The Florida Times Union

Articles from April 7, 1999

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[2] 2-Minute Drill
SCHEDULE CHANGE The Jaguars' preseason away game against the New York Giants has been moved to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20 instead of the previously announced Saturday, Aug. 21, according to a release from the team. No reason was given for the move,...
[2] Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It's wonderful to be part of a great growing port." -- U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, on visiting the Port of Brunswick. Story on this page. NO LIBRARY FINES The Okefenokee Regional Library System based in Waycross has declared...
2-Minute Drill
SUNS TO BEN-EFIT The Double-A Jacksonville Suns will make their first public appearance a day before their season opener at Wolfson Park. Call it a dress rehearsal. The Suns will take on the University of North Florida baseball team, ranked No....
2-Minute Drill.(WOLFPACK WELCOME)
WOLFPACK WELCOME J.D. Bracy, the only junior on the Class 5A All-State basketball first team, is in the process of transferring from Kissimmee Osceola High School to 5A state runner-up Wolfson, his father confirmed yesterday. Jarvis Bracy, the father...
[2] Newsmakers
DEALING WITH A PROBLEM It looks like Melanie Griffith is going to be a working girl again. She is expected to reunite with her Working Girl costar Alec Baldwin in an upcoming film dubbed Loving LuLu. But Griffith must be thanking her lucky stars...
2 Palatka Women Killed in Crash
Two Palatka women died yesterday morning in a head-on collision in St. Johns County. The Florida Highway Patrol said Lillian L. Roberts, 25, was eastbound about 11 a.m. on Florida 206 about 2 miles east of U.S. 1 when she lost control, crossed into...
6 Losses Don't Bother Bolles; Beating Kenny Helps
The Bolles baseball team isn't worried about its record. And while many area teams would enjoy being 11-6, it's a fact that in the past several years, few Bulldogs seasons have reached the midway point with six losses. But don't be fooled. Under coach...
A 'Bizarre' Race for Elections Supervisor
The race for Duval County elections supervisor has taken partisan politics and turned it on its head. It's a race that has been more about who you know and who you owe than what you know. Consider a few examples. The leading fund-raiser, Democrat...
Abortion Bills Move Ahead House Panels OK Proposals
TALLAHASSEE -- Bills that would require parental notification before a minor can seek an abortion and ban certain late-term abortions were overwhelmingly favored by two House panels yesterday. Similar bills, plus a proposal that would require doctors...
Abortion Foes Suffer Setbacks Senate Drops 1 Bill; Another Faces Changes
TALLAHASSEE -- Proponents of abortion-restricting legislation tasted defeat in the Senate yesterday as one bill was permanently taken off the agenda and dramatic changes were proposed to a bill that would ban certain late-term abortions. Although...
A Boy Learns about War 10-Year-Old Albanian Loses Family, Innocence
KUKES, Albania -- Ten-year-old Dren Caka fingers the inflatable brace wrapped around his bullet-shattered right arm and asks, "Will it move again?" "Of course," a doctor assures the boy as she pumps antibiotics into the IV drip hanging by a wire...
A Knead for Homemade Bread Cookbooks Provide Dough Know-How
My own bread-baking experience got off to a inauspicious start in the early '70s. I had come across a recipe for whole-wheat bread in a popular natural-food books of that decade. It sounded good, but it wasn't very specific, calling for a "package"...
Albanians Open Hearts, Homes to Refugees `Til Kosovo Is Free'
VLORE, Albania -- Arhmi Isufi, a businessman in this port city in southern Albania, was waiting outside the municipal soccer stadium at dawn Thursday when a bus arrived carrying refugees still wearing the mud of Kosovo on their clothing. He didn't...
Annual Meeting a Great Place for Fried Chicken
One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in Clay County many moons ago was all the hullabaloo that took place around March in Keystone Heights. I cannot remember specifically how I first learned that each March Clay Electric Cooperative put...
