The Florida Times Union

Articles from January 27, 2001

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1.7 Percent of College Women Raped, Study Finds
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department estimated yesterday that 1.7 percent of U.S. college women were raped during the 1996-97 school year and another 1.1 percent were victims of attempted rape. The report also estimated that 13 percent of college...
'Act Right' for Long Life, Says 106-Year-Old Alcora Brown
Alcora Brown said there are no easy answers to the question of how to live a long life. And Brown should know. She recently celebrated her 106th birthday. But she did offer a few pointers, in between bites of cake and ice cream and sips of punch...
Al McGuire Dead at 72
MILWAUKEE -- Al McGuire, the Hall of Fame coach who took his love of basketball from the streets of New York to the NCAA championship and the broadcast booth, died yesterday. He was 72. McGuire died of a blood disorder, said his brother, Dick, in...
Area 15-Year-Old Will Compete in Maccabiah Games in Israel
Ian Levine of Atlantic Beach is only 15 years old, but he is already a world traveler. Levine will take part in the 16th World Maccabiah Games, to be held July 16-26 in Israel. The World Maccabiah Games feature Jewish athletes from more than 50...
Ash's World Journey May End in Florida Waste Turned Away by Ports for 15 Years
POMPANO BEACH -- Philadelphia incinerator ash shunned in ports around the world for 15 years might come ashore in South Florida. Environmental officials have given Waste Management Inc. the OK to truck the ash to an incinerator in Pompano Beach,...
Attacks Could Be a Pattern 2 Assaults May Be by 1 Man
Police said an armed man who sexually assaulted a woman near the sand dunes in Neptune Beach last week could be the same man who attacked a woman in Atlantic Beach last month. "We're looking at that possibility," said Lt. Jim Kelly with the Neptune...
Boaters May Have a Ramp Mandarin-Area Sites Promising
After years of fruitless searches, city officials may have finally hooked a possible site for a needed municipal ramp for boaters on the Southside and in Mandarin, areas that have just two city ramps capable of handling power boats. A bill that...
Boy near Schoolwith Pellet Gun Arrested No One Threatened; 12-Year-Old Faces Felony
BRUNSWICK -- A 12-year-old Glynn County boy faces a felony firearm charge alleging he carried a loaded BB gun while walking across a Brunswick elementary school campus Thursday afternoon. The boy was stopped shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday at the...
Brent Has the Wright Stuff Return of Injured Senior Has Positive Effect on Gators
GAINESVILLE -- As soon as University of Florida forward Brent Wright stepped on the court against Auburn, Udonis Haslem could feel the change. The atmosphere grew quieter, slower, clearer. Nobody felt rushed. Nobody was confused. Everything was...
Bush Promises to Strengthen Military, Better Foreign Policy
WASHINGTON -- Casting an eye to world affairs, President Bush arranged a Camp David meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair for next month and said the United States would pursue its global agenda with "strength and authority." Bush wrapped...
Bush 'Surefooted' in First Week in White House Quick to Instill Own Tone to Office
WASHINGTON -- He changed the decor and the decorum in the Oval Office. He unveiled a plan to overhaul education and banned federal aid for organizations that promote abortion rights overseas. He invited liberal Democrats to his conservative White House....
Bus Strike Continues despite Ruling against Iluka Plant
Striking union workers in Clay County ate oysters and downed beers yesterday in a tattered school bus where they've held a strike line for more than two years to celebrate their latest victory over their employer. The National Labor Relations Board...
Change of Flag a Surprise Quiet Planning Kept Issue Mostly Secret
ATLANTA -- A year ago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson held a press conference to announce a demonstration outside the Georgia Dome to protest the state flag, but, he said then, there would be no boycott as was going on in South Carolina. Gov. Roy Barnes...
Church Dedicates Building Family Life Center Holds Up to 900
About 15 years after members of Springhill Baptist Church in Nassauville first got the idea, a new 26,000-square-foot family life center is up and running. Members plan to dedicate the facility tomorrow, but it's already being used for a variety...
City Asks for Help Curbing Crime Corner Known as Green Cove Narcotics Hub
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Wilbur Tilman Jr. is fed up. Recurring street corner drug sales and use, loitering and loud music late at night have once again turned his once quiet neighborhood in the Middleburg Avenue area into a crime zone, with residents...
