The Florida Times Union

Articles from December 12, 2012

Around the Region
Got something you'd like to share about your community? Send news-related tips to staff writer Jim Schoettler at jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4385. BAKER KIDS GET SOME FUN WITH SHOP WITH A DEPUTY Sheriff Joey Dobson will be...
Backup Plan Worked for Allen; Jaguars Linebacker Eases into Starting Role after Going Undrafted 3 Years Ago
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Experiencing the NFL draft for the first time since starting his own agency, Steve Caric wanted to be prepared. Even though he was convinced client Russell Allen had produced a resume at San Diego State worthy of being selected,...
Bodney Dials in to Take Lead at Gate Senior; Defending Champ Only Missed Two Greens All Afternoon to Shoot 70
Byline: Garry Smits Defending champion Mike Bodney had his distances dialed in on Tuesday in the second round of the Gate Senior Invitational. Bodney hit 16-of-18 greens at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club Ocean Course, rolled in four birdie putts...
Body Found in Airplane Wreckage in Lowndes; Plane of Well-Known Georgia Man Was Missing Monday Night
Byline: Terry Dickson A body has been recovered from the wreckage of a single engine plane that was found Tuesday morning near Lake Park, Ga., Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson said. A search had been under way for a plane since Rick Poppell,...
Both Sides in Clay Digital Billboard Fight Get Their Say; County Commissioners Will Vote on the Issue at End of Jan. 8 Hearing
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski GREEN COVE SPRINGS | Supporters and opponents of digital billboards tried to sway the Clay County Commission to take their side on the controversial issue Tuesday. Commissioners heard from residents, outdoor advertising...
Can New Marina Coexist with Eagles, Manatees? Residents along Black Creek Worry a Planned 377-Slip Project Will Create 'Just a Big Mess'
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski GREEN COVE SPRINGS | Bald eagles soaring across the sky, teaching their young to fish or simply preening on a dock in the sunshine. Tod Stevens says the majestic birds that are his neighbors symbolize the natural beauty...
Commissioner's Death Is Probed as Homicide; the Body of Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett Was Found Floating at a Dock
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK | Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett was killed overnight and his death is being investigated as a homicide, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. Sublett's body was found floating between a dock and...
Court Backlogs Said Bad for Ga. Business; Georgia's Chief Justice Warns How State Budget Not Business-Friendly
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATHENS, GA. | Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein warned lawmakers Tuesday that budget cuts have created backlogs in courts that could harm the state's ability to recruit businesses. She gave her assessment to members...
Crist Seen as the Antidote to Rick Scott
Byline: Melissa Ross It was news greeted with a presidential fist bump. Once (and future?) governor Charlie Crist officially became a Democrat at a White House Christmas party last week, tweeting out a smiling photo of himself and his wife, Carole,...
Dry Skin Condition Can Get Rough in Winter Conditions; Climate Plays a Role, but Anyone Can Have It at Anytime
Byline: Brooke Bair Rough, scaly, or flaking skin. Itching. Gray, ashy skin. Cracks in the skin. Chapped or cracked lips. Sound familiar, especially around this time of year? These are all signs of dry skin, a common condition that can occur...
Evidence Found of More Graves at Reform School; but University Report Is Not News for Some Who Had Been Confined There
Byline: Kate Howard Perry When the news came of more unmarked graves at the Florida Industrial School for Boys, it reinforced the things that inmates of the school say they already knew. Many of them were beaten with a ferocity a grown man wouldn't...
Family Asks Why Someone Would Want to Kill Son; the 19-Year-Old Went out for a Walk, They Said, and Was Found Dead
Byline: Charles Broward When Thomas Nunley became frustrated trying to concentrate, the attention disorder-battling teen would often just take a walk to clear his head. So when the big-time gamer couldn't get the melody of a song down in a video...
FAMU Placed on Accreditation Probation for 1 Year; University Faces Having Its Students Ineligible for Financial Aid
TALLAHASSEE | A series of scandals in the last year - including the hazing death of a drum major - is now threatening to cost Florida A&M University its academic reputation. FAMU officials were told Tuesday that the regional accrediting organization...
