The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 28, 2010

9/10ths of Cent Meant Something in 1920s
Byline: JESSIE-LYNN KERR DEAR CALL BOX: I WILL SOON BE 89 YEARS YOUNG. EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER, GASOLINE PRICES HAVE ALWAYS ENDED IN 9/10THS OF A CENT. BEFORE I LEAVE THIS PLANET, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE REASONING FOR THIS PRICING. CAN YOU FIND...
Absorbing Solution Eyed for Pollution; New Paving Material Reduces Road Runoff
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON Pouring water through a hard surface sounds like a bit from a magician's act. Jacksonville officials wonder if pouring it through roads could help some water pollution problems disappear. A City Hall panel is studying...
A Memorable Project; Delta Fountains, a Company from the First Coast, Has a Key Role in the New 9/11 Memorial in New York
Byline: KEVIN TURNER When the 9/11 Memorial Plaza opens on Sept. 11, the design work of a Jacksonville company will be a major part of what millions of people will see. Where the world's largest buildings once stood will be the nation's largest...
A.M. Stir
Byline: MATT SOERGEL HOW DRY WE ARE BUT FIRST, A POEM A few scattered raindrops here and there aren't anywhere near enough to break North Florida's drought. That led A.M. Stir's resident poet, Roger Bull, to reminisce about the days when it...
AREA GOLF NOTEBOOK; Klauk, Horschel Play in Qualifying Event
Byline: GARRY SMITS Two area PGA Tour members who are trying to avoid a race against the money list next season are competing this week in the Tour's National Qualifying Tournament, at Orange County National near Orlando. Jeff Klauk and Billy...
Beatdown Ends UF's Dominance
Byline: Gene Frenette TALLAHASSEE - Nobody in garnet-and-gold wanted to leave Doak Campbell Stadium. They deserved to revel after waiting seven years for this euphoric celebration. That's why Florida State players danced on the sideline in delight...
Boat Parade Lights Up Downtown's Riverfront; Not a Record-Breaker This Year, but Still a Popular Tradition as Boats Compete in Annual Parade
Byline: DAVID HUNT Along with the chilly air that swept in Saturday evening, the blinking, glittering boats meandering along the St. Johns River seemed to say it all. The holidays are back. Saturday marked Jacksonville's 26th annual Light...
Bookmarks
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT INDUSTRY NEWS Mega-crime writer Patricia Cornwell has a new Scarpetta novel, her 18th, coming out Tuesday. Early reviews say "Port Mortuary" (Putnam, 512 pages, $27.95) captures her "earlier voice." Also out...
Breakdown
AT STAKE For the Jaguars: This is something of a bonus game for the Jaguars: It's not a divisional or even a conference game, and losing it wouldn't knock them out of playoff contention. But Jacksonville can make a statement with a win over the...
Defense Earns Right to Boast; Florida State Players Get Redemption with Dominant Effort
Byline: DON COBLE TALLAHASSEE - Kendall Smith can't wait to go home. He remembers everyone in Bushnell who used to tease him after every Florida victory. He remembers all the things said about his Florida State football team. And there will...
Fake Punt Fails to Fool Seminoles; Unsuccessful Trick Play Was an Early Turning Point, Fisher Says
Byline: KYLE MAISTRI TALLAHASSEE - Florida can add something to the ever-expanding list of mishaps that had never occurred in the Urban Meyer era until this disappointing season. In addition to losing to Florida State and losing five games in...
Fantasy Football Picks
Times-Union reporters Hays Carlyon and David Johnson debate players to start and sit for Week 12 of the NFL season. Three to start QB Rusty Smith, Titans Hays Carlyon: OK, so this is kind of a homer pick because Smith is from Jacksonville....
Fire at Anheuser-Busch Plant Quickly Controlled; No Injuries Were Reported and the Cause Is Unclear, Officials Say
Jacksonvillefirefighters quickly controlled a fire in the Anheuser-Busch plant on the Northside Saturday night. Capt. Billy Cockman said the plant's sprinkler system helped keep the flames down before firefighters arrived around 8:30 p.m. to fully...
FLORIDA STATE 31 FLORIDA 7; FLAWLESS FOR FSU after Rout, Seminoles' Dessert Is Title Berth
Byline: GARRY SMITS TALLAHASSEE - The only possible downside to Florida State's 31-7 streak-busting victory over Florida on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium is that the Seminoles won't get much time to enjoy it. There's a game to play Saturday...
Gamble on Favre Proves Costly
Byline: VITO STELLINO Brett Favre took one parting shot at Brad Childress - and all coaches, for that matter - after Childress was shown the door by the Minnesota Vikings last week. Favre, who never got along with Childress although the coach...
Georgia Pacific Saving Forests, Company Future; NEW POLICY Making Some Trees Are off Limits Will Bring Success Benefiting the State Economy. BIG GOAL Not Only Will G-P Not Harvest Hardwood, but It Also Won't Take from Converted Land
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - Georgia-Pacific LLC is lauding its new policy to help protect endangered hardwood forests by not buying timber harvested from environmentally sensitive areas. In putting some trees off limits, the comprehensive...