Clay Listens to Airport Options Green Cove Site May Be Feasible, Consultants Say
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- A World War II-era military airfield that was later converted to a private airstrip at Reynolds Industrial Park would make a great location for a general aviation airport, according to a team of Jacksonville consultants selected...
County Officials, DOT to Discuss Roads Funding Some Say Clay Has Missed out on State Money
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Daily traffic jams on U.S. 17, Blanding Boulevard, Kingsley Avenue and other clogged roadways in Clay County demonstrate the need for expanded highway capacity, which county officials say can be accomplished only with a greater...
Court Delays Molestation Trial Prior Allegations Subject of Debate
The trial of a Yulee man accused of molesting a woman more than 25 years ago has been delayed because the State Attorney's Office requested a continuance. Thurston Henry Johnson is charged with four counts of capital sexual battery and three counts...
Cove Plaza Price a Sticking Point
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Going, going, going, almost gone. The door hasn't slammed shut yet on the prospect of the county acquiring Cove Plaza, a partially vacant shopping center on U.S. 17 just south of downtown Green Cove Springs. But a $2.8 million...
Crime News
BRYCEVILLE 6500 block of Church Avenue, criminal mischief, reported 8:05 a.m. Jan. 16. CALLAHAN West Brandies Avenue and Mickler Street, criminal mischief, reported 8:25 a.m. Jan. 16. South U.S. 1, grand theft of an automobile and criminal...
Dayne Strays Far from Spotlight Heisman Can't Save Back from Growing Pains
TAMPA -- Sitting at a table during team interviews, Ron Dayne seemed out of place. Here was a Heisman Trophy winner, college football's all-time leading rusher and the New York Giants' first-round draft pick, talking with all of five reporters....
Don't Exclude Kids from Grieving over a Death or Divorce
At the time of the bicentennial, and again as the new millennium approached, social researchers showed a fascination with centenarians: those who have reached 100 years of age. They all have one thing in common -- successful adaptation to losses in...
Expert Brings Wine Knowledge to First Coast
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- Legend has it that when the Turkish army invaded the Hungarian village of Eger in the 16th century, the women of the village gave their men red wine as they were going into battle. So fiercely did the villagers fight that the Turks...
Families Ait to Claim 24 Plane Crash Victims
CIUDAD BOLIVAR, Venezuela -- Diplomats, forensic scientists and anguished relatives rushed to this central Venezuelan city yesterday to claim the bodies of 24 people, including 20 tourists, who perished when an aging DC-3 propeller plane slammed into...
February Important Transition Period
February marks the beginning of the end of winter in this area. It is our transition month. We need to be somewhat careful in what we do so we don't cause our plants to come into early growth only to be further injured by that late cold front in March....
First Coast Community Offers Groups Own Spots
Two weeks ago we launched First Coast Community at Jacksonville.com. I'm happy to report that over 170 groups have joined our new community site so far! It's nice to see such a diverse representation of area groups, from churches to homeowners associations...
First Coast Lives Have Real Stories
For years I've watched Biography on the Arts and Entertainment channel. And its promo has always stuck with me. "Every life," says the announcer, "has a story." I like that slogan. Because to me, it not only applies to famous folks profiled on...
Former Clay High Baseball Star Joins Rockies Ballclub
Michael Peeples continues to climb the ladder. The Clay High School graduate is closer than ever to achieving his goal of playing major league baseball. Peeples, a sixth-round draft pick out of high school, spent six years in the Toronto Blue Jay...
For Students at Fernandina Beach High ... Best Buddies Mean a Lot Friend at School Important for Special-Needs Kids
When he thinks back to all his buddies at Fernandina Beach High School, Gary Randolph may remember Megan Burns, a homecoming representative, the most. Megan, a senior this year, asked a favor of Gary that would have flattered any young man. She...
Fun at the Museum Parents, Children Have Good Time in Special Room
Unsuspecting patrons who recently visited Jacksonville's Karpeles Manuscript Museum quickly discovered something very different about the atmosphere. The building was decibels away from the normal state of tranquility that is expected of quaint...
Georgia's Biggest Recruiting Foe: Time
As soon as Mark Richt was named Georgia's 25th head football coach the day after Christmas, the clock began to tick on the Bulldogs' signing class. Richt, the former Florida State University assistant, had 43 days to signing day, 43 days to rebuild...
Glynn School Board Chief Quits LaPean Resignation Cites Health, Family
BRUNSWICK -- The chairman of the Glynn County Board of Education resigned yesterday from the 10-member panel that sets policy for the 12,000-student public school district. James W. LaPean Sr., 63, of Jekyll Island said he is leaving because of...
