The Florida Times Union

Articles from February 4, 1996

800 Barrier Takes Another Hit
Brent Pruitt surpassed the 800 barrier Monday in the Jax Classic league at Jax Lanes Grove Park when he finished with an 811 series. The right-hander rolled games of 246, 288 and 277 to notch the first 800 set of his 25-year career. The...
After the Fury ... Cleanup Tornado Might Be One of City's Most Damaging
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service couldn't recall the last time a tornado caused as much damage to Jacksonville. Four homes and five businesses sustained major damage, and 61 homes received minor damage from Friday's tornado that...
Author Coming to Cummer to Lead Children's Workshop
At one end of a small gallery in The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, there's an black-and-gray illustration that pictures a bearded man drawing a caterpillar. The top of his head, however, is unhinged, allowing a brilliantly colored...
Brock Named New Fitzgerald Coach
FITZGERALD, Ga. -- Fitzgerald High School approved the hiring of a new football coach Friday morning. Fitzgerald Athletic Director David Mims announced the hiring of former Worth County coach Brent Brock around 9:30 a.m. after months of...
Brunswick's Black Hotel Faces Uncertain Future
BRUNSWICK -- In the days before integration, the Sea Gull Hotel was a safe haven for weary travelers that included celebrity entertainers Lena Horne and Cab Calloway. The humble two-story brick and wood-frame building erected in 1916 at...
Campus Computers: Resistance Is Futile Some Colleges Require Students to Have One
Pricey tuition rates won't be the only worry for parents like John Findley if Georgia Tech joins the growing ranks of U.S. universities forcing students to have computers. Georgia Tech wants all freshmen to spend around $2,000 to buy or ...
`Cinderella' and Her Prince Dancing into Jacksonville
When you think of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, you think of Oklahoma or Carousel or South Pacific, not Cinderella. But Cinderella 's not going to stay quietly in the background any longer. She has on her glass slippers, and she's dancing...
City Still Awaits $19 M from Canal
Let's say you give your brother-in-law $500 for his bass boat. But the day he is to deliver, he announces a change of heart. Fine, you reply, give back the money and everything's even. He agrees, and life goes on. Unfortunately, for Jacksonville,...
Clerk Thwarts Store Robberies
Edna Teagle has four words for anyone who tries to rob her store. "Don't mess with me," said Teagle, 49, who pulled a gun and scared off a man who tried to rob the Prime Stop Food Store, 1523 S. Lane Ave., at 6:35 a.m. Friday. The man...
Expansion Should Be Welcomed, Not Fought
Few sports have experienced the type of growth enjoyed by motorsports, specifically NASCAR Winston Cup racing, in recent years. But growth and progress don't come about without a change; change that isn't always easily accepted. No community...
Georgia Lawmakers Consider Deregulating Health Care
ATLANTA -- The dam that holds back unfettered expansions by hospitals, home-health agencies and nursing homes -- credited with preventing $1.9 billion in excessive spending since 1980 -- may be breaking down. Georgia lawmakers are considering...
Greenscape Replants an Old Tradition
Thirteen hundred trees are taking sprout on Southbank, once pristine concrete barren now in the crosshairs of Greenscape. Junipers, palms and sycamores are to grace the yonder end of the Acosta Bridge, where once the gardener Belisario nobly...
Haywood's Run Ends
DAYTONA BEACH -- The 25th anniversary party won't go off as planned. Hurley Haywood, equipped with a car strong enough to make history yet again, never got a chance to reset his record for most victories in a 24-hour endurance race at Daytona...
Hunting Gets a Thumbs Up
Hunting gets the thumbs up from a wide majority of Americans, despite what you may have read or heard. But many people believe hunters still need to clean up their act. Those are among the findings of a three-year survey conducted by ...
JU Homebodies Pick a Good Time to Act like Contenders
This was what you'd call a hope game. After three consecutive road losses took it from first place to the brink of falling out of Sun Belt Conference contention, Jacksonville University's basketball team needed a glimmer of hope. The Dolphins...
Kathleen Battle Fights for Performance Perfection . . . and When She Sings, Audience Is the Winner
