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Articles from March 14, 2012

50 Years in Prison Is Punishment in Fatal Stabbing; Nicholas Gurnavage Knifed Woman and Killed Man Who Tried to Help
A man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison in a stabbing last summer that killed a Jacksonville man and injured a woman at an Arlington hotel. Nicholas Gurnavage, 38, was sentenced immediately after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder...
AFRICAN-AMERICAN SMOKERS FACE ADDITIONAL PRESSURES; but First Coast Residents Are Making Strides to Kick the Habit
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey Back in the day, Rebecca Dickerson remembered, smoking was the thing to do. "It was just cool," she said. But what started as something cool in the 1970s became an addiction that would not let go of her for 39 years....
Arlington Dog Park Rolls over in Council; Budget Hawks Worked to Stop It, Sending It Back to Committees
Byline: Steve Patterson A dog park that sparked the ire of Jacksonville's budget hawks deadlocked in the Jacksonville City Council Tuesday night, stalling for the second time in as many years. The plan for a $75,000 project at Ed Austin Regional...
Bi-Lo Decision a Big Plus for Jacksonville
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis Bi-Lo's decision to base its headquarters in Jacksonville after its merger Friday with Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is more far-reaching than it might seem. Consider: - Bi-Lo's decision to relocate its headquarters to...
Briefs
JOHNSON CREW CHIEF KNAUS LOSES APPEAL Chad Knaus, the crew chief for five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, lost his appeal Tuesday challenging penalties for failing inspection at the Daytona 500. Team owner Rick Hendrick said the team will appeal...
Briefs
Byline: Charlie Patton NEW NURSING OFFICER AT SHANDS JACKSONVILLE Patrice Jones has joined Shands Jacksonville Medical Center as vice president and chief nursing officer. She was most recently vice president of patient care services at DCH...
Car Thief out of Gas and out of Time; Man Believed to Have Shot Himself after a Wild Ride
Byline: Terry Dickson A man who took a Mustang from a Waycross dealership showroom at gunpoint is believed to have fatally shot himself after the car ran out of gas in Folkston, authorities said. Ryan Allen Blankenship, 21, of Blackshear, entered...
College Advocates Honored; Names Going to Buildings; Nunnally and Correll Families Will Be Part of the History at Coastal Georgia
ATLANTA | The naming of two buildings for donors to the College of Coastal Georgia won approval Tuesday from a committee of the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. The Real Estate & Facilities Committee authorized naming the health...
College Mergers Set to Work out Details; Waycross and South Georgia Will Become 1 as 8 Colleges Become 4
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATLANTA | Eight public colleges are on pace to combine into four on Jan. 8, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents learned Tuesday. That's when Waycross College and South Georgia College will become one institution...
Dad, Brothers All Players; JP Kuhlman's Love for Game Began at Ponte Vedra Home
Byline: Garry Smits Even in elementary school, JP Kuhlman was relentless. His father, area cardiologist Peter Kuhlman, was the basketball-playing father of five basketball-playing sons and put in more than his share of hours playing with them...
Flavor of Georgia Award Goes to St. Simons Sauce; Southern Soul Barbeque Is the Winner in UGa's Ag Day Smackdown
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATLANTA | Southern Soul Barbeque on St. Simons Island gained some bragging rights Tuesday by winning the sauce category in the Flavor of Georgia contest run by the University of Georgia's agriculture department. The award...
Foreclosure Crisis Became a Passion; Florida Bar Honors Jacksonville Lawyer for His Pro Bono Work on Mortgages
Byline: Charles Broward "I'm a death penalty prosecutor who is fairly conservative who now sues banks for a living." "Go figure" - that's the look James Kowalski Jr. gave as he described himself in a nutshell. Kowalski, 48, was recently named...
Gators Notebook; Mularkey Compares Rainey to Vikings' Harvin
Byline: Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE | Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey was the lone NFL head coach who attended Florida's pro day on Tuesday at Florida Field. Mularkey, a former UF tight end, watched prospects such as defensive tackle Jaye...
Gators Spring Football; Plenty of Work for This Spring
Byline: Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE | Florida's football team has a great deal it must attempt to accomplish this spring, as coach Will Muschamp embarks on his second season running the Gators. Coming off a 7-6 season, UF has a variety of issues to...
