The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 31, 2007

A Natural Treasure
"Bad food, cold bed, must have been out of my head." - The Dads So reads one of many sayings in the graffiti cabin at Camp Chowenwaw. This 1970s era building is an archive of memories. A bench with handprints in blue paint, scrawlings and pictures...
Around Clay County
SPONSORS NEEDED FOR NEFAR FAMILY PICNIC Sponsors are being sought for the Southwest Council of NEFAR (Northeast Florida Association of Realtors) Family Picnic. The event will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at 3989 Eagle Landing Parkway, OakLeaf....
A.RRRRRStir
Byline: LAURA CAPITANO Ahoy, maties! Have you been struck with the Pirates of the Caribbean fever? We're offering you a chance to visit the place that started it all. HOW YOU CAN PLAY 1 Find the map: A treasure map will run each day in A.M....
Convention Task Force Looks to Tampa; 54-Member Advisory Group to Tour City's Flourishing Convention Facilities, Venues
Byline: ALISON TRINIDAD About 30 Jacksonville business and civic leaders are touring the Tampa Convention Center and its nearby entertainment district today to determine whether Jacksonville should build a bigger center of its own. Most of those...
Dining with Dad; Above-Average Ribs in Pig Sauce at the Pig Restaurant Also Serves Plenty of Seafood - and Breakfast
Byline: MARY MARAGHY As a Weight Watcher, I felt somewhat self-conscious entering a restaurant called The Pig. But when my chef suit-clad, immune-to-embarrassment Dad showed up, I was OK. The family-owned barbecue and seafood joint on Blanding...
Discount Airline with $10 Seat Options Sets Definite Arrival Date; Skybus Airlines Will Begin Service out of St. Augustine Airport on July 18
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS St. Augustine Airport will begin offering commercial flights to Columbus, Ohio, in July when an upstart airline kicks off service with tickets as low as $10. Skybus Airlines will begin service July 18, with one flight...
DNA Analyst Says Sperm on Victim Was Suspect's; Paul Durousseau Is Accused of Killing Six Women in Jacksonville
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON Sperm genetically identical to murder suspect Paul Durousseau's was found on the body of a woman slain in 1999, a DNA analyst told a Duval County jury Wednesday. The odds of another man having that same DNA are more than...
Fleming Island Offense Catches Up with Defense
Byline: CHRISTA HIEBER After graduating two of the most prolific runners in the school's brief history, the Fleming Island Golden Eagles showed they still had some gas left in the tank as their offense put up 34 points in the team's Green-Gold spring...
From Our 'Kitchen' to Yours; News & Notes
Byline: DAN MACDONALD NEW SANDWICH FIREHOUSE TURNS UP THE HEAT Firehouse Subs, a Jacksonville-based chain, will offer a new, limited-edition sub from mid-June through late September. The sandwich, dubbed the Sweet & Spicy Meatball Sub,...
Generous Police Pension Deserves to Be Questioned
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage Nelson Cuba, the head of the police union, thinks I have an ax to grind because I dared to question the city's spending on public safety. As with many things, Cuba is flat-out wrong. With police and fire eating...
GRILLING CHICKEN WITHOUT FEAR; These Tips Should Help You Serve a Bird That's Moist, Tasty and Evenly-Cooked
Byline: DAN MACDONALD Chicken would be a natural for the grill except for one thing - it's hard to get it right. In the hands of a pro, grilled chicken is moist and flavorful. For the beginner, chicken often comes off the grill charred, dry and...
He Sparks Plans to Redevelop
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis Roger Kellogg considers himself to be in the right place at absolutely the right time. The Orlando developer paid $31 million in November 2004 for what long-timers still call the "old Koger Center" along Beach Boulevard...
Honoring Our Veterans; from Ceremonies to Fly-Overs, Clay County Residents Celebrate Memorial Day and Military Veterans
Byline: DEBORAH CEARNAL Veterans of all ages who served in so many ways and so many wars honored their fallen comrades and were honored themselves during a variety of celebrations and ceremonies on Memorial Day. In Green Cove Springs, the 19th...
In the South, It's Time to Put the Peanuts on to Boil; Some Travelers Get Their First Taste of the Regional Treat at a Roadside Stand
Byline: ANNE MARIE APOLLO It's not about gourmet. Say the words "boiled peanuts" and you're halfway through the recipe. Add salt -- or Cajun spices to be fancy -- and you're done. It's not about the effort. In many cases, it's much more...
Jekyll's Residents Relieved by New Law; Perdue Signs a Bill Protecting the South End of the Island from Development
Byline: BRANDON LARRABEE Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill into law Wednesday that will protect the south end of Jekyll Island from development. Perdue signed House Bill 214 on the final day when he could decide to do so, relieving environmentalists...