Conductor Roger Nierenberg would never say it, but the guest artist who highlights the 1995-96 concert season for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Kathleen Battle, is aptly named. Every time the great former Metropolitan Opera diva...
Kravitz Rules the Council with Diplomacy
Dick Kravitz didn't want to become mother hen of the Jacksonville City Council. But six months after becoming council president, his greatest feat could be restoring decorum to a body once known for public name-calling and spitball fights....
Little People, Big Miniseries NBC's Lavish Adaptation of 'Gulliver's Travels' Is the Most Expensive Four Hours of TV Ever Made
NBC's version of Gulliver's Travels (9 p.m. today and tomorrow) is the first time all four parts of Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel have been adapted on film. The result is a stunning flight of fancy even when the narrative's wild ride is, on...
Living an Olympic Dream
His room in Orange Park still has imprints on the wall, a reminder of a time not long ago when Mac Cozier was a boy who kicked his soccer ball a little too hard and a little too fast and -- THWUNK! -- it would hit the baseboard with such force...
Magazine Making Strides on Internet
We all know runners' world has gone high tech. But now, Runner's World also has joined the world of high tech. The monthly periodical that promotes itself as the "world's leading running magazine" now can be found at http://www.runnersworld.com...
No Place like Home JU Extends Win Streak
Coming off a three-game losing streak on the road and having lost four of its last five games, Jacksonville University couldn't wait to get back to the Coliseum. For the JU players, there's something about running out onto the familiar...
Pontiflet Hopes for UM Offer
Sandalwood defensive end Raheem Pontiflet visits the University of Miami this weekend, hoping to get a scholarship offer from a Hurricanes program with precious few to give. One of the top athletes in Jacksonville, Pontiflet (6 feet 3, ...
Some Outplaced Employees Start Their Own Businesses
If you've been "rightsized" right out of a job, you might think about starting your own business. If so, you'll be joining some former colleagues. Research shows 10 percent to 15 percent of outplaced employees seriously think about going...
Southern Cal Receiver Feels `Wanted'
New York or Jacksonville? For an NFL player, that would seem to be an easy choice. But while Southern Cal wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson would love to be the top player taken in the 1996 NFL Draft in April -- the New York Jets own the...
Students Study Course On-Line Hook Up Modem, Dial Up FCCJ for Sociology
It's 6:30 a.m. and Sharon Horton has a few minutes to herself. Her husband just left for work and her four children, all under the age of five, are still tucked snugly into their beds. So she heads off to sociology class -- without leaving...
Sweet Memories Nearly All That Remain in Sugar Hill
Lawrence Moman's two-story brick home sits near the middle of a paved hospital parking lot, where it's been for more than 25 years. Moman's home is the only landmark left on the block where Jacksonville's middle-class African-Americans...
Tear Gas Ends Standoff
A Jacksonville man wanted for armed robbery and attempted murder held police at bay for three hours yesterday in the 1300 block of 1st Street. When officers tried around 2 p.m. to serve warrants to Ozell Coley, 21, address unknown, he slammed...
Time an Issue in School Desegregation Talks
As the Duval County School Board and Jacksonville NAACP huddled in court-ordered desegregation talks last week, two things became apparent: Any possible solutions will take time, and school construction is a key. But the longer the talks...
Virginia Rallies Past Sagging Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE -- Virginia dealt Florida State's sagging confidence a knockout punch yesterday, rallying to a 64-59 victory that stopped its own five-game losing streak and extended the Seminoles' slide to four. Florida State, with a week...
Washington Ready to Break into Top-10 Scene in 1996
Ponte Vedra Beach resident MaliVai Washington wasn't overly happy with his 1995 performance. Sure, he finished strong with a 10-3 record in October that included wins over top-ranked Andre Agassi and Thomas Enqvist, a top-10 player. But...
Winners Bound for U.S. Open
Want an all-expenses paid trip to the U.S. Open in Farmington Hills, Mich., in June? It's easy. Just win the Sunshine Network Celebrity Classic March 4 at the Marsh Landing Country Club, which will benefit the Otis F. Smith Foundation. ...

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