A Primer on U.S. Involvement in Yugoslavia
WASHINGTON -- The NATO air war against Yugoslavia is about to enter its third week, with no victory or exit in sight. The bombing campaign has led to an exodus of nearly 400,000 more refugees from the largely ethnic Albanian province of Kosovo,...
Armed and Dangerous the Rest of the National League May Be Catching Up to the Atlanta Braves, but Can They Be Caught?
Just wondering, John Smoltz. All those wins in the '90s, all those October near misses. What does it all mean for the Atlanta Braves and their fans? "I think the legacy is that they're going to appreciate it 10 times more when it's over," the former...
Attracting a Crowd First-Day Attendance Is among Highest
AMELIA ISLAND -- Mary Pierce, defending champ at the Bausch & Lomb Championships at Amelia Island Plantation, was seen strolling around the various tennis courts here yesterday, taking in the scenery as well as watching some of her anxious colleagues...
At Wire, Hopefuls Sell Selves 10 Make Pitches to Business Group
When Jacksonville voters hit the polls Tuesday, they will choose from among 56 candidates, including those seeking jobs on the Jacksonville City Council. That has made the campaign trail a bit crowded, as evidenced by the 10 candidates who spoke...
Average Salary Climbs Again Phillips, Athletics Spoil Clemens' Debut with Yankees
NEW YORK -- The biggest escalation in seven years pushed baseball's average salary above $1.7 million on opening day, according to a study by The Associated Press. Baltimore outfielder Albert Belle was the highest-paid player on opening day for...
Barnes Joins Mountain Air Study
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Joined by two of his counterparts at a regional environmental summit, Gov. Jim Hunt unveiled plans for North Carolina to clean up air pollution blamed for dimming vistas and killing trees in the Southern Appalachians. While the...
Baseball '99 PREVIEW What's on Deck? after One of the Best Seasons in History, Baseball Fans Are Waiting to See What the Boys of Summer Do for an Encore
Here we go again. Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are hitting even more home runs. The World Series champion New York Yankees seem even stronger with Roger Clemens. And the gap between the haves and have-nots is getting even wider. Could Baseball...
Bausch & Lomb Notes
Confused Coetzer Amanda Coetzer twice thought she won her third-round match against Virginia Ruano Pascual yesterday -- and was right the second time. With Coezter leading 6-1 and 5-3 in the second set, she and Ruano Pascual were ordered to replay...
Bausch & Lomb Notes.(raymond Returns, Wins)
RAYMOND RETURNS, WINS Playing at Amelia Island Plantation in the Bausch & Lomb Championships is always like a homecoming for Lisa Raymond. The former University of Florida star is always a fan favorite whenever she steps onto the Plantation's...
Benefits Help Even Income Differences Social Security Lessens Poverty
WASHINGTON -- Social Security benefits significantly cuts in half the income disparities between women and men in old age, according to a study. The non-profit Center for Budget and Policy Priorities used 1997 Census data to measure Social Security's...
Beware of Scams, Con Artists Posing as Agents for IRS
The Internal Revenue Service investigates hundreds of scams each year that involve people pretending to work for legitimate tax agencies. One of the most common scams involves telemarketers who pressure victims to wire money to a "taxation bureau"...
Big Game Invasion Grows Florida, S.C. Visitors Flood Georgia Stores
Big Game fever spread to almost epidemic proportions yesterday at convenience stores along Interstate 95 in Georgia from the Florida to South Carolina state lines. Caravans of Jacksonville and other North Florida residents swarmed over lottery ticket...
Bigger Than Juan Valdez? Colombia May Have New National Hero in Fabiola Zuluaga
AMELIA ISLAND -- Fabiola Zuluaga remembers what it was like two years ago when Florida Marlins star Edgar Renteria helped lead his team to the World Series title. He became an instant hero in his native Colombia. Zuluaga liked the positive image...
