The Florida Times Union

Articles from February 19, 2008

A.M. Stir
Byline: LAURA CAPITANO SITES TO SEE FINALLY! A USE FOR THOSE RECORD ALBUM COVERS! "Sleeveface" was a new term to me, but after about five seconds on www.sleeveface.com, the concept was clear. First, take a record album cover featuring a human...
Anti-Crime Group Gets Perspective, Tips from Youth; High School and College Students Share Opinions
Byline: TIA MITCHELL Jacksonville Journey's Positive Youth Development subcommittee has met several times, trying to come up with ways to curb the city's violent crime rate through programs that support and encourage those who otherwise might venture...
BATTERY OF THE FUTURE? UNF Receives a Defense Grant to Develop a Fuel Cell for Military Laptops
Byline: DAVID HUNT Think of all those portable electronics you love dying at just the wrong time. Cell phone batteries that cut calls. Portable music players that kick the band off stage during even the wildest guitar solo. Laptop computers that...
Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT All games at 7 p.m. today REGION 1-6A Mandarin (22-7) at Orange Park (26-2), Winter Park (28-1) at Winter Springs (25-3) Outlook: The fourth meeting of the season between these district rivals will have plenty of supporters...
Clear Channel Sues to Sell Stations; It Wants Rhode Island Company to Honor Its Agreement to Buy 56 TV Outlets
Byline: MARK BASCH With negotiations to sell its group of television stations continuing to drag on, Clear Channel Communications Inc. has gone to court to try to close the deal. Clear Channel filed a lawsuit Friday asking a Delaware court to...
FLORIDA STATE PREVIEW; for FSU, Omaha at Stake College World Series Is Always the Goal, Says the Longtime Coach
Byline: BOB THOMAS TALLAHASSEE - Though seven seasons have passed since the Florida State baseball team made its last College World Series appearance, the goal remains the same for Mike Martin's program. Entering his 29th season, Martin isn't...
Georgia's Front Porch Needs a Good Spring Cleaning; A Countywide Litter Control Effort Will Be Launched Wednesday
Byline: GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS -- Camden County has been described as Georgia's front porch because it's the first place people see when they cross the Florida border heading north on Interstate 95. Local public officials, civic organizations...
Greg Kilcrease A Role Model for Kids
Byline: Charlie Patton Greg Kilcrease has a business card that identifies him as the "technology coordinator" for Metro Kids Konnection. But that doesn't explain why he spent Saturday ferrying a group of Jacksonville kids to Ribault Middle School...
JUVENILE JUSTICE; Missouri Shows 'Em
Florida's juvenile justice system must change from "get tough" to "get smart," says the Blueprint Commission on Juvenile Justice in a new report. Florida is starting to get it. The state of Missouri, in contrast, is a national leader in the "get...
Live in a Landmark: Residence Plans for Old School Renewed; Preservationists Lament Neglect; Developers Say Plan Is Viable
Byline: CHARLIE PATTON In 1981, the decision by the Ida M. Stevens Foundation to buy the Annie Lytle School appeared to be the perfect opportunity to repeat a preservation triumph in Jacksonville. Instead it has resulted in more than a quarter-century...
Long Road Ahead for Blast Victims; Doctors Say Recovering from Third-Degree Burns Is a Tough Balancing Act
Byline: TOM CORWIN AUGUSTA -- Fred Mullins had a newly unboxed cell phone on his desk last week, but he wasn't using it yet. "They gave me a phone but didn't give me a phone number," he said with a laugh. The medical director of the Joseph...
LSU Suspends QB Perrilloux
LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules, leaving his status unclear for the start of spring practice Feb. 29. Coach Les Miles did not elaborate on the violation in his statement Monday...
Nationwide Tour on Global Road Trip; Travel Is on the Agenda for the Early Season on Developmental Tour
Byline: GARRY SMITS Four countries. Two hemispheres. Almost 25,000 frequent-flyer miles. Welcome to the Nationwide Tour, circa 2008, where the first month of the schedule would daunt the most resolute jet-setter. While most Nationwide...
Ospreys on the Move at Hayt; UNF Fights through Weather to Move within Two Shots of the Lead
Byline: HAYS CARLYON Monday was moving day at the Hayt Collegiate Invitational and the University of North Florida took full advantage. Led by Jeff Dennis and Michael O'Neal, the Ospreys rolled to a 1-over-par 289 at Sawgrass Country Club to...
Pros Take Early Lead in Underwood Cup; Some Clutch Putting Gives the Professional Team a 7-5 Lead
Byline: GARRY SMITS The professional team in the 17th annual Underwood Cup Matches had gone 1-3-1 since 2003 largely because of putting: the amateur team made more putts, and made them in crucial situations. It was a situation pro captain Todd...
Schools Destroy Remaining Recalled Beef; No Illnesses Have Been Reported, but Ware and Coffee Counties Had Cases of the Meat Left Over
Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI Ware County school officials must destroy cases of meat products from a California slaughterhouse that federal authorities have shut down. On Sunday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled 143 million pounds of...
Slow Home Sales Up North Cooling Florida's Growth; A Sluggish Housing Market Is Slowing Migration South
Byline: STEVE PATTERSON America's collapsed housing bubble is also taking the air out of Florida's growth, say analysts pondering why the state's population is rising slower than usual. The problem, they say, is that people in Rust Belt states...
Steep Learning Curve
Byline: MICHAEL DIROCCO They won two national championships, but it's a big step to the NBA. The second half of the season is set to begin, which is a good time to do a quick evaluation of the five rookies from the University of Florida: Corey Brewer,...
The Point of Points
Byline: SCOTT KENDRICK NASCAR adopted a points system in 1968. Before then, the championship was based on money earnings alone. After tinkering with various systems, the current one has been in place since 1975. The Daytona 500 might be the most...
This Generation Should Add a New Riverfront Park as a Legacy
Byline: Ronald L. Littlepage The storm clouds moved in yesterday, but Saturday was a bluebird day in Jacksonville. The temperature hovered around 80 degrees. The sky was clear and the February sun was warm. It was a magnificent day for sitting...
Use Pesticides Carefully and Sparingly
Byline: PAULA LAMB Q: Is now a good time to spray my lawn for insects? No, now is not a good time to spray for insects. Over time, we have become aware of the long term, ill-effect that blanket application of pesticides (and herbicides) can do...
Victory Suits Newman Fine; but the Daytona Winner Is Adjusting to His New Wardrobe and Schedule
Byline: DON COBLE DAYTONA BEACH - The first stop on Ryan Newman's whirlwind victory tour Monday was to buy a suit. Newman's race team came to the Daytona International Speedway prepared to win Sunday's Daytona 500. They brought a jet-fast Dodge....
Vocalists, Musicians Shine in Verdi Opera; la Traviata Performed in Grand Style at the Times-Union Center
Byline: ANGELA BUSSONE When La Traviata premiered in Venice in 1853, it was considered a disaster, and its controversial moral subject matter at the time was not taken well. Today, the opera is known as a masterpiece and a standard among major...
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