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Articles from February 11, 2018

Alert System Flaws Come to Light; by Michael Rubinkam
Byline: The Associated Press Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a twinge of fear....
Around the Remote: TV Picks for Feb. 11-17; by Chuck Barney
Byline: Tribune News Service DON'T MISS: "Homeland" -- As Season 7 of the political thriller begins, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) finds herself at odds with a commander in chief gone rogue. At the end of last season, following an assassination...
A School Shooting, from a Kid's Perspective; by Mims Cushing
Byline: For the Times-Union ONLY CHILD Author: Rhiannon Navin Data: Knopf, 288 pages, $25.95 A writer who chooses to write a novel from the prospective of a different gender from one's own, or in a child's voice, is taking on a challenge....
Baby Kamiyah Kidnapping Case Could End Monday; by Eileen Kelley
Byline: eileen.kelley@jacksonville.com They held a secret about a kidnapping that happened long ago. Still, the teen was curious. Just a few years ago, she learned from the woman who raised her that she was born with the name Kamiyah Mobley --...
Behind the Scenes with 'Little House' Author; by Anne Payne
Byline: For the Times-Union "PRAIRIE FIRES: THE AMERICAN DREAMS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER" Author: Caroline Fraser Data: Henry Holt, 640 pages, $35 Laura Ingalls Wilder did not take kindly to anyone second-guessing the accuracy of her series...
Bengals Cheerleader and Husband Launch Golf Cart Transit; by Dan Sewell
Byline: The Associated Press CINCINNATI -- An entrepreneurial Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and her husband have teed off on a new way of getting around the city's downtown: golf carts. GEST Carts offers rides on weekend nights to attractions...
Breaking Up with Your Smartphone; by Ellen McCarthy
Byline: Washington Post Maya Oren wants to dial back her dependence on her smartphone. She plans to do it slowly by getting a new phone -- a simple one that doesn't download apps or take photos or send her notifications. Her new device will place...
Brush Up on Your Klingon for a New Vacation Hotspot; by David Keyton
Byline: Associated Press STOCKHOLM -- In search of a new and different vacation spot, with great food and cultural delights? Look no further. A theater in Stockholm is playing host to a Klingon delegation seeking to promote tourism to Qo'nos...
By Anna Lopez Brosche City Council President
This week I attended a noticed meeting with my City Council colleagues to discuss the potential sale of JEA. This matter is of the gravest importance to our city because JEA is our single most valuable asset. At the direction of its Board Chair,...
By Brandy HIlboldt Allport
Byline: For the Times-Union Bookmarks BIG WEEKEND The Amelia Island Book Festival, featuring more than 100 national and local authors, kicks off Thursday with a ticketed luncheon with best-selling authors Adriana Trigiani and David Baldacci....
By Christine Emba the Washington Post
In 2020, perhaps for the first time, white Americans will be asked a question that has been lobbed innocently and invidiously at minorities for years: "So where are you really from?" The U.S. Census Bureau revealed its proposed questionnaire for...
By Julie Kanner
Byline: julie.kanner@jacksonville.com Career Track Martin A. Goetz, chief executive officer of River Garden, recently celebrated the 40th year of his River Garden career. Goetz was hired in 1978 as the associate administrator and became chief...
By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg View
The launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket echoed powerfully in Russia. The private U.S. company continues to produce technical feats beyond the capability of the Russian space industry. First the consistent reuse of rockets, and now the successful...
By Molly Roberts the Washington Post
Like many over Super Bowl weekend, Doritos had a terrific Sunday night and a tough Monday morning. The internet loved an ad for the chips featuring rapping "Game of Thrones" actor Peter Dinklage -- but it hated PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi's...
By Robyn Brody
Byline: For the Times-Union What guy wouldn't fall for a girl who loves dinosaurs and sports? When Zachary Buff met Ashley Gardner at Bartram Trail High School in 2008, there was something special between them, even though Ashley admits they are complete...
By Sandy Strickland
Byline: sandy.strickland@jacksonville.com Dear Call Box: The other day my wife and I were watching "Cool Hand Luke," and we were wondering where it was filmed. She Googled it and found out that Jacksonville, among other places, was a shooting location....
By the Associated Press
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...
Combined Koreas Hockey Team Finds Victory in Defeat; by Hyung-Jim Kim & Teresa M. Walker
Byline: The Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- The moment was too important to be overshadowed by a loss. No matter the final score. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South,...
'Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines'; by Matt Soergel
Byline: matt.soergel@jacksonville.com Saturday night, the Times-Union's pressmen fired up the old presses at 1 Riverside Avenue massive machines, three-stories high, thundering, floor-shaking things, incredibly dependable but so complicated you...
Farrell Leads Notre Dame over Florida State, 84-69
Byline: The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Matt Farrell scored a career-high 28 points to lead Notre Dame's potent three-guard attack in an 84-69 victory Saturday over Florida State. Rex Pflueger added a career-high 19 points and T.J. Gibbs...
Florida Stifles South Carolina; by Kevin Brockway
Byline: Gainesville Sun COLUMBIA, S.C. For an afternoon, at least, Florida delivered blows instead of taking them, stood its ground rather than giving in. The Gators maintained the edge they showed earlier in the week with a smothering defensive...
Garoppolo Deal Good for NFL Quarterbacks
It is another example of the cost of doing Quarterback Business in the 21st century NFL. CSN Bay Area reported the guaranteed money is $74 million. For a player who has seven career starts (all wins). For a player who started only five games...
Georgia Considers Highway Just for Trucks
Byline: The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Georgia transportation officials are exploring the idea of a separate highway for trucks only. It would be the first highway of its kind in the United States, said John Hibbard, the Georgia Department of...
GOP Becomes the Party of Trump; by Dan Balz the Washington Post
The Republican Party finally went all in with President Donald Trump. The Republican establishment -- there are a few dissenting voices, of course -- has succumbed to the power of the presidency, and this president in particular. The path has been...
Harry Bosch Is in Big Trouble -- Again; by Richard Klinzman
Byline: For the Times-Union TWO KINDS OF TRUTH Author: Michael Connelly Data: Little, Brown & Company, 417 pages, $29 "Two Kinds of Truth" is the latest Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly. This is the finest detective series going...
Help for College Students Worries Islanders; by Collin Binkley
Byline: The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It sounded like a scam at first. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to...
High School Softball: 5 to Watch
High school softball season begins Monday. A glance at five teams and five players to watch entering the 2018 season. TEAMS Bartram Trail: The Bears' have arguably the best senior duo in the area in SS Reedy Davenport (.505, 46 RBI. 22 extra-base...
Incinerator Cleanup Finally Starts; by Steve Patterson
Byline: steve.patterson@jacksonville.com Contractors are cleaning traces of a Southside Jacksonville trash incinerator that created lead-contaminated ash for decades before being recognized as an environmental hazard. The cleanup is a milestone...
Jena McGregor the Washington Post
Amazon's staffers have a rainforest -- or something like one -- right in the middle of downtown Seattle. The Spheres are giant glass-and-metal domes filled with tropical plants. The massive urban garden is open for employees to hold meetings...
Johnson Has Share of Lead at Pebble Beach
Byline: From Wire Reports Dustin Johnson overcame a sloppy back nine by making a 10-foot birdie on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach on Saturday for a 2-under 70 that gave him a share of the lead going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach...
Kyle Busch Turns Top Lap; by Ken Willis
Byline: Daytona Beach News-Journal DAYTONA BEACH -- Gentlemen, start your tow trucks. The late stages of Saturday's ARCA race brought the usual fare -- spins, tumbles, crunches and, yes, flames. Everyone is fine. Sunday's season-opening NASCAR...
Lobbying Expenses Spiked as Congress Eyed Tax Overhaul; by Richard Lardner
Byline: The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic...
Locals Contend at Florida Junior Tour Events; by Garry Smits
Byline: garry.smits @jacksonville.com Three members of the Florida Times-Union's All-First Coast high school golf team scored high finishes last week in a Florida Junior Tour event at the Brooksville Country Club. Boys player of the year Stewart...
Man Slain at Apartment Complex on Eastside; by Teresa Stepzinski
Byline: teresa.stepzinski@jacksonville.com LAW & ORDER Jacksonville police are investigating the slaying of a man, who might have been a construction worker, outside an apartment complex on the city's Eastside Friday night. The man, whose...
McMath Named Chair of State Arts Council; by Charlie Patton
Byline: charlie.patton@jacksonville.com Arts Notes Hope McMath, former director of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, has been elected chair of the Florida Council for Art and Culture, the 15-member council appointed to advise the Secretary...
