The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 9, 2001

8 Hispanics Who Excel Get Recognition Tonight
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer CRESCENT CITY -- The line between work and volunteering doesn't exist for Chiqui Maldonado. Twice a week she drives an hour and a half to Crescent City, opens the door to a tiny office and welcomes...
BJ's to Build More Than a Warehouse
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Boston-area based BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. intends to set up regional corporate offices and a training center at its proposed Westside distribution center, which is expected to open...
Bolles Falls Short Again
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer LAKE BUENA VISTA -- Fans, parents and former players of The Bolles School volleyball team know the frustration. Three consecutive trips to the state final four and no title. So, naturally, the team...
Book Fans Will Be Wild about 'Harry' Movie
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone opens in exactly one week, and there's no question it's going to be big. How big? So big that some are speculating it could out-gross Titanic. So big that a...
Boys and Girls District Swimming
Byline: Bill Wesselhoff, Times-Union sports writer DISTRICT 1-3A -- When: Tomorrow; preliminaries 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m. -- Where: O'Connell Center, Gainesville. -- Host school: Gainesville Buchholz. -- Participating schools: Buchholz,...
Brackens out of Sync
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer Tony Brackens threw a shutout last Sunday. The only problem is he's a defensive lineman, not a baseball pitcher. In his third start since returning from a knee injury suffered in the final preseason...
Brunswick Cooks Stew over Contest
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Brunswick stew has long been a source of contention between Georgia and Virginia. So Josephine Tyre, who went with her granddaughter Terry Feltham and Terry's husband, James Feltham,...
Bush Views CDC's Shortcomings State Lawmakers Lead Atlanta Tour
Byline: Brian Basinger, Times-Union staff writer ATLANTA -- President Bush visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta yesterday, seeing for himself the shortcomings and strengths of "America's first line of defense against...
Coalition Blasts Low City Wages
Byline: David DeCamp, Times-Union staff writer Inside downtown Jacksonville's Historic Mt. Zion AME Church, the estimated crowd of 500 stood on the red carpet and matched the speaker's call. We want a livin' wage, a livin' wage, a livin' wage...
Cross-Country Regional Meets
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union correspondent Top six teams and first 15 individual finishers from each site advance to the state meet in Tampa, Nov. 17 CLASS 4A -- Where: Sperling Sports Complex, DeLand -- When: Tomorrow, girls race...
Cultural Council Opens Its Wallet for Arts Groups
Byline: Ivette M. Yee, Times-Union staff writer Kudos to the city of Jacksonville! For the 10th consecutive year, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville has increased funding for the arts. This year, the group shelled out $2.5 million to...
David Mamet Doesn't Quite Pull off This 'Heist'
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer In David Mamet's Heist, the umpteenth heist movie of 2001, there's ample trickery, with a dozen films' worth of double-crosses and now-you-see-it-now-you-don't diversionary tactics. But little of...
Do the Locomotion MOSH Model Train Exhibit a Mini-Jacksonville
Byline: Nicole Johnson McGill, Times-Union staff writer All aboard! The Museum of Science and History's train exhibit is making its annual stop on Jacksonville's Southbank. "Trains!" opens today with 500 feet of track -- that's the equivalent...
Education Seems to Be Delaney's Next Big Project
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist The conversation has been pretty much the same for at least the last three decades: Jacksonville's top priority, elected officials and business leaders have said over and over, must be improving...
Everyone's a Critic
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer So you think Matt Soergel must be on a Sno-cap sugar high when he sees films? Everyone's a Critic lets you play movie reviewer. Here's what "regular folks" think of movies currently at the multiplex....
Florida Ranks 46th in Health Infectious Diseases a Major Drawback
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer Florida remained a relatively sick state, sapped in a private foundation's annual health rankings by problems with infectious diseases. The Sunshine State improved two spots since 1990 but...
