The Florida Times Union

Articles from April 19, 2003

3 Coaches Join Fleming Island High
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Clay County Line sports writer Three coaches, including two from Clay County high schools, have been added to the growing list of coaches filling out the athletic program at newly built Fleming Island High School. Former...
3 Needed for Instructional Series
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer Do you want to take several strokes off your golf handicap? Do you have up to 10 hours a day, for nine days in May to spare? Do you want to be a star . . . in Japan? Then Scott Sackett has...
5 Questions
Lisa Vanderwege is owner of Gourmet, Gourmet, the tournament caterer that provides concessions to spectators and meals to the players and tournament officials: Q: How have you changed what is served at the tournament? A: This is my fourth year...
Alvarez Defeats Hardin for City Council District 11 Seat
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer Political newcomer Frank Hardin, who ran a modest campaign on a tight budget, lost to Jacksonville City Councilman Warren Alvarez in one of the closest races on Tuesday night. "I actually...
Author Leading Effort to Collect Books for Military
Byline: Phillip J. Milano, River Bend Review editor When times get tough, crack open a book. That's the prescription for stress given by Mandarin author Caryn Suarez, who says reading is a great antidote to anxiety. And who is more due for...
Bacteria Triggers 2 Swim Advisories; Beachgoers Skirt Risky Spots
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer Health officials yesterday issued swim advisories for areas of Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach because of recently detected high bacteria counts. Just as beach season began revving...
Baseball Roundup
-- NORTH FLORIDA 5, SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN 3 -- North Florida, ranked No. 5 in Division II, capitalized on eight South Carolina Aiken errors last night in a victory at Harmon Stadium. The win was the sixth in a row for UNF (31-12, 15-7 Peach Belt) which...
Beaches-Area Athletes Making International Waves
Byline: Brian Kosoy, Times-Union sports correspondent Nease High graduate Len Mattiace almost won the Masters golf tournament last week and other Beaches-area athletes have been making national headlines. Here are this week's headliners and events:...
BEACHES BUSINESS; Third Street Village Nears Completion at Beaches Site
The conversion of the former Pic 'N Save site in south Jacksonville Beach to Third Street Village is nearly complete. Ervin, Lovett & Miller, a Jacksonville architectural, land planning and landscape design firm, worked on the upscale enclave...
Beach Shorts
RENTAL REGULATION The Neptune Beach City Council will review two controversial proposed ordinances regarding rental properties Monday. The workshop meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 116 First St. The council decided on April...
Buddhists Celebrate; New Year's a Time for Family, Fun
Byline: Christy Whitehead, River City News correspondent Seven young girls in costume danced traditional Cambodian dances for the crowd gathered at a Buddhist Wat on the Westside. The Wat Khanteyaram celebrated the Cambodian New Year last weekend...
CCAR Expanding Building, Staff, Contracts
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer For years they have mowed grass, cleaned buildings, planted trees and packaged retail items. But now they also reinforce bullet-proof vests and help train field officers for the U.S. Border Patrol....
CHILD SAFETY; Get It Done
Florida parents should not have to worry that a sexual predator could be living at a child's school bus stop. No state laws exist to guard against the possibility. Under state law, a sexual predator -- a court-designated term for people convicted...
Church's Moveends Tradition; Easter Cross Adorned for Past 18 Years
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writer For almost 18 years, the 20-foot cross decorated with gladioluses and fern has been erected as a symbol of the Easter season near a heavily traveled Southside intersection. But this is the last...
Citizens Looking to Future; Callahan: Town Voters Recall Sikes
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer The removal of Callahan Councilman Jack Sikes Tuesday may have capped an era of political tumult in the small town, but residents and officials say the recall is part of an ongoing process, not...
City to Unveil $256,420 Warrington Park Renovations
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer The city will unwrap another park makeover with a ribbon-cutting Monday at Warrington Park. Councilwoman Lynette Self will do the honors at 11:30 a.m. at the park, 8202 Kona Ave. Debra Igou, director...
