The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 7, 1997

3rd Reprieve for Cop Killer
The Florida Supreme Court yesterday set aside the death sentence of convicted Jacksonville cop killer Andrea Hicks Jackson, meaning she will be sentenced for the fourth time since the 1983 slaying. "It seems like justice has been delayed,"...
[3] Spotlight on High School Football
Camden County (5-3, 4-0) at Brunswick (7-1, 5-0) Where: Glynn County Stadium, Brunswick, Ga., 8 p.m. Key players: Camden County FB/LB Derrick Albertie (6-1, 210, Sr.), RB Gary Hutchinson (5-10, 153, Sr.), S Risharda Massey (6-1, 200, Sr.)....
Aggressive Plan Working Bob Duval Three Shots Back at Senior Tour Championship
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Bob Duval traces his late summer and fall run to this week's Energizer Senior Tour Championship to a change in game plan: Be more aggressive, even if it costs a few bogeys. It worked, because Duval was roughly doubling...
Anglers Told to Walk Nassau Bridge to Close Lot
Every day, rain or shine, warm or cold, anglers line up along the Nassau Sound bridge on Heckscher Drive to test their luck. Yesterday was no different. But instead of being relaxed and enjoying the beautiful weather, several anglers were...
Atlantic's Russell: Two Parks in One
Your kids are driving you nuts complaining they're bored and they want something to do. Jack Russell Park, in Atlantic Beach, has plenty of things for them to blow off a little steam. Jack Russell Park has two playgrounds for children to...
Brown Has Ensured Future at UNC
In today's inclement coaching climate, Mack Brown would have been bounced after two years. He would have been termed a mistake, a bust and a bum -- thrown out, bought out and sold out. In today's wide world of torts, Brown would be selling...
Campsites a Few Hours from Home
Within a short drive of Jacksonville, say one or two hours, there are plenty of places to camp. Here are some places worth checking out: O'Leno State Park -- O'Leno, near High Springs, is one of the largest state parks: 6,500 acres. That's...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I say, `El Nino, do your thing!'" -- Peter Hillyer, of North Topsail Beach, N.C., who appreciated the weather system's calming effect on the Atlantic Coast's hurricane season. Story, this page. HISTORIC CELEBRATION ...
Court Employee Arrested in Theft
BRUNSWICK -- A Glynn County court employee has been arrested in the disappearance of $1,250 in cash intended as payments for civil case filing and processing fees. Sandy Harper, 37, of Brunswick, was charged with theft by conversion, a...
Court Overturns Fuller Warren DUI
*********** CORRECTION (11/8) Because of an editing error, a heading on Page B-1 yesterday was incorrect. An appellate court overturned a lower court's ruling that Scott L. Miller couldn't face multiple DUI counts from the same...
Cross-Country Previews
DISTRICT 2-6A Meet: at Lake Mary High School. Area teams competing: Columbia, Mandarin, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Sandalwood. Outlook: Both of Mandarin's teams have come on strong as of late. The Mustangs' Dane Murray and Mark Kluge...
Delaney Fighting for River St. Johns Pushed for Federal Project
Despite opposition from a congressman, Mayor John Delaney is pushing the St. Johns River for a controversial federal program aimed at preserving key American rivers. Delaney is offering his clout to help the river win designation as one...
Development Planned near Guana
A newly proposed 1,400-acre, mixed-use community in St. Johns County near the Guana State Park is drawing fire from a Jacksonville lawyer known for taking on environmental cases. Rufus Pennington said he will spearhead opposition to Marshall...
Feds File Suit over Sale of Two Local Stations
The U.S. Justice Department yesterday sued to stop Chancellor Media Corp. from acquiring four Long Island, N.Y., radio stations from SFX Broadcasting Inc. in exchange for two Jacksonville stations, saying the deal would hurt competition in...
Goalie Defeats Disease
Corwin Saurdiff can go to McDonald's and have a couple of Big Macs. If he's still hungry, he can top it off with an ice cream sundae. Not the healthiest diet, and Saurdiff doesn't indulge, but the point is that he can. Even without his...