Football Roundup
-- PALATKA 37, SEABREEZE 30 -- The visiting Panthers, who gained an at-large berth into the playoffs, played a near-flawless, ball-control game and scored 24 points off four Seabreeze turnovers to upend the District 6-3A champions in a Class 3A regional...
France Sweeps Fed Cup Matches
France got off to a good start in its bid for a second Fed Cup title when Sandrine Testud and Amelie Mauresmo won their matches yesterday against the Czech Republic. Germany and Russia also won on the second day of the competition in Madrid, Spain....
Gators Fans Will Find Much to Watch on ESPN
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer University of Florida sports fans will turn into ESPN junkies today and tomorrow as the Gators are in line for an abnormal amount of national exposure on the all-sports cable network. It actually...
Golfers Gather for Senior Slam Events Linked to Induction Ceremony
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer The international golf community begins gathering on the First Coast today for a series of events linked by the fourth annual World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday at the World Golf Village...
Golf Swings into Action at Induction
Byline: Ivette M. Yee, Times-Union staff writer The World Golf Hall of Fame will honor six of the sport's greatest players this weekend during the fourth annual Induction Ceremony at the World Golf Village. Joining 84 other Hall of Fame inductees...
Handle Goth Teen with Care
Byline: Matt Soergel , Times-Union movie writer My First Mister has its share of problems, but Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski aren't among them. With some eerie similarities to Life as a House, this movie follows a troubled Goth teen (are...
Heart, Cancer Centers Planned St. Vincent's to Add 2 Riverside Sites
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer St. Vincent's hospital announced yesterday the addition of two new centers to its Riverside location for cardiovascular and cancer care. The $60 million project will begin construction in 2002,...
Heroes Get Respite in Jacksonville 16 New York Firefighters City's Guests for Weekend
Byline: Dana Treen, Times-Union staff writer Heroes arrived in Jacksonville yesterday. They are New York firefighters who have pulled bodies and body parts from rubble at ground zero. Men who have been away from family to attend funerals and...
HUMAN RIGHTS Priorities Misplaced
It takes a twisted logic to call, as Human Rights Watch has done, on the United States to stop the Northern Alliance from abusing the Taliban and its followers in the besieged Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Normally, it's those who perpetuate atrocities,...
Huyghue to Leave Jags Team Losing Its Salary Cap Expert
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer Michael Huyghue, the Jaguars' senior vice president for football operations who negotiated player contracts for the team since it was founded, is moving to the other side of the desk to become a super...
It's Christmas for Phish Fans, Deadheads
Byline: Nick Marino, Times-Union staff writer Just in time for the holidays, the Grateful Dead and Phish have presented their insatiable fans with a cornucopia of music more filling than a mountain of veggie burritos and more intoxicating than a...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer COUGHLIN REACTS TO WEAVER COMMENTS Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin isn't disagreeing with owner Wayne Weaver's criticism of the fourth-quarter defense in consecutive losses to Baltimore and Tennessee....
Judy Collins Has Faith in Positive Power of Music
Byline: Nick Marino, Times-Union music writer Now in her 40th year of recording, Judy Collins started her career just as folk music was becoming one of the most popular (and influential) outlets for socio-political dissent. Then, folk music inspired...
Koger Gallery Closes Insiders Cite Costs, Lack of Support
Byline: Ivette M. Yee, Times-Union staff writer Real estate developer and Jacksonville arts philanthropist Ira Koger has closed the Koger Gallery and Gardens, Jacksonville's only Asian-art gallery. Koger shut down the art venue at 4160 Boulevard...
Local Teams Set for Cross-Country Meets
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer The final hurdle before the state finals awaits 16 boys and 16 girls Jacksonville area cross-country teams with tomorrow's regional competition. Many of the 32 teams are locks to be competing in...
Morning Briefing
MASTER BRIDGE BUILDERS NAMED A trio of powerful business executives was honored yesterday for its charity work with The Bridge of Northeast Florida, a local group devoted to teaching and helping inner-city children. At a luncheon attended by about...