Growing Away Construction Permits Up in Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, Not Duval
Mike and Dawn Hagel moved from Mandarin to Fernandina Beach in Nassau County last year. "Mandarin was becoming overcrowded," said Mike Hagel, who now lives in Flora Parke in Fernandina Beach. "I think this area will be overcrowded one day, but right...
Institute Delays Opening
The opening of the Clay County campus of the First Coast Technical Institute, which was to start classes this week at Reynolds Industrial Park in Green Cove Springs, has been delayed. The school's fourth campus will be in a warehouse building owned...
International Biking Around-the-World Journey Raises Funds for Hospice
Orange Park anesthesiologist Gary Reisfield has a lot of tales to tell about the 20,000-mile, round-the-world Odyssey 2000 bicycle trip he just completed. Billed as the ultimate millennium celebration by organizers, the 250 riders who did it also...
Island History on Display Cumberland Museum to Open
ST. MARYS -- Deciding how to display a dugout canoe was easy. Knowing what to put in a blank spot on the wall takes a little thought. "I know, an old radiator," said Gisella Burgos, a cultural interpreter for Cumberland Island National Seashore....
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "This should be a great opportunity for us. It's a better area for adoptions, and it will be very similar to a mall pet shop." -- John Merritt, Jacksonville's new chief of animal control, on next week's opening of the city's first...
Jacksonville Police Investigating 2 Deaths Body Found by Road; Another Asphyxiated
Jacksonville police responded to two unrelated deaths yesterday after one man was found on the side of a roadway and another was overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning. Detectives went to the 5200 block of Kylan Drive North about 7 a.m. to investigate...
Jaguars' Cap Is on Display
TAMPA -- Tomorrow night, Ozzie Newsome's thoughts will be firmly on the Super Bowl. Beginning next week, at least some of them will focus on the Jaguars. Specifically, Newsome wants to know two things executives around the NFL will want to know...
Joe Fields, Former Lake City Coach, Dies at 71
Joe B. Fields, the former men's basketball coach at Lake City Community College and boys coach at Columbia High School, died of colon cancer early Thursday morning in his Lake City home. He was 71. Fields was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall...
Judge May Recall Davis Impropriety Spurs Ruling in Election
FOLKSTON -- Eugene Davis' testimony this month that he ordered Charlton County road crews to work on private property at taxpayer expense may have put his job as a county commissioner in danger. Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams ruled yesterday...
Kabila's Son Becomes Congo President
KINSHASA, Congo -- Joseph Kabila became Congo's fourth president yesterday, taking the reins of an impoverished and war-divided Central African nation 10 days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent Kabila. Dressed in a pinstriped...
Ka-Ching! Tampa Cashes in on Game
TAMPA -- You can't get an experience like the Super Bowl anywhere else. But you can buy a reminder of it at every sports shop, roadside stand and drug store in this town. And a lot of people are counting on lavish consumer spending around tomorrow's...
Lee High Will Add Magnet Program School Will Focus on Science, Math Students
With enrollment at Robert E. Lee High School declining, officials with Duval County's magnet program tried for two years to think of ways to resurrect the school. After much discussion, the school system has decided to add a new magnet at Lee specializing...
Let These Books Be Guiding Light to Help You Make Your Own Lamp
Lamp-making kits and individual lamp components are available at hobby and hardware stores. Kits generally contain everything you need to make a lamp. Some crafts stores also sell lampshade frames and shade-making kits. Some books about lamp-making...
Library Work May Begin Soon
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- After three years on the drawing board, work could begin as soon as March on an expanded Ponte Vedra Beach branch library. This week, the Friends of the Library advocate group approved measures that St. Johns County officials...
Life on the Beach
ATLANTIC BEACH ZONING WORKSHOP -- The City Commission will hold a workshop Monday to finish its section-by-section review of the city's zoning code. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the commission chambers at City Hall at 800 Seminole Road. If...
Making His Marc Warriors Rookie Opening Eyes with Work Ethic
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Marc Jackson's scream seems to start in the soles of his sneakers. The noise shoots through his body and explodes into the quiet Oakland Arena as he grabs yet another rebound. Moments later, he fights two New Jersey Nets for a...
Meet Arthur Catullo
Arthur Catullo had a very interesting "show and tell" day for his law studies class at Sandalwood High School recently. He had Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Wells preside at a mock trial. The chief justice visited the law studies class...