Bold Changes Give Golfers Historic Fits
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Such outrage, such indignation, such defiance. How dare they? How DARE they? This was like colorizing Casablanca or carving Clinton's face on Mount Rushmore; like putting ice cubes in a Guinness, ketchup on a Chateaubriand or whipped...
Boston Cabbies Say Fellow Driver Is Big Game Winner
BOSTON -- With no one claiming the nation's second-largest lottery jackpot, speculation grew yesterday that an immigrant cabbie had won the $197 million Big Game prize. As reporters converged on the Town Taxi garage where the rumored winner was...
Builders Discover Nature Sells Well
Nature preserves. Jogging trails. Bans on boat docks. They could be the demands of tree-hugging environmentalists trying to trip up developers. But lately, they've been selling points suggested by developers themselves in the largest real estate...
Business Lines Up for Cash State Grant Money to Aid Employment
A federal grant being sought to spur economic development opportunities in Clay County would provide low-interest loans to help at least two small businesses enlarge their operations. The government-sponsored loan program enables private companies...
Buyer -- and Seller -- Beware Auction Business under Investigation
Hugh Paulk spent a lifetime honing his instincts as an auction man, buying millions of dollars in government-surplus merchandise and selling it to mail-order customers nationwide. That's why it came as such a blow when instinct failed him. "It's...
Cadets Restate Mission Volunteer Work Boosts Reputation
Hoping to establish a reputation for itself as the Jacksonville Reserve Officers Training Corps unit most dedicated to community service, the ROTC unit at Terry Parker High School is committing itself to a number of community activities. "The ROTC...
Candidate Information Questioned All Discrepancies Seen as Minor
Mandarin residents have seen a lot of campaign information the past month on the three people who want to succeed outgoing City Councilman Dick Kravitz when the ballots are counted Tuesday. Even before they qualified for the race seven weeks ago,...
Capitol Divided on School Vouchers Opposing Rallies Highlight Chasm
TALLAHASSEE -- Jacksonville resident Bonnie Hamm traveled to the Capitol yesterday to hear Gov. Jeb Bush's plan for changing the state's school system. She and hundreds of other parents and children from across Florida quickly became part of the...
China Fails to Gain Entry into World Trade Group
WASHINGTON -- A meeting between President Clinton and Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji ended yesterday without an agreement for U.S. support for Chinese entry into the World Trade Organization, and Zhu pointedly blamed the failure on the "political atmosphere"...
CHINA It's Not Sex
Like everyone else, we were puzzled why Attorney General Janet Reno would direct the independent counsel to investigate every misstep in the Clinton administration except the most suspicious and potentially significant one. This week, news leaked...
CHINA Self-Inflicted Issues
President Clinton was right when he asserted, on the eve of Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's arrival in Washington, that a "campaign-driven cold war" would be detrimental to both the United States and China. But the issues that threaten Sino-American...
Chinese Visit Complicated by Air Strikes
WASHINGTON -- Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's visit to the United States comes at a time of particularly tense relations between Beijing and Washington, including a stark dispute over the bombing of Yugoslavia. China has called for an immediate halt...
Christian Factions Still at Odds Israelis Try to Prepare for Tourist Crunch
JERUSALEM -- For at least two centuries, pilgrims to the shrine that stands on the spot where Jesus was buried have had to squeeze in through a single pair of wooden doors. This worries the caretakers of the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre...
Citizens Get Inside View of Police Academy Lets Them See How Sheriff's Office Runs
Residents are getting a bird's-eye view of the inner workings of the Clay County Sheriff's Office in a citizens academy that covers everything from hostage negotiations to neighborhood disputes. Sheriff Scott Lancaster began the 10-week Citizens...
Cleland Gets View from the Bridge Senator Even Sees Problem Firsthand
BRUNSWICK -- U.S. Sen. Max Cleland got a high-altitude tour yesterday of the concrete span that will replace the aging Sidney Lanier Bridge. During an afternoon tour, Cleland, D-Ga., drove to the finished portion of the new bridge, more than 150...
