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Articles from November 20, 2004

9 More Drug Ring Suspects Arrested; Task Force Is Trying to Stop Multimillion-Dollar Trafficking It Says Is Based in St. Johns
Byline: BRIDGET MURPHY, The Times-Union ST. AUGUSTINE -- For 20 years, a ring of drug dealers moved $136 million a year in cocaine and marijuana through Florida and North Carolina, growing rich off of the addictions and deaths of users, authorities...
Acc Saturday
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union South Carolina (6-4) at Clemson (5-5), Noon (Sunshine): The recently announced Lou Holtz (above) farewell tour makes its final regular-season stop at Death Valley. The bowl-eligible Gamecocks still haven't recovered...
AngelAID Volunteers Help Ill Kids, Family
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer As an AngelAID volunteer, Carla Ottervanger helped provide gifts, decorations and holiday meals for a mother and her terminally ill newborn daugh- ter. "She allowed that mom to celebrate a Christmas...
Around the Bend; Blood Drive Today for Ill Girl
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer The Village Church at World Golf Village is sponsoring a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for Cunningham Creek Elementary School student Jessica Lewis, who is being treated for cancer. The...
Beach Accesses an Issue in Neptune, Too
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer NEPTUNE BEACH -- The City Council wrestled this week with the complicated and sensitive issue of dealing with property owners near beach accesses who have encroached on public property by landscaping...
Beaches-Area Teams Get off to Good Start in Playoffs
Byline: Brian Kosoy, Times-Union sports columnist From football stars and karate champs to women's golf and surfing, there's a little sports and recreation activity for everyone at the Beaches this week. Here are this week's headliners and events:...
Beach Shorts
THANKSGIVING CLOSURES Schools in Duval and St. Johns counties will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Government offices in Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and St. Johns County will also be closed those...
Board Says No to School Attendance Zone Change
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer In October, when a group of Middleburg parents requested their neighborhood be included in Lake Asbury Junior High's newly drawn attendance zone, the Clay County School Board granted their wish....
Bolla Assumes School Board Seat
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Wayne Bolla wanted to get right down to business. The newest Clay County School Board member, who took office Tuesday, campaigned on a platform that included seeking new ways to alleviate school...
Bolles in Total Control; Bulldogs Win Battle of Playoff Unbeatens
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union As the state's only second-round matchup of undefeated teams Friday night, the Bolles-Panama City Bay Class 3A regional semifinal figured to be a close contest into the fourth quarter. Bay couldn't figure...
Briefly; Show to Benefit Hope Haven
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center presents "An Evening with Charlotte and Friends," a concert and silent auction starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, to benefit children with Down syndrome...
Campground Event Comes Together for Special Kids
Byline: Taylor Mueller, Clay County Line correspondent Most children cannot even pronounce Camp Echockotee. But that didn't matter last weekend as children with special needs ventured to the campground in Orange Park to spend time playing games...
Candidates' Campaign Contributions Not Even Close
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Mayoral candidate Fland Sharp has raised twice as much in campaign contributions as his opponent, Bland Cologne. While the former councilman received financial support from...
Cell Tower Deal Could Help Amelia Service; Commission Agrees to Lease Space
Byline: ALISON TRINIDAD, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Cellular phone users on Amelia Island might soon get better service, and Fernandina Beach city coffers stand to benefit. Fernandina Beach commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday to lease...
CHILD SAFETY; Change Welcomed
Parents can feel better about safety at school bus stops thanks to a new law this school year. The legislation pushed by state Rep. Dick Kravitz, R-Jacksonville, helps ensure that sexual predators who committed the most heinous sex crimes against...
City Cuts All but 1 Advisory Board; Beach Parks Panel Survives Purge
Byline: ALISON TRINIDAD, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Despite pleas from a few city residents, Fernandina Beach commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to dissolve all but one city advisory board that City Manager Robert Mearns said had either...
City Delays $722,000 Project; Residents Raise Cost, Safety Issues
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- The city postponed a $722,000 paving and drainage project for a south Jacksonville Beach neighborhood this week after residents complained about safety issues and the special...
