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Articles from December 2, 2004

B. Dalton Closing at Landing; Bookstore, One of the Original Tenants, Decided Not to Renew Its Lease
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union The Jacksonville Landing will lose one of its orginal tenants next month. Barnes & Noble Inc. said Wednesday it plans to close its 17-year-old B. Dalton bookstore at the downtown retail and entertainment...
Butler Widening Likely to Be Delayed; Stretch between Kernan and San Pablo Probably Will Be Put off Again
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union The soaring price of road-building materials will put Butler Boulevard in Jacksonville on the hit list of road construction projects delayed for financial reasons. Commuters hungering for more lanes on...
City Wants $1.3 Million Added to Security Pot; Super Bowl Net Must Spread out from Stadium, Cover about Four Pregame Days, Senate Panel Told
TALLAHASSEE -- Jacksonville authorities asked a Senate committee Wednesday for an additional $1.3 million to help pay for security requirements for Super Bowl XXXIX. Sheriff John Rutherford, whose agency has primary responsibility for the Feb. 6...
Forget Nemo, Where's SpongeBob? Big Yellow Burger King Promotions Missing in at Least 10 States; One Gone in East Palatka
Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union SpongeBob SquarePants is learning danger lurks outside his sea floor home in the animated Bikini Bottom. In an apparent frenzy of fan adulation, 6-foot-tall inflatables of Nickelodeon's big yellow cartoon character...
Hockey Supporter Brigance Dies at 65
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Howard Brigance, a longtime supporter, broadcaster and spokesman for Jacksonville-area amateur and professional hockey teams, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 65. The family will...
Homerville Gets Its Game Face on; in Clinch County, You Don't Even Have to Ask If They're Ready for Some Football
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union HOMERVILLE -- Folks in this crossroads town are getting accustomed to their football team playing for state championships. "I'm getting used to this,'' Clinch County head coach Jim Dickerson said of Friday...
INTELLIGENCE; Blocking Reform
The overhaul of the U.S. intelligence apparatus has slipped on a banana peel and is heading for the floor -- and it doesn't appear to be the floor of the U.S. House for a vote. Two key House leaders are taking the blame for creating an embarrassment...
It's Cool to Have Scoring Options; Dolphins Newcomers Take Shooting Burden off Quaintance, Lee
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union It's always good to have options, and Jacksonville University seems to have more this year when it comes to scoring. A year ago, the Dolphins relied heavily on power forward Haminn Quaintance and shooting...
Jacksonville Journal
SEND A PHOTO OF YOURSELF FOR A NEWSPAPER FEATURE Would you like to see your picture in the paper? How about in a Super Bowl section? Here's your chance. E-mail your photo to featuresphotos@jacksonville .com as a 72-dpi resolution in jpeg format,...
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; Quartet of Ex-Steelers Will Take Field as Jags
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Jason Gildon says he expects to feel "a little weird" lining up against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend. If that proves to be the case, then the veteran defender should have plenty of company on the...
Memo to Preening Athletes: Mimic the 'Jeopardy!' Champ
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist I admit it. I was a Ken Jennings junkie. Let me start by saying that I'm not a Johnny-come-lately to the television quiz show Jeopardy! I've watched it for years, matching my wits against...
Morning Briefs
PATRIOT TRANSPORTATION HOLDING RESULTS LOWER Jacksonville-based Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. reported net income of $1.49 million or 50 cents per diluted share for its fiscal fourth quarter, compared to nearly $1.67 million or 56 cents per...
NASCAR NOTEBOOK; Earnhardt to Get New Crew Chief in '05
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union NEW YORK -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will get a new crew chief for the 2005 racing season. Several sources at Dale Earnhardt Inc. confirmed that Tony Eury Sr., who's worked with the family race team for more than...
Navy Leads Combat Refit; That Branch Is Bringing Rumsfeld's Vision of 21st Century Warfare into Reality
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union The Navy might not be at the center of the fight in Iraq, but the maritime service has gone farther than the Army and Air Force to transform the way it fights and does business with the other services, a military...
Navy's Transformation Could Cut Kennedy Crew; Depending on Experiment, Mayport Carrier Could See Crew Cut by 500
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union Once the USS John F. Kennedy returns from its six-month deployment this month and then undergoes about a 1 1/2-year overhaul, the crew of the Jacksonville-based aircraft carrier could shrink by about 500 sailors....
New iMac a Reason to Jump from Windows
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Ed Stansel, the Times-Union's editorial systems director (the guy Call Box turns to when our system crashes), offered advice for buyers of family computers Wednesday. But that concerned Windows PCs....
Not Running from the Test; despite Injuries, Jags' D-Line Ready for Steelers
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union Coach Jack Del Rio knows how tough the challenge will be for the Jaguars' defensive line Sunday. Even though only two of the top nine linemen who came to training camp will be in uniform Sunday, they face...
