The Florida Times Union

Articles from August 12, 1997

2-Minute Drill
Name dropping Steve Spurrier made the call yesterday, and hopefully, he says, one of the more underrated players in University of Florida history can get a break. Spurrier called Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin yesterday and recommended former...
3rd Encephalitis Case Hits
A third person in Southeast Georgia has contracted eastern equine encephalitis this summer, the Southeast Health Unit reported yesterday. Blood tests performed last week have confirmed that a Jeff Davis County man contracted the deadly...
Best Catch of the Day Was on a Restaurant Menu
This month marks the beginning of the ninth year I've been writing this column. I'm considering going into a new line of work -- rainmaking. Two weeks ago, we began the family vacation by heading toward my parents' home in the Hill Country...
Breaking Down the Walls
Liam Scanlan liked to find a quiet corner where he could be alone. He would find a toy car and roll it back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. All day. He wouldn't talk much. And, though he was 3 years old, he wasn't potty-trained....
Brunell's College Doctor in His Corner
Steve Bramwell watched it on ESPN, the videotape snippet from Saturday's preseason game. He saw the defensive player bang into the right leg of Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell. And he remembered. Bramwell is the team doctor for the University...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "As a small-business owner, a year on the campaign trial could adversely affect the growth of that business." -- Jerry Keen, in deciding not to run for governor in 1998. Story on this page. KINGSLAND OFFICIAL QUITS ...
Controversy Brewing at UF?
GAINESVILLE -- It may be too early to call it a controversy, but something is brewing with the quarterback position at the University of Florida. Coach Steve Spurrier says the job is open. Candidates Noah Brindise and Jesse Palmer say they're...
Couple Face Charge after Teen Says She Was Coaxed into Sex
A Jacksonville couple were in the Duval County jail last night on sexual battery charges after a teenage girl told police she had sex with the man at their request. Police identified the man arrested as a corrections officer with the Jacksonville...
Don't Count 'Em out Experts: Jags Still in AFC Central Hunt
Mark Brunell's potentially season-ending knee injury is certainly a blow to the Jaguars' chances for a division title, but don't make alternate plans for January just yet. Experts from NFL preview publications who picked the Jaguars to ...
Expanding AHL Makes Changes
American Heritage Life Investment Corp. shuffled four of its top executives in a restructuring calculated to bolster the Jacksonville insurer's ability to manage its business at a time of expansion, company officials said yesterday. American...
Far-Reaching City Ethics Plan in Works
Mayor John Delaney is working on a broad ethics proposal that would force more Jacksonville officials to disclose their financial interests and require city employees -- including City Council members -- to undergo ethics training. Mayoral...
Fun-Filled Goals at Camp for Kids with Disabilities
Rebecca Rogerson had parked her wheelchair out of the line of fire. Or so she thought. The 13-year-old was ambushed by a young man brandishing a bright yellow gun. He pulled the trigger. Swish. Scrunch. Her short dark hair, rose-colored...
Indy Cars Make Way to Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Johnny Rutherford won two races and four poles at the former Atlanta International Raceway when Indy cars ran there from 1978-83. He only wishes that someone had come to watch. "The crowds were pretty dismal," Rutherford...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "It is still a potential source of giardia . . . and it's generally not an appropriate place for swimming." -- Jeff Goldhagen, director of the Duval County Health Department, on the permanent closing of Hanna Park's lake...
Jags Aren't Looking Back No Second-Guessing on Brunell's Contract
A little more than two weeks ago, the Jaguars signed quarterback Mark Brunell to a $31.5 million contract extension. Today, it appears his season may be over. Which leads to the issue of regret. Do the Jaguars have any, especially since...
Keen Quits Governor's Race Christian Group Head Cites Family
ATLANTA -- Georgia's unpredictable race for governor lost another potential entrant yesterday when the head of the Christian Coalition dropped out of the running. Jerry Keen, who took a leave of absence in July from the Georgia Christian...
Leaders out and in at Jekyll Donohue Appointed after Bradley Resigns
Jimmy Bradley, executive director of the Jekyll Island State Park Authority for the past two years, resigned yesterday and was replaced by authority member William A. Donohue. Bradley gave no reason for his departure, Donohue said. Bradley...
Managed Care Meets Dentistry
Twelve years ago, dentist John Kelley and his partner decided to embrace managed dental care. Through signing on with these plans, their Jacksonville practice has flourished. Kelley's firm, Smilecare Dental Associates, operates 11 offices...
Megan's Law Can Be Found on Internet
Dear Call Box: Where can I find a copy of the new Megan's Law. It's in regard to registering people who have been convicted of violent sexual crimes against children. -- F.M. Dear F.M. Megan's Law requires violent sex offenders convicted ...
Money Watch
Readers Digest chief James P. Schadt resigned abruptly after three disappointing years at the helm of The Readers Digest Association Inc., and the man he succeeded was brought out of retirement to replace him. George Grune, 68, who presided...
More Encephalitis in Georgia County Ponders Sentinel Horses
A third person in Southeast Georgia has contracted eastern equine encephalitis. Blood tests performed last week confirmed that a Jeff Davis County man contracted the deadly mosquito-borne disease in July, said Ted Holloway, director of...
Playing the Weighting Game Jaguars Fight to Keep on Pounds during Training Camp Two-a-Days
In the John Jurkovic Training Camp Diet Plan, the idea is not to lose or gain, but is best described with three words. Maintain, maintain, maintain. Though this is not an issue for Jurkovic -- "I've never had a problem with weight loss...
School's Garden Wins Award Chimney Lakes Staffer's Project
Nila's garden grows with 70 colorful plants and flowers. And it's such an eye pleaser that it's won recognition from Duval County school administrators. Nila Gilley, who works in the cafeteria at Chimney Lakes Elementary School, started...
Some Feel Duval's Attraction
The Paterson, N.J., neighborhood where Barlow Taylor grew up is just not the same anymore. So he and his family are moving to Jacksonville. The 37-year-old housing manager got a taste of what he termed the more laid-back, the more open...
Suns Pitching Shines in Unforgiving Wolfson
The Jacksonville Suns have been looking for pitching recently and, oddly enough, they've found it at Wolfson Park. Rarely thought of as a pitching-friendly stadium, Wolfson Park tends to showcase a team's offensive capabilities -- like the...
Swim Ban to Stay at Lake Health Risk Cited at Hanna Park Site
City officials have decided to close Hanna Park's 65-acre lake to swimmers permanently. The decision was announced yesterday. "We made the final decision based on health concerns," said Jeff Goldhagen, director of the Duval County Health...
Teens Draw Job Skills from Work Program
When Ann Harris was growing up in Teaneck, N.J., she passed time sketching drawings of elegantly clad men and women, embraced in each other's arms, reminiscent of the Roaring '20s. Harris is now 86 and living in Jacksonville. When she moved...
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