The Florida Times Union

Articles from August 16, 2000

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13 Professors File Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Gordon College Group of Educators Seeking $15 Million
MACON, Ga. -- A group of 13 current and former professors has filed a lawsuit against Gordon College, its president, the Georgia Board of Regents and three faculty members accusing them of sexual discrimination. The complaint, filed last week in...
2 Men Sought in Killing of St. Johns Subway Employee
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men seen near a Subway restaurant where an employee was killed during a robbery Monday night. The body of Lee Pennington, 22, of St. Augustine was found inside the restaurant cooler at the...
3 Chain Stores Will Be Neighbors on San Jose
A wave of new retail stores is coming to the Mandarin area in the next year, all within a block of each other on San Jose Boulevard. The first to open will be Mandarin's only Target at the Courtyard Shopping Center. The second is the area's first...
50 Years of Separation End for Koreans 2-Hour Reunions Shown on TV
SEOUL, South Korea -- A graying son knelt before his mother, but she barely recognized him. Wailing brothers and sisters clutched each other. After a half century of Cold War separation, a wife held her husband's hand while he extolled the virtues...
All in the Family Sisters in JROTC on Right Path at Raines
Your sister wears combat boots. Those might be fighting words in some quarters, but not for a trio of Northside siblings. That's because the three sisters not only march to the beat of a different drummer, but they do it marching together as...
A Sign It's Time to Act
Not every sign of growth is as glaring as sunbaked, stucco subdivisions or snarled traffic. In some places, smaller signs are sneaking up as well. In medians. On roadways. Along scenic strips. In places where their messages can "snipe" at passersby....
Bennett Staff Ready to Shine
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- This time, the teachers were the ones groaning about a math quiz, told to refrain from writing until given the go-ahead and warned not to talk to fellow test-takers. And this time, some of the teachers were the ones scolded...
Board to Borrow $53 Million to Build 4 Schools, Repair 5th
The Duval County School Board last night approved borrowing $53 million to finance construction of four new schools and improving a fifth. The money will be borrowed through the use of certificates of participation. The certificates work like mortgages,...
Boat Ramp Proposal Resurfaces Panel Revamps Mandarin Plan
A boat ramp once planned for Jacksonville's Mandarin Park, then killed because of neighbors' and state concerns about its effects on manatees, is back on track, now that the city's Manatee Protection Plan was finally approved by the state Aug. 1. ...
Boat Ride Was Beginning for Husband-Wife Delegates
LOS ANGELES -- Eight years ago, Lowell and Gloria Greenbaum of Augusta were out on their boat on the Savannah River when they happened by some members of Bill Clinton's advance team preparing the way for a visit by the Democratic presidential contender....
Bolles' Swimmers Win Kiwanis Ocean Race
They romped and wrote their names in the sand. They fixed each other's hair prior to strapping on their swim caps and goggles. They hurled clumps of sand at each other, laughed and splashed in the surf off Jacksonville Beach. Just a little relaxation...
Brackens Can Learn Plenty from Smith
So Tony Brackens thinks he's not getting the money he deserves? The cattle rancher feels he's justified in walking out on the Jaguars again if he doesn't sign a lucrative, long-term deal before the 2000 season opens? Well, before Brackens gets a...
Britain Grounds Concordes Concerns Grow about Tire Safety
LONDON -- Warned of new official doubts about the Concorde's tires, British Airways grounded its supersonic fleet in dramatic fashion yesterday, pulling a New York-bound plane off the runway. With the French Concordes -- the only other fleet --...
Bush, 2 Lawmakers Discuss 2001 Agenda Long-Term Elderly Care to Be Top Issue
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush met privately yesterday with the two men likely to lead the Legislature next year and laid out an agenda to take care of the state's elderly, cut taxes and stretch a smaller budget. Bush, Sen. John McKay, and Rep. Tom...
Camp Report
CHANEY CLEARANCE EXPECTED The academic questions surrounding the eligibility of senior TB Jeff Chaney may be over as early as today, but it appears the productive backup to Travis Minor will be returning to practice, perhaps as early as this weekend....
Carrie Isn't Meek about the Republicans
LOS ANGELES -- Breaking with the Democrats' unspoken rule not to attack their opponents this week, U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek had Florida delegates whooping and cheering yesterday as she let loose against Republicans. "I'm sick and tired of Democrats...