City Parks Need $263 Million; Report Ranks Recreation Areas Based on Needs; Mayor, Council Have Final Say
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union It would cost about $263 million to raise the quality of Jacksonville's poorest parks, provide more recreational space to heavily populated areas, improve the city's boat ramps and develop its preservation...
City Sets Up Faith Based Office; White House Backs Social Service Program
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union Jacksonville announced Friday the creation of its Office of Faith and Community Based Partnerships and the appointment of a minister to lead it. The Rev. Michael Payne, a Jacksonville native and West Palm...
City Trying out Streetlight Shades after Complaints
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer NEPTUNE BEACH -- After several residents complained about bright streetlights shining into their homes, the city will experiment with a fixture that redirects light onto the street. Pine...
Classic Just for Bragging Rights; Rivalry Game Doesn't Have Postseason Ramifications This Time Around
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union Florida A&M coach Billy Joe is ready to resume the season. Bethune-Cookman College coach Alvin Wyatt, meanwhile, sounds as if he's ready for his season to finally end. Neither has to worry about getting...
Clay Electric Makes Green Cove Bid; $6.6 Million Proposed for Power System
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer After years of debating whether other area utilities might buy its profitable electric distribution system, the Green Cove Springs City Council finally has an answer. Clay Electric offered a...
Community Notebook; Tour of Period Homes Coming Up
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer For the 18th year, the Springfield community is inviting folks from throughout the city to rev up some holiday spirit by visiting the community's historic, Victorian homes. The annual Holiday Tour...
County Grand Jury Indicts Suspect in Killing of 4; Victims Shot Dead in Known Drug House
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer A Clay County grand jury issued an indictment Thursday charging Gary Bernard McCray II with four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of three men and a woman six months ago in...
Cox Reminds Women That They Can Win Elections; Secretary of State Seen by Some as Possible Candidate for Governor
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Georgia has a dubious distinction when it comes to the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It was the first state to reject extending voting to women, although the constitutional amendment...
DEPUTIES DEDICATE FLAGS FOR MARINE; He Wanted to Be in Iraq -- Wanted 'To Make a Difference'
Byline: JOSEPH BUSTOS, The Times-Union Former Marines now working for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office came together Friday to dedicate flags to honor a fallen comrade. Marine Capt. Patrick Rapicault was killed Monday by a suicide bomber...
Duval Woman Picked to Lead Florida PTA
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist PTA bake sales don't fill Lenelle Cruse's childhood memories. She was reared by her grandmother in Northwest Jacksonville during the late 1950s. But even then, there were women like her grandmother...
Ex-Jaguar Still Helping Area Program
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer Tony Boselli may be retired, but he's still being lauded in the town where the first draft pick in Jaguars history is remembered as a perennial Pro Bowl offensive tackle and popular team leader. He...
Fatal Crash Leaves Many Feeling Helpless; Woman, 85, Dies When Car Collides with Cruiser
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- David Pass was in the midst of a tranquil afternoon working at Underwood's jewelry shop Tuesday when he suddenly found himself checking the vital signs of a woman who was involved...
FEMA, Other Agencies Still Offer Hurricane Aid
Byline: AMELIA A. HART, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Nassau County residents whose homes were damaged by the series of hurricanes that battered Florida this year have received more than $232,000 in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency....
Fire to Make Tour Tough to Put out; St. Augustine Native Keeps Trying, and He's One Good Round Away from Advancing
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Public-service advertisements for various golf organizations frequently center on the "love" golfers have for the game. But it takes a special kind of love to keep grinding year after year, chasing the PGA...
Former Players Champ Seeks Champions Card
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Mark Hayes said he doesn't revisit his victory in the 1977 Players Championship very often, except when someone else brings it up. "People will see my picture at the TPC [at Sawgrass] clubhouse and tell me...
