The Florida Times Union

Articles from January 3, 2011

Backup Backs Briefly Kept Jags in the Running; RB Jennings Goes over 100 Yards; Rookie Karim Contributes, Too
Byline: VITO STELLINO HOUSTON - The Jaguars two young backup running backs, Rashad Jennings and Deji Karim, couldn't have asked for a better way to end their season Sunday from a personal standpoint. With Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined - he's scheduled...
City's Deadliest Fire Turned a Hotel into a Smokestack; It Was the Day after the Gator Bowl, and Many Prominent People Were at the Roosevelt
Byline: JESSIE LYNNE-KERR More than 50,000 football fans had streamed into Jacksonville the day before to see the University of North Carolina tromp Air Force Academy 35-0 in the 19th edition of the Gator Bowl Football Classic. But the morning...
Delayed HCA IPO Is on Again
Byline: Mark Basch The on-again, off-again initial public offering of HCA seems to be back on again. The largest U.S. hospital chain, which was once run by Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott, refiled plans for a $4.6 billion IPO just before Christmas....
FIVE CHEERS; Praise for Openness
Comings and goings of personnel are natural when newly elected government office holders prepare to take office. Sometimes the goings are best for the public, sometimes those who leave are a big loss for the public. Congratulations to Attorney General-elect...
Foster Runs over Defense; This Time, the Jaguars Have No Answer for the Texans RB, Who Rushes for 180 Yards
Byline: VITO STELLINO HOUSTON - The Houston Texans came in with an unusual game plan against the Jaguars on Sunday. They decided to run the same running plays they ran in the first game, even though the Jaguars held running back Arian Foster...
From Chubby 'D.J.' to Slender Candace; Former "Full House" Actress Shares Tips for Healthy Life
Byline: TRACY JONES Candace Cameron Bure, 34, who played D.J. on the television show "Full House" from 1987 to 1995, always has fans come up to her, say how they "remembered my chubby cheeks" and then ask how she lost the weight. The mother of...
GIANTS 205, GWIZZLIES 102; Giants Go over 200 Points in Easy Victory
Byline: ROBBY MONK The Georgia Gwizzlies got lost on the way to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, delaying the start of Sunday night's ABA game by one hour. Once they made it to the arena, the Gwizzlies seemed lost on the court as well....
Grant Sought to Restore the Newport; Nonprofit Is Teaming Up with Counties to Address Silted River
Byline: MIKE MORRISON DARIEN - Robert Emerson moved from Boston a few years ago to a small enclave of waterfront homes along the South Newport River in northern McIntosh County. At high tide, it's a 30-minute boat ride from his house to the southern...
GUEST EDITORIAL; Economy Drops, People Leave
Excerpts from an editorial from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo, Miss.: Mississippi's comparatively slow population growth has cost the state four U.S. House seats in the past century, from a peak of eight in the early 1900s to four...
How to Keep New Pet Law from Biting; Animals Will Need Licenses and Breeders May Need Inspections
Byline: DEIRDRE CONNER A new animal ordinance goes into effect this month after months of debate over its provisions. So how will it affect the average pet owner? The Times-Union talked to Scott Trebatoski, chief of the city's Animal Care and Protective...
Imam's Interfaith Work Hooks Scott; Enrique Rasheed Will Participate in Tuesday's Inauguration Day Breakfast
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY Jacksonville Imam Enrique Rasheed sees no spiritual or political contradictions in praying for and with conservative Christians and Republicans, many of whom are openly distrustful of Muslims these days. And it's a good thing,...
In a National Rebound Year, 2 Local Stocks Were Hit Hard; LPS and St. Joe Dived in the Market, but Had Some Bounce in Price
Byline: MARK BASCH For the most part, 2010 was a second straight year of recovery for stocks after the market's 2008 meltdown. And several Jacksonville-based companies enjoyed big gains for the second straight year: CSX Corp., Interline Brands Inc.,...
