The Florida Times Union

Articles from April 4, 2005

A FISHERMAN'S FRIEND; Wayne Slaughter, the Reel Man of Orangedale
Byline: Roger Bull, The Times-Union ORANGEDALE -- The sign out front is simple: "Reel Man," stenciled in fading 6-inch letters on weathered, gray plywood. But the sign isn't really necessary. A couple of hundred fishing rods leaning on the front...
Afro-Mexican Museum Inspires and Enlightens
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist CUAJINICUILAPA GUERERRO, Mexico -- This I had to see. Last week, three colleagues and I spent nearly four hours on a two-lane highway, packed like pickles in a cab that frequently braked for speed...
Area Man Clubs Pair of Aces; Arnold Beats 9.2 Million-to-1 Odds at San Jose Country Club
Byline: Garry Smits, The Times-Union Where does Charlie Arnold go after making two holes-in-one in the same round? "To the putting green," said the Mandarin resident. "I hit eight greens and three-putted every one of them." However, Arnold...
Broadhurst Gets Victory to Snap 10-Year Streak
England's Paul Broadhurst won the Portugal Open by one stroke Sunday for his first European Tour victory in 10 years. Broadhurst, 39, had seven birdies and three bogeys in a final-round 67 to finish 13-under at the par-71 Oitavos course in Cascais,...
CSX Will Take Its Annual Meeting on the Road Again, to Nashville
Byline: Mark Basch, Times-Union business writer After moving its corporate headquarters to Jacksonville in 2003, CSX Corp. held its annual shareholders meeting here in 2004. But the company is taking the annual meeting on the road again this year....
Davenport to Get Brandi or Camerin; Top-Ranked Player, Serena, Venus among Eight Who Receive First-Round Byes
Byline: DAVID JOHNSON, The Times-Union World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport will begin her quest to defend the Bausch & Lomb Championships title Tuesday night. Davenport will play the winner of today's first-round match between Kristina Brandi and...
EXTENDING DOMINANCE; New Wal-Mart Supercenter in Regency Sign of Strong Company Getting Stronger
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union Executives from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. took turns grabbing the microphone at a new store on Hutchinson Park Drive in South Jacksonville last month to celebrate its grand opening. One by one, the executives...
FACE TO FACE: TONY SIMON; Keeping Springfield's Appearance Historic, but with a Modern Twist
Byline: RYAN GEDDES, The Times-Union Many of Springfield's tree-lined blocks feel like carefully restored historic snapshots, their century-old homes slowly coming back to life after decades of neglect. But next time you're driving the neighborhood's...
Flick Picks
Byline: Matt Soergel, Times-Union staff writer Here are some of Times-Union movie critic Matt Soergel's favorite movies in theaters. SIN CITY **** (4 stars) Robert Rodriguez's film-noir nightmare is incredibly violent, gorgeous and funny, a supercharged...
George Lifts FSU to Milestone Victory
Florida State senior shortstop Tatiana George made several key defensive plays and hit her fourth home run of the season as Florida State defeated visiting ACC rival Virginia Tech, 5-2, Sunday. The win marked the 1,300th for Seminoles coach JoAnne...
Her Charity Walks Became 'Habit-Forming'; Grandmother Recruited Army of Volunteers to Help in Saturday's Walk to Cure Diabetes
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union staff writer Walk into Mary Streater's office and you're not going to leave before she's offered you this wonderful opportunity on how to spend Saturday: Streater, a 59-year-old grandmother of four, is a volunteer...
Husband Held in Slaying of Clay Woman; Police Arrest Him in Driveway of Parents' Jacksonville Home
Byline: JIM SCHOETTLER and KEN LEWIS, The Times-Union A Clay County man being hunted by police in the slaying of his wife was captured Sunday night in the driveway of his parents' Jacksonville home, where his two children were staying. Police...
New Bills Could Influence Daily Lives; A Smoking Ban and Child Support Reform Are among Measures Awaiting Perdue's Signature
Byline: BRIAN BASINGER, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- For better or worse, the first Republican-led session of the General Assembly passed several notable bills that have the potential to profoundly affect the daily lives of state residents. Many...
New Chief of Elections to Face Pressing Tasks; Holland Rules out '07 Mayoral Run, Says He Wants to Devote Energy to Elections Problems
Byline: DAVID DECAMP, The Times-Union Jerry Holland won his first countywide office in the vote for supervisor of elections. But it's a prize with strings attached. Duval County faces requirements to improve access to polling places for people...
News Bites
OMNI HOTEL APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER Scott Stuckey has been appointed general manager of the 354-room Omni Jacksonville Hotel. He replaces Bob White, who left the hotel in February after a three-year stint as general manager, Omni Hotels announced...
ON THE 'TRAIL OF BLOOD'; Dad Helps Solve Son's Murder St. Marys Man's Quest for Justice Is the Subject of a New Book