From Mission: Thanks for Giving; Residents of Apartments Donate Food for Those in Need
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Charline Burkhalter sat on a curb in the parking lot behind the Clara White Mission Tuesday morning, watching volunteers from the First Coast Apartment Association unload another truckload of food. ...
Fumble Dooms Fletcher; Late Turnover Helps Spruce Creek Seal 16-13 Victory and Avenge Last Season's 41-Point Loss
Byline: TRAVIS SMITH, Times-Union correspondent Port Orange Spruce Creek recovered a Fletcher fumble in the closing minutes to preserve a 16-13 victory Friday night in the Class 5A Region 1 semifinals. Trailing by three points with 4:01 left,...
Gators Romp Past Dolphins
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union Jacksonville University shooting guard David Lee and the rest of the Dolphins were looking forward to the season opener against No. 23 Florida. Aside from getting the chance to play in front of what might...
Georgia Briefs
BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL RESCHEDULES BALLGAMES BRUNSWICK -- Brunswick High School has rescheduled its annual Powder Puff football games for Monday at Glynn County Stadium. The freshmen will play the sophomores at 6 p.m. Juniors will play seniors...
Girl, 8, Will Share Holiday with Princesses
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer When they dance, they'll be dancing for a princess -- one who wears rhinestone tiaras and full fluffy dresses. She's a princess who likes to read books like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, watch movies...
Group Celebrates Teachers Past and Present
Byline: ALISON TRINIDAD, Nassau Neighbors staff writer The Nassau County Retired Educators' Association for the first time is sponsoring a communitywide celebration of teachers Sunday, which is Retired Educators Day in Florida. Members of the...
Hard-Working Hybrid; Here's the Dirt and More on GMC's Sierra 1500
Byline: Dan Scanlan, The Times-Union The man turned quickly to look at the GMC Sierra 1500 truck as it silently glided into the parking spot next to his. The silver truck's engine had died seconds before it rolled to a stop, and he was clearly...
Homeowner Can Join Lawsuit over Beach Access, Judge Says
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer A Ponte Vedra Boulevard resident can become a co-defendant in a lawsuit over St. Johns County's beach access policies, a judge said this week. Circuit Judge Michael Traynor said in a pretrial hearing...
In Education
DAR ESSAY CONTESTS -- The Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has begun its annual American History Essay Contest. The topic this year is "Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, May 1804-September...
Influence in St. Johns Shifts North; St. Augustine Losing Its Political Clout
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer Bruce Maguire's appointment as chairman of the St. Johns County Commission comes amid an 80 percent turnover for the board in the past two years and a northward shift of political influence. The commission...
Jackson 20, Tallahassee Godby 12
Byline: David Johnson, The Times-Union Star of the night: Quarterback Michael Hicks led the host Jackson Tigers back from a double-digit halftime deficit for the second week in a row. After turning the ball over twice in the first half to help the...
Jacksonville Journal
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE WILL BE SUNDAY The National Conference for Community and Justice will host its 86th annual interfaith Thanksgiving service from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Southside Church of God in Christ at 2179 Emerson St. in...
Jobless Rate in Jacksonville Metropolitan Area Drops; Number of Unemployed People Down by about 2,000, According to State's Household Survey
Byline: Mark Basch, The Times-Union Jacksonville's unemployment rate fell in October for the second straight month and job growth improved, giving evidence of further strengthening in the local economy. The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation...
Keys to Victory
FLORIDA 1. Don't give up on the run. It'll be tough going against the nation's No. 1 rush defense, but Florida has to continue to try to run the ball as long as the game is close. Former Fletcher High standout Ciatrick Fason has the ability to break...
Line 'Em Up: Game Hinges on Trenches; Several Stars Will Be on the Field, but UF's Ability to Run Ball on FSU's No. 1 Rush Defense Is Key
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union You can talk about Wyatt Sexton and Chris Leak. You can talk about Leon Washington and Ciatrick Fason. You can talk about Ernie Sims and Channing Crowder. Those are all legitimate story lines for...