Carter Blasts Efforts to Pin Scandal on Gore He Says Vice President Is 'Man of Absolute Integrity'
LOS ANGELES -- Al Gore must convince voters he would carry on Bill Clinton's policies without the moral lapses that have tarnished the Clinton White House, former President Jimmy Carter said yesterday. "I've known Al Gore for 25 years," Carter told...
Church Performs Play in Islamic Turkey
During a play about Jesus, Muslims climbed over one another trying to touch Christ, played by a Hilliard logger. Others cried at his feet. The play was a musical drama presented this summer in Turkey by members of Nassau County's First Baptist...
Citizens Panel Endorses Mayor's Plan 11-5 Vote Comes with Reservations
Mayor John Delaney's $2.2 billion Better Jacksonville Plan, to be financed by a half-cent local sales tax increase if approved by voters Sept. 5, was endorsed 11-5 at a meeting Friday of the Greater Arlington/Beaches Citizens Planning Advisory Committee....
City's Stamp of Approval Hoboken Post Office Celebrates 125 Years by Opening New Digs
HOBOKEN -- Residents are celebrating an institution today that is older than the city and the county. The first U.S. post office opened in a general store facing the railroad tracks 125 years ago -- 45 years before the city was incorporated -- and...
'Cline' Star at Alhambra Feels Role a Natural Fit for Her Talent
Timing and talent made Patsy Cline famous. Talent alone made her a legend. Today, with the popularity of superstars like Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, a female country singer doesn't seem like that big of a deal. In the 1950s and '60s, Cline...
Coach: Cheerleaders Sure to Win 3rd National Title
As the football team slammed on the field and the marching band thumped in the background, Fernandina Beach High School's varsity cheerleading squad wailed in unison: "F-H-S. Let's go Pirates. Fernandina Beach, stand up and yell. F-E-R-N-A-N-D-I-N-A....
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "We'll now have 12 people to maintain 27 facilities. I don't think we'll be able to maintain them properly." -- Glynn County school board member Susan Raikes-Walker, who opposed the vote to cut 11 maintenance jobs in the district....
Compaq's New Gadgets Hit Nothing but 'Net
NEW YORK -- Two stalwarts of the PC, Compaq Computer Corp. and Microsoft Corp., joined together yesterday to launch a simple, stripped-down "Internet appliance" they hope will woo those who find PCs daunting. Such devices are expected to become...
Concession Prices at Alltel Increase Rise Doesn't Always Equate to Larger Portions
The price for a 24-ounce souvenir cup of beer at Alltel Stadium is $6. That is $1 more than last year's price of $5, however, that price was for a 22-ounce cup of beer. The prices for a beer, hamburger, nachos and a Buffalo chicken basket have...
Corporate Earnings
DEERE & CO. Deere & Co.'s earnings more than doubled in the third quarter due to a rebound in sales of agricultural machinery, manufacturing efficiencies and the inclusion of results of a recently acquired forestry equipment maker. Moline,...
Council to Tackle Address Signs 2 Want City Businesses to Post Larger Numbers
City Councilwomen Elaine Brown and Faye Rustin want to take the mystery and sometimes heart-stopping action out of traveling to and from Jacksonville's myriad strip malls, subdivisions and commercial courts. Under a plan being worked out now, they...
Curtain Rises in LaVilla Duval County's New Middle School of the Arts Welcomes 1,000 Students on Its Opening Day
Like any proud mother knowing the importance of the first day of school, Jane Condon wanted her child to look perfect. So Condon checked the hallways to make sure they were spotless. Pleased with the appearance, Condon opened the doors to the...
DEFENSE Delay Decision
President Clinton is pondering whether to move forward with the initial steps of a missile defense system that would help defend all 50 states against a small-scale nuclear attack and says he hopes to make a decision soon on this highly important and...
Democratic National Convention
ONE OF THE GANG "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to hopefully sway a few votes our way. I'll be just one of the crowd down there waving my sign and wearing my 'Smush Bush' button!" Christie Brinkley model BLEEDING BLUE DELEGATES TAKE...
DNA Tests Confirm Murderer's Guilt Was Only Reprieve Granted by Bush
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two and a half months after George W. Bush granted the one and only reprieve of his Texas governorship to a death row inmate, a judge yesterday set a new execution date for convicted child-killer Ricky Nolen McGinn. DNA tests performed...
Doubts Don't Faze Florida's Receivers
GAINESVILLE -- Alex Willis reads the preseason magazines and newspapers and hears what people are saying about the University of Florida's wide receivers. And he doesn't like it. Willis knows Travis Taylor and Darrell Jackson are gone, and John...
