The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 27, 2001

Battling Burnout from a Railroad President to a Secretary, These First Coast Workers Use Different Methods to Stay Vigorous and Keep Their Energy High
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer Alltel Information Services secretary Becky Barnett has always been a high-energy person. But her energy level kicked into a higher gear when she took up running 22 years ago, and that's the...
Big Fires Smoke Up Region
Byline: Diana Marrero, Times-Union staff writer Smoky skies again covered much of the First Coast yesterday as fires smoldered across the region. Northeast Florida was hit by smoke coming from across Georgia and other parts of the state. Southwesterly...
Bits and Bytes
********** CORRECTION May 31, 2001 The next meeting of the North Florida MacIntosh Users Group will be at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at Southeast branch library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Because of an editorial assistant's error, the date was wrong on Page...
Boaters: New Manatee Rules Too Restrictive Sensitive Areas Get More Patrols
Byline: Thomas B. Pfankuch, Times-Union staff writer GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- If dinosaurs had the same support environmentalists give to manatees, the giant reptiles would still roam the Earth and squash thousands of humans every day, a Florida boater...
Boating Notes
Byline: Larry Dennis, Times-Union boating editor FLORIDA SAILORS WIN WORRELL Brian Lambert of Fort Walton Beach and Miami's Jamie Livingston led all the way in winning the Worrell 1000 offshore catamaran race from Miami Beach to Virginia Beach,...
Campers Find Body on Shore
Byline: Shawna Sundin, Times-Union staff writer Campers found a man's body washed up on the shore on land south of Talbot Island yesterday morning. About 2:30 a.m., homicide detectives were called to the area that's only accessible by boat, said...
Ceremony Marks Start of Cemetery Plan for Vets Funeral Home Dedicates Special Burial Sections
Byline: Shawna Sundin, Times-Union staff writer Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes and Cemeteries formally announced the dedication of veteran sections in its six Jacksonville cemeteries at a Memorial Day Celebration yesterday. Each of the sections...
Coming Home for EVE Speaker Broadened Horizons for Success
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer You bring the one next to you and I'll bring the one next to me, And if we all work together in all kinds of weather, We'll win them, win them, one by one. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, former president...
Council Gets Feisty Vice President PTA Mom Key to Political Dynamic
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur, Times-Union staff writer She has never really wanted to be a politician. An activist, that's what they usually call her. But even that title is awkward for the Jacksonville City Council's newly crowned vice president;...
Don't Let Today's E-Mail Sicken Others
Byline: Ed Stansel, Times-Union staff writer If you've made it this far in your computing life without becoming the victim of a virus, don't feel smug. You're just an e-mail away from potential disaster. Let down your guard for a second and you...
EDUCATION Time to Regroup
By its inept handling of the school bus transportation situation, the School Board has embarrassed and disappointed the people of Jacksonville. What it should do now is salvage what remains and try to continue the progress of the last three years....
Epidemic of Flat Tires Slows Fuller Warren
Byline: Diana Marrero, Times-Union staff writer A dozen disabled cars lined the Fuller Warren Bridge last night after part of a pickup ramp in the middle of the road punctured tires, briefly halting weekend plans of the unlucky travelers. Instead...
Gators Bow out with Pair of Losses
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer CORAL GABLES -- The University of Florida's postseason ended late last night with a 6-3 loss to Stetson in the NCAA Regional at Mark Light Stadium on the University of Miami campus. The loss...
It's Hard to Swallow Realignment Reasons from Spin Doctors
Byline: John Oehser, Times-Union sports writer Before we get to today's topic, which is how naive NFL owners believe the rest of us to be, let's clarify one thing. As far as the NFL goes, there is no more smoothly run operation going in sports....
Jaguars Notes
Byline: John Oehser and Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union staff writers SMITH NEWS CONFERENCE ON HOLD Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith is putting off a planned news conference to discuss his health and playing future until at least the end of this week,...
JU Falls Again to Auburn, Bounced
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- With pitching staffs taxed and players tiring, Saturday night NCAA baseball regional elimination games tend to turn into scoring wars of attrition. Last night second-seeded Auburn and...
Knights Fill Void at Short for Ospreys
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist It wouldn't be fair to say that what happened last night was no big deal. This was, after all, the start of the Division II College World Series. It was, Ryan Knight would say before leaving for...
Kuumba Mixes Fun with Call to Action Festival Speaker Urges Reparations
Byline: Diana Marrero, Times-Union staff writer Mimes performed to gospel music. Dancers swayed along with the rhythm of African drums. Festivalgoers browsed among tents filled with cowrie shell jewelry and carved wood elephants. But when Mansong...
Manatee Battle Heating Up
Byline: Larry Dennis, Times-Union boating editor The agreement arrived at earlier this year between environmental groups and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission that settled a lawsuit against the state over manatees is in jeopardy. Which...
