The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 24, 2010

ALL-FIRST COAST: SOFTBALL; Opposing Batters Quickly Got Her Message Bartram Trail's Loverich Finds Ways to Motivate Herself and Teammates
Byline: FRANCINE KING Athletes often find creative ways to motivate themselves for competition. Pitcher Kalyn Loverich designed a personal message board - on her glove. Nearly every spare inch of Loverich's softball glove bears a phrase that...
Allman Receives New Liver; Eager to Retake Stage; Hall of Fame Rocker with Hepatitis C Has a 3 1/2-Hour Transplant at the Mayo Clinic
Byline: JEREMY COX Gregg Allman returned Wednesday to where his career started four decades earlier to get a new lease on life. Hours after undergoing a liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the Southern rock pioneer and co-founder...
Candidates Back Changes to Class Size Law; They Say Schools Should Have Flexibility in Classroom Limits
Byline: MATT COLEMAN A consensus is hard to come by in politics. But four of Florida's leading gubernatorial candidates have announced their support for a constitutional amendment referendum on the November ballot to alter Florida's 2002 class size...
Coast Lines
MISSING WOMAN, 65, SOUGHT BY AUTHORITIES Authorities are trying to determine the whereabouts of a St. Marys woman missing since early Tuesday. St. Marys police said Roberta Ann-Hood Aripez's husband discovered she was missing from their home...
Democrat Gianoulis Invokes GOP's King in Start of Senate Run; She Said She's Inspired by the Late Senator in Run against Thrasher
Byline: DAVID HUNT It's been a generation since a Democrat last represented Northeast Florida's coastal residents in the state Senate. This year, the Democrats have a well-known candidate in former TV news anchor Deborah Gianoulis. They also...
Fund Chief Takes Life; Leaves Big Questions; for Now, Investors Are Left with Little More Than an Apologetic E-Mail about Closing a Fund for Federal Employees
Byline: ABEL HARDING Investors in a Jacksonville-based advisory firm, whose clients included high-ranking federal law enforcement officials, received a hint of trouble last Friday in an e-mail from the company's CEO. Wayne McLeod told clients...
Get Your Vegetables in Your Pasta; Ronzoni's Garden Delight Fettuccine Blends the Two
Byline: ANN J. KELLEY If you're one of those people who isn't crazy about vegetables, listen up. Members of the Times-Union Consumer Panel have been cooking Ronzoni Garden Delight Fettuccine. Each 4-ounce portion of the tri-color pasta - enriched...
Grant Helps St. Marys Fire to Hire; A Homeland Security Award Provides $520,000 to Assist the Understaffed Department
Byline: GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Fire Department will soon have a full staff for the first time in two years. City officials said the department was awarded a federal grant of $520,000 to bolster its staff. The Department of...
He Put His Faith into Practice
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK - It says a lot when they move a preacher's funeral because his own church wouldn't hold everyone. That's what they did Tuesday for the Rev. Charles Bryant, pastor of O Street Church of God, who died last week...
In Search of Energy Solutions
Byline: Abel Harding Today, Karen Alderman Harbert, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, will address the quarterly luncheon of Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership, a...
IRS Places Lien on Webb's Home; New Council Leader Says He Never Earned the Money, Doesn't Owe Taxes
Byline: TIA MITCHELL The Internal Revenue Service has placed a lien on the home of Jack Webb, who will be installed as the Jacksonville City Council's president today, because of what the government says are underpaid income taxes from 2005 and...
Lawmakers Argue over Military Voting; It Has Become a Key Issue for the Republican Candidates for Secretary of State
Byline: WALTER C. JONES ATLANTA - The issue of how to simplify voting for overseas members of the military is turning into one of the most spirited in the Republican primary for secretary of state. Doug MacGinnitie has focused on it in mailings...
MedMal Looks to Future of Insurance; Physicians Save Money by Buying Malpractice Insurance Online
Byline: ROGER BULL A new Jacksonville company is looking to change the way physicians buy malpractice insurance. "The future of insurance," said Tim Bone, "just like for travel agents, booksellers and everyone else, is to do it over the Internet....