Mideast Talks Look Promising Progress Could Be Nullified Feb. 6
TABA, Egypt -- Israeli and Palestinian teams failed to make a breakthrough in peace talks yesterday, but said negotiations looked "promising" as the sides undertook one of most difficult issues -- the fate of millions of Palestinian refugees. Palestinian...
Mom Copes with Her Sons' Rivalry
When my boys, ages 13 and 14, were little, they were best friends. Well, that's not exactly true. But there was a time when they were buds, company for each other on rainy days when they had to play indoors, cheerful companions when we went on vacation...
Morning Briefing
STOCKS MIXED ON DARKER EARNINGS FEARS Pessimism about the economy and corporate profits reasserted itself on Wall Street yesterday, sending blue chip stocks lower and limiting technology stock gains. Even the expectation that the Federal Reserve...
Nassau Notes
ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE The Sarabay Society, a non-profit organization that supports the Talbot Island state parks, will host lectures at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today in The Sarabay Center for Environmental Education. John M. Jaeger, an assistant...
Nation Briefing
ALLEGED REBEL ENVIRONMENTALIST BLAMED IN ATTEMPTED SABOTAGE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An alleged member of a radical environmental group that has been connected to a series of arsons and other crimes has been arrested on charges of putting spikes in...
Neatness Counts There Are Real Psychological Benefits to Getting Your Home in Order
Take this little quiz. You get 0 points if you answer "no," and 1 point if you answer "yes." 1. Do things frequently get lost in your house? 2. Do you buy things you know you already have because it's easier to go to the store than find...
Neptune Beach Split Idea Worries Residents
When Neptune Beach Mayor Dick Brown recently suggested exploring the idea of splitting the city into two districts with Third Street as the dividing line, he wasn't seeking an 'us vs. them' scenario. But to at least some residents, that could be...
Newsmakers
EERIE PARALLELS IN VAMPIRE FILM No one in the cast saw Willem Dafoe out of makeup during the filming of Shadow of the Vampire. Dafoe portrays German silent-film actor Max Schreck, who played a disfigured vampire in the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu....
No New Look for Braves in '01
ATLANTA -- After getting swept in the first round of the playoffs, the Atlanta Braves had big plans for the offseason. Alex Rodriguez was in their sights. So was Mike Hampton. But A-Rod went to Texas, Hampton signed with Colorado and the Braves...
Olympians Make Pro Boxing Debuts
NEW YORK -- Boxing in the Olympics was an unforgettable experience for Clarence Vinson, but he's had only one goal since he laced on a pair of gloves at the age of 8. To be a world professional champion. The 22-year-old bantamweight from Washington,...
OP Girls Shut out Bolles
ORANGE PARK -- The Orange Park girls soccer team finished its regular season on a high note, defeating Bolles 1-0 on senior night. The matchup between the two perennial girls soccer powers has become the season-ending game for both teams in recent...
Our House Care Center Expanding Services
Our House is opening its doors to a broader spectrum of clients. The Avondale day-care center for patients with Alzheimer's and memory loss is now accepting adults who have developmental disabilities or who have had strokes. The extension of...
Panel Suggests FDA Regulate Tobacco
WASHINGTON -- A presidential commission says the Food and Drug Administration should be given the authority to regulate tobacco for health reasons and the government should compensate farmers who agree to stop growing the crop. Former President...
Panel Urges Costly Blood Supply Filter Weakest Patients Would Benefit
WASHINGTON -- The government should require that white blood cells be filtered out of all donated blood, a federal advisory panel recommended yesterday -- a change that could make transfusions less risky for some people but cost the nation half a billion...
Parcells, Levy Lead List of Hall Finalists
TAMPA -- Bill Parcells and Marv Levy, coaching rivals in the last Super Bowl played in Tampa 10 years ago, are among 15 finalists for today's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Parcells, who retired as director of football operations for...
Pet Adoption Center to Open Site Part of a Turnaround for City Pound
Making good on a promise of progress in Jacksonville's long-failing animal care and control practices, City Hall officials next week will open the city's first satellite adoption center. Primarily for cats, kittens, puppies and small dogs, the center...
PHILIPPINES A Quiet Coup
It was a remarkable coincidence that the same day George W. Bush was sworn in as U.S. president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took the oath of office as president of the Philippines. Bush is the son of a former president. Arroyo is the daughter of one....
