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Articles from April 21, 2005

3 Charged in Attack over Debt for Dog; Police Say Couple Was Forced into the Woods, Where the Woman Was Sexually Assaulted
Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union Two men and a juvenile have been arrested after police said a meeting to settle a debt over a dog turned into a violent attack that included the sexual battery of a 20-year-old woman in Atlantic Beach. A man...
Auditors Criticize DJJ's Management of Youth Prisons; Agency Lacks "Basic Information" on $40 Million Health-Care System
Byline: BRIAN BASINGER, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- The taxpayer-funded agency charged with running Georgia's youth prisons lacks "basic information needed to effectively and efficiently manage" its roughly $40 million health-care system, according...
Bill Would Extend Life of Carrier Kennedy; Navy Would Keep Ship until Late 2006
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union The hopes of saving the USS John F. Kennedy were kept afloat Wednesday when the U.S. Senate added an amendment to an Iraq war spending bill that would require the Navy to keep the ship until at least the summer...
Breakfast Is Mother of Invention for 'Spainer'; Strainer Spoon Is an Idea That Happens to Win Middleburg Woman $25,000
Byline: Mark Basch, The Times-Union Here's an idea. When eating your morning bowl of corn flakes, have you ever wished you could get a spoonful of cereal without all that milk? Perhaps a spoon with holes to strain out the milk could help. ...
Breakthrough for Warren; First Head Coaching Job for Tech Assistant
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union When Paul Hewitt left Siena in 2000 to take over as the Georgia Tech basketball coach, he didn't recommend Cliff Warren as his replacement. Hewitt didn't think his assistant was ready to become a head coach....
Camden Boosts Courts Security; Commissioners Approve Funding for Three New Deputies, Gear through End of Fiscal Year
Byline: Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union WOODBINE -- Security will be tightened at the Camden County Courthouse for the next three months in response to last month's shootings at an Atlanta courthouse. The Camden County Commission unanimously...
Consumer Price Index Creeps Higher in March; Costs of Health Care, Clothing Helped Push Inflation to Its Fastest Pace in the Past 2 1/2 Years
Byline: Mark Basch, The Times-Union The consumer price index for Jacksonville rose only slightly in March but nationally, consumer prices jumped higher last month. And it wasn't just gas prices that were going up. The U.S. Consumer Price Index...
Ethics Panel Calls for More Funds for New Duties; Commission Will Need $1.1 Million a Year More, Executive Secretary Says
Byline: BRANDON LARRABEE, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- The state agency responsible for patrolling the ethics of elected officials doesn't have enough money to handle the new duties it will assume in January, officials with the State Ethics Commission...
FARMER'S MARKET EXPANDS TO SITE ON THE SOUTHBANK; Vendors from Hemming Plaza Will Also Sell at New Site on Wednesdays
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union Downtown's popular Farmer's Market expanded to the Southbank Wednesday as vendor Ed "The Rose Man" Jenkins unofficially led the endeavor's marketing campaign by charming female visitors with free flowers...
Fire Chief Demotion Not Yet Final; Camden Probe Key to His Return
Byline: Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union WOODBINE -- The door hasn't closed on former Camden Fire Rescue director Danny Daniels being restored to his old position. Camden County commissioners Tuesday said they will wait until a criminal investigation...
Green Day Leaves Arena Spellbound; More Than 5,000 Fans Forgive the Flaws in a Masterful 21-Song Set
Byline: THOMAS LAKE, The Times-Union The Pied Piper returned in red tie and pyramid-studded belt on Tuesday night. He went by the name Billy Joe Armstrong, and if he had walked to Transylvania, Jacksonville's children probably would have followed....
GROWTH; A Region Rising
Jacksonville commands most of the spotlight on Northeast Florida's growth. But regional counties are generating their own headlines and waves of impact. The U.S. Census Bureau recently pronounced Flagler County as America's fastest-growing county...
Healthy Gators Look for National Title; Three All-Americans Ready to Return to Usual Roles in Florida Lineup
Byline: IAN FISHER, Times-Union correspondent GAINESVILLE -- It's a good time of year for the Florida gymnastics team to be getting healthy. The sixth-seeded Gators will head into today's NCAA gymnastics championship at Auburn's Beard-Eaves Memorial...
Is Defensive End Still on Jags' Menu? Team Addressed Position in Free Agency; Oklahoma's Cody May Be Tempting Anyway
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union The Jaguars spent $10 million on Reggie Hayward, added former Pro Bowl pick Marcellus Wiley and will get four defensive ends back from injured reserve this fall after notching more sacks last season than they...
Jacksonville Should Think Bigger on LandMar Deal
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage, Times-Union columnist As the City Council works its way through LandMar's proposal to develop the Shipyards property, bold thinking should be the order of the day. The premise is found in a recommendation made by...