Morning Briefs
JACKSON-SHAW BUYS 121 LOTS IN AMELIA CONCOURSE National real estate development and investment company Jackson-Shaw has purchased 121 lots in East Nassau County's Amelia Concourse subdivision, which went into foreclosure last year. The company...
Open Mic Aside Stokes GOP Race; Candidate's Comment about Health Care Brings Sharp Retorts
Byline: WALTER C. JONES ATLANTA - An unguarded comment by insurance-commissioner candidate Ralph Hudgens while the guest of a syndicated radio talk show has stirred up other candidates from both parties. Hudgens, a Republican senator from Hull,...
Quotes
"I welcome debate among my team, but I won't tolerate division." PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA - - - "This morning the President accepted my resignation as commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. I strongly support the President's...
RACE TO THE TOP; This Time a Charm
By all rights, Florida ought to qualify for up to $700 million in increased education funding in federal Race to the Top grants. The Sunshine State narrowly missed on the first round, finishing fourth. Georgia just missed, too, finishing third....
SHARKS NOTEBOOK; Sharks Starting to Get Healthy
Byline: GARY LEDMAN When the Jacksonville Sharks return to Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night, they'll be healthier than they have been in a while, or at least they expect to have some players back in the lineup and off the injury...
Shooter's Actions Appear to Be Legal; Boy, 12, Was Shot When He Apparently Broke into a Man's Home
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK - A prosecutor who is reviewing the investigation of the shooting death of 12-year old Deveron Smith said the man who pulled the trigger appears to have done nothing illegal. "I'm not inclined to take it to...
Signs of Death Abound on the Sickly St. Johns River
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage On the St. Johns River, June 22, the second day of summer, 2010. A school of mullet, not fingerlings but large ones, burst from the water as if in a choreographed dance, likely pursued by something, perhaps a tarpon...
SOUTHERN LEAGUE: SUNS 3, STAR 0; Koehler in Control Jacksonville Pitcher Wins League-Leading Ninth Game
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT Suns starting pitcher Tom Koehler is listed among the Southern League leaders in just one category, but it's the most important one. Koehler recorded his league-best ninth win of the season, combining with two relievers to...
State Needs Help of Private Partners for Road Project; OUTER BELTWAY A Toll of 15-20 Cents a Mile Would Be Imposed to Repay Road-Building Companies
Byline: LARRY HANNAN Jacksonville isn't known as a gambling city. And although the state is hoping a coalition of road contractors, engineering firms and equity partners will soon be coming to Northeast Florida to make a high-stakes bet, the...
Third-Party Candidates Gaining Ground; Independents like Crist, Chiles Are Challenging the State's Traditional Two-Party System
Byline: BRANDON LARRABEE TALLAHASSEE - One is a long-time Republican and the other is the son of a Democratic governor. But now, Gov. Charlie Crist and would-be governor Bud Chiles are leading an unlikely cause: Candidates running without the infrastructure...
THIS WEEK ON TOUR; LPGA Scrambles to Save Major Event
Byline: GARRY SMITS New LPGA commissioner Mike Whan pulled off a major up-and-down in saving the LPGA Championship. As a result, the season's second major for the tour figures to be a big success at a longtime stop, the Locust Hill Golf and Country...
T-U 2
Hays' headlines With inspiration from the satirical website theonion.com, here are the top sports stories that just missed the paper this week. These are Hays' headlines. - U.S. Open played to scoreless draw - Clause in new Big 12 agreement...
T-YOU; RANT & RAVES Follow the Bouncing (Oil Spill Blame) Ball
I just want to make sure I understand this. President Obama was not doing enough or showing enough anger over the BP oil spill and he is being too hard on BP in the process. This oil well should not have been approved by the Minerals Management [Service]...
Woman Shot May 30 Dies of Injuries; Police Say She Recently Had Been Released from Jail on a Battery Charge
Police confirmed Wednesday that a 27-year-old Jacksonville woman died after being found gravely wounded May 30 in the 1200 block of West 23rd Street. Police were called to the scene in the Brentwood neighborhood just before 5 a.m. that day after...
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