The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 8, 2001

Alice Cooper Still Rockin' and Shockin' Fans at 53
Byline: Nick Marino, Times-Union staff writer With a severed human torso beside him, Chinese dragons behind him and a stockpile of weapons at his feet, Alice Cooper found himself more crowded on the Florida Theatre stage Tuesday night than he probably...
A Little Extra Drama in 2-AAA Postponements Extend Battle for Playoff Spots
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union sports writer The postponement of games scheduled for Sept. 14 until next Friday or Saturday hasn't had much of an effect on the playoff races in most South Georgia regions. Some teams already in the playoffs,...
Amato Geared Up for FSU Return
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer Forgive second-year North Carolina State coach Chuck Amato if he looks a little confused running out of the visitor's dressing room Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. After 18 seasons on the Florida...
Ann-Margret Leads Big Tease
Byline: David Crumpler, Times-Union staff writer The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a big tease of a show that divides the world into two kinds of people: those in favor of sex and its potential for fun and profit, and those hypocrites who seek...
Attorney, Two Groups Honored
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Attorney Lynn Drysdale recently received a national award for her consumer work. Drysdale, who works for both Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Jacksonville office of Florida Legal Services, was...
Barbecuers Go Hog Wild for Contests
Byline: Dan Macdonald, Times-Union food editor MIDDLEBURG -- Barbecue competitions aren't much of a spectator sport. All the action happens either before the event opens or after it closes. That was what I found when I made an early visit to...
Coaches Given Chance to Scout
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer When Daytona Seabreeze High plays host to Palatka tonight to start the state high school football playoffs, the schools can count on five or six extra ticket sales. But for these spectators,...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It wasn't like it was widespread." -- Chatham County school board member Jessie DeLoach Collier, commenting on complaints that some cheerleading routines had become too racy. See story, this page. TOURISM QUESTIONS Since...
Common Pain Relievers May Reduce Alzheimer's Study Finds Drugs Thwart Production of Key Protein
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer Researchers in Jacksonville and California have found commonly used drugs can reduce a type of brain plaque considered at the root of Alzheimer's disease. The findings, published in today's...
Developer Gets JEDC's Approval for BJ's Facility
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer Florida developer Casto Southeast Inc. gained the approval of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission yesterday to move forward with its proposed Southeastern distribution center for BJ's...
First Test for New-Look UF Basketball Expectations Raise Freshmen Demands
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- Because of what the University of Florida basketball team has accomplished under Billy Donovan, expectations are perennially high. Continually replenishing departed talent with...
Florida Rotating Tight Ends
Byline: David Fox, Times-Union correspondent GAINESVILLE -- The tight end position has been unsettled for Florida's past three games, but that's the way the Gators like it. Once again, juniors Aaron Walker and Kirk Wells and sophomore Ben Troupe...
FSU Campus Corner
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer WOMEN'S SOCCER SEEDED NO. 3 Third-year Florida State women's soccer coach Patrick Baker will try to add another page to his program's budding resume when the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament opens...
GATOR 'NOLES? Bowling in Jacksonville May Await Florida State
Byline: Garry Smits and Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writers Florida State's football team has played for the national championship in four of the past five years, and, since 1991, has had a January date at either Orange, Sugar, Fiesta or Cotton...
Good News, Bad News Taylor Practices, but Injury Sidelines Brunell
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer The Jaguars' season took another few twists and turns yesterday. After a week that featured a player being suspended for slugging a teammate in the locker room and defensive players grumbling about...
Graham Plays Crucial Role at Heart of Anti-Terrorism War
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur, Times-Union staff writer For a man who neither carries a weapon nor works in the White House, Bob Graham is playing a crucial role in America's new war. As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Florida's senior...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Absolutely the state was making money off emissions testing -- absolutely." -- Former state Rep. Jim Fuller, R-Jacksonville, on charges motorists paid for required auto emissions tests. Story, this page. CASTING CALL Filmmakers...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer ANOTHER SURGERY FOR BOSELLI Tony Boselli's rehabilitation just got a bit more grueling. Already out for the season because of surgery on his right shoulder, the Jaguars' All-Pro offensive tackle...
Justices Take Up Emissions Lawsuit Claims Test Overcharges
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- More than a year after the state halted auto emissions tests, the Florida Supreme Court yesterday took up part of a class-action lawsuit that says motorists were overcharged millions...
