The Florida Times Union

Articles from March 30, 2001

A Pairing Made in Sponsor Heaven Arnie, Jack Decisions Increase Interest in Legends of Golf
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer ST. AUGUSTINE -- It took a plea from the sport's commissioner and moving a tournament almost two weeks on the calendar to get Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer into the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf....
Beall's Plans Up to 7 More Outlet Stores
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Intending to cash in on an expanding market, Beall's Outlet Stores intends to establish up to seven more locations in the greater Jacksonville area, including two that should open in...
Been There, Done That Romance Better
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer Five minutes into the movie, and you can already see where Someone Like You is headed. That's when lovelorn Ashley Judd (in what alternate universe does a woman who looks like her ever want for male...
Black College Reunion Drawn to Daytona
Byline: Jaimie Wilson, Times-Union staff writer Spring has hit, and with it comes one of the most celebrated spring gatherings in the nation, Black College Reunion. This year, the celebration runs through Sunday in Daytona Beach. Black College...
Browning Breaks Through
Byline: Donnie Helmly, Times-Union correspondent David Browning ended a string of three consecutive second-place finishes by winning the 30-lap Late Model event last week at Jax Raceways. Defending division champion Michael Murrer took an early...
Burkhalter, Demolition Expert with Eye for History, Dies
Byline: Steve Patterson, Times-Union staff writer Howard E. "Gene" Burkhalter, a demolition man who worked to preserve pieces of Jacksonville's landmark architecture, died Tuesday at his home in Yulee as a result of cancer. He was 68. Mr. Burkhalter...
Bush Signs Bill to Close Autopsy Photos
Byline: Thomas B. Pfankuch, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- Five weeks after her husband died in a crash at the Daytona 500, Teresa Earnhardt came to the Capitol yesterday to see a bill signed into law that will keep his autopsy photos out...
Call to Dismiss Stafford Abandoned
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur, Times-Union staff writer Democratic leaders yesterday abandoned their fledgling plans to attempt a recall of Duval County's top elections official, deciding their resources will be better spent on securing voting reform....
Classical Juggling Good Time Karamazov Brothers Join with Symphony
Byline: Jaimie Wilson, Times-Union staff writer Juggling and symphonic music -- it seems as likely a combination as pickles and milk, but tonight's Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Pops concert, "Life Begins at Forte, featuring The Flying Karamazov...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Motivation to succeed in kids is the biggest challenge." -- Waycross Middle School teacher Charles Taylor, a statewide finalist for the 2002 Georgia Teacher of the Year award. Story, this page. UGA MINORITY ISSUES University...
Conflicting Messages Common on Senior-Related Issues
Byline: Randolph Pendleton, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- If you're a senior, everybody in Tallahassee wants to help you. The trial lawyers who sue nursing homes are your friends. So are the nursing-home operators. The makers...
CONGRESS Eureka!
Stop the presses. Liberal Democrats have discovered tax relief. If this were a true conversion, it would be revolutionary. Unfortunately, it looks much like politicians reading polls. Democrats, including Sen. Bob Graham of Florida, want to let...
D-Day for Jags Brunell Unsigned as Team's Deadline for Trade Arrives
Byline: John Oehser, Times-Union sports writer Months of negotiations, trade talks, rumors and speculation has come down to two likely scenarios: 1) Mark Brunell will sign a long-term extension with the Jaguars today. 2) He will be traded...
DuPont Won't Mine near Okefenokee Government Payout Won't Sway Company
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer FOLKSTON -- DuPont officials said this week the company would not mine titanium dioxide on a 38,000-acre tract adjacent to the Okefenokee swamp under any circumstances. The project has been on...
Election Complaints Heard People Cite Breakdowns, Not Vote Rejections
Byline: David DeCamp, Times-Union staff writer As Patricia James tells it, she lived through part of the troublesome November election while serving as an inspector at a Northside precinct in Duval County. First, her Main Street precinct had...
