The Florida Times Union

Articles from June 8, 2014

2014 EVE Awards; Outstanding Women Honored EDUCATION KELLY DELANEY Perfecting the Art of Molding Young Adults
Byline: Sandy Strickland The Times-Union has been recognizing the outstanding women of Northeast Florida with the EVE Awards since 1969. This year's EVE Awards, which were given out Friday, went to Kelly Delaney in the field of education, Tammy...
2014 EVE Awards; Outstanding Women Honored EMPLOYMENT CONNIE HODGES United Way Leader Brings Caring Attitude
Byline: Sandy Strickland The Times-Union has been recognizing the outstanding women of Northeast Florida with the EVE Awards since 1969. This year's EVE Awards, which were given out Friday, went to Kelly Delaney in the field of education, Tammy...
2014 EVE Awards; Outstanding Women Honored LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PEGGY BRYAN Arborist Wants to Show That People 'Matter'
Byline: Sandy Strickland The Times-Union has been recognizing the outstanding women of Northeast Florida with the EVE Awards since 1969. This year's EVE Awards, which were given out Friday, went to Kelly Delaney in the field of education, Tammy...
2014 EVE Awards; Outstanding Women Honored VOLUNTEER SERVICE TAMMY MCGUIRE Advocate for Foster Families Shares the Love
Byline: Sandy Strickland The Times-Union has been recognizing the outstanding women of Northeast Florida with the EVE Awards since 1969. This year's EVE Awards, which were given out Friday, went to Kelly Delaney in the field of education, Tammy...
50 Years Later - Much Work Left to Be Done; St. Augustine Blacks See Vacuum of Opportunity, Leadership in City
Byline: Sheldon Gardner Fifty years is a long time for some people. For those who remember St. Augustine in the 1960s, 50 years hasn't been long enough to remove the memories of discrimination. "My concern was to see the black and white signs...
A Hand Up Helps to Save a Life
Byline: Frank Denton Kids these days. Self-absorbed, clueless, unmotivated, value-less, pants or necklines way down there, hypnotized by the smartphone, all a-Twitter or lost in Instagram. Why, in my day ... In your day, we had kids like Willie...
Area Golf Notebook; Timuquana Cup Earns Major Amateur Status
Byline: Garry Smits The Timuquana Cup has gained national recognition after only its third playing last month. The 54-hole mid-amateur and senior amateur event at the Timuquana Country Club has been added to Golfweek's list of major amateur golf...
Around the Region
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Bookmarks
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport WIVES LIVES Author Lily Koppel discusses "The Astronaut's Wives Club: A True Story," an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the families of our early spacemen, in our area twice this week. On Monday at 3:30 p.m....
City Council Is Set to Scrutinize Pension-Reform Bill, May Seek to Amend It
Byline: David Bauerlein The City Council's rejection last year of pension-reform legislation delivered the sudden impact of a head-on car crash - council President Bill Gulliford yanked the bill out of the regular committee process and called it...
Defensive Stand Lifts Sharks; as Offense Struggles, Defense Comes Up Big, Including Final Drive
Byline: Don Coble A handful of defensive players huddled during halftime Saturday and they vowed to put the entire Jacksonville Sharks team on their backs. And while the Sharks shut out Spokane in the second half and defensive back Terrance Smith...
Dolphin Depot Plans Are on Hold
Byline: Roger Bull Apartment developers have purchased the former Dolphin Depot property on First Street in Jacksonville Beach, but plans are on hold for it right now. Dolphin Depot LLC, an entity of KAE Apartments, paid $1,890,000 for three...
Do Primary Defeats Indicate Gender Issues in Politics?
Byline: Walter C. Jones ATLANTA | Between candidate qualifying and the May 20 primary, a number of credible female candidates disappeared from the Republican slate, raising the question of whether the GOP has a gender problem. Women with some...
Fan Injured in Stadium Fall
A 24-year-old man fell about 42 feet from the third level at EverBank Field onto the second-level concourse Saturday during the soccer match between the United States and Nigeria. The man was taken to a hospital and is listed in critical condition,...
Fans of 'Hunger Games' Will Enjoy This One, Too
Byline: June Weltman THE TESTING Author: Joelle Charbonneau Data: Houghton Mifflin, 344 pages, hardcover $17.99, ages 12 and older Cia's father says good-bye with a serious warning - "trust no one." She's been selected for The Testing,...
For College Friends Both Moved by the Spirit, Love Came Naturally
Byline: Claire Reed Love founded in faith and friendship is a cord not easily broken. Mac Merritt and Katie Cottrell met in August 2012 through a mutual friend at Georgia Tech. Jacksonville native Mac and Colorado Mountain girl Katie - both...
Gage Gets His Ride on the Waves; Brooks Rehab Program Helps People with Disabilities Connect with Others
Byline: Meredith Rutland Gage Burns spent months counting down the days until he'd slide on a surfboard and speed across Jacksonville Beach waves again. When the 14-year-old Arkansas boy got in his grandparents' car Saturday morning to drive...
Giving Back Jeyssa Hernandez; Reading Buddy to Kids Honors Teacher Who Encouraged Her
Byline: Aaron Badida When people volunteer, they can change lives - including their own. Each week in Reason, we will highlight a volunteer's story of giving back and how that selfless act was a true revelation. The volunteer project is a collaboration...
If Your Bank Is Insured, So Is Your Own Money; by Federal Law, the FDIC Must Pay You off Quickly and Fully If a Bank Fails
Byline: Carole Fader Times-Union readers want to know: I read in an email that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. can have 99 years to repay your money if your bank fails. Is that true? An independent agency, the FDIC was created in the aftermath...
