The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 1, 1998

2 Arrested in Ballard Arson Case Police Suspect Gang Involvement
BRUNSWICK -- Two people face arson charges in a fire Tuesday that destroyed a maintenance/storage building at Ballard Park north of downtown Brunswick, Glynn County police said yesterday. Chad Walker Jeter, 20, of Darien has been charged with...
2-Minute Drill
JONES A 'CUDA AGAIN Roy Jones Jr., coming off his fourth-round knockout of Virgil Hill on Saturday, will be in town today to resume his basketball career with the Jacksonville Barracudas of the United States Basketball League. Jones joins...
5 Years in Prison for Fatal Neglect of Mom
A Jacksonville woman will spend five years in prison for allowing her diabetic mother's medical condition to deteriorate so badly that the woman died. Circuit Judge Henry Davis yesterday sentenced Patricia Ann Grant, 43, to five years in...
Blockbuster Is No Longer Selling Tickets
If you're a concertgoer looking for a place to buy tickets, you will have to make some adjustments. After today, Blockbuster Music will no longer function as a Ticketmaster outlet, at least in Jacksonville. Before you start looking for...
Bush Absent from AHL Meeting
********** CORRECTION (5/2/98) Because of a reporting error, a story on American Heritage Life Investment Corp. on Page C-8 yesterday misstated a revenue figure. It was the firm's biggest insurance division that saw a 42.7 percent...
Camden's `Christmas' Relay
ST. MARYS -- It'll be "Christmas in May" today. That's the theme of this year's Camden County Relay for Life, an annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Last year, more than $90,000 was raised. This year's goal is $100,000,...
Caravans Circling Jacksonville for Day of Prayer
People who believe in the power of prayer are invited to fuel up and get in line for one or all of seven police-escorted prayer motor caravans circumnavigating Jacksonville on Thursday. The Jacksonville caravans making a circuit around Florida...
Centennial Celebration Much Has Changed for Jacksonville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church since It Was Chartered in 1898 -- New Locations and a Membership That Has Swelled from 35 to 240 -- and the Church Is Excited about the Future
Lillian Osteen was 3 when the Jacksonville First Seventh-day Adventist Church was chartered in 1898. At 103, the Southside resident remembers being baptized at the church when it was on Pearl Street on the Northside. Osteen doesn't get...
City Council Laptop Costs Just Don't Compute
Let's start with a pat on the back. Mayor John Delaney deserves one for his Intensive Care Neighborhood program, which marked its two-year anniversary yesterday. As you will recall, older neighborhoods had been neglected by the city...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "We were all touched by his death. He fought as hard as he could so he wouldn't die in front of the kids [at the school]." -- Vicki Maxwell, a teacher at St. Marys Elementary, regarding a fund-raiser in memory of former Principal...
Cooking Is in Southern Genes
Proof that good Southern cooking runs in the genes: Andy Callaway, chef and owner of Miss Judy's in Jacksonville Beach, learned his style of cooking from his relatives. Even though Callaway never had any formal cooking-school training,...
Council Looks at Economic Incentives Plan
With several questions and some mixed feelings, City Council members yesterday took a detailed look at a new proposal that would change how Jacksonville hands out its economic incentives. And the cautious response it received at the afternoon...
Donor Book Is Available through Mail
Dear Call Box: Please tell me how I can get a copy of the book Anatomical Gift: Whole Body Donation by Regina Lee. It was mentioned in a story Tuesday, and I've been unable to find a contact for the publisher. -- F.S. Dear F.S.: We've received...
Don't Put out Welcome Mat for `Sliding Doors'
Sliding Doors has one of the more inspired ideas to cross a movie producer's desk in a while. Gwyneth Paltrow, with a decent English accent, is Helen, a chic Londoner whose fate is going to be determined by the sliding doors of a subway...
Do or Die for Hawks
ATLANTA -- A blowout win three nights ago in Game 3 reminded the Atlanta Hawks that they really do match up well with the Charlotte Hornets in their best-of-5 playoff series. "It reminded us that if we play defense, we can beat this team,"...
Duval's Teen Birth Rate Drops
Duval County followed the rest of the nation in posting lower birth rates among teens from 1991 to 1995. But the biggest decline in Northeast Florida was in Union County, with a 34 percent decrease, followed by Baker County with a 21 percent...
Edward Waters Campus Plans for $2 M Facelift
The Haskell Company is spearheading efforts to give Edward Waters College a $2 million facelift. The Jacksonville-based construction and design-build firm will unveil plans today that include renovations to buildings, new heating and air...
ESPN Plans Live Coverage of World Golf Village Opening
ESPN will televise the induction ceremonies of Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo into the new World Golf Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine live at 3:30 p.m. on May 18. The festivities should be golf's equivalent to Field of...
Familiar Putter Brings Return to Form for Struggling Bowen
DAYTONA BEACH -- the answer to the future is to fall back on the past. That's what Nanci Bowen did yesterday to match her best score of the year with a 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the Mercury Titleholders Championship at LPGA International....
Gateway Tax Perk at Risk Chiles Unhappy with Part of Bill
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Lawton Chiles said yesterday he may veto a bill that includes a potential $500,000 tax credit for firms moving to Gateway Shopping Center on Jacksonville's Northside. "I will speak to the governor," Sen. Betty Holzendorf...
Guides Fill Gap after World 'Trip'
Phil Stanton has a theory. Put 100 people in a room and play some music from all parts of the world: some bhangra, some Afropop, some salsa, some gamelan music. "Even if none of them had any idea what this music was, or where it came from,...