Men's College Basketball Roundup
Byline: The Associated Press No. 1 VILLANOVA 86, BUTLER 75 Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 30 points, Jalen Brunson had 27, and host Villanova bounced back from its second loss of the season, rallying past Butler 86-75 Saturday. Omari Spellman...
National Study: Schools 'Timid' about Teaching Slavery History; by Denise Smith Amos
Byline: denise.amos@jacksonville.com A national study finds fault with the way American students learn about slavery -- or don't -- in school and describes state standards and text materials on slavery as "timid," incomplete and sometimes confusing....
New Orleans Marks Tricentennial; by Beth J. Harpaz
Byline: Associated Press The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded. The celebration began New Year's Eve with a massive fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Exhibitions, festivals and...
OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors; by Marley Jay and Matt Perrone
Byline: The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic....
Patrick Arrives for First Stop of 'Danica Double'; by Jenna Fryer
Byline: The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH -- Danica Patrick watched drivers turn laps out of the corner of her eye. In her whirlwind preparation for the "Danica Double," getting a car ready for the first event of the NASCAR season had not been...
Pole Vaulters Fly High at the Avenues; by Teresa Stepzinski
Byline: teresa.stepzinski@jacksonville.com Novice and experienced pole vaulters from throughout Florida competed in an open exhibition Saturday inside The Avenues shopping mall to hone their skills and promote their sport. Curious shoppers lined...
Ponte Vedra Soccer KO'd by Stanton; St. Johns Rolls; by Clayton Freeman
Byline: clayton.freeman@jacksonville.com With a lockdown defense and set play power, Stanton guaranteed that bragging rights in Northeast Florida's Battle of Class 3A are staying on 13th Street. A long throw and a corner from Camille Prosswimmer,...
Preserve Pheasant Hunts Extend Local Season; by Bob McNally
Byline: For the Times-Union SANDERSON -- Hunting seasons are winding down throughout Florida and Georgia. But for area shotgunners wanting to get in a bit more wingshooting before stowing firearms for the year, a preserve pheasant hunt may well...
Prison Reform: Legislature Must Act
Byline: Times-Union Editorial Board Our View Last of two parts. The fate of a settlement to improve the way Florida treats its mentally ill inmates is now in the hands of legislators. Its outcome depends on their ability to come up with the...
Revolutionary War Battlefield Reclaimed in N. Georgia
ATLANTA - A battlefield in the woods of northeast Georgia is being reclaimed so visitors can see the shallow graves of fallen soldiers and learn how the South played a key role in defeating the British and helping to win the American Revolution. ...
Samantha Schmidt
Byline: The Washington Post Some members of the media grumbled over the thought of traveling to the Super Bowl in Minnesot in the bitterly cold month of February. When asked about the trash talking, according to the Star Tribune, Vikings owner...
Self Wins Wild ARCA Race
Byline: The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH -- Michael Self survived two multi-car melees in the closing laps to win the crash-filled ARCA Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Self pulled away from the field on a...
Solid Food to Car Seats: Book Covers Common Baby Questions; by Leanne Italie
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK -- Bringing a newborn home can be daunting for new parents. Throw in the race to keep up with the latest news and research on what to do after that and stress levels may rise even higher. Tanya Altmann, a pediatrician...
SpaceX Success Thaws Musk-Trump Chill; by Dana Hull
Byline: Bloomberg Elon Musk's rocky rapport with President Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things up. Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. pulled off a seemingly impossible feat...
'They've Been Invisible': Seattle Professor Studies Role of Black Grandmothers in Society; Tribune News Service
Madea? Big Momma? Please. Those movie characters may have made comical, cultural icons of black grandmothers, but they don't do them justice. They're not even played by actual women. "If that's what you're getting, you're missing what a lot of...
US Team out to Prove Doubters Wrong
Byline: The Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- The "Miracle On Ice" was a Minnesota production. If the U.S. pulls off another Olympic miracle, it would be a nationwide effort. When the 1980 U.S. hockey team made up of college kids...
Winter Olympics Have Snowballed since the First Games in 1924; by Fred Bowen
Byline: Washington Post The Winter Olympic Games, now underway in South Korea, are a big deal. About 6,500 athletes from almost 100 countries are competing for medals in more than 100 events. But when the modern Olympic Games started in 1896...
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