Civitan Club Looks to Expand; Group Has Social, Charity Agenda
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Nassau Civitan Club is looking for a few good citizens. Chartered in July, the fledgling club in Nassau County already has 31 members, but the organization is hoping others will join them...
Clay 4-H Team Places Second in State; They Specialize in Hippology
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer You won't find many people in Clay County who know more about horses than Erin Carter, Sindra Fraley, Mary Termer and Katie Wines. Despite their ages, which combined total only 64 years, the...
Clay High Athletic Director Moves to Assistant Principal; Headline Goes Here
Matt Lewis has been hired as the new Clay High School athletic director thisfall, to replace Cary Dicks, who is taking an assistant principal position. Lewis has been the head softball coach and a teacher at Clay for seven years, and also has been...
Clay High Track Wins Top Honors; Teams Dominate at State Star Conference
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Clay County Line sports writer Clay High School's boys and girls track teams continued their dominance in area track events, as both teams took top honors during the Florida Star Conference meet at Orange Park High School....
Community Honors Slain Officer; Collins' Life, Work Praised at Funeral
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- Brunswick police officer Melvin Collins was laid to rest yesterdayas a hero. His death was mourned with tears and prayers. But more than that, his life was celebrated with smiles,...
Community Remembers Slain Police Officer as 'Hero'; Collins' Life, Work Praised at Funeral
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- Brunswick police officer Melvin Collins was laid to rest yesterday as a hero. His death was mourned with tears and prayers. But more than that, his life was celebrated with smiles,...
Construction Workers Block Parking Space for Own Uses
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches area police departments: ATLANTIC BEACH An employee at the Best Western, 2389 Mayport Road, reported April 8 that construction workers staying at the hotel took a "no parking" sign...
Councilman Questions Legal Bill; He Says Town Not Responsible for It
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Orange Park Councilman Pete Morgan said he doesn't think the town should be financially responsible for an incident involving former Mayor Garry McIntyre. "We don't want to pick up his legal defense...
County Urges Board to Prepare for Work on Beach Access Issue
Byline: Lisa Woods, Shorelines staff writer St. Johns County officials urged members of the Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board this week to gear up for a hot issue coming their way -- the county's abandonment of a strip of land along Ponte...
Davenport Dominates; Quarterfinal Rout Leaves Her Opponent Awestruck
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer AMELIA ISLAND -- At first, Patty Schnyder was frustrated, embarrassed and mad. By the end of her Bausch & Lomb Championships quarterfinal match against Lindsay Davenport, however, all she had...
Easter Egg Hunt Tradition Goes on; Woman Now in Hospice Continues Special Event
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, Times-Union staff writer It wasn't your usual Easter egg hunt. Oh, yes, there were brightly colored plastic eggs -- 300 of them -- hidden among the shrubs and trees. And probably 50 or so eager youngsters, baskets to...
Ecology Fair Is Today at Landing; Earth Day Marks Its 33rd Year
Jacksonville will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of Earth Day with a free Ecology Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Jacksonville Landing. In addition, Carl Pope, national executive director of the Sierra Club, will be keynote speaker in a...
Events to Hail Grant Work
Byline: John Carter, Staff writer The city has a slate of activities planned for Monday through Friday to celebrate National Community Development Week. Betty Huelster of the city's Planning and Development Department said the activities will...
Events to Hail Work Done with Grants
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer The city has a slate of activities planned for Monday through Friday to celebrate National Community Development Week. Betty Huelster of the city's Planning and Development Department said the activities...
Fashionable Event Shakes off Winter Blues, Finds Fall
Byline: Jackie Roone, Shorelines columnist "When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country," comedienne Elayne Boosler said. I don't believe depression was the motivation for invading Iraq, but the luncheon...
Few Answers on Proposed Condo, Some Say; Building Planned near Marsh Landing
Byline: Lisa Woods, Shorelines staff writer Questions about a proposed 72-unit condominium adjacent to the Marsh Landing community went unanswered at a homeowners meeting Tuesday night. Ray Myolla, president of the Marsh Landing at Sawgrass Master...
