The Florida Times Union

Articles from September 21, 2001

2 Quick-Cash Companies Agree to Give Customers $2.3 Million Gift Certificate Offer for High Rates Fails
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer Two fast-cash loan agencies with Jacksonville ties operating in Georgia have agreed to repay $2.3 million to former customers, many of them military, for offering virtually worthless gift certificates...
Beige Book Paints Bleak Picture
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there's debate whether the economy is headed into a recession or might already be there. Large stock market declines and layoffs don't...
Briefing
CSX ON ALERT SINCE TERRORIST ATTACK CSX Transportation has tightened security at all its railroad terminals including the Rice Yard in Waycross, which generally handles about 67 freight trains daily. Susan Keegan, a company spokeswoman, said...
Business Slow at Area Hotels, Convention Sites
Byline: Earl Daniels, Times-Union business writer With the exception of a few guests checking in or dining at one of the hotel's restaurants yesterday, business at the Adam's Mark hotel was slow. "The story here is consistent with what is going...
Call It What You Want, but It's Still a Taxpayer Giveaway
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist City Councilwoman Faye Rustin informed those in attendance that hot doughnuts were available in the hall for those who wanted them, and with that the City Council's Special Committee on Economic...
Carter, Kearse Sackless ... So Far
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer Kevin Carter likes to think of himself as Superman. "I wore glasses as a kid and I was really smart and everything. I like to think Superman was an extension of me. You can do anything, never fail,...
Congress Closer on Mapping Latest Idea Makes Macon an Anchor
Byline: Dave Williams and Doug Gross, Times-Union staff writers ATLANTA -- House and Senate conferees appeared to be moving toward an agreement on a new congressional map for Georgia late yesterday, more than a week after they started negotiating....
Florida Notebook
Byline: David Fox, Times-Union correspondent GATORS READY FOR FIRST ROAD TRIP Florida practiced yesterday for the last time before flying to Lexington, Ky., to play its first road game of the season against Kentucky. Tomorrow's contest will be...
Florida Seeks Ways to Restore Tourism Bush Hears Plan to Boost Confidence, State Figures
Byline: Moshay Simpson, Times-Union business writer Florida's tourism industry is doubling over in pain after it was dealt a vicious three-punch combination from last week's terrorist attacks, Tropical Storm Gabrielle and an ever-worsening economy....
Fox-30's Elijah Relishes Position of Underdog
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer Ryan Elijah's task is formidable, to say the least. The sports director at Fox-30 Sports for the past 2 1/2 years, Elijah, 29, is the new kid on the sportscasting block that includes experienced,...
Free Nation's 'Weakness' Is Our Strength
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist Two days before attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon introduced America to a strange new kind of war, the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers debuted. The series, which continues each Sunday...
FSU Basketball Gets Richardson Forward Wins Appeal, Will Play
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- While other major-college basketball coaches were closing the door on academically-challenged McDonald's All-American forward Anthony Richardson during the past year, Florida State's Steve...
FSU Notebook
Byline: Daniel Mitchell, Times-Union correspondent BOWDEN WARY OF HEELS At 0-3 and having failed to play anyone within 16 points, North Carolina hardly seems like a threat to topple sixth-ranked FSU. Nonetheless, FSU coach Bobby Bowden remains...
'Hamlet' to Be at Metro Park, Starting Today
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer To watch or not to watch? That was the question facing Matt Hemphill as he prepared for the lead role -- perhaps the greatest role for any actor, ever -- in Hamlet, this year's Shakespeare at the...
Hayes to Enter Dallas Ring of Honor Sunday
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer After a brush with death earlier this year, Jacksonville native Bob Hayes' life just keeps getting better. The 58-year-old cancer survivor will be honored Sunday as the 11th inductee into...
Here's How to Return Tax Relief Check
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: My wife has been crying and glued to the TV set over the events of Sept. 11. She wants to help the people in need. I just received a tax relief check from our government for $600. My...
How to Help with Relief
Many businesses and agencies are collecting donations to aid relief after the Sept. 11attacks: -- American Red Cross in Jacksonville: Donations should be made to The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and sent to: The American Red Cross, 751...
Jacksonville Employment Data Stronger Than Most
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer Jacksonville's labor market held steady in August, according to data released yesterday. And with the nation's business outlook uncertain, economists said Jacksonville is in better shape than other...
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Bart Hubbach, Times-Union sports writer TAYLOR IS ON TENNESSEE'S MIND The Jaguars and Tennessee Titans might be arch-rivals, but there seems to be something of a Fred Taylor Fan Club brewing in the Titans' locker room. Several Titans...
