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Articles from October 13, 2016

ACC Notebook; 'It Was an Execution Thing,' Miami Kicker Explains
Byline: Garry Smits Miami kicker Michael Badgley has reversed the narrative of the UM-FSU series. He's the one having to explain what went wrong, rather than an FSU kicker. Badgley's potential game-tying extra point was blocked by Walker last...
A.M. Briefing
CSX $455M PROFIT BEATS EXPECTATIONS CSX Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $455 million. The Jacksonville-based company said it had profit of 48 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate...
Armada, Indy Settle for Draw
Byline: Clayton Freeman A four-day hurricane delay didn't break the Jacksonville Armada's defensive fortress. But the team's attack was still stuck in port. A night of transition - Jacksonville's first game since announcing Mark Lowry as the...
Church Proves to Be Beacon of Renewal amid Hurricane Matthew
Byline: Terry Dickson ST. SIMONS ISLAND | Arthur Pittman has a nice house on the water that has always kept him safe and dry. With Hurricane Matthew headed north last week, Pittman figured it could get dangerous and wet. And you have to figure...
Ex-Officer Gets Plea Deal in Beating; Akinyemi Borisade Is Given One Day in Jail, $655 in Fines, Fees
Byline: Larry Hannan Former Jacksonville probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade reached a plea deal that allows him to avoid getting a criminal record for beating a woman who was handcuffed and in police custody. Borisade, 27, pleaded...
Hurricane's Gone, So Is Pension Crisis
It's a new fiscal year for Jacksonville and, like the departure of Hurricane Matthew, a huge cloud has lifted from the city's future. Thanks to the superb leadership of Mayor Lenny Curry and his team, the city now has an answer for its huge unfunded...
Improving VA Conditions Highlight First Morning of National Convention
Byline: Joe Daraskevich A group of current and retired military sailors who are gathered in Jacksonville this week for a national convention listened closely Wednesday as a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs explained how the...
Jacksonville Journal
WTA PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT FUNDRAISER Katrina Adams, the first African-American and youngest president of the U.S. Tennis Association, will be guest speaker at Thursday's fundraiser for Jacksonville's MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation. The 20th...
Jaguars Notebook; More Rushing Yards, Better Game
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Ten days later, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles continued to insist becoming a Scrambling Man wasn't his intention in the 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts. But ... "More so, I just went into the game and wanted...
JEA Apologizes for Not Restoring Power on Time; 'It's My Fault, CEO McElroy Says, for Missing Monday Midnight Deadline
Byline: Sebastian Kitchen & Andrew Pantazi The chief executive of Jacksonville's electric company said he regrets setting a Monday night deadline to restore power and not delivering to thousands left in the dark for almost a week after Hurricane...
More Than 400 Entrepreneurs Expected to Attend Conference; Event Is Designed to Provide Intense Focus on Small-Business Startups
Byline: Drew Dixon The second-annual Innovation Connection Conference is heading to downtown Jacksonville Saturday in hopes of filling the city's core with the buzz of entrepreneurs and budding business startups. Organized by the Jax Community...
NASCAR Notebook; Pressure on at Kansas with Talladega Looming
Byline: Don Coble With the treacherous Talladega Superspeedway just two races away, every playoff driver - with the exception of race winner Jimmie Johnson - left the Charlotte Motor Speedway with their cars and emotions in a twisted heap. Kevin...
Police Looking for Truck in Hit-and-Run That Killed Teen; Skateboarder, 16, Was Struck in St. Augustine
Dalton Lee Kuhn was apparently skateboarding when he was hit by a pickup truck Monday night on Florida 312 near the bridge over St. Augustine's Matanzas River. Now his family and friends are mourning the 16-year-old's hit-and-run death as St. Augustine...
Scott: Investigate Sewage Spills; JEA Reported about 70 Releases of Sewage Caused by Power Outages
Byline: Steve Patterson Gov. Rick Scott told state environmental officials Wednesday to investigate sewage releases that happened around the state during Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine. "We must do all we can to protect our natural resources...
Scouting Report
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran GAME 5 JAGUARS AT BEARS 1 p.m., Sunday ABOUT THE BEARS - Chicago is 1-4, its worst five-game start since 2005, when the Bears also started 1-4 on their way to a 5-11 season. The Bears have been outscored 126-85...
Setting Sail against Amendment 1; Solar Boaters Join Effort against Measure in 'David and Goliath' Campaign
Byline: Giuseppe Sabella Captain Carter Quillen and First Mate Diane Eggers, partners in both boating and life, brought their solar-powered concrete boat to Jacksonville on Tuesday and urged Floridians to vote against Amendment 1 on Nov. 8. The...
Strength against Strength Matchup; UF's Top-Rated Pass Defense Faces Missouri's Lock
Byline: Patrick Pinak GAINESVILLE | With the Southeastern Conference passing leader coming to town, Florida's secondary isn't shying away from the challenge. In fact, All-SEC cornerback Jalen Tabor responded confidently and succinctly when asked...
Tennis Is Used to Create Hope for Youth
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee Twenty years ago, MaliVai Washington had this revolutionary idea. The tennis champion, who in 1996 advanced to the men's singles final at Wimbledon, began thinking about how the game of tennis had provided the underpinnings...
THE MAYO CLINIC 'PUT US ON THE MAP'; Opened 30 Years Ago, It Brought Prestige, Innovation and a Commitment to Patients
Byline: Charlie Patton The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville opened to patients 30 years ago, including 2,700 people from 30 states who already made appointments. By today's standards, the facility was a small scale operation: One medical building,...
Tour Notebook; Burnout Not on Agenda for Player of the Year
Byline: Garry Smits Even at the moment honoring his greatest PGA Tour season, Dustin Johnson not only admitted that he had some work to do, but that he could apply himself a little harder in the upcoming season. That said, he won't turn into...
Troopers Head Home, Most Power Restored; Most Roads Open on St. Simons; Caution Still Urged in Parks
Byline: Terry Dickson ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. | The sight of 10 Georgia state troopers and five Motor Carrier Compliance officers posing in a semicircle at the island's fishing pier may be a sign that things are getting back to normal after Hurricane...
Veteran Posluszny Is off to Great Start; Jaguars Linebacker Playing at 'Phenomenal' Level Thus Far, According to Bradley
Byline: Hays Carlyon Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny turned 32 on Monday, but he isn't slowing down. The 10-year veteran was expected to have to fight off second-round rookie Myles Jack to retain his starting spot this season. The...
Wolford on Run Helping Wake; Former BK QB Adds New Dimension Heading into Game against Seminoles
Byline: Garry Smits One of the biggest reasons for Wake Forest's turnaround this season is the offensive line is enabling former Bishop Kenny quarterback John Wolford to work from an upright position. Even though Florida State has struggled on...
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