Make Sure That Holiday Feeling Lasts
Byline: Derek L. Kinner, Nassau Neighbors editor Time to ramble on. . . . Didn't I just put the Christmas tree back in storage, like, a week ago? The holiday season is already back. Yes, I use a fake Christmas tree. It's 6 feet tall with about...
Mandarin Contest Gets a Bit Spicy; from Texan Cowboy Chili to Cajun Swamp Chili, It Was Done with Taste
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Clouds threatened between bursts of brilliant sunshine in Mandarin Nov. 13, but the hungry kept coming. The sales of 11 kinds of homemade beef, chicken, pork and seafood chilis helped the Mandarin...
Marine from Clay Wounded; Keystone Heights Man Injured in Fallujah
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer U.S. Marine Cpl. Will "Billy" Silcox, 27, of Keystone Heights was injured in an explosion in Fallujah, Iraq, last week. He grew up in Middleburg, attended Middleburg High School and later earned...
Matchups to Watch
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union QUARTERBACKS Florida's Chris Leak (left) has thrown for more yards (2,704) than Florida State's Wyatt Sexton and Chris Rix (2,055) combined and holds a 3-to-1 advantage in touchdown passes 27-9. Mobile and...
Mayo Research Team Locates Parkinson's Disease Gene; Findings Also Show Links to Other Neurological Diseases Such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's
Byline: CHERIE BLACK, The Times-Union A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, along with colleagues in Canada and Germany, have discovered a gene that causes symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Researchers...
Memorial Park Statue Gets a Cleaner Look; 'Winged Victory' a Tribute to State's World War I Dead
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writer "Life" is taking on new life. The statue, that is. The nude, winged statue that stands atop a globe in historic Memorial Park in Riverside is undergoing a restoration that should be completed...
Middleburg Racer Grabs Most Points
Matthew Darden of Middleburg captured the Junior Sportsman I points championship in his division at the recent conclusion of the North Florida Kart Club's go-cart season. Last year, Darden was points champion runner-up in his rookie season of racing...
Mobile Home Park Eviction Battle Now Down to the Courts
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer MAYPORT -- Buccaneer Mobile Home Park residents remained at the park this week even though the owners said they had to leave by Monday. Jacksonville-based Property Planning, which wants...
Morning Briefs
WAREHOUSE CONDOS USA CHANGES NAME, FOCUS Jacksonville-based Warehouse Condos USA said Friday it is changing its name to Business Condos USA as it expands its product lines to include other types of commercial real estate products. The company,...
Nassau Notes
LIGHT PARADE MEETING A meeting to discuss lighting techniques for the "Making The Season Bright" Lighted Holiday Parade in Fernandina Beach will be at 10 a.m. today, November 20, 2004 at the Peck Center Community Room. Anyone already entered...
Neptune Manager Acts to Ensure Action on Noise Complaints
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer NEPTUNE BEACH -- Police will have full responsibility for code enforcement from now on to make sure the city follows through on issues like residents' complaints about noisy neighbors. That's...
Orange Park Softball Star Signs with Western Kentucky
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Times-Union sports writer Ryan Rogge admits Western Kentucky wasn't at the top of her list when she was being recruited, but a recent visit to the university's campus in Bowling Green changed all that. Rogge, a star...
Pardee, Shimp in Neptune Council Runoff Tuesday
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer NEPTUNE BEACH -- The chairman of the Code Enforcement Board and a former city councilman will face off for City Council Seat 2 in Tuesday's runoff election. Board Chairman Eric Pardee and...
Parents, Children Help Keep Up Their Parent-Child Addictions
Byline: Elizabeth Seney, Shorelines columnist I was watching the Today show the other morning when Ruth Peters, a clinical psychologist and regular Today show contributor, came on to discuss child-raising issues with host Katie Couric. Teach...
Police Briefs; Fleeing Suspect Tossed Crack Cocaine into Pond, Police Say
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A 24-year-old Southside man was arrested late Nov. 13 on numerous charges after police stopped a car and chased its driver into an apartment complex at 9500 Princeton Square Blvd. S. after he threw some...