Jury Wants Death Sentence; Recommendation Goes to Judge in Buried Alive Case
Byline: JESSIE-LYNNE KERR A Circuit Court jury recommended that Michael James Jackson receive the death penalty for his part in the murders of a disabled Jacksonville couple buried alive. The jury's 8-4 decision Wednesday came after Jackson, 24,...
Man Sought in Youth's Shooting
Jacksonville police are searching for a man who shot a 17-year-old youth Wednesday afternoon at the Eureka Garden Apartments. About 12:40 p.m., the victim got into a fistfight with a man outside his apartment in the 1200 block of Labelle Street,...
MAYPORT FERRY; A Double Standard
Without major new funding sources, the St. Johns River ferry service at Mayport will be terminated on Oct. 1. Jacksonville taxpayers are paying $740,000 in subsidies this year. But, because both vessels need repairs, the cost would be $1.05 million...
Parks Director Falls Victim to Cost-Cutting
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA JOB 'DIDN'T FIT' IN PLAN Mayor John Peyton eliminated the $113,575-a-year position held by John Culbreth. MORE CUTS ON WAY? A second job was also cut; more are possible, a spokeswoman says. Less than 18 months...
Paula Deen Isn't Your Usual Celebrity, That's for Certain; Southern Food Network Star "Represents Someone in Everyone's Lives."
Byline: DAN MACDONALD Is Paula Deen more like Aunt Bea or Suzanne Sugarbaker? Deen shrieked at the comparison. "Aunt Bea?" the 60-year-old scoffed during a conversation at the Jacksonville Omni last week. But as with everything in the flamboyant...
Perdue Lets Telephone Companies Get into TV; He Also Signed a Measure Giving Tax Breaks to Aircraft Repair Shops in the State
Byline: VICKY ECKENRODE and BRANDON LARRABEE By the end of the business day Wednesday, Gov. Sonny Perdue had signed off on measures opening the door for the telephone company to get into the television business and for a tax break for aircraft repair...
Program to Help Newly Released Get a Clean Start; A New Hire Will Head Project Dismas, Named for the Patron Saint of Reformed Sinners
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said he wants to provide violent offenders with opportunities to make good choices while continuing to enforce consequences when they make bad decisions. Rutherford announced Wednesday...
Schools Make Clean Sweep of Custodians; the Duval District Says It Plans to Rebid Its Contract for Those Services
Byline: JOE LIGHT The Duval County school system plans to rebid its contract for custodial services, potentially ending a multimillion-dollar relationship with Aramark Corp. The Philadelphia-based company filed a notice with the state that it will...
STATE SALES TAX HOLIDAY; Stock Up, Save Money, Prepare Now for Storms
Byline: DAVID BAUERLEIN Florida's annual sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through June 12. No state or local sales tax will be charged on qualifying items. In Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, that...
St. Marys Nearer Recycling Plan; Council Approves the Concept, but No Contract Has Been Let
Byline: GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS -- Supporters urging city officials to start a curbside recycling program got good news Tuesday -- sort of. The St. Marys City Council unanimously voted to approve the concept, but no contract has been negotiated...
Straight Talk Program on Teen Sexuality Returns; the Program Now Focuses on Educating Middle-Schoolers
Byline: CODY PEARCE Straight Talk, an annual campaign to educate teenagers about sexual activity and the consequences that can follow, returns today for a 12th year. This year's show "Teens & Sex ... The Real Truth" debuts at 6 p.m. on Comcast...
Sure-Footed Cooks Think of Their Feet
Byline: Dan Macdonald Today, I am happy to tell you that I'm writing about a cooking mishap that didn't involve me going to the emergency room. The other morning when I went out to put the golf clubs in the car, my neighbor and golfing partner...
Thomas Is a Star, No Doubt; after an October Ordeal, FSU's Second Baseman Is Enjoying a Career Season
Byline: BOB THOMAS TALLAHASSEE -- Tony Thomas Jr. has doled out more than his share of hits this season -- 107 to be exact -- but only after absorbing two blows that threatened to keep him off the field. It's hard to imagine Florida State as...
Tree Tales: A Matter of Patience - and Squirrels
Byline: Anne Sponholtz Watching my garden grow has been quite interesting over the years. Not just the flowers, plants or shrubs, but particularly the trees. When we first moved into our house many years ago, we planted five dogwood trees in a row...
T-U 2
2 CENTS Sports is entertainment. Sports is business. Officials at the LPGA Samsung Invitational are aware of that. That's why they invited Michelle Wie to their elite 20-player field, even though the 17-year-old has barely played this year because...
T-YOU; Rants & Raves Reader Wonders: Why Is Bush Camp Upset with 'Irrelevant' Ex-President?
If the Bush administration deems the remarks by former President Carter as "irrelevant," why are they so upset about them? Could it be that Carter struck a nerve when he told the truth, a view millions of Americans hold? Carter made many mistakes as...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.