Byline: Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union ST. MARYS -- A headstone in a Lubbock, Texas, cemetery sits atop an empty grave to commemorate the brief life of Roger "Scott" Dunn. It's a grave James Dunn wants as his 24-year-old son's final resting...
Pipeline
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Times-Union business writer Projects filed recently with various regulatory agencies include the following. City development numbers are included for concurrency filings and site-plan reviews when available. COMMERCIAL...
PREP NOTEBOOK; Teams Scrambling after Wet Weather
Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER and JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union The Players Championship wasn't the only recent sporting event turned upside down by wet weather. Area softball teams are also feeling the effects of all the recent storms. On Thursday...
Religion's Influence Grows in Politics; but Are Evangelicals Doing Their Duty to Promote Morals, or Blurring Lines between Church and State?
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY and DAVID DeCAMP, The Times-Union State legislators called them "The God Squad" -- one man each from the state Christian Coalition, the Florida Catholic Conference and the Jacksonville-based Florida Baptist Convention. They...
Robinson's Hit Streak Comes to a Stop at 40; Florida State Splits Doubleheader with ACC Foe Clemson
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- One day, Shane Robinson will be able to appreciate the standing ovations he received, first from the fans at Dick Howser Stadium, and then from his Florida State teammates in a private clubhouse...
School Calendar to Include 5 'Weather Days' Next Year; There Was No Plan in Place This School Year to Make Up Days Lost to Hurricanes
Byline: TIA MITCHELL, The Times-Union Next year's school calendar will now include five weather days, extra days off that will be used as make-up days in the event hurricanes or other acts of nature require school to be canceled. The five "weather...
SEVEN CHEERS; Praising First Coast
We continue our Monday tradition of spreading some sunshine. Few election glitches: Since the 2000 presidential election, the Supervisor of Elections Office has conducted elections in 2002, 2004 and now a city election with remarkably few problems....
Sports Extra
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union 2CENTS Enjoy the Illinois-North Carolina matchup tonight, because the end of the NCAA basketball tournament marks the start of the dog days for most sports fans. From here, sporting excitement for many...
Starting Last, Harvick Breaks String of Defeats; Victory at Bristol Is First for Childress Team in Almost Two Years
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union BRISTOL, Tenn. -- After losing an appeal this week against NASCAR sanctions and losing his 13th-place starting spot before the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick finally won something Sunday:...
Timing of Pope's Death Made Divine Mercy Sunday Poignant; John Paul II Remembered in Sermon and Prayer All over Northeast Florida
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY and KEN LEWIS, The Times-Union To much of the world, the timing of Pope John Paul II's death may seem arbitrary, determined simply by the facts surrounding his deteriorating medical condition. But many Catholics see it differently....
Top Cop Seeks to Improve Department, Community; after Almost a Year at the Helm, Her Changes Are Having an Impact
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- It's a matter of pride. Edna Johnson is proud of the men and women she works with every day. Johnson is equally proud of the community they serve together as members of the Brunswick Police...
Trucker Shot; 4 Arrested
Byline: Jim Schoettler, The Times-Union Carl Guerrette said he probably saved his life Sunday by glancing to his left at a construction crew just before a gunshot blasted through his windshield on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville. What sliced the...
Two Makeover Shows with Substance; ABC's Supernanny and Fox's Nanny 911 Actually Have Something to Say
Byline: JOANNE WEINTRAUB, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Can makeover shows demonstrate anything more valuable than the ability of color to transform a room, the importance of exercise or the fact that nearly everyone looks more attractive with whiter...
Welcome Back, Shoemaker; Veteran of Dodgers Organization Returns for Second Stint as Manager of the Suns
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Peter Bragan Jr. is wearing a broad smile this week. One reason is because the Jacksonville Suns arrive today in preparation for the home opener Thursday against the Birmingham Barons. But it's a particular...
YOU SHOULD KNOW: INGAR BRUNNETT; Art and Business Is on Her Easel
Byline: ALISON TRINIDAD, The Times-Union Ingar Brunnett, the program director for the inaugural Springfield Film Festival, helps organizations and companies create alliances through art programs. "I help art and business meet," Brunnett said....

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