The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 10, 1997

130-Worker Sheet Metal Plant to Close
As part of a cost-cutting consolidation, a Jacksonville sheet metal fabricating plant that employs 130 workers will be closed, a company official said yesterday. Robroy Enclosures said it is merging its Jacksonville operation with a facility...
$21.5 Million Overhaul Due Durkeeville Blueprint Calls for New Homes, Area Improvements
The Durkeeville public housing complex is quiet for now, many of its apartments boarded up and most of its residents moved out. But Jacksonville Housing Authority officials say that within two months, a transformation will start at the crumbling...
2-Minute Drill
JAGS RE-SIGN TWO Safety Travis Davis and fullback Ty Hallock re-signed with the Jaguars yesterday. Terms and lengths of the deals were not disclosed. Davis, 24, started the first seven games last season and tied for the team lead with two...
Admiral Says Wonderwood Key to Mayport's Growth
Some of the ships at Mayport Naval Station could slip away if the controversial Wonderwood Connector is not built, the Navy's top admiral in Jacksonville said. Rear Adm. Kevin Delaney, the Navy's regional coordinator, said the Navy's primary...
Carriage Practice Protested Using Animals Cruel, Group Says
ST. AUGUSTINE -- For romantic newlyweds and videototing tourists, it can be a quaint slice of St. Augustine: clip-clopping through the streets of the old city in a horse-drawn carriage. But to more than a dozen animal-rights activists who...
Cleaning Schools, Big Mess
At the bottom of the controversy over the cleanliness of Duval County's public schools is a bitter labor dispute, with unionized janitors accusing a management company of harassment, and the company claiming janitors have sabotaged equipment...
Coast Lines
********** CORRECTION (6/11/97) Because of a reporting error, the time of a beach volleyball tournament on St. Simons Island on Page B-1 yesterday was incorrect. Registration will be held 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, with play scheduled...
Decision Scheduled for Monday
City Council members will have plenty of time to argue the merits and the failures of the proposed Wonderwood Connector. A decision about whether to build a fourth direct route to the Beaches is scheduled to be made in a special meeting Monday,...
Delaney Overruled by Lawyer Zoning Veto Not in Mayor's Power
Mayor John Delaney's veto has been vetoed. Delaney's controversial decision to overrule the Jacksonville City Council in a zoning case involving a Northside restaurant's right to sell hard liquor has been trumped by city General Counsel...
Drews Leads Suns over Smokies
The first four games of the Jacksonville Suns' series against Knoxville have been characterized by strong winds blowing in, keeping scoring at a minimum. That sits well with Suns starter Matt Drews, who pitched nine strong innings for his...
Group's Condition Still Serious First Coast Medical Physicians Hopeful despite Challenges
Stuart Millstone still thinks the best way for doctors to regain control of medicine in the era of managed care is to band together and form a single large practice. But Millstone, the 46-year-old president of First Coast Medical Group,...
HBO Drama a Study in Courage Program Follows Organ Transplant Case
Amy LaBarbiera celebrated her fourth birthday with typical preschool zeal. There were balloons and Barney toys. A colorful yellow backpack concealed the three pumps dispensing lifesaving drugs to an internal IV in her chest. At her birth...
How's Your Health IQ, Fellas? Prostate Concerns Grow with Age
If Jacksonville financial consultant Allan Salowe hadn't asked his doctor to do a prostate-specific antigen blood test three years ago, he'd be dead. During a routine physical, his doctor found nothing abnormal when he did the digital rectal...
Incentives for National Auto OK'd
National Auto Finance Co., with state tax incentive approvals in hand, plans to open its Financial Services Division in Jacksonville in September with a staff of 65. The company is negotiating to lease 37,000 square feet of office space...
It's Another 'Grand Old Party' for the Good Ol' Boys
There's a lot of grumbling, a lot, going on in Jacksonville. People I've talked to just roll their eyes when asked about State Attorney Harry Shorstein's decision to drop drunken driving charges against Tom Slade. That's not John Q. Public...
Jacksonville Journal
********** CORRECTION (6/13/97) Because of incorrect information from the Duval County school system, an item on Page B-3 Tuesday gave the wrong date for a New Century Commission on Education community dialogue meeting at Englewood...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "There's a [labor] fight going on. Definitely." -- John McKean Jr., who oversees the school system's janitorial services management contract with a company called ServiceMaster. Story on this page. BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE ...
Jaguars Notes
WYNN: 'I WANT TO BE HERE' Renaldo Wynn, the Jaguars' first-round selection in the 1997 NFL Draft and their only player not under contract, participated yesterday, and said he doesn't plan to be a holdout. Wynn, a defensive tackle from Notre...
Money Watch
BANKING REFORM The push for a banking reform bill entered a crucial phase yesterday as independent insurance agents joined with a consumers group to demand consumer protections. Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, chairman of the House Banking Committee,...
Mutiny's Bolt of Orange Colorful Valderrama Will Take on Cyclones
TAMPA -- It doesn't matter that the Tampa Bay Mutiny roster features four current or former national team players, because all most people ever notice at a Mutiny game is wild, orange hair. A lot of wild, orange hair . . . all belonging...
No Fear for Jags' Safeties Hudson, Hall Confident
If the Jaguars do sign free agent Rod Woodson, and there is a strong interest there, current starting safeties Chris Hudson and Dana Hall have a message for Woodson: Bring it on. Neither Hall nor Hudson is spending too much time worrying ...
Some Scams Look Just like Opportunities
Each year, thousands of consumers from all walks of life put money into investment scams and fraudulent business opportunities. The chances of getting your money back from an investment scam are slim. In fact, investors frequently get back...
Summer Lunch Program Starts Thursday throughout Duval
Florida's second-largest free summer lunch program gets under way Thursday throughout Duval County. The Jacksonville Children's Commission program will ship meals to about 14,450 children a day at 201 schools, churches, day cares and other...
Testosterone Therapy Still Hotly Debated
Estrogen replacement therapy for women has been around for decades, but researchers are exploring the benefits of testosterone replacement for men. Testosterone is a hormone manufactured by men's testicles and, in smaller amounts, in women's...
The Last Day Raines AD Retires after 31 Years at School
One by one they filed to the podium, each taking a few moments to speak about a man who touched their lives. Coaches, administrators, elected officials, athletes, students, members of the media and teachers all wanted to offer thanks to James...
Time to Bring This House Down
ATLANTA -- We can shed a tear for the demolition of Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium, the place where Hank made history and Sid slid home and a World Series was won. Not so for The Omni, a building that's ugly and square and coated in rust...
Waycross Job Deal Proposed Ware Offers Break on Costs
The Ware County Commission has offered General Manufactured Housing Inc. a one-year deal to dispose of its solid waste for $1 a ton if the company will keep 200 jobs in Waycross. The commission's offer is well short of General's request last...
Welfare: Easing the Blow? New 'Fairness Council' Is Not Enough, Some Say
ATLANTA -- Buffeted by complaints from advocates for the poor, a state board yesterday agreed to consider softening the blow of new get-tough welfare rules by setting up a "fairness council" to review problem cases. The Department of Human...
When Getting Younger Is Not an Option
I always pause and watch for a while when I walk by the basketball players. I'm on my way to the Stair-Master and Cybex machines, good, safe exercises that require no sudden movements, no bodies banging into each other like the guys out on...

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