The Florida Times Union

Articles from September 15, 1997

2-Minute Drill
BIG SCORER Nesa Stefanovic scored four goals for Jacksonville University's men's soccer team yesterday in its 5-4 overtime win over the University of South Florida at Brest Field. Stefanovic, a freshman forward, put in a rebound from 15...
4 St. Johns Commissioners Make Up a . . . Voting Bloc in Control
Four St. Johns County commissioners who have forged a nearly impenetrable coalition are expected to hire a Florida National Guard colonel tomorrow as the county administrator. If it happens, the hiring will be an orchestration by a bloc of...
A Most Improbable Turnaround Zorkic Overcomes Huge Final-Round Deficit
JULINGTON CREEK -- Zoran Zorkic wasn't trying to win a golf tournament yesterday. He was just thinking about a course record to salvage some personal pride after an inconsistent week. As it turned out, the 31-year-old former University of...
A Taxing Issue for Voters Camden, Charlton, Ware to Make Decisions
Voters in Camden, Charlton and Ware counties will decide tomorrow whether to add a penny to their counties' 6 percent sales taxes to fund school improvements. County residents get to vote on the local-option sales tax because in November,...
Barnett Banks Tests Anti-Fraud Software
Barnett Banks Inc. is acting as a final test bed -- or "beta site" -- for new software designed to sniff out attempts to launder money through Barnett. Designed by Atchley Systems Inc. of Dallas, the software creates customer profiles and...
Battles Continue over Bank Insurance Rules
With Barnett Banks Inc.'s 1996 victory over state regulators in the U.S. Supreme Court, banks won the war over their ability to sell insurance. Now, in the wake of the decision, many Florida insurance agents have been scratching their heads...
Bowers Must Prove He's Not Gun-Shy of Conflict
Mike Bowers is running for governor as the shining knight of reform, a lonely stalwart doing battle against rampant Capitol corruption. But the former Georgia attorney general will spend much of the next year explaining why he so eagerly...
Fall Season's Best Newcomers Meant for Mature Audiences
The fall TV season cranks into high gear this week and, for families, the news is a mixed bag. The good is that there are more prominent series that fall in the family viewing category. The bad is that, as usual, clunkers sully the mix....
`Frasier' Keeps Emmy String Alive
Frasier, the most successful spinoff in television history, won its fourth consecutive Emmy last night as best comedy series. That total matches, in four seasons, the total won in 11 seasons by Cheers, the series that spawned Frasier. But...
In the Pipeline
Projects filed recently with various regulatory agencies include the following: (For the convenience of those seeking more information, city development numbers are included for concurrency filings and site-plan reviews when available.) ...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I'm not going to stop doing things I think are important because someone thinks it might benefit me." -- Jeb Bush, Republican candidate for governor, about the possibility some might say his involvement with a charter school...
Jumping at His Chance Kopp Likes Special-Teams Role
If Jeff Kopp decides he wants to recreate Mark Gastineau's sack dance after making a big play on special teams, he asks not to be judged too harshly. "When special teams is all you really play during a game, you're only in about about one...
Museum Preserves Valor of the Mighty 8th
POOLER, Ga. -- In a tiny projector room at the Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum, visitors sit in the dark, watching seven screens that give a three-dimensional view from the inside of a World War II bomber. As German fighter planes...
New Look on Hot Corner UF's Williams Key against Vols
GAINESVILLE -- They talk so confidently, you begin to doubt yourself. You know he used to play tailback, and that he recently converted to cornerback. He hasn't played defense since high school -- nearly six years ago -- and he has played...
No Firm Ground Mahoney Adams & Criser, Which Has Lost Several Partners, Now Faces the Loss of Barnett Banks
When William Barnett formed his Jacksonville bank 100 years ago, he tapped the city's top law firm to represent his fledgling venture. Over the decades, Barnett Banks and the law firm, now known as Mahoney Adams & Criser, always remained...
Regency Square Remodels Mall
Gayfers is about to launch a $4 million expansion and renovation of its store at the Regency Square mall as part of a major remodeling project under way at the Arlington mall. The department store, which landed a building permit last week,...
Replace . . . or Repair? Suwannee Sill in Question
FARGO -- There was little debate about the need to construct a 5-mile-long dam at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge after a series of wildfires in the mid-1950s burned nearly 80 percent of the swamp. Congress approved the dam, built...
Saving Georgia's `Bird Islands'
BRUNSWICK -- A citizens committee begins a series of public meetings tomorrow to help state wildlife authorities determine the future of five uninhabited Georgia islands that provide vital nesting habitat for rare and endangered birds. ...
Shooting Victim Healing, Looking for Answers Hopes Reward Will Produce Information
Sherri Daise speaks in a hoarse whispery voice. The 22-year-old Jacksonville woman has facial and neck scars that require steroid shots to keep them from hardening until plastic surgery can be performed. She faces additional surgery on...
Special Kind of Reunion Rehab Center Welcomes Old Friends
John Ross of Jacksonville waved his right arm and took tiny steps as he danced with his wife, Amy, outside the Genesis Rehabilitation Center yesterday. Though Ross moved slowly and wasn't in time with live rock music in the parking lot,...
The Au Pair Experience Young Men and Women from around the World Come to America to Live, Work and Learn
Maybe it's her T-shirt and shorts, or perhaps it's the deep tan that makes Caroline Ahlund seem very much a Floridian. She likes this look. "You are so relaxed here," she observed, hints of her native Swedish evident in each word. Growing...
The Doorbell Turns Kids into Dingbats
When a doorbell rings, my children lose their minds. I'm seriously beginning to think there's an invisible wire running from that button on the front door to whatever it is in their tiny developing brains that controls behavior. One minute...
UCF Becoming Knights in Shining Armor
Alan Gooch was busy working the phones last night, telling high school coaches and potential recruits about the virtues of banking a college football futures on the University of Central Florida. "I've got to take advantage of this exposure,"...
World Trade Center Running
Jacksonville's World Trade Center is open for business. A U.S. Department of Commerce grant has enabled the center to hire a trade development manager and assistant, said Joanne Emslie-Korn, director of international development at the ...
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