Kingsland Seeks Own EMS but Committee against Proposal
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer WOODBINE -- The zoning committee for the Southeast Georgia EMS Council recommended yesterday that Kingsland's request for separate ambulance zone be rejected. The committee's recommendation will...
Local Republicans Flirt with Circular Firing Squad
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Spinning around the political news dial ... click. The cat is out of the bag. The chicken has flown the coop. Sealed lips are unsealed. John Peyton, the son of Gate Petroleum tycoon Herb...
Man Saves Grandkids from Burning House Improper Fueling of Heater Likely to Blame, Police Say
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer With his home erupting in flames, Johnnie Dorsey rushed upstairs to his two grandchildren and tossed the 2- and 4-year-olds from a second-floor window to people below. "He couldn't see us, we couldn't...
Morning Briefing
NEIGHBORHOOD AID LEADER TO SPEAK Using neighborhood-led nonprofit organizations to help revitalize sagging communities will be the topic of a luncheon speech next week to area civic and business leaders by Michael Rubinger, a nationally recognized...
Nocatee Development Faces Crucial Hearing New Land-Use Category at Issue
Byline: Shawna Sundin, Times-Union staff writer The serenity of the warm autumn day along the St. Johns County and Duval County line belies the frenetic pace that has become the behind-the-scenes backdrop to what within years could be a small city...
On Top of the Dial WAPE (95.1 FM) Returns to No. 1 in Local Ratings
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer After dropping from its traditional spot at the top of the charts in the spring, pop hit station WAPE (95.1 FM) took advantage of summer vacation to regain the No. 1 ranking in the Jacksonville radio...
Parks Improvement List Heads to Delaney's Desk $30 Million Plan Has Broad Approval
Byline: Matt Galnor, Times-Union staff writer A $30 million slate of projects to improve Jacksonville's parks won preliminary approval yesterday, though the list could change in the coming months. A special council committee voted 4-2 to approve...
Police Probe Pair of Robberies
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer In a pair of robberies yesterday, one man pointed a gun at a credit union teller in northwest Jacksonville and another wore a wig while robbing a bank in Arlington, police said. Police said robberies...
Quick Hits
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer DIAMONDS Georgia Tech TB Joe Burns ran through North Carolina for 198 yards. . . . FSU QB Chris Rix threw for 369 yards, four TDs at Clemson. . . . Wake Forest WR Jason Anderson's 64-yard TD reception...
Remapping's Final Battle Gets Resolved
Byline: Matt Galnor, Times-Union staff writer The grueling process to redraw Jacksonville City Council districts should end next week after the final remaining battle ended last night. Councilwoman Pat Lockett-Felder grudgingly accepted Councilman...
Restaurant Shuts Doors on Workers
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer Employees of Jacksonville's Hurricane Hatties restaurant and bar found themselves locked out when they reported for work this week, and the owners are nowhere in sight. But the owners' attorney...
STATE BUDGET Another Try
State lawmakers are about to try again at plugging a $1.3 billion hole in the state's budget. The first special session this month imploded, with lawmakers disagreeing on whether to shelve a cut in the intangibles tax to begin Jan. 1. The House...
Supercenter Could Go to Regency Area
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Sleiman Enterprises is working toward development of a 32-acre retail center north of Regency Square mall. Designs show that Wal-Mart Supercenter could fit the parameters as a lead...
Swin Report
Byline: Bill Wesselhoff , Times-Union sports writer RECRUITING TRAIL A brief profile of an area player who is expected to continue her career in college: -- Name: Briley Bergen. -- High School: Bolles. -- Status: Uncommitted. -- What's...
Teams Make Huge Strides
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer The year was 1986. Traci Livingston was a teenager playing for Orange Park's St. Johns Country Day volleyball team. For the first time in school history, the team advanced to the state final four....
Testament to Veterans Names Etched in Walkway Honor Soldiers
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer Masons put the last bricks in place yesterday in the St. Simons Island Rotary Club's Veterans Walk at Neptune Park. Before there job was finished, visitors began looking for their own names and...
Tour Notes Fans May Follow Slam's Foursome
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer Fans will be allowed to walk the fairways behind the competitors this week at the Senior Slam. That will be an especially safe vantage point when the event begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the World Golf...
UNF Soccer Wins at NCAA Tourney
The University of North Florida women's soccer team shut out host Belmont Abbey 1-0 yesterday in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Terri Moo-Young scored when she gathered a deflected Diane...
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