In Flux Again as Regime Changes; Gators Had a Lot of Upheaval before the 2010 Season, and There's Even More after It
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO The Florida Gators began the 2010 season with doubts all over the roster and the coaching staff. Things aren't much different heading into the offseason - except there are even more questions at even more spots. There...
Monday Morning Quarterback
Reaction from readers after the Jaguars' 34-17 loss to the Houston Texans in the season finale on Sunday: I don't care if Del Rio thinks Del Rio is doing a good job or not, we need a new coaching staff. Jeff, St. Augustine Jack - need the...
New Wolfson Chief Sees It in Top 10; Pediatric Hospital Is in a Position to Grow, Incoming President Says
Byline: JEREMY COX In 13 years as president and chief operating officer of a children's hospital in Tampa, Michael Aubin, who will be taking over as president at Wolfson Children's Hospital, amassed a list of accomplishments that rivals those of...
Nine Lives for del Rio? Scratch That
Byline: Gene Frenette HOUSTON - They promised the city of Jacksonville and its long-suffering fan base that it would be different this time. But when the Jaguars dejectedly walked out of Reliant Stadium, the same question that ended the 2009 season...
NOTEBOOK; Surgery Expected This Week for RB
Byline: TANIA GANGULI HOUSTON - Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said he thinks Maurice Jones-Drew's arthroscopic knee surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. The Jaguars running back made the trip to Houston but did not play and declined to speak to reporters....
Reform No Cure for Longtime Sick; Insurance for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions Comes with a Lot of Strings
Byline: JEREMY COX For the thousands of Floridians who can't get health insurance because they are already sick, the new health-reform law promises a lifeline: an insurance plan designed just for them priced at standard market rates. But five...
REPORT CARD; Defensive Change a Priority
Rushing Offense A-This was the only bright spot on an awful day. Rashad Jennings (22 carries, 108 yards) and Deji Karim (7 carries, 52 yards) did their part to give the Jaguars a chance to win. The offensive line created so many good running lanes,...
Restaurant Inspections
RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation says every public food service establishment - including vendors, caterers and restaurants - is inspected twice a year. Follow-up visits are made if results warrant....
TEXANS 34 JAGUARS 17; A HUMILIATING FINISH with Season-Ending Loss to Texans, Jags Left to Ponder Another Meltdown
Byline: TANIA GANGULI HOUSTON - Winning the division was out of the Jaguars control on Sunday, but what they did control was the chance to make things different - to prove that things changed. The Jaguars ended 2010 with one more win than the...
There Was Hope for a While
Byline: VITO STELLINO HOUSTON - Sunday was like a doubleheader for the Jaguars and their fans. To make the playoffs, the Jaguars needed to beat the Texans and for the Colts to lose to the Titans. Both games were moved to late afternoon starts...
T-U 2; Bowl Name Misses Mark
2 CENTS Well, as a huge Tennessee Lady Vols fan, this is very difficult for me, but I have to give credit to the UConn women's basketball team. Their streak of 90 consecutive wins is an amazing feat - tops in Division I college basketball. The...
UF Staff Taking Shape; along with Weis, Muschamp Plucks Assistants from Miami, Texas Tech
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO New Florida coach Will Muschamp began filling out his coaching staff by announcing the hiring of five coaches on Sunday, including three which have been previously reported. Travaris Robinson, who has spent the past season...
WOMEN of RESOLVE; Their 2011 Intentions Are Meant to Be Felt in the Community
Byline: TRACY JONES Whether it's losing 5 pounds or taking up a new hobby, most New Year's resolutions revolve around the person creating it. But some local women are using the beginning of the new year as a jumping-off point to make an impact on...
Years and Billions of Dollars Likely Needed to Restore Gulf; St. Augustine Man Is Responsible for the Cleanup Strategy
Byline: KEVIN SPEAR ORLANDO - John Hankinson Jr., a veteran of many of Florida's biggest environmental battles, is now the federal government's point man for one of the nation's most pressing challenges: cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath...
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