The Florida Times Union

Articles from February 1, 1996

Activist Native Son Is Focus of PBS Show
In 1919, the attorney general of the United States denounced him as "the most dangerous Negro in America." Columnist Murray Kempton later said of him: "It is hard to make anyone who has never met him believe that A. Philip Randolph must...
Arson Kills Coffee Preacher
A weekend arson that killed a retired preacher is among a recent series of suspicious blazes in Coffee and Atkinson counties being investigated by state authorities. The Rev. John Eaton, 72, died of smoke inhalation Sunday after someone...
Boylan-Haven Helped Shape Black Women's Lives
It was started in 1886 as a training center to teach black girls to be servants. During its 73-year history, it became a college preparatory program for black girls and young women. Boylan-Haven School for Girls exposed its students to...
CoastLines
Quote, unquote "No one in here doubts that if we had an appointed system today, we wouldn't know about the slush fund over at the Department of Education, we wouldn't know about the trips to expensive hotels or paying the liquor bills,...
Deluxe to Close Southside Printing Plant
After 25 years in Jacksonville, the Deluxe Check Printers Inc. plant will be shut down as part of a nationwide corporate cost-cutting program, eliminating 90 full and part-time jobs. Deluxe Corp., of St. Paul, Minn., told employees yesterday...
Drewa Credited with Hospital's Rise
To survive 30 years as president of a company is impressive. To survive 30 years as president of a hospital is downright miraculous. Meet Marcus E. Drewa, the man behind Jacksonville's "Miracle on Eighth Street," Methodist Medical Center....
Earlier Primary Proposed House Leaders Agree to Change Date to Move Election Ahead of Olympic Games
ATLANTA -- State House leaders agreed yesterday to move this summer's primaries one week earlier and also decided that electrocution is good enough for Georgia's killers. Rep. Bob Holmes, D-Atlanta, chairman of the House Governmental Affairs...
Elite Group' Asked to Raise Pennies
Jacksonville's African-American living legends are being asked to give a little help -- and a lot of pennies -- to restore old Stanton High School. They are residents who were chosen as living legends because they are the first African-Americans...
Florida A&M Ousts Coach
TALLAHASSEE -- With FLorida A&M's basketball team lurching toward a fourth consecutive losing season, Athletic Director Ken Riley said yesterday he is replacing third-year coach Ron Brown with former women's coach Mickey Clayton. "Coach...
In Short
Quote, unquote "That's the marketplace. How can you be a capitalist and not understand what's going on?" -- City Councilman Terry Wood on the $5.4 million shortfall at Trail Ridge Landfill due to haulers opting for cheaper landfills....
John Singleton Now Filming Racially Charged `Rosewood'
LAKE MARY -- Director John Singleton's first two films, Boyz N the Hood and Poetic Justice, were rooted in the black South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles. His third, Higher Learning, looked at the uneasy race relations in a California college....
JU's Scholz Should Take Time Off
Inside an Orlando courtroom, George Scholz's fight for justice and a seven-figure payoff for damages to his professional reputation is now up to three weeks and counting. In reality, the war has been raging inside him for almost four years...
Kick-Starting the Game Hamm Can Pitch Women's Soccer
If the U.S. women's soccer team loses to Norway Sunday, that's fine. It's players like Mia Hamm that coach Tony DiCicco and the U.S. Soccer Federation know it can't afford to lose. Regarded as one of the top players in the world, Hamm's ...
Landfill Losing Garbage War High Fees Send Trash Loads Away from City
Jacksonville is facing another garbage crisis. This time, there's not enough. Because dumping fees at the city's Trail Ridge Landfill are much higher than those offered at similar facilities in this region, an increasing number of business...
McCumber Turns Tourist on Tour
His difficulties with the majestic Monterey Peninsula tracks aside, Mark McCumber will make his 1996 PGA Tour debut today at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. And he's approaching the week with tourism in mind as much as golf,...
Postpone School Plans, Judge Asks
In the first major development of court-ordered desegregation talks, U.S. District Judge Harvey Schlesinger requested yesterday that the Duval County School Board postpone voting next week on building plans opposed by the Jacksonville NAACP....
Right Whale Retrieved Probe of Death to Start Today
A crowd of onlookers gathered at a MacIntosh County crab dock to watch the Georgia Department of Natural Resources tow a dead right whale yesterday. Researchers will try to determine what killed the endangered mammal. "It looks like an...
Take A Hike Five Nearby Trails Transport You Away from It All
All you need are walking shoes and a jug of water. Without any investment in camping gear, trail bikes or canoes, you can reach dozens of pristine nature preserves within minutes for hours of peace, quiet and light exercise. No ringing...
Tests Reveal No Evidence in Rape Case
A pair of underwear that a woman said was stained with blood and semen after she was raped at the Duval County jail has no evidence of blood or semen, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Lab tests done this week by the...
Treatment Program for Officer
Jacksonville corrections Officer Henry Amiker was suspended for a day and ordered to enter a treatment program because he showed up for work Dec. 28 with a blood/alcohol level of 0.05, a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office internal report says....
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