The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 28, 1996

2 Officers Accused of Forgery, 3 Others of Job Misconduct
Two rookie Jacksonville police officers have been ordered fired on charges of forging documents, and discipline is being considered against three other officers accused of misconduct, police said yesterday. Officer Jason Stephens, who joined...
Abuse Victims Can Become Trapped by Love
BRUNSWICK -- The case of a Brunswick woman who testified Wednesday in a Chatham County courtroom that she was abducted, repeatedly stabbed, beaten and raped by her former fiance last month is all too common, a Georgia domestic violence authority...
Area Military Mothers Breathe Sigh of Relief
When she sees photos of her son's bombed out military housing complex in Saudi Arabia, Brenda Brantley wonders how he managed to survive the blast that killed 19 other Americans. "I just cried when I saw it," said the Palatka woman, whose...
A Tale of Two Gregg Trudes
********** CORRECTION Because of a reporting error an item in the Roman Report on Page B-1 yesterday misstated the first name of Duval County Judge June Blackburn. ********** Gregg Trude wants people to know he's not THAT Gregg...
Barnett Credit Card Workers Told Changes Being Considered
Jacksonville-based Barnett Banks Inc. told its credit card employees this week that is taking a look at what it wants to do with its credit card business. This is not the first time that Barnett has briefed employees well in advance of...
Bowling Tourney Expected to Net $1.27M for City
Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 1998 Southeast Bowling Association Tournament, which could draw more than 5,000 bowlers and have an economic impact topping $1 million. The Greater Jacksonville Bowling Association, the Jacksonville...
CoastLines
Quote, unquote "This is not anything drastic. The gloom-and-doom predictions are not there." -- School Superintendent Linda Schrenko, announcing her reorganization of the Georgia Department of Education at a meeting at which no member...
Deluge, Lightning Lash Area Storm Forces Evacuations
Lightning hit a Westside home and injured a man reaching into a refrigerator for a drink. Thousands of other lightning strikes heated the sky Wednesday night as severe thunderstorms rumbled through Jacksonville, dumping more than 5 inches...
DJ Claims Landing Has No Soul
Listeners of local urban radio station WJBT-FM (92.7 The Beat) have probably heard Music Director Jeff Lee's "boycott The Landing" broadsides in recent weeks. Lee claims the venue has been giving the station the cold shoulder when it comes...
Enberg, McEnroe Enjoy Volleys in Booth
A conference call this week to promote NBC's coverage of Wimbledon turned into something of a lovefest between the old pro announcer and his brash young analyst colleague. Dick Enberg compared John McEnroe's work as a tennis analyst to ...
Fiesta Playera Turned Up Heat
Last Saturday's Fiesta Playera brought more than 25,000 people to Jacksonville Beach on Saturday. And they weren't just watching. Many defied the 90-plus degree heat and got out on the dance space in front of the stage, doing the...
Firefighter/minister Gets Call
He spends his workdays checking water levels, inspecting hoses and keeping the water flowing to his fellow firefighters at Jacksonville Fire Station 4. But when engineer/firefighter Thomas Staples is at Julington Baptist Church, he turns...
Flag Fight Stirring Up Olympics Questions Raised over Flying State Symbol during Games
ATLANTA -- Olympic officials had hoped to keep the long-running controversy over the Georgia flag in the closet, but Attorney General Michael Bowers dragged it out into the open yesterday, less than a month before the Summer Games begin. ...
Golden Isles Plays Host to NASCAR Legends Card
Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga., will serve as host for a match race tonight and an autograph session with some of NASCAR's legendary drivers. Seven-time Winston Cup Champion Richard Petty and three-time Winston Cup Champion Cale...
Health Expert Brings 30-Year Career to Close
Fred Huerkamp has seen many changes in his 30 years as a health planning expert in Jacksonville. But it's only recently that the pace of change in health care has made work really interesting. "I think probably in the last 3 1/2 years,...
In Short
Quote, unquote "You could maybe compare it to a Sears catalog. These are some nice things we'd like to have . . ." -- Robert E. Cascaddan, on recommendations in a survey his consultant group did to assess the facility needs of the school...