IT'S NOW OR NEVER Draft May Deplete UF's Manpower
GAINESVILLE -- No one ever really wants to admit it, or even talk about it. Team players, team concept. No room for individuals. But you have to talk about it when you look at projections for the annual amateur baseball draft. The University...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Can you imagine that a year ago they were talking about closing EWC?" -- Jimmy Jenkins, president of Edward Waters College, concerning plans to renovate the campus. Story, Page A-1. BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE After seeing...
JuCo Signees a Coup for JU
Calvin Slaughter was in a car on his way to the airport for a recruiting visit to the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs were one of four basketball programs trying to lure the second-team Junior College All-American, joining Jacksonville...
Late Model Division Brings Fans Excitement
Up until last year, the car counts in the Late Model division at Jax Raceways in Jacksonville had declined to a handful of competitors, with only a few of those teams financially capable of competitively running for regional and national points....
Lawmakers' Work for Schools Expected to Win High Grades
TALLAHASSEE -- The final grades aren't in, but Florida lawmakers can expect high marks for their work on education during the 1998 legislative session. "I'd give them a B+," Education Commissioner Frank Brogan said. The $45.3 billion state...
Local Travelers May Get More Overseas Options
The planned Delta-United alliance will have little effect on the typical passenger at Jacksonville International Airport, but it may offer opportunities to those interested in traveling to Asia or other international destinations, local travel...
Marauder Mayhem A Band of Pirates Will Take Center Stage -- and Fernandina Beach -- during the Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
At 9:30 tonight, as revelers are beginning to get into the spirit of the 35th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, a band of pirates will disrupt everything. Two ships, the Voyager and the Little David, will sweep past Fort Clinch,...
May Is for Fun, Too
Just because April, the month of beach festivals, is over, doesn't mean there's nothing to do at the Beaches. Below is a list of things to do in early May. Teens can party at the Jacksonville Beach SeaWalk Pavilion from 7 to 11:30 p.m....
Millner, Langford Join Race 8 Qualify to Run for Governor
ATLANTA -- The field of major candidates for governor this year was completed yesterday when Republican Guy Millner and Democrat Steve Langford qualified. After signing up, Millner, who has a comfortable lead in early polls over both Democrat...
Mom Charged with Neglect Girl, 1, Missing, `Loaned' to Runaway
The Jacksonville woman who let a runaway borrow her baby was charged yesterday with child neglect. Tyaina Green, 19, was arrested as police continue to search for missing 1-year-old Jaylea Nakrea Moultrie. Green, an exotic dancer, told...
Money Watch
RESTAURANT AUCTION Ten months after evicting the Renaissance Brewing Co. from Baymeadows Village, Sleiman Enterprises will auction off the business' belongings. The auction is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the former restaurant,...
Pair Shares LPGA Lead
DAYTONA BEACH -- For different reasons and at different times, Dawn Coe-Jones and Pat Hurst wondered whether they wanted to continue playing golf. Yesterday was one of those times they knew they made the right decision. Taking advantage...
Phyllis Hanskat, Pioneer in Jacksonville TV, Dies
Phyllis Bishop Hanskat, a pioneer in Jacksonville television, died Monday after a brief illness. She was 76. A memorial service was yesterday. Mrs. Hanskat was born in Meriden, Conn., then graduated from a business school and went to work...
Roberts, Harkrider Eye Another Mug Cup
Bill Roberts is back in the Mug Race after a year's absence, with the biggest catamaran to sail in the 38.5-nautical mile sailing classic on the St. Johns River between Palatka and Jacksonville. And tomorrow's 45th edition of what's billed...
Something's Sneaky in `Prisoner'
Early in The Spanish Prisoner, company man Joe Ross, inventor of a mysterious thing called "the process," begins to get suspicious. Is someone out to get him? Why? How? Who? His new secretary, a super-helpful and preternaturally perky type,...
`Tap Dogs' Don't Hold Back
Get ready for a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' dance. The all-male Australian dance sensation Tap Dogs hits Jacksonville tonight through Sunday at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. It's sort of a heavy-metal tap troupe meets Mad Max...
Times-Union Editor 'Not Really Retiring'
Fred Hartmann's name is disappearing from newspapers for the first time in 44 years -- for a little while at least. His name has appeared in bylines or mastheads of newspapers in Wilmington, Del., and Jacksonville, where he retires today as...
T-U Editor Played Our Xylophone
Fred Hartmann said the other day he never broke a bone in his body. "Good peasant stock," he said. Maybe that's why he never broke any bones in the newsroom. Never popped the xylophone. Hartmann retires today as editor of The Florida...
Turning on the Power Wolfson, Parker Use Homers to Set Up 3-5A Showdown
Call it a complete turnaround. Last year, the Wolfson baseball team won only 12 games. This season, the Wolfpack is the third seed in District 3-5A and has nearly doubled its win total in a year. Host Wolfson buried seventh-seeded White...
UNC Was Simply Carter's Pit Stop
The last time I attended a news conference for a high school athlete to announce his intentions on where he would go to college was four springs ago in Daytona Beach. Vince Carter was a senior at Mainland High School and was being wooed and...
Welfare Drug Tests Gets OK Effects Unclear If Applicant Refuses
TALLAHASSEE -- Trying to move people from welfare to jobs, the Florida House and Senate yesterday approved plans to start a drug-testing program for many Jacksonvillearea welfare applicants. But two Duval County lawmakers who sponsored...
WWII Marker Displayed
A road post that marked the path Allied forces took in liberating France during World War II has made its way to Florida as the latest exhibit at the Camp Blanding Museum. The 725-pound concrete marker is one of 1,146 from along the "Liberty...

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