The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 14, 1999

$100 Million Infusion for Hospitals
ATLANTA -- The state community health board voted yesterday to make good on Gov. Roy Barnes' promise to funnel $100 million into struggling public hospitals that tend to Georgia's poor. The money will temporarily put big indigent care hospitals...
2-Minute Drill
TICKETS REMAINING Approximately 1,000 tickets remain for Sunday's game between the Jaguars and the Cleveland Browns. Tickets for the game must be sold by 1 p.m. today to avoid the first regular-season blackout in the Jaguars five-year history. "We...
Always on Guard Surveillance Cameras Zeroing in -- on You
TALLAHASSEE -- When Lawrence M. Lombardi bought some plastic pipe at a home improvement store the day before a bomb exploded at Florida A&M University, the purchase was recorded by a video camera, and he now faces federal charges in the bombing....
Aquifer Storage Discussed Florida Official Says Process Used Routinely
ATLANTA --- A plan to pump river water into an underground aquifer and recover it when needed, which has run into stumbling blocks in Georgia, is used routinely to augment water supplies in Florida, a representative of the Southwest Florida Water Management...
Avoid Scary Hazards Hiding in Costumes of Trick-or-Treators
As you shop for Halloween costumes for you and your children, be aware that safety hazards often come in disguises. For instance, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, most Halloween-related injuries involve: Eye abrasions...
Bigger Is Better the Lizard Kings Are Hoping Larger Players Will Equal More Wins This Season
Before Jacksonville Lizard Kings coach Alain Lemieux tried to recruit any players to sign with the East Coast Hockey League team, he checked out size. Not of the players. The ice. Lemieux took one look at the rink at the Coliseum, saw that its...
Choosing the 'Best' Recipes of '99 Tough
So, who made them boss anyway? Their publisher did. At least that's who cookbook author Fran McCullough is blaming. She's the co-author (with Suzanne Hamlin) of The Best American Recipes of 1999 (Houghton Mifflin, $26). I don't know -- it's a...
City Officials' Denver Digs `Fit for Royalty'
Ah, the good life. Since you're paying for them, I thought you might like to know what kind of accommodations the taxpayers are providing for the gaggle of elected and public officials who left yesterday as part of the Chamber of Commerce's three-day...
Conservative Style Isn't a Bad Look for Jags
Granted, the Jacksonville Jaguars are not themselves. It's as if they've gone to a plastic surgeon and received a full makeover. That once high-flying offense is struggling on third down, frustrated by its inability to throw deep successfully. If...
Cyclones Ask City to Kick In
The list of needs for new entertainment venues in Jacksonville has gotten a little longer, as the area's professional soccer team is asking for help to build a new stadium and playing fields. City officials are already trying to figure out ways...
Dodge Is Returning to Stock Car Racing
TALLADEGA, Ala. --- Today, DaimlerChrysler will tell the world what it already knows --- Dodge is coming back to stock car racing. It's not certain whether the car company, which now gets its marching orders from Germany, is making a grand return...
Drumming for Change Blindness Creates Hard Times for Family
David Tillman, who lost his sight two years ago, has resorted to panhandling to feed his family. "I'm losing everything I have," said the 27-year-old Jacksonville man, who worked for an insurance company before diabetes caused him to lose his job...
Earnings Report
TIME WARNER INC. The world's largest media and entertainment company reported third-quarter net income of $360 million, bouncing back from a loss a year ago as big gains from cable TV offset weaker results in its music and television studios. ...
Fsu Practice Report
GOING DEEP So you think Ron Dugans is merely a possession receiver? Think again. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound senior is averaging 17.8 yards on his 19 catches this season --- 3.7 yards more than Peter Warrick --- including an 84-yard touchdown...
Interim Mayor Has Some Fun
********** CORRECTION (10/15/99) City Councilman Doyle Carter is one of three council members who did not make the Chamber of Commerce trip to Denver. Because of a photographer's error, the number of council members who remained in Jacksonville...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I'm finally getting some return calls." -- City Councilman Doyle Carter, who is acting mayor and council president while Mayor John Delaney and most of the City Council are out of town. Story on Page A-1. MEMORIAL FUND Supporters...