Late Call for Knighthawks
Anthony Robinson and the rest of his Jax Pro-Am teammates got the call around 1 a.m. yesterday morning. The voice on the other end said roughly, "Get your uni form ready because you're playing in a tour nament today." "We hadn't practiced...
Mix Masters Club DJs: On the Cutting Edge of Cool
The Saturday nighters at Club Nautical are sweating down to their socks, partying against a musical backdrop of reggae, old school soul and cutting edge hip-hop. The crowd reacts to the music's ebb and flow with concert-like intensity. But...
More Aid for Young Companies Enterprise N. Florida New Source for Funds
Emerging North Florida companies with solid growth potential but scarce funding can tap into a new venture capital fund this fall. The Enterprise North Florida Fund I, created through the new Enterprise North Florida Corp., is expected to...
New Wig Heading for Customer
Dear Call Box: In March, I ordered a wig from Franklin Fashions of Cold Springs Harbor, N.Y. My check for $23.90 was deposited March 14. The wig never arrived and after writing the company I learned that particular style was out of stock....
Northside Route Back in Vogue Cedar Point Corridor Touted
It could be the Butler Boulevard of North Jacksonville. That's the good news and the bad. A proposal to build a $100 million highway from Jacksonville's airport to the resorts of Amelia Island is creeping closer to reality after years of...
Olympic-Sized Task in Teen Choreography
A flip of the wrist and wham, a wooden rifle sailed into the air well above the head of Mary Kelley. She squinted into the setting sun. " And one, and two, and three," she said. Gravity took over. The rifle twisted and turned back to the...
`Pure Party Band' Ready to Step to the Front
ORLANDO -- The house that bass built is nestled deep in an exclusive section of Orlando. The entry to the subdivision is lined with trees. The street leading to the pillar-lined mansion is flanked on either side by obsessively trimmed lawns,...
School Board No-Show at Schrenko Shuffling
ATLANTA -- School Superintendent Linda Schrenko's plan to reorganize the Department of Education went off yesterday without a hitch. And without the state school board, for that matter. No members of the state Board of Education showed...
Scrutiny Is Parker's Shadow Controversial Star Eager for New Start
Richie Parker is one of the most unassuming basketball players you will meet. He comes onto the court with the same stoic expression on his face that people say he has had his entire life. He doesn't laugh, he rarely smiles, and unless...
Slim Pickin's at Pic N' Saves
Sheryl Bucar spent part of a muggy, sticky afternoon yesterday stocking up on Christmas decorations. The Westside resident bought artificial poinsettias and other Christmas knickknacks on the final day of the going-out-of-business sale...
Southern Baptist Ministry to Convert Jews Challenged
In an era of increasing Jewish-Christian dialogue, the Southern Baptist Convention has re-established its ministry to convert Jews, appointing a full-time missionary. The decision at the recent Southern Baptist Convention has been universally...
Stripped of Sense of Humor Comedy Underexposed in Uneven `Striptease'
A sure sign your movie's in trouble: Your star spends much of her time writhing around semi-naked, keeps intimate company with a necktie and collects tips in her garter belt -- yet, she's continually upstaged by a couple of rascally co-stars...
Study: Build 2 High Schools
The population boom that has overtaxed a number of Jacksonville's elementary and middle schools in recent years will graduate into Duval County's high schools by the year 2001, according to a consultant's report released this week. To relieve...
Swimmer Scraping Bottom
At least Tonya Harding had a little flair. In her illfated effort to erase her chief competition and make the U.S. Olympic team, the ice-skating moto-momma hired a bunch of incompetent henchmen to give Nancy Kerrigan a couple of good whacks...
Woman Recalls 2 Days of Torture Victim Says Ex-Fiance Was Delusional, Spoke to Devil
SAVANNAH -- She twisted a tear-sodden tissue into tatters but a Brunswick woman did not flinch as she identified her former fiance as a sadistic torturer who abducted, raped, beat, slashed and forced her to swim in a snake-infested swamp....
Yanovitch Enjoying Lifting Spirits of Others
Joe Yanovitch bench-presses 300 pounds and squats 400, but he doesn't do it to win any world championships or impress the guys at the gym. Yanovitch, 63, lifts weights so he can get out of his chair. "My purpose in lifting is not competition,"...
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