Illegal Residents Await Law Extension or Deportation
Many have lived in Jacksonville for years. Some have built successful businesses. They pay taxes. Their kids earn awards in school. Yet, they have a secret. They're illegal residents who could be deported if Congress doesn't extend a law...
Jackets Try to Stay in Bowl Hunt
During the 1990 season the Georgia Tech-Virginia game had national championship implications for both teams, with the No. 16 Yellow Jackets upsetting the No. 1 Cavaliers 41-38 at Scott Stadium, clearing the way for their share of a national...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "As far as I'm concerned, we've got a deal." -- Senate President Toni Jennings, as House and Senate leaders agreed last night on a plan to spend $2.7 billion on school construction. Story on this page. BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE...
Jaguars Notebook
MAYBE, MAYBE NOT Chiefs RB Marcus Allen was convinced he would retire after the season. Now, he's not so sure. Allen, a 17-year veteran, said before the season it likely would be his last. But he said this week he feels 25, and he'll ...
J.T. McCormick, 82, Beaches Builder, Dies
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- J.T. McCormick, a longtime Jacksonville Beach builder whose legacy includes a North Florida interstate, launch pads at Cape Canaveral and airfields in the United States and abroad, died yesterday. Mr. McCormick, who...
Keeping the Faith Alive in China Mission Board Director Says Outreach Working
The Florida Baptist State Convention, meeting in Jacksonville next week, will hear a report on mission work in China that is optimistic despite the recent outcry about persecution of Christians there. Baptist leaders from China, Cuba, Haiti...
Kelly, Lofton Together Again
They spent four years together with the Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly throwing the passes and James Lofton catching them. So they're used to working together. But their roles will be slightly reversed Sunday. Lofton will take the lead, Kelly will...
Lobbyists Find Use for Down Time
TALLAHASSEE -- A special session on school construction isn't stopping lobbyists from pushing other causes this week in the Florida Legislature. Lobbyists are everywhere in the Capitol, though not as many as in the regular session. They...
Long Road Back Hoffman Defeats Serious Illness
TALLAHASSEE -- One day Ryan Hoffman would like to climb Mount Everest, no small feat. Then, neither is the challenge the North Carolina fifth-year senior offensive tackle faces tomorrow against Florida State. Hoffman, who starred at Orange...
Michigan's Woodson Has Chance to Dazzle Voters
The Heisman Trophy is supposed to go to the best college football player in country. But far too often the trophy is awarded to the most popular player. That's why Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning is still this year's front-runner despite...
MORE BLUE THAN ORANGE Downtrodden Gators Search for Motivation
GAINESVILLE -- The signs are everywhere, each pointing to the same disturbing reality that has destroyed an aura of invincibility. The Florida Gators, less than a season removed from being on top of the college football world, are close...
Moving Corps to Daniel Building Is a Bad Idea
Here's another bad idea from that fountain of bad ideas, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown. She, of course, has been fighting mightily to keep the Army Corps of Engineers from leaving its downtown headquarters. The corps, which has outgrown its current...
No One Has 'Bean' There, Done This, Ever
The movie version of Bean is, in the words of that infuriatingly catchy pop song that was on the radio a couple months ago, bizarre. How bizarre. How bizarre. When first we meet Bean, he's running an electric razor over his chin, which...
Ohio Players Grooving Along
********** CORRECTION (11/7/97) Because of a late cancellation, the Ohio Players will not perform Sunday at Shades nightclub in Orange Park as reported on Page D-12 in today's pre-printed Weekend section. Tickets are redeemable...
Philanthropist Covets Land and Privacy
If it hadn't been for speculation about Six Flags buying land from Holland M. Ware, this transplant to Ponte Vedra might have gone on quietly and indefinitely doing what he does most: buying up timberland and pushing for cancer cures. Ware...
Pivotal Games Tonight
Tonight's high school football matchups take on extra importance for certain area teams. Victory can mean a trip to the state playoffs, while a loss means that it's time for basketball. Two contests with such stakes include a District 3-5A...
School Building Deal Duval `Does Well' in $2.7 Billion Plan
TALLAHASSEE -- After a tense day of huddling over proposals and counter-proposals, House and Senate leaders agreed last night on a plan to spend $2.7 billion on school construction. "As far as I'm concerned, we've got a deal," Senate President...