Jaguars' Curry Is Lost for Season with Injury Defense Must Adjust after Losing Backup; Taylor Likely out Sunday
The Jaguars suffered a major blow to their defensive depth yesterday when end Eric Curry was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, leaving the team thin at that position. As if that weren't bad enough, the Jaguars also will be without backup...
Last Salute to 'Prince of Newsroom'
On the wall next to my cubicle in the Times-Union's newsroom, there's a poster, a replica of the front page of the final edition of the Jacksonville Journal. Though I only occasionally notice it, that poster represents a significant piece of my...
Pair Die of Wounds from Single Bullet
In what appears to be a freak accident, two men have died after being shot in their heads with the same bullet, Jacksonville police said. Lt. Mark Foxworth said William Barton, 31, whose address wasn't available, and Dean McGraw, 35, of the 8300...
Palmer, Browns Cope with Expansion Blues Expected Struggles Still Take Toll
Chris Palmer talked to enough people on his old team to know how it would be with his new team. Palmer, head coach of the expansion Cleveland Browns, spent the last two seasons as the Jaguars' offensive coordinator and heard stories of the 1995...
Pearson's Goal: Be like Boselli
GAINESVILLE --- He wears the number, the same one that has been on his back since he was in eighth grade. He knows the player, the same one who has been his idol since he first saw him play for the Jaguars in 1995. He has the nickname given to...
Preparations Begin for Development along Commonwealth
Westside landowner N.G. Wade Investment Co. is clearing six sites, totaling about 229 acres, along Commonwealth Avenue on both sides of Interstate 295 in preparation for eventual development. The property would join a growing collection of business...
Ragu Robusto Tasters Can't Find Sausage
"Hearty, bursting with flavor!" -- that's how ads describe Ragu's new line of Robusto Pasta Sauces. We armed members of the Times-Union Consumer Panel, all of them Ragu fans, with jars of Robusto Sweet Italian Sausage & Cheese Sauce and asked...
Santora Didn't Judge the Goldfish or the Catfish
Celebrate 2000 Oct. 14, 1969 A daily look at events in First Coast history Circuit Judge John Santora couldn't tell the goldfish from the catfish. At least that's how he explained his decision to drop vagrancy charges against 28 of 30 youths...
Swinging to the Extreme Golf and Walking Will Dominate Recreation, but Younger Set Will Be High Flying in Intense Sports
Look down the road at the future of outdoor recreation and you'll see either anti-gravity skateboards riding above that road, or just lots of people walking on it. And just about everything in between. The last decade has seen the growth of new...
Ten Area Prep Games on Schedule Jackson vs. Raines Highlights Tonight's Lineup
With tomorrow being a day off for most of the area's public school students, there will be plenty of high school football action tonight. There are 10 games in the area scheduled to be played. All are slated to start at the normal time of 7:30....
Texas Governor Crushing GOP Hopefuls in Florida
With a boost from his brother and most of Florida's other top Republicans, George W. Bush is crushing his GOP presidential opponents in the state, a new poll shows. Bush, the brother of Gov. Jeb Bush, has the support of 51 percent of likely Republican...
Treading Water Red Tide Hurts Business at Seafood Shops
Yesterday, Lilly Griffin made her weekly visit to Lute's Seafood Landing on Southside Boulevard and bought a few pieces of red snapper caught in local waters. She hasn't been scared away from eating fresh seafood by the red tide lingering off Florida's...
Treks to Video Stores, Movie Theaters Could Be a Thing of the Past
Consider the future of home entertainment like this: In the new millennium, your television and computer could well be one piece of equipment. And that's fine, because your old TV will be obsolete, anyway, what with high definition TV coming. And...
Ware County Traveling Road to Success Fast-Break Offense Has Ragle's Gators Thinking Playoffs
Dan Ragle doesn't want to have anyone think he has turned around the struggling football program at Ware County High in Waycross. But one fact is undeniable. The Gators, at 5-0-1 and 2-0 in Region 1-AAAA, are already assured of their first winning...
YWCA Targets Violence 'We Want People to Stop and Think'
Just this past week, two Jacksonville men were accused of burning a cross in front of a family's home. Another man was accused of throwing his wife off the Dames Point bridge. These are the kinds of crimes that volunteers with the YWCA Week Without...
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