The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 18, 1997

`1600 Boy' Wins SAT Laurels Fletcher Senior Just about Perfect
Clay Tousey says no one calls him by his name anymore. Since the Atlantic Beach senior earned the highest possible score on the Scholastic Assessment Test, his friends at Fletcher High School call him "1600 boy," his combined score for the...
2-Minute Drill
AND THE WINNER IS . . . There was one winner Friday in the Million Dollar Night of Stars on the National Telecast, featured on the Jacksonville Racing Circuit. The single wager was placed in Fargo, N.D., one of the 156 simulcast sites....
AccuStaff Founder Honored
A struggling mom who went from bank to bank in Jacksonville fighting for a business loan is receiving, 20 years later, one of the most prestigious awards in the business world. Delores Kesler, founder of Jacksonville-based AccuStaff Inc.,...
A COSTLY DECISION Brunswick Pays Price for Early Loss
Brunswick's 18-14 loss to Class A Charlton County the second week of the season was expensive in more ways than one. But Pirates coach John Willis was only too glad to pay the price. Brunswick went on to go unbeaten after losing in Folkston,...
Bowden May Have Topped Himself This Year
Imagine a music historian researching all the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven and being asked to pick his finest composition. How do you choose between all those symphonies, piano concertos and string quartets? Just when you settle on...
City Leaders Lobby Washington Aides
Wedged one after another in a 13-hour lineup, Jacksonville movers and shakers gave their best sales pitches yesterday to win congressional support for programs worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But there wasn't a Washington politician...
College Beat
FLORIDA Women's basketball: The ninth-ranked Gators should get a good indicator of the early season this weekend. Florida will play host to the Dial Classic Florida Four Challenge on Thursday and Friday at the O'Connell Center, then will...
Early Education Classes Receiving High Marks
ATLANTA -- The first report on a long-term study of Georgia's nationally recognized pre-kindergarten program suggests it is getting parents more involved in their children's education. A majority of about 2,000 parents surveyed in the study...
Festival Celebrates Music Created by American Artists Blues, Classic Pop Will Be Included
American songs are sung all over the world, by people of all races creeds and colors. Jacksonville will soon have a festival to help celebrate this tradition. Organizers of the Pilot Pen Song Festival announced the inaugural edition of...
FSU Cruises to First-Round Win
TALLAHASSEE -- Overcoming occasional offensive lapses, Florida State made good on first-year coach Steve Robinson's promise of an exciting brand of basketball, dashing to a home-opening 89-72 win over Loyola last night. The Seminoles used...
FSU's Minor Is Not Major Player -- Yet
GAINESVILLE -- The Play is still taboo around here. Stand in the stadium, look in the left flat and imagine freshman tailback Warrick Dunn streaking down the sideline. Now imagine Travis Minor, Florida State's star freshman tailback four...
Garbage Can't Sit on Curb All Day Long
Dear Call Box: One of my neighbors is putting his garbage on the curb a day and sometimes two days before it's supposed to be collected. I know I've seen something about this in the newspaper. -- I.G. Dear I.G. -- According to the Jacksonville...
HabiJax to Help Fix Golfbrook
The Golfbrook Terrace public housing complex in Northwest Jacksonville has looked like a dilapidated ghost town for years. But under a plan approved yesterday by the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Golfbrook would turn into a bustling community...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "This time was for fun, I did it for myself." -- Clay Tousey, a senior at Fletcher Senior High School, who took the SAT again and made the highest score. Story on this page. BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE Tammy Esposito of East Arlington...
Jaguars Notebook
GAINING CONFIDENCE He returned, which was about all Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin could say about LB Kevin Hardy's performance Sunday. Hardy, out with a medial collateral ligament sprain since the game against Dallas on Oct. 12, started in...
Koger Taps No. 2 for President Real Estate Firm Also Ups Dividend
Koger Equity Inc. yesterday said that its No. 2 executive, James C. "Bud" Teagle, was promoted to president of the Jacksonville-based real estate company. Koger's top executive, Victor A. Hughes Jr., has been holding the titles of chairman,...
MAJOR-LEAGUE MEMORIES Ambler Played among Legends
Wayne Ambler's stomach used to tighten and flipflop. Forget butterflies. Almost every day for three years, Ambler had penguins in his stomach. Baseball, which had been enormously fun for Ambler in college at Duke, had turned into a chore....
Man Injured in Shooting Where Friend Slain Earlier
A Jacksonville man was injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday outside the same neighborhood market where a friend died in a triple-shooting two weeks ago. Police said they think both shootings and another shooting nearby were drug-related...
Minor's Role: Well Dunn His Reviews Are Thumbs-Up
TALLAHASSEE -- For North Carolina coach Mack Brown, it was like seeing the ghosts of seasons past, present and future all rolled into one. Brown had no sooner settled into his recliner to watch last month's Florida State-Virginia game when...
Northside Welcomes New Home Depot
Dot Mathias lives north of the St. Johns River but has to travel about 9 miles south to the nearest Home Depot next to Regency Square. But in three years, she and other residents in North Jacksonville near the Jacksonville International...
Outing Provides Perspective on Growth Issues
The boys were out in force at the Breakaway Inn and Marina in Apalachicola. Some may think the "inn" part of the name is a bit of an exaggeration unless you consider about eight rooms in a straight-line cinderblock building an inn. And...
Ready for Stretch Run Jaguars Have Shot at Home-Field Advantage
A year ago, winning down the stretch meant survival for the Jaguars. This year, it could mean a whole lot more. Having won three consecutive games to bring their record to 8-3, the Jaguars can lock up home-field advantage in the playoffs...
Sparks in Line for Chair School Board to Elect Leader
Members of the Duval County School Board are expected to elect a new leader tonight, an action that could signal a change in tone at the board's often divisive meetings. The likely pick for the top job is Linda Sparks, a former science...
Sunny City View Has Its Clouds Survey Taps out Distress Signals
Things seems to be going quite well these days in Jacksonville. The economy is strong, crime is down and the Jaguars are winning. But scratch beneath the surface, and the picture gets a little murkier. With its annual Quality of Life...
TOP-GRADE ATHLETES Passing to Play Getting Harder
Parker High School quarterback Derrick Nunley gets up early every morning to go to school. After seven hours of classes, Nunley, a junior, goes to practice, which lasts two to three hours. But the day isn't over for him when he removes...
Vandals Try to Start Planes at Craig Field
Burglars broke into 20 small airplanes at Jacksonville's Craig Municipal Airport over the weekend and unsuccessfully tried to start three of the craft, airport officials said. The burglars ripped off one plane ignition, paperwork from other...
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