The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 17, 2004

Aha! Vintage Florida State Is Still Here
Byline: Mike Freeman, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Papa Bowden, at 74 years old, has boxers older than many of these cocky whipper-snapper coaches today. Yet he can still powerwalk around them, bend them over his knee, the way he did new college...
Animal Care and Control Costs Rise; Money to Expand Staff and Increase Shelter
Byline: JORDAN RODACK, The Times-Union For the first time in a decade, pet owners in Jacksonville are paying more for registration and other pet services. As of Oct. 1, Jacksonville Animal Care and Control raised prices for registering a pet...
Answered Prayers: Woods, Tigers Win League Title; EWC Running Back Sets School Record with 143 Yards in Victory over Allen
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union KINGSLAND, Ga. -- In preparation for Saturday's Ralph J. Bunche Classic, Edward Waters College running back Leroy Woods prayed. Woods hoped to have a big game against Allen University. So, aside from doing...
Barry Snaps 11-Game Volleyball Winning Streak for Lady Ospreys
Fernanda Brino paced Barry University with 16 kills and 24 digs, as the fifth-ranked Buccaneers (16-1) clipped the visiting University of North Florida Lady Ospreys (16-5) 3-0. The Buccaneers won all three games; 30-25, 30-28 and 30-19, ending UNF's...
Bicycling for Lifesaving Organ, Blood Donations; His Personal Story Motivated Firefighter to Bike from Seattle to Raise Awareness
Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union The journey began 18 years ago, when a 3-year-old Jacksonville boy received a life-saving heart transplant and his dad grieved for other parents whose children weren't so lucky. Since then, Terry Dennis has...
Blue Herons, Long on Heart and Success
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union Ralph Nader will be the next president. If you think this is not possible, you must not know that Brantley County High School's Blue Herons are winning football games. It's just that kind of year. The...
Bookmarks
Byline: Jennifer Fish DeCamp, The Times-Union BOOK SIGNING -- Joel Osteen will sign copies of his Christian self-help book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, at noon on Tuesday at Books-A-Million in the Orange Park...
Clinch for Clinch: Region Title Won; No. 3 Panthers Rout Turner County; Will Be Host in Playoff First Round
Byline: LEN ROBBINS, Times-Union correspondent The Clinch County Panthers won their third consecutive Region 1-A title Friday night, dismantling the Turner County Rebels 57-7 at Homerville's Donald Tison Field. The third-ranked Panthers moved...
Cypress Gardens Will Re-Open in December; Four Roller Coasters and an Updated Water Ski Show Will Mix with Old Favorites
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer Cypress Gardens, one of Florida's oldest attractions, is scheduled to re-open Thursday, Dec. 9. Hurricanes postponed the original November opening dates of the renamed and revamped Cypress Gardens Adventure...
Edward Waters Copied Report Crucial to Future; Inaccurate Accreditation Data Could Cost Students Financial Aid
Byline: BETH KORMANIK, The Times-Union Edward Waters College copied from another university substantial portions of a key document used in its accreditation process, an offense that could cost its students significant financial aid dollars. A...
Episcopal Report's Release Causing Anxiety; Followers of Faith Remain Divided over Homosexual Issue, Expect Anything from Mild to Harsh Response
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union For Episcopalians across the country, Monday's the big day. The day when an Anglican church commission releases its much-anticipated report on how brewing tensions over homosexuality, biblical authority and...
Fishing from Beach Reaps Big Rewards
Byline: Joe Julavits, The Times-Union Use big baits for big fish. That's one popular fishing theory, and Ron Sardina would probably agree with it after the catch he made recently in the surf at Atlantic Beach. Sardina used a cast net to catch...
Florida Takes out Frustration on MTSU; Gators Roll, 52-16, as Jacksonville's Fason Defends His Coach
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union GAINESVILLE -- Ciatrick Fason knew the beating his coach was taking on the Internet, on sports talk radio, in the newspapers and on television, and he didn't like it. Zook's visit to a fraternity house...
For Years, Lillian Brown Kept Her Past There -- in the Past. but Now, She's Telling the Story of a Teenager with Big Dreams, Who Danced Her Way onto the Risque Burlesque Stage of the Late '40S and Early '50S. She's Telling ... the Story of LILY ANN ROSE
Byline: Matt Soergel, The Times-Union At 71 years old, Lillian Kiernan Brown speaks fondly of the girl she was at 14, a blue-eyed girl with the stage name of Lily Ann Rose and the body of a woman much older -- something she used to full advantage...
