The Florida Times Union

Articles from October 30, 2005

14 Florida Georgia 10; Bulldogs' Coutu Misses Two Field-Goal Attempts
GEORGIA: WHAT WENT RIGHT Defense regains composure: The defense settled down after allowing touchdowns on Florida's first two possessions, and kept the Bulldogs in the game after that. Following UF's two scoring drives, Georgia held the Gators to...
14 Florida Georgia 10; Gators Score on Their First Two Possessions
FLORIDA: WHAT WENT RIGHT Opening drive: The offense came out looking completely in sync, scoring on its opening drive for the first time all season. Surprisingly, run-challenged quarterback Chris Leak finished the impressive series with an option...
2 Dispute Charges of Running 'Casino'
Byline: BRAD SCHMIDT ATLANTIC BEACH -- An A1A business owner and employee released from jail Saturday said they did not break the law by running an establishment that drew revenue from 50 slot machines. Conrad H. Rowe, 54, and Larry M. Smith,...
A Candid Look at an American Business Legend; Henry Ford, a Genius with a Dark Side
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Title: The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century Author: Steven Watts Data: Alfred A. Knopf, 614 pages, $20 By DAN SCANLAN Henry Ford put America on wheels, gave the working man on his assembly line...
Area Man Leans Winning Lesson; Patience Becomes Virtue for Angler Who Claims State Bass Fishing Title
Byline: JOE JULAVITS Jerry Shawver reads the Bible before a big tournament. During last weekend's state bass fishing championship in Palatka, the Jacksonville resident came across a passage about the value of patience. Saturday, the first day...
AREA NOTEBOOK; Cypress Course Is Ready to Be Reopened This Week
Byline: GARRY SMITS After more than one year of renovation work, the Cypress Knoll course in Palm Coast will reopen for members Wednesday and Thursday, and for guests beginning Friday. The Gary Player design has been renamed the Cypress Course...
Bookmarks
Byline: Jennifer Fish DeCamp BOOK SIGNINGS -- Florida author BETSY CARTER will sign copies of the Orange Blossom Special (Algonquin Books, $23.95) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at The Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach. For more information,...
Bowling
HONOR SCORES Men: Scott Padgett (773), Joey Vavra (763), D.J. Bethune (752, 728, 700, 298), Kris Claudio (750), Ron Delcambre (739), Danny Kovach (738), Daniel Parsons (736, 279 game), Bill Kuchler (735), Charles Cannon (734), Drew Taggart (732),...
BULLDOGS NOTEBOOK; Munson: Tereshinski TD Would Have Been Great Call
Byline: GARRY SMITS Georgia's only touchdown Saturday against Florida would have been a play for the ages -- had the Bulldogs gone on to beat the Gators. So says Georgia's veteran radio commentator Larry Munson, who has seen them all for more...
Celebs Kindly Share Plans for Halloween
Byline: Laura Capitano I put a shout out to all my favorite celebrity newsmakers, asking they call in with the hot scoop on their star-studded Halloween plans. My inbox was packed with voice mail the next morning. The following were not among...
CIAO, CHOW; Former Girl Scouts Share Their Memories as They Prepare to Say Goodbye to a Place Special to Them, Camp Chowenwaw near Green Cove Springs
Byline: Tom Szaroleta After seven decades, thousands of Girl Scouts and countless s'mores, it's nearly time for the last campfire at Camp Chowenwaw. A series of open houses are planned throughout November to give girls, some of whom are now grandmothers,...
CITY COUNCIL; Green Room Treats
The Jacksonville City Council has done it again, tripped over its own rules and made itself look ethically blind. Let us examine the evidence. -- Exhibit A: Turkey/Roast Beef Carving Station; zucchini/squash/onion medley; garlic mashed potatoes;...
Day of Revival for Meyer and Gators
Byline: Mike Freeman As it was in the past, The Pope once again floats on air. Urban Meyer is off the fryer. And the Gators are right back in the thick of this SEC jumble. Just when it seemed like he was going to shrivel up and crumble...
'Dogs' Idea Runs out of Steam; Georgia's Plan to Focus on Running the Ball during the Second Half Almost Worked
Byline: GARRY SMITS If Georgia was going to rally in the second half and beat Florida on Saturday at Alltel Stadium, it was going to be according to the formula that enabled the Bulldogs to dominate this rivalry in the 1980s. That meant run the...
Drive-By Truckers Roar into Empty Parking Lot; the Musicians Did Their Part, but They Couldn't Revive a Near-Death Party
Byline: JEFF VRABEL Southern rock revivalists the Drive-By Truckers grow their devoted fan base the old-fashioned way, via a ludicrous work ethic, grass-roots fan interaction and a touring schedule that's relentless and unrestricted. It's an...
