The Florida Times Union

Articles from December 23, 2004

Black Men, the Dolphins Want to Chat
Byline: Mike Freeman, Times-Union sports columnist To: All Black Men Re: NFL Head Coaching Position From: The Miami Dolphins We here at the Dolphins would like to invite you to apply for our vacant head coaching position. Come to our offices...
Charter Schools Seeking Equal Funding; County School Districts Don't Always Balance Sharing, Critics Say
Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union Charter schools and their advocates around the state are pushing for equal funding, saying county school systems should not hold back any money from the non-traditional public schools. In general, public...
CHRISTMAS; Bah, Humbug!
******************CORRECTION December 24, 2004 An editorial titled "Bah, humbug" on Page B-6 on Thursday should have noted that while many Seventh-day Adventists have Christmas trees, others do not. ************* The near-phobic response to...
Gators Give Extra Effort; Donovan Glad to See UF Show Intensity, Trample Eastern Kentucky
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union GAINESVILLE -- Now that's what Florida coach Billy Donovan was talking about. Three days after he blasted his team for a lack of focus and passion and questioned the players' mental toughness and commitment...
GI Critter-Getters Focused on Removing Enemy Pests; Fort Stewart Soldiers Sharpened Snake-Handling Skills in Training at the Jacksonville Zoo
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union These soldiers fight critters. They are called upon when a snake, large spider or scorpion has invaded a fellow soldier's tent. And they didn't do anything wrong or anger their superiors to get the job....
Good Recipes Don't Leave Us Guessing
Byline: Dan Macdonald, Times-Union food editor Let's start with an apology. I made myself a promise when I took this job seven some years ago and recently I broke it. I didn't mean to. Didn't know I did it when I did it. But nonetheless, I messed...
Hyperbaric Medicine Gains Respect; Once-Derided Therapy Now Recognized Treatment with Many Benefits
Byline: CHERIE BLACK, The Times-Union Two years after having his prostate removed, John Ingram was diagnosed with burns inside his bladder. The radiation treatments he received after surgery caused the internal wounds, Ingram said, so his urologist...
Jacksonville Journal
NFL DONATES $1 MILLION FOR HURRICANE RELIEF The National Football League has awarded $1 million to the United Way in Florida for hurricane relief, the agency and league announced Tuesday. The United Way of Northeast Florida will participate in...
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; del Rio Not Happy with Taylor Snub
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union While Fred Taylor wasn't named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday, that didn't keep the Jaguars' veteran running back from picking up an NFL award and an emotional endorsement from his coach. Despite yet another...
Morning Briefs
PREMIER HOLDINGS GROUP LOOKING FOR NEW PRESIDENT Premier Holdings Group Inc. said Wednesday that founder Joseph Chappelle has resigned as president, effective Jan. 15, as part of a recapitalization. The company is searching for a new president and...
NASCAR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST; Fired Gaughan Keeps on Truckin' among Young Driver's Holiday Desires Is a Chance to Prove Penske Wrong
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union No matter how hard Santa Claus tries, it's difficult to put a bow on satisfaction. That's why Brendan Gaughan won't mind waiting 11 months to get his Christmas present. All the son of casino magnate Michael...
New England Cuisine Enduring, Evolving; Recipes Created from Ingredients on Hand, American Indian Ideas
Byline: STEVE GRANT, The Hartford Courant It is ever-evolving, sometimes misunderstood, often romanticized, even ridiculed. But New England cuisine is as enduring and storied as Plymouth Rock. If it is not always in style, it is never out of style,...
Page 2 People
Byline: Compiled by Dan Beynon, The Times-Union BRITNEY GARNERS NO. 1 SPOT IN 'ACCESS HOLLYWOOD' STARS Access Hollywood has named its "Top Ten Stars of 2004," with Britney Spears in the No. 1 spot. The rankings are based on the number of stories...
Port OKs Expense to Spiff Up Docks; It Will Spend Up to $250,000 to Get Ready for the Super Bowl
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union The Jacksonville Port Authority approved spending up to an additional $250,000 Wednesday to beautify its docks for the four VIP-laden cruise ships that will dock there during February's Super Bowl celebration....
Pro Bowl-Bound; Same as '03: Stroud Lone Jags Representative
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union For the second year in a row, defensive tackle Marcus Stroud is playing the Jaguars' role of the Lone Ranger on the AFC Pro Bowl squad. Even though the Jaguars' 8-6 mark is their best record after 14 games...
Repeat Offenders Get New Habit: Rehab; Sheriff Says New Program Makes More Sense Than Just Jailing Those Who Need Treatment
Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union Mike Lange doesn't remember stealing the $14 bottle of wine that landed him in a new rehabilitation program for habitual offenders. A self-described drinker with a long arrest history, Lange said he blacked...
Salvation Army Kettles Having a Brighter Season; Northeast Florida Donations Increase despite Bell Ringers Being Banned from Target Stores
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union Salvation Army bell ringers collected about $300,000 on the First Coast during the 2003 Christmas season. This year, volunteers will bring in even more despite the estimated $50,000 Jacksonville-area loss...
Score! Wambach Gets Another Award
Former Florida Gator Abby Wambach and Landon Donovan won the U.S. Soccer national player of the year awards for 2004 on Wednesday. They were both repeat winners. Wambach, 24, tied for the WUSA scoring lead in 2003, then had an even bigger year...
Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Fatal Apache Copter Crash
Lawyers have settled a lawsuit resulting from a 2002 Apache helicopter crash at Camp Blanding in Clay County that killed one airman and injured another. Terms of the settlement with McDonnell-Douglas Helicopter Co. and Boeing weren't released. Don...
Sports Extra
Byline: Jeff Elliott, The Times-Union 2CENTS There are two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, which means most fantasy football leagues are in championship-week mode. It should be the most exciting time of the year for fantasy players...
Suspect Jailed in Slaying, Feticide; First Time Brantley Has Used Fetus Death Charge
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union NAHUNTA -- A Brantley County man has been jailed on murder and feticide charges in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend. Rodney Lee Driggers, 27, of Hoboken is jailed without bail in Tuesday's...
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