The Florida Times Union

Articles from November 22, 2017

America's Flood Insurance Is Bankrupt
Flooding is high on the minds of Jacksonville residents following the historically bad impact of Hurricane Irma. So it is worth noting that the nation's flood insurance program was described in The New York Times as "broke and broken." And that...
A Revived Downtown Needs Great Parks
Byline: Chris Hand Iconic green spaces that define the urban landscape are some of the most recognizable features in American cities. New York has Central Park and Prospect Park. Chicago has Grant Park. Atlanta has Piedmont Park. Boston...
Cardinals Scouting Report
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Coach: Bruce Arians (fifth year - 45-28-1). Record: 4-6 (third in NFC West). Last week: The Cardinals lost 31-20 at Houston. Next week: Arizona hosts the Rams on Dec. 3. OFFENSE Play caller: Coach Bruce Arians....
Death Toll Ties All of Last Year's Homicides; after Two Overnight Shooting Deaths, City's 2017 Total Is Now 120
Byline: Joe Daraskevich Two more homicides overnight ties - at the least - last year's total of 120 in Jacksonville, with more than a month to go. It'll be the third year in a row of increased homicides, according to the Times-Union's homicide database....
FSU, UF Both Struggling at Receiver Position
Byline: Phillip Heilman GAINESVILLE | These aren't the days of Ike Hilliard and Peter Warrick turning tough catches into big plays. And there won't be a Percy Harvin or Kelvin Benjamin on the field, either, when Florida hosts Florida State on...
Guess Who's Sailing to Dinner
Byline: Terry Dickson A lot of people go over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving. For hundreds of boaters, it's always been cruising up or down the Atlantic coast to St. Marys for a celebration that will be smaller this year because...
Health Notes; Mayo's Neurologist Brott Honored for His Research
Byline: Charlie Patton Neurologist Thomas Brott, a professor of neurosciences on Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville campus, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Research Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition rewards...
Homecoming Question; Ex-Card Campbell Doesn't Know, Doesn't Care about Arizona Reception
Byline: John Reid On Sunday, Calais Campbell goes back to the place where he started his NFL career. And Campbell is not quite sure how he will be received on his first return to Arizona since signing a four-year, $60 million free agent contract...
Jaguars Notebook; Good Memories for Bortles in Phoenix
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Playing at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals will bring back memories for Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. Bortles' first and only game at the stadium in Glendale, Ariz., was his final...
Jail Medical Worker's Discrimination Suit Could Cost City $275,000
Byline: Steve Patterson Jacksonville's City Council is being asked to approve a $275,000 payment to settle a lawsuit by a former Duval County jail medical worker who said a doctor called her an "old, demented, worthless whore." Deborah Jones,...
JEA Ends Puerto Rico Aid, Waits to Be Paid
Byline: David Bauerlein JEA linemen are returning for good from Puerto Rico where upheaval continues in restoring power to the beleaguered island, casting uncertainty over when JEA will get paid for millions of dollars of work it has done to help...
Last Chance to Enter Holiday Story Contest
Byline: Tom Szaroleta Entries are now being accepted for the Times-Union's 38th annual Holiday Short Story Contest. The setting for all stories this year: It's the holiday season and three wise men show up bearing gifts. Who are the men? What...
Man, 27, Shot over Rent; Roommate Arrested
A 23-year-old Jacksonville man faces an attempted-murder charge after his roommate was shot in the head in October during an argument over unpaid rent, according to a Sheriff's Office arrest report. Authorities arrested Deangelo Correll Pressley...
Man Convicted of Statutory Rape of 15-Year-Old Sought in Glynn County
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK, GA. | A former corrections officer who absconded from his trial in Atlanta where he was convicted of statutory rape may be in Glynn County where he has family, police said. The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking...
Memories of Vietnam for Blacks Include a Mix of Pride, Patriotism and Racism
Byline: Richard Danforth, Tammy Hodo On a Wednesday evening, we were sitting in a conference room at the Jacksonville Urban League surrounded by Vietnam War veterans; all branches of the military are represented. Some of those around the table...
NASCAR: Wrapping Up '17, Looking Ahead
Byline: Don Coble The 2017 racing season will be remembered for a lot of things. And for the first time in years, it's mostly positive. Nothing was more popular than Martin Truex Jr.'s championship. As one of the most-liked drivers in the garage...
No Grounds to Sue, Judge Says in Suit over Baymeadows Shooting
Byline: Steve Patterson A federal judge scuttled a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office by a woman who was shot by police along with her 2-year-old son when a bank-robbing carjacker commandeered their car. Joann Cooper argued officers...
Notice Tells Dispatchers to Relocate; CSX Calls Post Erroneous, Says It Will Pay Expenses of Workers Who Moved
Byline: Drew Dixon Jacksonville-based CSX is mystified over a June notice on a bulletin board stating that train dispatchers had until September to relocate to Jacksonville. Company spokespeople could not explain how or why the erroneous notice...
Ospreys Tie School Record with 20 Threes, Top EWC
Byline: Clayton Freeman The Birds of Trey have seldom swooped quite like this. North Florida bombarded the hoop from distance from start to finish, burying Edward Waters 101-78 beneath a 3-point avalanche in Tuesday's men's basketball home opener...
Point of View; Thumbs Up USS Adams Coming Soon to Shipyards
THUMBS UP to the ongoing progress toward getting the USS Adams back to its old home in our city. According to local attorney Daniel Bean, who has been spearheading the campaign to bring the USS Adams here and make it a Downtown museum and tourist...
Record for Sunshine State; Tourism Bureau: 88.2 Million Visitors in First Nine Months of the Year
Byline: Drew Dixon Florida hit another record high number in tourists visiting the state, according to new figures released this week. Visit Florida, the state's tourism bureau, announced Monday there were 88.2 million visitors to the Sunshine...
Scoreboard; High Schools
SOCCER GIRLS MENENDEZ 3, ST. JOSEPH 2 Menendez***0***3***-***3 St. Joseph***2***0***-***2 Goals: Goodwin (SJ), Russell (SJ), Mackey (M), Schooley (M), McMandon (M). BISHOP SNYDER 8, MIDDLEBURG 0 Middleburg******0***0***-***0 ...
Thank Those Who Work in Background
Byline: Candace Moody It's the week we dedicate to giving thanks, so I thought I'd offer some ideas on how you can incorporate a gratitude practice during your workday. First, the why: A 2012 study found that grateful people are 10 percent happier...
UNF Lifts Suspension of Self-Proclaimed Nazi; Campus Ban Still in Effect
Byline: Eileen Kelley A 37-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi at the University of North Florida will be allowed to stay in school, but remains banned from campus at least for the time being, the president of the university said Tuesday. Ken Parker...
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