The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 17, 2002

All-Star Teams Multi-Purpose; Players, Area Squads Benefit
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer The Midwest All-Stars were just what University of Florida coach Billy Donovan figured he needed to prepare his young players for the upcoming season. But Donovan did not expect the team of...
Area Notes
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer SKINS GAME DEADLINE NEARS The 13th annual Outback Skins Game will be held Dec. 2 at the Deerwood Country Club, with 60 two-man teams competing for more than $14,000 in cash and merchandise. The...
BK Wins District Titles; Boys, Girls Teams Romp, Gain 34 State-Final Berths
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer Bishop Kenny cruised to a repeat championship in the boys and girls divisions of the rain-drenched District 3-2A swim meet last night, securing no fewer than 34 automatic berths into the state finals...
Bolles Loses Volleyball Title Match
Byline: Alex Abrams, Times-Union sports writer LAKELAND -- Elise Bush has been the Bolles volleyball coach for the last 17 years, yet she admitted after her team's 11-15, 18-16, 15-12 loss to Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest last night in the Class 3A...
Burning Candles Mark the Jewish Holiday Observance
Byline: Ed Gefen, Times-Union staff writer As Thanksgiving approaches, planning in many American homes centers on the annual Turkey Day feast and, of course, a weekend full of leftovers. In American Jewish homes, planning this year also includes...
Camden Economy Braces; Durango Closure Cuts Money to Many
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer ST. MARYS -- The empty tables at Meg's Diner speak volumes about the closing of Durango-Georgia Paper Co. about a mile down the road. Mill workers once jostled to fill their plates at the restaurant's...
Catch Belongs beside Scott's in 'Dogs' Lore
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer AUBURN, Ala. -- The Georgia Bulldogs were one play away from heartbreak, one play from sending over 85,000 fans at Florida Field erupting into joyous celebration. And then, an improbable hero put...
Coffee Upsets Valdosta, 33-20
Byline: Matt Stewart, Times-Union correspondent DOUGLAS -- Coffee County took out 30 losses worth of frustration on Valdosta Friday night at Jardine Stadium. The Trojans, dominated by the Wildcats for 77 years, picked up their first 'official'...
Disorder Affects Nerves outside Brain, Spinal Cord
Question: In September, my brother was rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest. He was put on life support and we were told he has polyneuropathy. They said he would never get better. I tried but was unable to find any information on this type of...
'Dogs' Jump for Joy; Late Reception Wins East Title
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer AUBURN, Ala. -- Everything Georgia had worked for, including that elusive Southeastern Conference championship, was slipping away. So at halftime, with the Bulldogs down 14-3, senior offensive tackle...
EDUCATION; Spending Spin
It is too bad that authoritative information about public school spending in Florida did not get wider distribution before the election. Taxpayers who rejected the messenger but bought his message might have been spared considerable pain -- about $29...
Extra Points
Byline: Michael DiRocco and David Fox, Times-Union sports writers TAMPA BOUND? With Georgia winning the East and playing in the SEC title game on Dec. 7, the Gators are likely headed to Tampa for the Outback Bowl. Glen Shamblen, an Outback...
Extra Points
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer BEITIA'S BLUES FSU K Xavier Beitia has been in a slump since missing a 43-yard field-goal attempt on the final play of the Seminoles' 28-27 loss at Miami. Prior to that miss, Beitia was 26 of 29 on...
Fred's Got Game; Video Games Thrill NFL Stars, Such as Taylor, Who Play for Keeps
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer A new movement is afoot in the back rooms of the NFL. Players all over the league are quietly assembling in groups large and small. They're meeting early in the morning and late into night. They're...
Freshman RB Steps Up; Washington Starts Strong
Byline: Collin Mickle, Times-Union correspondent TALLAHASSEE -- Leon Washington expected a busy day against North Carolina. The Florida State freshman and the state's reigning Mr. Football from Jackson High was starting his first career game...
Gameday
Week 11: Jaguars (4-5) at Texans (2-7), 1 p.m., Reliant Stadium CBS TV-47 DOESN'T QUITE FIGURE Three 5-4 teams have allowed more points than they have scored: Buffalo (248-269), Tennessee (200-222) and the New York Giants (140-152). And three...
Gators Win, but Still Lose
Byline: Michael DiRocco, Times-Union sports writer GAINESVILLE -- Florida found out just before halftime of yesterday's 28-7 victory over South Carolina that it wasn't headed to Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference title game. That news didn't...