Episcopal, Kenny Run to Team Titles; Steel Gets Individual Cross-Country Title as Eagles Girls Dominate
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT Episcopal's girls were perfect and Bishop Kenny's boys needed a key sixth-man finish to claim team titles at the District 2-2A cross-country meet held at Bishop Kenny on Saturday. Led by Laura Steel's individual title, the...
Gameday
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT NFL coaches and players mingled in the entertainment world last week: -- Carolina Panthers coach John Fox attended the Rolling Stones' tour stop in Charlotte, N.C., and said he has seen several of the band's concerts over...
Gameday Week 8
EAGLES STILL TAKING TO THE AIR Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid (right) promised to call more running plays last week against the San Diego Chargers. Instead, 58 of the Eagles' 68 offensive plays, excluding three kneel-downs at the end, were...
Gameday Week 8; Jaguars at Rams
Byline: Bart Hubbuch LAST LAP FOR AN ALL-TIME GREAT? Marshall Faulk has given in to age and conceded the St. Louis Rams' starting job to second-year pro Steven Jackson. Now in his 12th NFL season, Faulk (right) is more of a threat in the passing...
Gatorbus, Costumes and a 9.5
THE BUZZ BEST REASON TO RIDE A SCHOOL BUS Eight University of Florida alums joined forces to create the Gatorbus, a school bus converted to tailgate central. They painted the bus orange and blue and rigged a platform on top for pre-game entertainment....
GATORS NOTEBOOK; UF Finally Opens with Good Drive
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO Florida's offense hasn't exactly been a machine on its opening drives this season, but the Gators looked pretty good Saturday against Georgia. Florida opened the game with a 13-play, 80-yard drive that ended with quarterback...
GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP; Valdosta Wraps Up Second Place with Win
Valdosta rallied to defeat Colquitt County 24-14 on Friday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The victory wrapped up second place in Region 1-AAAAA for the Wildcats. Valdosta quarterback Alfrie Johnson ran for 195 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and...
Georgia QB Tereshinski No Liability
Byline: Gene Frenette He was supposed to be a liability, the backup quarterback nobody feared because he didn't have D.J. Shockley's wow factor. Basically, everyone thought the most reasonable demand that the University of Georgia could put on...
Glynn Academy Makes Playoffs; Red Terrors Beat Rival Brunswick 17-12, Will Face Union Grove Next
Byline: MIKE MORRISON Beating crosstown rival Brunswick is always a goal for Glynn Academy, but the Red Terrors had bigger aspirations -- to make the playoffs for the first time since 1998. Glynn Academy accomplished both goals, beating Brunswick...
Have Fun out and about While I'm Out
Byline: Judy Wells Sorry, friends, but this is becoming a year of interruptions. I will be out while I get a new knee and test-drive it from Halloween (how's that for a trick or treat?) until mid-December. If you have any overriding concerns...
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP; St. Johns Country Day Rallies to Victory
After dropping the first two games, St. Johns Country Day came back and took the next three games to beat host Tallahassee Maclay 21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-8 Saturday in a Region 2-2A volleyball semifinal. After the second game, the Spartans...
His Next Masterpiece: Downtown Jacksonville; Developer Says He's Found His Calling; Sees Buildings as His Canvas
Byline: ALISON TRINIDAD Orlando developer Cameron Kuhn is a hard man to pin down -- he's always doing about 10 things at a time. Other than that, it's hard to tell a hard-nosed businessman lies behind the easy-going, slacks-and-shirt kind of...
Humble Beginnings for Jags; Most Players Dreamed of NFL Careers While Working Low-Paying Jobs as Teens
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS They might have their dream jobs now, but many Jaguars players weren't so fortunate when they started working as teenagers. Growing up in South Carolina, fullback Greg Jones was paid around $5 per job for helping his family...
In Alltel Stadium Ad Revenue Fighting, Stakeholders Seek Signs of Compromise
Byline: GENE FRENETTE Signs. Signs. Many of the signs scattered inside Alltel Stadium at Saturday's Florida-Georgia game expressed support or disdain for the competing teams. Among the messages visible to the sellout crowd were: "Marcus (Thomas)...
Jags Know These Rams Still Have Horns; St. Louis Might Have Five Stars Missing from Today's Game, but del Rio Remains Cautious
Byline: VITO STELLINO ST. LOUIS -- Jack Del Rio sent his players a message this week. Today, the Jaguars' coach will learn how hard they listened Del Rio stressed the dangers of facing the 3-4 St. Louis Rams, although the Jaguars couldn't...
JAGUARS; More Than Sports
Jacksonville was a special place before Wayne Weaver brought a National Football League team here. But many people didn't know it. Outsiders didn't even know where Jacksonville is located. The Jaguars put the city on the map. The city should...
