The Florida Times Union

Articles from January 20, 2002

'Adult' Diabetes on Rise in Kids Health Officials Work to Fight Trend
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer A life-threatening disease historically found only in adults is being diagnosed in children nationwide, including Georgia, where health officials are concerned that the problem could reach epidemic...
A Few Tips to Help Keep New Year's Resolution
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union correspondent Laurie Cason's running column will appear once a month in the Times-Union. Running seems most alluring in January. That's when the sport seduces many newcomers who have resolved to exercise more...
Animal Rights Activists Protest Circus, Recall Elephant's Death
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer Animal rights activists gathered outside the circus yesterday in Jacksonville, where a young elephant's death in 1998 ignited controversy that lingers today. Carrying signs reading "The Greatest...
Area Notebook
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer BRUNELL CHARITY TOURNEY SET The sixth annual Landstar Mark Brunell Charity Tournament, which has raised more than $600,000 for Wolfson Children's Hospital and the Mark Brunell Foundation, is scheduled...
Assembly Stirring Up a Hot Idea
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer Our esteemed legislators are finally getting down to crafting some essential laws, that being of course the designation of grits as the official prepared food of Georgia. The prepared thing is a little...
Boating Notebook
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union boating editor TRIO REPEATS IN ANNUAL CUPS Tom Davis, David Bergeron and Craig Smith made it two in a row in the running for the First Coast Sailing Association's 2001 annual trophies with wins in their respective...
BRIEFS Monarchos 3rd in Comeback Race
Making his first start since breaking a leg in the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos finished a disappointing third in a $40,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park yesterday in Hallandale Beach. Monarchos won the Derby with a powerful...
Bubba Says It's Time to Leave UF
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer In a two-week span, the University of Florida lost Steve Spurrier and Bubba Dickerson. OK, even Bubba admits that Gator sports fans shouldn't mark his passage with the same emotions. The reigning...
Carreras Concert Filled with Small Delights
Byline: Nick Marino, Times-Union music writer The joy in experiencing live opera comes in noticing the tiniest details. During Jose Carreras' concert Friday evening at the Florida Theatre, opportunities for delight abounded. The singer's posture...
City Offices Will Require Visitors to Show Photo IDs
Starting Tuesday, visitors to City Hall, the City Hall Annex and the Yates building -- where the Tax Collector's Office is -- will need to bring a photo ID to venture into offices. Visitors will have to sign in and take a pass to go to different...
Dancing in Church on Rise Routines Added in More Christian Congregations
Byline: Mary Maraghy, Times-Union staff writer Dancers wearing flowing, floor-length garments spin on their toes and raise their arms to demonstrate reverence for God. Other dancers go through the church aisles like cheerleaders, waving pompoms,...
Debutantes
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer December is traditionally the month when members of debutante coteries, who have been introduced in the spring and feted by friends and families throughout the year, make their final debuts at grand and...
Delaney Explains His Use of Fund Some on Council Indicate Concerns
Byline: David DeCamp, Times-Union staff writer Mayor John Delaney has put a $35 million contingency fund to work not only as a safety net for unexpected costs but extra polish and amenities for major building projects in the Better Jacksonville...
DISTRICTS on the LINE
When Florida lawmakers gather for their annual session Tuesday, they will face the once-a-decade challenge of redrawing congressional and legislative districts. But they also will have to deal with other controversies, such as putting together a tight...
Dorin-Ballard Finally Voted PWBA Player of Year
Byline: Leonard Ruble Jr., Times-Union correspondent Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas, has been selected as the 2001 Professional Women's Bowling Association's Player of the Year. Runner-up for the honor for the past four years,...
EDUCATION Helping Poor Kids
Nearly a half-century after being proposed by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, school vouchers are taking firm hold, providing needed and healthy competition to the public schools and allowing real choice for all students. Friedman predicted it might...
Emotional Bulldogs Snap Gators' Streaks
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- It was a sentence on a blackboard and a moment of silence that did in the Florida basketball team. The sentence -- Who's going to step up and help us? -- was written by Georgia...
Estranged Boyfriend Sought in Killing
Byline: P. Douglas Filaroski, Times-Union staff writer Police are looking for a Jacksonville man they say broke into a beauty salon Friday night and shot his estranged girlfriend to death. Witnesses told police Shirae Levanley Hickson, 28, of...
First Coast Wins on 2nd Count after Further Review, Bucs Clip Ridgeview
Byline: Matt Kirk, Times-Union sports writer If no one had checked Ridgeview's math, the First Coast Buccaneers would have gone home with the third-place trophy. The wrong third-place trophy. In the initial scores, First Coast was mistakenly...
Full-Day Kindergarten Stirs Debate in Duval Extending Classes Could Save School System Millions and Improve Learning, but Some Parents Say It May Be Too Much
Byline: Laura Diamond, Times-Union staff writer Kelvin Matthews pulled out his journal decorated with dinosaur stickers. He flipped past pages of crayon-colored drawings and turned to an open page. Kelvin picked up his pencil and giggled as he...
Gator Turned Bulldog Has the Last Chomp
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist GAINESVILLE -- Fred Gibson couldn't resist. After making a free throw with 37.8 seconds remaining, he took a step back from the foul line, looked into the stands behind the basket at the O'Connell...
Golf Extra
TIP OF THE WEEK Jim Lear: Champions Club at julington Creek Lear, the director of golf at the Champions Club, thinks strokes can be shaved in a hurry if players understand a few very simple things. Such as the basic act of standing and swinging...
