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Articles from March 26, 2013

2 Teens Charged in Tot's Death Appear in Court; Family of 17-Year-Old Fears for Their Safety, Cites 'Racist' Postings
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK | Two teenagers charged with murder in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy appeared separately in court Monday. Dominique Lang, 14, came before Glynn County Magistrate Tim Barton in the morning, and his co-defendant,...
A.M. Briefing
GAS PRICES IN STATE TAKE 5-CENT DROP Gas prices dropped an average of 1 cent around the country in the past week. But Florida got a bigger break with a 5-cent drop. According to AAA's weekly report, the national average price of a gallon of regular...
Around the Region
Got something you'd like to share about your community? Send news-related tips to suburban writer Jim Schoettler at jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4385. BAKER COUNTY CAR GIVEAWAY FOR VETERANS Veterans who live in the county and...
Ban Gaming Centers in Wake of Scandal
The racketeering and money laundering scandal involving gaming centers operated by Allied Veterans of the World raises serious questions. Floridians should demand answers. The Legislature, state regulators and local law enforcement agencies need...
Count on This: Early Math Helps Children; Specialists Consider Ways Parents Can Spur Ability with Numbers
Byline: Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON | We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math - and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade...
Eagles Coach Knows Florida's Players; While an Assistant at FSU, Enfield Recruited Both Boynton and Young
Byline: Hays Carlyon AUSTIN, TEXAS | Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield is familiar with some of Florida's top players. As an assistant at Florida State from 2006-11, Enfield recruited UF standouts like guard Kenny Boynton and center Patric...
How a Group of Stars Hopped into a Springtime Holiday
Byline: Tom Webber Often when reflecting upon the constellations of early spring, the typical stargazer will consider famous legendary characters such as Orion, Leo and Virgo. These are prominent figures that consume large areas of the sky and are...
JaxPort Takes New Step toward Railroad Yard
Byline: David Bauerlein The Jacksonville Port Authority has approved making a new offer for land needed to build a $30 million railroad yard near the Dames Point bridge. The JaxPort board also authorized the staff to file a condemnation action if...
Lot of Love for FGCU Program; Run to Sweet 16 Makes Florida Gulf Coasta Stunning Story - and Gators Are Up Next
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran FORT MYERS | Many of the people who wandered around the Florida Gulf Coast University campus Monday afternoon had something in common with many of the school's students: They had never attended an Eagles men's basketball...
New Arrest Made in Night of Terror from 15 Years Ago; Suspect, 31, Charged; Victims Assaulted, Plus a Man Lured and Shot
Byline: Charles Broward Michael Bouey's name hasn't been publicized in 15 years. It did, however, show up in a list of homicide cases the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office selected in 2011 for re-testing of DNA evidence using new technology. And...
NFL Player Found Trouble, Then Found 'God of Second Chances'
Byline: Charlie Patton Frank Murphy wants the world to know he's changed and wants to help others change their lives, like he did. Murphy, 36, had a lot to change. The way he lived threatened to derail and eventually undermined an outstanding...
Printing Industry Pioneer Dies at 74
Byline: Sandy Strickland Robert "Bob" Falconetti, a pioneer in Northeast Florida's printing industry who helped numerous nonprofits, died Saturday of colon cancer at age 74. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral,...
PRO & CON; Today's Question: Should Publix Pay a Penny per Pound for Farmworkers Picking Tomatoes in Florida?
Pro: Rabbi Jesse Olitzky is the Second Rabbi at the Jacksonville Jewish Center Con: Publix corporate response. PUBLIX SHOULD JOIN COMPANIES IN SUPPORTING FARMWORKER'S RAISES Rabbi Jesse Olitzky More than 50 years ago, Edward R. Murrow presented...
Reorganizing City Government: Phase 2; Initial Changes in Mayor's Office Plan Deal with Agency Organization
Byline: Timothy J. Gibbons Over a year after taking first steps to change the way city government is set up, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown's office hopes to roll out a second phase of reorganization Tuesday night. Although the goal is to change...
Scoreboard; High Schools
SOFTBALL BARTRAM TRAIL 14, UNIVERSITY CHR. 4 University Chr.***102***010***-***4***7***3 Bartram Trail******052***322***-***14***13***4 W: Davis (8-2). L: Caccavale (7-10). HR: Garland (BT) 2, McCormack (BT). 3BH: Aguayo (BT). 2BH:...
Solar Power Monopoly Would Help, Sponsor Says; Legislator: Plan Generates Jobs, Lowers Rates; Georgia Power Objects to Proposal
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATLANTA | A bill creating a monopoly for the sale of solar power will result in lower electricity rates and more rural jobs, legislators said Monday. Rep. Rusty Kidd, an independent from Milledgeville, said the bipartisan...
Sunny Forecast for Neptune Beach; after Installing Solar Panels, City Hall's Power Bills Are a Lot Less - a Lot
Byline: Jim Schoettler NEPTUNE BEACH | When Don Ford spied the bottom line on the first electric bill for City Hall this year, his admiration for the sun gods grew. $6.15. The nosedive from last year's initial bill of $491 is a tribute to...
Teacher: Coloring Assignment Used before; Depiction of Lynching Given to Second-Graders for Black History Month
Byline: Khristopher J. Brooks An Atlantic Beach Elementary School teacher who used depictions of minstrel caricatures of African-Americans, blackface and a lynching for a second-grade coloring assignment last month said she has used the material...
Trial Begins for 5 Pill Mill Suspects; 3 Doctors among Defendants in Scheme to Make $6 Million from Clinics, Now Shut
Byline: Larry Hannan Nothing more than strip-mall drug dealers. That was how the U.S. Attorney's Office classified five men who went on trial Monday in Jacksonville as part of a multimillion-dollar pill mill operation. Prosecutors are accusing...
T-U 2
Byline: Chet Fussman 2 CENTS FGCU HAS ALREADY WON BIG Though Florida Gulf Coast busted your NCAA Tournament bracket, the beauty of the Eagles' improbable run is also the beauty of the NCAA Tournament. Just by reaching the Sweet 16, FGCU,...
Victim ID'd; Murder Charge in Shooting
A shooting victim whose friend has been charged with murder has been identified by Jacksonville police. John Matthew James, 34, was found dead on the back porch of his Hunters Way apartment at 10148 Arrowhead Drive when police arrived Friday night....
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