Kicker: Blame Me; Two Misses Cost Georgia, but Richt's Confidence Remains High in Coutu
Byline: FRANCINE KING Georgia kicker Brandon Coutu blames himself for the Bulldogs' 14-10 loss to Florida on Saturday. Entering the game, the sophomore had made 10 consecutive field goals and led the Southeastern Conference in scoring with 72...
Kuhn Says Downtown Is the Place to Be
Byline: Alison Trinidad Edited excerpts from a Times-Union interview with developer Cameron Kuhn: Q: You've worn many hats throughout your career. What keeps bringing you back to real estate? I'm an entrepreneur's entrepreneur -- I take a...
Leaders Step out of Their Offices, Head to Boston Seminars; the Trip Will Give Them a Chance to See How Another City Handles Challenges
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS If the offices of the city's business and political leaders seem empty at the end of this week, there's a good explanation. The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce's 25th annual leadership trip is Wednesday through...
League Lost a True Trailblazer
Byline: Vito Stellino The only thing Wellington Mara and Jeremy Shockey seemed to have in common when they first met in 2002 was that they were both born on Planet Earth. Mara was the dignified patriarch of the New York Giants and the NFL, while...
Leaving Church Is More Than Just Using Door; Episcopal Congregations Find Their Split with the Main Denomination Is a Painful One
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY Imagine worshiping in the same building where your parents and grandparents worshiped, where their names are etched in foundation stones or on the panes of stained-glass windows. Perhaps they are even buried beside the church...
Life Sciences Given Welcome Mat; State Working to Attract Industry That's Seen as a Boon to Our Economic Future
Byline: BRANDON LARRABEE ATLANTA -- When life-sciences company Inhibitex moved to Georgia in 1998, it wasn't because of a sweet incentive package cooked up by state economic developers. It wasn't even because the company, then based in Texas, was...
Lincoln Ousts Fleming Island; Trojans Exploit Eagles' Weakness in Middle, Win Volleyball Region Semifinal
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER Joy Dailey knew her Fleming Island High School volleyball team needed to work on the middle of its defense. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, Tallahassee Lincoln also knew it could exploit the Fleming Island defense...
Local Plans to Fight Bird Flu Vary; Florida Is Pursuing Stricter Testing at Events, Including Auctions and Fairs
Byline: CHERIE BLACK and URVAKSH KARKARIA Despite warnings that an avian influenza pandemic could reach U.S. shores, state and local health officials have only vague plans to deal with what experts predict could be a public health calamity. And...
Long Live the Orange . . . and the Tiger Paw
Byline: Terry Dickson It's not easy being orange, especially this weekend. On this, the weekend of the Florida-Georgia game, red-and-black is the height of fashion in the southeastern corner of Georgia. It's the only weekend a bride could walk...
Mincey, Defense Step Up
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS With his team clinging to a small lead, Florida defensive end Jeremy Mincey knew he had to step up and make plays at the most important times Saturday. That's exactly what he did. Mincey seemed to be everywhere on Georgia's...
More Stores Making Move out of the Malls; They're Easier to Get to for Shoppers and Less Expensive to Operate for Retailers
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN Malls may be retail meccas for some businesses. But others leave to build freestanding stores that are closer to their customers and cheaper to operate. Jacksonville consumers don't have to look far to see examples...
NASCAR NOTEBOOK; Pole Spot Not Enough for Newman
Byline: DON COBLE HAMPTON Ga. -- Ryan Newman has been here before: Winning poles, but looking for wins. After winning the pole for today's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Newman again was hoping to turn his one lap of speed...
NFL Previews
GAME OF THE DAY REDSKINS AT GIANTS 1 p.m.; Giants Stadium Line: Giants by 2. Last meeting: Redskins won 31-7 on Dec. 5 at Washington. Quick hits: Redskins QB Mark Brunell leads NFC with 98.3 passer rating (12 TDs, 2 INTs). . . . Coach...
No Answer on RB Taylor's Status until Game Time
Byline: Bart Hubbuch Times-Union Jaguars beat writer Bart Hubbuch answers your questions about the team each Sunday during the season: Q: Do you think Fred Taylor will play against the Rams, and what is the actual injury? -- Loren, Jacksonville...
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Byline: Compiled by Lisa Kohlbrenner TENNESSEE ELVIS FANS IN LUCK: STATE OKS PLAN FOR NEW PLATE The folks who keep the world supplied with Elvis memorabilia have a new project in the works -- an Elvis Presley license plate. Not a fake Elvis plate,...
Perfect (Charity) Drive; PGA Tour Celebrates Completion of Raising $1 Billion for Giving
Byline: GARRY SMITS To borrow from the PGA Tour's motto, there are a billion reasons today why "these guys are good." And in this case, it has nothing to do with 300-yard drives or 50-foot putts. When play concludes today on the PGA, Champions...
