The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 25, 2011

8 New Charter Schools in Works; If All Open for 2012-13 School Year, Duval Will Have Its Most Ever
Byline: Topher Sanders When the 2012-13 school year begins, Duval County Public Schools will have the most charter schools in its history. Eight new charter schools are schedule to open their doors next year and are aiming to attract another...
A Game-Changer for the Homeless?
For those annoyed by the homeless or who have grown weary of the high costs of homelessness, this community may well be at a turning point. In a development that could portend major change in how we deal with homelessness, 100 of Jacksonville's...
A Mom Again, 7 Times over; Thanksgiving Extra Special for Foster Parent Who Adopted
Byline: Bridget Murphy ATLANTIC BEACH | On a Thanksgiving morning, turkey and some of the many fixings Rosa Mae Solomon would serve for dinner awaited her attention on the kitchen counter. Her seven adopted children made her three-bedroom home...
Bed Tax Will Pay for Arena Upgrade; A New, High-Definition Scoreboard Is a Big Part of Center's Improvements
Byline: David Bauerlein Jacksonville will spend $1.2 million replacing the scoreboard at Veterans Memorial Arena, an expense officials say will help the city grab future NCAA basketball tournament games. The new, high-definition scoreboard is...
Both JU, Florida See Game as a Test; Gators, Dolphins Looking for Signs of Progress in Tonight's Matchup
Byline: Don Coble GAINESVILLE | Cliff Warren is curious to learn how much work is ahead for his Jacksonville University basketball team. Billy Donovan feels the same way about his Florida Gators. Both may get a good idea tonight inside the O'Connell...
Burdens of Poverty Are Moving Up
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee The Census Bureau uncovered something that Bruce Ganger, executive director of Second Harvest North Florida, sees all the time. More Americans are struggling to make it through the month without having to seek food...
Don't Get Mad at Urban; Get Another Title
Byline: Gene Frenette With Urban Meyer taking the Ohio State job seeming as inevitable as the Jaguars having a new coach next season, the Gators fan base needs to cool it. They shouldn't need anger management to deal with UF's ex-coach resurfacing...
Everyone's a Critic
FOOTLOOSE The remake of the original 1984 film is truly inspiring, thrilling and modernized. The energy levels have been lifted in the new film, but it still retains the same plot line of music and dance banned in a small town. Bringing the hip...
Holiday Events Guide
Byline: Tom Szaroleta It's that time of year again for Christmas trees lightings, music, concerts, and arts and crafts. We've got a comprehensive list of some of the best activities and events for the holiday season from across Northeast Florida...
Jacksonville Represented on New Hampshire's Ballot; Two Men from the City Have Their Names in the Presidential Race
Byline: Steve Patterson They aren't household names, but two Jacksonville men will be on the presidential ballot when the country's primary elections start Jan. 10 in New Hampshire. Republican Joe Story and Democrat Darcy Richardson are both...
Jack's Picks
TODAY Heavy metal doesn't get a lot heavier than that played by Avenged Sevenfold. And stage names don't get much cooler than those of the California quartet - singer M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance and bass player Johnny...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Vito Stellino JAGS MISSING SEVERAL STARTERS The Jaguars had a side dish of injuries with their Thanksgiving Day feast. They learned that that they are likely to be missing five defensive starters for their game Sunday against the Houston...
Man Escapes Grease Fire in Arlington
A grease fire caused heavy damage to an Arlington home Wednesday night after a man was cooking French fries on a stove. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue spokesman John Bracey said 80 percent of the 1,000-square-foot house was damaged by fire, water...
New Music, Video, Performances
Byline: Heather Lovejoy The Jacksonville-based Brazilian musician Monica da Silva released a new music video for the song, "Ai Entao." Check it out at youtube.com/user/monicadasilvamusic. The song is from her debut album, "Brasilissima," which...
New Start for Leinart; Hard Work and Preparation Make Him Ready to Take on Jaguars Sunday
Byline: Tania Ganguli Matt Leinart went from a high school program that operated like a college program to a college program that felt like an NFL team. Athletic success was a constant for Leinart during that time, a Heisman Trophy winner and BCS...
Rivalry a Day at the Beach; Fisher and Muschamp Usher in a New, and Perhaps Gentler, Chapter
Byline: Hays Carlyon A decade ago, just getting Steve Spurrier and Bobby Bowden into the same building on their personal time, even for a relaxing day at the beach, would've been a challenge. The two coaches were at the forefront of a Florida-Florida...
Santa's No. 2 Son Steps Up
Byline: Matt Soergel Arthur Christmas **1/2 (2 1/2 out of 4 stars) "Arthur Christmas" is a very British comedy that has moments of wild inspiration and dry wit that help to compensate for the forgettable title character, who happens to be the...
Scorsese's Love Letter to Cinema
Byline: Matt Soergel Hugo **** (4 out of 4 stars) Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is one of the rare films where 3D is worth the money and those ugly glasses. However, that's far from the only thing to recommend about this family-friendly heck, human-friendly...
SEC Notebook
Byline: Hays Carlyon CHIZIK HOPES AUBURN READY FOR IRON BOWL The key to this edition of the Iron Bowl on Saturday might come down to how Auburn's young team responds. As with any team playing numerous freshmen, the Tigers (7-4, 4-3) have been...
Sec Power Poll
Byline: Hays Carlyon 1. LSU (11-0) I don't care how terrible Ole Miss is this season. When a team goes on the road in SEC play and wins 52-3, that's impressive. 2. ALABAMA (10-1) Tide might have been flat against Georgia Southern or peeking...
T-U 2
Byline: Garry Smits BOWLING, OLD SCHOOL-STYLE Remember when there was no BCS? With the college football season as convoluted as ever, here's what the major bowl matchups might be, and what kind of national champion it might produce, if we went...
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