The Florida Times Union

Articles from August 30, 1999

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10 Schools Get New Grades Changes Follow Review of State's Exam-Based Rating System
Ten Duval County public schools received new grades following a review of the state's method of rating schools based on scores on two statewide exams. The new marks were announced yesterday by Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher. The grades were...
[2] Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "You can find over 100 types of rare species in the Altamaha River watershed." -- Meg Fligg, Nature Conservancy of Georgia communications manager, as her organization, the state and three timber companies are about to finalize...
[2] Morning Briefing
STOCKS PLUMMET ON INTEREST RATE FEARS Stocks fell sharply yesterday as bond yields rose and investors, seeking clues to the future course of interest rates, braced for another round of economic data. The Dow has fallen more than 100 points in...
[2] Nation Briefing
BEAUTY QUEEN QUITS, ACCUSED OF THREATS LUBBOCK, Texas -- A teenage beauty queen who failed to make the cheerleading squad withdrew from school and relinquished her crown after being accused of threatening the cheerleaders' lives. Roni Lowe, Miss...
[2] Newsmakers
POET PEP-TALKS DUKE FRESHMEN Maya Angelou urged Duke University freshmen in Durham, N.C., to use their time in college to rid themselves of the burden of ignorance. "It's very hard to agree to give up things you've known all your life: attitudes,...
35 Lead Fight to Keep 912 Area Code Plans Heard in Glynn
BRUNSWICK -- If attendance counts, Coastal Georgia should keep 912 for its long-distance calls when the Georgia Public Service Commission decides on one or more new area codes. Although only 35 people attended a meeting Monday to tell the Public...
3 Billion U.S. Prescriptions to Be Filled in '99
********** CORRECTION (8/31/99) The interim president and chief executive of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is Robert W. Hannan. Because of an error by The Associated Press, his name was misspelled in a story on Page A-4...
Actions Land Developer in Jail Man Had Been out on Bond
FORT MYERS -- A developer charged with bilking a hospital of $2 million will remain in jail while he awaits the start of his federal fraud trial. Carl Bailey, 42, had been free on a $100,000 signature bond since April 1996. But on Friday, prosecutors...
AGAINST DOCTORS ORDERS from Cotton Swabs to Base Suntans What You Think May Be Safe Really Isn't
It's bad enough when people get sick. And accidents will happen. But what really drives doctors crazy and keeps them busy is when people do things to themselves on purpose. Sure everyone, except maybe the tobacco industry, knows that smoking isn't...
Altamaha Land Purchase Nears Approval
ATLANTA -- The state, a preservation group and three timber companies are about to finalize an agreement that would safeguard 42 miles of riverfront along the scenic Altamaha River for fishing enthusiasts and other nature lovers. The Georgia Board...
America Online Has Ambitious Plans Ahead to Add, Upgrade Its Services
DULLES, Va. -- Eons ago in Internet time -- that is, three years ago -- the typical America Online customer spent only about 14 minutes a day dialed into the network, sending electronic mail, visiting chat rooms or shopping. Now, with customers...
Appropriate Feedback Cultivates High Morale
When asked in exit interviews why they left their jobs, workers often say they didn't feel appreciated. The same response shows up in surveys of workplace morale: Lack of recognition is a top-cited problem. It's a pity. Feedback problems are easy...
Argentine Jet Crashes; Reports Say Dozens Killed Plane Down on Buenos Aires Golf Course
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- An Argentine airliner carrying at least 90 people crashed on takeoff yesterday, slamming into a nearby golf course and catching fire. Local news reports said at least 69 people were killed. The Boeing 737 operated by LAPA,...
A Study Suggests Florida Pays Too Much to Take Property Right Way to Right of Way? Process Boosts Cost at Every Step, Critics Argue
TALLAHASSEE -- Since the state Department of Transportation started buying right of way to widen San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin, it has paid $425,000 to the lawyers and expert witnesses representing the property owners. Sounds like a lot of money,...
AT&T Announces Its Own Rate Cut New Plan Is in Response to Sprint, MCI
NEW YORK -- AT&T Corp. battled back against phone rivals yesterday by slashing long-distance rates to just 7 cents a minute for calls made any time. While the rates are bargains for frequent long-distance callers, average users might wind up paying...
Author Offers Insights into Teen Behavior Journalist Spent 3 Years Studying Kids
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Last spring, when all hell broke loose in Littleton, Colo., Patricia Hersch found herself catapulted into the national spotlight. Once again, teenagers had turned on each other, and the media was looking for someone, anyone, who...