For Him, 'Little Things Matter' as Window Washer Grows Business; High Energy and Reinvestment Pay off for First Coast Home Pros
Byline: Roger Bull Josh Kennedy had $300 in the bank when he started his business just four years ago, washing windows while standing on a borrowed ladder. Now First Coast Home Pros has grown to 23 employees. Kennedy had washed windows during...
Fun with Mayoral Election Parlor Game
Byline: Ron Littlepage If you're tired of politics after the exhaustive round of elections just completed, you can stop reading now. OK. If you're still with me, let's have some fun playing the speculation game of who's going to run for what...
Governor Preaching Austerity Once Again; Expenses for Health Care Are Rising While Tax Collections Weaken
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATHENS | Gov. Nathan Deal cautioned legislators Tuesday not to anticipate funds for many new initiatives in the state budget they'll consider when they convene in January. He was the final speaker at a three-day conference...
He Won Contest to Serve on State GOP; They Don't Want Him; Party Says John Stevens Broke Rules; He Says Stems from Anti-McCain Stance
Byline: Matt Dixon TALLAHASSEE | John Stevens won his St. Johns County election to serve as a Republican state committeeman. Now he's considering suing the state party because, he says, it won't let him take office. The reason? It's because of...
Jacksonville Journal
DONATE TOYS FOR KIDS FOR CHRISTMAS PARTY It's not too late to donate toys for the Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville, which will be held Saturday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The party is for children, ages 12 years or younger,...
Jaguars Notebook; Mularkey Returns, Works on Game Plan
Byline: Vito Stellino Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey, who was hospitalized for tests Monday after he told the team's training staff he wasn't feeling well and then was released later in the day, was back on the job Tuesday. Because the players are...
JaxPort to Buy Land for Transfers; $2 Million Gets 2.4 Acres for Yard to Switch Cargo between Ships, Trains
Byline: David Bauerlein The Jacksonville Port Authority agreed Tuesday to pay a premium price of $2 million for 2.4 acres needed for a planned railroad yard where cargo containers will be switched between ships and trains. JaxPort is buying the...
Kenseth Starts Fresh with Joe Gibbs Racing; Former Sprint Cup Champ Switched Seats after 14 Years at Roush Fenway
Byline: Don Coble After spending the last 14 years and 471 races with the same race team, it was understandable when Matt Kenseth got a little confused during Tuesday's test session at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth was there to drive...
Man Shot in Scuffle over Drugs Is 100th Homicide
Jacksonville police are trying to find two men after a 19-year-old man was killed Monday night inside an Arlington apartment during what appeared to be a robbery attempt involving drugs. The victim was visiting a unit at Summer Oak Apartment Homes,...
Morrison Has Played Big Role for Gators; the Freshman's Hit on EJ Manuel Was Spark in UF's Win over FSU
Byline: Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE | Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison doesn't hit like a true freshman. Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel can attest to that. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound redshirt senior was rocked by Morrison while scrambling, losing...
Opinion Roundup; Improving Access to State Government
With the reduction of reporters covering Tallahassee, it is more important than ever to make the workings of state leaders easily accessible. So it is a concern that a new system called Transparency 2.0 has been placed in limbo. Both the First...
School Discipline Disparities Targeted by NAACP Project; Data Shows Duval's Black Students More Likely to Be Suspended
Byline: Topher Sanders The education committee of the NAACP's local branch will develop a plan aimed at ending Duval County's school-to-prison pipeline, group officials said Tuesday. About 130 people attended an NAACP-sponsored community meeting...
TPC, PGA Tour Consider Applying for U.S. Amateur; It Would Be 25 Years after Tiger Won First of Three Amateurs on Course
Byline: Garry Smits The PGA Tour and the TPC Sawgrass is considering an application to the United States Golf Association for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship - 25 years after Tiger Woods won the first of his three Amateur titles in a row at the...
T-U 2
Byline: Justin Barney TEBOW TREND TIRING Had enough of Tim Tebow? You are not alone. ESPN President John Skipper admitted in a story published Monday in the Sports Business Daily that he finally reached his breaking point. There is such a...
Weaver Gift to Help ElderSource; $1 Million Will Enable Purchase of New HQ for Agency Helping Seniors
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey A $1 million gift from Delores Weaver will allow ElderSource to purchase a headquarters building and more effectively serve its 12,000-and-counting senior clients in a seven-county area. The gift, which was announced...
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