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Articles from September 11, 2000

1.5 Million Cameras Keep Watch over London Streets
LONDON -- One of Britain's favorite summer TV shows has been Big Brother, featuring people living under the constant gaze of surveillance cameras. That's not so far from reality in modern-day Britain, whose 60 million people are tracked by an estimated...
3 Injured after Plane Crashes in St. Johns
A Jacksonville couple were flown to Shands Jacksonville hospital yesterday and another man was taken to Flagler Hospital in St. Johns County after the plane they were in crashed on takeoff from the St. Augustine Airport. John Trifiletti, no age...
ATC among Decimal Pioneers on Wall Street
American Technical Ceramics Corp. will be something of a pioneer in the stock market later this month. The manufacturer of ceramic and porcelain capacitors will become one of the first U.S. stocks to be traded in decimals, rather than the traditional...
Atlantis Hooks Up to Station; Spacewalk Next
CAPE CANAVERAL -- Space shuttle Atlantis cruised to a smooth docking with the international space station yesterday, setting the stage for the next big event: a long-distance spacewalk. An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were paired up...
Banks Lights Up Jags 'D' Five TD Passes for Ravens QB
BALTIMORE -- In yesterday's 39-36 loss to the Ravens, the Jaguars continued an alarming trend of sponsoring career days by an opponent in big games. In a key road loss to Tennessee last season, Titans quarterback Steve McNair tore up the Jacksonville...
Besco Keeps Suns Alive with Late Hit
It took two days and nearly four hours, but the third game of the Jacksonville Suns Southern League semifinal against the Greenville Braves was finally played and the results couldn't have been better for the home team. Derek Besco drove in Kurt...
Bowden: FSU Must Cut Down Mistakes
TALLAHASSEE -- The list of unsightly Florida State errors nearly obscured an otherwise brilliant performance by quarterback Chris Weinke and his high-rising receiving corps. The second-ranked Seminoles surrendered an interception for a touchdown,...
Briefing
NO LOTTO JACKPOT WINNERS IN FLORIDA OR GEORGIA No tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, meaning Wednesday's jackpot will be worth an estimated $7 million, lottery officials said yesterday. No ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday's...
Broncos' Rookie Leads Rout of Falcons
DENVER -- The third-string running back for the Denver Broncos did the other two proud. Rookie Mike Anderson, making his first NFL start because of injuries to Terrell Davis and Olandis Gary, rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries...
Bucs Leave Bears Seeing Stars
TAMPA -- There was more than the usual buzz in the Tampa Bay locker room after a victory. A shutout and the most lopsided winning margin in team history were just part of the reason. Michael Jordan was there at the invitation of Warren Sapp, a week...
Career Track
ADVERTISING -- Creative Communicatons & Graphics appointed Wes Bowlby vice president of operations and Terri Harper an account executive. -- Husk Jennings added Heather Rousseau, public relations assistant; Heather Sims, assistant account...
Cats Have Last Meow on Stage Longest-Running Broadway Hit Ends
NEW YORK -- "Now and forever" is here and gone. Cats, Broadway's longest running show, hung up its whiskers, tails and toe shoes yesterday after nearly 18 years and a record 7,485 performances. It was an emotional weekend at the Winter Garden...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It's cool." -- Rachel Chalmers, 11, on the Lord of Life Lutheran Church's temporary home in a horse stable. See story, this page. COASTFEST ARTISTS Two Satilla Marsh Elementary School fourth-grade students, Alexandra Emmons...
Culpepper, Vikings Put Away Dolphins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Daunte Culpepper proved he can throw, too. Culpepper, who ran for three touchdowns last week in his first career start, was 23-for-37 for 355 yards and his first career touchdown pass in Minnesota's 13-7 victory over Miami yesterday....
Cuthbert Officials to Make Roadway Safer Intersection Claims 6 Lives since Late 1998
CUTHBERT -- Lisa Hill clutched a white cross with "Pete Hill, June 2000" painted on it in black letters. She was preparing to plant it at the corner of U.S. highways 82 and 27, a southwest Georgia intersection that has become one of Georgia's deadliest....