Coaches' Inspiration Not Just Talk
Notre Dame's Knute Rockne invoked the Gipper. Mississippi State's Jackie Sherrill castrated a bull. Baylor's Grant Teaff pulled live worms out of his mouth. These college football coaches became legendary with their motivational tactics. And they're...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It's a chance for the state to say, `Thank you, we appreciate you.'" -- Gary McConnell, director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, on state officials' plans for two ceremonies this week to mark the anniversary of tornadoes...
Coast Lines.(Updated)
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I just sat in a chair for two straight months watching TV, making sure I was prepared to do it." -- Brad Hauter, who left Atlanta on a cross-country trip on a riding lawn mower. Story on this page. BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE With...
Concealed Weapons Plan for Visitors OK'd
TALLAHASSEE -- Have gun, will travel. State lawmakers approved a plan yesterday that could allow thousands of Florida visitors to carry guns if they have concealed-weapons permits in their home states. The plan, which the House and Senate overwhelmingly...
Council Readies Y2K Test
ATLANTA -- Electric-company employees across the country are betting your lights won't even flicker today as they run a national drill of the industry's preparations for possible Y2K computer glitches. Georgia's electric companies report having...
CSXT Goes to India for Mainframe Y2K Work
Y2K concerns are the hot, high-tech business issue of the moment; however, avoiding year 2000 meltdowns are anything but exciting. For the most part, Y2K "remediation," as experts tend to call it, is repetitive, boring stuff. Because of both the...
Davenport Eliminated Kournikova Handles Top Seed 6-4, 6-1
AMELIA ISLAND -- The strategy worked well enough Wednesday night against Jennifer Capriati, so Anna Kournikova figured she'd use it again yesterday against Lindsay Davenport. Play patiently, don't force shots, and take advantage of mistakes. ...
Dealers vs. Manufacturers Barnes Asked to Pick Which Will Win Edge
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes is facing intense pressure from manufacturers to veto a bill passed by the Georgia legislature that some say would limit what people can buy over the Internet. Supporters of the legislation say the Internet question is...
Delayed Request Could Cost City Up to $900,000
Jacksonville stands to lose up to $900,000 for water projects if city officials can't convince a state board they aren't to blame for the city's application arriving a day late. The money comes from a small property tax levied by the Florida Inland...
Della Reese Dominates Sunday Night, Helps CBS to Ratings Win
NEW YORK -- CBS owes actress Della Reese a debt of gratitude for its victory in the Nielsen Media Research ratings last week. The Secret Path, a Sunday night movie that starred Reese and Ossie Davis, was the second most-watched show of the week....
Despite Problems, `Good Guys Are Still Winning'
I know. I know. The country is going to hell in a handbasket. At least that's what certain politicians,commen-tatorsand special interests who benefit from that point of view keep telling us. You know the shtick: disinte-gration of the family,...
Don't Go out of Your Way to Witness This Remake
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn are such a likable, sure-fire comic pair that you can get qualms watching their new vehicle: a misbegotten modern remake of writer Neil Simon's fish-out-of-water comedy The Out-of-Towners. A lot of the time, I felt like...
Duval Achieves Zone of `Pure Confidence'
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Many athletes generically call it "The Zone." It's a sense of invincibility, an aura where confidence is off the scale at the high end and thoughts of failure buried deep below the low end. For professional golfers, it's the feeling...
EDUCATION Choice Is Clear
Is it possible that voucher opponents simply have run out of specious arguments against the proposal? That is the indication, judging by the strength of recent attacks on the plan. If the opponents are out of ammunition, they should surrender....
Egypt's Old Kingdom Masterpieces on Display
PARIS -- More than 200 objects dating from Egypt's golden age are going on display at the Grand Palais in what art experts call the world's first major show of Old Kingdom masterpieces. "Egyptian Art at the Time of the Pyramids," which opens to...