Hoping to Spur Arrests, Police List 'Most Wanted'
Byline: Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writer Kenyatte Sykes was riding his bicycle near his Jacksonville home when he was shot, run over and buried behind a Blair Street residence. A suspect, Charles Quaintance III, has been wanted since the...
Illegal Dumping and Careless Residents Have Created a Dirty Job for a Determined Officer Brantley Trash Set-Up a Messy Business
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer NAHUNTA -- Brantley County gets discarded donations from its neighbors that it doesn't want. Unlike the surrounding counties, Brantley County still has no door-to-door garbage pickup and relies...
IN FASHION FOR SPRING Look for Color, Comfort in Clothes Conveying 'Contemporary Happy'
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer The markets are down, retailers have suffered through one of the worst Christmas seasons in memory and people are wondering just how safe this world is anymore. So what's a fashion buyer to order,...
In, out . . . Parcells Makes Bucs Want to Shout
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer The members of the Malcolm Glazer family are the latest NFL owners to find out that you deal with Bill Parcells at your own risk. The Glazers ignored the fact that Parcells has quit at least seven...
JU Women Click in Win
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer It was good timing by Kat Sungy's family to bring a digital camera last night. They were able to capture Sungy's career-best 24-point performance, one of many milestones in Jacksonville University's...
LAW the Wall Falls
Now that almost any mention of Jesus has been prohibited in public schools, politicians on the left coast have appointed Allah to take his place. The state of California requires that a three-week unit on Islam be included in middle school world...
Lowndes' Miller Decides to Retire
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union sports writer Milt Miller, one of the deans of high school football coaches in Georgia, has retired as head coach and athletic director at Valdosta's Lowndes High, ending a 33-year career, 25 as one of the state's...
NEW YORK Changed City Very Warm Reception a Pleasant Surprise for Former Jersey Resident
Byline: Bryan Mullen, Times-Union staff writer NEW YORK -- At least he tried to talk me out of it. New York City? Times Square? For New Year's? You're outta your mind. "It's not the same," said Chet Fussman, my sports editor at the Times-Union....
No Clear Owner for Razed House City Destroys Springfield Home
Byline: Joe Humphrey, Times-Union staff writer This much is clear: On Hubbard Street in historic Springfield, a house is no longer standing following a city-ordered demolition. Beyond that, the situation involving the former hotel and boarding...
Notebook
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor JEEP YANKS COMMERCIAL DaimlerChrysler, the parent company of Jeep, has pulled a television commercial after howls of protest from sportsman offended by the ad's anti-hunting slant. The ad showed...
Officials Keep Eye on Mussels
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union boating editor No confirmed sightings of zebra mussels have been recorded in Florida or Georgia, but officials and marine biologists in the Sunshine State have been making and are continuing efforts to prevent...
Plan Offering Another Shot at Greatness
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist One of the unforeseen, tragic consequences of racial integration in the South was the destruction of some of the great institutions of African-American culture that flourished during the first half of...
Question & Answer with John Rood
Jacksonville's John Rood, 46, took over Jan. 1 as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the agency charged with overseeing the state's wildlife resources. Rood was appointed to the commission in 1999 by Gov. Jeb Bush. Married...
Quite a Speck-Tacle Fish Offers Anglers Fun, Frustration
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor Prospecting for speckled perch is half fun, half frustration. In mid-winter, specks -- a.k.a. crappie -- suspend at varying depths in deep-water lakes and slow- moving creeks. One day they may...
Readers Don't like to Be Left Hanging for Their Answers
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate There is a rule in journalism: Don't ask a question unless you try to answer it. Don't leave the readers hanging. With that guidance in mind, here are several questions raised by readers last week....
Robinson Lifts JU to Victory
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer Jacksonville University transfer guard Travis Robinson came off the bench to score 26 points, including seven of the Dolphins' last 10 points, yesterday to lead the team to a 74-71 victory against...
Root Causes of Poor School Showings Lack Attention
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Let's take Gov. Jeb Bush at his word that educating children is his top priority. Let's do the same for local business and political leaders who also stress the importance of improving our public...
Security Carries Big Costs Price Tag Quibbling Point in Tight Budget
Byline: Brian Basinger, Times-Union staff writer ATLANTA -- "Homeland security" has loomed large on the minds and agendas of Georgia's political leaders since Sept. 11. With the first week of the 2002 legislative session come and gone, Gov. Roy...
Seeing Triple What's in a Name? Area Courses Called Pine Lakes Get New Looks
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer Things have been busy at Pine Lakes these days -- that's Pine Lakes both above and below the Florida-Georgia border. As many area golfers know, there are three courses named Pine Lakes in and around...
Sharpshooters Lead Edward Waters to Conference Victories
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union correspondent Junior guard Q'beashabe Scott missed only three shots yesterday, scoring 23 points to lead nationally-ranked Edward Waters College to a 75-62 victory over visiting Benedict College. "Q'b is a leader...
State Lawmakers to Draw New Districts Congressional Maps Change Once a Decade
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- Mario Diaz-Balart, a key lawmaker in redrawing Florida's political districts this year, describes the once-a-decade process as the "essence of democracy." Ben Wilcox, head of the government...
UF Hoops Gets Lost in Football Shuffle
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- In case you forgot, they play basketball in Gainesville, too. That fact seems to have been lost at Florida, a school renowned for its football. Recently, the country's No. 2-ranked...
Women Roundup
-- NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 93, VILLANOVA 60 -- Asjha Jones scored 19 points and Swin Cash had 17 as visiting Connecticut remained undefeated with another romp. UConn (20-0, 6-0 Big East) never struggled, using a 25-8 run to open the second half to put away...
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