MATT CARLUCCI FREE OF HIS FATHER'S SHADOW Jacksonville City Council President Forges Ahead with a Style All His Own
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur, Times-Union staff writer Matt Carlucci has never had to answer a question about surpassing his father, because his father was The Legend. In an era when Jacksonville politics was a gleefully corrupt frontier, Joe Carlucci...
Non-Fiction
Byline: Simon Barker-Benfield, Times-Union staff writer Title: Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past (and each other) Author: Mark C. Carnes, editor Data: Simon & Schuster, 352 pages, $26 One day in a state...
Orange Park Teen to Conduct Orchestra Annual Concert on the Green Is Today
Byline: Diana Marrero, Times-Union staff writer As Dexter Davison II steps off the stage, he beams with pride as the last reverberations of Strauss' Thunder and Lighting Polka fade through the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall. It's more than the...
Ospreys Edge Delta in Early Showdown
Byline: Evan Woodbery, Times-Union correspondent MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Mike Wood is used to notching saves for North Florida. Last night, he didn't get the save, but he did save the game. After an offensive explosion by both teams, it was Wood...
Plan's Goal Is to Double Black Student Numbers
Byline: Doug Gross, Times-Union staff writer ATHENS -- The University of Georgia's strategic plan, drafted early this year, calls for efforts to nearly double African-American enrollment -- to 10 percent. It would be done through stepped-up recruitment,...
Players Make Bids for All-Star Teams
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer The official All-Star ballots have been mailed to the managers and media, and there shouldn't be any problems determining some of the winners (even in Florida). The Southern League All-Star game...
Ponte Vedra Player Has Gator Tale
Byline: Hays Carlyon, Times-Union sports writer World War II veteran and Ponte Vedra Beach resident Legs Johnson ran into a bit of trouble on the par three No. 5 hole of Ponte Vedra's Lagoon Course. Johnson's tee shot landed just shy of the green,...
Quitclaim Deed Best Way to Handle Mortgage Situation
Volunteers from the Financial Planning Association of Jacksonville, formerly the Society of Certified Financial Planners, spent a recent Saturday morning at The Florida Times-Union answering readers' phoned-in questions about estate planning, taxes...
Readers Offer Good Suggestions in a Forum with News Staffers
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Complaints about fairness and accuracy generally are pretty straightforward. But completeness? There are an almost unlimited number of stories that can be written and there are limits on staff and...
Roman, FSU Keep Composure in Win
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- From game to game, Florida State reliever Eric Roman never really knows what his role is going to be. The sophomore right-hander from Orlando actually enjoys the fact he has been used...
Saving Sapelo Georgia Island's Unique Culture Is Slowly Slipping into the Past
Byline: Nicole Johnson McGill, Times-Union staff writer HOG HAMMOCK, Ga. -- "People in Jacksonville are always rushing and don't know where they're going. We take our time. You're on Sapelo time now." -- Stanley Walker of Hog Hammock, Sapelo Island,...
Smoky Skies Cause Holiday Hazards Drivers Warned to Travel Carefully
Firefighters hampered by drought and strong winds were battling a 54,000-acre wildfire in North Florida yesterday that forestry officials warned could soon threaten nearby communities. The largest blaze was the Mallory Swamp fire near Mayo, 55 miles...
Summer Is Perfect Time to Sharpen Skills
Byline: Leonard Ruble, Times-Union correspondent As their winter season winds down, a lot of bowlers tend to put equipment in the closet until the leagues start again in late August or early September. But this is the perfect time to practice and...
Suns Blanked in Greenville on 4-Hitter
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Jacksonville Suns couldn't get a runner past second base as the Greenville Braves posted a 4-0 Southern League win last night at Greenville's Municipal Stadium. Joe Dawley kept the Suns guessing, giving up three hits through...
Tears Mark 18 Years of Memories
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer By the time people read this, Jessica, I will have most likely cried unashamedly in a huge crowd of people. The event was your graduation from Glynn Academy Friday night when you walked across the...
The Wells Watch
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer REMEMBER WHEN What a cause celebre in June when 180 years of Wurn family history are celebrated. Within a few days of one another, family patriarch Lonnie Wurn turns 90, his daughter Jeannie Wurn Sack...
University Seeks Balance in Enrollment State School Has Very Few Blacks
Byline: Doug Gross, Times-Union staff writer ATHENS -- On a warm spring afternoon last week, University of Georgia students crisscrossed the campus as "Maymester," the speeded-up term between spring and summer, neared its halfway point. Some...
Veterans Organize Memorial Services
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer Veterans organizations in Glynn County will gather in Brunswick and on St. Simons Island tomorrow to remember those who have died in the service of their country. The Golden Isles Veterans Council...
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