Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Firefighters and Police Officers Square Off

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Firefighters and Police Officers Square Off

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Byline: Rich Ray

Tonight's eighth annual Guns N' Hoses boxing event for charity pits Jacksonville's Sheriff's Office vs. the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. Thanks to community photographers Becky and Tom White, you can go online now to view the match-ups for tonight's boxing action at Veterans Memorial Arena. Go to Jacksonville.com to check out images of each boxer, browse through photos from Tuesday's weigh-in at The Jacksonville Landing, link to galleries from last year's event (when the police won for the first time ever), and make sure to return to the galleries in the next few days to view extensive community photo coverage of tonight's event.

Guns N' Hoses, which benefits Fraternal Order of Police charities, is scheduled for tonight at 7 at Veterans Memorial Arena. Ticket prices range from $25 to $100. Call 630-3900 for more information.

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PHOTO GALLERIES

Recent photo galleries include Queen and Paul Rodgers, Bonnie Raitt, Harlem Globetrotters, Beaches Historical Society Opening, St. Augustine American Indian Festival, Scottish Highland Games, Mardi Gras at South Mandarin branch library, UNF Robinson Eminent Scholar Lecture, First Coast Car Council Cruise-In, Saturday Sports in Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Taste of Chaos 2006, Home and Patio Show, Jacksonville zoo Guyana Jaguars, Jacksonville Suns vs. L.A. Dodgers, Moody Blues, Barracudas Hockey, Florida Reining Classic, 27th annual Train Show, INXS. www.firstcoastcommunity.com, keyword: photo.

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