Autopsy Shows Man Found in Orange Park Home Had Been Slain
An autopsy revealed yesterday that a 55-year-old man whose bloodied body was found in an Orange Park house Sunday morning had been slain. "We're treating this as a homicide based on information from the Medical Examiner's Office," said Orange Park...
Barnett Inc. Considers Repurc Hase of Waxman's Shares
Barnett Inc. said last week that it is looking into repurchasing 7.2 million shares of its stock held by Waxman Industries Inc., representing about 44 percent of Barnett's total shares outstanding. Uncertainty over Waxman's plans for the stock have...
Barrier Island Residents Pack Up Dennis Bobs, Weaves toward Carolinas
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. -- Hurricane Dennis wallowed along the coast toward the Carolinas yesterday, prompting evacuation orders for the fragile Outer Banks barrier islands and giving conflicting signals on whether it would hit land. The hurricane...
Blast Does Little Damage at FAMU Warning Called in; No Injuries Reported
TALLAHASSEE -- A small explosive device went off in an administration building at Florida A&M University yesterday 10 minutes after a warning was called in, but no one was injured and the damage was minor. Police evacuated several buildings...
Borrowing from 401(k) Not Always a Good Idea
DALLAS -- For Gregg Simmons, the decision was a no-brainer. Simmons, vice president of franchise administration for Metromedia Restaurant Group in Dallas, borrowed about $20,000 in 1988 from his 401(k) retirement savings plan at his former job to...
Both 401(k), Roth IRA Have Advantages Worth Looking Into
Volunteers from the Society of Financial Service Professionals of Northeast Florida spent a recent Saturday morning at the Times-Union answering readers' phoned-in questions about estate planning, taxes and investing. Here are highlights of the session....
Bradley Bradley Takes Shot with Wary Democrats
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- If Bill Bradley's underdog campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has a chance, it hinges on voters like Brenna Healy, 45, a psychologist in the heartland. Healy was one of about 200 people who spent a Wednesday night...
Bright Futures Kept in Dark Program Slow to Let Students Know Status
When Nina Peters was told to expect a Bright Futures scholarship for her son this year, she assumed it would arrive before the tuition deadline. She was wrong. When Lisa Hatcher graduated from high school with a grade point average exceeding 3.0,...
Browns' Spielman Could Walk Away
BEREA, Ohio -- Once the feeling returned in Chris Spielman's arms and legs, he picked himself up, and though a bit shaky, walked off the field under his own power. He may soon walk away from the NFL the same way. Spielman, the Cleveland Browns'...
`Bumps' Good for Business
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- There were no casual observers at the end of Saturday night's Goody's 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Some race fans and most of the drivers stood with teeth clenched and anger dripping from their words of disapproval. Others...
Business Gives Back to Many
Since 1983, Queen Candace has made her living getting people out of jail. Now she wants to make a life of keeping them from getting there. Candace, 40, owns C.J. Frazier Bail Bonds. Being a bail bondswoman made her prosperous, but in recent years...
BUSINESS Quick Success
For class-warfare politicians, Hal McCabe is their worst nightmare. A chronic underachiever by his own admission, McCabe in 1995 was a 24-year-old unemployed college graduate who had previously held a series of minimum-wage jobs -- grocery bagger,...
Camden Studies New Exit Population Surge Expected in North
WOODBINE -- A bridge under construction in Glynn County may be the key to an anticipated population boom at the north end of Camden County. Camden officials have already mapped a path to meet the challenge. Thousands of residents will move to...
Camden Studying New Exit County Expecting North Side Growth
WOODBINE, Ga. -- A bridge under construction in Glynn County may be the key to an anticipated population boom at the north end of Camden County. Camden officials have already mapped a path to meet the challenge. Thousands of residents will move...
Catfish Time in Kingsland
KINGSLAND -- The hot, dry summer has created a catfish shortage in Georgia, experts say. But that should have no impact on this weekend's 17th annual Labor Day Catfish Festival, according to organizers of the event. "We've got a warehouse full of...
CHANGE Old and New
Progress often is bittersweet, and so it is with the pending closure of a popular Jacksonville Beach restaurant to make way for a much-needed beachside hotel. The Crab Pot, built in 1967, certainly is one of the best-known businesses on the boardwalk...
