The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 4, 2002

2 Candidates Pledge to Drop City's Fire Chief; Carlucci, Peyton in Line for Union's Endorsement
Byline: David DeCamp, Times-Union staff writer Republican mayoral candidates Matt Carlucci and John Peyton moved into position to be endorsed by the Jacksonville firefighters union after pledging to replace Fire Chief Ray Alfred if they win. ...
2 Men Arrested in Triple Killing; Police Still Searching for Third Man
Byline: Veronica Chapin and Tia Mitchell, Times-Union staff writers Two Jacksonville men have been arrested in the triple killing last week in which dozens of rifle shots were pumped into a vehicle in New Town, and relatives of the victims believe...
3 Ohioans Held in Bank Robbery
Byline: David Bauer, Times-Union staff writer Three people were arrested in Nassau County yesterday after a bank robbery and high-speed chase. The two men and a woman were stopped shortly after 1 p.m. by deputies on Florida A1A, Sheriff Ray Geiger...
ABC Brings Baseball to Family
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer ABC Family, the network that will air 13 Nights of Halloween in a few weeks (Oct. 19-31), will televise at least two more days of major league postseason play, showing a pair of games today and tomorrow...
AROUND THE SEC; News and Notes
RICHT'S ROAD WARRIORS It might be a good thing for Georgia fans that the Bulldogs' game against Alabama tomorrow is in Tuscaloosa and not Athens. UGA has a better chance of winning on the road, even though Georgia has never beaten Alabama in Tuscaloosa....
Bamboo Power on Hold; JEA Green Energy Plan Gets Slow Start
Byline: David Bauerlein, Times-Union staff writer In just three months, knee-high bamboo that was planted in June at a JEA research farm on Jacksonville's Northside has grown tall as corn, 10 feet high and rising. But the JEA's plan for using...
Caleb Cares Offers Help to Women Who Lose Child; Group Provides Comfort in Grief
Byline: Mary Maraghy, Times-Union staff writer Lilyan Fournier lost two babies this year. Her daughter, Olivia, died seven hours after birth. A son, Luke, died in her womb. Both times the hospital gave her a white keepsake box containing a...
City Seeks R&D Companies for Park
Byline: Timothy J. Gibbons, Times-Union business writer The city's research and development authority is putting together an advisory committee to attract companies that actually do research and development. The board decided unanimously at its...
Court Overturns Conviction; Fourth Murder Trial Pending
Byline: Rich Tucker, Times-Union staff writer Twice-convicted murderer and prison escapee Gerald Delane Murray's circuitous journey through the legal system began another chapter yesterday as the Florida Supreme Court vacated the Jacksonville man's...
'Dinner Rush' a Fund-Raiser, Feast on Film
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer John Corbett fans -- those who loved him in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sex and the City and all the way back in Northern Exposure -- will get a chance to see him in another film two weeks from today....
'Dons' Big Hit, as Expected
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer Donovin Darius knew the NFL was in Donovan McNabb's future as soon as he saw the confident smile. McNabb knew the same about Darius as soon as he saw the blood. "I thought he'd gotten into a...
EDUCATION; Working Together
Public school officials want more "partnerships" with business to help in the effort to improve academic achievement. It would be hard to argue against improvement, in a district where more than 40 percent of the students don't graduate from high...
Everyone's a Critic
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 playing at the multiplex. Possession-- What may possibly be the...
Florida Notbeook
Byline: Michael DiRocco and David Fox, Times-Union staff writers PRESSURE ON MANNING The key to disrupting any team's passing game is to get pressure on the quarterback. But Ole Miss, which plays host to Florida today, has not allowed a sack...
Game Report
WHAT WENT RIGHT -- Greg Jones: On a night when the 'Noles often passed on an opportunity to pass the football, the junior tailback rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries. His fourth 100-yard game of the season included a career-high three touchdowns....
Gas Tanks Smaller for Talladega Race
In an effort to make racing competitive and safe at Talladega Superspeedway, Winston Cup cars will be equipped with smaller gas tanks in Sunday's EA Sports 500. The 13-gallon tanks replace the 22-gallon fuel cells used for years in the stock cars....
Godbold's Support Swing Stirs City's Political Pot
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist The worst kept political secret in Jacksonville is finally officially out of the bag. Political insiders have known for weeks that former Mayor Jake Godbold had decided to support John Peyton...
Grand 'Saga' of Love, Lust and Money
Byline: Nancy McAlister, Times-Union staff writer Public television returns to its roots with The Forsyte Saga, a tale of love and lust set in Victorian England. The first version of John Galsworthy's narrative aired 33 years ago. The new BBC...
Group Shares Economic Survival Tips
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Recession or recovery, downtown or uptick, there doesn't seem to be a clear definition of the economy. "It's been no rhyme or reason compared to previous years," said businesswoman...
Highly Ranked Lowndes, Camden Clash
Byline: Ben Watkins, Times-Union correspondent When Lowndes hosts Camden County tonight in a matchup of top-10 ranked Class AAAAA teams, the atmosphere will hardly resemble a non-region regular season game. "We've had big crowds all year, but...
It's a Jungle out There in 'Lost World'
Byline: Nancy McAlister, Times-Union staff writer Bob Hoskins, Peter Falk, James Fox and a host of prehistoric monsters headline the cast of The Lost World, a four-hour miniseries based on the 1912 sci-fi classic by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8 p.m....
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer WEAVER TO FANS: SHOW UP OR GIVE UP TICKETS Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver has a message for the fans who have tickets for Sunday's game against the Eagles: If you can't attend the game, please give...