Duval Withdraws from PGA Back Problems Sideline Golfer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- David Duval must wait until the 2001 season in his quest to win his first major championship. Duval, a Jacksonville native and 11-time winner on the PGA Tour, withdrew yesterday from the 82nd PGA Championship because of persistent...
Electric Rates to Drop Cuts Effective Oct. 1
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- The city plans to reduce electric rates and save its 31,000 customers in Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and northern St. Johns County about $2.3 million a year. Residents can expect to save anywhere from...
Falcons Take Another Loss at Defensive End
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons took a hit at their most vulnerable position yesterday when defensive end Brady Smith limped off the field with a pulled groin. Losing Smith, the only player at his position with measurable NFL experience...
Filled with Hope
Caleb A. Lee III left for college last weekend to join fellow first year cadets at Virginia Military Institute. His send-off entourage was larger than most: Traveling with him to his new home in Virginia were three housemates ages 11, 12 and 15 and...
Fisher Says No to Noise Reducers Titans Coach Calls Devices 'Too Technical'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Count Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher as a "no" vote against using technology to block out home field advantage. His Titans and the St. Louis Rams used the devices called "Noise Exterminators" Monday night during their exhibition...
Former Keystone Heights Mayor Bill Beam Dies at 76
Keystone Heights City Councilman and former mayor William Monroe "Bill" Beam, 76, died of a stroke Saturday at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville. For nearly 30 years Mr. Beam was part of Keystone Heights government, serving seven terms as mayor...
Glynn Schools Cut 11 Positions Board Eliminates Maintenance Jobs
BRUNSWICK -- The Glynn County school board has eliminated 11 maintenance department positions in an ongoing systemwide reorganization to recover from an overall $8.1 million deficit. The Board of Education voted 7-2 with one member absent Monday...
Graham Pushes Drug Plan GOP Coverage Decried as Fake
LOS ANGELES -- Calling the current Medicare system "a 1965 vehicle on 21st century highways," U.S. Sen. Bob Graham of Florida pleaded for a new prescription drug plan under Medicare during a speech at the Democratic National Convention. He told...
Hall Sets Freestyle Mark; Torres Breezes in Semis
INDIANAPOLIS -- It's a kinder, gentler Gary Hall Jr. who will challenge Alexander Popov at the Sydney Olympics. While clearly impacted by life-changing events over the last four years, Hall broke a decade-old American record in the 50-meter freestyle...
Helping Kids Find the Way School Workshop Aims to Motivate
Billie Holmes believes in putting kids on the right path at an early age. For one thing, she says it helps them establish winning habits early on. And it's not only good for them, but for us, too, she says: It takes a lot less effort to help steer...
Implant Benefits to Deaf Kids Found to Outweigh Costs
CHICAGO -- A cost-benefit analysis of cochlear implants in deaf children indicates they are well worth the $40,000 expense. The small, snail-shaped electrical devices are surgically implanted in the cochlea, the inner-ear organ that contains nerve...
Impoverished of Myanmar Bet on Undercover Lottery Tickets Cheap for 2-Digit Game
YANGON, Myanmar -- From the third to the ninth of every month Myanmar takes an unofficial holiday. Businesses halt and office work slackens as people indulge in what has become a national pastime, even obsession: the "two-digit lottery." Hoping...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I'm really happy and pleased at the school I'm working at. It looks like a good bunch of kids." -- Alicia Crane, a new Sandalwood High School teacher, reflecting on the first day of school. Story on this page. REZONING MORATORIUM...
Jason Geiger Football Captain Learns from Turkey Trip
After graduating third in his class from Hilliard High School, Jason Geiger kept busy. In June, he traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, with his church, the First Baptist Church of Boulogne, to perform a play, The Lamb. He was amazed by the commotion of...
Jax Players Dominate Field during Softball Championship
The Jax Players captured the championship at the United States Fastpitch Association's World Series in Panama City last weekend. The 18-and-under softball team, comprised of an eclectic group of area players, compiled a 6-1 series record edging Team...
Kids in Clay Head Back to School Thunderbolt Opens to Ease Overcrowding
Brit Garner is pumped up about being part of the first sixth-grade class at the newly constructed Thunderbolt Elementary School. She likes that she gets to go to a brand new school, with all but a few of the classrooms under one roof, and that many...
