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Articles from December 3, 2017

A Challenge of the Giants
Byline: Timothy Tuller The Jacksonville Symphony's "German Giants" program brings three giants of the German orchestral repertoire to the stage with an unapologetic roar and the boldness of programming and performance that has been a hallmark of...
Alhambra Set to Throw a 50th Birthday Party
Byline: Charlie Patton On Dec. 13, 1967, "Come Blow Your Horn," the first show ever performed at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, opened. Two days short of 50 years later, on Monday, Dec. 11, the Alhambra will hold a 50th Birthday Bash. The...
A-Rob Refuses to Let Torn ACL Break Him
Byline: Gene Frenette After the most devastating football injury of his life, Allen Robinson refused to engage in any prolonged self-pity. Only for a brief moment, as he was carted off the field at NRG Stadium three months ago, did the Jaguars'...
Around the Nfl
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran - It's a long shot because the Eagles play Sunday night at Seattle, but if Philadelphia can win by at least 20 points, it will tie five other teams for a fifth straight win by 20 or more points. The other teams are St. Louis...
Bookmarks
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport MONUMENTAL Best-selling mystery writer and UNF professor Michael Wiley has produced a new noir mystery, "Monument Road." As with his Daniel Turner thrillers ("Black Hammock Island"), Wiley sets this first of a...
Breakdown: Colts at Jaguars
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran THREE STORY LINES BACK TO BASICS Seven times in the first eight games, the Jaguars rushed for at least 140 yards. They have failed to reach that mark in three consecutive games. That coincides with tailback Leonard...
Briefs
FORMER FORT WHITE SOCCER COACH ARRESTED Authorities say a former Fort White High School soccer coach found in New York with a missing teenage girl from Lake City has been arrested. The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that police are holding Rian...
Brown to Learn Punishment Monday; She Could Face Up to 9 Years Behind Bars
Byline: Christopher Hong Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown will learn Monday whether she'll go to prison for her 18 felony convictions of fraud and tax crimes. The sentencing hearing will bookend Brown's long political career, which included a 24-year...
Concert Week Is Jam-Packed for Conductor and Musicians
Byline: Courtney Lewis When newcomers attend the Symphony they often ask me, "How many weeks ago did you start rehearsing for the concert?" The answer usually elicits a look of astonishment, especially if the performance is on a Thursday: "We started...
Crappie Action Heats Up on Newnans Lake
Byline: Bob McNally WINDSOR | Mandarin's Al Green looked at his boat's sophisticated depth finder-plotter, and the GPS coordinates showed this mid-lake place was the spot to start our day of fishing. He turned on his bow-mounted electric motor to...
Fisher Gone, Bowl Streak Continues; Emotional 'Noles Rally around Haggins for Sixth Victory after Starting 2-5
Byline: Garry Smits TALLAHASSEE | All Florida State appeared to do on Saturday against a lowly Sun Belt opponent was clinch a 6-6 record and a spot in a minor bowl game. Interim coach Odell Haggins said it might be years before the Seminoles...
Game Has Personal Meaning for Nortman
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran More than 40 Jaguars players will participate in the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats," campaign by wearing specially-designed shoes for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. Players worked with local and national artists to customize...
Give a Tour, Hook More Fans
Byline: Drew Dixon Sprinklers were jetting streams of water over a lush, green field inside EverBank Field. No yard markers lined the gridiron. Jacksonville Jaguars' mascot Jaxson de Ville lounged in the south end zone in otherwise empty stands....
Hurricane Aid Lagging; Federal Dollars for Matthew Repairs Have Been Slow to Arrive
Byline: David Bauerlein The pounding waves that battered the floating docks at The Jacksonville Landing are a distant memory, but a sign there is a reminder of a hurricane's power. "Keep Off," the sign warns. "Dock Under Repair." But this...