GATOR GETTERS; Avondale Stylists' Hunt Nets Nearly 12-Footer
Byline: Joe Julavits, The Times-Union Two Avondale hair stylists are proof that gator hunting doesn't have to be a guy thing. "I'm addicted. It's man, er, woman, against beast, and we prevailed," said Edie Knapp. "I'm ready to go again," said...
Gators Find Madness; 'Noles Get Defensive; Basketball Practices Open in Gainesville, Tallahassee, Albeit at Different Times
Midnight Madness at Florida started off practice for the 2004-2005 season with a handful of surprises in front of 9,417 fans at the O'Connell Center late Friday night. There was the slam-dunk contest winner not being on the basketball team, quarterback...
Gay Marriage Advocates See Ban Hurting Business; Some Worry about Impact on Private Companies' Benefits
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- The debate over whether to add an amendment to the state Constitution banning gay marriage has included both social and religious arguments, but a Nov. 2 decision at the polls also could impact...
Gay Marriage Ban: Crucial or Cruel? Anti-Gay Ban: Endangering Rights beyond Marriage
Byline: BRIAN BASINGER, The Times-Union AMENDMENT 1 ON THE NOV. 2 BALLOT "Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that this state shall recognize as marriage only the union of man and woman?" Full text: "Recognition of marriage....
Gay Rights Controversy Likely to Grow; Lawmakers and Activists Expect More Referendums and Lawsuits to Come
Byline: BRIAN BASINGER, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Following a year that saw gay marriage establish itself as one of the hot-button cultural issues in Georgia politics alongside abortion and the state flag, advocates on both sides of the debate...
HEALTH CARE; Homegrown Solution
Before the nation rushes thoughtlessly into giving the government more control over the health care system, community-based programs such as JaxCare should be given time to show what they can do. Recently, the Jacksonville City Council extended...
Jaguars in a Tight Spot at End; Team Hopes Brady's Return Will Bolster Run Game and Keep Defense off the Field
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union The Jaguars will unveil a new weapon today in their continuing quest to solve their defensive end problem -- tight end Kyle Brady. Brady isn't going to move to defensive end against the Kansas City Chiefs,...
Johnson Holds off Gordon for Victory
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union CONCORD, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson can't erase one crash and one engine failure in the first four races of NASCAR's Chase for the Championship, but a victory in Saturday night's UAW-GM 500 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway...
Matchups to Watch
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, The Times-Union RB FRED TAYLOR VS. DT JOHN BROWNING Taylor is averaging just 65.6 yards rushing this season and has yet to post a 100-yard game after doing so seven times last year. Taylor's five-game drought is tied...
Mayport to Host Ultra Golf Opener
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union The Michelob Ultra Golf Tour is sponsoring a short winter series that begins this week and ends with a two-day championship at the Orange Lake Golf Club in Orlando. The first 18-hole event will be Saturday...
NATIONAL DEFENSE; Able and Willing
One of the foolish thoughts being promulgated during this election season is that the United States, the world's No. 1 superpower, is unable to fight a guerrilla war in Afghanistan and another in Iraq simultaneously. Until a few years ago, the long-standing...
New Proposal for City General Counsel Has Merit
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist Spinning around the news dial ... click. City Councilman Daniel Davis and state Rep. Stan Jordan are on to something. Both are pushing legislation that would change how the city's general...
NFL Previews; Game of the Day
SEAHAWKS AT PATRIOTS 1 p.m.; Gillette Stadium Line: Patriots by 4. Last meeting: Seahawks won 10-9 in 1993 at Seattle. Quick hits: Patriots lead AFC with 16 sacks, Seattle has allowed only seven. New England has allowed fewest points in...
'NOLE WAY, UVa; FSU Defense Stifles No. 6 Cavaliers
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Founded by Thomas Jefferson, there may not be a more historic university in the nation than Virginia. History -- of the dominant Atlantic Coast Conference football variety -- however, still has...
Opportunity Knocks, So Make It Rock
Byline: Mark Woods, The Times-Union Susan McInarnay was 18 years old, a freshman at Georgia Southern University. Lynyrd Skynyrd was coming to town, kicking off what promoters had dubbed the "Tour of Survivors," a tie-in to the release of the...
Personal Attacks Won't Be Tolerated at Council Meeting
Byline: MATT GALNOR and MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union The opening of the public comment section during Tuesday's Jacksonville City Council meeting came with a warning. Do not personally attack any council members, unless you want to risk...
Player Stint with Chiefs Brought out del Rio's Fiery Side
Byline: Bart Hubbuch, The Times-Union Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio doesn't look back fondly on his two seasons in the 1980s as a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. With the Chiefs in Jacksonville to face the Jaguars today at Alltel Stadium,...