Cigarette Prices Expected to Go Up 22 Cents per Pack
RICHMOND, Va. -- The country's leading cigarette manufacturers have raised wholesale prices 18 cents a pack, anticipating an upcoming excise tax increase and higher costs stemming from their $206 billion settlement with the states over health care...
City Begins Bid for 5,000 Acres on Southside Deal Would Block Sprawl; Price May Top $50 Million
Jacksonville City Hall has begun preliminary talks with a major Southside landowner to buy and take out of development more than 5,000 acres of land with a price tag likely to reach more than $50 million. The land -- which stretches for 9 miles...
City Deals with Tainted Soil, Tainted Trust in Neighborhoods
Just when City Council President Ginger Soud thought she could let everyone go home last Tuesday, in blew Shelia Andrews. Not that she wanted much. All Andrews wanted, in fact, was to make sure that people like herself, people who have been living...
Cloning Could Prevent Some Diseases, Research Shows Dolly's 2 `Mothers' Support Findings
PHILADELPHIA -- Though Dolly, the cloned sheep, is considered to be a genetic copy of her mother, she actually inherited genes from two "mother" sheep. According to research published in today's issue of Nature Genetics, Dolly inherited a small...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "There's no way to completely get rid of it." -- Allen Dean, chief ranger for Army Corps of Engineers, talking about an weed that's taking over Thurmond Lake in Augusta. Story on this page. HELP FOR TEACHERS All teachers...
Concept of Chain Gang Fades
TALLAHASSEE -- Four years after prison chain gangs were introduced in Florida with great fanfare, a few prisoners are still shuffling out each day to fulfill the legislative mandate. But the vision of prisoners chained in long lines working alongside...
Credit-Card Firms Feel Squeeze Consumers Pay Down Debt; Will Ultra-Low Introductory Rates End?
CHICAGO -- Savvy consumers like Barbara Hoffman helped bring Wall Street's wrath down on the credit-card industry last week. All it took was a pair of scissors and a bit of financial common sense. Inspired by the rosy U.S. economy, Hoffman carved...
Cyclones Kicked out of Playoff Race
A second-half hat trick from the Richmond Kickers Gary Glasson kicked the Jacksonville Cyclones out of playoff contention. In falling 4-1 yesterday at Wolfson Park, the Cyclones were mathematically eliminated from the A-League playoff hunt. "We...
Debate Boils over Water Supervisor Threatens to Quit
BRUNSWICK -- The interim supervisor of Glynn County's water and sewer department threatened to resign yesterday during a meeting in which the County Commission voted to contract with a private firm to manage its water and sewer operations. Uli Keller,...
Decline in AIDS Deaths Slows Down CDC Report Raises Treatment Concerns
ATLANTA -- Although AIDS deaths continue to drop, the rate of decline has been cut by more than half, raising concerns that powerful new drugs may have reached their limit in controlling the disease. Last year researchers were stunned by reports...
Delaney Unlikely to Catch Senate Fever
So far, no epiphany. Mayor John Delaney had said he would watch for a sign during his August vacation as to whether he should run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Connie Mack. The odds were very much against it, he said, "99 percent"...
Dennis Spares Carolina Coast Breathes a Sigh of Relief
NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- People along the North Carolina coast breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as Hurricane Dennis turned out to sea, sideswiping the shoreline with 112 mph gusts and a deluge that flooded streets and left tens of thousands without power....
Discord, Rumors Followed Jamie Tarses from Beginning at ABC
Jamie Tarses' three-year run as president of ABC Entertainment -- which began tumultuously and seemed to seldom stray from that course -- has come to an equally messy conclusion, with the 35-year-old executive resigning late last week, just days after...
Doctors Praise Pachyderm's Progress after Surgery to Repair Wounded Leg
LAMPANG, Thailand -- She's still too weak to use her trunk to eat, but Motola, the elephant that lost part of her foot to a land mine, was on her way to recovery yesterday after a lengthy operation. Surgeons worked for three hours to cut away dead...
'Dogs Have Depth Chart -- for Now
ATHENS, Ga. -- It might not be worth the paper it's printed on, as Georgia coach Jim Donnan is fond of saying, but the Bulldogs finally have a depth chart -- at least for this week. Georgia's two-deep chart for the Utah State game is missing a few...
Downtown Redevelopment Pioneers Hope Their Work Will Be the Beginning of a Rebirth
The rehabilitation of some old vacant buildings could be the key to unlocking the revitalization of downtown. Instead of viewing them as relics, some developers see them as diamonds in the rough -- future residential, commercial and retail sites....