'I'll Push You' Is an Unforgettable Tale of True Friendship
Byline: Mims Cushing I'LL PUSH YOU: A JOURNEY OF 500 MILES. TWO BEST FRIENDS AND ONE WHEELCHAIR Authors: Patrick Grey and Justin Skeesuck Data: Tyndale Book Publishers, 265 pages, $15.99 One non-motorized wheelchair. One person, Justin,...
Little Things Add Up in Fast-Paced Mystery with Pair of City-Smart Kids
Byline: June Weltman FRAMED! A T.O.A.S.T. MYSTERY Author: James Ponti Data: Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 320 pages, $7.99 Paperback. Ages 8-12. Florian Bates knows his "brain's weird." The 12-year-old has lived in Rome, Boston, London...
Move for City to Buy Riverfront Land Puzzling; Mayor's Office in Negotiations, but Not Saying Why
Byline: Nate Monroe & Christopher Hong Some city officials were blindsided last week by revelations that City Hall is becoming closely intertwined in the highly anticipated but delayed mega-development planned for the Southbank, where taxpayer...
Opinions Come in All Kinds and Shades of Type
Byline: Mike Clark The Times-Union opinion pages still abides from some traditional guidelines. In a world of social media where opinion and fact are increasingly blurred, our content is labeled as opinion - no apologies. Under the broad opinion...
River Guide's Tours 'A Personal Crusade' for Timucua
Byline: Mark Woods When Lars Andersen paddles near St. Augustine, he tries to picture what it looked like, smelled like and perhaps most of all, felt like, on a day in 1763. He wants others to picture that day and know the story - or what little...
Scoreboard; High Schools
SOCCER BOYS EPISCOPAL 1, BOLLES 0 Bolles******0***0***-***0 Episcopal***1***0***-***1 Goal: Edwards (E). Records: Episcopal 3-2, Bolles 3-1-1. BASKETBALL GIRLS BISHOP KENNY 58, TALLAHASEE MACLAY 7 TALLAHASEE MACLAY (7): McGinley...
Selling JEA: It Has Never Made Sense
Selling JEA is an idea that comes up with every new set of city officials. But it's never as simple as it first appears. The utility has long been considered the golden goose because its revenues are so easily tapped for city government. But the...
So What's the Deal with East San Marco?
Byline: Roger Bull With the news this past week that the JEA has given developers of The District an extension on buying the land for the Southbank project, you're probably wondering about the status of East San Marco. Yeah, well, so am I. ...
Sunday's Game to Watch
EAGLES (10-1) AT SEAHAWKS (7-4) 8:30 p.m.; CenturyLink Field Line: Philadelphia by 6 The skinny: Seahawks have won past three and five of past six meetings. ... Eagles coach Doug Pederson is native of Ferndale, Wash., about two hours north...
THE ART OF THE STRIP-SACK; for Jaguars' Pass Rusher Yannick Ngakoue, the Sack Isn't Enough. He Also Wants to Get the Football. How Ngakoue Turns Sacks into TDs
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Late in the Week 11 game at Cleveland, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and defensive line coach Marion Hobby discussed the situation. The Jaguars led 13-7 with 1:24 remaining. They needed one more stop. Ngakoue:...
Volunteer 'Cuts' Losses from Hurricane
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK, GA. | If you live in coastal Georgia and Florida, you've probably seen big trucks roll through your neighborhood and pick up the piles of once stately trees that Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Irma turned into...
Wedding Becomes a Special Family Affair
Byline: Robyn Brody Sometimes you just have to be patient in life and wait for the perfect partner. That is exactly how it was for Melanie Haumont and Ray Skiba. Both had been in prior relationships and they weren't really looking for love. But...
Yes, Grandma Nettie's Deviled Crabs Were a Devilish Delight
Byline: Sandy Strickland Dear Call Box: I bought a guitar from American Music at Main and Monroe streets during the 1960s. Mr. Turner, I think, was the owner's name. Do you have any pictures or information about this downtown music store? M.C.,...
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