The Florida Times Union

Articles from July 28, 2002

A Few Lift Bridges Still Soldier On
Byline: Larry Dennis, Times-Union boating editor The waterways of Northeast and Southeast Georgia are gradually getting a little less picturesque as the years pass and the romantic but often pesky lift bridges are replaced with soulless, multilane...
Anchor Is Staying Afloat Tom Brokaw's Role Validated by 9/11
Byline: Nancy McAlister, Times-Union staff writer PASADENA, Calif. -- The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 changed the national psyche, Washington politics and the media -- including retirement plans of the nation's most-watched network evening news...
Area Notebook
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer AREA TEAMS ADVANCE Teams from the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club and the Orange Park Country Club advanced to the Buick Scramble National Finals Oct. 2-6 at Walt Disney World after winning gross and net...
Area Waters Rival Keys, Divers Rave
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor Steve Park spent last Sunday at Paul Mains Reef, swimming with a giant manta ray whose wingspan he estimated at 15 feet. "We had the most phenomenal dive," said Park, who runs Atlantic Pro Divers...
At Age 18, They're Old-Timers Few Teens Stay to End of Their RCSL Eligibility
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer Their events finished for the day, Kenny Anderson and Michael Ginder made their way back to their Deerwood Epping team's tent. At ages 18 and 17, respectively, the young men tower over the boys that...
A TIME OF BLACK & WHITE Jacksonville Is Being Asked to Read 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Which Was Set in the 1930s South. Did It Reflect the Lives of Our City's African-Americans? the Answer Is Mostly No
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer ********** CORRECTION August 1, 2002 According to a Jan. 17, 1932, newspaper article, O'Neil Robertson and William Wheaton were the first black Boy Scouts in Jacksonville to wear the Boy Scouts...
Bill Puts Political Spin on Religion Legislation Would OK Church Endorsements
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur, Times-Union staff writer Lyndon Johnson was facing his first re-election as a U.S. senator in 1954, and he wanted more than a victory; he wanted to thrash his opponent and beat back the party's McCarthyite right flank...
Bono Wins Spot on U.S. Squad
Jacksonville's Chris Bono, a former Bolles School star, defeated U.S. national champion Bill Zadick in a best-of-3 match for a spot on the U.S. World Team freestyle wrestling squad yesterday in Fargo, N.D. Zadick won the first match 3-2, but Bono...
Camp Report
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Today's schedule: No practice. Tomorrow's schedule: 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. MERCURY CHECK Today's high: 94 Chance of rain: 40% Yesterday's high: 91 Heat index: 101 THUMBS UP The...
Coaches Notebook
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer FIU STEALS BACK QB The University of Florida is not on Florida International's inaugural schedule, but Golden Panthers coach Don Strock is glad Steve Spurrier left Gainesville to pursue a...
Dolphins Face Season on the Road Jacksonville to Travel to San Diego for Game
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer Jacksonville University will play the toughest schedule in the Division I-AA non-scholarship program's short history this season. The Dolphins will face a five scholarship opponents and travel...
FCCJ Graduates and Candidates 2001-02
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Graduates and Candidates 2001-02 * -- denotes graduate with honors, ** -- denotes graduate with high honors Associate in Arts Abbott, Carolyn Ramsey; Abdul Hakim, Hassan Y.; Abedalhadi, Hadeel; *Abelon,...
First Coast's King of Kings? 67-Pounder Close to Unofficial Record
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor The 67-pound king mackerel caught last weekend off St. Augustine may be the second-heaviest ever taken from Northeast Florida waters. Ponte Vedra Beach's Steve McEvoy said he caught the mega-king...
Horses Find Niche among Guide Animals Life Span, Nature Lend Themselves to Task
Byline: David Bauerlein, Times-Union staff writer Cheryl Spencer scoffed when her husband read her an article about horses being trained as guide animals for the blind. "I just got this bizarre image in my mind and I thought, this is crazy,"...
JAGA Event Needs Shelter of Mornings
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer July afternoons on the First Coast tend to be stormy. That's what happened to the Jacksonville Area Golf Association Hillyer Amateur Championship last Saturday at the Deercreek Country Club. The...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer BOTH SIDES DEADLOCKED ON SMITH HOLDOUT On Day 3 of the Jimmy Smith holdout, the two sides still appeared deadlocked. "As far as I know there's nothing [new]," coach Tom Coughlin said. The...
Junior Player Charts His Course Summer Vocation Young Toils in Offseason to Hone Game
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer One week it was Mississippi, the next week San Diego. Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Virginia also have been summer vacation stops for Michael Young. Don't ask him about beaches, theme parks or national...
Kline Readies for Presidency at UNF Interim Role Will Show Him Future
Byline: Tia Mitchell, Times-Union staff writer From the time Anne Hopkins announced her decision to resign as president of the University of North Florida, little thought was given that she would be succeeded, at least in the interim, by David Kline....
Man Should Discuss Cholesterol Condition with Doctor
Question: My brother-in-law's doctor told him his cholesterol and triglycerides are too high. He is 54 years old and not overweight. His doctor put him on a diet that is similar to the "Dr. Atkins Diet." He recently suffered a mild stroke. Could the...
Meet the Suns 3B Brennan King
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer Jacksonville Suns third baseman Brennan King excelled in basketball and baseball in high school in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He weighed college offers in both sports. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers selected...