Gator Football Team Likely to Be in Rebuilding Mode for 2003
Byline: Brent Beaird, County Line correspondent After covering the University of Florida spring football game last week, I have to say the Gators are in a rebuilding mode. They are not going to admit it, but the coaches are aiming for 2004. Does...
Group Unifies City's Cultures; Multicultural Network Offers Access
Byline: Catherine Lambert, River City News correspondent For people looking for a way to meet others with their ethnic background, the Multicultural Network of Jacksonville is an untapped resource. Eva Sheridan, president of the network, says...
Healing BALM Ministry Has Community Health Fair Today; Keeping the Faith
Byline: Glenda S. Jenkins, Nassau Neighbors correspondent HEALTH FAIR Healing BALM Ministries of Northeast Florida Inc. will present a community health fair, "Healthy People 2010," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds...
He's Keeping His Eyes on the Skies; Yulee Man Hopes to Create Interest
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer There's a whole lot of sky to see, but too few people ever look up, says Yulee resident and astronomy buff Link Cooper. That's why Cooper hijacked about 60 people off Centre Street in Fernandina...
His Good Life Has Produced Its Rewards
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist Ask 92-year-old William J. Hamp about how he still manages to see without his glasses and to work out on a stationary bike five times a week, and he'll tell you that it isn't because he avoided working...
Holland Defeats Shine to Represent District 3
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer ********************CORRECTION April 23, 2003 Because of an editor's error, a photo caption on Page 3 in Saturday's Shorelines had incorrect information. Jacksonville City Council candidate...
Impact of Golf Event May Roll into Future; Millions at Stake in Champions Stop
SAVANNAH -- Although the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament will swing into Savannah next week, the biggest economic impact of the Champions Tour event probably won't be realized until well into next year. Success hinges upon how visitors...
In Education
FCCJ ADVISER A financial aid adviser will be available to meet with current and prospective students at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in Yulee from 1 to 6 p.m. May 14 and 28. Appointments should be...
In Health
HEALTH FAIR Healthy People 2010 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Nassau County fairgrounds in Callahan. Staff from Shands Jacksonville and the Nassau County Health Department are participating in the health fair. ELDERS PROGRAM...
Inspiring Happiness Motivates Artist; Paintings, Collages Part of Gallery Show
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Orange Park artist Toni Charneco has a Picasso print that she framed in an old window pane and embellished with stars, flowers and Christmas lights. In her front yard, she has 14 wooden pedestals...
Insurance Crisis May Threaten Local Care; Area Doctors Seeking Caps on Jury Awards
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer Beaches residents who need emergency surgery or other medical tests and procedures at Baptist Medical Center-Beaches may have to go elsewhere unless the state reforms its medical malpractice insurance...
It's Sunset for Barefoot Activists
Byline: Derek L. Kinner, Nassau Neighbors editor Walking on the pristine beaches of Amelia Island is a pleasure that attracts even people who live near other beaches. During my first year-long stint covering Fernandina Beach for The Florida Times-Union...
Jacksonville Journal
UNF SCHOLARSHIPS The University of North Florida will announce $125,000 in scholarships for physical therapy and athletic training students at 10:30 a.m. Monday outside the College of Health, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road. Constance Stewart Green...
Jaguars' Brady Has a Beef, but Darius Doesn't
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer The Jaguars' two absentees from last week's minicamp, Kyle Brady and Donovin Darius, are in opposite camps as far as the legitimacy of their protests with the team. In the often-acrimonious world...
Justine Making It Look Routine; Henin-Hardenne Rolls Past Seles into Semis
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer AMELIA ISLAND -- In last year's Bausch & Lomb Championships final, fans watched in disbelief as Justine Henin-Hardenne let a 6-4, 4-0 lead against Venus Williams slip through her hands. And...