E-Mail Bridges Cultures Lee Students Link with Barcelona Peers
To students at Lee High School, "You've got mail" doesn't mean a soulful message from Tom Hanks or Meg Ryan. But it's cause for celebration anyway. It's helping them learn Spanish and cultural tidbits about students in a foreign country. Where...
Evicted Family Returns to Land Court Opens Access in Foreclosure Fight
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Using a dirt road that cuts through their rival's property, members of the Green family have returned to the 222-acre farm from which they were evicted as part of a continuing foreclosure fight. The 25-member family had been living...
Ex-Marine Joins Cleland on `Alive Day'
ATLANTA -- U.S. Sen. Max Cleland spent the 31-year anniversary of the grenade explosion that cost him both legs and an arm eating lunch and looking at family pictures with a man who helped save his life. David Lloyd, a former Marine corporal, recently...
Ex-U.S. Attorney Briggs Dies `Great Trial Lawyer,' Former Airline Pilot
John L. Briggs, who served as U.S. attorney in Jacksonville under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter and was a former commercial airline pilot, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 80. Several Jacksonville lawyers and future federal judges worked...
Fans Fill Up Raceway
Much to the promoter's surprise, a packed grandstand was on hand last weekend at Jax Raceway's half-mile, NASCAR-sanctioned track. "Easter weekend isn't usually a good night for the crowd," said Roger Godbee, the track owner. Eddie Holton led...
Far Away from the Line of Fire NATO Bombing Prompts Change in Fed Cup Site
AMELIA ISLAND -- When NATO began sending air strikes over Yugoslavia, Lindsay Davenport had concerns about a scheduled trip to Croatia for Fed Cup play. She got a sigh of relief last week when the International Tennis Federation stepped in and moved...
Farmers Caught in Bind Disaster Aide Will Be Late
STATESBORO -- Georgia farmers could have to wait until June or later before receiving their $400 million share of federal disaster aid, the federal government says. Friday is the deadline for farmers nationwide to apply for the $6 billion disaster...
Farmers Seek Help on Prices Coverdell Hears Disaster Aid Pleas
UNADILLA -- Desperate Georgia farmers pleaded with U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell yesterday for relief from the lowest commodity prices in years and for help in getting long-overdue federal disaster payments. "With the price of parts and fertilizer, there's...
Fast Return Is Unlikely for Lindros
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers captain Eric Lindros shouldn't try to return from his collapsed lung this season, even for the playoffs, said Carl Lindros, his father and agent. The Flyers' All-Star center remains in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital...
Father to All at School Gets State Honor
One day this school year, a sixth-grader at Matthew Gilbert Middle School who was in detention cried because she had missed her lunchtime hug from Arthur Dye Jr. Within minutes, the Northside resident was at her side with open arms. It's his...
Feathers Flying in Capitol Jay, Mockingbird Vie for Top Bird
TALLAHASSEE -- The battle over whether the mockingbird or the scrub jay should prevail as Florida's state bird waged into lofty territory yesterday when politics, murder, money and the innocent pleas of little children were brought into the fight....
First Round Is a Struggle for Capriati
AMELIA ISLAND -- Jennifer Capriati's post-match comments were a huge insight into her career. After beating Sylvia Plischke 7-5, 6-3 yesterday, in the first round of the Bausch & Lomb Championships, the former Olympic champion summed up what...
First Serve
TRIVIA TIME This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bausch & Lomb Championships, and to mark the occasion, here are five trivia questions, with the answers provided below. 1: Martina Navratilova won the inaugural event in 1980. Who did...
Fletcher's ROTC Widening Its Scope Volunteer from National Guard Starts a Rifle Team for the School's Naval Unit
Arnel David knew when he suggested starting an air rifle team at Fletcher High School it would take constant supervision and many volunteer hours. But he did it anyway. The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps had a variety of teams before...
Florida Practice Report
NOTEWORTHY Linebackers developing Much of the focus this spring has been centered on replacing the linebacker trio of Jevon Kearse, Johnny Rutledge and Mike Peterson. Jim Collins, UF's linebackers coach, says this year's group of sophomore MLB...