Kids Start Fish Stories Early Fort Clinch Tournament Had Young Participants
Yulee resident Kyle Fullwood says it took him "five minutes and 20 seconds -- or maybe about 22 seconds" of pure struggle to land the prizewinner in Saturday's fishing tournament at Fort Clinch State Park. And judging by the 6-year-old's ability...
Letter from a Reader
Developers of Nassau County, I have the following questions for you. How do you intend to protect our rivers from the increased fertilizer/pesticide/sewage runoffs that your developments are going to generate? Are you going to help the elderly,...
Life on the Beach
********** CORRECTION August 19, 2000 W. G. Pitts Co. of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach architect Gary Crumley submitted a design proposal for upcoming renovations to Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach. The company's name was incorrect...
Luxury Gardens Go Vertical Vine-Covered Trellises Save Space, Privacy
Walk through a vine-covered arbor on a hot summer's day and you will want to linger. The cool, sheltered feeling is a real enticement to stay just a little while longer. If you think your yard is too hot, too small or too hopeless to make it feel...
Man Awaiting Battery Trial Accused of Raping 2
SARASOTA -- A man released to await trial on a charge he beat his former girlfriend is now accused of raping the woman and a 13-year-old baby sitter in an attack so violent police said they were surprised no one was killed. Charles E. Benson, 32,...
Man Who Accused Police of Brutality in Arrest Goes to Trial
Nassau County deputies say Frank Morgan II was causing traffic problems at American Beach last year and resisted them when they tried to arrest him. Morgan says he was the victim of police harassment, then brutality. On Friday, a jury will decide...
Meet Butch Toney
Every Tuesday, Butch Toney rises at 1:15 a.m. and heads to the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless to feed his "neighbors." The first group, those who live on the streets and under bridges, come to the center's back door around 4 a.m. for Toney's...
Meet Morgan Phares
Recent Fletcher High School graduate Morgan Phares can't stay out of the water. During the winter, she swam for Fletcher and became a four-time state qualifier. This has also been her ninth year on the Beaches Aquatic Club swim team. She's about...
Meet Sarrah K. Davis
While most people are anticipating watching Americans compete for medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, next month, Sarrah K. Davis of Arlington has her sights set on the 2008 Summer Olympics. Of course, she'll tune in to the...
Miss America Contestant from First Coast Toasted by Her Fans
ORANGE PARK -- With family, friends and well-wishers looking on approvingly, Candace Rodatz gave a preview Sunday of what the nation will see in Atlantic City on Oct. 14. Whether the Middleburg High School graduate and Orange Park resident can win...
Morning Briefing
DOW DOWN MORE THAN 100; NASDAQ UP Stocks finished mixed yesterday, as investors sold blue chips after three consecutive winning sessions and bought some beaten-down technology issues. Analysts said profit-taking was largely responsible for Dow's...
Music Mania Feedback from Fans Most Ticketholders Say Show a High-Energy Hit
Sure, Sunday's Summer Music Mania 2000 had its glitches. But the concert, headlined by 'N Sync, was a smash, according to most of those who were there. We asked fans for reviews. Here are some: -- -- -- "Biggest concert in the world? Hardly....
NATURE as the World Terns
Like many others, we have been watching the great Northwest salmon controversy with interest, wondering whether the welfare of humans or fish would prevail. Because salmon have been having trouble getting upstream, there has been a hue and cry to...
New Contract for Teachers Includes 6 Percent Salary Increase
The Clay County School Board is expected to ratify contracts tomorrow with employee groups representing teachers and support personnel. The board action on the contracts will come on the heels of the recent approval of the new, three-year master...
New Raiders Coach Impressed with the Team's Winning Attitude
The Ron McCrone era has begun at Orange Park High School, with an emphasis on attitude and conditioning. McCrone, in his first year as Raiders head coach, is hoping to build on last year's 8-3 record that included a trip to the playoffs and the...
Newsmakers
BABY ON THE WAY FOR DIXIE CHICK Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, may soon be singing lullabies. Maines, 25, who married actor Adrian Pasdar in June, is pregnant, it was announced Monday. The baby is due in April. The Dixie Chicks...
Nine-Building Office Park Planned for North of Dunn Avenue
Developers are making plans for a North Jacksonville office park, although not a lot of information was immediately available yesterday. Wurn Investments and Properties of Melrose indicated to the city that it was interested in developing a nine-building,...
