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Articles from January 23, 2018

2 Courts Reject Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's Bids to Stay out of Prison
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Steve Patterson</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">steve.patterson@jacksonville.com</span> Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown can't stay free while she appeals felony convictions...
A Day Later, Shock of AFC Title Game Loss Still Present for Jaguars
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Ryan O'Halloran</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">ryan.ohalloran@jacksonville.com</span> Calling the day after a playoff loss "probably one of the toughest and emotional,"...
American Window Products: Saving Homeowners Energy and Money
Keith and Vicki Gurr, couowners of American Window Products Inc., have been providing Jacksonville residents and businesses with highuquality replacement windows and doors since 1981. Along with the beauty and security of quality new windows, the...
Ann Curry; Heads PBS Historical Program
By Nardine Saad Tribune News Service Journalist Ann Curry is returning to PBS to tell the harrowing tales of survivors of major historical events. The former "Today" show coanchor, who was unceremoniously dismissed from her NBC post in 2012...
Back to Work: Government Shutdown Ending as Dems Relent
By Alan Fram, Andrew Taylor & Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily...
Blake Bortles' Preference? Stay with the Jaguars
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Ryan O'Halloran</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">ryan.ohalloran@jacksonville.com</span> Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles presented his final argument Sunday to remain...
Boy, 14, Accused in Armed Carjacking against 81-Year-Old Woman at Walmart
By Linda Trischitta Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | He's only 14, but he was part of a babyfaced trio accused of pointing a gun at an 81yearold woman and stealing her car at a Walmart store in Lauderdale Lakes, the Broward Sheriff's Office...
Brotherly Competition for Taylors at Rolex 24
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Dinah Voyles Pulver</span> GateHouse Media By Dinah Voyles Pulver GateHouse Media DAYTONA BEACH | Shelley Taylor knows she's in for a more heartrending experience than usual when the...
Buchanan
Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, "I survived." President Donald Trump can make the same boast. No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McCarthy in his heyday in the early...
Cardinals Hire Panthers' Wilks as Head Coach
Byline: Bob Baum Associated Press PHOENIX | Steve Wilks is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced Monday that the 48yearold Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator had agreed to a fouryear contract with a team option...
Dimond
Anyone remember when President Donald Trump declared America's escalating epidemic of opioid addiction "a national health emergency" that is ripping families apart? The October announcement may have gotten lost given the sheer amount of Trump news,...
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Anyone remember when President Donald Trump declared America's escalating epidemic of opioid addiction "a national health emergency" that is ripping families apart? The October announcement may have gotten lost given the sheer amount of Trump news,...
Djokovic Ousted from Australian Open by No. 58 Chung
By John Pye Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia | Even by Australian Open standards, backtoback shockers have resulted in a most unexpected quarterfinal. The seasonopening Grand Slam has a tendency to be unpredictable, but losing sixtime...
Doctors Wary of Painkiller Prescription Limits
Byline: Dara Kam News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE | Surgeons complain it's too restrictive for patients who undergo major heart surgery or hip replacement. Emergency room doctors gripe they don't have the time or resources to comply. And pharmacists...
Federal Judge Rules Dredging of St. Johns River Can Proceed
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By David Bauerlein</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">david.bauerlein@jacksonville.com</span> A federal judge rejected the St. Johns Riverkeeper's bid for an injunction to block...
Fighting Rages amid Turkish Push in Kurdish Enclave in Syria
By Mehmet Guzel and Bassem Mroue Associated Press HASSA, Turkey | Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.allied...
Florida Quietly Worked out Deal to Cap Fees in Water Wars
By Gary Fineout Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida has worked out a deal to cap the amount of money that will be paid to law firms hired to help the state in its longrunning water war with Georgia. Some Republican legislators last...
For Elder Health, Trips to the ER Are Often a Tipping Point
By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News Twice a day, the 86uyearuold man went for long walks and visited with neighbors along the way. Then, one afternoon he fell while mowing his lawn. In the emergency room, doctors diagnosed a break in his upper...
FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau to Retire at the End of May
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Tessa Duvall</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">tessa.duvall@jacksonville.com</span> Florida State College at Jacksonville President Cynthia Bioteau announced on Monday her...
Gene Frenette: An Offseason To-Do List for Another Playoff Run
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Gene Frenette</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">gene.frenette@jacksonville.com</span> There's only so much offseason time the Jaguars' front office and coaching staff can...
Georgia Assistant Football Coach Leaving for Oklahoma
Byline: From news services Shane Beamer, the Georgia tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, will become assistant head coach for offense at Oklahoma, according to ESPN. He will also coach tight ends and Hbacks for the team that lost...
Horoscope 1/23
Today's Birthday. Your career takes off this year! Changes with a partnership lead to personal insight and selfdiscovery. Pour energy into physical fitness and health this summer, and a romantic collaboration flowers. Feed your heart. To get the...
House Eyes Menu of Potential Tax Cuts
Byline: Jim Turner News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE | A further reduction in a businesslease taxes, lifting sales taxes on diapers and aircraft and holding salestax "holidays" were among proposals that a key House committee heard Monday as lawmakers...
Iraq Car Collectors See Brighter Road Aheadclassic Cars
Associated Press BAGHDAD | When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval....
Jaguars Notebook: Yannick Ngakoue, Telvin Smith Headed to Pro Bowl
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Ryan O'Halloran</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">ryan.ohalloran@jacksonville.com</span> Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and linebacker Telvin Smith were added to...
Jaguars Takeaways: Ten Things from Loss at New England
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Ryan O'Halloran</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">ryan.ohalloran@jacksonville.com</span> Ten takeaways from the Jaguars' 2420 loss to New England in Sunday's AFC Championship...