Getting Pace Right a Big Step for Novices
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer Pace. It's hard to read any article written on running without coming across this four-letter word. Sometimes it's paired with other descriptive terms -- training pace, race pace, recovery pace,...
Hayes Statue Home on Eastside; Tribute to Athlete Also Inspiration
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union staff writer Bob Hayes became a living trophy for Eastside residents after he won two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics and a Super Bowl ring with the Dallas Cowboys in 1972. And although he lived...
HEALTH CARE; Choose Well
A prescription drug benefit for the elderly may not be enacted during the lame-duck session of Congress, but it seems likely to be on the agenda early next year. There are good reasons to act. Drugs now replace many painful and invasive surgical...
Hispanics Honor Fuentes
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer A man who joined together thousands of business owners across the state became the first to be named North Florida Hispanic Person of the Year. The honor was given as part of the third annual...
How They Match Up
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer QUARTERBACK Jaguars: Mark Brunell appears to be fully recovered from his concussion and has completed better than 60 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions since the Oct....
Inside an F School:frustration, Anxiety; Andrew Jackson High Students and Faculty Cope with Stigma of Failing the FCAT
Byline: Laura Diamond, Times-Union staff writer The din of Andrew Jackson High School students replaces the resonant 7:15 a.m. bell that signals that start of classes. It's another typical day at a high school. Students yawn and occasionally...
Jaguars Ready for Texas Nemesis
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer HOUSTON -- This is the time of the year when the contenders are separated from the pretenders. After ending their four-game losing streak last Sunday against Washington, the Jaguars hope to start...
Jaguars Still Rooting for Boselli and His Return
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, Times-Union sports writer HOUSTON -- Tony Boselli will watch from the sidelines this afternoon. Again. It's the same vantage point Boselli has occupied virtually every football weekend since that dreary day in Seattle...
Kennedy Urges City to Protect St. Johns; Visit Brings Awareness to River's Pollution Issue
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer He stood behind the podium yesterday and spoke with the fervor of a politician's son, encouraging the crowd to take ownership of the St. Johns River that rolled behind him. But Robert Kennedy...
Leaders Lament Masters Flap; 'Public Relations Nightmare for Golf'
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer ST. AUGUSTINE -- The leaders of the golf industry gathered this week at the World Golf Village for the Golf 20/20 Conference and predictably, the issue of whether the Augusta National Golf Club should...
Mastroianni Goes Public with Delaney Fight
*****************CORRECTION November 20, 2002 Former Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns served as Florida governor from 1965 to 1967. Because of a reporter's error, the dates were incorrect in a story on Page B-4 Sunday. **************** Public...
News Teams Must Be Sensitive in Dealing with Death, Victims
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate A death in the family is sad enough, but learning of the tragedy through the news media just compounds the tragedy. In today's era of instant communication, the possibility increases. For instance,...
'Noles Clinch Share of ACC
Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union sports writer TALLAHASSEE -- From the lopsided final score, to the four touchdown passes and three defensive takeaways, there was an old-time feel to Florida State's 40-14 homecoming throttling of North Carolina last...
Notebook
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor BURROUGHS MEMORIAL SET A memorial service for Jacksonville's Ed Burroughs, who died Nov. 8 at 74 after a long illness, is scheduled at The Rudder Club Tuesday night, and all sailors and friends...
Patriots vs. Raiders: Prepare for Controversy
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer There won't be snow in Oakland today. There will be memories of snow -- and the tuck rule. Oakland will play host to New England tonight for the first time since their famous or infamous --...
Plan Lets Families Save for Array of College Expenses; Program Has More Choices, More Risk
Byline: Beth Kormanik, Times-Union staff writer Families willing to stomach the risks of the stock market can save even more for college under a new state-sponsored investment plan. The Florida College Investment Plan, to be announced tomorrow,...
Rainy Day Clears Way for Chill
Northeast Florida residents should get a chance to dry out today, but might need to bundle up tonight as a front brings the coldest lows of the fall. After a rainy Saturday, temperatures are expected to struggle to a high near 60 today and tomorrow...
Real Heroes Take Risks for Everyone
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer It was a great comeback and I missed it. Playing the loathsome Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons were down 17 points in the fourth quarter and they came back and tied the game...