Ford's U.S. Sales Up 14 Percent in March
DETROIT -- With recordbreaking demand for its pickups and sport utility vehicles, Ford Motor Co. took advantage of Americans' love affair with trucks to post its best March ever. The No. 2 automaker reported yesterday that its U.S. sales were up...
Forecast Calls for a Sunny Summer Leading Indicator Index Rises Again
NEW YORK -- While the numbers weren't as strong as the past two years, a key indicator of future economic growth suggests the country will continue to thrive at least through the summer. The Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose for the fifth...
Foreign Automakers Making Inroads Positioning Selves for When Japan's Recession Eases
TOKYO -- Flanked by local rivals such as Honda and Toyota on a gritty road lined with dealerships, Ford dealer Yoshiaki Kikuchi has the unenviable task of hawking American cars to Japanese consumers who aren't exactly running to make big purchases....
FREEDOM A Good Cause
One of the most heartwarming stories recently is that of Miami grade school children who are trying to eradicate slavery. As Haitian immigrants, many of the youngsters have a special sensitivity to the subject. Haiti once was little more than...
Freshmen Views More Conservative
WASHINGTON -- Aside from the predictable bags of unwashed clothes and as yet-tobe-read books, this year's college freshmen may have also brought home some surprises for spring break: conservative views on casual sex, abortion and other issues. A...
German Freighter Seized at Port as Jacksonville Goes to War
Celebrate 2000 April 6, 1917 A daily look at events in First Coast history Jacksonville went to war, along with the rest of the country. Hardly was Woodrow Wilson's ink dry than the locals girded their loins. Within the hour, customs officials...
Go Ask Marilyn Knowing All at City Hall
Marilyn Matejcek has helped put Jacksonville Beach on the map -- figuratively and literally. But it's all in a day's work for the dynamic lady whose business card awkwardly titles her "City Manager's Office." The description encompasses much of...
Gorilla Float Falls from List Savannah Bans St. Patrick's Entry
SAVANNAH -- A Brunswick Shriners float that featured a chained gorilla on a ship has been banned from the St. Patrick's Day parade after a visitor accused the group of mocking slavery. The float, shaped like a ship and named the Wanderer, featured...
Greece Sees Hope Rise in Vatican Rift Orthodox Assess Visit by Papal Envoy
ATHENS, Greece -- Emerging from a small sitting room decorated with Byzantine icons, the two clergymen spoke in cautious generalities and offered no expectations. "We had a theological discussion," said the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop...
Growth Prompts Move New Credit Union Headquarters Ready after Almost Four Years, $17.5 Million
Jax Navy Federal Credit Union officially moved into its new home on the Westside yesterday, not quite four years after officials first started planning the project. The four-story corporate headquarters at 4949 Blanding Blvd. houses about 200 employees,...
Hardaway Back in Role as a Scorer
Penny Hardaway resisted the temptation to tell everybody he was right all along. There was nothing wrong with his offensive game that a change in position wouldn't solve. The four-time All-Star, sensitive to criticism that he hasn't been scoring...
Hardaway, Magic Escape Cavs 73-69
CLEVELAND -- With blood and bodies flying all over Gund Arena, Orlando's win over the Cavs last night looked more WWF than NBA. Penny Hardaway scored 23 points, Matt Harpring added 14 and 12 rebounds and the Magic overcame a horrible shooting night...
Hart's Tomb -- the City's Oldest Landmark but No One Missed It
Celebrate 2000 April 9, 1902 A daily look at events in First Coast history Isaiah D. Hart's tomb was Jacksonville's biggest landmark, literally and figuratively. It topped 35 feet tall and was about 15 feet square at the base, a pinnacle rising...
Healthy Economy Shows through in Retail Sales
NEW YORK -- Sales at the nation's biggest retailers surged well above expectations in March, with a healthy U.S. economy and record-breaking pace on Wall Street encouraging Americans to spend. Merchants, who reported their sales figures yesterday,...