Old Book Was Well-Researched Assessment of the Sunshine State
A century and a half ago, most residents of Clay County could go weeks without seeing another human being outside of immediate family. Today that is all changed and one man, George M. Barbour, and the book he wrote, Florida for Tourists, Invalids and...
Output Increase in Line with Expectations
WASHINGTON -- Industrial production rose solidly in July, boosted by technology equipment turned out by factories and despite a big drop in electric utility output caused by unseasonably mild weather. With the economy humming at a desirable rate...
Overton Measure Would Limit Council Presidents to 1 Year
********** CORRECTION August 17, 2000 Former Jacksonville City Councilman Dick Kravitz, a Republican, said he ran for a second term as council president in 1996 only after Democrat Eric Smith joined the race. Kravitz said he wanted to give...
Pair Patents Process for Disposal of Peels Citrus Rinds Can Make Harmful Vapors
A small environmental engineering firm in Fernandina Beach might have revolutionized the way in which discarded citrus peels, an environmental hazard, can be processed and disposed. Technology for disposing of the peels has not changed in 30 years,...
Police Briefing
Following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Northside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. -- A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the 10000 block of Beaver Street West after witnesses said...
Police Briefs
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by area police departments. ATLANTIC BEACH -- A burglary was reported Aug. 9 at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 363 Atlantic Blvd. The glass in the store's front door was shattered. Loose change...
Police Waiting to Interview DEA Agent about Shooting
Jacksonville police said yesterday they were waiting to interview an unidentified federal agent who they say accidentally shot and killed a 24-year-old suspect Monday on the Westside. The dead man, Curt Eugene Ferryman, was targeted by a joint anti-narcotics...
Practice Report
A PAIN IN THE MOUTH Given time and antibiotics, Reggie Barlow has been told the pain will subside. He wouldn't mind a bit if the time were now. Barlow, a fifth-year receiver/punt returner for the Jaguars, has been suffering from a stone lodged...
Protests Continue, but Most Peaceful
LOS ANGELES -- Animal rights activists opposed to the fur trade protested in front of clothing stores and banged on windows yesterday in one of several continuing demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention. Police arrested at least 25...
Residents Upset over Hotels Plan Merrill Hills Deal Sought with City
The representative of a group of investors who want to build four hotels near the southeast quadrant of Merrill Road and the Southside Connector wanted to get some suggestions from residents of a nearby subdivision that would make the hotels more palatable....
Restless Sleep, Male Aging Linked Growth Hormone Declines after 45
CHICAGO -- Here's some news that could keep middle-aged men awake nights: A lack of quality sleep may contribute to love handles and double chins. Researchers at the University of Chicago found what appears to be a link between middle-age spread...
Rezoning Request Gets OK
Saying the Chesterfield Terrace area has become more industrial than residential, the Jacksonville City Council approved a land use and rezoning request last week that was opposed by residents and community leaders. But City Councilwoman Suzanne...
Running for Office in Clay? Let's Take It Literally Survival of the Fittest When It Comes to Candidates
I thought it might be interesting to take a look at several different items this week. A reader recently notified me about an incident he observed. This person at one time was a mayor in Clay County, so I figure he is really on top of things. ...
Seeking a Larger Salary Atlantic Leans toward Hikes
ATLANTIC BEACH -- City commissioners gave initial approval Monday to giving raises to future commissioners and mayors, but not themselves during the current term. The proposed ordinance would allow raises for future elected officials equal to and...
Senior Homeowners Have until Sept. 5 to Seek Exemption
Low-income senior citizens interested in receiving an additional $25,000 homestead exemption have until Sept. 5 to apply with the Duval County property appraiser's office. This exemption refers only to the city of Jacksonville portion of the property...
Shands Weighs Cutting Positions to Stem Losses
********** CORRECTION August 17, 2000 Shands Jacksonville is an independent, non-profit corporation that is affiliated with, but not owned by, Shands Health-Care of Gainesville. Because of a reporter's error, their relationship was misrepresented...
Shelter to Auction off Horse
Dakota prances and paws at the ground, as if he's anxious to go home. But nobody knows yet where that will be. The 3-year-old registered pinto is currently a ward of the Clay County Animal Control Department, which will auction him off to the highest...
Shipper Has Opened Caribbean Division
Estes Express Lines, a Richmond, Va.-based trucking company, has opened a Caribbean division that specializes in cargo shipment to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands from its terminal in Jacksonville. Billy Hupp, the company's executive vice...