PEYTON'S CHANGING ALLIES; Cecil Spat with Westside Could Cost Peyton '07 Votes but the Republican Will Still Have a Lot of Things Going for Him in a Bid for Re-Election
Byline: DAVID DECAMP If there was one place that symbolized Mayor John Peyton's 2003 election, it was the Diamond D ranch in Jacksonville. As Peyton pressed to win a spot in the runoff election, he had a large barbecue and rally for 1,000 people...
'Pier Wars' Being Waged; Surfers, Anglers Making Waves over Jacksonville Beach Waters
Byline: Joe Julavits Bad blood between surfers and anglers goes way back. One day at the old Jacksonville Beach Pier, a surfer in the water was quarreling with an angler on the pier. As former pier manager Dick Brislin remembers it, the surfer...
Property Ownership Enters Family Split-Up; Departing Parishioners Dispute Bishop's "Crystal Clear" View of Rules
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY Four of the six North Florida Episcopal churches divorcing their diocese and denomination over irreconcilable theological differences want to keep their church buildings and parcels after leaving around the end of the year....
Rating the Teams
Byline: Vito Stellino TEAM*********REC.***COMMENT 1. Indianapolis***7-0***Has bye week to prepare for New England. 2. Tampa Bay******5-1***Started 1-4 last season. 3. Pittsburgh******4-2***Big Ben is back. 4. Denver******5-2***Mike Shanahan...
Right or Wrong Not an Issue of Color
Byline: Mark Woods It was homecoming at First Coast High School. And the scene at the football stadium Friday night gave you reason to believe what Principal Crystal Sisler said while watching the game. Her students are good kids. They come from...
SECOND CAREERS; Jaguars Players Have Interesting Job Ideas for Their Post-NFL Days
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS Jimmy Smith has an eye for spotting bargains on the real-estate market. The first thing he purchased with his NFL rookie signing bonus in 1992 was a 200-acre ranch near Jackson, Miss., that's home to four horses, 65 head of...
SEMINOLES NOTEBOOK; Injuries Slow 'Noles
Byline: BOB THOMAS TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State lost two Jacksonville-area starters -- sophomore guard John Frady and freshman cornerback Tony Carter -- to shoulder injuries during the first half of their 35-27 victory over Maryland on Saturday...
Signing Up to See More Online
Byline: Wayne Ezell Several readers have called to express concern or outright annoyance about having to "register" in order to gain full access to Jacksonville.com. After the Web site started requiring registration earlier this month, the most...
Spoilers and More; Gators Thwart 'Dogs, Find Some Hope in SEC East
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO Florida is getting pretty good at ruining Georgia's national football championship hopes -- and saving its season at the same time. The Gators did it in 2002, and they did it again Saturday, beating the unbeaten Bulldogs...
Sports Extra
Byline: Bob Pulley 2CENTS I have two words for ESPN NFL analyst Sean Salisbury. GO AWAY! This guy comes off as the authority on everything that has to do with being a successful quarterback in the NFL. He might have just a tad more credibility...
State Creates Rules for Private Colleges Taking Resident Grants
Byline: BETH KORMANIK Florida has given away grants to encourage students to attend its private colleges for more than 25 years, but it had never checked to make sure colleges held up their end of the bargain by graduating students and helping them...
State May Be Flexible on Duval Co-Teaching; Schools Have to Show That the Practice Isn't Damaging to the Quality of Education, Attorney Says
Byline: J. TAYLOR RUSHING TALLAHASSEE -- A looming lawsuit by Duval County school officials against the state may be averted under a minor breakthrough last week over the county's use of co-teaching, which is among the highest in Florida. Education...
St. Augustine's HAUNTED HAUS; at This Treasury Street Hostel, Do You Dare Ask for Room No. 6?
Byline: JUDY WELLS Ask Conrad Matt if his St. Augustine hostelry is haunted, and the pragmatic innkeeper responds with a question: "Will you pay extra for it?" Ask ghost tour people and a number of former guests who have seen dancing blue lights...
Weatherford Rallies Seminoles; Quarterback Has FSU One Victory Away from Berth in ACC Title Game
Byline: BOB THOMAS TALLAHASSEE -- With the rambunctiousness of a child on Christmas morning, quarterback Drew Weatherford raced through a congratulatory gauntlet of his Florida State teammates after his 15-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown run gave...
Wynn Brings Balance to UF Offense; Junior Running Back Has Season-High 109 Rushing Yards against Georgia
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS Nothing takes the pressure off a struggling quarterback like a running back who can move the chains. DeShawn Wynn did just enough of that Saturday to make up for a costly fumble and help give quarterback Chris Leak some breathing...
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