The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 14, 2004

5 INDUSTRIES TO WATCH; Jobs Are Lost and Gained in Jacksonville
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union The nation's employers hired hundreds of thousands of additional workers last month, the Labor Department reported earlier this month. But is the surge of hiring being felt in Jacksonville? From April...
Apartments Planned at St. Johns Town Center
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer An Orlando developer wants to build a 258-unit apartment complex at St. Johns Town Center, the 207-acre retail, hotel and residential development under construction at Butler Boulevard...
Bombardier Officials Confident in New Restructuring Plan
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer Bombardier Inc.'s faltering stock took another nose dive in the last two weeks after the company reported a first-quarter loss. But officials of the Montreal-based jet and rail car manufacturer, which...
Career Track
BANKING/FINANCE -- Terry Kelly has been named mortgage consultant for HomeBanc Mortgage Corp.'s Jacksonville store on Belfort Road. -- Camarda Financial Advisors Inc. promoted Bryan Bartosik to senior adviser. -- Omni Community Credit Union...
Church Apologizes for Racism; St. Augustine Methodists Hear of Pain Caused by 1960s Bigotry
Byline: KEN LEWIS, The Times-Union ST. AUGUSTINE -- Jacqueline Priester stood in the back of First United Methodist Church Sunday and recalled being told, as a child, that the black people outside could not come in. "I started crying . . . I'm...
CLIMATE; Not So Fast
Global warming aficionados may have gotten a buzz from recent stories in the Times-Union depicting an apocalypse in the making. As radio commentator Paul Harvey often said, now for the rest of the story: The wire service stories contained "a number...
FACE TO FACE: STEVE FOPPE; When It Comes to Taste, Brewmaster Hops to It
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union Choose your ultimate job: Would it be an astronaut? A rock star? Or how about a world leader? Steve Foppe doesn't have one of those jobs. But the position he was just promoted to is one that many would...
First Look
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer JENNIFER WALSH She's putting her best faces forward Jennifer Walsh knows that a pretty face, in fact a lot of pretty faces, can be a good foundation for running a business. ...
Flick Picks
Byline: Matt Soergel, The Times-Union Here are some of Times-Union movie critic Matt Soergel's favorite movies in theaters: SAVED! * * * 1/2 This mildly controversial comedy set in a Christian high school is surprisingly humane, even as it takes...
High Schools
FIRST TEAM P***Katie Lawrence***West Nassau***Soph.***Went 21-2 with 0.29 ERA, hit .459 with 21 RBI. P***Ryan Rogge***Orange Park***Jr.***Had more than 300 strikeouts. P***Shannon Jensen***Trinity Christian***Sr.***Led Conquerors with 9-6...
IRAQ; Dems in Denial
Much confusion has been spread by opponents of the liberation of Iraq but it remains clear that Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass destruction, and used them at least twice -- and perhaps as many as 10 times. This was attested to by many persons,...
Johnson Rules at Pocono; Instructions Snafu Mars Another Cup Race
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union LONG POND, Pa. -- Another NASCAR blunder and a rash of late-race cautions couldn't keep Jimmie Johnson from winning Sunday's Pocono 500. Johnson managed to rally from 26th after the sanctioning body allowed...
Lawrence Got Game after Dad Made It One; West Nassau Pitcher Didn't Always like Softball, and Then She Became a Force
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union As a little girl, Katie Lawrence didn't care much for softball or sports in general. Her father, Robert, characterized her as a "girly-girl," though he remembers even as a young child a competitive streak...
News Bites
CSX Transportation to address service concerns CSX Transportation and the National Industrial Transportation League held a forum Thursday in Atlanta to address the service concerns of CSX's customers. Officials scheduled to attend included CSX Chairman...
PIpeline
COMMERCIAL -- Leasehold improvements for Save-A-Lot, Southgate Plaza, 3556 Beach Blvd., addition to storefront facade for installation of a new sign, $19,000; contractor is Bayorcor; property owner is Pentagon Properties. -- Leasehold improvements...
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS; State DOT's Traffic Engineers Address Your Complaints
Readers sent in dozens of complaints about traffic signals through the Jacksonville area. Here are some of the most repeated questions with answers from the state Department of Transportation's traffic engineers. Q: Heading south on Blanding Boulevard...
Readying for the Growth in St. Johns County; Planned Developments Will Result in a Tenfold Increase in Housing in the Region by 2015, Which Means Big Changes for Everyone
Byline: Mark Basch, The Times-Union As a life-long resident of northern St. Johns County, Donna Braasch can remember quiet times along rural State Road 13 along the St. Johns River when she was a child. "It used to be hours where you wouldn't...
Schools Anxiously Anticipate Grades; Marks Based on FCAT Outcomes Are to Be Announced by Gov. Bush on Tuesday
Byline: BETH KORMANIK, The Times-Union When Gov. Jeb Bush announces public school grades Tuesday in Tallahassee, Northeast Florida districts will be listening for the state's indication of their overall quality, giving families and communities something...
Suns Setting in East; Jacksonville Rally Falls Short in 5-4 Loss to Carolina
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union That wall behind the Jacksonville Suns' back is closing fast. The Suns dropped their second home game in as many days, spotting the Carolina Mudcats a five-run lead before losing 5-4 in front of 6,745 at...
Talk Back
What can city do to create high-wage jobs? Triple the home exemption for folks relocating to Duval County. Eliminate real estate taxes for years three through 10 from date of relocation for home owners. The objective of this would be to encourage...
'These Guys Are Good' -- Better Be at Shinnecock; Narrow Fairways, Waist-High Grass and Strong Winds Make U.S. Open Course "Great Test."
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union The Shinnecock Hills Golf Club will play just a pace short of 7,000 yards this week for the U.S. Open -- short by modern professional standards. But hardly anyone is expecting the venerable, links-style course...
Trip to Thailand Was Just Beginning of Her Journey
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union staff writer After graduating from Jacksonville University in the spring of 2002, Megan Libby traveled to Thailand, the trip a graduation present from her parents. Visiting a floating marketplace by boat, she...
Use Shanna and Her Friends to Help Children Learn to Read
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport, The Times-Union Author Jean Marzollo, best known for her I Spy series of rhyming picture books, introduces readers to a new character called Shanna (rhymes with banana) in her latest publications. Shanna and her...
WHY GREEN LIGHTS TURN YOU RED; Jacksonville's Trend to Add Time for Drivers to Go through Intersections to Ease Traffic Lines Means a Longer Wait for Others
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union Every afternoon like clockwork, motorists on Florida A1A in Jacksonville head toward Mayport Road and line up to play a waiting game -- if game is the right word for a red light that lasts 3 minutes and 28...
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