The Florida Times Union

Articles from August 6, 2017

Area Golf Notebook; Local Players Set for Florida Senior Open
Byline: Garry Smits A sizable local contingent of players will compete in the 41st Florida Senior Open Aug. 11-13 at the Imperial Golf Club East and West Courses in Naples. The group is led by two area Northern Chapter PGA members, Brad Rollinson...
Armada Fall in Puerto Rico
Byline: Clayton Freeman The new faces arrived. The goals didn't. The Armada introduced two of its attacking newcomers, but the scoring problems continued in a 1-0 loss against Puerto Rico FC Saturday at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon,...
A Treasure of Prose and Youthful Wit; Nover Relates Charming Story of Adventure
Byline: The U.S. Girls Book Club COASTAL TREASURE Author: Mark Griffis Data: Bent Tree Creek Press, 311 pages, $14.95 paperback St. Johns author Mark Griffis' debut novel "Coastal Treasure," takes you on the journey of two spunky adolescent...
Bigger Isn't Always Better
Byline: Mark Woods Never mind where the mayor goes next. Thanks to some of you, I'd like to hop in the car and head to Chattanooga, Tenn., and Greenville, S.C. Let me backtrack. In the wake of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry's going to Kansas...
Bowling
HONOR SCORES Men: Jason Davis 300, 274 (796), Derrick McCullough 287 (710), Daniel Mayo 279, 255 (760), Mike Rannie 279 (701), Jim Mahoney 279, Paul Apolinario 278 (761), Nick Hyzer (758), Mark Freeman 267, 256 (751), Dan Cook (725), Kevin Morris...
By Numbers: Looking at First Eight Practices
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran A by the numbers look at the Jaguars' first eight training camp practices (six in pads): - The Jaguars have run 574 plays of 11-on-11, an average of 71.8 per workout. - Quarterback statistics: Blake Bortles - 283 snaps,...
Calling Restorers of Old Ham Radios
Byline: Sandy Strickland Dear Call Box: My husband's birthday list included restoration of his Hallicrafter S22R, the first ham radio he got when he was a teenager. I was referred to someone with the Jacksonville Antique Radio Society who said the...
Fact Check: What Rights Do Migrants Have to Sue in Our Courts?
Byline: Carole Fader Times-Union readers want to know: Is it true that the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can't sue anyone if they feel they've been abused or mistreated? The post is not true. FactCheck.org...
For Ex-Jag, Symptoms of CTE Are Painful, Real
Byline: Gene Frenette When the most detailed study ever conducted on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy came out this week from Boston University - revealing that 110 of 111 cadavers from the brains of former NFL players had varying levels of CTE...
From Queen to Homeless Veteran; Agencies See Urgent Needs for Female Vets; Paperwork Bogs Down the Process
Byline: Joe Daraskevich At first it was comfortable living out of a Chevy Equinox. Rannay Robinson moved bags filled with belongings so they blocked the windows and reclined her seats so she could sprawl out a little. The 22-year-old college...
Fulfill the Promises of Consolidation
Byline: Chris Hand Aug. 8, 1967, was a watershed moment for Jacksonville. Faced with government corruption, fiscal instability and disaccredited schools, Duval County citizens voted to consolidate county and city governments into a single city...
Furry Food Testers Make Mayor's Meal Safe
Byline: Terry Dickson Suffering from sedan lag after his week long vacation, Terry Dickson was only up to one column this week. We offer instead some correspondence from the Hon. Mayor Bubba Gene Hightower of Pond Scoggin, Ga., detailing his recent...
Giving Back Crystal Whiteside-Lemon; Veteran Hasn't Given Up Her Love of Service Long after Her Naval Career
Byline: Nancy Winckler-Zuniga Crystal Whiteside-Lemon remembers volunteering to sing in a youth choir when she was in seventh grade. One day, while she and her mother were at a local grocery store, the song "Matchmaker" played over the loudspeaker....
Golf Roundup
I.K. Kim stood on the first tee at the Women's British Open and seemed to have everything going against her. The wind was rising. Heavy rain was falling. The temperature was dropping. If that wasn't enough, Inbee Park had just toured Kingsbarns...
Inside the AFC
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran - Second-year Tennessee tailback Derrick Henry - "The Yulee Bulldozer" - is earning praise at Titans camp. "He could be a No. 1 on most teams, and he will be the No. 1 one day," center Ben Jones told the team's website. "He...
Inside the NFC
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran - Minnesota left tackle Rashod Hill, a Jacksonville native who attended Ed White High and was on the Jaguars' practice squad last year, is working with the Vikings' first team because of Riley Reiff's back injury. In a Minneapolis...