Only the Great Survive the East
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer The Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division has given college football perhaps the best race this season. And it looks like it's going to be that way for at least the next several seasons. ...
Picks
Byline: Len Robbins, Times-Union correspondent -- Valdosta (9-0, 6-0) at Lowndes (7-1, 5-1) -- Two strong teams playing for bragging rights and the Region 1-AAAAA crown. The 'Cats are ranked third in AAAAA (12th in the nation by USA Today), the...
PSYCH JOB A Master of Mind Games, Holtz Gushes over Gators
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- It started two weeks ago, after Florida coach Steve Spurrier popped off about the officiating in the Gators' victory over Georgia at Alltel Stadium. South Carolina coach Lou Holtz...
Quick Hits
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer RISING You probably had no idea who Matt Jones was before last Saturday night. But after he rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and completed 3-of-6 passes for 61 yards, one touchdown and...
Set for Finals St. Johns Wins in Volleyball
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union sports writer LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The St. Johns Country Day volleyball team made school history yesterday. But for a while, it appeared history would repeat itself. The Spartans edged Glades Day (Belle Glade)...
'Shallow Hal' Leaves You Hungry for More Humor
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer Blessed with a Gwyneth Paltrow performance that finds her at her most lively, Shallow Hal is a sweet semi-success for the Farrelly brothers. It's crude at times, but without the wide nasty streak...
Slaying Suspect Wrote Apology Details Emerge in Deputy's Death
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- Testimony at a court hearing yesterday revealed a Savannah man charged with killing a Camden County sheriff's deputy last year told investigators that he became angry when the deputy...
Sponsor Allows Sneak Peek at New Center for Teachers
Byline: Laura Diamond, Times-Union staff writer After nearly three years of work, a center to improve teaching across Northeast Florida is almost finished. Once complete, the Schultz Center for Teaching & Leadership will provide teachers...
Success Runs in the Family
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer It was 32 years ago when Danny Bell, Sr. suited up in the playoffs for the 10-0 Jackson football team. Tonight, Bell will watch his son, Danny Jr., do the same for the first Jackson team to go...
Surprise 'Cats Seek Title Rival Lowndes Stands in Way
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union sports writer Few people expected the Valdosta Wildcats to be here. Before the season, knowledgeable longtime fans feared a 6-4 or a 5-5 season for the Wildcats, who were fielding a starting lineup loaded...
The Voice Can't Hold Wyche Down
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist Sam Wyche spent Tuesday in a Boston hospital, watching as a doctor -- the same doctor Julie Andrews turned to for help -- prepared to cut a slit 3 inches below his Adam's apple and insert another...
Travelers Feel Safe Using JIA
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer Most travelers using Jacksonville International Airport feel the airport's security measures are sufficient, according to a poll conducted by the airport last month. The poll of 400 travelers...
What Do You See in This Flower? Four Artists Interpret Plant Life in Exhibit
Byline: Ivette M. Yee, Times-Union staff writer Forget what you know about flowers. In "NEOBOTANICA: Flora by Four Contemporary Artists," an exhibit at the Jacksonville Museum of Art that began yesterday and runs through Jan. 18, pristine petals...
World War II Veterans Finally Receive Diplomas
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer WAYCROSS -- Seven decades after suspending their lives to fight in a world war, some Ware County veterans finally were handed their high school diplomas, thanks to a new state law. The diplomas...
Xbox, GameCube Seek Top of Holiday Wish Lists Game Consoles Debut This Month
Byline: Moshay Simpson, Times-Union staff writer Get your lawn chairs, blankets and coffee ready for the wait in line, just in case. That might be the only shot you have at securing your very own Microsoft Xbox or Nintendo GameCube. The Xbox...
You'll Laugh, You'll Cry at 'The Glass Menagerie'
Byline: David Crumpler, Times-Union staff writer It seems that family dysfunction, presented even in poetic and melancholy terms, is not the downer it used to be. Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, long respected for its depiction of fragile...
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