High Schools
High schools Football Friday's results FLORIDA CLASS 6A Orange Park 7, DeLand 6 Sanford Seminole 48, Winter Park 31 Orlando Dr. Phillips 45, Orlando Oak Ridge 0 Seminole Ridge 23, Delray Beach Atlantic Community 20 Oakland...
Holiday Gift Guide; You Just Can't Put 'Em Down
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT and TOM SZAROLETA No matter how many people are on your list, whether it's a done-it-all rich uncle, an awkward teenager or the most ardent bibliophile whose shelves are sagging under the weight of a collection, there...
In First Place; Why Jaguars Are Winning
Byline: VITO STELLINO DESTINY This could be one of those years when things just go right for the Jaguars. They caught Dallas a week after Tony Romo was injured and before Wade Phillips was fired. They won two games on the final play on a 59-yard...
Investors Should Ask Questions
Byline: ABEL HARDING Another Northeast Florida Ponzi scheme made news this week after authorities arrested Lydia Cladek on charges she bilked investors out of $100 million. Cladek's scheme was a bit unusual - she would buy problem car loans at...
Loading Up on Guns
Byline: JIM SUTTON Shotguns imitate art. Some are junk, like seascapes in rented beach condos. Some, like a Picasso, force you to step back, blink and look at them in a different way in order to get it. Some new shotguns sport composite stocks,...
Meet Author/illustrator of 'Llama Llama' Series
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT Coming, coming. Llama, Llama! Actually, Llama Llama's creator, Anna Dewdney, is coming and bringing the latest in her best-selling picture book series, "Llama Llama Holiday Drama" (Viking, $16.99). This is the...
NOTEBOOK; FSU Busts Losing Streak in Big Way
Byline: GARRY SMITS TALLAHASSEE - The pattern of the Florida vs. Florida State rivalry has been for one team to dominate the other in long winning streaks. It's also been the pattern that when a streak is finally broken, it's been by double-digit...
Ponder Soaks in Win; the Quarterback Erases Memories of Defeats and Disappointment
Byline: DON COBLE TALLAHASSEE - The stuffed gator head prop was passed from player to player during a celebratory lap around Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday and each took his turn waving it in front of fans who were already drunk with euphoria...
Positive Vibes Are Welcome
Byline: Terry Dickson Editor's note: Having suffered a running injury, Terry Dickson said he was unable to write a column for today's edition. We understand he fell and skinned his knee. We offer instead some correspondence from Bubba Gene Hightower,...
PRAYED FOR COMMON, PRESENTED A QUEEN; in a Kingdom Called Fletcher High, She Defies Down Label
Byline: MARK WOODS In the grand scheme of prayer requests, theirs seemed fairly simple. Dave and Melanie Stieglitz were asking for friends at their church to pray for the youngest of their three daughters, the one who was born with Down syndrome....
Rides in Blimps Bring Cancer Patients Smiles; A Children's Foundation Gives Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunities to Them
Byline: MATT DIXON After a little directing from her mom, Sarah Williams finally spotted her house. It's not that she doesn't know where she lives, the familiar just looks unfamiliar when sitting in a blimp 1,100 feet above the ground. Sarah...
SUSPENSION CENTERS; A Glass Half Empty
Duval school officials are losing a big chance to help their students and curb city crime with out-of-school suspension centers. If they can't get in gear, they could lose city funding for them (just over $1 million this school year) and hurt the...
T-U 2
WEEK 12 NFL PICKS The Steelers and Saints easily overcame some big lines to drop me to a 3-4 record last week. Maybe, those .500 weeks weren't so bad after all. Time is running out to get back on track. Last week: 3-4. Overall: 30-34-5. Bills...
Welcoming Homes for the Holiday Tour; Magnolia Garden Club Tour Will Showcase City's Historic Buildings
Byline: TERRY DICKSON BRUNSWICK - The newest Christmas tour of homes will again feature some of the area's oldest houses. The Magnolia Garden Club's Christmas tour of homes 1-6 p.m. Saturday showcases homes dating back to the 1800s and one of...
'We'll Rebuild It,' Meyer Says; Changes Are Coming as Gators Will Try to Shake off Humbling 7-5 Season
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO TALLAHASSEE - For those who wondered whether Florida coach Urban Meyer had lost his passion or drive, don't worry. He's as committed as he was when he first inherited the program in 2005. He'll need that, too, because...
What's New
BUILDING/DESIGN - Construction is under way on the redevelopment and restoration of Ability Housing's Mayfair Village Apartments designed by Fisher Koppenhafer Architecture and Interior Design. Fisher Koppenhafer is the architect and interior designer...
Why Don't Germans Pray Aloud?
Byline: PHILLIP MILANO QUESTION I notice many Germans don't pray before they eat, attend church or seem spiritual. Why is that? Anjela, 30, Christian, Germany REPLIES In Europe, few go to church. It's the same in Australia. Most understand...
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