Judge: Victims of Sports Doc Are 'Sister Survivor Warriors'
By David Eggert and Mike Householder Associated Press LANSING, Mich. | The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the...
Justice Breyer Talks about History, the Law and Why He Rooted for the Patriots on Sunday
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Andrew Pantazi</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">andrew.pantazi@jacksonville.com</span> For an hour Monday night on the stage at the University of North Florida's arena,...
Kentucky Falls out of AP Top 25 Poll for 1st Time since 2014
Byline: Aaron Beard Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. | Kentucky is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly four years while another bunch of Wildcats - Villanova - maintained their hold on No. 1. Kentucky slid out of Monday's latest poll...
One of Us: Vincent Volante Has a Clear Vision of His Future
Byline: <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline1">By Charlie Patton</span> <span class="neFMT neFMT_Byline2">charlie.patton@jacksonville.com</span> Vincent Volante began having major problems with his eyesight last year. He had...
Patriots, Eagles to Meet in Super Bowl
Byline: Arnie Stapleton Associated Press Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They'll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy. Brady led the Patriots...
Pence Says US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem by End of 2019
By Ken Thomas & Aron Heller Associated Press JERUSALEM | Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were...
Pennsylvania Court Throws out Congressional Boundaries
By Marc Levy Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. | The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered...
Pentagon Strategy Outstrips Its Budget Process
By Andrew Clevenger CQRoll Call WASHINGTON | The Pentagon is churning out a frenzy of strategy documents that bolster President Donald Trump's calls for a massive - and pricey - military buildup that includes new weaponry and more troops. The...
Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims, but Defends Chilean Bishop
By Nicole Winfield Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE | Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof" to be believed, saying he realized it was a "slap in the face" to victims that he never intended....
Private Information of Hundreds of Kansas Voters Exposed by Florida
By Jonathan Shorman & Hunter Woodall The Wichita Eagle TOPEKA, Kan. | Partial Social Security numbers of nearly 1,000 Kansas voters were released publicly by Florida after Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office provided the data as part...
Puerto Rico Moves to Privatize Troubled Power Company
By Danica Coto Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company after its slow, troubled recovery from Hurricane Maria focused new attention...
Remembering Leonard Bernstein: Why This Is the Year of Lenny
By Mark Swed Tribune News Service On the first day of 2018, a dozen cities in Germany, from Augsburg to Wiesbaden, celebrated a new year with concerts that included music by Leonard Bernstein. No matter America's fraught relationship with Iran,...
Robinson's 19 Lead Hokies Past No. 10 UNC, 80-69
Virginia Tech 80 North Carolina (No. 10) 69 BLACKSBURG, Va. | Justin Robinson scored 19 points and Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to beat No. 10 North Carolina 8069 on Monday night. Ahmed Hill added 18 points for Virginia Tech...
Shipyards Worker Identified after Fall into River
Byline: The TimesUnion Search efforts have ended for a 34yearold employee who fell into the St. Johns River while working Sunday for the North Florida Shipyards, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. A coworker reported seeing Padmore...
Shipyards Worker Identified after Fall into River
Byline: The TimesuUnion Search efforts have ended for a 34uyearuold employee who fell into the St. Johns River while working Sunday for the North Florida Shipyards, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. A couworker reported seeing Padmore...
Solar Industry on Edge over Tariffs
Associated Press DALLAS | Some in the U.S. solarpower industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn't bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solarpower systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump's...
Stenhouse Can Make a Name for Himself Post-Patrick
Byline: JENNA FRYER Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a twotime Xfinity Series champion who is coming off the best season of his NASCAR career. He won his first two Cup races last year and made the playoffs for the first...
Stormy Adjustment
Byline: Colleen Michele Jones colleen.jones@staugustine.com On his first day as a student at Pacetti Bay Middle School, Manuel Zeno was so scared he refused to budge from a chair in the front lobby. Students passed by him on their way to class....
The Joy of Giving Diminishes; When the Abacus Comes Out
Dear Annie: I read your column daily and always like your tough love and sensible advice. I'm interested in what your advice would be in the following situation. It involves gift giving at Christmas for nieces and nephews. My daughter does not feel...
Tuesday Editorial: Quality of Our Lives Continues to Rise
Byline: TimesUnion Editorial Board We live in an instant world, focused on the moment thanks to our smartphones. Sometimes it helps to pull back and take a broader look at life as we do regularly on the editorial page. A column in InsideSources.com...
Tuesday Lead Letter: Speak Up to Protect the Good Work Done by Community Redevelopment Agencies
Byline: Josh Cockrell, Infinity Global Solutions Picture this: * A oncevibrant area within a local community overcome with blight and decay. * Children no longer able to utilize youth programs. * Public parks no longer accessible - even...
Video Shows Border Patrol Officers Detaining Woman at Florida Bus Station
By Aric Chokey Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | A video of border patrol officers boarding a bus in Fort Lauderdale and removing a woman whose visa expired has sparked an outcry from immigration activists. The video shows agents detaining...
Vonn Sacrificing for Olympic Preparation
Two from Super 24 make college choices A pair of Super 24 selections made their college choices on Monday. Bolles offensive tackle Nick Lewis flipped to Kentucky, while defensive end Myjai Sanders of Camden County committed to Cincinnati....
Vrabel Takes over Titans
Byline: From news services Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson got his NFL start as a scout with the New England Patriots, the same team his new head coach Mike Vrabel won three Super Bowl rings as a linebacker. Yes, it seems like the Titans...
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