Dashing Performance, Just like Gordon of Old
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jeff Gordon's Winston Cup season hasn't gone much like previous years, when he dominated and won almost everything. Instead, Gordon has largely been off the radar screen this year, his week-to-week performances leaving him in the...
'Dennis' Grows Up Former Child Star Jay North Finds Happiness at Last -- in Northeast Florida
He's much older, now, of course, the face lined, the body thickened, the hair, which was never really blond anyway, flecked with gray. But there's something in the eyes and something about the smile that are still recognizable. He's still Dennis...
Disability Complicates Health Insurance Issue
Q: My husband and I separated nearly two years ago and have been involved in an on-going battle for more than 18 months. We have two children (11 and 16). Because of a disability connected with the birth of our younger child, I have not worked outside...
Economic Development Meetings Have Full Agendas
Block out some time if you intend to take in the packed agendas of the upcoming economic development meetings. City officials spent the summer focusing on passage of The Better Jacksonville Plan, which voters OK'd last week, and that means all the...
FDA May Relax Ban on Donations of Gay Men's Blood
FORT LAUDERDALE -- From the early days of the AIDS era, gay men have been forbidden from donating blood if they had sex with a male -- even once -- since 1977. But with the development of improved AIDS tests and a recent rise in HIV cases among...
Fictional Characters with Real-Life Messages
Children love books that have protagonists with whom they can identify. Tom Sawyer doesn't want to whitewash the fence. Likewise, readers aren't too keen on emptying the dishwasher or vacuuming the family room. Pippi Longstocking knows enough about...
Fumbling, Stumbling in Baltimore
BALTIMORE -- When Stacey Mack and Chris Howard were handed the task of filling in for Fred Taylor, each knew above all else their biggest responsibility:. Never, ever, ever fumble. Which, after the Jaguars' 39-36 loss to the Ravens, is what was...
Game Report
SUPERLATIVES CATCH OF THE GAME A GAME FULL OF THEM Take your pick, with eight touchdown receptions between the two teams. Aside from Shannon Sharpe's play, though, the best was the last of three touchdowns by Jaguars Pro Bowl receiver Jimmy...
GROWTH Eyeing the Future
Later this month, an assembly will be held in Tampa at which those attending will group-think the future of Florida. After they determine the state's future for the next 30 years, they will turn the information over to several study commissions that...
I'm Not Alone on My Journey as a Mother
Grandma Madie and I fixed our plates -- chicken, potato salad and baked beans from the grocery store deli -- and settled in front of the glow of the television to eat our meal while the relentless rain fell outside. It had been raining ever since...
In the Pipeline
COMMERCIAL -- Roofing for Home Depot, 855 Lane Ave. S., $221,925; contractor is Division 7 Roofing & Sheet Metal, Holly Hill, owner is Home Depot USA, Tampa. -- Site clearing for a Coggin Honda dealership, 11000 Atlantic Blvd., 9.9 acres,...
IU Students Protest Knight Firing
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- They were Knight's army, marching from Assembly Hall to the home of the Indiana University president who had fired the basketball coach. "Hey, hey, ho, ho. Myles Brand has got to go," some students chanted. "Burn in hell, Brand,"...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It's cool." -- Rachel Chalmers, 11, on the Lord of Life Lutheran Church's temporary home in a horse stable. See story, this page. LAW SCHOOL LECTURE The president of Namibia, a nation on the west coast of Africa just north...
Jaguars Didn't Pressure Banks When It Counted
BALTIMORE -- Check down, check down, check down. "That's all they did was check down," Jaguars linebacker Lonnie Marts said. "They beat us with the check down." That, Marts said, was the key to the Baltimore Ravens getting the winning touchdown...
Leading in the Right Direction Crossing Guards Go Extra Mile Glynn Has at Least 2 Openings
BRUNSWICK -- Cindy Johnson started walking her two younger brothers back and forth to Burroughs-Molette Elementary School because she worried about the traffic whizzing by the midtown Brunswick campus. Three years ago, she started helping hundreds...