Kids Use Songs to Tout Peace; Children of Many Nations Join Effort
Byline: Susan D. Brandenburg, River City News correspondent Sporting a U.S. flag tie, 14-year-old Joe Chisholm sang loudly for world peace April 12 at Jacksonville's first Global Youth Service Day celebration. "My dad is over in Iraq," said Chisholm....
Lacrosse Following Grows; Sport Catching on Locally
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer Ryan Connolly, 12, charged onto the field, cradling his lacrosse stick as he zoomed toward the ball flying through the air. After nabbing the soaring ball with his stick, he dodged his opponents and...
Localsplay Scottish Ballteams; Arlington Youth Host Game Today
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer They'll wear cleats instead of kilts. But don't be surprised if the socks are argyle. Youth baseball teams from Scotland will take on Arlington youth teams today at Rondette Park, 7967 Fort Caroline...
Longtime Jacksonville Architect Dies; Jackson's Firm Designed Several Local Landmarks
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, Times-Union staff writer William K. Jackson, an architect whose firm designed much of the Jacksonville skyline, died Wednesday in Altamonte Springs. He was 89. Mr. Jackson, who retired in 1979 as chairman of the board...
Man, 59, Robbed on Edgewood; Police Briefing
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer A 59-year-old man was robbed of $1,650 at gunpoint in the 1100 block of Edgewood Avenue North at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The man told police he was locking the door of his vehicle when a white Ford pickup truck...
Man Hopes to Put His 25 Years of Master Carpentry Skills to Use
River Bend Review has been working with Jacksonville-area agencies to help people with disabilities enter the workforce. One of these individuals is Steven. Steven possesses 25 years of master carpentry skills. He started his work in Connecticut...
Marathon Man at 63; Fernandina: Running in Boston
Byline: Derek L. Kinner, Nassau Neighbors editor When the gun sounds Monday morning in Boston to begin the latest edition of the first U.S. marathon, the Boston Marathon, Fernandina Beach will be represented by 63-year-old J.D. Beck. Not bad...
Math Contest Adds Up for Junior High Whiz
Byline: Toi Jefferson, County Line staff writer A team from Orange Park Junior High competed in the regional Florida Engineering Society's MathCounts. Coached by Chris Neal, the team was ranked first in Clay County and fourth in Northeast Florida....
Mercedes Makeover; 2003 E500 Takes on an Evolutionary Look
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer It was the first Mercedes-Benz to look sexy, instead of staid. Gone was the 1980s and early 1990 300-series sedan's upright grille and square headlights, replaced with the rounded headlights, curved...
Morning Briefing
GM BRACES DELAWARE SATURN PLANT FOR CUTS General Motors Corp. will lay off some workers at its Saturn plant in Delaware indefinitely following a four-week shutdown that starts in May, company officials said. About 1,400 of the 2,100 workers at...
Navy to Retool Ship Rotations; Repairs vs. Need of Forces at Issue
Byline: Rachel Davis, Times-Union staff writer As the air campaign in Iraq winds down and ships begin to trickle back to their home ports, Navy officials are putting together a plan to revamp ship rotations. For the thousands of sailors and airmen...
Notebook
Byline: Laurie Cason and Jeff Elliott, Times-Union staff writers SCHNYDER LOOKING FOR NEW COACH Patty Schnyder, who lost to Lindsay Davenport in 45 minutes yesterday, played the Bausch & Lomb Championships with an interim coach after she...
Nurses Speak out on Malpractice Crisis; Patients Could Face Limited Availability
Byline: Patti Levine-Brown, Clay County Line correspondent Nurses set up tables at Orange Park Mall last week and urged Clay County residents to take immediate action to reform what is being called the state's broken medical liability insurance...
Old Age Not for the Weak
Byline: Lamar Thames, County Line editor My Aunt Mary is typical of a lot of "older" people in that if you ask her how she's doing, you had better pack a lunch because she will go into detail about the aches and pains she has. I used to watch...