Florida-Georgia Game Likely to Get Winter Date
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union sports writer The Florida-Georgia high school all-star football game and the two states' North-South games will be played as scheduled this summer. But in the future, the interstate game at least may be moving...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I didn't even know they were pursuing it." -- Supervisor of Elections John Stafford on a decision by members of Duval County's Democratic Party not to push for a recall of his seat. See story, Page B-3. CONTRACT VOTE DELAY...
Justices Hear Plea for Medicaid Abortion Coverage
Byline: Andrew Marra, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- The state's refusal to pay for some abortions for poor women violates the rights to privacy and equal treatment guaranteed by the Florida Constitution, a lawyer told state Supreme Court...
LEGISLATURE Remember Children
State legislators are considering putting more teeth in state child support laws and, while the news is welcomed by many frustrated ex-spouses who have had trouble collecting court-ordered child support payments for years, well-meaning lawmakers need...
Locks of Love Helps Children Who Have Lost Hair Medically
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: I was wondering if you could tell me where you can donate human hair for the wigs that are made for cancer patients. I have a client who is wanting to donate her long hair. Are there...
Notebook
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer LANGER ELECTED TO HALL Bernhard Langer, who finished third in last week's Players Championship at the age of 43, was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame through the International ballot. Langer...
Player in Pressure Cooker Probst Fourth FSU Shortstop in 11 Years
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- A stranger will be looking over Florida State junior pitcher Blair Varnes' right shoulder when he makes his 48th career start tonight against 24th-ranked Wake Forest. Despite 277 innings...
Senior Tour Growing into Serious Game
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist ST. AUGUSTINE -- The 20 men left the golf course and headed to Sam Snead's Tavern, a perfect place for this gathering if there ever was one. The walls of the restaurant are decorated with golf...
Sheriff's Office Reprimands 2 Pilots
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer Two Jacksonville sheriff's pilots have been reprimanded for using a test flight to take a department plane to South Florida where they met with a business partner of one of the officers. Pilots Aubrey...
Solo Homer Stands Up for Parker, 1-0
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Wolfson pitcher Josh Deel fired a complete-game one-hitter with nine strikeouts against District 3-5A foe Parker last night. Dusty Gomon and David Simpkins made sure it wasn't enough. Gomon...
Study Disputes Manatees' Special Status
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union staff writer Manatees should lose their status as an endangered species. Or more regulations are necessary to protect the animals. Those are the opposing arguments expected to be made today at a meeting in...
Teacher Finalist Uses Innovations Waycross Students Praise Instructor
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer WAYCROSS -- Charles Taylor looked more like a coach than a math teacher. Placing yardsticks end-to-end on the floor, Taylor transformed a section of his classroom at Waycross Middle School into...
The Tree Stakes Its Reputation on Making an Art of Fine Steaks
Byline: Alan Austin, Special to the Times-Union When you're hankering for a good steak, cooked the way you like it, the best surprise is no surprise. It's reassuring, then, that the first thing that greets your eyes when you walk in to The Tree...
Thirsty for a Real Bar Neighborly, Old Places Where They Know Their Regulars and They Don't Have to Ask How to Make a Drink
Byline: Roger Bull, Times-Union staff writer The search was for real bars, the kind of longtime establishments that, just like a church, are an anchor in a neighborhood. We're not talking about the kind of bar attached to a chain restaurant,...
Tornado Hits Clay County Few Injured, but Twister Ripped into 72 Homes
Byline: Diana Marrero and Joe Humphrey , Times-Union staff writers As the twisting winds whirred a short distance away, Karen Underwood huddled with her 2-year-old daughter at the auto parts store where she works in normally quiet Green Cove Springs....
UNF Arts Center a 'Dream Come True' $22 Million Facility Has Students Ready to Perform
Byline: Joe Humphrey, Times-Union staff writer One look was all it took: Allana Southerland was hooked. "This place makes you want to perform," the beaming freshman said yesterday inside the University of North Florida's new $22 million fine...
We're Bonds. Mini-Bonds. Clever Little Secret Agents for Younger Crowd
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer SPY KIDS / *** OUT OF 4 To truly enjoy Spy Kids, it really helps to be a kid yourself. I don't mean that in a bad way: Adults can surely enjoy the film's imaginative goofiness. But with its fanciful...
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