The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 6, 1997

2-Minute Drill
BURNED UP It was bad enough Dolph Schayes had to sit in the Miami Arena stands Sunday watching his son Danny and the Orlando Magic lose to the Miami Heat. But to add injury to insult, Burnie, the Heat's mascot, sprayed water on Dolph and...
3 Rob Kingsland Credit Union
KINGSLAND -- Authorities are searching for three men who robbed a Kingsland credit union yesterday afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. Three men using bandannas to cover much of their faces entered the lobby of Gilman...
An FCCJ President at Last? Trustees Expected to Decide Today
Four Florida Community College at Jacksonville trustees said yesterday they are confident the eight-member board will end an earlier deadlock and choose a new president today, ending the college's 16-month search for a leader. "I don't...
Assault Tied to Lowndes Drug Sting
VALDOSTA -- Nearly two dozen people, including a Valdosta man authorities say tried to run over two officers with his pickup, remained jailed yesterday after a weekend sting operation in which police posed as drug dealers. Jeff Fountain,...
A VICTORY FOR TOBACCO Jury Says Smoker Knew Risk
A Jacksonville jury refused yesterday to hold R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. responsible for a heavy smoker's death from lung cancer. After eight hours of deliberations, jurors rejected claims that Reynolds was negligent in making a dangerous...
Boutique Caters to Her Special Needs
Women who have lost a breast to cancer or their hair to chemotherapy have to drive all over town to buy the items or services to fill their special needs. They go to a pharmacy to buy a prosthetic breast and then stop at a department store...
Brunswick Man Held in Shooting
BRUNSWICK -- A dispute over fake jewelry led to the shooting of a South Florida man last month at a Glynn County car wash, police said yesterday. Kenneth Lamar Thomas, 20, of Johnston Street in Brunswick, has been charged with aggravated...
Burning Their Aces Overuse a Worry for Top Pitchers
The state high school baseball playoffs begin tonight, and the prevailing question is not which area teams have the pitching needed to go all the way, but which ones have enough good pitching left. Bolles, the District 4-4A champion, is...
Closing of Arlington Day Care Shocks Parents
Plans to close a day-care center at an Arlington church have left some shocked parents searching for new arrangements. Arlington Baptist Church notified parents last week that its non-profit center on Arlington Road would close at the end...
Coast Lines
Quote, unquote "It's just another day at the office for Uga." -- Sonny Seiler, who supervised the acting debut of his famous pooch, Uga, the Bulldog mascot of the University of Georgia who's in the film version of Midnight in the Garden...
Consultants Begin Tour to Rate Duval Schools
Members of an independent consulting firm hired to evaluate Duval County public schools began touring area schools yesterday, as they began a weeklong stop in Jacksonville to compile information. A nine-member team from SchoolMatch, an...
EWC Drafts Debt Payoff Plan
The president of Edward Waters College announced an ambitious plan yesterday to pay $2.6 million in debt by the end of the year and recruit 300 new students for fall semester. "We have developed a plan to eliminate the debt and put Edward...
Ex-Caretaker Charged with Exploitation
A Jacksonville woman was arrested yesterday and charged with taking money from an 81-year-old woman who'd given her power of attorney. Joan D. Sanders, 57, of the 12400 block of Pulaski Road was charged with exploitation of an aged adult...
Former Healthmaster Owner on Trial in Racketeering Case
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jury selection begins today in a case charging former Healthmaster owner Jeanette G. Garrison and a former aide with racketeering in the dismissal of a top executive fired in the midst of a federal Medicare fraud probe. ...
Getting the Gender Care Straight A Woman's Risk for Heart Disease Is Greater Than Most People Realize, but the Good News Is, Prevention Is Possible
The leading cause of death in women, cardiovascular disease, is often misdiagnosed by physicians who assume women don't have heart attacks until after menopause. "When you look at figures at misdiagnosis of heart attack, the figures are...
Jacksonville Journal
Quote, unquote "Edward Waters is alive -- we're not well yet, but we are recuperating." -- Jimmy Jenkins, president of Edward Waters College, announcing an ambitious plan yesterday to pay $2.6 million in debt by the end of the year and...
Make Plans for Family Pet before Storm
In the event of a hurricane, the Animal Care and Control Center of Jacksonville estimates that from 3,000 to 9,000 dogs and cats would have to be evacuated in Duval County. Because Red Cross shelters do not accept pets, owners should have...
Marquez Gets Big Hit Grand Slam Helps Suns Beat Chicks
For a week, the Jacksonville Suns have been looking for a big hit. Last night they got one. Jesus Marquez's grand slam capped a seven-run sixth inning, giving the Suns the lead and just a little more in a 10-7 Southern League victory over...
Miller Signs Medicaid Fraud Bill
ATLANTA -- Gov. Zell Miller signed into law yesterday legislation to help the state retrieve some of the $111 million to $370 million stolen from the government each year by Medicaid thieves in Georgia. State officials say they hope to...
Millions of Kids Need Helping Hand from Adults
These are discouraging times. Last week, people from across the country met in Philadelphia with the current and three former presidents of the United States to focus a spotlight on volunteerism. The premise of the summit was straightforward:...
Minister Wants Teacher Fired for Assigning Book
A Northside minister is calling for the firing of a Ribault High School teacher because she assigned students to read Richard Wright's esteemed but profanity-containing autobiography, Black Boy. The minister, the Rev. Dale Shaw, plans to...
NBC and CBS Coming at You Literally in 3-D
Gimmicks, gimmicks everywhere. It must be the May sweeps. Among the more intriguing approaches the networks are taking this month in their battle for the minds and hearts of viewers is the NBC/ABC 3-D show down. Each network will be presenting...
New Way to Treat Stress Incontinence Surgical Procedure Takes 20 Minutes
Stress incontinence is one of the least talked about but most treatable conditions in women. Stress incontinence is the uncontrollable leakage of urine that results from coughing, laughing, sneezing and exercising. Various studies have...
Quality of Life or Lives? Neighborhoods at Odds on Road
Constructing the Wonderwood connector could devastate property values and quality of life for residents of East Arlington whose neighborhoods fall in its path. Shelving it for another decade could strand tens of thousands of people who...
RJR Was Ready for 'Woody'
Last year, Norwood S. "Woody" Wilner won a $750,000 verdict against a tobacco company. Yesterday, he didn't. Several key differences between the cases may have resulted in a loss for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. in August but a win...
Soaring with Confidence Hawks Say They Can Compete against Powerhouse Bulls
CHICAGO -- Difficult, yes. Impossible? No. That's how the Atlanta Hawks view their task against the defending NBA champion Chicago Bulls in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series beginning tonight at 8 in the United Center....
State 47th in Caring for Children Poverty Takes Toll; School Dropouts Plague Jacksonville
Even though Florida's pregnant mothers and newborns are getting more attention than in the past, the state continues to rank near the bottom nationally in taking care of its children, a report released yesterday said. Thirteen percent of...
Tobacco Stocks Rise in Wake of Verdict
A Jacksonville jury's decision that cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not liable for the death of a longtime smoker helped fire up lethargic tobacco stocks yesterday. The verdict also could strengthen the tobacco industry's hand...
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