Marineland Attraction for Movie Makers Area Gets a Starring Role in TV Film
MARINELAND -- This gorgeous pocket of oceanfront land has long had the feel of old Florida, from its vintage marine park tourist attraction to its absolute lack of huge stucco condominiums with cute names. That's one reason why the Flamingo Drive-In...
Mayor Is Sweet Music to Albany CD's Profits to Benefit Habitat for Humanity
ALBANY -- Beneath the polish of a politician, Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman has the soul of a folkie. Claiming Peter, Paul and Mary as his inspiration and singing songs such as Leaving on a Jet Plane, Coleman is recording a compact disc of folk and...
Mbeki: HIV Alone Does Not Cause AIDS South African President Hits 'Notion' of Virus
PRETORIA, South Africa -- South Africa's president, already under fire for courting fringe AIDS theorists, said he doesn't think HIV alone causes AIDS in an interview to be published today in Time magazine. In the interview, conducted this month...
Midst of a Miracle Northern Philips Highway Businesses Working Hard to Shed Area's Image
Welcome to Philips Highway. That's Philips with one 'l,' the locals here interject -- despite the misspelled signs along Interstate 95 designating the road "Phillips Highway." Years ago, the state acknowledged the printing error, but still the Interstate...
Newsmakers
SINGER SEEKS DUET WITH MATERIAL GIRL Luciano Pavarotti, one of the world's most famous opera stars, has collaborated with a number of pop musicians, including U2's Bono, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin and the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox. But Madonna has...
Notebook
BOSELLI: NO COMPLAINTS Yesterday's game featured arguably the two best tackles in the league in Tony Boselli of the Jaguars and Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden. Ogden is the NFL's highest-paid lineman, with a deal he signed two weeks ago that...
Officials Move Fast to Find JTA Head National Search Thins out by Month's End
After helping guide the Better Jacksonville Plan to victory in Tuesday's election, one of Mayor John Delaney's closest advisers is seeking to fill the top post at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, which the plan targets for more than $700...
OPEC Agrees to Boost Output 3% Increase Not Expected to Cut Oil Costs
VIENNA, Austria -- OPEC, facing mounting international pressure to pump more oil to stem surging fuel prices, agreed yesterday to boost the group's official output of crude by 800,000 barrels a day. Analysts cautioned that the increase, which was...
Open Primaries Prove Fruitful for Some Candidates
Michael Bennett believes he owes his election as a state legislator to Florida's new open primary system. The electrical contractor from Bradenton won the open Republican primary for the vacant seat in House District 67 last Tuesday. He's sure Democrats...
Palestinians Put off Statehood Council to Assess Progress of Peace Talks by Nov. 15
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The top Palestinian policy-making body put off a declaration of statehood yesterday for at least two months in a bid to give faltering peace talks a chance and called for concrete measures to start preparing for statehood....
Players Need to Put Painful Loss Behind Them
BALTIMORE -- The wounds of defeat were still fresh as the paths of Tony Boselli and Aaron Beasley crossed in the Jaguars' post-game locker room. What can a 320-pound offensive tackle say to any member of a team's starting secondary in a devastating...
RAVENS 39, JAGUARS 36 the AFC Central Race Just Opened Up Ravenge, at Last Hex over as Baltimore Rallies Late
BALTIMORE -- In a little over a minute of clock time, the Jaguars' four-year hex over the Baltimore Ravens ended yesterday and something else started: Pure anger. The Jaguars, who blew a 23-7 halftime lead, were victimized by five Tony Banks...
Read All about It: Racks of Art Hit the First Coast
An innovative form of artwork that captures the themes of life in Jacksonville is being displayed around the city. Ten newspaper racks that depict different aspects of life in Jacksonville are being placed in buildings that have a lot of foot traffic....
Recall Could Threaten Future of Firestone Name
DETROIT -- The auto industry has a small graveyard of mistakes bearing names such as Pinto, Corvair and Edsel. Is Firestone next? The recall of 6.5 million tires linked to 88 deaths and the resulting attention has strained Bridgestone/Firestone...