POLICE BRIEFS; Homes Burglarized; Money and Medication Stolen
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar and Drew Dixon, Times-Union staff writers Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches area police departments: JACKSONVILLE BEACH A woman reported Wednesday that someone entered her home in...
Police Briefs; Man Arrested for Burglary
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer A 24-year-old man was arrested at 8:05 p.m. Sunday in the 8700 block of New Kings Road and charged with burglary and dealing in stolen property. Police said a resident told them someone broke into...
Police Briefs; Man Charged with Using Fake IDs He Had Counterfeit Licenses, Police Said
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A 47-year-old Northside man was arrested Nov. 13 on charges of counterfeiting a check, possession of three counterfeit driver's licenses and unlawful use of one of them after someone used a counterfeit...
Pregnant Girl, 17, Attacked; Resulting Struggle Leads to Miscarriage
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Police are looking for a teenage girl who attacked a pregnant 17-year-old Nov. 8 outside an apartment complex at 3875 San Pablo Road, causing her to have a miscarriage, police said. The victim, who...
PUBLIC SAFETY; Girl, 16, Says She Was Robbed While Walking on Street
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer The Clay County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men accused of robbing a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint Sunday night as she walked along a residential street toward St. Catherine's Catholic...
Raiders Advance in Pop Warner
Byline: Scott Dye, County Line correspondent The Orange Park Athletic Association Raiders grabbed an early lead in the Pop Warner Southeast Regional Division II playoffs on Nov. 13 and ran with it, literally. The Raiders, 12-0 and winners of...
Renovated Courthouse Has Water Damage
Byline: AMELIA A. HART, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Two years after Nassau County spent $5 million to restore the Historic Nassau County Courthouse in Fernandina Beach to its former glory, the building's courtroom has water damage. Water has...
Room's Rife with Pirate's Life; Class Gathers Treasures of Reading, Directions
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- Shortly after the 8 a.m. bell rang, a band of pirates invaded Cindy Jones' first-grade classroom. They were big and tall, sporting bandannas on their heads, earrings in their...
Rough Victory for Union County
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union LAKE BUTLER -- A penalty-marred regional finals game between host Union County and Dixie County nearly became a physical confrontation between players and coaches Friday night. Union County (12-0) won 33-22...
Runoff Candidates Trade Charges on Height-Limit Views
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Candidates for mayor and another City Council seat are all promising that, if elected, they will vigorously defend the new 35-foot building height amendment against court challenges....
Rutledge Sworn in as New County Commissioner
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer Harold Rutledge dropped one title Monday and gained a new one Tuesday during a ceremony in the Clay County Commission chambers in Green Cove Springs. Instead of Sgt. Rutledge, the 42-year-old...
Salvation Army Bowls for Dollars
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Those who attended a recent Clay County Salvation Army benefit luncheon were bowled over, literally. More than 400 people attended the third annual Empty Bowls Luncheon, which raised more than $13,000...
SCHOOL ZONE; Fleming Island High ROTC Wins Drill Meet
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer The Navy Junior RTOC Unit at Fleming Island High took top honors recently at the annual Nease Interservice Drill Meet. The group took first place against 16 other ROTC units from the Air Force,...
Scout Hoped to Offer 'A Blessing'; He Builds Rosary Walk, Meditation Garden at His Church
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer The project began with a prayer and resulted in a place for prayer. It's the Rosary Walk and meditation garden at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Fort Caroline Road -- and as Eagle Scout projects go,...
Sea Island Will Limit Road Access; Glynn County Cites Security in Giving Up Ownership of All Island Roads and Bridges
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union SEA ISLAND -- Walter Borden threw a castnet from the bridge on the western side of this affluent island Friday and came up with only a couple of shrimp. It would get better, he said, when the tide turned...
Spartans Keep Eyes on Goal of State Finals Again
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Times-Union sports writer Girls soccer coach Mike Pickett had only one reason to schedule 14 of this year's 21 games against teams that finished in the top 10 of last year's state rankings: He wants to send his Class 2A...
