The Florida Times Union

Articles from January 25, 2010

Candidates Juggle Duties, Campaigning; Ethical Constraints Are a Factor along with a Very Busy Schedule
Byline: WALTER C. JONES ATLANTA - The huge war chests needed now to run for governor means longer campaigns as candidates begin fundraising 18-24 months before the election. For those serving in the General Assembly or Congress, it requires some...
Can You Solve the Mystery of the Flag Box? A Man Left Years Worth of His Memorabilia from the Navy
Byline: BRIDGET MURPHY On a day not long ago, Billy Sermons used a paper towel to wipe dust off the shadow box with the flag inside. It was in the same spot it's been the last 17 months - nestled between the cash register in the back of his family's...
Car Prices, Peyton Gets Tough and the Missing Jobs Strategy
Byline: PHIL FRETZ First, the good news: The Tata Nano, billed as the world's most inexpensive car, is expected to hit U.S. dealership showroom floors in 2013. In India, where it's made, a new Nano sells for the equivalent of just $2,500 in U.S....
Despite Dip in Earnings, Analysts Still Backing CSX
Byline: MARK BASCH Although CSX Corp.'s stock dropped sharply last week after its disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report, analysts generally maintained their good long-term outlook for the Jacksonville-based railroad company. CSX's stock...
Family Unsure of Coed's Fate; She Was Reported Dead by a TV Station; No Official Word
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON Relatives of a college student from Southeast Georgia missing in Haiti said Sunday night they have no confirmation of news reports that her body had been found. But the extent of earthquake damage at the hotel where she...
First Coast Internet Business Goes Global; All of the Company's Income Comes from Internet Transactions
Byline: KEVIN TURNER In the digital age, a business model can be based on pretty much anything. Take Jacksonville-based BinaryNow Inc., for example. Its customers buy from the company via their computers using an intangible payment method and...
HELL ON HAITI: A VIEW FROM ABOVE; Navy Crew Sets out to Capture Images of a Shattered Landscape
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Even from 12,500 feet in the air, even in black and white, the devastation in Haiti is unmistakable. Crumbled buildings, toppled shipping containers, destroyed homes: The scenes of...
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER; Forrest's Ewalu Isn't Typical Senior Versatile Team Captain from Cameroon Has a Grown-Up Perspective, and He's Just 15
Byline: FRANCINE KING Forrest boys soccer player Cyril Ewalu won't be the first to bring it up, but he has an unconventional perspective for a senior, first-year coach Jon Getsy said. That's because Ewalu, who has 12 goals and 10 assists for...
'I'm Going to Prison,' Says Haleigh's Dad; FROM BEHIND BARS Ron Cummings Talks about Drug Charges, His Relationship with Misty
Byline: DANA TREEN From his one-man cell at the Flagler County jail Sunday, Ronald Cummings said he hasn't been questioned yet about the disappearance of his daughter, Haleigh, but said her still open case made him a target. "They told me their...
Jacksonville at Savannah State
When: 7 p.m. today. Where: Tiger Arena, Savannah. Radio: WJXL (1010 AM). PROBABLE STARTERS: DOLPHINS (10-8, 7-3) 41 Lehmon Colbert, F, 6-6 Avg.: 11.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg. 44 Glenn Powell, C, 6-5 Avg.: 4.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg. 10 Ayron...
Matanzas Proposal Pits Rights vs. Quality; the New Designation Would Place New Rules on River Development
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON Pat Hamilton and Brian Berg both say they love the marshy, unspoiled Matanzas River. What divides them is how to keep it unspoiled. Hamilton, who co-owns a fish camp on the river, is part of a neighborhood group asking...
Money: Reason Freshmen Drop out; This Is Why 44 Percent of College Students Leave after First Year
Byline: MATT COLEMAN The bills were stacking up, and she said paying rent took precedence over taking classes. Financial aid covered textbooks and tuition, but he couldn't have anticipated how quickly the cost of food and other necessities racked...
Nemours Wins Battle to Build Orlando Hospital; Company Spent Years Trying for $380M Project
Byline: JEREMY COX ORLANDO - High atop the overpass that doubles as the Lake Nona development's gateway, the full measure of Central Florida's burgeoning "medical city" is laid bare. The Burnham Institute, the massive medical research hub that...
NFL NOTEBOOK; Garrard Heads to Pro Bowl
The NFL will announce today that Jaguars quarterback David Garrard will be the third quarterback for the AFC in the Pro Bowl in Miami on Saturday night. Garrard was named because Peyton Manning is playing in the Super Bowl and three other quarterbacks...
No Regrets; She Has a 'Heart Unafraid' Sharon Snow Made a Dramatic Move in 2009 and Is Happy She Did
Byline: SARA CONRAD When Sharon Snow flew from Oregon, her home state, to work on a weeks-long project in Jacksonville in 2004, she had no idea she would someday live here. But in 2008, Snow was offered a promotion as a paralegal specialist with...
RECRUITING NOTEBOOK; QB Murphy Commits to Gators
Byline: HAYS CARLYON Florida may have experienced everything this recruiting weekend. Apparently, the Gators gained a commitment, postponed a commitment and perhaps lost one as well. Florida, ranked first in the country by every major recruiting...
SPECIAL CHEER; Help for Haiti
First Coast residents have been deeply moved by the mind-numbing casualty reports coming from earthquake-ravaged Haiti. "Tens of thousands of people were feared dead ," one Reuters report began, "... buried beneath demolished schools, hospitals...
Students Wary of Textbook Rental; However, Vendors Have a Positive Outlook for the New System
Byline: MATT COLEMAN The tried-and-true trajectory of the college textbook has remained mostly unchanged for decades. Step one: spend hundreds on a back-breakingly heavy assortment of novels, manuals and manuscripts. Step two: dog-ear pages...
Surrogate Parents Fill Needs of Special Kids; Children with Learning Disabilities Gain Extra Help from Volunteers
Byline: DEIRDRE CONNER When children become wards of the state, a flood of new people come into their lives - investigators, caseworkers, psychologists, guardians and foster parents. But when those children have learning disabilities, none of those...
TAKING THE PLUNGE? NOT WITH FINANCES; When It Comes to Investing, Women Are More Concerned Than Men about Losing Money, Experts Say
Byline: HEATHER LOVEJOY Whether a person shudders at the thought of financial risk or gets a rush seems to depend greatly on gender. Studies show that even if they're not thrill-seekers, men are more willing to take risks that could bring big...
Tebow Determined to Be Draftable QB; the Ex-Florida QB Is Not Swayed by Talk of New Position in NFL
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO MOBILE, Ala. - It was a simple statement, given in response to a question about whether Tim Tebow will spend any time catching passes during Senior Bowl practices this week. Seven words, and they left no doubt that Tebow...
Tebow Knows TV Ad Will Create Buzz; the Super Bowl Spot with Mom Likely Has Anti-Abortion Theme
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO MOBILE, Ala. - Tim Tebow's appearance in a anti-abortion television ad that will air during the Super Bowl has generated some positive and negative buzz in the blogosphere. Tebow said he knew his decision to appear in...
Trading Talent for Charitable Subjects; Artists Provide Photo Shoots in Exchange for Haiti Relief Donations
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON Photos of broken bodies and ruined towns have riveted the world's attention on Haiti for almost two weeks. Sunday, photos became a way for people in Jacksonville to help. Outside a shop on Park Street in Five Points,...
T-U 2
MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE OLYMPICS General Electric Co. said Friday that it would lose more money - about $250 million - than previously indicated on its coverage of next month's Winter Olympics in Vancouver, through its subsidiary, NBC. NBC said earlier...
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