The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 15, 2005

3 Weddings and a Fund-Raiser; A Tri-Faith Group Staged Marriages to Raise Money for Katrina Victims and Teach about Religious Traditions
Byline: MERRITT MELANCON ATHENS -- In every religion and in every culture, the day when two people decide to join their lives together can be cause for a celebration. For most, it's a joyous, life-changing event, no matter what the details of the...
Archibald Guilty in Bankruptcy Fraud; He Concealed Value of Atlanta Nightclub
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI BRUNSWICK -- Failed restaurateur Peter G. Archibald was convicted Monday of federal bankruptcy fraud for lying and concealing the true value of a lucrative adult entertainment nightclub near Atlanta. Archibald, 64, of...
A 'Southern Lady,' Daniel Was a Mandarin Pillar; the Community Activist Was Known for Warmth and Good Arguments
Byline: DAN SCANLAN Mandarin Community Club President Ruth Daniel, called "a pillar of the Mandarin community" by City Councilwoman Sharon Copeland, died Sunday. She was 74. Mrs. Daniel was being treated for cancer and died after attending a...
Baptists Prepare for Ballot Issue; They Back a Proposed Amendment That Bans Same-Sex Marriage
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY OCALA -- It started a year ago in Jacksonville with Baptists voting to launch a campaign promoting a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida. One year later, with the Florida Baptist Convention...
Beltway Opinions Depend on Home County, DOT Finds; the State Has Proposed Four Routes for an "Outer Beltway," but None of Them Satisfies a Majority of Residents
Byline: DAVID BAUERLEIN Hundreds of people squinted at maps, pored over traffic data and rendered different verdicts in Clay and St. Johns counties on the best place to build an outer beltway and new bridge across the St. Johns River. At meetings...
Curbing Sprawl in Region Could Save Cash, Author Says; His Study of National "Economic Areas" Supports More Compact Development of Communities
Byline: DAVID BAUERLEIN The greater Jacksonville region will be the 20th most sprawling area in the nation over the next 20 years, but taxpayers could save billions of dollars by directing future growth to city neighborhoods and suburbs instead...
Darlington Resigns as Valdosta Coach; Winning Percentage of .650 Is Third-Worst, Statistically, in School's Football History
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER Just two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs, Rick Darlingon resigned as Valdosta's football coach after just three seasons Valdosta lost to Camden County in the second round of of the AAAAA playoffs on...
Del Rio: Smith Still Our No.1; Coach Reassures Longtime Star That He's the Leader of Jaguars' Mostly Young Receiving Corps
Byline: VITO STELLINO Jimmy Smith no longer appears to be an every-down player for the Jaguars, but coach Jack Del Rio said Monday the veteran remains the team's No. 1 receiver. "Jimmy is our No. 1 wideout," Del Rio said. "He's very talented....
Despite Hefty Budget Cuts, Ecology Lab Perseveres; the Savannah River Lab Is Internationally Acclaimed for Its Radioactivity Studies
Byline: ROB PAVEY JACKSON, S.C. -- Elizabeth Burgess toils daily in a cluttered laboratory, searching for clues that could help find new ways to remove toxic waste. The graduate research assistant at Savannah River Ecology Lab traveled all the...
Ding, Dong: The Dynastic Years Are Gone
Byline: Gene Frenette If the agitated fan bases at Florida and Florida State University think this nightmarish season is an aberration, then they're in for a bigger reality check than what transpired Saturday in the Palmetto State. Let me put...
'DREAM JOB' IN COMICS; Fletcher Grad Designing Covers
Byline: ROBERT McGINTY When Michael Stribling was a kid, he used to hit the shops around the Beaches looking for his favorite comics. A couple of decades later, Stribling is back in the comic shops. Er, sort of. Stribling, who graduated...
Ex-Labor Secretary to Speak at UNF; Reich Plans to Talk about the Importance of Education in Economic Improvement
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS For a city's economy to improve, said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, its educational system must improve as well. Reich, now a professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University, will bring that message...