Drug Risk Tied to Teens' Relationship with Dad Study: Moms More Influential
WASHINGTON -- Most teenagers find it easier to talk about drugs with their mother than with their father, and those who don't get along with their father are at far greater risk of smoking, drinking and using drugs, a survey found. Teens in two-parent...
East Timor Enemies Agree to Stop Fighting Referendum Today; Security Promised
DILI, Indonesia -- East Timor's pro and anti-independence leaders agreed yesterday to end years of bitter fighting and Indonesia's military and police promised to maintain security during today's referendum on the troubled territory's future. Under...
ENVIRONMENT Enforcement Turnaround
After years of course correction during which it began working to correct environmental problems by negotiation rather than confrontation, the state's environmental regulation agency shows signs of regressing. The Department of Environmental Protection...
Episcopal Soccer Coach Wins Masters Track Medal
Episcopal soccer coach Pat Crandall has had his fair share of success coaching one of the top area soccer programs, but now Crandall has accomplished something different. It's not making a substitution at a key point in a game; rather, his on-the-field...
Evacuated Archer Residents Return Chemical Fire Investigated
ARCHER -- Residents of this North Florida community returned home yesterday after being forced out during the night because of a chemical fire at a boat plant. The fire was brought under control with no serious injuries. "Everything is normal...
Fall Season's Youthful Trend Could Only Be in Its Infancy
So many fall prime-time shows feature teens that it's tempting to think of premiere week as debutante season. The WB, enjoying considerable success with the driver's ed crowd, has led the way, dropping TV's youth demographic, 18to 34-year-olds,...
FALN Clemency Offer Attacked
WASHINGTON -- Police officers maimed by bombs of the Puerto Rican group FALN criticized President Clinton yesterday for offering freedom to 16 members of the militant nationalist organization. Some of the officers also joined Republicans in accusing...
Family's Slaying Detailed Monroe Jury Hears Santa Claus Case
MONROE -- Coldly and methodically, Jerry Scott Heidler executed four members of a South Georgia family that had befriended him, a prosecutor said yesterday, charging that Heidler attacked the Daniels family of Santa Claus because they told him to stop...
Fed Determined Not to Crash the Party
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. -- The Federal Reserve's role in managing the economy, a former chairman once famously quipped, is to "take away the punch bowl just when the party gets going." But what is the Fed supposed to do about the raucous stock market as...
Feds: Hazardous Waste Stored Illega Lly
A four-year investigation has led to charges that a Jacksonville industrial wastewater treatment company illegally stored hazardous waste at its facility near Talleyrand Avenue, federal prosecutors said. EnviroTech Southeast Inc. had a permit from...
First Coast Had Time to Prepare but Officials Would like More Volunteers
When Hurricane Dennis flirted with the Florida coastline last week, First Coast emergency and disaster officials sprung into action, assessing the availability of volunteers, identifying shelters and staffing a phone bank. While the storm's slow...
Florida Practice Report
CAPTAINS NAMED Doug Johnson's summer work in Gainesville just paid off again. UF's starting quarterback, Johnson was named one of six captains yesterday by a vote of his teammates. There were four seniors (Johnson, LT Cooper Carlisle and LB's Keith...
Follow E-Mail `Interviews' with Written Thank You
Q: I am currently looking for a job in the marketing field and have no ticed a growing number of ads that give an e-mail address or fax number to reply to. I have answered several ads this way and then have been contacted either by phone or in some...
Gators' Deaths Puzzling Scientis Ts
LEESBURG, -- The mysterious deaths of about 160 alligators in Lake Griffin has researchers scrambling to find out what is attacking the reptiles' nervous systems. University of Florida researchers suspect a toxin but are a long way from figuring...
Georgia Fearful of Evacuation
In Northeast Florida and South Georgia, residents and relief agency officials spent much of the day yesterday hoping that their best-laid plans will go unused as they prepared for Hurricane Dennis, now expected to pass about 120 miles east of Jacksonville...
Golf Teams Adjust to Switch
Even if Norm Wein had not liked the proposal, there is no way he could have voted it down. When the Florida High School Activities Association's Board of Directors met to move golf from the spring to fall effective 1999, the move had unanimous support...
Good Question
Q: I keep forgetting my computer passwords. What should I do, and how do I keep this from happening again and again? A: The Internet has brought with it a proliferation of passwords to safeguard computers, online access and Web-site subscriptions....