RHans Finishes 2nd; Wolfson Boys Win
Byline: Chris Farkas, Times-Union correspondent LAKE CITY -- Ridgeview's Scott Hans shattered his own record yesterday at the Region 1-3A cross-country meet by nearly six seconds. But, despite a late charge, Hans came across the line second to Pensacola...
Roundup
-- BAINBRIDGE 12, CAIRO 3 -- Bainbridge reserve quarterback Pat Riley scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Region 1-AAAA game, securing the Bearcats (3-7, 2-3) a state playoff berth. Bainbridge, the third seed from the region,...
Running Bear's out; Thor Is In
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist In fall 1991, my 6-year-old son, Tyler, signed up for the YMCA's Indians Guides program. Soon after, the other fathers in the newly formed Mosquito tribe of the Timucuan Federation outwitted me and...
Save Our Homes Law Has Saved Many Mansions
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist In 1992, Florida voters approved the Save Our Homes amendment to the state constitution. With a name like that, it's no wonder it was hugely popular. The amendment limits how much the taxable...
Small Comes Up Big for Gators
Byline: David Fox, Times-Union correspondent GAINESVILLE -- Maybe now O.J. Small will be listed on Florida's depth chart. The redshirt sophomore wide receiver was left off before the South Carolina game; he probably won't be overlooked for much...
Smith Rolls Her First 300 Game
Byline: Leonard Ruble, Times-Union correspondent Donna Smith rolled the first perfect game of her career recently in the Cassat/Batt Bowl Mixed Scratch League. She started with a 247 game followed by the 300 and a 238 game for a 785 series. She...
Statue Raised for Famed Jacksonville Athlete
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union staff writer Bob Hayes became a living trophy for Eastside residents after he won two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics and a Super Bowl ring with the Dallas Cowboys in 1972. And although he lived...
Stewart Has Run-In before Final Run
Byline: Don Coble, Times-Union sports writer HOMESTEAD -- Tony Stewart said he's not going to change his approach for today's season-ending Ford 400 although he only needs to finish among the top 22 to clinch his first NASCAR Winston Cup series...
'Super Grunt' Caught
Byline: Joe Julavits, Times-Union outdoors editor Among bottomfishing species, grunts don't command much respect. When you're targeting grouper and snapper on heavy tackle, it's hard to get excited about catching an 8- to 10-inch fish. Unless...
Table for Two: Judy Shulman at India Gate
Byline: Timothy J. Gibbons, Times-Union staff -- Name: Judy Shulman -- Job: Founder of Productive Systems Inc., a computer-related consulting firm she began in 1990. -- Favorite Place: India Gate, 9825 San Jose Blvd. Computer consultant...
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: Stacy Mack has been a pleasant surprise this season with his high...
Totally Taboo? That's History
Byline: Nancy McAlister, Times-Union staff writer "Once you let one or two things slip by, you can't really go back again," says Will & Grace co-star Megan Mullally on Inside TV Land: Taboo TV (9 tonight, TVLand). She should know. Will &...
U.S. Skaters Win Titles at Lalique
American figure skaters gave commanding performances at the Lalique Trophy yesterday in Paris, with Sasha Cohen and Michael Weiss winning the men's and women's events. Weiss won his first Grand Prix title, rebounding from a poor short program Friday...
Venn Turns Final Wave into Winner; Briggs Second in Pro-Am Event
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union sports writer The rain was pouring, the wind was blowing and the surfers were huddling under a leaking tent, but no one left the beach yesterday before the final heat of the inaugural Surfrider Jacksonville Pro-Am...
Violations
Here is the weekly law enforcement report for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Northeast and North Central regions. DUVAL COUNTY All officers of the area were involved in boating safety zone regulations concerning the U.S....
Wagner Pours It on JU, 42-7; Dolphins' Passing Game Stifled
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer The rain -- and Wagner -- came down hard yesterday on Jacksonville University. Playing in a relentless downpour that handicapped their passing game, the Dolphins lost their homecoming game...
Wells Watch
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer SHINING STAR Appearing in Woman's Day magazine as one of its five "Shining Stars" came as a complete surprise to Gertrude Peele. "I didn't know a thing about it," she said, laughing, when we caught...
Women Link Up 2 Golf; 20/20 Initiative Lures New Players
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer ST. AUGUSTINE -- The first three years of the World Golf Foundation's Golf 20/20 initiative have been mostly spent in organization and research. However, there has been one tangible success story in...
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