Sports Extra
Byline: Compiled by Bob Pulley, The Times-Union 2 CENTS In the coming days, you'll be reminded that the Evil Genius won 122 games in 12 years, six SEC titles, a national championship and much, much more. But here are some Steve Spurrier's...
Spurrier, S.C. Start with Some History
Byline: Gene Frenette, The Times-Union Many Florida Gators fans would disagree, but it's a far more intriguing scenario that Steve Spurrier will be coaching against his alma mater, as the heir apparent to Lou Holtz at South Carolina, than if Coach...
Street Widening on Radar; Making a Section of North Main Street 4 Lanes in Planning
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer The proposed widening of North Main Street to four lanes from New Berlin Road to Pecan Park Road was the topic of a public meeting Monday night at Oceanway Middle School. About 100 people attended...
Student Accidentally Shot; 1 Charged; Terry Parker Ninth-Grader Wounded by Classmate in Car En Route to School, Police Say
Byline: BETH KORMANIK and JESSIE-LYNNE KERR, The Times-Union A Terry Parker High School student playing with a gun accidentally shot his classmate in the leg as they drove to school Friday morning, Jacksonville police said. The victim, a ninth...
Support Network Buoys Mothers; Healthy Families Aids Development
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer As children milled about him, Lt. John Simmons of the Clay County Fire and Rescue Department told a room full of mothers about the importance of smoke detectors and having an emergency escape plan for...
Talk to Experts about Reverse Mortgage
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: I am interested in how you can draw equity out of your home when you turn 62. P.B., Westside Dear P.B. This is called a reverse mortgage. We mailed you some basic information from...
Taylor's 'Mistake': Talking about Injury
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union Jaguars running back Fred Taylor doesn't want to give the impression that he's using the foot injury he suffered in training camp as an excuse for his slow start this year. "I made a mistake by letting it...
Things We L(heart)ve
Yes, you're still deciding what to make for Thanksgiving, or where to make reservations. But before you can exclaim, "Yea! The in-laws have arrived," it's going to be time to make that holiday list. If the mere idea of going from store to store searching...
This Thanksgiving, Consider Again the Noble Turkey
Byline: Jackie Rooney, Shorelines columnist Thursday is Turkey Day for millions of Americans and, unfortunately, for about 45 million meleagris gallopavos, the scientific name for Thanksgiving's main course. If conversation lags at the Thanksgiving...
Top Firms' Slow Revenue Shackles State; Georgia's Economy Trudges, Creating Few Jobs, but Experts Wait for a Spark to Get It Moving
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Despite signs that the national job market is gaining momentum, Georgia continues to see sluggish revenue growth and little job creation at its largest companies, according to a leading state economic...
Trinity Whips Yonge; Conquerors Take Advantage of Blue Wave Mistakes in 35-14 Victory
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union Since Trinity Christian won the 2003 Class A championship not much had gone right for the Conquerors. Trinity's 27-game winning streak was snapped by Miami Pace early in the season. Two of the Conquerors'...
UNF, EWC Men's, Women's Teams to Play
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union Edward Waters College interim men's basketball coach Neil Orr is looking forward to today's reunion. Orr, who spent four years as an assistant coach under Matt Kilcullen at the University of North Florida,...
Wreck Leads to More School Site Criticism
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- The death of a woman whose car collided with a St. Johns County Sheriff's patrol car this week has renewed calls to stop a proposed high school near the accident scene. Katherine...
You Can Have Your Say in Super Bowl Journal
Byline: Rich Ray, Times-Union staff writer If you have checked out some of our popular community "journals" at First Coast Community (Storm Journal, Jaguars Journal, TPC Journal, etc.), you probably won't be too surprised to learn that we will be...
Young Life Helps Teens with Living Good Life
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Kevin and Alice Carter host balloon popping-competitions for dozens of Clay County teens, who also want to have cream pies smashed in their faces. The Orange Park couple lead Young Life Clay County,...
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