Goodwill to Hawk Its Goods Online Used Stuff Sells Big at Auction
Goodwill Industries, the international chain of well-known thrift stores, plans to join the world of e-commerce this week by launching an online auction site where it will offer some of its most valuable donated goods. Shopgoodwill.com, scheduled...
GOP Leaders Call for Probe on Waco
WASHINGTON -- Senior congressional Republicans, declaring a lack of faith in Janet Reno's explanations, said yesterday they will move quickly to open House and Senate investigations of how the administration handled the 1993 Branch Davidian confrontation....
HIGHWAYS Limit Acquisition Costs
Lawmakers should devise legislation that will make the acquisition of land for roads less expensive. This is a long-standing problem in Florida, which has always been one of the states most generous with tax money when it comes to exercising the...
Home Stretch
During the rigors of spring training this season, Jacksonville Suns right fielder Eric Gillespie recalled, all of his minor-league peers in the Detroit organization were assembled to present the members of last year's Class-A West Michigan team --...
Housing Sector Still Thriving
WASHINGTON -- New home sales rose a tiny 0.1 percent in July but still managed to post the second-highest level ever, a sign that the housing sector continues to thrive despite rising mortgage rates. The Commerce Department reported yesterday that...
`I Can't Stand This Any More' Powerful Aftershock Hits Rattled Turks
IZMIT, Turkey -- Terrified survivors fled Turkey's earthquake zone after a powerful new tremor struck yesterday, killing one man, injuring at least 166 others and knocking down at least seven quakeweakened buildings. Coming two weeks after the Aug....
IMF Says Loans Not Diverted
WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund has seen no evidence that its loans to Russia have been diverted through U.S. banks, a senior IMF official said yesterday, noting the organization has already put tight controls in place to prevent such...
Internet Born without Fanfare in Summer of '69
LOS ANGELES -- It was a busy summer in 1969: Men had walked on the moon, and young people rocked at a farm named Woodstock. Protests of the war in Vietnam raged as Los Angeles police searched for Charles Manson's gang. Hardly anybody was paying...
In the Pipeline
COMMERCIAL First floor cosmetics area renovations for Belk department store, The Avenues mall, 10310 Southside Blvd., $290,000; contractor is Frisch & Associates Construction of Charleston, S.C., property owner is CBL & Associates of Chattanooga,...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "The thing that strikes me the most is not just the physical way the buildings look, but the smile and attitudes of the people who live in this community." -- Mayor John Delaney, speaking at a grand opening of apartments and homes...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It's falling to the student to come and question whether you should have gotten it." -- Howard Cushnir, Middleburg High School guidance counselor, about questions surrounding the Bright Futures scholarship program. Story on this...
Jewish Life Reborn near Auschwitz Camp Torah Delivered to Old Synagogue
OSWIECIM, Poland -- Dancing and clapping with joy, a group of Americans yesterday brought a specially made Torah to the only remaining synagogue in Oswiecim, the southern town where the Auschwitz Nazi death camp was located. The ceremony symbolized...
Johnson, Greene Give U.S. Team More Gold
SEVILLE, Spain -- Golden Boys Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene put their special golden touches on the final day of the World Championships. Each anchored a winning United States relay yesterday and entered their names prominently in the championships'...
Kids with Character on Right Path in Life
I've had a particular piece of mail on my desk for two years now, and my sincere apologies go to the thoughtful person who sent it. It concerns a survey done in 1997 on behalf of the South Metro Chamber of Commerce (Dayton, Ohio) Business Advisory...
Landmark Beach Hangout Running out of Reprieves
After years of playing tug-of-war with the city of Jacksonville Beach over redevelopment plans for the downtown area, it appears the Crab Pot is finally on its last leg. The crusty old octagonally shaped building that houses the restaurant was constructed...
Leaflet Creating Confusion Homeowners Wary of Contractor's Deal
Residents in East Arlington recently had a chance to participate in a project designed to help identify their homes quickly in emergency situations. But the way it was handled concerned some homeowners, who wondered if the project was legal. ...
Learning Online Logging on for a College Degree Isn't for Everyone
There are a lot of war stories out there about people who have tough work schedules but still manage to go to school. Here's a beaut from the world of online education: Donovan McFarlane works the 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. night shift. Last week...
Making Friends Books Ease a Child's Return to School
The first few days of school are over. Students are familiar with classroom rules and the locations of boys and girls restrooms. Now, it's time to grapple with the emotional issues associated with the beginning of school: How will I get along with...