Planned Roadwork Detailed
Sixty-five road-widening, construction and paving projects could be coming to Mandarin and the Southside over the next decade, all courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation. The projects range from building more segments of Florida 9A...
Player Character Not a Problem, Tagliabue Says
TAMPA -- After a week of questions about Ray Lewis' legal problems, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue defended the character of NFL players, saying most were law-abiding and that he had the numbers to prove it. Asked about a radio report that 21 percent...
Pluto's Status as Planet Takes Hit Museum Declares It a Chunk of Ice
NEW YORK -- One of the nation's leading science museums has quietly shaken up the universe by suggesting that Pluto is not necessarily a planet at all but just a lump of ice. The startling proposal comes from scientists at the Rose Center for Earth...
Police Briefing
A 23-year-old man was arrested Monday at West State and Pearl streets and charged with grand theft after he was involved in an auto accident and police discovered the car he was driving was stolen. The arrested man said he gave the owner $550 for...
Police Briefing
A man wearing a black ski mask and carrying a black revolver robbed the Baldwin Exxon, 955 U.S. 301 S., at 8:20 p.m. Sunday. After taking an unknown amount of money out of the cash drawer, he told an employee not to move or "I'll blow your head off,"...
Police Briefing
A 26-year-old Northside man was arrested Sunday on aggravated battery charges for a post-Christmas attack on a pregnant woman at an apartment complex at 2150 Emerson St., police said. Police said they also arrested a 43-year-old Southside man the...
President May Reduce Withholding Tax Soon
WASHINGTON -- President Bush might order an immediate reduction in the income taxes withheld from paychecks if his proposed tax cuts become law, aiming to put cash in people's pockets quickly, administration officials said yesterday. Lowering the...
Program Helps Students Learn about Indians
The fourth-graders sat on the tennis court at Stockton Elementary School and listened to the sound of a beating drum. Their eyes grew wide as Lame Wolf brandished a lethal-looking Bowie knife. And they stared in fascination as he described various...
Project to Help Pond Wildlife Cold Weather Kills Some Fish
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Recent cold weather has killed some fish in the Huguenot Park pond, but after a planned restoration project, the pond's aquatic life should have a better chance of surviving future winters. Responding to a report of dying fish,...
Prune Climbing Rose with Ease
Q: My climbing rose really grew this year. How should I prune it? A: Start by cutting out any old, broken or damaged branches. Next identify three or four long main branches, called canes, that you will keep. Pick the healthiest, most vigorous ones....
Putin Takes Pessimistic Tone on NATO, U.S. Missile Plans
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin set a gloomy tone yesterday for relations with the new U.S. administration, bluntly dismissing NATO's eastward expansion as a "mistake" and warning that Russia expected America to work to preserve the 1972...
Quick Start for Nassau Legislator
It didn't take Aaron Bean long to get a little power to go with his new position as state representative for Nassau and Baker counties. Bean, a former Fernandina Beach mayor who in November won election to the seat formerly held by state Rep. George...
Reba McEntire Signs on to Star in WB Sitcom
Reba McEntire has signed to star in a half-hour comedy for the WB network. The multi-award-winning musician, actress and best-selling author will portray a Texas woman whose seemingly perfect life comes crashing down around her when she discovers that...
Rehab Binds JU Captains
Two-dimensional images of Jacksonville University guards Brandon Williams and Shawn Platts take up the cover of the Dolphins men's basketball media guide and the team's promotional posters. Posing side-by-side in their white uniforms, the two senior...
Resolutions for Florida Gardeners
If you are a trained, environmentally sensitive gardener, and your landscape is already in perfect shape, you don't need to read this. But the rest of us would do well to make a few resolutions for the coming gardening year. Self-improvement is...
Robbery Attempt Botched by Man with Drawn-On Beard
A man who tried to rob a store on Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg Monday evidently was a rank novice in the holdup trade and a lousy artist to boot. The Clay County Sheriff's Office dispatched a deputy to the Amoco at 2449 Blanding Blvd. about...
Safety Group Protests Zoning Change
PALM VALLEY -- Members of the Palm Valley Safety Commission gathered on Roscoe Boulevard Wednesday to protest the St. Johns County Commission's decision to allow a zoning change that opens the way for a new housing development on the busy road. ...
School Down to Final Days Building May Be Razed Monday
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- A historic schoolhouse, once the center of the city's African-American community, is scheduled to be demolished Monday unless a preservation group can prove it has a new site for the building and the money to move and restore...