New Regime May Revive JU Hoops
Byline: Mike Freeman, Times-Union sports columnist It didn't take long for Cliff Warren to choke up. He reached for something to hold, to brace himself, and maybe, just maybe, the watery eyes, the emotion, would go dissipate. They never completely...
'Pay as You Grow' Seeks Duval's Help; Governor's Plan Designed to Tighten Growth Rules, Boost Transportation Spending
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union Gov. Jeb Bush dispatched three of the state's top administrators to Jacksonville Wednesday for a panel discussion aimed at generating support for a statewide plan that would tighten growth management regulations...
PICKING A NEW LEADER; Catholic School Kids Have Ideas on What Makes a Good Pope Sixth-Grade Religion Class Took on the Assignment after John Paul II Died
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union Whatever qualities Pope Benedict XVI brings to the table as the new leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics, they should include compatibility with the modern world. And that means using e-mail, sixth-grader...
Port Authority Eliminates 8 Positions; Ferrin Says the Time Is Right to Reorganize
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS, The Times-Union The Jacksonville Port Authority has reorganized its administrative structure in a move that port executives say better prepares the organization for the future. As part of the changes, eight positions...
PR Exec Says Pastors Taken to Playboy Party
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union A Jacksonville public relations executive said out-of-town pastors were taken to the pre-Super Bowl Playboy party by his former employer, a Christian media buying company that has filed a breach-of-contract...
Rejects: How a Bill Doesn't Become a Law; with the Focus on Bigger Issues, Little Ones Fade
Byline: LILLY ROCKWELL, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- When it comes to dying bills, every legislator handles rejection differently. Some, like Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, won't admit defeat until the very end. "Well, it ain't over till...
Rogge Takes Steps to Stop Olympic Scandal
Determined to avoid a return to the abuses and corruption of the past, IOC president Jacques Rogge warned the five cities vying for the 2012 Olympics to obey ethics rules and stay out of a "bidding war." Rogge chided New York and London on Wednesday...
SESSION NOTEBOOK; City Lobbies Hard during Its Time in the Spotlight Mayor Makes Assistance for Roads a Top Priority
It's all about Jacksonville. Wednesday was the start of Jacksonville Day at the Legislature and for most people who came it meant one thing: a chance to lobby lawmakers about what's important to their city. For Mayor John Peyton, funding for...
Singh's Wild Ride Makes Stop at Hall; Ponte Vedra Beach Resident, Who Has Victories in 15 Countries, Will Be Enshrined
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union It's a long way from Fiji to St. Augustine. "Some people couldn't find Fiji on a map if they tried," said Vijay Singh, a native of that Pacific Island and a 10-year resident of Ponte Vedra Beach. Singh...
Sonar Imaging Aids Search for 2 Lost Fishermen; Hunt Focuses off Andrews Island, Where the Men's Boat Was Found
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- Volunteers along with state and local authorities aided by sophisticated sonar imaging equipment Wednesday continued the search for two Brunswick fishermen missing since Sunday. Eric Dykstra,...
Sports Extra
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union 2CENTS The height of youth baseball and softball season is here. They're not going to enjoy what's left of their spring and summer in Palmdale, Calif. It was in that city, less than a hour north of Los...
St. Joseph's Taylor Sweeps Distance Runs
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- St. Joseph Academy senior Justin Taylor's dream of a rare state championship track and field triple is alive and kicking, after sweeping the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs in the Region 1-A championship...
Super Bowl Is Now for Jags Scouts; Meticulous Year-Long Process of Evaluating Talent Culminates This Weekend
Byline: VITO STELLINO, The Times-Union For Gene Smith and his staff, this weekend is the most important of the year. "It's the Super Bowl of scouting," Smith, the Jaguars' director of college scouting, said this week as the Jaguars prepare for...
This Week on Tour
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union PGA TOUR Tournament: Shell Houston Open. Site: Humble, Texas. When: Today-Sunday. Course: Redstone Golf Club, Jacobsen/Hardy Course (par-72, 7,508 yards, architects, Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy)....
TOUR NOTEBOOK; Strength of Tour Shows on Nationwide
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union The PGA Tour is getting tougher all the time. There may be no better illustration of that than this week's field for the Nationwide Tour Virginia Beach Open. Led by six-time PGA Tour winner Steve Pate, five-time...
Two Kitchen Tools You Really Need
Byline: Dan Macdonald, The Times-Union Today, we offer you the basics, the stuff you need to set up a kitchen. You may even end up looking in your cupboards and drawers and asking: Why do I have all this other junk? With kids graduating and many...
Warren Quick to Set Tone; New JU Coach Says He Calls Shots. Players like His Energy and Enthusiasm
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER, The Times-Union It didn't take long for Cliff Warren to make an impression on the players he is inheriting at Jacksonville University. About an hour before Warren was introduced as the school's basketball coach, he met...
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