Jacksonville Symphony; More Musicians - and More Music
Byline: Charlie Patton His first two seasons as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony represented "a lot of institutional change," says Courtney Lewis. During those first two seasons, Robert Massey was hired as president & CEO of the...
Jacksonville Symphony; New Assistant Symphony Conductor Found Inspiration as Drum Major
Byline: Charlie Patton Deanna Tham traces her desire to be a music conductor to her three years as a drum major at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, Calif. "That was not really conducting," Tham, the new assistant conductor of the Jacksonville...
Let's Renew Promises of Consolidation
Nearly 50 years ago the people of Jacksonville boldly voted to combine the city and county governments. On Aug. 8, 1967, every major demographic group of the city and county voted to consolidate. It was a bold move because it required an incredible...
LGBT Advocates Thankful for Local Discrimination Protection; Justice Department Opinion Suggests Trump Aims to Undo Obama's Efforts
Byline: Christopher Hong Local gay rights advocates say the city's recently enacted discrimination protections for LGBT people are especially important in light of the Justice Department filing a legal opinion last week arguing a federal civil rights...
Matter of Time: Clock Concerns in College Game; Power Five Leagues Want to Pick Up Pace
Byline: Garry Smits College football games are long and getting longer, becoming an experience that is outlasing any other professional or top-level college team sports experience. Even college baseball, the sport pilloried the most by critics...
News Quiz
1. According to The Washington Post, in response to New York Times reporting that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign, he was helped by whom to create a misleading statement? A. Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer...
No Laws Broken, but Sen. Aaron Bean Deserved the Scrutiny
Byline: Tia Mitchell The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared Sen. Aaron Bean of charges that he improperly helped secure $1 million in state funding for a business owned by a friend. The commission determined last week that there was no...
Operation New Uniform Redefines Vets; Helps Them Prepare for Workforce
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey Their roles in life, their very identities, were tied to their roles in the military. When the military went away, they had no idea who they were. "I was anxious, frustrated, empty," said veteran Danielle Crowder,...
Palazzo Development Going Strong
Byline: Roger Bull The Palazzo on St. Johns, the condos at Goodbys Creek and San Jose Boulevard, are taking a major step forward. Remember these are the buildings that sat unfinished for seven years as they were hit by a triple whammy of the recession,...
Prized Prospect Fans 11 Shrimp to Boost Barons
Byline: Jeff Elliott Birmingham pitcher Michael Kopech showed why he's considered among the best prospects in minor league baseball. Kopech recorded 11 strikeouts to increase his Southern League-leading total to 145 as the Barons edged the Jacksonville...
Pro Day Earned Walker Shot with Jaguars; Receiver's Blazing Fast Speed Drew Team's Interest
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Unable to attend UCLA's Pro Day in late March, former Bruins and current Los Angeles Rams receivers coach Eric Yarber briefed a scout about Kenneth Walker. Scout: "What he is going to run [in the 40-yard dash]? High 4.4?...
River Deepening Project Deserves Lively Debate
Byline: Ron Littlepage I'm still dumbfounded. The unelected members of the JaxPort board are committed to spending a half-billion dollars to dredge the St. Johns River shipping channel, and our elected officials are mostly twiddling their thumbs...
State of the Arts Luncheon Will Be August 30
Byline: Charlie Patton The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville's State of the Arts 2017 luncheon will take place from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, at the Jesse Ball duPont Center, 40 E. Adams St. Lily Yeh - known as the Barefoot...
Tide Turned in Their Favor
Byline: Robyn Brody Sarah Coggins can't quite remember when she first met Parker Jones, only that it was sometime back in elementary school. Sarah does recall having a crush on him when they were in middle school. She said she always liked the handsome...
We Must Be Conscience of Nation
Byline: Frank Denton CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. | Given the demographics of the thousands of people who gather each summer at the Chautauqua Institution to learn about and discuss social and political issues - what I call a sort of summer camp for grownups...
Why Are Spotted Seatrout Not Gamefish?
Byline: Bob McNally Many state surveys over many decades have shown that the spotted seatrout is Florida's most popular and targeted recreational sportfish. And Florida has a just reputation for offering America's best seatrout fishing for the biggest...
Woman's Tale of Suffering, Obesity Recovery Inspires
Byline: Alison Buckholtz HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF MY BODY Author: Roxane Gay Data: Harper, 320 pages, $26.99 When I turned the last page of Roxane Gay's new memoir, "Hunger," I took a picture of the cover and posted this to Facebook: Have...
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