Outdoors Lovers Get Class on How to Find Way Around
Byline: Rich Ray, Times-Union staff writer Two First Coast Community partner groups, the Sierra Club and North Florida Trailblazers, are joining forces to offer a training class for outdoor enthusiasts on April 26. Instruction for Finding Your Way...
Package Store Worker Heals after Fighting Robber; Man Shot 3 Times; Gunman Escapes
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, Clay County Line staff writer A 49-year-old employee of The Roadhouse on Blanding Boulevard is recovering from three gunshot wounds after he risked his life in an attempt to stop a robbery at the sports bar and package...
Palm Valley Group Considering State Historic Markers; They May Replace Welcome Signs
Byline: Lisa Woods, Shorelines staff writer The St. Johns County Historic Resource Review Board is suggesting the Palm Valley Community Association use state historic markers instead of its proposed neighborhood welcome signs and the board is offering...
Party Labels Tinge Contest; Right Tone Could Win Race
Byline: Steve Patterson and David DeCamp, Times-Union staff writers In a race that theoretically isn't partisan, support from state and national political organizations is sharpening differences between Jacksonville's mayoral campaigns. John...
Police Briefing; 2 Men Charged with Armed Robbery
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer Two 40-year-old men were arrested at 3:40 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Pearce Street and charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon. Police said they responded to an armed robbery at Quick...
Police Briefing; Man Faces Armed Burglary Charge
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer A 23-year-old man was arrested at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 1940 block of Shelton Road and charged with armed burglary and trespassing. A 22-year-old man told police he was asleep in his house in the...
Police Briefing; San Jose Burglary Alarm Results in Chase and Arrest
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer A 20-year-old Mandarin man was arrested early Monday on charges of burglary, auto theft and resisting an officer after officers responding to a burglar alarm at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 9774-B San Jose Blvd. chased...
Police Investigating Roadway Shootings
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Police are investigating roadway shootings on area roads that left two cars with shattered windows Tuesday, one on Interstate 295, the other on Philips Highway. The first shooting occurred to a Panama City family...
Police News
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A 21-year-old Riverside man was arrested Sunday on charges of burglary, three counts of auto burglary and resisting an officer after he and another man were caught stealing ladders, power tools, lawn...
PUBLIC SAFETY; Officers Arrest Man after Chase to Middleburg
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, Clay County Line staff writer A 27-year-old Middleburg man was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of cocaine and a gun, after Green Cove Springs police said the man refused to stop when an officer tried...
Relays for Life a Walking Success; Volunteers Raise $127,000 for Cancer
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Hundreds of people recently spent a weekend raising funds and awareness for cancer in Mandarin and Northwest St. Johns County. When the two American Cancer Society Relay For Life events were over, more than $127,000...
Ridgeview Readies Spanish Events; Schools Statewide Attend Competition
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Next weekend, Ridgeview High School will be in a state spotlight, as its Spanish students act as hosts of a conference in Orlando that will draw more than 1,200 students and teachers from across...
Schools Want Somebody to Show Them the Money; Clay Projecting Financial Slide
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Until recently, the Clay County school district's five-year financial plan showed the agency squeaking by over the next few years or so, with the narrowest of margins. And that was the good...
Southwell Accepts Defeat in Stride; New Councilwoman Ready to Work
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer She had just lost her race to retain the District 6 City Council seat the night before. But as Mary Ann Southwell was talking about Republican opponent Sharon Copeland's lopsided win Wednesday morning, her council...
State's Elite Gather for All-Star Game
Byline: Jason Schneider, Times-Union sports writer One game will not transform Florida from a football state to a basketball state, but that isn't the goal of Nike Florida All-Star Game organizers. They just want the state's basketball talent to...
Storybook Mice Help Lakeside Students Learn Spanish; Author, Illustrator Visit Fourth-Graders
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, Clay County Line staff writer Julio and Maria are mice, Spanish mice to be exact. Their heritage explains why they are the latest literary heroes for Diane Poidevant's fourth-grade class at Lakeside Elementary School,...