Republicans Urge Bush to Resolve Debates Focus on Campaign Needed, Lott Says
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush's campaign, urged by congressional Republicans to take the offensive in the presidential race, expressed eagerness yesterday to work out debating details and go head to head with Al Gore. Foreshadowing difficult negotiations...
River City Can Learn Valuable Lessons from Atlanta's Plight
I guess he should have seen it coming. In a TV ad aimed to, er, drive home the point about the Better Jacksonville Plan's gridlock-control component, Mayor John Delaney tools around in, of all things, an SUV. Then, amid footage of Atlanta at rush...
Route 316 Now One of State's Busiest Study Seeks Ways to Reduce Danger
The traffic on Georgia Route 316 was more than an inconvenience to Elaine Cook as she made the round trip from her home in Athens to her job in midtown Atlanta. Her throat would tighten. Her heart would pound. And she often drove the 40-mile road...
School Budget on the Agenda for Approval 8% Raise for Teachers Included in Package
At tonight's Duval County School Board meeting, members are expected to formally approve the school system's budget and property tax rate for the 2000-01 school year. The board already approved the tentative budget and tax rate last month,, making...
Smith Shines in Loss Jags Receiver Has Career Day
BALTIMORE -- One by one, they crowded around Jimmy Smith. Shannon Sharpe. Trent Dilfer. Rod Woodson. Jonathan Ogden. Sharpe, a tight end for the Ravens and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, said the words that several of his most prominent teammates...
Swiss Rally Honors Auto Legend Louis Chevrolet
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland -- Louis-Joseph Chevrolet has long been neglected in his hometown, even though he gave his name to one of the world's most popular cars and was one of the early 20th century's best drivers. Now the townspeople want...
Team Up with Parents to Stop Child's Cursing
Q: I take care of a nearly 4-year-old boy whose parents both work. For reasons his parents cannot explain, he has developed a habit of cursing when he becomes upset. He does not say anything vulgar, yet, but will burst forth with "Damn!" or "Hell!"...
Terror Triggered Fire Program Flagstaff Plan May Be Prototype for Prevention
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- It was to northern Arizona what the 2000 fire season has become to Montana and other Western states: a catastrophic wake-up call. In the spring of 1996, wildfires blackened 32,000 acres of the ponderosa pine forest surrounding...
Three Items on Port Authority's Budget on Hold
The City Council's Finance Committee has recommend approval of Jacksonville Port Authority's total allocation of $207.7 million for fiscal 2000-01, but placed on hold requested increases on three line items. Put on hold was $500,000 for Craig Airport....
UF May Rotate QBs Again
The way Florida football coach Steve Spurrier sees it, two quarterbacks might again be better than one -- especially since he's not sure whether Jesse Palmer or Rex Grossman should be the Gators starter in Saturday's Southeastern Conference showdown...
Welfare Rolls Plunge in Northeast Florida Duval Caseloads Fall 81% in 5 Years
Gwannettia "Net" Hall turned to public assistance to support herself, six of her children and a grandson still in diapers when she lost her drugstore job in September. For the next six months, she relied on that assistance, plus her husband's child...
'West Wing' in a Landslide at Emmys 'Will & Grace' Best Comedy
LOS ANGELES -- In a landslide any politician would envy, NBC's idealistic series about a White House staff in turmoil, The West Wing, won a record-setting nine Emmy awards last night. It was a rubout in the political drama's competition with HBO's...
What's New
HONORS/AWARDS -- James H. Corwin received the James H. Corwin Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Surgical Society for fostering the highest standard of quality patient care. -- Five Jacksonville Companies received recognition and the...
Worshipers Don't Mind the Bugs and Heat at This Makeshift Church in Ponte Vedra Beach; in Fact, They Say That They Are Closer to God on Stable Grounds
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- When dressing for church, Margaret Limbaugh opted for rubber boots. Debbie Lynott packed bug spray. The ladies worshiped, along with 40 others, in a horse stable -- the temporary home of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. ...
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