Jackpot for Mega Millions Could Set Record; Georgia Lottery Sellers See Zippy Sales for Tonight's $310 Million Drawing
Byline: GORDON JACKSON KINGSLAND -- Retailers in Camden County reported brisk business Monday in ticket sales for an expected record $310 million Mega Millions jackpot. No one matched all six numbers from Friday's drawing. The next drawing is...
Jacksonville Journal
WINN-DIXIE VACCINATIONS CANCELED BY SHORTAGE A shortage of influenza vaccine has prompted the cancellation of vaccinations at several Jacksonville Winn-Dixie locations. Clinics had been planned for Thursday at 5134 Firestone Road and Friday at...
Jaguars Extra
Byline: Bart Hubbuch and Vito Stellino JAGUARS AT TITANS 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS-TV COACH Jaguars: Jack Del Rio (20-21, third season). Titans: Jeff Fisher (95-80, 12th season). RECORD Jaguars: 6-3, 1-1 AFC South. Titans: 2-7,...
JAGUARS NOTES; Defense Close to Making History
Byline: BART HUBBUCH The Jaguars' pass defense is breathing rarified air this week. Not only are the Jaguars on pace to allow the fewest passing yards in franchise history, but they also find themselves ranked No. 1 in the NFL in pass defense...
Lockheed Bids to Keep Army Contract; Embraer Jet That Was to Carry Surveillance Equipment Was to Be Built at Cecil Field
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS The military moved a step closer Monday to deciding the role of Embraer in its new spy plane program, for which Embraer was supposed to build planes at Cecil Field. Lockheed Martin Corp., the military contractor heading...
Man, 24, Charged in Assault on Girl, 13; Police Responding to a Burglary Report Found the Girl Lying on the Porch
A Jacksonville man was charged Monday in a Westside sexual assault that left a teenage girl critically injured. Tondrick Jakal Hall, 24, of 7150 Wiley Road, was charged with sexual battery, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police...
Morning Briefs
FIRMS FILE FOR PAYMENTS IN WINN-DIXIE CASE Law firms and other professionals working on Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case have filed applications for payments of fees and expenses totaling $23.4 million, according to documents...
Mosley Trial Details Phone Calls; an Engineer Testifies on Cell Phone Calls Made from the Ocala Area
Byline: RACHEL DAVIS Forensic anthropologists, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives and former co-workers of John Mosley Jr. continued to pore over details Monday about the deaths of Lynda Wilkes and her 10-month-old son in the third day of...
New Main Library Is Great Destination for Children
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage If you haven't visited the new Jacksonville Main Library -- and thousands of people have since it opened Saturday -- then go. My reaction upon touring downtown's newest attraction: Wow! First some kudos. The...
Niblock Is Third FSU Lineman out for Season; Former Nease High Star Sustained Injury on Last Play of Seminoles' Game
Byline: BOB THOMAS Florida State junior offensive tackle Cory Niblock's season is over after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the final play of Saturday's 35-14 loss at Clemson. The former Nease High star is the...
Notre Dame Fading from Gator's Plans; Irish Likely Headed to BCS; Virginia Tech vs. Louisville Is Possible
Byline: GARRY SMITS Notre Dame moved one step closer to a Bowl Championship Series game as one of the two at-large teams -- and one step further from a possible Gator Bowl date Jan. 2 at Alltel Stadium. As a result, the Gator Bowl is now turning...
Old Surgery, New Hope in Face Trauma; A Reconstruction Procedure for Cancer Patients Is Now Being Applied for Trauma Recovery
Byline: CHERIE BLACK Editor's note: The photos that accompany this story are very graphic in nature. They show the effects of gunshot wounds to the face, which resulted in surgery. The patient in the photos agreed to release them to the Times-Union....