Many Reasons Assets Not Divided Equally
Q: When my wife of 30 years wanted more than 50 percent of our assets, my lawyer told me we should go to trial because a judge would not give anything like that. So we did and guess what! She received what amounted to 65 percent of our assets and...
Merger Fails to Reduce Spending Augusta, County Trying to Explain
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Advocates of consolidating Augusta and Richmond County persuaded voters it would save them taxes, but others, including Mayor Bob Young, say city commissioners aren't trying to cut spending. "You know, I don't know that anybody around...
More Cyclers Are Inclined to Recline on Their Bikes
You might notice bicyclists seem a little more laid back these days. Those ugly ducklings of pedal power, recumbent bicycles, seem to be gaining speed, popping up in bike shops and out on the road. Bike prices have dropped below the $1,000 mark,...
More Than 1 in 6 Florida Guards Have Criminal Records
ST. PETERSBURG -- More than one in six guards employed at the Florida State Prison this year have criminal records of their own, including arrests for manslaughter and child abuse, a published report said yesterday. A background check on the prison's...
Morning Briefing
STOCKS MIXED AS ECONOMY STRENGTHENS Stocks were mixed yesterday as a report of continued growth in the manufacturing sector ignited fears of inflation and hurt blue-chip companies. But technology stocks, benefiting from a wave of new deals and products,...
Most Firms Don't Restrict Meal Expenses on Road
Business people usually pay a lot of attention to the cost of airline tickets and hotel rooms, even if their employers are paying. The interest is understandable, given the fact that business-travel fares in many cities have risen by about 50 percent...
Mother's World Is Brightest at Home, Just before Sunup
In the beginning there is only silence and darkness. The promise of infinite possibilities stretches before me like the first day of kindergarten. This is what I like best about early morning. That, and the fact that in my house, home to deep sleepers,...
New Digs in Durkeeville Community Celebrates Debut of Housing Complex
Katie Lee, 89, didn't need to hear a bunch of speeches or chow on a spread of free food yesterday to acknowledge how lucky she feels to be living in the Oaks at Durkeeville. While about 500 people sat under a steamy tent to celebrate the grand opening...
New Law Protects Employers
A woman files a lawsuit against a co-worker who sexually harassed her outside of work hours. As part of the suit, she holds her employer at fault for hiring the co-worker. Under a bill that will become law in October, the employer will have some...
New Push for National Sales Tax Georgian Linder Leads Effort to Abolish IRS
WASHINGTON -- With Congress in summer recess, Rep. John Linder of Georgia has been barnstorming the country for a plan to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace federal income and payroll taxes with a 23 percent national sales tax. Linder,...
News Flash: Press Releases Aren't the Only News Sources
Sources of information for news are numerous, global, frequently unsolicited and sometimes anonymous. They range from unidentified telephone tipsters to public records, and everyone and everything in between. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce...
Newsmakers
ACTOR GIVES TO ABUSE SHELTER When Mel Gibson leaves South Carolina after filming The Patriot, he'll be remembered for helping expand a domestic violence shelter. Gibson made a sizable contribution to the Safe Passage Inc. shelter in Rock Hill last...
New Way to Trade Alternative Exchanges Revolutionizing Stock Markets
NEW YORK -- Forget the image of the pinstriped Wall Street broker hustling across the crowded floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Replace it with an image of rows of quietly humming computers in the basement offices of Island ECN Inc. Welcome...
'Noles Will Rush to Fix Problems
TALLAHASSEE -- As a fifth-year senior, Florida State offensive guard Jason Whitaker has a pretty good idea how practice will be handled this week, even though the 'Noles have an extra week to prepare for their next opponent -- Georgia Tech. "We'll...
No Official Ceremonies Will Mark Diana's Death
LONDON -- As the second anniversary of Princess Diana's death approaches, Britain seems uncertain about how to commemorate the date -- or whether to mark it at all. No official memorials are planned tomorrow, in contrast to last year's anniversary,...
O'Leary Focuses on Jackets `D'
ATLANTA -- Three weeks into practice and Georgia Tech's No. 1 offense is firing on all cylinders. That was to be expected with returning players like Joe Hamilton, former Bolles School star Dez White and Jon Carman. The question for Tech was always...
Once Rural, Grovetown Growing Up Community Now Considered `Urban'
GROVETOWN -- When Robert Auclair moved to Grovetown 34 years ago, half the roads in the area were dirt, there was one filling station and the community was known as Trailer Town. Things are different these days. Where Augusta ends and Grovetown...
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