Man Held at JIA Was to Fly Day of Tragedy
Byline: Jim Schoettler, Times-Union staff writer A foreign commercial pilot detained by authorities at Jacksonville International Airport Friday after a stun gun, flight manuals and anti-American writing was found in his checked-in luggage was originally...
Morning Briefing
FEDEX QUARTERLY PROFITS DOWN 36% FedEx Corp., the world's largest cargo airline, reported yesterday that first-quarter profits fell 36 percent, in part because the flat economy weakened demand in the manufacturing and high-tech sectors for its premium...
Notebook
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer AND THE WAIT GOES ON Most of the conference returns to football tomorrow (South Carolina and Mississippi State played last night), but four teams have to wait another week. Georgia, LSU, Ole...
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SEINFELD'S LIVE PERFORMANCES RESCHEDULED FOR JAN. 12 Jerry Seinfeld's two live performances, originally planned for this past Saturday at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, have been rescheduled for 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12, according...
Praising the Troops Bush Notes Sacrifice by Guard in Trying Times
Byline: Matthew I. Pinzur and Shawna Sundin , Times-Union staff writers On a day the president braced his nation for a long and costly campaign against global terrorism, his brother was met with cheers and applause by the men and women who may help...
Prep Picks
Byline: Len Robbins, Times-Union correspondent -- Camden Co. (2-0) at Ware Co. (2-0) -- Both teams are 2-0 after the Wildcats nipped Bradwell Institute 22-20 two weeks ago and the Gators blanked Brooks County 25-0. Being home at Memorial Stadium...
Root for Jags but Stand Up, Cheer Titans
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist Want to make a statement Sunday? Want to show that while enjoying a sporting event you haven't forgotten about what is going on outside the stadium? Get on your feet for Jeff Fisher, the coach...
Saban Accepts Somber Role
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer LSU's Nick Saban has been a head coach for 11 years and was an assistant for 17 years before that, so he should have learned this lesson a lot sooner. But it wasn't until after he sat down to...
Schools Told to Prepare for Budget Cuts Officials Hope Education to Be Last Area Affected
Byline: Joe Humphrey, Times-Union staff writer Florida schools, already facing tight budgets because of slow spending in the state, could face even tougher times in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on America. "We're going to be forced...
Security Stipends May Be Increased
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer Following gunfire on the Wolfson campus after a football game two weeks ago, Duval County public schools may soon be getting an increase in their security stipends. County athletic director Jon...
Soul of the '70S Stylistics Headline Jammin' Lineup at Florida Theatre
Byline: Dan Macdonald, Times-Union staff writer There was a time when love songs, well, let's say they left a little to the imagination. It was that '70s soul sound. The moves and grooves were all there -- they just weren't in your face. Sexual...
St. Marys Elementary Proud Teacher Called to Serve Country Navy Reservist to Aid Pentagon Chaplains
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer ST. MARYS -- Red, white and blue banners and posters with patriotic messages hang in the hallways and classrooms at St. Marys Elementary School in response to last week's terrorist attacks. But...
Storm Digs Up 100-Year-Old Ship
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- The remains of a 19th-century sailing ship, submerged by water and earth for at least a century, have been uncovered by the thrashing waves of Tropical Storm Gabrielle. The shipwreck...
Struggling Economy Prompts Governor to Talk Special Session
Byline: Jim Saunders and Binyamin Appelbaum, Times-Union staff writers With the economy reeling from last week's terrorist attacks, Gov. Jeb Bush said yesterday that lawmakers will need to have a special session to deal with a growing budget shortfall....
The Coughlin Corner
Each week, Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin will answer questions from fans online. If you would like to post a question, log on to Jacksonville.com and enter Keyword: Coughlin. QUESTION: What types of things does the team do to keep focus when they have...
TRANSPORTATION Security First
A top priority for the federal government has to be restoring the air traffic system. The effect on the airlines, and the ripple effect on hundreds of other industries, is going to be catastrophic if the situation is prolonged. Of course, the...
Unbeatens Valdosta, Tift Ready to Rumble
Byline: Lawrence Dennis, Times-Union sports writer Valdosta plays its second game in five days tonight when it plays host to Tift County at Cleveland Field in their Region 1-AAAAA opener. But the coaches for both teams think that won't affect...
Uneasy Interlude Gators Aren't Expected to Be Tested by 'Cats
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- Every year by this time, the University of Florida has at least part of the answer. Sometimes it's not what the Gators wanted to know, but at least they knew something. Not this...
With Few Fears, Gators Ready to Take Flight Again
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- South Carolina players were edgy about flying last week. So were NFL players, including most of the New York Jets. But University of Florida players have no reservations about boarding...
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