School System Compiles List of Free Money
Dear Call Box: My 17-year-old is trying to find information about scholarship opportunities. Some of the publications we've read have suggested that we contact local service clubs. How does one go about finding addresses and contacts for ...
Speeds Picking Up at Remodeled Atlanta Track
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Speeds are frighteningly fast at redesigned Atlanta Motor Speedway, and there's probably little that NASCAR can do about it for the season-ending NAPA 500 Nov. 16. That was the consensus of drivers who tested at the track ...
Spotlight on High School Football
FIRST COAST (6-2, 3-1) at PARKER (4-4, 3-1) Where/When: Joe Hodge Field, 7:30 p.m. Key players: First Coast RB James Breaker (5-11, 185, Jr.), TE Adrian Lynn (6-1, 180, Sr.), DT Galen Thompson (6-1, 245, Sr.), LB Sam Harris (5-11, 218,...
Star-Powered 'Mad City' Somehow Fizzles
News flash: The media are cynical, manipulative careerists who'd do anything for a story. Who would have thought it? That's the message in Mad City, an earnest and competent-enough "serious" movie that strings you along just fine for a while,...
`Starship Troopers' Will Really Bug You
Even for a movie with thousands of giant ravenous bugs, Starship Troopers is one strange beast. It's also singlemindedly, stupendously entertaining, if watching giant ravenous bugs pierce and/or separate the limbs of hundreds of anonymous...
Stennis Rescues Seaman
Lt. Cmdr. Bo Stewart and his Jacksonville-based helicopter crew were relaxing in their ready room aboard the carrier USS John C. Stennis, watching planes take off and land on a closed-circuit TV, when they were scrambled to their aircraft....
Swimmers Gear Up for Gateway
Sure, participating schools and swimmers are shooting for bragging rights over their fellow public high schools in tomorrow's Gateway Conference swim meet, but what's most important for the top swimmers is using it as a final tuneup for ...
Synagogue to Remember Tragic Event
Kristallnacht, translated from German, means "Crystal Night." Though the name is beautiful, it refers to a horrible event in Nazi Germany. In two nights, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, 1938, 250 synagogues in Germany were burned, 7,500 Jewish businesses...
The Call of the Wild with Warm Days and Cool Nights on Tap for Northeast Florida, Nature Is a Camper's Best Friend
Nancy Cordell had just spent two days in Hanna Park, two nights in a tent. They would be her last, she said. She and her husband, Paul, had brought their two grandchildren because they'd never been camping. But if she ever went camping ...
Thousands Expected at Annual College Fair All Students Encouraged to Attend
Some high school students already know what they want in a college. A liberal arts education. An opportunity to delay a choice of major. Specialized instruction. The chance to attend a historically African-American school. For the undecided,...
Trevino Feisty after Firing 69
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Lee Trevino's moods run up and down these days. Yesterday was one in which he was in rare and vintage form, clearly pleased with a 69 in the first round of the Energizer Senior Tour Championship. In a year in which...
United States Can Clinch World Cup Berth
BURNABY, British Columbia -- With a win and some help from Mexico and Jamaica, the United States can clinch a World Cup berth Sunday when it plays Canada. The Americans (2-1-5) have 11 points and are third in the sixteam final round of...
Volleyball Previews
NORTH II-6A REGION at Lake City Columbia OVIEDO (23-6) vs. COLUMBIA (19-5), 6:30 p.m. -- Talk about heart. The eighth-ranked Oviedo team comes in with three seniors nursing injuries. Middle blocker Kelly Tucker missed nearly half the...
What Tangled Webs . . . Jaguars' `Bad Moon' on Rise as Chiefs' `Spiderman'
It's almost funny to think that Andre Rison is now spraying fictional spider webs -- especially when most of his life he's appeared to have been caught in one himself. Rison, the talented, trash-talking wide receiver, has seemingly been...
Wife Faces Life in Prison
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- A Clay County jury said yesterday that Linda Jones should spend life behind bars for staging the fatal beating of her husband of 30 years at their Lake Asbury home. A jury deliberated 15 hours, interrupted by a night's...
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