Subdivisions to Try New Speed Bump
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer When it comes to getting the attention of speeding motorists on residential streets and getting them to lighten up on the accelerator pedal, few things work as well as speed bumps. But many...
Sulzbacher to Explore Health Center in Mayport
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer The I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless is exploring the possibility of opening a medical center in the Mayport Road area to serve people without health insurance. The center could become...
Teaching Method Facing Review in Duval; Direct Instruction's Scripted Format Has Advocates, Foes
Byline: Cynthia L. Garza, Times-Union staff writer About 9 a.m., the kindergarten through second grade students of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Northwest Jacksonville were doing pretty much the same thing: word attack. Kindergarten teacher...
Teen Go-Cart Driver Could Face Tickets
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: Is there a city ordinance regarding children driving go-carts? A child under 16 in our subdivision drives at the maximum speed of the go-cart and displays total disregard for stop signs,...
The Winners Are ... Precinct Clerk, 19, Lives for Election Day She Also Pulls Double Duty as Poll Worker
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer For 19-year-old Neptune Beach resident Kara Tucker, community activism begins at the voting booth. Since she was 18, the Fletcher High School graduate has been a poll worker for the Duval...
Third Try Works for Carroll; GOP Candidate Garners Clear Victory
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, Clay County Line staff writer After two failed attempts to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a runaway election Tuesday gave Clay County Republican Jennifer Carroll a historic victory in the Florida House...
Tight State Budget Likely to Pinch Arts; Funding Proposals Have Groups Worried
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union staff writer Local arts organizations, already experiencing budget problems because of a bad economy, are bracing for worse news. "It's bad all the way around," said Sarah Boone, executive director of Theatre...
Town Notes Plainfield Avenue Needs
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Plainfield Avenue residents are fed up with speeders and motorists who run stop signs on their narrow street. "People don't realize those red octagonal signs mean stop your car! And they think the...
Twin Lakes Parties; Elementary Celebrates 5th Year
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer It was Shannan Murphy's turn in the dunking booth, so she gamely climbed the steps and sat down as the first ball thrower appeared. The Twin Lakes Academy Elementary School kindergarten teacher was...
UNF Has Triple Threat on Mound; Chewning, Ripper, Phillips Lead Ospreys into Playoffs
Byline: Alex Abrams, Times-Union sports writer The University of North Florida softball team has three pitchers, each with personalities as diverse as their pitching styles: -- Cari Chewning is the quiet one with the silencing fastball. --...
Voters Choose Graham over Kartsonis for 13
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer Beaches residents elected one of their own to the Jacksonville City Council to look out for the issues that matter most to them. Art Graham, 39, raised a glass of wine Tuesday night to thank his...
War Hits Home in Nassau Town; Callahan: School Thanks Those in Service
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Baghdad may be 6,800 miles from Callahan, but it's only a heartbeat away from Callahan Elementary. The war in Iraq has rippled through school as relatives of students and staff have been deployed...
'We're Having a Ball'; Amelia Island: Plenty for Crowds to Do at Bausch & Lomb
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Tennis fans, autograph hounds and vacationing families crowded Racket Park at the Amelia Island Plantation to watch the Bausch & Lomb Championships Tuesday. The 24-year-old tournament,...
Westside Will Have Busy Year; Construction Work Should Be Extensive
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer Over the next year, the Westside will mark a banner construction period that will bring new libraries, an equestrian center, new sidewalks and long-anticipated improvements to roads. Members of the Southwest...
WNBA Players Agree to Contract
The WNBA and its players' association reached an agreement in principle for a new five-year contract yesterday in New York, the union said. The league said there were still issues to be negotiated over the weekend. The WNBA had set a deadline of...
Women Join Local Treks in Search of Adventure; Group Explores First Coast Scenery
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer Diane Dyal leads an adventure-filled life. In the past year, she's kayaked down moonlit rivers, snorkeled with sea turtles, camped out by leopards and lions and floated down quiet streams on an inner...
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