI'S 'ISN'T THAT PRECIOUS?' NAIL LACQUER $8, drugstores I absolutely adore OPI. Nail Lacquer - anytime I use the brand, it seems to stick to my nails forever. Yes, it is unfortunate the company decided to do a "Shrek"-inspired line (would you...
State Crime Fighter Cuts Come in Low; GBI, District Attorneys Still Might Have to Make Reductions
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI They didn't escape unscathed, but state budget cuts to district attorneys and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were not as deep or far-reaching as law enforcement officials initially feared. The $17.9 billion budget...
T-U 2
QUOTABLE "The NCAA's investigation of the USC athletic program, which started in March 2006, lasted longer than the Civil War." JERRY CROWE Los Angeles Times MONEY TALKS MEMPHIS TRYING TO BUY IN TO BCS The University of Memphis is one...
Volunteers Get Energized for Autism; Fundraiser at Bailey's Gym Supports Camps for Disabled Children
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS The music was pretty loud for a Sunday morning and the cycling leader energetic - but it seemed most of the people at the 3rd annual Cycle for Autism event would have been just as pumped up without them. "It's a family...
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