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Articles from December 16, 2003

100 Years Ago, Flight Took off; Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer Was a Truly Historic Machine
Byline: Dan Scanlan, The Times-Union WASHINGTON -- For decades, it was the first thing your eyes focused on, hanging like a fairy damselfly in the center of the National Air and Space Museum's "Milestones of Flight" gallery, outshining the legendary...
ACD Will Have Busy Weeks Ahead with Cross-Country Tournaments
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Members of Arlington Country Day's boys basketball team will pad their frequent flyer accounts in the coming weeks starting Thursday when the Apaches fly to California for the Mission Prep Christmas Classic...
A Few Ideas for the AHAS on Your List; What to Buy Those People Who 'Already Have All That Stuff' and Don't Really Need Any More
Here at the height of the holiday shopping season, let us coin one of those socio-demographic acronyms: the AHAS. That stands for "already have all that stuff," and it applies to families who have already stocked the house with every toy or techno-bauble...
CART to Race in 2004 after Buyout
There will be a 2004 Champ Car season. The prospective owners of the troubled CART racing series said Monday a buyout agreement has been reached that includes having the series file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Open Wheel Racing Series...
Duval Courthouse Parking Privatization Would Bring Big Rate Hike; Current 80-Cent Hourly Fee Would Rise to $3 the First Hour, $2 Every Hour Thereafter
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union Privatizing the parking garage for the new Duval County Courthouse could be a big moneymaker for City Hall, but visitors and employees would pay the price in sharply higher parking rates, according to documents...
Five More Whataburgers Identified
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Whataburger watchers can look for five more sites in addition to the first two, which are at Butler Boulevard and Philips Highway and at University Boulevard and Powers Avenue. Construction...
FLORIDA STATE NOTEBOOK; Cromartie Will Get Job Back despite Disappointing Night
Byline: IRA SCHOFFEL, Times-Union correspondent Though neither of kick returner Antonio Cromartie's fumbles in the Florida game resulted in turnovers -- the referees ruled his knee was down on one and the Gators were offside on the other -- Florida...
Former Head of Jones College Jack Henry Jones Dies at 91; Education Leader Was Involved with Numerous Charitable Organizations
Byline: SARAH SKIDMORE, The Times-Union Local business and education leader Jack Henry Jones, 91, died Friday of natural causes. Mr. Jones was a former president of Jones Business College and helped make it a Jacksonville-based non-profit educational...
Gators Take Dive: No.1 Now No.15; Donovan Says Change in AP Poll Ranking Indicates Team May Be 'Very, Very Good' or 'Just OK.'
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Billy Donovan didn't celebrate when the Gators were named the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll last week, and he didn't get upset when the Gators dropped 14 spots on Monday....
Georgia's Intrigued by the Cruise Industry; Tourism Officials Study Potential for Expanding in Savannah, Brunswick
Byline: Brian Basinger, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Heads along the Georgia coast are looking to the South with a little envy these days as a recently opened cruise-ship port in Jacksonville continues to draw more and more tourists. That's because...
Georgia's Power Struggle Has Its Boundaries; in Recent Years, the Northern Part of the State Has Staked Its Claim to the Best Prep Football
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union When it comes to football in the state of Georgia, there are two schools of thought; the North and South. This argument is: Which region has the better brand of football? Like in Florida, people from each...
GIRLS BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK; Wolfson Isn't Getting a Break from Schedule
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union It's a good thing for Wolfson coach Frank Jenkins that the winter break is coming up. After last week's schedule of Jackson, Bartram Trail and Sandalwood and this week's schedule of Englewood and Ribault,...
Gunmen Meet Marine's Family; Encounter Cuts Sentences from 40 to 25 Years
Byline: PAUL PINKHAM, The Times-Union Two killers who testified against a third gunman in the murder of a U.S. Marine outside a Jacksonville club got their sentences reduced Monday after an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with the victim's family....
IRAQ; Protecting America
Following the stunning capture of Saddam Hussein, liberal politicians and their media chorus were reduced to stating the obvious: It will not end attacks on coalition forces. There could, indeed, be an increase in the attacks, as the few remaining...
Jaguars Extra
Byline: Bart Hubbuch and Vito Stellino, The Times-Union BURNING ISSUE Running game: The Jaguars need to be more patient with the running game. They were quick to get away from it Sunday in New England when Fred Taylor ran only 16 times. When...
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; del Rio Criticizes Marler's Kicking
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union After expressing support for Seth Marler all season, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio took his struggling rookie kicker to task Monday. Although Del Rio vows to stick with Marler for the season's final two games,...
Madison-Chaminade Didn't Live Up to Hype
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Newspaper reporters at the state high school football championships typically are nowhere to be found in the press box during games that don't include a team they cover. They may be found at the...
More Christmas Trees Being Left out in the Cold; the Presence of Trees in Homes Has Been on the Decline over the Past Few Years
Byline: RACHEL DAVIS, The Times-Union Martha Moore grew up with the traditional Christmas mornings: piles of presents, waiting for Santa Claus and decorating that great, green symbol at the center of the holiday. But it's been years -- about...
Morning Briefs
INTANGIBLE TAX CHANGES GO INTO EFFECT A 2002 change to Florida's tax laws takes effect this month and will remove an estimated 600,000 residents and businesses from intangible tax rolls, state officials said Monday. The Department of Revenue...
Motive Sought in Glynn Shooting; Police Seeking to Clarify Links between 3 Shot
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- Glynn County police investigators are still trying to determine the motive for a Saturday morning shooting and kidnapping that resulted in two deaths and the critical wounding of a third person....
Police Identify Victim Fatally Shot Sunday Night
Byline: SHAWNA SUNDIN, The Times-Union Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot Sunday as Terrance Dawayne Snead. Snead, 29, was taken to Shands Jacksonville with a gunshot wound to his upper body after police were called to his...
Readers Share Their Traditions for the Holidays
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Our readers are sharing their special holiday traditions. Karen McKernan, Orange Park: When my children were babies, I took them to get their pictures taken with Santa. I decided to make a photo...
Salaries of Charter School Employees Raise Eyebrows
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Holy cow! That was the reaction of one School Board member to the stunning news published in Sunday's Florida Times-Union that a Jacksonville charter school principal is being paid $131,407...
St. Marys Hopes to Rise to Dream Town Status; Contest Puts Places of 50,000 or Fewer Residents on People's Radar, Aims to Boost Tourism
Byline: Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union ST. MARYS -- The city designated in 1996 as Money Magazine's No. 1 small boomtown has a new aspiration. City officials are urging residents to vote St. Marys as the top dream town in the nation. Organizers...
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