Jacksonville Is the Southeast Soccer Capital
Byline: Gene Frenette There's been some debate in recent years about which major pro sport, after the NFL, would have the best shot at a long-term future in Jacksonville. While mayor Alvin Brown makes an occasional push for the NBA, it's clear...
Man Works to Rebuild Life after Charges Dropped; after Being Accused of Hiding Booze in 2012, Businessman Eiras Sees All Charges Dismissed
Byline: Larry Hannan It sounded like a bootlegging case from the 1930s. Jacksonville businessman C.J. Eiras was arrested in August 2012 on 70 criminal charges that accused him of hiding or moving booze with the intent to defraud the state of...
More Than Just Patriotism; Record Number of Fans Make Day Special for U.S. National Team
Byline: Justin Barney Julia Sroba was too far back in the crowd to see over the masses of soccer fans in front of her. No problem. She just hopped on the shoulders of friend Becca Wann and started snapping photos as members of the United States...
New Deal for 49ers Quarterback Lucrative, but Team-Friendly
Byline: Vito Stellino 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may never be a Tom Brady on the field, but appears ready to emulate him off the field. Brady usually took less money than Peyton Manning over the last decade to give the Patriots more money...
News Quiz
1. It's been almost 20 year since the O.J. Simpson saga began after the killings of his wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. One of Simpson's good friends was on his trial team. Who was it? A. the one whose family is on a reality show...
Next Up, World Cup; EverBank Crowd of 52,000 Sees Jozy Altidore Score 2 Goals
Byline: Clayton Freeman Jozy Altidore couldn't have picked a better time to snap a six-month slump. The athletic striker netted both American goals, including a spectacular second-half finish, firing the United States off to the World Cup in...
Ocean Adventure Offers Feel-Good Message
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport TURTLE ISLAND Author and illustrator: Kevin Sherry Data: Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, ages 4 to 8 Like all good storytellers, author Kevin Sherry wastes no words. Readers open "Turtle Island" and...
Pension Deal Won't Work
Byline: Tom Majdanics Jacksonville's public pension crisis is the defining public policy challenge of our time. Decisions will have a considerable long-term impact on Jacksonville's quality of life. As a concerned citizen who has closely analyzed...
Pension Proposal Would Produce Solid Savings
Byline: Ron Littlepage The devil is where you usually find him, in the details. With the proposed pension reform plan now in the hands of the City Council, some of those details are coming into focus. The city's actuary says the agreement...
Regency Olive Garden Will Be Rebuilt
Byline: Sandy Strickland Dear Call Box: Are they going to rebuild the Olive Garden that burned down in the Regency area? I keep looking in the newspaper for the building permits to see if they've issued any, and I drive by there frequently. I'm...
'Shrek the Musical' Is on Its Way to Alhambra
Byline: Charlie Patton "Shrek the Musical," which ran on Broadway 2008-10 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, opens Wednesday at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. Shows will be nightly except Mondays through July 27, with...
Southern League Notebook; Smokies' Bryant on Hot Pace
Byline: Jeff Elliott If the Southern League named an MVP at the end of the first-half season, Tennessee infielder Kris Bryant would be a runaway winner. Bryant has put up numbers that most players won't achieve by the end of the regular season....
Taxes Still Paid on Underwater Properties
Byline: Terry Dickson ST. SIMONS ISLAND | If you just look at the addresses and appraised values in the tax records, you think you've uncovered a scandal. There are about 45 lots on the beach on the south end of St. Simons Island that county...
THE FOSSIL MAN; Finds Surpass 500,000, Including Some Species Previously Unknown to Georgia
Byline: Terry Dickson WAYNESVILLE | Chet Kirby found his first fossil in 1969. It was a shark's tooth he found at the old MacKay River bridge when the St. Simons causeway still had only two lanes. That was more than 500,000 pieces ago - and...
The Seminole Club Revisited; Built in 1903, Vacant since 2004, What Does the Future Hold?
Byline: Roger Bull Once Jacksonville's power brokers met there to drink brandy and smoke cigars. Now the talk is about fiberglass lollipops on the front porch and children's birthday parties upstairs. The Seminole Club has sat empty for a decade,...
The Summer of '64, Memories of Turmoil; the Historic Civil Rights Crisis Affected Fathers and Their Sons
Byline: Stuart Korfhage This is part of an occasional series looking back on St. Augustine's civil rights struggles in 1963 and 1964. Raymond Warren remembers being handed guns as a 7-year-old in the summer of 1964. In fact, he recalls all...
Thousands of Kids Are Receiving Help
Around the corner from Englewood High School is a center that is making a difference for the students in the area. It's called a Full Service School, but it isn't a school in the traditional sense. It provides services outside the classroom,...
Time Right to Get Tripletail on Georgia Coast; Good Action Is Often Close to Shore for 'Free-Swimming' Fish
Byline: Bob McNally ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. | Tripletail show up about March in Georgia. But unstable weather and a late spring delayed action this year. In recent weeks, however, tripletail have shown in force, and good fishing has kicked into high...
Too Early for Jags to Be Thinking about Opener? OTA and Camp Focus about Getting Better, but Eagles Won't Be Routine
Byline: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars aren't peeking ahead. The team continues to focus on itself with four more organized team activities this coming week, followed by a three-day mandatory minicamp June 17-19. However, the season opener isn't...
WR Deals Shorts Should Study
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Last week, Seattle signed receiver Doug Baldwin to a three-year, $13 million contract that includes $8.5 million guaranteed. Baldwin's resume: Three years, 46 games, 130 catches, 1,932 yards and 12 touchdowns. Compare...
Your Voices; Citizens Have Their Own Water Withdrawal Plans
Central Florida is facing a water shortage by 2035, and some of the state's water management districts have proposed a plan (see background at http://tinyurl.com/mo3yxvy) to take water from Florida's various rivers, lakes and streams to keep the area...
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