Just More Fuel for Critics of Jeff, Tommy
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist TALLAHASSEE -- Three hours before kickoff, Florida State offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden strolled onto the nearly deserted field -- just Chief Osceola and Renegade going through a trial run at midfield...
'Mile': A Journey Both Sad and Funny; It's Maybe a Bit Too Slick, but Film Has Honest Appeal
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer Moonlight Mile has an awkward appeal to it: It's slow and a bit disjointed, yet it's surprisingly heartfelt, with moments of real emotion -- humor and sadness, mostly -- rising above a layer of Hollywood...
Moe's Open for Business in San Marco
Byline: Dan Macdonald, Times-Union outdoors editor "Welcome to Moe's" is the cry being heard in San Marco this week. The city's second Moe's Southwest Grill location, at 2004 San Marco Blvd., opened Tuesday. Moe's, which was an immediate hit...
Morning Briefing
PATRIOT ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBER Jacksonville-based Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. yesterday said that H. Jay Skelton has been elected to its board of directors and appointed chairman of its audit committee. Skelton is president and CEO of...
'Noles Run Wild; Jones Helps FSU Rally to Victory
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- Last night's Bowden Bowl IV had the first-half makings of one of those wacky, point-a-minute WAC games that helped popularize Thursday night football on ESPN. The wild start did nothing...
Prep Picks
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer All games 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted -- Jackson at Ribault -- A District 3-4A matchup that Jackson has won the past two years. The Tigers can't afford their second district loss this early...
SEC Extra
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer Opening lines: Vandy 1-4, but graduates everyone. Which is more important? . . . UT's Kelley Washington trying to undo damage done by his mouth. PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Auburn RB Carnell Williams:...
SEC Extra; Manning beyond Compare Rebels QB Unlike His Famous Brother
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- It's a Tuesday night in September, so Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning is in conference, same as every Tuesday night. There's some yelling and a lot of laughter, and somebody always...
Smallpox Plan Raises New Concerns; Pre-Emptive Strategy Carries Side-Effect Risks
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer State health officials preparing to respond to a possible smallpox outbreak from terrorism may be called to pre-empt one now that federal officials found new vaccine stocks. "That's a possibility....
Stepping Out: Troupes Hoping to Lure New Fans
Byline: Ivette M. Yee, Times-Union staff writer Dance in Jacksonville -- it's not just tutus and toe shoes. Tomorrow night at 8, local dancers from troupes all over the city will strut their stuff at "The Downtown Dance Project" at the Florida...
St. Johns Project Could Hold 12,000 Jobs
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer Developers of a proposed 966-acre mixed-use park near World Golf Village said yesterday the site could employ 12,000 permanent workers over the next 15 years. But because of the project's scope,...
Story Triggers 3-State Search; Police Believed 2 Children in Danger
Byline: Shawna Sundin, Times-Union staff writer Northeast Florida authorities were looking for an Oklahoma woman yesterday to help them shed some light on a bizarre story that launched a three-state search for two children. The St. Johns County...
Surviving in a World of Phonies
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer J.D. Salinger has never allowed Catcher in the Rye to be turned into a film. Good for him. And now there's no need, not after Igby Goes Down, a pitch-perfect story of a troubled prep school dropout...
Tara King Charts Course to Success
Byline: Nick Marino, Times-Union staff writer If all goes according to plan, 19-year-old Jacksonville singer Tara King will headline at the Super Bowl here in 2005. She says this matter-of-factly, over sushi, right around the time she says that...
The 'Doctor' Is in; Hannibal Lecter Back in Redone 'Red Dragon'
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union movie writer Red Dragon is a decent-enough serial-killer flick that comes loaded with high expectations that it can't quite meet. But it does have Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, and that should be enough...
These Old Soldiers' Lives Read like Book
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist ********************CORRECTION October 5, 2002 Dan Hill is among the subjects in the book Heart of a Soldier. Because of a columnist's error, his name was incorrect on Page B-1 yesterday. ***************...
The Sounds of Jacksonville; A Look at Local Musicians' Records
Byline: Nick Marino, Times-Union music writer Music is, to borrow the title of a recent local CD, alive and well and living in Jacksonville. Next year should see new major label releases from Burn Season and Trouble Is, two Jacksonville bands...
Tigers' Eyes on Trojans' Walker
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Chris Walker will be a focus of area high school defenses all season, given the Ribault quarterback's success (50 for 77, 679 yards) and the Trojans' reputed passing game. But tonight, the Jackson...
Tube Talk
Hey, you can't watch football all weekend. Well, maybe. But if you're looking for something on the tube that doesn't involve enormous men in spiked shoes, here are a few options: -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Who needs Red Dragon when you can...
USGA SENIOR AMATEUR; Reynolds Thanks 'Angel'
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer Greg Reynolds wanted to thank two very important people after winning the USGA Senior Amateur Championship yesterday. Delano De Windt II, the medalist at a Senior Amateur qualifying tournament Sept....
Vandy Leads SEC in Graduation
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer Arkansas coach Houston Nutt better hope that the reform linking scholarship limits to graduation rates proposed by Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee never becomes reality. The Razorbacks might have...
Violence Brings Tears, Outcry for Action
Byline: Tia Mitchell and Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writers Now that arrests have been made in the triple slaying last week, some Jacksonville residents are working to ensure that efforts to end violence continue. Residents who live near...
Washington Sparks 'Noles
Byline: Collin Mickle, Times-Union correspondent TALLAHASSEE -- Redshirting his first year at Florida State was never an option for Leon Washington. Coach Bobby Bowden has said all season that the Jackson High graduate, Florida's reigning Mr....
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