Signs Must Be Stripped by Friday
KINGSLAND -- Camden County officials are extending the deadline for a business owner to remove two billboards they say were erected in the county without a permit. Jerry Sullivan, owner of Cafe Risque in McIntosh County, originally was told to remove...
Sneakers Plans to Expand to Beach Atlantic Leans toward Hikes
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Sneakers Sports Grille is negotiating to open one of Northeast Florida's largest and most technically advanced sports theme restaurants in downtown Jacksonville Beach. Sneakers co-owners Greg Pratt and Tony Guerra plan to sign...
Suns' Keller Has Enjoyed View from Both Sides of Fence
In the corridors of Wolfson Park more than a dozen years ago, a star-struck 10-year-old boy stood pressed against a fence, the silver, metallic webbing separating him from a dream. Children, some younger and some older, clamored on either side of...
Surfer Riding Wave of Successes
"We got there before it was light, about 5. Two guys were already out. We went on out. It was head high and there were just five guys. We surfed for two hours [before the contest]." Josh Hansbrough was talking about his first surf trip to the prime...
Teacher Handles Debut with Class Her First Day at Sandalwood a Success
When the bell rang at 7:15 a.m. yesterday, Alicia Crane stationed herself at the entrance to her Sandalwood High School classroom, poised for action. A ninth-grade math teacher new to Jacksonville, Crane was the picture of composure even as students...
The Answer Line
CLAY COUNTY: I have some legal issues and cannot afford an attorney. Are there forms that I can use to file a court proceeding that I can fill out myself? How do I get these forms and make sure I fill them out properly? Answer: There are over 80...
Theater Builders to Visit Magic Johnson's Group Eyes Northside
LOS ANGELES -- Executives from former basketball star Magic Johnson's development company will visit Jacksonville late this month, the first step in a proposed $10 million development package on the Northside that would include a movie theater, coffee...
The County Line
Serving the readers of the greater Clay County area every Wednesday and Saturday. FLEMING ISLAND THUNDERBOLT: When the new school year opens today in Clay County, there will be a strong presence of law enforcement officers on special traffic...
This Is the House That Steve Built Construction Worker Took Work Home
The do-it-yourself mentality has reached huge proportions in a backwoods neighborhood off Chester Road in Yulee. Tucked away amid the sandy soil and scraggly woods, a three-bedroom fortress is going up, steel truss by steel truss. Steve Sanderson,...
Tillman's Memory Part of JU's Future Football Season Dedicated to Late Dolphins Star
When Jacksonville University's football team takes the field this morning for the first of their summer practices, Rico Tillman will be with them. Tillman, who died on April 10 after complications received from a stab wound, was regarded by teammates...
Time Comes for Parent to Let Son Go
So this Saturday, we'll pack up the van and take the kid to college. It's not a long drive, down through Middleburg, Starke and Waldo to Gainesville. Maybe an hour and a half the way I drive. A little less the way he drives, but let's not talk about...
Traffic Cure on Its Way Project Tackles Busy Intersection
Motorists locked in traffic gridlock at Cahoon Road and Lenox Avenue will soon get relief. And no one is happier than City Councilman Doyle Carter, who lives in the area and said it takes him 20 minutes to get out of his driveway. "It's become...
UGa to Appeal Race Policy Ruling
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia said yesterday it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that giving a statistical boost to non-white applicants is unconstitutional. The school said it will drop race as an admissions factor until the case is...
Vines for the Coast
These vines will perform well in coastal areas if appropriately watered and protected from direct salt spray. Roses and confederate jasmine are especially salt-tolerant. Bougainvillea, an evergreen shrubby vine that is cold-sensitive and will drop...
Why Odds Are against Rescue of Trapped Russian Submarine
Questions and answers about the attempt to rescue the Kursk. Q. How long can the crew survive? A. It depends on a number of factors, including the number of people on board, the volume of the ship, the level of activity and the availability of...
Wildfire Evacuees Go Home
HAMILTON, Mont. -- Hundreds of people were allowed to return to their homes in Montana's charred Bitterroot Valley yesterday, but were warned to keep their bags packed just in case. As they moved in, other people were moving out under a new evacuation...
Woman, 83, Rescued 3 Days after Accident Her Car Flipped off Bridge into Swamp
FORT LAUDERDALE -- An 83-year-old woman was found alive in her car yesterday, three days after it crashed off a bridge into a snake-infested swamp. She told rescuers she was able to survive by collecting rainwater. Tillie Tooter's car was discovered...
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