High School Notebook; Potter's House Girls Win Fifth National Title in a Row
Byline: Justin Barney The Potter's House girls basketball team just keeps adding to its hardware collection. The Lions beat Life Center Academy 72-64 on Saturday to win a best-of-three series in the National Christian Schools Athletic Association...
High School Statistics
BASEBALL TEAM OFFENSE School************AB***H***Avg. Baldwin*********278***104***.374 First Coast*********195***72***.369 Hilliard*********294***95***.323 Providence*********276***85***.308 Clay************247***74***.300 Fleming...
It's Time to Celebrate Open Government
This is Sunshine Week, which is designated to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. It is also a time to applaud those who champion the people's right to access the public's business in meetings and...
It's Year 59 for Tour of Homes; St. Simons, Sea Island Event Is Expected to Be Bigger Draw Than Usual
Byline: Terry Dickson ST. SIMONS ISLAND | The women of Christ Episcopal Church will host the 59th annual Tour of Homes and Gardens Saturday with seven private homes on St. Simons and Sea Island and additional stops at Musgrove Plantation, Wesley...
Jacksonville Journal
DEPUTY CHIEF LEAVING DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOLS Patricia Willis, deputy superintendent of the Duval County school system, will leave her job at the end of June. Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals said Willis is leaving to take care of her parents and...
Jags, Lowery Agree to Contract; Safety Gets a Four-Year Deal; Harris, Allen Sign; Osgood Cut
Byline: Tania Ganguli After a lengthy negotiation, the Jaguars retained starting free safety Dwight Lowery. The two sides agreed to a four-year deal late Tuesday night. "I would really like to thank [general manager] Gene Smith and Tim [Walsh]...
JaxPort, JEA, JTA Drawing Council's Ire
Byline: Ron Littlepage Jacksonville's independent authorities may want to batten down the hatches because storm clouds are brewing. To put it simply, a growing number of City Council members think some of the authorities have run amok. This...
Program Buys Homes Underwater - Literally; Repeatedly Flood-Damaged Houses Are Then Razed
Byline: Steve Patterson With a ton of Jacksonville houses underwater, you might be surprised where you can still sell a house for a profit: the federal government. Since 2009, a program financed mainly by federal grants has paid $2.9 million...
Putnam Sheriff Candidate Killed in Crash; Veteran Lawman Brown Dies after Car Is Struck Head-On
Byline: Jim Schoettler Veteran lawman and Putnam County sheriff candidate Tim Dale Brown Sr. died in a three-vehicle crash Monday night in the county, authorities said. Brown, 53, of East Palatka, was killed after his car was struck head-on by...
Scoreboard; High Schools
BASEBALL BOLLES 10, TAMPA BISHOP MCLAUGHLIN 0 Bolles******001***702******-***10***10***2 McLaughlin***000***000******-***0***3***4 W: Horowitz (3-0). L: Olaniel (2-2). 2BH: Robertson (B), Hicks (B), Stewart (B), Lowrey (B). Records:...
Teacher's Suspension for Racist Email Back in Play; Some Said Punishment Too Severe, but Now It'll Be Considered Again
Byline: Topher Sanders After postponing a vote to suspend an elementary teacher for 30 days for sending a racist email, the Duval County School Board will again consider whether to suspend the teacher for a month. The board opted to wait on voting...
T-U 2
Byline: Scott Kendrick 2 CENTS DON'T GET TOO WOUND UP WITH TEBOW-TO-JAGUARS RUMORS The Denver Broncos are to quarterbacks what George Clooney is to beautiful women. Sure, they've got a pretty one now, but they have a reputation for a wandering...
Why Are These Guys Getting Big Raises? Salaries for the Chief Executive Officers of Jacksonville's Independent Authorities Rose Rapidly in the Past Decade, Outpacing the Mayor, Who Is the City's Top Executive
Byline: David Bauerlein Paychecks took a pounding in the recession, but at Jacksonville's major independent authorities, salaries for the chief executives rose as much as four times faster than average household income. The biggest jump is at...
Working on the First Coast; His Dream: A New Movie Studio Here Music Industry Vet with Film Experience Wants to Buy Prime Osborn for $40M
Byline: Matt Soergel Wayne Mooneyhan dreams big, and it's driving him crazy, he said, that some in Jacksonville don't see that his dream could come true. He wants to buy the Prime Osborn Convention Center for $40 million and turn it into a giant...
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