The Florida Times Union

Articles from July 22, 1996

Addition Planned for Fleming Island Shopping Center
Construction will begin this week on 15,050-square-foot addition to the Fleming Island Shopping Center in Clay County. The addition will take about four months to construct and open east of the Publix store, which anchors the center, said...
Developing Children's Reading Habits Important for Parents
Reading or watching? That is the question in a lot of house holds this summer. The summer reading list says your middle schooler has to finish Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Shabanu and Canyons before the end of August. But the competition...
Ex-Mayor Takes Time for Family
Ed Austin was fishing for silver salmon in Alaska when he realized that life after politics was going to be just fine. It was a leisurely eight-day trip to Afognak Island with his son. The salmon were biting. The scenery was breathtaking....
Inmate Abuse Charges Denied
ATLANTA -- While he relishes his tough-guy image, Georgia Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner is getting tired of having to defend his department against charges that guards are abusing prisoners. When he joins prison "shakedowns" looking...
Jags' DeMarco Is Tackling Guard Spot
He heard the news, and it stunned him. You'd be stunned, too, and angry if you woke up one morning suddenly and unexpectedly demoted. That was how Brian DeMarco first interpreted what happened in February when the Jacksonville Jaguars made...
Pets Figure into Evacuation Plans
BRUNSWICK -- Although Hurricane Bertha swept by coastal Georgia with little damage earlier this month, it left many pet owners worried in its wake. "At present, there are no places designated for people to take their pets during an evacuation,"...
Police Break Up Food/fist Fight
Police had to restore order at the Jacksonville Landing Saturday after what started as a food fight escalated to fisticuffs between several teens. Landing vendors said yesterday the ruckus started about 8:30 p.m. with a food fight between...
Police to Test Gun for Link to Slayings
Police are looking into the possibility that the gun Julius Wayne Wade used to kill himself Saturday may have been the same small-caliber gun used to kill Cathy Howard and her son in Arkansas a week ago, a Jacksonville sheriff's detective...
Sacrificing Heritage for Assimilation
My friend's mother has freckled white skin and bright red hair tinged with threads of silver. Her bright blue eyes actually twinkle when she laughs, and that's practically all the time. When she was a young girl, blacks had to ride in the...
Sheltering Animals from the Storm
If they stay, she stays. Should a hurricane threaten, Reba Frazier said wouldn't flee her Atlantic Beach home unless she had a place to take Syndee and Mol-lee, her two spaniels. "I would not leave without them -- there's no way," she ...
Still Room for an Angel in Selfish World
ATLANTA -- Most people want to believe in and embrace the Olympic spirit, this altruistic notion that global peacetime gatherings like the Summer Games should only be about respect, friendship and representing one's country with honor. ...
The Growing Debate over Same-Sex Marriages Finds Both Political and Religious Activists Struggling to Define Legal Bounds of Matrimony Holy Unions, Holy War
To neighbors, Dennis Stouse and Roger Underwood are the couple down the block -- the ones with the neatly kept yard. For friends, they are a committed pair who have been together two years. Relatives see them simply as part of the family....
Thomas Will Lead Chamber
The old Wayne County dirt farmer Robert Lindsay Thomas explains his political outlook in simple fashion: "There ain't nothing educational about the second swift kick of a mule." But behind his countrystore aphorisms is a Northwestern-trained...
Workers Comp Reforms Did Changes in the System Go Too Far? Labor Unions and Businesses Disagree
It's been 2 1/2 years since the Florida Legislature passed a dramatic workers compensation reform package. Reaction has been predictable. Labor unions, worker advocates and many lawyers hate it; business lobbying groups, insurance agents...