Minor League Notebook
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer JACKSONVILLE'S HOPES HINGE ON PITCHING STAFF Those broad shoulders of Jacksonville Suns pitchers may be getting weary. Can they hold up another five weeks? The starting rotation has been outstanding...
New QB Rallies Tomcats to Victory
Byline: Alex Abrams, Times-Union correspondent TALLAHASSEE -- Tomcats coach Earnest Wilson could take credit for naming newcomer John Welsh as the starting quarterback against the Tallahassee Thunder in his team's season finale, but the move was...
Non-Fiction
Title: United States Submarines Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates Inc., 352 pages, $75 Data: Edited by David Randall Hinkle Review by Ed Gefen Published to commemorate the first 100 years of the U.S. Navy's Submarine Force, this coffee-table...
Outdoors Notebook
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor REDBONE TOURNAMENT SET FOR ST. AUGUSTINE The Redbone series of tournaments to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is coming to St. Augustine. The Oldest City Red/Trout Celebrity Classic...
Party Tries to Rebuild Image Democrats Focused on Governor's Post
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- As Democrat Daryl Jones entered the state elections office last week to qualify for the governor's race, he shouted to reporters. "By the way folks, it's not for agriculture commissioner,"...
Readers Suggest How T-U Can Be Friendlier to Them
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Based on continuing calls from readers, here are suggestions for a reader-friendly newspaper: -- The ink would never rub off on your hands, clothes and furniture. -- Your Sunday paper would include...
Rock Hall Empty without Skynyrd Bid
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist Ozzie Smith, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon, is the latest winner in what author Bill James has called the "politics of glory." Smith was a great baseball player....
Slumping Suns Fall
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer Futility met futility last night when the Jacksonville Suns played host to the Mobile BayBears at Wolfson Park. Mobile ended its frustration. . . . Jacksonville's offensive struggles continued another...
Starbucks or Star Bust? Charlton out to Prove Seattle Was Just Not His Cup of Tea
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Jaguars defensive coordinator John Pease has an admittedly offbeat theory why Ike Charlton's career with the Seattle Seahawks started badly and ended with a whimper. "It rains a lot up there," Pease...
State Is on Wrong Side in Protecting the St. Johns
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Environmental groups fighting to protect the health of the St. Johns River spent much of last week locked in battle with a state agency that's supposed to represent the people but has a record...
ST. JOHNS RIVER Clarity Rules
Workers at the Georgia- Pacific mill and the taxpayers of Palatka should be thankful that the latest in a serious of spurious challenges to the mill's efforts to clean up its effluent has been rejected. Administrative Law Judge Donald Alexander...
Summers off for Local Courts Was Necessity
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer Court has traditionally taken a summer hiatus in South Georgia. If you think it is out of consideration for parents who want to take their families on summer vacations, you'd be wrong. It's because...
Talking Football: Coaches' Early Word on the 2002 Season Florida: Ron Zook No Guess for Gators This Year
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer Tradition is important to Ron Zook, especially when it concerns University of Florida football. But he felt he had to break one last night at the annual Gator Gathering at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium....
Talking Football: Coaches' Early Word on the 2002 Season FSU: Bobby Bowden Seminoles Seeking 'Payback'
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State's 2001 football season will be remembered as one of firsts, for all the wrong reasons. The Seminoles lost two Atlantic Coast Conference games in a season for the first...
Talking Football: Coaches' Early Word on the 2002 Season Miami: Larry Coker Champs' Challenge: Raise Bar
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer ORLANDO -- Larry Coker guided Miami back to the top of college football by leading the undefeated Hurricanes to a national championship in his coaching debut last season. But to remain there,...
The Wells Watch the Year Ahead 2003
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer It's a good thing we started this calendar early, otherwise you wouldn't have listings for 2003 until well after it had begun. Everything -- date, time, place and contact number -- is subject to change...
This Time, Flutie's in a QB Duel That's Not So Cruel
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer The San Diego Chargers may be having the league's best training camp quarterback duel. Of the battle between veteran Doug Flutie and young Drew Brees for the starting job, coach Marty Schottenheimer...
TRAINING CAMP 2002 Steve Spurrier Has Nation's Capital Buzzing New Commander in Chief So Far, Redskins Players and Fans Hail Washington's Bold Ball Coach
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports writer THAT WAS THEN . . . "Structure, promptness, discipline, do it the right way, don't be messing around and wasting time, get our work done correctly and get out." Marty Schottenheimer 2001 Redskins...
TV Highlights: Tune-In This Week
Here's a list of this coming week's television highlights. Also, look for TV highlights every day in Lifestyle. TODAY -- First Kid: Life as the president's son improves for a 13-year-old (Brock Pierce) when a free-spirited Secret Service agent...
Vizcaya Miami Mansion Is Both Enduring and En-Deering
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer MIAMI -- It sits on the shores of Biscayne Bay south of Miami, a little piece of Italy perched on stone steps that climb out of the water across from a sculpted stone barge floating in the flat green...
Weather Changes, Weather Watchers Rarely Do Dedication to Task Helps Community
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer DOUGLAS -- Johnny Phillips isn't a meteorologist, but his friends often question him about the accuracy of weather forecasts. Since 1962, Phillips said he's gotten calls from farmers asking about...
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