Once More with Feeling for Sizemore; Senior Cornerback Has Run Emotional Playoff Gamut during Years with Bolles
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union There are a few players on the Bolles football roster who were in uniform for the Bulldogs' thrilling 2002 state championship win and their crushing state final defeat in 2003. Both games were decided...
Page 2 People
Byline: Compiled by Sarah Anderson, The Times-Union THESE STAR-TOUCHED STAPLERS ATTRACTING PLENTY OF DOUGH A Paris Hilton autographed stapler? Yeah, they've got that. Office retailer Staples is holding a "Staplers of the Stars" online charity...
Program Offers Teachers New Ideas; Talking with Veteran Educators Lets Younger Instructors Gain Insights
Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union Surrounded by dozens of binders and folders, three first-year teachers at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School talked shop with a veteran instructor Wednesday. Tonya Mayfield had brought her classroom materials...
Rushing Yards No Cinch vs. Clinch; Panthers Enter Class A Final Allowing Just 6 Inches per Carry
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union Clinch County's defense entered Friday's Class A semifinal against Lincoln County allowing just 0.19 yards per rush. That's a little more than 6 inches per carry -- the length of a hot dog or a pencil....
Sign Tiff Persists despite Meeting; Gator Bowl Officials Anxious for an Answer from Jaguars and City about Ad Revenue
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union Jacksonville and Jaguars officials still haven't reached an agreement about who controls what goes on the electronic signs at Alltel Stadium during non-Jaguar events and who reaps the financial benefits....
Slain Foster Child, Brother Had Earlier Tough Times; the Home Where They Had Once Lived Had More Than 20 Abuse Reports, Court Papers Show
Byline: PAUL PINKHAM, The Times-Union Before she was sent to the foster mother who murdered her in 2001, a Jacksonville toddler and her brother were placed in another overcrowded foster home with nine other children, an unemployed single mom and...
Sports Extra
Byline: Al Gaspeny, The Times-Union 2CENTS The Washington Wizards are winning, and Antawn Jamison is the reason. A franchise dogged by personnel blunders finally got one right with Jamison, who was acquired this year in a trade with Dallas....
Still Ute-Full despite Delay; Former Raines Player Takes Academic Detour, Lands at New Power Utah
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union It's roughly 2,310 miles from Jacksonville to Salt Lake City, but Eugene Oates' journey from the First Coast to Utah seemed much farther. Oates was overshadowed at Raines High School, failed to qualify...
Strike Could Hit Mail Haulers; but Postal Authorities Say a Work Stoppage by Drivers Union Will Not Disrupt Service
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, The Times-Union Union drivers in five cities, including Jacksonville, have voted to authorize a strike against U.S. Postal Service mail haulers just as the holiday crunch time is beginning. But the chief negotiator...
THE SHIPYARDS; Answers, Please
A Duval County grand jury exploring how a blockbuster downtown riverfront project flopped can perform a significant public service. Questions outnumber answers on what happened with The Shipyards, the biggest proposed development in downtown Jacksonville...
TOUR NOTEBOOK; Singh, Duval among Biggest Stories of Interesting Season
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Accolades and parting shots, both good and bad, for the 2004 professional golf season: -- Players of the year: Two obvious choices, Vijay Singh on the PGA Tour and Annika Sorenstam on the LPGA, plus one tough...
UF Search Focuses on Stoops, Meyer; Timetable Issues Critical with Oklahoma, Utah Coaches, Sources Say
Byline: GENE FRENETTE and MICHAEL DIROCCO, The Times-Union The University of Florida's search for a football coach is focused on two options, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Utah's Urban Meyer. The decision may well come down to how quickly Notre Dame...
Wine Tastings
Tasting events in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for the next week. Tasting prices vary. To list a tasting or a wine dinner, call (904) 359-4325 or e-mail dan.macdonald@jacksonville.com. Today THE GROTTO: 2012 San Marco Blvd., 6-8 p.m....
Woman Facing Drug Charges after Ponte Vedra Raid
A Ponte Vedra Beach woman faces multiple drug charges after police raided her home and found more than $50,000 in drugs along with guns, cash and drug-packaging items, authorities said. Elizabeth Hana, 26, of 6180 Saint Andrews Court, was released...
You'll Love These Tasty 'Cheese Puffs'
Byline: Dan Macdonald, The Times-Union A couple of months ago, I had the perfect nibbler. Nibbler? Yes, nibbler. You know, a little something to mindlessly pop in your mouth while watching a football game or engaging in small talk at a party,...
Zook's Bowl Status Likely Up to Illini; Gators' Outgoing Coach Waits to Hear about Illinois Job; Peach Plans Uncertain
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union Florida accepted the Peach Bowl's invitation Wednesday to play either Virginia Tech or Miami, but who will coach the Gators in the Friday, Dec. 31, game is still undecided. Ron Zook told the players at...
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