Peyton Ending His Files' Secrecy; Experts Say the Confidential Label on His Personal Records Flouts State Law
Byline: DAVID DECAMP Basic public documents on Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton have been kept secret for perhaps 18 months by local court and property officials, violating Florida's open records law. Peyton's marriage license, deeds and mortgage...
Potter's House Bucks Trend
Byline: Chase Goodbread A time-tested truth is that new high schools can microwave good baseball and basketball teams, especially at the private-school level. One stud pitcher or a 6-foot-7 center can translate into instant wins, even among young,...
PREP EXTRA; Lots of New Faces at Challenging Places Coaches Have Variety of Pressures to Deal with in Preparing Their Teams
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER At the preseason Gateway Conference girls basketball coaches meeting there was a lot of the usual. Coaches talked with other coaches about the new district alignments and caught up on where graduated or transferred players...
ROAD-RAGE CRASH KILLS MOTHER OF 2; Authorities Say an SUV Forced Kierra Shore to Swerve off the Road
Byline: BRIDGET MURPHY This would be the first Christmas the twins would remember. A couple of months shy of their second birthday, Jacksonville toddlers Alexa and Tristan Shore would wake up on Dec. 25 and tear open the presents their single...
SCHOOLS; Focus on Geography
The world is getting smaller. Yet, many Americans have difficulty identifying major regions of the world. There are more differences between Iraq and Iran than a single letter. In 2002, National Geographic conducted a survey that found that only...
Sports Extra
Byline: Jeff Elliott 2 CENTS It's a good thing Florida is called the Sunshine State because a horde of Gators and Seminoles fans probably didn't believe the sun would show Sunday after inept performances by their football teams the previous day....
TAXES; Fire the IRS
In all of the well-deserved criticism about a presidential panel's timid proposals for reforming the tax code -- "tweaking" actually would be a better word -- the obvious solution is being largely ignored. That is to scrap the federal income tax...
The Jewish View on Life after Death
Byline: Phillip Milano Question Do Jewish people believe in a life after death in heaven? Dan, 49, Catholic, Mount Prospect, Ill. Replies Absolutely. After death, the soul goes to heaven or purgatory (no eternal damnation in Judaism)....
Tickets for Big Game Dwindling; about 12,000 Remaining for Public Sale for the Championship Game
Byline: GARRY SMITS Gator Bowl Association president Rick Catlett said there are around 12,000 tickets remaining for public sale for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, at Alltel Stadium. But he said the time to...
Transporter Plans to Boost Natural Gas Supply; Southern Natural Gas Is Taking Steps to Offset the Gulf Coast Losses
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE ATLANTA -- Despite continued tight supplies of natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico, there should be enough to heat Georgia homes and run factories this winter once operators of an importing terminal near Savannah make a $1.5...
Two Forms of Art in One Place; Dancers Will Complement the Paintings at Opening of the Cummer's New Gallery
Byline: TANYA PEREZ-BRENNAN When the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens unveils its new gallery today, it plans to treat visitors to some art that moves. The renowned Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation will make its first trip to Jacksonville to...
Use Caution: Many Plants Can Cause Allergic Reactions
Byline: BECKY WERN Q: I planted a trumpet plant several weeks ago and had such a serious reaction to touching the plant that I almost had to be hospitalized. I understand that this plant can even be deadly. Why don't such plants come with a warning...
WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME; Very Legendary Day Webb, Okamoto among Those Inducted
Byline: GARRY SMITS The eighth World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony dodged raindrops Monday at the World Golf Village. Karrie Webb and Ayako Okamoto couldn't say the same for the teardrops. Webb, an Australian who has won 30 times on...
Wrestling Preview
Byline: Zachary Spain 5 teams to watch Suwannee: Defending Class A runner-up returns nine of 10 state qualifiers, including runners-up Levi Wainwright (112), Caleb Wainwright (119) and Lee Laxton (145). Clay: The Blue Devils graduated Class...

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