Senate Schedules Debate on Campaign Finance
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Republican leadership agreed yesterday to begin debate by the end of March on legislation to reform campaign finance laws, a breakthrough for those seeking to curb the influence of deep-pocket contributors on U.S. politics....
Sitting Pretty Ex-UF Player Taylor Happy despite Injury
TAMPA -- He could be bitter. Travis Taylor could pout, and walk around the Super Bowl this week angry and thinking what might have been. "I'm too blessed to do that," Taylor said. How is he blessed? Let him count the ways. He is in the NFL, fulfilling...
Slowing U.S. Economy Focus of Forum Europe's Banks Watching Fed on Interest Rates
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Fear of fallout from the U.S. economic slowdown permeated the crisp mountain air yesterday at the World Economic Forum, though many global business and government leaders remain confident they can ride out the storm. On the...
Speaking of Culture Ponte Vedra Center Offering Plenty of Activities
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- In the 1950s, when architect Michael Bissell and his three brothers were growing up in Ponte Vedra Beach, the original post office across from the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club was the gathering place. "Everyone always met at the...
Step-by-Step Plan for Restoring Order to the House
Deniece Schofield, author of Confessions of an Organized Homemaker (Betterway Books, $10.95) travels the country giving seminars. She was in Jacksonville last week, and here is the regime she taught for reducing clutter, whether it's financial papers,...
Stuck Pedestrian Crossing Button the Cause of Delay
Q: The traffic signal on Belfort Road and Southpoint Parkway in front of St. Luke's Hospital always cycles green for Southpoint even when there is no traffic there. It also stays green for a long time. A: We called the city traffic engineer and...
Studio 54 Days Replayed in Ybor City
How do you create demand for a Super Bowl party? One way would be to get people to line up 10 and 12 deep outside the doors, yearning to get in. In a scene that perhaps resembled the heyday of Studio 54, people crowded around the entrance to...
Summer School Gets Poor Grade
Summer school is an idea that needs remediation, according to Nassau County School Superintendent John Ruis. Although the program is likely to remain this summer, Ruis said he and other educators throughout the nation would rather spend more money...
Tagliabue and Reality Part Ways
TAMPA -- The ability of NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to skirt controversy or minimize league-wide problems was raised to a new level yesterday when he was asked to address the Jaguars' salary cap predicament. Tagliabue said in his annual state of...
Teenager Sent to Group Home for Role in Slaying Boy Was Used to Lure Victim
They had only known each other for about two weeks before a fateful day in May linked a Jacksonville teenager and an older friend to a murder. On that day, Theresa Bulzone, 35, was beaten to death for her truck and thrown into a ditch. Eight...
Thrill Far from Gone When Legend B.B. King Performs Show Proves Things Get Better with Age
Seated in a chair, eyes more often closed than open, mouth agape and silver tuxedo glistening in the lights, legendary bluesman B.B. King coaxed a two-hour performance from his 75-year-old body Thursday night at the Florida Theatre. He divided his...
Tiger Prowl Wrestling Tournament Finals Tonight
The Andrew Jackson High School wrestling program continues its 2001 Tiger Prowl Invitational wrestling tournament today in the school's gymnasium, 3816 Main St. Preliminary and semifinal competition will be held all day beginning at 9 a.m. with...
Time in Shadows an Edge Job Corps Youths Follow Workers
Whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow Friday, youths from the downtown Job Corps center will be seeing the light about prospective careers. Groundhog Day is also Job Corps "Groundhog Job Shadow Day," when youths 16 to 24 will spend a day...
Volunteers Offer Help at Tax Time
'Tis the season of procrastination. It's tax time, but you don't have to wait until the last minute to fill out your tax return. The AARP is offering free help to low- and middle-income taxpayers. "You don't have to be a member of the AARP for...
'Whirlwind' Phrase from Inauguration Causes Confusion
Dear Call Box: At the end of George W. Bush's inaugural address he said, "This story goes on. And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm." Can you tell me to what this refers? -- M.G. Dear M.G. You're not the only person curious...
Wilkinson Elementary Has Holiday Celebration Parade of the Dragon These Students into More Than Spirit of Chinese New Year
As Andrew Davis led his classmates across the Wilkinson Elementary School campus, up one hall and down another, past portable classrooms and the front office, he encountered raised eyebrows, open mouths and all sorts of exclamations from the students...
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