Ragle's Return to Americus Successful; Ware Coach Watches Gator Back Barkley Run for 270 Yards in Victory
Dan Ragle led Americus to the top of the Georgia football scene with a state title in 2000 before leaving to take over Ware's program. On Friday night, he he made his first trip back. Thanks to Gators running back Je'Mario Barkley, Ragle's return...
RB Wynn Gets Chance to Shine
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Ron Zook had been waiting all season to see running back DeShawn Wynn play like he did on Saturday. Wynn had his best game of 2004, rushing for 81 yards and three touchdowns....
Readers Want Objective Details on Amendments and Judges
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Two disconnects between journalists and their readers stand out during the political season. 1. Readers are more interested in facts than opinions. They want guidance through the maze of information,...
Readers, We Want Your Holiday Short Stories
It's holiday short story contest time. Every year, we invite readers to send in original holiday stories. The best are published on Christmas Day. Last year, in an attempt to keep things upbeat and interesting, we added a new rule for both adult...
Rudd, 48, Plans to Keep Running
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union CONCORD, N.C. -- Although four other drivers age 40 and older have announced their retirement plans in the last 10 months, 48-year-old Ricky Rudd doesn't plan on leaving the Nextel Cup Series anytime soon. "To...
Sports Extra
Byline: Compiled by Travis Hill, The Times-Union JACKSONVILLE.COM This week's question Which of these Mid-American Conference quarterbacks will have the best NFL career? a) Chad Pennington b) Byron Leftwich c) Ben Roethlisberger ...
SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE PHILLIPS; Magazine Publisher Looks to Fill Niche
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS, The Times-Union Nicole Phillips read fashion magazines for years, but it wasn't until recently that she thought about moving to the other side of the publishing table. Now, the magazine she started just over a year ago...
State: Add More Sites for Early Voting; Secretary of State Has Worries with the County Having Only One Location Set Up
Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood urged Duval County election officials "to increase accessibility" to early voting Saturday, and her deputy said that clearly means adding more sites. "I have concerns...
Study Casts Doubt on No-Fishing Zones
Byline: Joe Julavits, The Times-Union A team of state researchers has done the math and found that a Brevard County no-fishing zone may actually subtract from, not add to, the fisheries in surrounding areas -- contrary to what advocates of such...
Super Bowl Xxxix Countdown
SUPER FACT 112****Days until Feb. 6, 2005 Alltel Stadium Patriots coach Bill Belichick is known mostly for his two Super Bowl victories in the past three years, and his team's current NFL-record 19-game winning streak. But he was also the New...
Swofford, Catlett at Game
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford was joined by Gator Bowl executive director Rick Catlett as guests of Florida State athletics director Dave Hart Saturday night. On hand to...
TEAL BRAIN TRUST; Wayne Weaver Isn't the Only One Who Owns a Piece of the Jaguars
Byline: Gene Frenette, The Times-Union For 10 years, Wayne Weaver has been the visible, corporate face of the Jaguars. As chairman and CEO of the NFL franchise, he is the ultimate authority on all major decisions involving the team's day-to-day...
Tough Times for Favre
Byline: Vito Stellino, The Times-Union John Elway retired after winning back-to-back Super Bowls in Denver and Otto Graham retired after going to 10 consecutive championship games in Cleveland and winning seven of them. They are the exception...
Two-Minute Drill; How the Top 25 Fared
1 Southern Cal (6-0) beat No. 15 Arizona State 45-7. Next: vs. Washington, Saturday. 2 Oklahoma (6-0) beat Kansas State 31-21. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday. 3 Miami (5-0) did not play. Next: at North Carolina State, Saturday, Oct. 23....
UF's 'Big Play Chad' Strikes Again
Byline: IAN FISHER, Times-Union correspondent GAINESVILLE -- A big day is almost expected when you're known as "Big Play Chad." And on Saturday against Middle Tennessee State, Florida wide receiver Chad Jackson had his biggest day. Jackson...
Win Keeps Dolphins' Title Hopes Alive; JU Wins Second in a Row, Would Win PFL Title by Beating Morehead State
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Jacksonville University had yet to walk off the field Saturday following its 31-14 win over Austin Peay when, in unison, the players yelled out "Morehead" following coach Steve Gilbert's postgame talk. It's...
Young and Old Enjoy Night of Music
Byline: Judy Wells, Times-Union staff writer Early evening on Oct. 8, representatives of the Vote for Change concert were dismayed to see so many older people coming to the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. They voiced the hope that the...
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