High-Flying Summer Student Wins Russian MiG Flight
ATHENS, Ga. -- Jeff Quick will kick off his summer by flying in the same type of Russian-made jet that NATO pilots have been dueling with over Yugoslavia for the last two weeks. It isn't a military operation that will send Quick on the high-flying...
Hip Hop on Top Style Is Rock 'N' Roll of the New Generation
When Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill earned five Grammy awards earlier this year, people like Alan Light, editor in chief of Spin magazine, weren't surprised. Not that he considers Hill's Grammy performance a nonlandmark. She was the...
Homebound Victims Get Help Team Visits Seniors Affected by Crime
As a senior citizen with a limited income, Harold Potts said he worried how he would replace the electronics stolen from his Jacksonville home while he vacationed last month. At 68, his fixed income only stretches so far, and loss claims can be...
Humana-Columbia Deal Affects Rates Insurer Will Charge Employers More
When Humana Inc. struck a deal last week allowing its Florida policyholders to use hospitals owned by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., officials said the financial implications were not immediately clear. Yesterday, it became clear that policyholders...
`Impossible' Pleasures on Big Screen
The Matrix, a cautionary tale about what happens when the machines take over, promises a movie experience like no other. It's a claim the film lives up to, thanks in large part to special effects that enable bullets to stop in midair, combatants to...
Italian-Style Sandwiches Are Simply 'Smooshing'
In the United States, the typical sandwich is a mile-high combination of bread spread with butter, mayo or mustard topped with meat, cheese and assorted vegetables including sliced tomatoes, onions and lettuce and then another piece of bread. You know,...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Employees at all levels are finding ways to do more with less." -- Mayor John Delaney, crediting costcutting efforts by city employees as a factor for a small part of the city's record surplus. Story on this page. BOB PHELPS'...
Jacksonville Journal.(whether Northeast Florida)
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "There is a positive side and a potentially dangerous side. And it all goes back to whether Northeast Florida is going to manage its growth appropriately." -- Mike Weinstein, executive director of the Jacksonville Economic Development...
Jacksonville Man Killed in Power Plant Explosion
A powerful explosion at a Tampa Bay electrical generating plant yesterday killed a Jacksonville man and another worker and injured nearly 50 others, three critically. Electrical contractor Johnny Bass, 52, of 1917 Shelton Road was working outside...
Jail Could Follow Land Despoiling Developer Seeking New Hearing
A Middleburg developer is fighting a 30-day jail term for ignoring a court order to restore 60 acres of wetlands environmental experts say he destroyed with dredging and filling. Circuit Judge William Wilkes gave William "Billy" Johns the sentence...
Japan's Market Gains Strength
TOKYO -- While the economy remains in tatters and companies have announced extensive cutbacks, Japan's stock market has, somehow, become one of the world's strongest. Thanks in part to a buying binge by foreign investors, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock...
Jordan Government Wins Strong Backing
AMMAN, Jordan -- Parliament issued its strongest vote of confidence yesterday in a Jordanian government in 10 years, endorsing by an overwhelming majority the first Cabinet formed under King Abdullah. Prime Minister Abdur-Ra'uf S. Rawabdeh's 23-member...
Kids' Climb Puts Dad in Pine Mess
NEW YORK -- Children climbing trees?! This has got to stop! That's pretty much the message Anthony Avellino said he got from two park rangers last month. They handed him a $1,000 ticket after his daughters, ages 9 and 11, and their 11-year-old friend...
Kosovo Survivors Recount Days of Serb Terror in Pec `Dante's Allegory of Hell Is Nothing Compared to This'
ULCINJ, Yugoslavia -- "Is something going to happen here?" There was deep alarm in Sali Gashi's question. The ethnic Albanian man's Serb neighbors in Kosovo's third-largest city were leaving, after "borrowing" his car. "They may tell you to leave...
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